From the Bishop
“After [Jesus] dismissed the crowds, he went up the mountain by himself to pray.” (Matthew 14:23)

As I write these words I am preparing to go on a prayer retreat along with about 15 pastors and deacons from this synod. I invited each of the deans and one other from each of the conferences, as well as those in our Re-Imagining Church Cluster, for the first prayer retreat. The plan is to offer more of these retreats on a regular basis so that each of our pastors and deacons in the synod might have an opportunity for this time of prayer and renewal. The first of these retreats is funded by monies left over from Portico Wellness dollars from a couple of years back.

Bishop Mansholt gives permission to share or re-print his message.