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Preparations underway for 2019 youth gathering

November 14, 2017 No Comment

CANADA – Preparations are already well underway for Lutheran Church–Canada’s 2019 National Youth Gathering (NYG). Youth from across the country will gather at Trinity Western University (Langley, British Columbia) from July 5-9, 2019 under the theme “Worthless: There is Nothing You Are Worth Less Than.”

“Are we actually worthless? Well, that depends on your perspective,” explains promotional material for the event. “If you look at it from your own perspective, there are two questions to ponder: What do you have to offer God? and What you can do to make yourself worthy before God? The answer is nothing. There is nothing you can do to make yourself worthy before God, and nothing you have to offer God that makes you valuable. The only thing you bring to the table is your sin. You cannot save yourself from that sin. So, from that perspective, you could see that, in fact, you are worthless in God’s presence as you stand before him a poor, miserable sinner (1 Timothy 1:15).”

The explanation continues: “If you look at it from God’s point of view, you will see that He created you (Psalm 139:13-14), and He redeemed you through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Jesus paid the price for your sins on the cross, that price being His life. In the logo, you see the cross within the word ‘worthless,’ and we’re reminded of the blood He shed for us with the use of red lettering. Our theme verse is Romans 5:8 because it tells you that you are not worthless ‘but God shows His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.’ The King of Kings died for you, while you stood there in your sin, proving that ‘there is nothing you are worth less than!’”

Scheduled presenters for the event so far include Rev. Glenn Worcester, Rev. Dr. John W. Oberdeck, Fall7, and These Guys. Serving on the NYG’s Planning Committee are Deacon Lisa Olding, Rev. Glenn Worcester, Madison Bouwman, Deacon Kaitlin Schmitz, Rev. Scott Gamble, Cameron Olding, Deacon Stephanie Mayer, Rita Rickus, and Tony Marchand. The logo was designed by Monica Draper.

The Registration Cost for the 2019 gathering for both youth and youth leaders is $495, which covers the cost of all meals, accommodations, special event excursion, and the program throughout the week.

Further details will be made available at www.nyg19.ca.

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