WELS & ELS Pacific Northwest Mens Retreat 2016
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“How the Bible Came to Us”
"That's how you interpret it!"
What is the "IT" that we interpret in the first place?! Join us as Prof. Paul Koelpin helps us understand how the Bible came to us and answers questions like:
How were the books of the Bible gathered into the book we use today? What about other "religious writings" (both Jewish and Christian) from the ancient world? How do critics challenge our view of the Bible? What about the transmission and translation of the biblical text?
This presentation will examine how the Holy Bible is a collection of prophetic texts, histories and letters. God used many different authors from many different eras to pen his authoritative Word. The Bible's "books" are gathered into what we call the "canon" -- a uniquely unified record of salvation history. God bless us as Prof. Koelpin leads us in a profitable discussion about God's inspired Word.
Prof. Paul Koelpin
A native of New Ulm, MN, Koelpin has been a member of the MLC faculty since 1995, teaching European history and New Testament studies and coaching men’s soccer. While still a student, Koelpin served as an instructor at Northland Lutheran High School and a vicar at Beautiful Savior Marietta GA. At his graduation he was assigned as a tutor at Northwestern Lutheran College, and in 1992 he was assigned as an exploratory missionary to Columbia, MD, where he served as the first resident pastor of Christ Lutheran Church until 1994. He is especially interested in modern European history, the history of Lutheranism and the Lutheran Reformation, immigration studies, and Bible history and background.
Early arrivers on Friday can have the option to golf 9 or 18 holes at Port Townsend Golf Course near the retreat site. Contact Bob Gronlund on Facebook if you are interested!
|5:00 - 7:00 pm||Registration and dorm room assignments|
(Come to dorm 225)
|7:30 - 7:45 pm||Opening announcements|
|7:45 - 8:30 pm||Spiritual Growth 1|
|8:30 - 8:45 pm||Break|
|8:45 - 9:30 pm||Spiritual Growth 2|
|9:30 - ?||Fellowship & refreshments in dorm commons|
(bring cards & games, if you'd like)
Saturday, April 9
|8:00 am sharp||Breakfast in dining hall|
|9:00 - 10:00 am||Spiritual Growth 3|
|10:00 - 10:15 am||Break|
|10:15 - 11:00 am||Spiritual Growth 4|
|11:00 - 11:15 am||Break|
|11:15 - noon||Spiritual Growth 5|
|Noon||Lunch in dining hall|
|1:00 - 2:00 pm||Spiritual Growth 6|
|2:00 pm on...||Free time|
|5:30 - 6:30 pm||Dinner in dining hall|
|6:30 - 7:30 pm||Spiritual Growth 7|
|7:30 - 7:35 pm||Vote for next year's topic|
|8:00 pm - ?||Fellowship & refreshments in dorm commons|
Sunday, April 10
|8:00 am sharp||Breakfast in dining hall|
|8:45 - 9:30 am||Spiritual Growth 8|
|9:40 - 10:00 am||Break / prep for worship|
|10:00 - 11:00 am||Worship service|
Please check out of the dorm prior to 11:00 am
Cost for the Men’s Retreat is $160/man. Registration deadline is April 1st if paying by check. Early registrations are appreciated, since up-front costs need to be paid. If you are registering using credit card or paypal, the account will come up as andrew.schwartz. This is a temporary account and will be changed next year. ALL FUNDS will be going directly to the WELS PNW BPS account. NO FUNDS will be going to Pastor Schwartz. (Questions? Contact Pastor Andy Schwartz at 360-471-6300 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org)
From Seattle, Everett and points east, use the Wash. State ferries to cross Puget Sound and Hood Canal to Port Townsend.
From Tacoma, take Hwy. 16 (Narrows Bridge) to Hwy. 3 to Hwy. 104 (Hood Canal Bridge). Then take Hwy. 20 to Port Townsend.
From Olympia and points south, take U.S. 101 north along the west side of Hood Canal. Then follow Hwy. 20 to Port Townsend.
Look for the signs directing you to Fort Worden.
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Toiletries (bedding/towels provided). If prone to cold, bring a sleeping bag
Ear plugs if you're a light sleeper
Cards/games for fellowship time
A snack to pass, if you want