Centering prayer is a way of deepening our relationship with God through being still. In a world that is so often hectic and busy, this method of “resting in God” allows us to be open to the Divine within us and in the world. In this retreat, participants will experience the gift of silence in prayer. We will also learn how to incorporate this silence into daily life. This method of prayer requires no more than a brief period of time and an open heart.
This day provides instruction in the practice of Centering Prayer and will offer two sessions for engaging this prayer practice.
Saturday, April 1 2017
Presenter: Steve Shussett
Where: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 36 South Eighth Street, Allentown PA 18101
Time: 9:00 am-3:30 pm, bring a bag lunch, snacks and beverage provided
EARLY BIRD: $40 (by 3/22/17)
REGISTRATION FEE: $50 (after 3/22/17)
Steve Shussett is the pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He is also a spiritual director, retreat leader, and writer for a variety of publications. He previously served as the Executive Presbyter of Lehigh Presbytery, Associate for Spiritual Formation for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A), and as a pastor in Virginia and Maryland. He is a graduate of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, where he received his Doctor of Ministry in Christian Spirituality. Steve and his wife, Alicia, live in Allentown, while daughter Rachel is at Westminster College and son Daniel is a student at Gettysburg College.