Prayers & News
Upcoming Weekends in your area:
Oct 2-4 Scott County Lutheran Mission, Scottsburg, IN;
October 24-25 Immanuel Lutheran, Lincoln, NE;
October 24-25 St. Luke Lutheran, Olney, TX;
Nov 6-8 St. John's Lutheran, Seward, NE;
Nov 13-15 Bethlehem Lutheran, Warrensburg, MO;
Nov 13-15 Bethlehem Lutheran, Ferrin, IL;
Nov 14-15 Good Shepherd Lutheran, Iowa Park, TX
Travel Team 2016
This Summer we're sending a Travel Team down to the National Youth Gathering ahead of Summer Training. This group of 8 will man the exhibit booth and lead a workshop at the Gathering that will actually get NYG youth out into the New Orleans community to share the Gospel. Any youth interested should email Pastor Tassey at OAFCDirector@gmail.com for an application.
Because this Summer is also the National Youth Gathering, we need to know who of those coming to Summer Training are also going to the NYG. Please email Pastor Tassey as soon as you know one way or another of your plans.
Planning this year's Training with everything going on throughout Synod was tricky - to say the least. With NYG in the middle of July, we had to decide whether to have it before or after, and we decided to host it right after so that those going to NYG would have the opportunity to continue the spiritual experience of the Summer by going straight into Summer Training. Because our hosting church is in Nebraska and the Gathering is in New Orleans, we know we need to leave travelling time for groups. That's part of why we need to know who's going to the NYG and who will be coming straight to Summer Training.
Summer Training 2016 Theme
This year’s Summer Training theme is “The One Who Showed Mercy” from the parable of the Good Samaritan. The bloodied hand reminds us of the man left for dead and of the resulting hand of the Samaritan who reached out to help him; which reminds us that Jesus is the One who in mercy bloodied His hands to save us.