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LutherTube: Soundbites

Courtesy of LutherTube: Soundbites from New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, New Orleans City Councilwoman Cynthia Willard-Lewis, and ELCA Presiding Bishop Mark Hanson.

New LutherTube videos

LutherTube has a burst of new videos available: “Jesus, Buses, and Blisters,” “Welcome to JusticeTown,” “Interaction Center Fun,” and “Joe Brown Park Cleanup.”

Click “Continue Reading” below to see them, or peruse the whole gallery. (more…)

Reflections on Service

Thousands of young Lutherans are doing good in the New Orleans community.  Here’s what a few of them had to say after their time serving New Orleanians (namely, working up a dripping sweat doing manual labor for hours on a muggy, 97-degree bayou morning):

Servants’ Departure

Lutheran youth have been pouring by the thousands into ServantLife projects throughout the city.  Listen to their thoughts on service as they go out to do God’s work with their hands:

LutherTube: “How Could Anyone” (from DAYLE 2009)

The video features scenes from the closing worship of the 2009 DAYLE, the Definitely Abled Youth Leadership Event, in New Orleans. A pre-event to the ELCA Youth Gathering, DAYLE brings together young leaders with a wide range of physical and cognitive differences.

“How Could Anyone” – song performed by Dakota Road, written by Libby Roderick; video by Brett Nelson.

LutherTube: Youth Gathering Opening

Courtesy of LutherTube by Brett Nelson and Zack Stoudemayer:

Scenes from the Opening of the 2009 ELCA Youth Gathering from the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans. 37,000 youth from near and far have come to worship God and serve in the community and to have fun while doing both.