Biblical Theme for the Day:  The Great GO-Mission – Matthew 28: 16-20

Meanwhile, the eleven disciples were on their way to Galilee, headed for the mountain Jesus had set for their reunion. The moment they saw him they worshiped him. Some, though, held back, not sure about worship, about risking themselves totally.

Jesus, undeterred, went right ahead and gave his charge: “God authorized and commanded me to commission you: Go out and train everyone you meet, far and near, in this way of life, marking them by baptism in the threefold name: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Then instruct them in the practice of all I have commanded you. I’ll be with you as you do this, day after day after day, right up to the end of the age.”

Today we said farewell to Triennium after our morning worship service, where we were encouraged to “GO” out into the world  and become agents of change.  We found ourselves inspired, but also hungry.  The delegation set up shop across the street from our dorm complex, had a Subway lunch and relaxed a bit (frisbee, soccer, shopping, running through the fountain).  By 4 pm we boarded the bus and began our 14+ hour journey home.

One of the highlights of this week for me was getting to know Madyson Mulyca.  Madyson is a gifted musician.  She sings and plays both guitar and piano.  Her abilities are astounding.  She plays classical piano pieces by ear.  I am amazed by this lovely young woman and so happy she joined our delegation.  -Christy D’Ambrozio

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I was on the Community Life team on work crew, which means i was crowd control and did pretty much whatever they needed help with. On thursday, my team wrangler, Matt, took us to Dairy Queen for one of the team members birthday. We all sat there for about an hour and created like 7 inside jokes and we all became best friends. This week was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. -Andy Scaptura

This morning I went to choir rehearsal from 7:40-9. Then I packed up all my stuff and went to worship. Singing in worship was really cool, I felt like we got a great reaction and it resonated with everyone. I’m super thankful for Phillip, our director, and the pastor today who I thought was the best. To cap it all off, the confetti explosion was almost as cool as the glow sticks last night. The rest of the is just going to be on the bus. Here’s to me hopefully not throwing up.  -Daniel Cammaño

oday we head back to Albany. We had our last worship service this morning and it was fantastic as always. We did a collaboration of all the energizers just to wrap everything up. As we did this, it made me think, how great is it to have people all around me who is willing to dance around like an idiot and not care what anybody else thinks. After that we swayed with each other to the slow and meaningful songs. I held on to the two people next to me so hard, because I never wanted to let go of this moment. With this being the last church camp/retreat I will ever go on as a camper, I will hold these memories close to my heart forever.  -Lauren Kuo

Today was the last day of Triennium and the last day of worship.  There were two highlights of worship today, the first was the preacher, he was really good and definitely my favorite of the week.  The second highlight was when we sang All Things Bright and Beautiful and we put our arms around each other and swayed, it was a really cool feeling.  This trip was a great experience and I can’t wait until 2019.  -Maggie Robinson

We are honored to have a team of bloggers from Triennium sharing their experience with us each day this week.  Every IMG_6080day we will have a new team of youth, college students and adult advisors who will blog/vlog and share image content to share the story from the 2016 Youth Triennium.  Today’s team is: Andrew Scaptura (Work Crew, Westminster/Albany), Lauren Kuo (Youth, First/Albany), Maggie Robinson (Youth, Albany/First), Sofia Ocampo-Vance (Youth, Westminster/Albany), Charlie Reisner (Youth, Westminster/Albany), Daniel Caamano (Youth/Northern NY)

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The purpose of the Albany Presbytery Blog is to share information, tell stories, and promote the mission and ministry of the presbytery, synod and beyond. While the breadth of this medium is intentionally broad, it is not a platform for opinion pieces related to business coming before the presbytery unless designed as part of an initiative to provide a diversity of viewpoints at the direction of the presbytery. Exceptions to this policy may be brought to the presbytery officers who will determine appropriateness of submissions.