“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” ~ Colossians 3:15-17
For months now, we have been praying for you in advance that the message of Christ would indeed dwell among you richly. Our hope is for it to take deep root in your heart and bear fruit in your life. As you prepare for the retreat, join us in praying for one another. Let us speak words of life over each other, inspired by God through psalms, hymns and songs… let ‘s pray our Great God who speaks to you through His word and through His worship influence your interaction with other women this weekend and may we point one another to Jesus so we can increase in gratitude for all that He has done.
With great anticipation, our team has planned a good weekend for you! For your convenience, the weekend schedule as well as a campus map and directions to the conference center are attached.
Please note, check in begins at 4pm in the foyer of the Sanctuary (see attached campus map). If you don’t like to sit in traffic, we recommend leaving by noon and stopping for lunch somewhere close by in Murrieta. There are also a few nail salons along the way, Glen Ivy Hot Springs and shopping outlets if you’d like to get a head start and take some leisurely time before we begin. If you are in need of a ride or are able to drive people, please email our transportation coordinator, Cherish Steinbach, at email@example.com. We already know of some people who can’t leave until after work, so try to take advantage of the carpool lane!
Also, tomorrow is the last day you can notify me if you are in need of vegetarian meals. We cannot make any changes after tomorrow (Tuesday).
By now you should have received the name of the person you are praying for. If not, please email Kathryn George at firstname.lastname@example.org. As mentioned before, your prayers for this woman before and possibly during the retreat as she comes to mind that will be a huge gift. Pray that she has a good retreat and is able to have extraordinary time with God and with other women. Pray for God to fill her with the power of His Spirit for this season she is in. We don’t have a specific time to “reveal” who we are praying for. It is your job to seek her out (ask others if you don’t know who she is) and introduce yourself with your note of encouragment. Remember… you are being prayed for as well and will be sought out too!
Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to let us know.
Blessings and love,