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.
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.
Christ is Risen! Christ is Risen indeed!
Prayers laid at the foot of the cross
Prayers on the prayer net
Prayer station for last morning
The table is set
“Each person sits next to their own pool of tears.”
Practicing for Taize/healing service
Oil for anointing
Altar for Taize/healing service
Stations of the Cross
Candle light and quiet
Leading Taize service
Marjorie Thompson preaches at healing service
Victor Perez and Beth Richardson pray thanksgiving over the oil
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.
Karla Kincannon, worship artist, sets up Tuesday’s worship space
Trevor Hudson at the SoulFeast book signing
Me and Karla Kincannon at the book signing
The Way Up the Mountain
Lanecia Rouse leads the evening worship
Andrew Kjorlaug blesses the congregation with song
The Transfiguration altar
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)
Jay & Grace Voorhees teach a song they wrote
Rev. Smothers, First UMC, Atlanta, GA
Jasmine Smothers brings the Word
Daniel Vestal, Upper Room author, leads worship
Monday night worship design by Karla Kincannon
Signs of discipleship
Trevor Hudson speaks at Monday morning plenary
Stephen Bryant, host of SOULfeast
Trevor Hudson prepares to speak
You are God’s beloved. On you my favor rests.
First worship at SOULfeast 2009
Worship design and panels by Karla Kincannon
Remember your baptism
Jay Voorhees and I lead worship
Elise Eslinger leads music