COMMUNION WITH CHRIST

Jesus Washing the Feet of his Disciples (Albert Edelfelt) – Nationalmuseum – 18677 | Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain

Whenever we “eat of the bread” and “drink of the cup,” we remember this is Christ’s body and blood. But how did it all begin?

Though designed for the more seasoned believer, this retreat can still reach a wider audience. The two or three day retreat features the stories of Anna, Mary of Bethany (Martha’s sister), Job’s Wife, The Witch of Endor, and Mary Mother of Jesus. Focus is given to what can be learned from their relationships with the Lord.

Friday evening the gospel accounts will be included in experiencing something of what Jesus’ last supper with His disciples may have been like, with an interactive Passover Seder. An interactive workshop on Saturday will provide ways to draw closer in fellowship to God, and to each other, in the Spirit of Christ. For the three day retreat, we will close with a time of worship, teaching, and prayer Sunday morning.

Bible studies and devotionals for each of the characters will provide further study for the weeks following this retreat.


FRIDAY

6:30pm – Registration/fellowship

7-7:30pm – Worship with song

PROGRAM 7:30-9pm – Passover Seder Demonstration (Interactive when logistics allow)

SATURDAY

[DEVOTIONAL]Participants may do on their own time, either during the retreat for quiet time, or after the retreat for further study

8:30 – Breakfast

9:30-10am – Worship with song

WORKSHOP 10am-12noon – “Intimacy With Christ”

DISCUSSION* 11-11:45am – Discussion groups

12:30pm – Lunch

WORKSHOP 3:30-5:30pm – “One Anothering”

6pm – Dinner

TALK 7-8pm – “The Greatest Commandment”

DISCUSSION* 8:15-8:45pm –Discussion groups

8:45-9pm – Worship in Song

*Training videos and materials are available for discussion group facilitators in prepartion for the retreats, combined with a one hour session with Joanne Friday, before retreat begins

SUNDAY

[DEVOTIONAL]Participants may do on their own time, either during the retreat for quiet time, or after the retreat for further study

8:30 – Breakfast

9:30-10am – Worship with song

PROGRAM 10-11am Participants share how God met them over the weekend (Joanne, facilitator)

TALK 11-11:30am – “Communion”

Through a unique blend of Bible study, discussion, personal reflection, and interactive workshops, relevant historical background is presented, understanding provided, and emotional connection offered. Through it all, encouragement is given to learn and live out the truths of scripture.

“Communion with Christ” is also offered as “Intimacy with Christ” through Ancient Voices, Sacred Stories, in partnership with gifted performer, Anita Gutschick of Women of the Bible

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