Today is Holy Saturday. It is the day after and the day before. It is a day full of Easter egg hunts and final preparation in families for the gathering of loved ones tomorrow and for Christian leaders it is the last opportunity for preparations for tomorrow’s big worship services. Yes, today is Holy Saturday, forgotten as Holy, busy as usual, but today is not forgotten by me. It is one of my favorite days! Why?
Can you image the first disciples on this day? Perhaps full fear, full of guilt and even shame, full of questions and even doubts, full of despair. Today is the day of waiting, and waiting for what? Oh, we know, but the early disciples where living with blinded faith. They did not know the rest of the story, and so they waited for the unknown.
I am the disciples, at times full of guilt and shame, full of blinded faith and questioning doubts. I am the disciples, not knowing what is around the next corner and so I too have to wait. Holy Saturday is the day of WAITING, and is that not what most of life is about? WAITING!
BUT WE DO NOT WAIT AS THOSE WHO HAVE NO HOPE, FOR WE KNOW THE REST OF THE STORY!
GUIDED MEDITATIVE RETREAT
WHAT IS IT? The Retreat is an opportunity to spend a portion of a day personally listening, praying and asking God speak to you through his Word and through nature. When was the last time, if ever, have you taken six hours and said, “Here I am God, speak for I seek to listen?” You will be guided in spending time alone with God and we will meet together a number of times to reflect upon our experience.
WHERE AND WHEN? APRIL 14th is the day. We will meet at Dungeness Valley Lutheran Church in Sequim, WA and leave DVLC at 9 a.m. to go to St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Port Angeles. We will return at 3 p.m.
WHO WILL LEAD THE RETREAT? Pastor Stan Jacobson is a new member of DVLC. He is a recently retired ELCA pastor and a spiritual director.
WHAT IS NEEDED AND WHAT IS THE COST? All you need is a notebook or a journal a pen, a Bible and a SACK LUNCH. Lunch will NOT be provided. We will take an offering to defray the cost of using the facility. There is no other cost.
SIGN UP: There will be a sign up sheet in the narthex at DVLC or contact Stan directly at 206-445-3576.
COME, ENJOY, BREATH DEEPLY, RECEIVE