February 5, 2013
Greetings in Christ!
We pray that this finds all of you enjoying the last full month of winter. Both the Island and Christ Serve Ranch are beautiful with a light coating of fresh snow every day or two. We do hope you can come out and visit.
Walter Goedelpassed away on Monday, February 3. Walter was a dear man who loved the Lord. He had a true love of young people and worked with them in Wadena as well as through his membership on the board of directors of Lutheran Island Camp. He provided the camp with a beautiful pontoon and lift which has been a real blessing over the last many years. Whenever he came out to camp, he would share stories of his youth, of hunting, and fishing. He was certainly ready to spend eternity with his Lord.
We received word today that the Rev. Olliver Schultzpassed away last Friday. Ollie was instrumental in youth ministry, education, and social ministry in our district for many years. He also was a supporter of Lutheran Island Camp throughout his ministries in Montevideo and Long Prairie. May God bless our memories of Ollie and also be with his family as they celebrate his life and ministry. For more information: http://www.fullerspeckienhulke.com/obituaries/176-Schultz-Rev-Oliver-M
Once again this year we will be offering some of our staff and volunteers to help with VBS programs throughout our service area. Costs will be dependent on the number of days and staff members we think it will take. If you have any interest in having Lutheran Island Camp staff help with your VBS, please give us a call right away. We have begun the process of hiring staff and will need to know how many will be needed. Our theme this year is Awesome God.
This summer Lutheran Island Camp will be doing some outreach work with area resorts and state parks.We’ll be looking for volunteers to help with communications, with worship and with music. Please give us a call if you would be willing to share a few hours each week to reach out to people in our area. We may also be doing some outreach work in the Duluth area
Winter Adventure was great fun this past weekend although numbers were down. We also hosted a couple of confirmation retreats. This next weekend camp will be full with lots of confirmation kids coming over from St. Matthews in Eskoalong with a smaller confirmation group as well.
Summer Program Highlight
Performing Arts Camp
Whether you want to be an actor, a comedian, a vocalist, a musician or someone who works behind the scenes you'll want to join us for our Performing Arts Camp. By the end of the week, we'll have a variety show that will highlight each of your God given talents. And don't forget all of the other great camp activities available at the Island.
To register on-line click here.
The I Love A Camper appeal is going on during the month of February. Gifts given during February help us provide camperships to youth and families who otherwise wouldn’t be able to register for programs at camp. You can donate on-line or by sending your check to Lutheran Island Camp at the address below.
Question and Answer:
Question: How many camperships do you give each year?
Answer: Every person coming to camp actually receives a discounted rate of 30-50% from what it actually costs us. In addition we provide specific camperships of $10,000 to $15,000 each year.
Lutheran Island Camp and Retreat Center
Lutheran Island Camp Foundation
Christ Serve Ministries
45011 230th St
Henning MN 56551
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