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Lenten Retreat: Reflections on Preaching

March 19 - March 20

March 19-20, 2020, 12pm to 12pm
St. Francis Retreat Center, Dewitt, MI

Take a day this Lent to step back from the demanding vocation that is preaching to reflect on the art and the craft of proclaiming the gospel. Dr. Craig A. Satterlee will make presentations and invite conversation on homiletic method, the Holy Spirit and preaching, pondering scripture, crafting the sermon, delivery, and a theology of preaching.

The retreat includes the celebration of the Eucharist with a sermon for the coming Sunday and opportunity for fellowship. The retreat is open to all who preach: pastors, deacons, seminarians, and lay preachers; however, this retreat does not authorize or qualify anyone to preach. You will not be expected to preach as part of this retreat.

Thanks to a generous gift to the Bishop’s Teaching Fund from Saint Peter Lutheran Church in Battle Creek, we are able to offer this opportunity to 15 participants for $40 each, which includes room and meals. If registration exceeds 15, we will seek additional funding to maintain the same rate.

To register, please complete the form at and submit payment online at Registration must be submitted by February 28, 2020.

The Rev. Dr. Craig A. Satterlee is Bishop of North/West Lower Michigan Synod, Distinguished Affiliated Professor of Homiletics at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, and Visiting Associate Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame.

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St. Francis Retreat Center
703 E. Main St
Dewitt, MI 48820 United States
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