Sisters in Scripture Retreats for Lent 2019 - why
This Lent, more than any other, people need to hear the simple truth, "For God so loved the world…” In the midst of disillusionment, dissension, and heartbreak, the self-emptying of Christ upon the cross is the most relevant event in our world, in our lives.
"The cross opens up a great fissure in God’s own being, the Father abandoning, the Son being abandoned. In so doing, the cross not only plunges God deep into the suffering of the world. It also opens a reverse pathway on which suffering travels back into God, there to be redeemed.” (Quest for the Living God, Elizabeth A. Johnson, 2007, p. 61)
Lenten Retreats - Some Samples
At the Foot of the Cross
Enter into the heart of Lent by choosing to be with those who were there. Through their eyes and experience, we bring our own lives and walk with Jesus to Calvary and stand at the foot of the cross.
From Roselyn Olson, retired Assoc. Pastor, Deacon
Thank you for your leadership in the Women's Retreat at St. Luke's on March 30th. Because of you, many women were helped and guided in their Lenten journey. Your enthusiasm permeated the entire sanctuary and the rest of the church and to those attending. We were blessed to have you here.
Witnesses on the Way
An interactive Stations of the Cross. Participants prepare for each station by exploring the background, scriptures and creative possibilities, then together pray the Stations in a life-changing way.
From a participant
You were wonderful. The Holy Spirit filled the room. You were a wealth of wisdom, knowledge, and love! Thank you.
The First Supper
Explore the timeless invitation to dine with Christ by looking at the scriptural, historical and theological significance of this eternal Eucharist / Passover event—celebrated then, celebrated now.
And…the reason for Lent is EASTER
Two Retreat Options
Encounters with the Risen Lord
Let us go back to those first days after He rose. What was it like to encounter the Risen Lord? Using the various post-resurrection appearances, we will break open these scripture stories with creative imagination, song, prayer, and faith-sharing--closing with a unique Stations of the Resurrection
Witnesses to Resurrection
An online weekly retreat experience throughout the seven weeks from Easter to Pentecost. Each Monday morning, you receive a reflection on a different Resurrection appearance of Jesus. Reflections that are:
• easy to use
• ideal for individual or group use
Offered to individuals or to small groups and churches for their distribution to parishioners.
For more information on any retreat or to schedule a retreat for your church or group, please contact us.
Sisters in Scripture Advent RETREAT
Enter into this holy season with Mary, to a time just hours B.C., in a small Galilean town, to a time and place and a woman’s "yes” that changed the world. Through music, art, story and meditation let us once again experience Advent and prepare our hearts for the coming JOY!
Presented by: Kathleen MacInnis Kichline, M.Div. and Betsey Beckman, M.A. of "The Dancing Word".
For more information or to schedule a Retreat for your group or church, please contact Kathleen.
ONCE UPON A TIME IN A TOWN CALLED NAZARETH: An Advent Retreat
FOUR WOMEN DOCTORS OF THE CHURCH
GIVING VOICE TO OUR HEARTS
WOMEN OF THE EARLY CHURCH
THE DEVOTIONAL LIFE OF BIBLICAL WOMEN
AT THE FOOT OF THE CROSS
RACHEL AND LEAH: At Odds with Ourselves
GRANDMOTHER GOD: Learning to Love as God Loves
GOD'S GIFT OF ABUNDANT TIME