My apologies that this was slower in coming than we had hoped.
This housing form is fairly simple, though, and shouldn't take long to fill out. Please do so as soon as possible. It will be a big help to us.
Please note that this form is to be sent to my place here in Laramie, WY and not to the registrar, Sue Pellegrini, in Everett, WA. However, if your group desires housing Monday night, you will need to add that amount ($50 x number of individuals) to your final invoice total and send that to Sue as well.
Thanks for your patience and your attention in filling out and returning this form.
P.S. We hope to post some transportation tips and helps here within 48 hours.
God of the prophets, bless the prophets’ sons;
Elijah’s mantle on Elisha cast.
Each age its solemn task may claim but once;
Make each one nobler, stronger than the last.
Anoint them prophets, men who are intent
To hear and share your Word; their hearts awake
To human need; their lips make eloquent
To gird the right and every evil break.
Anoint them priests; strong intercessors, they,
For pardon and for love and hope and peace.
Oh, if with them the world might, now astray,
Find, Lord, in you from all their woes release.
Make them apostles, heralds of your cross;
Forth let them go to tell all lands your grace.
By you inspired, they count all else but loss
And stand at last with joy before your face.
We had mentioned earlier that we would be sending a snail mailing around thistime.
We have since decided that since every group has a contact person with an e-mail, and we have had such great success with posting information at www.thefeastonline.org that will be simply posting the various things that would have been in that mailing as they are available here.
Here is the first such item:
Download a pastoral letter concerning the worship life at The Feast, and specifically how matters pertaining to The Holy Communion are being approached. Please feel free to forward to your pastor, though they will be getting a direct e-mail or snail mail of this letter as well.
Thanks and God bless,
Pastor Marcus Zill
The Feast, 2006 Conference Coordinator
Your Friends at Internet Services
A Blessed Easter to you!Stan Lemon
He is Risen! He is Risen indeed! Alleluia!
What wonderful news we heard on Easter Sunday - Christ has died, Christ is risen! Alleluia!
The Gospel is not that Jesus died. The Gospel is that Jesus died FOR YOU. The Good News of Easter isn't that Jesus rose, but that Jesus rose FOR YOU. On the Cross Jesus won forgiveness, life, and salvation FOR YOU. Then, as if that wasn't enough good news, on the third day He rose FOR YOU. It's not just a nice idea, it's personal. FOR YOU makes the Good News very good news indeed!
At Higher Things, we think there is so much Gospel in the proclamation "FOR YOU" that we've decided to make "FOR YOU" the theme for next summer's two conferences. One "FOR YOU" in Minneapolis, MN from July 24-27, 2007, and the next week, one more "FOR YOU" in Asheville, NC from July 31-August 3, 2007.
Conference themes and worship will focus on the "For You" of the Gospel in Word and Sacraments! Both conferences will follow the same theme and orders of service, however speakers and preachers will vary.
Because of the overwhelming response to The Feast, Higher Things has decided to offer an opportunity FOR YOU to pre-register your groups for one of the 2007 conferences. Pre-registration will remain open FOR YOU until until June 1, 2006.
Download the group pre-registration form HERE. A non-refundable deposit of $75/person will be required for each group.
Regular registration FOR YOU will open on August 1, 2006. Those groups with confirmed pre-registrations will be required to submit appropriate group and individual registration forms by January 1, 2007. Registration will close on February 28, 2007 or when capacity is reached for each conference (MN - 1250, NC - 2100).
A Blessed and Happy Easter to you!
Mrs. Sandra Ostapowich
MN Conference Coordinator
The Rev. George F. Borghardt III
NC Conference Coordinator
Higher Things Retreat
CHRISTO-CENTRICITY: Christ in the Middle of Everything
with the Rev. William M. Cwirla
August 3-5, 2006
Download a flyer of this information in PDF format.
|What does it mean to be a “Christo-centric Christian”? How is Jesus Christ in the middle of literally everything? Why is this important? How does being “Christ-centered” effect the way we worship, work, play, witness, think, act? Beginning with Jesus once-for-people, once-for-all time death and resurrection, Pastor Cwirla will guide us from the Scriptures to discover what it means for Jesus to be the center of everything.|
Pastor William M. Cwirla was born and grew up on the southwest side of Chicago. He is a lifelong fan of the White Sox, Cubs, Bulls, Blackhawks, and "da Bears." (In a pinch he'll follow the Angels and the Cardinals.) He attended public grammar and high schools and is a graduate of the University of Chicago (SB - Chemistry, 1978) and the University of California-Berkeley (MS - Chemistry, 1980). After working in biotech industry for 7 years, he attended Concordia Seminary in St. Louis (MDiv, 1990; STM, 1999) and was ordained in 1992 as Pastor of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Hacienda Heights, CA. He and his wife, Karen, live in Hacienda Heights together with their two cats and countless tropical fish. He is the Vice-President of Higher Things, a contributor to Higher Things magazine, and the Blogmeister of "Rev. Cwirla's Blogosphere." Suffering from vocational ADD, Pr. Cwirla is continually distracted by (in no particular order): woodworking, bicycling, hiking, gardening, plantingg freshwater aquaria, guitar, poetry, writing, great food, good wine, and endless home improvement.
|THURSDAY, AUGUST 3|
|10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.||Registration|
|1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.||Vespers|
|1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.||Session I|
|Afternoon free for recreation, evening meal and other activities planned|
|11:00 p.m.||Compline (at Campfire)|
|FRIDAY, AUGUST 4|
|8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.||Breakfast|
|8:45 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.||Matins|
|9:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.||Session II|
|11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.||Recreational Activities (make sack lunches)|
|5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.||Supper|
|6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.||Session III|
|7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.||Dance/Hike to Crystal Cave|
|11 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.||Compline (at Campfire)|
|SATURDAY, AUGUST 5|
|8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.||Breakfast|
|8:45 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.||Session IV|
|9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.||Closing Matins|
There are two registration packages available that include registration costs, materials, meals, park passes and parking expenses. Some recreational options will require additional money.
$ 95.00 Cabin Option
$ 65.00 Camping Option
The registration fee can be paid upon arrival. Please make any checks out to “Zion Lutheran Church.” Registration deadline is July 1, 2006.MISCELLANEOUS