Upcoming Events

Why Be a Lutheran?

A Higher Things® Youth Retreat

August 12-13, 2016

Is what you're living for worth dying for? Is your religion just the latest fad, or the everlasting facts of the Almighty God? Is being Lutheran just a poor attempt at sticking out, or is it the eternal Church confessing the cross of Christ? Over the course of three sessions Pastor Fisk will help your lock in on what you believe and why you believe it by delivering you the ancient dogma of the church in bite sized chunks you won't want to miss. Taking you through the heart of the Catechism as the ultimate guide to reality as we know, and giving you a crash course in the founding document of the Lutheran Reformation (the Augsburg Confession) you'll be equipped to know that as a Lutheran, what you're living for is definitely worth dying for, and for that reason, worth talking about, again, and again, and again...

Rev. Fisk serves Saint John Lutheran Church in Oakes, North Dakota. He and his wife, Meredith, have five children.

When: August 12-13, 2016
Where: St. Paul's Lutheran Church | 214 7th Ave SW, Aberdeen, South Dakota
Cost: $40 per person
Contact: Pastor Samuel Bobby | 605-415-5578 or samuellbobby@yahoo.com
Or Patrick Sturdivant | Higher Things Retreat Coordinator | retreats@higherthings.org | (888) 482-6630

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The Sanctity of Life

A Higher Things® Youth Retreat

October 7-8, 2016

Christians value life differently than the world. This puts us at odds with a lot of people on issues like abortion, euthanasia, and even self-esteem. Sadly, this has caused us to develop a bad habit. The phrase "sanctity of life" has become a slogan used to explain why someone else is wrong. The sanctity of life is not an argument with winners and losers. It is an expression of God's love. It is a call to remember that our value does not come from what we can do, but from what was paid for us. We were purchased and won with the holy and precious blood and the innocent suffering and death of Jesus. Without the God who makes us holy, or sanctifies us, the sanctity of life turns into a measuring stick used to condemn instead of a gift. Jesus died that you might live. Life is a gift.

Rev. Harrison Goodman serves as pastor at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Carroll, Nebraska.

When: October 7-8, 2016
Where: First Lutheran Church, Holyoke, MA | Hosted by Immanuel Lutheran Church, Manchester, NH in conjunction with the LCMS New England District Youth Commission
Cost: $50 per person
Contact: Christine Moser | 603-899-9499 or cmoser0404@myfairpoint.net
Or Patrick Sturdivant | Higher Things Retreat Coordinator | retreats@higherthings.org | (888) 482-6630

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