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September 11-12, 2020 Worship Planning Retreat

Worship Planning Retreat

Lake Harbor United Methodist Church in Fellowship Hall
Friday, September 11at noon – Saturday, September 12 at 2:00 pm

The event is open to anyone from the congregation who is willing to read the background information (below), commit to actively participate in every aspect of the two day retreat, and follow CDC social distancing guidelines. Our goal is to plan one year of sermon series: Advent 2020- November 2021. Click on the links below for more details. Note that this information is still a work in progress and will be updated more than once before we gather.

Worship Planning Retreat Agenda Sept 2020 (last updated 8/22/20)

Lake Harbor UMC Sermon Series 2010-2020 (last updated 8/22/20)

Retreat Preparation (last updated 8/22/20)

Faith in Film 2021 – Movie Possibilities (not yet available)

Registration: $15 commitment fee payable to LHUMC. This will help offset the cost of supplies, two meals, and snacks.

Registration deadline:  Noon on Thursday, August 13, 2019.

Contact: Karen Booth or Pastor Mary Ivanov at church (798-2181) for more information about the retreat or to submit your questions and ideas.

You are invited to read as many of the following articles as possible prior to the retreat. Contact Karen Booth if you have something to add to the list.

Are You Awake? | Preaching Today

95-Year-Old Veteran Gives Young Boy a Lesson in Courage | Preaching Today

2020 Mission Intern Prayers

Beauty and Grace Feed the Soul | Preaching Today

‘The Blessing’ Sung Around the World- 100 Virtual Choirs Spread Worship Anthem | News & Reporting

Can the Church Save Marriage? | Christianity Today

COVID-19 Is Killing the Soulmate Model of Marriage. Good. | Christianity Today

He Holds the Scroll of History | Preaching Today

Here Lies Love | Osheta Moore

Is God the Answer to the Suicide Epidemic? – WSJ 7/11/19

Religion for Adults Means Embracing Complexity – WSJ 9/27/20

Shaming Can’t Fix Racism. But Guilt Can. | Christianity Today

Take a Hike and Get Lost – WSJ 7/30/20

The Captive Mind and America’s Resegregation – WSJ

The Gospel Takes Center Stage in ‘Hamilton’ | Christianity Today

What Preachers Can Learn from Sportswriters | Preaching Today

Here is what we came up with:

2021 Worship (PDF)

2021 Worship (Word Document)