Ninth Annual Family Retreat: August 1-3, 2017
Tuesday August 1 – Thursday August 3, 2017 at Redeemer Lutheran Church (click for map) in Ft. Wayne.
In Peace and Joy
We confess that when members of our congregations are removed from us and to God’s nearer presence that they still remain with us as members of a single body. This year’s retreat will focus on the implications of that statement for congregations and pastors as they care for the departed and those who mourn for them. In two plenary sessions Pastor David Petersen will deal directly with several doctrinal issues regarding burial and mourning by looking at the rites in LSB. Kantor Daniel Reuning will spend a plenary session discussing the theology and music of Luther’s funeral hymns and how they are meant to bring comfort to Christian mourners. During the daily services throughout the retreat we will sing many of the best and strongest Lutheran hymns for funerals including In Peace and Joy I Now Depart, Lord Thee I Love With All My Heart, and Behold a Host. Bring your tissues. There is going to be weeping aplenty as we praise God and confess the mighty hope given us in Holy Scripture that we will see our loved ones again in the Resurrection on the Last Day and that even now as Jesus lives so do they.
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