GDLC Youth - 2018 ELCA National Youth Gathering

Welcome to the online home for our youth trip to Rockport and Houston for service, worship, learning, and play!  We will begin our trip by connecting with our sister church, Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Rockport, TX ahead of some intensive days working in Rockport with a collection of local churches doing recovery work following hurricane Harvey last August.  Next, we head over to Houston where we will join over 30,000 other youth from across the country for the ELCA National youth Gathering. We will spend time learning and exploring may ways to live out our faith, experiencing some of the local culture in Houston, gathering with other churches from the Grand Canyon Synod for Bible Study time, serving in the Houston community during our service day, taking part in nightly mass gathering events at the NRG Stadium, and finally helping to serve communion at the gathering closing worship.  Following the gathering closing, we will visit the famed "Riverwalk" in San Antonio and have some time to relax and unwind at Six Flags Fiesta as we make our way back home. 

Visit this page often to see daily updates with pictures and video from our experience in Rockport and Houston! 

All of the Mass Gathering events and closing worship will be live streamed. Here is the live stream link: http://elca.org/Gathering?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIzIn9xND02wIVC0VpCh3Scg-AEAAYASAAEgLQefD_BwE

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