What to Expect
Looking for a weekend to rest and be refreshed in the midst of the busy fall season? Camp Arcadia’s Women’s Retreats are just what you need!
Surrounded by women of the faith, step back from everyday living and be inspired by top-notch speakers and breakout session leaders. Find yourself with a little free time to journal by the lake or walk along the beach. Whether you come solo or with a group of friends, at Camp Arcadia, you’ll discover fun, fellowship, and relaxation as you delve into God’s Word.
In our crazy world of busyness and social media influences, we ache for a real connection with our Creator. That is why the psalms are so helpful! David pours out his emotions to God in praise, complaints, requests, and gratitude. During our weekend together, we are going to study select verses of Psalm 27. We’ll tackle the topics of trusting the Lord in the midst of fear, seeking God in the midst of distractions, and waiting for the Lord in times of unanswered prayers. While keeping it real, we’ll apply the truths of God’s Word to gain insights and reassurances as we connect with Jesus and each other.
Karen Lippert is currently serving as the Director of Contemporary Music at Divine Redeemer in
Hartland, Wisconsin. Her career has included 5 years of full-time teaching in Lutheran schools, 10 years of part time teaching music, 20 years of being the Director of Women’s Ministry and over 30 years of leading women’s Bible studies.
Prayer – Corporate to Contemplative
Prayer is an integral part of the Christian life of faith. Baptized believers pray without ceasing as “dear children coming to their dear Father in heaven.” In this five-part series, we will explore the biblical basis for prayer in the Lord’s Prayer, the psalms, and other passages of the Scriptures. We will then look at how Christians throughout the ages pray, from liturgical corporate prayer to household devotions to private prayer including meditative prayer and contemplative silence.
Rev. William M. Cwirla is pastor emeritus in the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod, having retired from congregational ministry after serving for nearly 30 years as senior pastor of Holy Trinity – Hacienda Heights, CA.
Food, Feasts & Fasts for Jesus’ followers in Luke’s Gospel
Luke’s Gospel accents the meal time encounters of Jesus, who dines with sinners and tax collectors, fills the hungry with good things, feeds a crowd with limited provisions and reveals himself to discouraged disciples in the breaking of bread at Emmaus. Pastor Forni will lead a review of kingdom fare, fortifying Jesus’ present day followers and faith communities for service in His name.
Rev. Keith Forni, STS, is a retired pastor of the NALC (North American Lutheran Church) and a dean of the inter-Lutheran pastoral Society of the Holy Trinity (Northern Illinois Chapter).
Pat Leege has had a dual career as a church musician and music educator, currently serving as Organist and Director of Music at Lutheran Church of the Risen Savior in Green Valley, AZ.