Thursday, June 11, 2009

YouTube & Sunday Vespers...

Sunday evening vespers have been a tradition at Lutheridge for years. For the first time last year, we taped the vesper service each week and uploaded the videos to YouTube. Now, the parents, grandparents, family, and friends could share in that experience. These videos were so widely watched and appreciated we decided to do it again this year!

Sundays in the summer are exciting times at Lutheridge. Around lunchtime, counselors come in from their night off to have lunch and prepare to meet a whole new group of campers. Areas and cabins are prepared to welcome campers that will spend a week in a Christian community building and sharing their faith.

Then the campers arrive. Some are so eager to get here and get that top bunk they arrive thirty minutes to an hour before registration opens. The afternoon is spent moving campers into their cabins, meeting the counselor and other campers that will be their family for the week, and waving good bye to parents and grandparents. And the fun begins!

While the family heads back home, campers and their counselors are playing games, going over rules and expectations, and meeting many other campers from different places in the southeast. Then it is off to dinner.

Sunday evening ends with a camp-wide vespers service. For about an hour, all campers, adult leaders, and adult participants sit under Lakeside Lodge singing songs, meeting each other, and hearing a story from Pastor Mary.

So, as you drive home from dropping your camper off, imagine the fun he is having. Then on Monday or Tuesday, visit our website for the link to the YouTube videos. You can enjoy and experience a taste of camp. Or learn the songs to sing with your camper when he is home to help in continuing to build his faith. For a link to our Podcast and Videos page to view the videos, just click here . Enjoy, sing out loud, and relive the camp week with your special camper! Or take a minute and relive your camp experience from childhood!

And if you haven’t already, don’t forget to register for Bunk1 to view the online photo gallery of pictures taken during the week. We look forward to seeing you on the mountain this summer!

Log on to our website to book your summer experience today. We would love to have you join us for our Sunday vespers service.

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