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Blog Archives: January 2013

Confirmation Class

January 14, 2013
  I am writing to ask for your prayers for our Confirmation Class as we began the journey yesterday that will continue through Palm Sunday with six girls ages 10-12 along with four adult women who are not their parents and are serving as mentors and prayer partners.  I want to give you a bit of insight into the spirit and content of our class so that you can pray with more context. We began yesterday with Luke 2 and the story of Jesus at age twelve. He has wandered off from his parents for three days (is this the ancient equivalent to ...

Lenten Prayer Retreat

January 08, 2013
Lent is a time of preparation for Easter through the spiritual disciplines of almsgiving, fasting, prayer, and repentance. It is a time to let go of the things that hinder us from freedom in Christ, a time to sink our roots deeper into God’s grace. Developing the spiritual discipline of listening and healing prayer is a wonderful way to enrich the Lenten season, deepen our relationship with God, and address our emotional and spiritual wounds.   Join us for a 1.5-day in-town retreat led by Rusty Rustenbach, director of pastoral care with The ...