I Will Give You Rest – A Sunday to Tuesday Retreat
June 2 - June 4
Theme: I Will Give You Rest
Life in service to Jesus and his Kingdom is both freeing and exhausting. In ministry to/with the Church, our cups “runneth over,” even as we are poured out and rendered empty. So Jesus invites us to come to him, all whose burdens are heavy; in Christ, we find rest for our souls. This Sunday evening through Tuesday lunch silent retreat is a sabbath offering for those with ministry commitments on weekends, and for anyone seeking rest.
Leader: Becca Vargas. After 15 years of ministry with the Church of the Saviour community, Becca Vargas returned to the Lutheran denomination (ELCA) where she serves as a pastor and participates in the local committee for ecumenical and interfaith relations. Her interest in spiritual formation, together with her work with men and women coming home from incarceration has deepened her commitment to practices of restorative justice, institutional transformation, and the inward and outward journeys.
This retreat runs Sunday dinner through Tuesday lunch. The silence begins Sunday night after dinner when the leader opens the retreat and introduces the theme. The leader usually offers brief reflections with morning and evening prayers on Monday. The silence ends after breakfast Tuesday morning with a time of sharing and worship, followed by lunch and departure.
The cost for weekend retreats is $275. A $125 deposit is required to register.
Dinner on Sunday at 7 pm is the first official gathering. You are welcome to arrive and settle in between 3:30 and 6:30 pm. The retreat will end by 2 pm on Tuesday. Please plan to stay for the entire retreat.