National Youth Gathering


Sunday - 9AM Worship Service | Sunday School starts during worship ~9:15

NE MN Synod Journey to the ELCA Youth Gathering
July 21 – 28, 2022
Duluth/Superior – Minneapolis

8th-12th graders are invited to join the NE MN Synod for a year-long journey to learn and live into how we are deeply rooted to be CONNECTED to a boundless God beyond measure!

An Informational Meeting about the Synod Journey and National Youth Gathering was held on September 12 (Rally Day!) at 10:45.


The NE MN Synod Journey will be gathering in the Duluth/Superior area for servant projects, worship, and play before traveling to Minneapolis for the ELCA Youth Gathering.

  • Dates: July 21-28, 2022
  • Ages: Youth who are in grades 8-12 in the fall of 2021.
  • Cost: $975 (fundraising opportunities and scholarships will be available).
  • Registration: Sign up and pay the refundable $100 deposit by October 15.

Our First Fundraising Opportunity Is:


It’s back!! Yummy pasties for sale!

Pasties are $6 each and can be ordered (with or without rutabaga) until October 10

Place your order today by calling the church office or at the table in the Narthex on Sunday. Pay when you order. All profits will benefit our youth attending the National Youth Gathering in July 2022.

PASTY BAKING on October 15 & 16  

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS to make this event a success!  Call the church office or email Pastor Amy to sign up for a shift to prep veggies on Friday evening or bake in the morning or afternoon on Saturday.

For more information on our Synod Journey to the Gathering for 2022, go to

Last timeSix young people from Gethsemane attend the ELCA National Youth Gathering June 27 through July 1, 2018.  Over 30,000 youth from around the country gathered in Houston.  We attended with 450 youth from the Northeastern Minnesota Synod, participating in the Synod Journey prior to the Gathering (June 22nd – July 2nd).