“Day Four” 2012 ELCA National Youth Gathering

Day Four Highlights • 2012 ELCA National Youth Gathering

–        Breakfast together at Veranda Restaurant

–        Practice Justice Day

  • Large gathering in LutherDome learning a little about what justice is and how we are called to live it out in the world today
  • Attended a Cultural Event in a local high school called “The Origin of Life” that interpreted the Creation Story from west African tribes.
  • Walked through this experience with a group of students and adults from a church in South Carolina.
  • Part of living out justice in our faith is appreciation and respect for other cultures and traditions. We spent a little time reflecting how the interpretation we saw in the play was similar and/or different from the two creation accounts that Christians share in the first two chapters of the book of Genesis.

–        Quick stop for a bite to eat at the world famous New Orleans restaurant, McDonald’s

–        Ran to Walgreens for umbrellas and ponchos. It was raining – again… J

–        LutherDome Night Two with seats almost at the ceiling of the dome

–        Powerful message from Bishop Mark Hanson and Shane Claiborne tonight

–        Devotions to close the day

–        Tomorrow is “Practice Discipleship” day

Check out the video highlights of the day by clicking on this link – http://youtu.be/X1T6LGQdXZc

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About Pastor Craig Schweitzer

I like to think of myself as a pretty easy going person who seeks to daily discover anew how God is present in my life and in the world in which I live and serve. I am a husband, father, brother, son, friend, pastor, and maybe most significantly – a child of God! My beautiful spouse Wendy and I live in Bismarck, ND with our twin daughters, Ilia and Taegan and our crazy dogs Henri & Sadie. I’ve serve on the staff of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Bismarck, ND since July 2001. I was first called to serve as Music & Worship Minister, in 2010 was called to serve as Pastor of Worship and Youth Education, and in January 2014 was called to serve as Senior Pastor. My professional background is a diverse collection of musical and educational experiences that ranges from live concert production and promotion to recording studios, and live performance to music education. Prior to joining Good Shepherd, I was an Instructor of Music at Bismarck State College and owned and operated a successful teaching studio called 6x6 Guitar Studio. I am a graduate of the University of Mary in Bismarck and Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley, CA and was ordained to the Ministry of Word and Sacrament in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in September 2010. Outside of Good Shepherd, I enjoy hanging out with my family and friends, reading, listening or playing any and all music, a relaxing round of golf, or spending some quiet time with God. View all posts by Pastor Craig Schweitzer

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