Many thanks to Erik Lundin who did an awesome job editing this expanded video preview of Spritual Emphasis Week, 2009: You + God. . . It’s A Love Story, happening at Woodbury Community Church, October 4-11, 2009.
I’m so excited about a very special week that is coming to Woodbury Community Church, October 4-11, 2009. We’re calling it You + God . . . It’s A Love Story.
There is nothing like fall in Minnesota; a new school year, the start of another NFL Season with hopes of a Viking championship (or the Bears if you happen to have the privilege of pastoring this church), the MLB playoffs, the chill of fall mornings, the closing of cabins and pulling of docks, and full churches. As a new fall season approaches, how about committing to a fresh start in your spiritual life as well? Join us, at Woodbury Community Church, October 4-11, for Spiritual Emphasis Week. You + God. . . It’s a Love Story. We’ll examine the theme of God’s amazing love and what our response to that love should be.
Seminars are offered Monday-Saturday from 10:00-11:30 and 1:00-2:30. Seminars Include: Couples Communication Builder with Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Pastor’s Wife, Marsha Schauer; Parenting in Perilous Times with Brian Schulenburg and Dan Boal; Healthy Habits sponsored by UpLift Fitness with Amy Rodriguez and Jill Strand; Personal Peacemaking Seminar with John Kimball; Raising Kids With Confidence with Jason Barthelemy, Senior High Pastor at Grace Church in Eden Prairie, MN; Using Your Retirement Years To Make A Difference with Roger and Linda Proch, Building Our Faith Through Prayer and Worship with John and Kathryn Kimball, a Golf Clinic Dick Nelson, Teaching Pro at Indian Hills Golf Course in Stillwater, MN; and a Biking the Gateway Trail trip with Dan and Terri Beran. All seminars are free, and you may register for any seminar by following this link.
General Sessions will happen each evening at 6:30 and on Sunday mornings at 9:00 and 10:30 AM. The general sessions will feature nine diffferent speakers and worship leaders. Here is a schedule of our general sessions.
Sunday, October 4 at 9:00 and 10:30 AM – Speaker: Brian Schulenburg, Senior Pastor of Woodbury Community Church
Worship Leaders: Monte Abeler, Worship Director at Woodbury Community Church featuring special guest musician Huntley Brown
Tuesday, October 6 at 6:30 PM – Speaker: Dan Schauer, Senior Pastor of New Heights Community Church in Inver Grove Heights, MN, Worship Leader: Matt Klein, Worship Director at Brookwood Church in Shakopee, MN
Sunday, October 11 at 9:00 and 10:30 AM – Speaker: Ron Hamilton, Director of Church Multiplication and Placement for the Conservative Congregational Christian Conference, Worship Leaders: Monte Abeler and the Youth Worship Team from Woodbury Community Church.
Last week was a special one for our family. We were at Camp Lebanon in Upsala, MN for Family Camp Week B. I was asked to be the camp speaker earlier this year, and we had been to family camps before, but never as the speaker’s family. Wow. What a wonderful experience.
The staff at Camp Lebanon are fantastic. Bill Abeler has been the Camp Director for over 20 years, and that experience shines through in everything that he and his wonderful wife do. He is a mentor to the high school and college students that are employed by the camp over the summer, and a tireless servant to the families.
Camp Lebanon’s motto is A Meeting Place With God. The camp, which is set on the beautiful Cedar Lake truly does allow one to meet with God. There is such beauty surrounding the camp. One night as I fished on the dock I watched a shooting star blaze across the night sky. The bass fishing is great. Camp Lebanon allows campers to use the camp’s pontoon boats, kayaks, canoes, etc. There are beautiful hiking trails and opportunities for recreation abound with a zip line, beach, disc golf course, and more.
But, it was the people who made Camp Lebanon truly special. There were about 80 campers last week, from a wide variety of denominational and church backgrounds. My highlight, by far, came on Tuesday night. It was my last night in my thirties and I had the opportunity to share the Gospel. Ten people invited Christ to be their Savior and Lord, including an entire family. What a wonderful way to end a decade of life! God worked in an awesome way. I’ll be back at Camp Lebanon for “Family Camp A” next year. It happens towards the end of June. I hope your family will consider joining us. Everyone in our family loved their time at Camp Lebanon. You will too.