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“This is holy ground”

“This is holy ground.” ELCA volunteers, on their feet, belted out the song lyric at worship this morning at the New Orleans Convention Center. Afterward, they took their seats and listened intently to a local ELCA pastor talk about the death...

Helping hands from Texas

Volunteers from Holy Comforter Lutheran Church, an ELCA congregation in Kingwood, Texas, are among the 300 people gathering for worship in the New Orleans Convention Center this morning. The volunteers, known as servant compansion, are spearheading the dozens of projects...

“Servant Life” volunteers gather for worship

The praise and worship band of Hosanna Lutheran Church rehearses before this morning’s worship at the New Orleans Convention Center. Three hundred volunteers known as Servant Life volunteers are gathering for worship before the 2009 ELCA Youth Gathering begins tomorrow....

Tuesday morning in New Orleans

Hundreds of ELCA work project leaders are flooding into the New Orleans Convention Center this morning. They’re worshipping together one last time before the 2009 ELCA Youth Gathering begins tomorrow evening. Some 37,000 adults and youths are expected at the...

What’s new at the MYLE?

The Multicultural Youth Leadership Event is going strong–check out this video compiled from a series of impromptu in-transit interviews.

Still arriving in New Orleans

A group of 18 youths and adults from North Carolina was among the many Lutherans arriving in New Orleans today for this week’s ELCA Youth Gathering. This group, from Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Lincolnton, N.C., was spotted at the Hilton Hotel around...