General News

Servant Trip Information Letter

Posted on September 22, 2015

Hey ladies and gentleman. Here is the information for 2016’s Servant Trip to South Dakota. Information regarding registration will follow. If you have any questions feel free to email Servant Trip Letter 2016

Save the Date: South Dakota June 30 – July 11, 2016

Posted on June 24, 2015

Save the Date South Dakota Servant Trip 2016 (June 30-July 11) Registration to open fall of 2015 Please check out the Sepa Youth Website for information on previous South Dakota Trips

Youth Ministry Networking Gatherings 2014-2015

Posted on November 7, 2014

Youth Ministry Networking Gatherings – 2014-2015 School Year Spending time with other youth ministers is an invaluable support in our work with young people. You are invited to join other youth workers from our synod for a time of fellowship, food, networking, prayer, conversation, a devotion and renewal. The locations of the monthly networking luncheon change each month....

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Transportation to the Gathering

Posted on November 6, 2014

Gathering leadership is recommending that congregations drive to Detroit.   The synod has contracted for low cost charter bus transportation.  Download the Bus options handout for all the details.  Reservations are now being accepted through December 1.  We will confirm all reservations before Christmas.  Please follow this link to make your reservation – 

SEPA Youth on Facebook

Posted on October 6, 2014

Have you liked us on Facebook yet?  Head on over to and like us so you’re in the loop on all announcements, contests and information.

Websites to Watch

Posted on October 5, 2014

To stay up to date on all things Gathering be sure to bookmark these websites:   And, of course, your favorite –

Young Adult Servant Trip 2015

Posted on September 16, 2014

We are excited to announce SEPA Synod’s first Young Adult Servant Trip!  We will be journeying to the Cherokee Reservation in North Carolina to serve and learn with the Lutheran mission congregation there, Living Waters. Registration is open to young adults who are post-high school through 30 years of age.  Dates are May 23-30, 2015.  ...

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SHYG 2015 House Band

Posted on September 9, 2014

We are looking for talented musicians in grade 9-12 for our SHYG house band!  Vocalists and instrumentalists are invited to apply.  Applications are being accepted through October 31.  Our house band leader, Andrew McMaster, will be in touch with applicants in early November.  Apply today using this link:

Costa Rica Servant Trip

Posted on August 6, 2014

SEPA Synod youth, young adults and adults had an amazing week serving in Costa Rica.  The teams led Vacation Bible School in six locations and met children that will stay in their hearts forever.  Read their reflections and the daily blog at   Here are a few highlights of the trip…

LYO Board Openings

Posted on August 5, 2014

We will be appointing youth to the following positions on the LYO Board: Northwest Philadelphia Conference Northeast Philadelphia Conference Diversity Representative Definitely-Abled Representative   If you have a young person currently in grades 9-11 who might be interested in this leadership position, please email Molly at