From the desk of the Bishop ...
“So if anyone is in Christ there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new. ” (2 Corinthians 5:17)
Two big trips are on the bishop’s calendar in the coming weeks. I will be in Houston the end of June along with 600 youth and adult leaders from this synod as we gather with over 30,000 others for the triennial Youth Gathering. “This Changes Everything” is the theme of the gathering. While there will be lots of singing and servant events and loads of youthful energy, the gathering is really about faith formation. The leaders spell it out this way:  “We want youth to understand the fierce love that God has for them, just as they are, and that by grace, through faith, they have been saved. When young people truly understand this…this changes everything.”

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