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All women of the church are considered to be part of Women’s Ministry at Zion!

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Spring Retreat: Women’s Retreat – “God In Us” Have you wondered how it is possible that God is really with us? It is true! The Bible is packed with scripture telling us so. He is with us through the Holy Spirit. Sometimes, the idea of the Holy Spirit can seem mysterious and confusing. So, let’s clear the air! Attend the women’s retreat to learn and breathe free!

Theme verse: And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Comforter and Helper to be with you forever, the Spirit of Truth. . . . You know this Spirit, for it abides with you and will be in you. —John 14:16–17

  • Who: All women aged 18 to 99 are welcome!
  • When: Thurs., April 20- Sun., April 23, 2023 (Main event Sat., April 22)
  • Where: Camp Nawakwa, Arendtsville, PA
  • Cost: (Payment due at retreat. Cash or checks made out to “ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH” with “Women’s Retreat” in the memo line)
    • 3 nights – $125
    • 2 nights – $90
    • 1 night – $55
    • Day – $25 
  • Schedule:  
    • Thursday and Friday are days on your own, including any meals. Enjoy the company and relax!
    • On Sat., the day begins at 9:00.
      • After lunch there is free time and a worship service.
      • Dinner is at 5:30.
      • Weather permitting, a campfire at 7:00.
      • Stay as long as you like or leave when you need.
    • Sun. morning, worship at 9:30.
      • Clean-up, shared by all.
      • Depart by 1:00pm.
  • Food: provided for Sat. and Sun. morning. (Thurs/Fri. on own: eat out or prepare at camp.)
  • Meals: Saturday meals and Sun. breakfast are included in the price. For other meals, participants bring their own food (may prepare in kitchen, or bring pre-made and warm up), or can go out to eat.
  • Menu for Sat.: Coffee/tea provided. May bring own, as well as other drink. (Water at the camp is good.)
    • Breakfast -fruit parfaits, pancake casserole, bagels, breads
    • Lunch – pineapple chili, chicken noodle/carrot soup
    • Dinner -walking tacos (beef or chicken)
    • If you have special dietary needs, please feel free to bring your own food.
    • There will be an opportunity to donate a few food items, through Sign-Up Genius (emailed to attendees two weeks prior), to help keep costs down. (Optional – no obligation!)
  • Attendee list: Those who confirm attendance will be sent a list of other attendees and what day they will arrive in order to facilitate possible carpooling. Or, grab a friend and come together! It is not necessary to be a member of Zion. (Deb can assist if you need help with this.)
  • Options: These are things that are not necessary, but that could enhance your experience.
    • A lawn chair for campfire or outside meditation. (You are welcome to also bring a yoga mat.)
    • If the weekend is chilly, you may want a blanket or warm coat to sit outside.
    • Sturdy shoes if you like to hike. (Many beautiful, wooded trails.)
    • Possibly a mattress topper or extra sleeping bag for more comfort.
    • Some women like to bring a fan or sound machine for white noise. The sleeping area is in one long hall, separated from the gathering area by a small passageway and a door.  We ask women who stay up later to converse to please use the big meeting room or dining hall space.
    • Open mind and warm heart!
  • Sign-up: Contact Deb Anderson, [email protected]; 717-891-8433; or on sign-up in narthex.

    Fall Retreat – Kamp Kirchenwald, SchreiberHaus Lodge, Oct. 6-8, 2023

    • 2 nights – $125
    • 1 night – $70
    • Day – $25 

    Schreiberhaus Lodge

    Women’s Ministry Mission Statement:  Our Mission is to connect women in faith and friendship with God, each other and the community, with the help of the Holy Spirit.

    Women’s Ministry Purpose Statement: The women of Zion commit to support, enrich and equip women as they seek to know, love and serve God, each other and the world.

    What passion tugs at your heart? Women’s Ministry can help!