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Senior High Youth Gathering – Canceled

March 27, 2020 - March 28, 2020

Dear Sr. High Gathering Participants,

The LYO board has decided that the best way to follow Christ’s call to love our neighbor amid COVID-19 is to cancel the Sr. High Youth Gathering.

We are very disappointed, but we trust that God will show us ways to share God’s message that Faith Can Move Mountains.

We will communicate with you further as to how that may happen.

Thanks to a gracious response from the Courtyard by Marriott, we will not be responsible any fees there,  we are able to give congregations a full refund of registration fees.

In Christ
+Sister Sarah Hausken, SW MN Synod Youth Ministry Coordinator

If you have any questions please feel free to contact myself, or Shaun Luker our gathering registrar.

Sister Sarah Hausken, Minister of Word and Service
Youth Ministry Coordinator
[email protected]

Shaun P. Luker
Gathering Registrar
SWMN Synod Youth Gatherings
[email protected]

Location: Courtyard by Marriott, Mankato, MN


Faith Can Move Mountains Based on Matthew 17:20
“Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”

Registration: Canceled

Gathering Participant Guide: 
– Click here to download the whole guide packet (schedule, group covenant, packing list, a pre-gathering checklist, and the medical release/information/media release form)
Click here for the online LYO Application
Click here for the online small group leader form

We have an outstanding gathering planned for you:
-Band: Tay Wilson
-Speaker: rev. abby mohaupt
-Featuring: The SW MN Synod Youth Band
-Nightlife will include an exceptional variety of options including games, crafts, music, etc.
-The Spirit Garage- a relaxing place for peace and prayer
-Small group sessions led by trained youth to help dig deeper into the theme
-Service learning opportunities
-LYO board elections
-The gathering will include lively worship, dancing, singing, fun, faith and relationship building

Please follow our Social Media!
This is where we will be posting pictures and updates about our gatherings, events, LYO Board, or our ELCA youth.

Please use the hashtag: #swmnyouth

Thank you for promoting the gathering in your congregation and with your youth.  We are looking forward to an exceptional Gathering!



March 27, 2020
March 28, 2020
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