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...he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” Mark 6:31
Scripture recounts the twelve disciples’ return from their mission. They return to Jesus reporting repentance preached, sickness healed, and demons sent packing. If Jesus were CEO of a corporation, He might have responded to the disciples’ by giving them a high-five and sending them out to do more. Instead, Jesus instructs the disciples not only to get away and rest, but to come away and rest with Him.
As disciples of Christ, we also need the restoration that comes from spending time away in rest, prayer, and reflection with our Lord. Please join us for our annual Women’s Retreat on the Christ Church campus. We are pleased to announce our speaker will be Dr. Erika Moore, professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge, Pennsylvania. Dr. Moore is a gifted and well-sought speaker and she will give a talk in two-parts titled, Jesus in the Old Testament: Expectations Frustrated, Prophecies Fulfilled. Caitlin Woodlief will lead music.
There is no charge for this event, but please register early so we can plan appropriately for lunch, seating, and retreat materials. Visit Nursery@ChristChurchPlano.org to make a reservation for your child.
Dr. Moore graduated summa cum laude from Wheaton College where she completed a BA in political science with a minor in third-world development. She earned an MA with the distinction summa cum laude as well as a PhD in hermeneutics and biblical studies from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Moore is currently professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge, PA where she serves as chair of the biblical studies department and director of the Masters in Sacred Theology program. A prolific writer, Dr. Moore has contributed to The Everyday Study Bible, The Woman’s Study Bible, The Dictionary of Biblical Imagery, The New Dictionary of Apologetics, Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry, and Writings, Presence, Power and Promise: The Role of the Spirit of God in the Old Testament, and has coauthored The Psalms as Christian Worship (2010) and The Psalms as Christian Lament with Bruce Waltke and James Houston. Dr. Erika Moore and her husband, Jim, live on a farm north of Pittsburgh in Armstrong County with their 16-year-old son Philip, Erika’s mom, six horses, and numerous cats.
Registration for this event has expired. Contact SusieH@ChristChurchPlano.org with any questions.
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Check in from 9-9:30 a.m.Retreat ends at 3:30 p.m.
Christ Church Plano
Free. Includes lunch, materials, and childcare.