Day 2 – We Arrived!

The Salem Youth and Adult leaders have arrived in Houston!  The total headcount for the 2018 gathering is a staggering 30,827 ELCA youth and adult leaders. “We had an AWESOME lunch today at Irma’s Southwestern Kitchen. Our hosts were Douglas Shoemaker and his son Logan. Doug is the son of Cliff Shoemaker and a former member of Kappa Chi. We could not have asked for a better start to our time in Houston. Thanks for the hospitality and a great lunch!” Check back daily for more updates from the 2018 Youth Gathering!
OUTDOOR WORSHIP CANCELLED
DUE TO PEORIA HEALTH ADVISORY
In response to the recent Health Advisory issued by Peoria City/County Health Department describing rising levels of COVID cases and concerns, the planned outdoor worship service has been cancelled. Worship will still take place live at 6pm, but with worship leadership only. It will be recorded and available for viewing by 8am on Sunday, July 26.
 
This decision is not taken lightly but very seriously as we strive to follow health officials recommendations and cautions. We do this because we love one another and want what’s best for one another. In this time of pandemic, that means refraining from indoor as well as outdoor gatherings of larger sized groups.

The drive by farewell for Kristen will still take place on Sunday beginning at 10:30am as we will remain in our cars. Thank you for your cooperation. 

Pastor Craig
Craig Swenson, Senior Pastor