I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy,                                                    because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now.                   

Philippians 1:3-5 (ESV)



Thank you Shepherd for your support and prayers for our youth and leaders who attended the 2016 LCMS National Youth Gathering in New Orleans. 

During the five days of the Gathering, our youth spent time in God’s word, worship, service, and fellowship together and with others from across the synod.  

Since 1980, the LCMS Youth Gathering is held every 3 years and is organized by LCMS Youth Ministry in Saint Louis, MO. It provides thousands of youth and adults the opportunity to come together as a community of God and as people learning more about Jesus Christ, the Christian faith and their Lutheran identity.  The next gathering will be held in 2019 in Minneapolis, MN.