Vestry Retreat at St. Mary’s Whitechapel, March 24, 2012

Title:Vestry Retreat at St. Mary’s Whitechapel, March 24, 2012

Sowing Seeds for God’s Kingdom

Vestry Retreat Agenda

March 24, 2012


8:45-9AM                                     Arrival

9AM – 9:30AM                            Opening Eucharist, led by The Rev. Karen Woodruff

9:30AM-10:15AM                       Bible Study   

10:15AM-10:30AM                     Break

10:30-Noon                                Sowing Seeds for God’s Kingdom

Noon                                            Noonday Prayer

12:15PM-12:45PM                     Lunch

12:45PM-1:30PM                       Sowing the Seeds of Stewardship

1:30PM-2:30PM                         March Vestry Meeting

2:30PM-3PM                               Closing Worship, led by The Rev. Karen Woodruff                           

The Vestry met at St. Mary’s Whitechapel in Lancaster for an annual retreat. It was based on a book by R. Scott Rodin and Gary Hoag called The Sower.  The write in their introduction ""This book was written to provide momentum for a movement aimed at the heart of every person involved in the process of raising resources or giving money for the work of God’s Kingdom. The movement we are supporting is an effort to move away from the commonly used transactional approach to raising money and toward a more biblical approach of transforming hearts. Put a different way, it is realigning priorities to place changed hearts toward God above changed bank balances."

Karen Woodruff and 2012 Vestry

The Vestry was pleased to have former St. Peter’s priest the Rev. Karen Woodruff provide the opening Eucharist and closing worship. The church is very historical, constructed in 1669. 

Thanks to Terri Harrison for the picture


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