Traveling to SOULfeast

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The Pilgrim’s Aiding
By Mary McDonald

God be with you in every pass,
Jesus be with you on every hill,
Spirit be with you on every stream,
Headland and ridge and lawn;

Each sea and land, each moor and meadow,
Each lying down, each rising up.
In the trough of the waves, on the crest of the billows.
Each step of the journey you go.

From Carmina Gadelica by Alexander Carmichael, Vol. 3, p. 195.

Join Me at SOULfeast

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The last several of summers, I’ve had the chance to help with SOULfeast, the Upper Room’s summer spiritual formation retreat. I’ll be there again this summer — July 13-17 at Lake Junaluska, NC. I’ll be leading worship and will be doing a workshop on photography. I hope you’ll consider joining me there.

Roberta Bondi, author, professor, and theologian, will serve as the Keynote Speaker for the week, and preachers, Rob Fuquay, Tim Bias, Candace Lewis, and Dana Trent, will lead us in spiritually rich worship each night.

Our theme for the week is “Living Psalms” — how the Psalms apply to our daily lives. There is still time to register and join us for this special event. Check it out.

SOULfeast 4 — The Way into Jerusalem

“Each person sits next to their own pool of tears.”

Trevor Hudson

SOULfeast 3 — The Way Up the Mountain

Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain apart, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them.

Mark 9:2-8

SOULfeast 2 — The Way to Galilee

Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God.

“The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God is near.

Repent and believe the good news!”

Mark 1:14-14 (NIV)

Heading to Lake Junaluska, NC

St. Francis awaits SoulFeast
St. Francis awaits SoulFeast

We’ve met and planned, shopped and gathered, packed and loaded the trucks, and today we’re heading to Lake Junaluska to host SoulFeast, the soulful retreat. Please pray for traveling mercies for all those who are making their way to the event. Opening worship will be Sunday night. Trevor Hudson will be preaching about “The Way to the Jordan” and we’ll celebrate our baptism. The youth will be assisting in the ritual for this service.

Jay Voorhees, Pam Hawkins, and I will be setting up the worship space, designed by Karla Kincannon. (Karla will be joining us on Tuesday and can take over the set up then.)

We’re expecting somewhere between 450 and 500 participants. Children, youth, and young adults will be participating in age-appropriate programs.

Tuesday afternoon, I’ll be participating in a book signing featuring all the Upper Room authors present at SoulFeast. That’ll be the first book signing for The Uncluttered Heart. (Wish you could be there!)

Blessings, everyone. Pray for us. We’ll be praying for the world.