Sr. High Retreat

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The Sr. High Retreat is for youth in grades 9-12. Youth must be a part of a group with a chaperone.

Tentative Schedule



7:00 PM                    Arrive/Settle In/Register
8:00 PM                    Opening Devotion & Meal Prayer (Fireside)
8:15 PM                     Pizza (Dining Hall)

                                   Games (Activity Room)
9:15 PM                    Session 1 (Fireside)
10:00 PM                 Activities
11:00 PM                  Evening Devotion (Fireside Room)
Free Time
Lights Out



8:00 AM                    Breakfast and Table Talk (Dining Room)
8:45 AM                    Morning Devotion (Fireside)
9:00 AM                    Session 2 (Fireside)
9:45 AM                    Outdoor Activity
10:45 AM                  Session 3 (Fireside)
11:30 AM                  Free Time
12:00 PM                  Lunch and Cleanup (Dining Room)
1:00 PM                    Outdoor Activity
2:30 PM                    Review Session and Closing Devotion
3:00 PM                    Depart


Now April 24-25, Rescheduled from November 2019


As God’s children in Jesus Christ we are called to proclaim the Gospel in both word and deed. Today’s culture is not unlike that in which the early Christian Church began to grow. Basic biblical knowledge can no longer be assumed. In some places the proclamation of the Gospel will be met with hostility and anger. During the IDE Sr. High Retreat, we will consider how the early Church proclaimed the Gospel in a secular and hostile culture, and how we might utilize their approach today. We will study illustrative biblical texts and the methods utilized by early Christians to help others discover their soul’s longing for themselves and then guide them to finding fulfillment in Christ.


The retreat will take place beginning on Friday, April 24th at 7:00 pm and end by 3:00 pm on Saturday. This retreat includes dinner on Friday and breakfast and lunch on Saturday. The cost of the Sr. High retreat is $50. Please fill out the online registration form. If paying by check, make checks payable to “Iowa District East.” On the memo line write “Sr. High Retreat” and mail to the district office: Iowa District East-LCMS, 1100 Blairs Ferry Rd., Marion IA 52302-3039


Presenter: Rev. Jon Ellingworth is Pastor of St. John Lutheran Church in Waverly, IA.

Retreat Location: Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca