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Wednesday- HE Rite II – Noon
Saturday- HE Rite II – 5pm
Sunday- HE Rite II – 8:30am
Christian Education – 9:15am
HE Rite II – 10:30am

Parish Retreat at Camp Mikell – Sept 8th-10th

Go MAD (Make A Difference) Walking on Water– Our retreat on this weekend will help us explore how we as God’s children should leave our well-defined, secure comfort zones and get out of the boat so we can experience the miracle of walking on the water. The first session will be about how we can find ways to get out of the boat in the area of our own personal comfort zones and learn to trust others as well as let others get to know them. We will use a passage from Matthew’s gospel as our bait so to speak

Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, but by this time the boat, battered by the waves, was far from the land, for the wind was against them. And early in the morning he came walking toward them on the sea. But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out in fear. But immediately Jesus spoke to them and said, “Take heart, it is I; do not be afraid.” 

Peter answered him, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.” He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat, started walking on the water, and came toward Jesus. But when he noticed the strong wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, “Lord, save me!” Jesus immediately reached out his hand and caught him, saying to him, “You of little faith, why did you doubt?” When they got into the boat, the wind ceased. And those in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.” Matthew 14:22-33

The second session will challenge us to walk on the water by reaching out past our social comfort zones and make a difference in the lives of others. What ways do we hinder our own ministry to others? What do we choose not to do because of commitment or fear? What are ways we can choose to walk on water? Evangelism, Leadership, Outreach, Worship. During this session we will break out into groups and share our experiences of walking on water or why we don’t.

The third session focuses on ways to experience the miracle of developing a deeper spiritual relationship with God through prayer, Bible reading and meditation. Our own Episcopal Book of Common prayer is a wealth of prayers we can pray, they are already written for us, daily devotions with morning noon and evening prayer. Bible reading is only for Baptists, or is it? Mediation is not about humming, it is about reflecting on what God is calling us to do and finding ways to hear God speak to us.

Sept 8th – Sept 10th, 2017 

Parish Retreat Itinerary

 Friday Sept 8th, 2017

4:00-9:30pm: Check-in / meet at Camp Mikell, unpack, meeting room prep, settle in
6:30-7:30pm: Eat & clean-up/unpack
7:30-8:50pm: Introductions, icebreakers, scripture reflection, “Matthew 14:22-33” “You of little faith, why did you doubt?” Go M.A.D (Making a difference)
8:50-9:00pm: Compline
9:00-11:00pm: / Free time, fellowship, or bedtime

Saturday, Sept 9th, 2017
7:00-7:45am: Wake up / get ready
7:45-8:00am: Morning Prayer/chapel
8:009:00 am: Breakfast
9:00-10:30am: Adult Session 1: Getting out of the boat. (in the area of our own personal comfort zones and learn to trust others as well as let others get to know us).
(Programming for youth-Jesus and boats)
10:30-10:40am: Break
10:40am-11:50pm: Adult Session 2: – Walking on the water, now what? (our challenge is to walk on the water by reaching out past our social comfort zones and make a difference in the lives of others.)
(Programming for youth-Staying afloat?)
11:50-12:00: Noonday Prayer – meeting space
12:00-1:00pm: Lunch
1:00-2:00pm: Adult Session 3: Ways to experience the miracle (developing a deeper spiritual relationship with God through prayer, Bible reading and meditation.)
(Programming for youth-Fun with the Bible and prayer?)
2:00-6:00pm: Free time / (Hike, nap, play, read, swim, you choose)
6:00-7:00pm: Dinner
7:00-8:45m: Session 4: Conversations of Faith –story telling
8:45-11:00pm: Compline / Free time & Fellowship

Sunday, Sept 10th, 2017
7:00-8:00am: Wake up / get ready/ pack
8:009:00 am: Breakfast
9:00-10:00am: Pack up & Clean up
10:00-11:30am: Holy Eucharist Service
11:30am– Lunch and then leave for home

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