Save The Date:
Prayer Retreat at St. Meinrad Archabby Monastery Ferdinand, Indiana April 24-26, 2020 with Pastor David.
Topic: Listening For God’s Gentle Whisper: An Invitation to Christian Mindfulness
Jesus tells us in Matthew 6, excerpts from verses 25-34, "…do not worry… is not life more than possessions and things… look at the birds in the air… see how the flowers of the field grow… seek God first… do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself…" Throughout the Gospels, Jesus spent many a night on a mountain praying, which means he did did it more often than what we read in the short stories in the Bible.
Jesus is asking us to be mindful. Mindfulness, the practice of focused attention in the present moment, can help us tune into God and ourselves with more awareness. It has been shown that being mindful improves our physical and mental health, helps reduce stress, and allows us to be more compassionate, non-judgmental, and open-minded. It will also help us tune into God's voice more efficiently. Jesus is the ultimate healer, and knows what is best for us holistically. It’s a freakin’ awesome tool for helping us live life to it’s fullest potential! Just ask Jesus!
Friday April 24, 2020 2:00 p.m. (check in time) to Sunday April 26, 2020 1:00 p.m. (we leave after lunch Sunday). This provides a 3 day weekend at the Monastery. Overnight accommodations for both nights, 6 meals, and all supplies – $186 per person. Rooms are simple but very nice, double occupancy, air conditioned, and include a bathroom and linens.
You can start paying 31 per month now for 6 months if that will help you budget. Let us know if you are coming or interested.
$50 deposit due by Feb 1, another $50 deposit due by March 1. Final payment $82 due April 12. If you want to donate to help people who want to participate but can not afford the price, that would be appreciated. If you would like to sponsor someone, please let me know. The double occupancy rooms allows us to keep the price down. And yes, I am also paying for myself even though I am leading to make sure the price is reasonable.
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