Heaven On Earth
A Higher Things ® Youth Retreat
February 17-18, 2018
Trinity Lutheran Church
Rev. John Berg
Each Sunday we cross the threshold from earth to heaven as we dip our fingers in the font at the narthex, making the sign of the cross that marks us as Christ’s and recalling our entrance into His life that has no end. Then we proceed to the Altar and the new Jerusalem, hearing Christ’s words as we travel along the way, as He tells us the story of our family’s travels from the Old Testament, Epistle, and Gospel lessons. We are surrounded by this great cloud of witnesses who rise up with us on hearing God’s Word read and proclaimed and proceed to the feast of fat things, the very food of the crucified and resurrected Savior. Moving from the font to altar accompanied by God’s Word in the rhythm of the life of the Christian who sees already now in his pilgrimage a preview of his and our final destination: Jerusalem the golden! Join us in Sheboygan for the annual Higher Things retreat where Dr.Arthur Just will teach about the gifts of Christ in the Divine Service!
Rev. Dr. Arthur Just is Professor and Chairman of Exegetical Theology and Director of Spanish-Speaking Pastoral and Diakonal Formation at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Registration will cost $50 per person. The registration fee covers all food and lodging at Trinity Lutheran Church, a retreat T-shirt, and all the other programming, fun, and games. Registrations are limited to 200 participants. T-Shirts are guaranteed with all registrations received by February 1st. Download the retreat packet at higherthings.org/retreats to register/pay online.
Trinity Lutheran Church will open for housing and pre-retreat festivities at 6 pm on Friday, February 16, for those who are traveling, at no extra cost. The retreat will begin with registration check-in at 7 am and runs through Sunday’s Divine Service and Bible study concluding at 10:30 am. Saturday evening’s recreation time includes a trip to the local YMCA, attendants are encouraged to bring a swim suit.
Download forms to collect everyone’s information and then register your group online at www.higherthings.org/retreats/registrations. Groups may pay their balance via credit card through the secure online registration system or mail a check to Higher Things, Inc. – Sheboygan Retreat, P.O. Box 155, Holt, MO 64048.
Higher Things is a Recognized Service Organization of the LCMS. Its mission is to help parents, pastors, and congregations promote a Lutheran identity among youth. Higher Things accomplishes this through conferences, retreats, and various print and online media. For more information about Higher Things, please visit www.higherthings.org.
When: February 17-18, 2018
Where: Trinity Lutheran Church – Sheboygan, WI (Housing available Feb 16)
RSVP: via online registration at www.higherthings.org/retreats/registrations