In Mid-October, our middle schoolers went on their annual retreat to St. Peter the Fisherman Lutheran Church in Lincoln City, OR. This retreat is always a highlight for our middle schoolers as they have the chance to spend time away from school, learning about the love of God, and building lasting relationships.
This year, the theme of the retreat was “Grace,” based on Ephesians 2:8. Students learned from the teachers about the grace that was given in the story of the Prodigal Son, Saul’s conversion, raising Lazarus to life, and how to live out grace each day. Additionally, students spent time in worship, learning about how God’s grace washes us clean from all of our sins. During this time of worship, students engaged in a variety of activities, sang praises to God, and prayed for and with one another. The worship time is always a highlight for the students.
In addition to learning and bonding, the students engaged in some very fun activities. One of the memorable ones was a scavenger hunt through Lincoln City. Whether they were in Regatta Park, at the beach, or at the Outlet Mall, students solved a variety of clues and engaged in different activities to see which group was the fastest and which group did the most number of activities correctly. It was a fun time indeed!
We thank and praise God for all those who put the retreat together and the joy it was for all our students!