We really had a great time.
And we got a lot accomplished.
And they even had “veggie meatloaf”…whatever that is.
This past Saturday we had the annual Elders Retreat at the Franciscan Renewal Center. It was a wonderful event filled with lively conversations that will hopefully set the stage for another terrific year for our Elders.
We centered the retreat around three guiding conversations based on the practical duties of our Elders (Visitation, Communion, and Public Speaking) but still left plenty of room for fellowship building, singing, worshipping, walking around the beautiful grounds of the Fraciscan Renewal Center, laughing, and eating together.
Which brings me back to that “veggie meatloaf.” It was really good…though they did also offer a more traditional meatloaf for those who eat meat.
My thanks to everyone who lifted up the Elders (and me!) in prayer this past Saturday as we met. We felt your prayers just as surely as we felt the presence of the living God in our retreat time. Now we are ready, better organized, and more fully prepared to serve you all in the coming year.
Just as a reminder to everyone, your Elders for 2011 are: Al Beasley, Monica Case, Julie Erickson, Bob Huber, Judy Kares, Michelle Landreville, Marilyn Lagesse, Carrie Marinkovich, Patti Shaffer, Bob Stall, Sue Travis, and Mike Wise (chair).
Yours in the journey, Rev. Brian