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MINNESOTA ALL-STATE LUTHERAN CHOIR CONCERT AND HYMN SING IN PRINCETON
The 50-voice Minnesota All-State Lutheran Choir will perform a concert and hymn sing in Princeton at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 20 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 111 6th Ave. N. A free-will offering will be collected.
The ensemble is comprised of high-school-aged singers auditioned from a three-state region and is a summer camp program of Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. They will perform a variety of music from classical choral works to Broadway tunes. Also, audience members will be joined in the pews by our singers for a rousing hymn-sing!
The concert, part of the choir’s 15-day, 2018 tour of the Minnesota., includes performances in the cities of Moorhead, Wadena, Spicer, Battle Lake, Princeton, Minneota, Stewartville, and Columbia Heights.
The Minnesota All-State Lutheran Choir began in 1969 and has grown to include more than 1400 alumni who have shared sacred music in approximately 150 churches throughout the state. MASLC, founded by conductor Mark Aamot, and then directed by Dr. Thomas Rossin for 26 years, is now under the artistic direction of Dr. Michael Culloton. The choir provides young people with a musically challenging choral experience, and an opportunity to grow their faith which culminates in a seven day tour of church performances.
Michael Culloton, conductor of the choir, is associate professor at Concordia College, Moorhead. Prior to coming to Concordia, Culloton was the artistic director of the Choral Arts Ensemble and Honors Choirs, two community organizations based in Rochester, Minn., choral director at Winona Senior High School and assistant conductor of the National Lutheran Choir. Culloton is also the conductor of the Fargo-Moorhead Choral Artists and the Trinity Lutheran Church Cathedral Choir.
Concordia College is a four-year liberal arts college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America offering more than 50 majors, including 15 honors majors and 12 preprofessional programs.
A Pastoral Letter regarding
Bishop Aitken always has an abundance of good information to be shared. Now, instead of finding it at the bottom of the home page, he has an entire page dedicated to sharing these resources. it will be found under the home drop down list or by clicking this link.
One of Bishop Aitken's greatest joys as a Bishop, is the Bishop Visitations to Confirmation Students and parents in our Synod. He takes the Teaching Office of Bishop both seriously and joyfully and loves to be part of youth faith formation in this way and has been able to personally connect with so many across our Synod. If you would like, you may supply the names of those being Confirmed to the Synod Office and he will send a pastoral letter to each one, reminding them that they are joined to Christ forever, and encouraging them in their continued journey into the gift of faith.
You may send names and addresses to firstname.lastname@example.org
STATEMENT IN SOLIDARITY WITH OUR CHILDREN AND YOUTH
March 5, 2018
As part of our work together , the bishops of the ELCA , this past week at the Conference of Bishops, discussed our precious young people, and the relentless violence that happens to them in this country, and the peaceful Kingdom God has called us to create in our personal and corporate lives together. Please read our Statement and share it widely, for we are called to be light to the world.
-Bishop Thomas Aitken, Northeastern Minnesota Synod, ELCA
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My Neighbor is Not for Sale
We are pleased to present our sixth congregational discussion guide, “My Neighbor is Not for Sale.”Joining our previous studies – “My Neighbor is Muslim”, “My Neighbor is on Medicaid”, etc. – “My Neighbor is Not for Sale” brings congregations the facts, figures, and stories of the insidious world of sex trafficking of children and youth in our country. It also represents our first collaboration with Cherish All Children, a 10-year-old Lutheran social ministry, which has recently become a service of LSS of Minnesota.
It has been a shock to so many of us to learn that, what we used to call prostitution, has been quietly and quite creepily replaced by an Internet-driven industry of luring kids into phony relationships, controlling them, and selling them in the sex trade right under our noses in communities everywhere.
The images we grew up with of adult women on the corners of the “red light district” soliciting men has been replaced with an invisible web of adults preying on children and youth. Our new awareness has also made us question whether those women in the “red light district” ever really had many choices in life themselves.
Over the past couple of years, the State of Minnesota has contracted with LSS and others to offer “Safe Harbor” services in several communities that reach out to youth trapped in trafficking, help them escape the life, and support them in getting back into strong and healthy lives, utilizing our years of experience working with homeless youth.
Our new affiliation with Cherish All Children adds a rich dimension of congregational outreach and education and a focus on helping our children and youth protect themselves from trafficking by teaching them to beware of the signals that they are being lured into the danger zone.
I wish you blessings on your journey of awareness and enlightenment.
Jodi Harpstead, CEO
Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota
MY NEIGHBOR IS NOT FOR SALE download pdf
2017-2018 Young Adults in Global Mission