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Elderberry Retreat & Retirement/Anniversary Luncheon

September 17, 2019


New this year: A celebration luncheon for newly retired rostered ministers and retired rostered ministers with a special anniversary. The luncheon is a part of the Elderberry Retreat on Tuesday, September 17 at 12:00 p.m. in the in the New London/Spicer area. RSVP to Tammy Schacher at tammy.schacher@swmnelca.org or 507-637-3904 or you may register for the Elderberry Retreat and enjoy a full day of Bible study, music, food, laughter, and relaxing. Spouses invited and are encouraged to attend.

Deacon Terri Enders from Portico Benefit Services will have a presentation after lunch and will be available to meet with rostered ministers. Please indicate if you would like to meet with her when you RSVP or register for the retreat.

The Elderberry Retreat

The Elderberry Retreat is a special opportunity for retired ELCA Pastors, Deacons and spouses to gather in a community of renewal, learning, fellowship, and fun. Spouses of deceased pastors and deacons are invited and encouraged to attend.

Retreat options: 

-Overnight retreat: Informal gathering at Green Lake Bible Camp the evening of Monday, September 16. Gathering at 7:30 p.m. with Worship at 8:30
The cost for lodging at Green Lake Bible Camp will be $ 69.50. Please make your lodging accommodations with Green Lake Bible Camp at (320) 796-2181.

-Day retreat: Enjoy a full day of Bible study, music, food, laughter, and relaxing. The cost is FREE! Location: in the New London/Spicer area.

Registration is below. Fill out the registration form and mail to SW MN Synod, PO Box 499, Redwood Falls, MN 56283.

Day Retreat Schedule

9:00 a.m. Welcome, coffee, fellowship
10:00 a.m. Devotions/Bible Study by James Boyce
10:20 a.m. InterFaith Dialog by Dr. Darrell Jodock
11:30 Break and lunch preparations
12:00 p.m. Luncheon with Bishop Jon Anderson
Retirement Anniversary Celebration
1:30 p.m. Portico Presentation with Terri Endres
2:30 Business meeting and synod assembly voting members elections
2:45 p.m. Devotions
3:00 p.m. Close


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September 17, 2019