On the last weekend of February, ten youth represented the St. Mark’s at the LYO (Lutheran Youth Organization) Assembly. This annual conference for youth and their adult leaders is held at the Embassy Suites in Greensboro, NC, and it is run by the NC Synod. This year, over 500 people participated. We enjoyed many times of worship, Bible Studies, testimonies from youth peers, good meals, a choose-your-own-theme banquet (see our Hawaiian attire below!) and a dance/game night. Bishop Tim Smith joined us on Sunday morning to deliver the sermon and preside over communion.
Our youth had a wonderful time and reported that they’d like to attend again in 2020! We will plan to be back with 500 Lutherans next February!
A big thanks goes to Susan Lakeman and Clayton Wall for helping Alex lead our group!