2019 High School DC Trip

This week we have been thinking about how we pay attention to God and the work of the Spirit in our midst. Every night through scripture, conversation, and music we named and claimed God’s work and grace among us. It was holy and beautiful and sometimes messy as we wrestled with huge and complex challenges …

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Earlier this week, Sarah (Steinbruck Center Director), led our group and a youth group from North Carolina in a poverty simulation exercise. Our groups were mixed for this; youth and adults were equal participants. We were divided into “families” of different sizes and ages. Each family was given descriptions of their assets and challenges, like …

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We hear it’s hot back home … and, wow, is it hot in DC! Yesterday Bob, Sue, and Ann left bright and early to meet Senator Amy Klobuchar in her office for her Thursday breakfast with visiting Minnesotans. Jen and I left with the rest of the crew toward the White House. We spent the …

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On Tuesday, we had the pleasure of learning from and being accompanied by Abbigail Hull of the ELCA’s Advocacy office. We began the day in the ELCA’s office learning about advocacy, how it ties directly into our baptismal promises and confirmation commitments, where the ELCA’s advocacy office direction comes from, and how to advocate for …

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On Monday, we spent the morning touring the neighborhood of Luther Place Memorial Church and Thomas Circle. We learned about the challenges of gentrification and lack of affordable housing. After lunch, we packed up outreach packs. Thanks to a Thrivent Action Grant, we were able to pack over 50 bags. The packs were full of …

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Our high school students and adults are on the plane and headed to Washington, DC bright and early this morning. We will be serving and learning beside Steinbruck Center, a mission of Luther Place Memorial Church. Throughout the week we will work with a variety of feeding ministries, do an outreach run where care packages …

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