Welcome to your Retreat 2021 resource page!
We are so glad you’re here. Our theme this year is very simply from Mark 6:31, “Come with me, by yourselves, to a quiet place and get some rest”. However you decide to use this time we hope that the outcome will be a sense of rest, some quiet, and time with the Lord.” . Each one of us is different and so we have added some resources that reflect our individuality as we come to God. Our retired officers have also blessed us with prayer.
The outline of our three day reflection is in a similar format to that of the beautiful Lectio365 app. If you are looking for something to use on a regular basis our team highly recommends it. Each P.R.A.Y. is to be taken slowly with room for pause and prayer. May you be blessed abundantly.
Reflection Day 1
Download Virtual Retreat Day 1
Join us for Day 1 as we reflect on what it means to pray. The document link below will walk you through a time of contemplative prayer by using the word 'Pray' as an acronym with a method for meaningful prayer. Included in this is an explanation of the Ignatian ritual of reflection. We encourage you to find a quiet place to reflect, pray, and recharge after what has been a long and tiring season. Make sure and scroll to the end for additional encouragement through music and teaching!
Reflection Day 2
Join us for a second day of reflective prayer. Enjoy listening to a suggested 'music for meditation', as well as reflection on Psalm 23.
"The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
he refreshes my soul."
3) Loving God through Art
You will be encouraged by hearing from artist Makoto Fujimura and how he came to Christ. Also, his understanding of mending trauma using the imagery of art. Finally, a suggested reflection on a youtube video with a master potter.
3) Loving God with your mind
John Stott, NT Wright and W. Brueggeman all have made significant contributions to our faith and encourage us to engage with God and the world through right thinking. As well, if you’re uncertain how you find meaningful connection with God the ‘Sacred Pathways’ quiz, will give you some direction.