Gathering News from Peg – April 5, 2018

He is Risen! He is Risen indeed!

April 5, 2018

Hi all,

In exactly 82 days the ELCA Youth Gathering will begin in Houston!! I hope you and your youth are getting excited!! I know it sounds a tad selfish, but that is when my “vacation” begins! I love having the opportunity to be “just” a participant. The entire event revitalizes me emotionally and spiritually.


For all of you riding synod buses and ordering the synod day t-shirt, the payment is due by the “magic tax day” – April 15!! Mail the checks to Peg Miller, 2140 A Grand Detour Rd., Dixon, 61021


I have ordered the sizes and numbers of the Synod Day t-shirts that you gave me or that you sent in to Gathering office for Service Day. The cost is $15.00 per shirt. Please get your information, your address, and $$ to me as soon as possible. Make the checks out to St. Paul LYO. I have received payment from 22 of the 45 churches going to Houston.


I am continuing to work on the buses. I would like to meet with the bus company within the next couple of weeks. We will work on more exact times and specific locations for going to and returning from Houston. I DO have space on our buses if you need a change of transportation. Like the t-shirts, I have received payment from 13 of the 19 churches scheduled to ride the bus. Reminder, the cost is $315.00 per person. Make the checks out to St. Paul LYO. I also know that there is another church contemplating riding with us. Let me know ASAP, please and thank you.

All of this information and more was covered at CRE. But whether you were there or not, feel free to ask questions. Being an old (re)tired teacher – there is no such thing as a dumb question. I will respond as soon as possible.

Another little message, the Gathering will be accepting hair donations (must be at least 8 inches long) and blood donations. Both need parental permission for those under 18. There are forms available on the Gathering website in the resources section.




2140 A Grand Detour Rd.

Dixon, IL 61021