He is Risen! He is Risen indeed! Alleluia!
What wonderful news we heard on Easter Sunday - Christ has died, Christ is risen! Alleluia!
The Gospel is not that Jesus died. The Gospel is that Jesus died FOR YOU. The Good News of Easter isn't that Jesus rose, but that Jesus rose FOR YOU. On the Cross Jesus won forgiveness, life, and salvation FOR YOU. Then, as if that wasn't enough good news, on the third day He rose FOR YOU. It's not just a nice idea, it's personal. FOR YOU makes the Good News very good news indeed!
At Higher Things, we think there is so much Gospel in the proclamation "FOR YOU" that we've decided to make "FOR YOU" the theme for next summer's two conferences. One "FOR YOU" in Minneapolis, MN from July 24-27, 2007, and the next week, one more "FOR YOU" in Asheville, NC from July 31-August 3, 2007.
Conference themes and worship will focus on the "For You" of the Gospel in Word and Sacraments! Both conferences will follow the same theme and orders of service, however speakers and preachers will vary.
Because of the overwhelming response to The Feast, Higher Things has decided to offer an opportunity FOR YOU to pre-register your groups for one of the 2007 conferences. Pre-registration will remain open FOR YOU until until June 1, 2006.
Download the group pre-registration form HERE. A non-refundable deposit of $75/person will be required for each group.
Regular registration FOR YOU will open on August 1, 2006. Those groups with confirmed pre-registrations will be required to submit appropriate group and individual registration forms by January 1, 2007. Registration will close on February 28, 2007 or when capacity is reached for each conference (MN - 1250, NC - 2100).
A Blessed and Happy Easter to you!
Mrs. Sandra Ostapowich
MN Conference Coordinator
The Rev. George F. Borghardt III
NC Conference Coordinator