ELCA Youth Gathering 2012

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Welcome! The youth of St. John’s are excited to begin this journey together with you! We’ve set up a blog, photo gallery, and Twitter feed that we’ll keep updated throughout the duration of the gathering. We encourage everyone to visit the NYG Website (CLICK HERE) to learn more about what we will be doing throughout the course of our trip.

The theme, citizens with the saints, is drawn from the second lesson for Sunday, July 22, 2012 (Ephesians 2:14–20), paraphrased here:

Jesus is our peace. In his life and death on the cross, Jesus broke down the dividing walls so that we are no longer strangers and outsiders, but we are citizens with the saints and also members of the household of God. The foundation of God’s house was built of apostles and prophets, and Jesus, the cornerstone, holds it all together.

The theme also blends the rich faith history, diverse cultures and arts of New Orleans with the communion of saints that is present whenever and wherever God’s people gather!

We appreciate your prayers for us during this journey! The list of all youth and adult leaders attending the Gathering can be found below:

Aimee Adams Connor Boyle Nolan Boyle
Joe Caulkins Melanie Harris Sammy Hartman
Tori Hershberger Shannon Hickey Katie Jones
Nick Lankes Nick Ross Alex Rudar
Molly Rudar Drew Ruffolo Russ Ruffolo
Max Skirpan Zach Skirpan Amanda Taylor
Alex Taylor  Tori Heckert
Adult Leaders
Linda Meyerdierks Pastor Bill Diehm Mike Taylor
Melissa Taylor Elisa Heckert Dan Heckert