Posé

Posé: A pause or rest stop along the Voyageurs' portage trail. Usually about ½ mile apart. We invite you to take a pause in your day to reflect and pray with us.  

As I was preparing for our Day Camp at Hope Lutheran in Moose Lake I was planning how our 3rd through 6th grade would be involved with our older members of our congregation.  Our church was scheduled to go to Oakview, one of our assisted living homes for worship and communion the week of camp. So Thursday afternoon, we loaded up the kids, adult leaders and Pr. Reggie. Faith Outside was the theme for camp this year.  "Faith Outside" means beyond the church walls, not just outside. Going to worship with our elderly would be a  great experience for all involved.  I wish I could have captured the faces of the residents as the youth sat next to them and shared the song books as we sang. The message was each one of the youth sharing what they were learning that week during camp.  My heart was so full of JOY seeing the residents listening to the kids and having communion with them. The youth were so awesome, and they had conversation with the residents about how each of them either went to camp, sponsored kids to go to camp, and worked in the camp kitchen... As we were getting ready to leave, one of the ladies who has lived there for at least 3 years said, "This is the best program we have ever had. Please come back again, we loved it." That is what I call FAITH OUTSIDE!

We are blessed to partner with VLM for our Day Camp and many other camping experiences.  Thank you VLM for your great staff and dedication to growing faith in our youth. 

Blessings,
Wendy Hjelmberg                                                                                                                      Director of Family Ministries
Hope Lutheran Church
Moose Lake, MN