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Running to the Savior for Satisfaction and Hope: A Study of Psalm 63

Jesus is the Bread of Life. He is the very nourishment our souls need at the end of a long day of work or stressful situations.  So often though, my solution has been to run to the comfort of food over the comfort of my God. In Psalm 63, David shows us what it looks like to run to the Lord for hope, comfort, and truth in the darkest of situations. Plagued by his own sin and the sin of his children, running for his life and threatened by enemies, David seeks the Lord in the wilderness just as our Savior Jesus did in the Garden. In this workshop, we'll look at Psalm 63 as a guide to how we can run to our Savior, whether facing temptation, plagued by stress, or suffering through difficulty.  This workshop includes a brief teaching, guided discussion, and small group prayer.

HALhaleyheadshotEY SIVE grew up worshipping God through the liturgy and Holy Communion in the Anglican tradition in Upstate New York. Now, as a member of Downtown Cornerstone Church, an Acts29 missional church in downtown Seattle, she serves as Design and Visual Arts Lead and a Teacher in their Cornerstone Youth. Asking God to work through her to spread the Gospel, she balances life as a graphic designer, baker, and marketing manager. 

Bluegrass Praise and Worship

Come sing along and praise God with us!  Bluegrass and folk music have simple tunes, stories and are played on simple instruments.  A sing-along booklet will be provided.  Deb Gerlach and the worship team will lead this full participation workshop.

DEB GDGerlach 2021ERLACH is a retired high school Spanish teacher who has been singing and playing all kinds of music outside and inside of church since 3rd grade.  She has been on numerous mission trips to South America and has traveled on 4 continents with groups of high school students. Deb has worked for Inter-varsity Christian Fellowship and Evangelical Hispanic Outreach in New Jersey.  She is a member of Calvary Episcopal Church in Burnt Hills, NY, and resides in Ballston Lake, NY.  She has 3 grown children and 7 grandchildren.  These days she enjoys sharing simple praise music with friends and family, and is so pleased to be on the organizing and music teams for the Women’s Retreat again his year.

Healing A Woman's Soul Ministry

Healing a Woman’s Soul, Inc. (HAWS), a Christian Ministry to help heal women who are victims of domestic violence, is dedicated to fighting domestic violence – one person at a time.  HAWS believes that no wounding is beyond God’s power to heal.  Their job is to make God’s healing available to all who hurt.  HAWS helps churches, groups and individuals prevent domestic violence one woman at a time by praying for individuals, offering support groups, and active outreach to victims. 

In this breakout session, Maggie will be talking about this ministry in more detail.  Then the group will work on creating gift card holders with personal notes for the women ministered to through this organization.  Be sure to bring along a gift card to Target, CVS, Wal*Mart or the like in the amount of $5-$10-$20 to enclose in the gift card holder you will be creating.  

MAGMHasslacher NEW croppedGIE HASSLACHER has   more   than   20   years’   experience   in   business management   and   non-profit   management, and   specializes   in   assisting churches in setting up and  maintaining  best  practices  in  business  finances, as well as working with nonprofit leadership in developing high performing boards. Beyond looking at the numbers, she realizes that communicating the love of Jesus to a hurting world is even more important than making sure the money is in order. Without the funds, nonprofits aren’t able to meet their mission, but without Jesus, no one is their best self! 

Maggie is the Executive Director of Healing a  Woman’s  Soul,  Inc.,  is  a  leadership  development  consultant,  a Notary Public, a Crown Money Map Mentor, and an experienced social media strategist. She walks, reads, and makes jewelry in her spare time. She  and  her  husband,  Stephen,  have  more  than  20  nieces,  nephews  and godchildren whom they love and pray for every day.

Self-guided Prayer Walks

pondbridge4 9.29 RESIZED1.  Using the booklet provided, pray the Stations of the Cross along the parking lot in front of the Chapel of St. Michael and All Angels 
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2.  Using the map and prayer/meditation guide provided, take a quiet stroll along the trails at Christ the King Center stopping along the way to pray, meditate or just simply be with our Lord.

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