A Higher Things High School and College Youth Retreat is scheduled for January 1-2, 2021 at Faith Lutheran Church, 714 North Grand Avenue, Pierre, SD.
The theme for this retreat is "This Is My Body." Our culture is wrestling with questions about sexuality and gender. Many of our communities, congregations, and families are struggling with these issues as well. How do our bodies reflect and confess the grace of God? For what privileges and responsibilities has God made us male and female? How does God safeguard these gifts? How can we incorporate and care for individuals experiencing suffering and temptation related to sexuality and gender? How may we speak truth and show love in such sensitive situations?
Rev. Michael W. Salemink, Executive Director for Lutherans for Life, will help us wrestle with these difficult questions. Rev. Salemink writes regularly and speaks nationwide equipping Lutherans to be Gospel-motivated voices for life. At this retreat, participants will be motivated by the Gospel of Jesus Christ, will examine instruction from Scripture, engage observations of science, and explore opportunities for servanthood.
The cost of this retreat is $40 per person, which covers all Friday night snacks, Saturday breakfast, lunch, and snacks, all presentations and activities, and overnight lodging at Faith Lutheran Church. This retreat is intended for high school and college age young adults. The retreat will begin at 6:00 p.m. Friday, January 1, 2021 and conclude by 3:00 p.m. Saturday, January 2, 2021. Please register for this event by December 18, 2020.
Further information, registration instructions, promotional materials, and a registration form can be found in the information packet:
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him. The LORD is the strength of his people, a fortress of salvation for his anointed one.
Go on up to a high mountain, O Zion, herald of good news; lift up your voice with strength, O Jerusalem, herald of good news; lift it up, fear not; say to the cities of Judah, “Behold your God!”
Behold, my servant shall act wisely; he shall be high and lifted up, and shall be exalted.
And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up