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It seems that one area where we all can grow and learn as people of faith is the deep engagement of the mystery of sacramental living.  We live in a time where regular communion may be once a month and images of water may not be regularly present.  Many of us have not had the opportunity to reflect deeply on how God works through the most ordinary things like: water, bread, wine, words and people.  Engaging in deep reflection on how God is offering means of grace and new life in everyday, ordinary things is the main part of our agenda during our time together. 

Through engaging in the ways ordinary gifts of the earth become sacramental we can begin to see ourselves as living and holy vessels of God’s love and grace.  We can also see others in the same light and hopefully be more open to God’s work in all creation.  Caring for ourselves as sacramental beings and recognizing the world around us as sacred opens us to receive God’s blessings of new life and also be a blessing to others. 

Dr. Chip Andrus is currently pastor of South Salem Presbyterian Church in South Salem, New York. His wife Linda works at the local veterinarian hospital and his daughter Danielle and her husband live in Nashville, TN. Chip spent almost five years as pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Harrison, Arkansas and worked as an Associate for Worship in the Office of Theology, Worship and Spiritual Formation, PCUSA from 2001-2006.  Chip was also adjunct professor of Worship for Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary until 2006. During that time he participated in the Sacramental Study Group that produced the Sacramental Study Report: “Invitation to Christ”.  This report invites assemblies to deeper sacramental practice and provides deeper praxis in its study guide and reflection.  Chip was also instrumental in the Emerging movement in mainline denominations.  Chip served several rural churches that could not afford an ordained and installed pastor during his tenure with the Office of Theology and Worship.  He is a singer/songwriter and has four songs in the Presbyterian hymnal supplement Sing the Faith.  Chip also writes music in the Folk and Americana genre. His latest CD entitled “The Place We’re At”.  You can visit his music website at www.chipandrus.com or listen to his music on iTunes.

Tentative schedule 2014
Sunday, October 19
3:00                 Hotel check-in
5:00                 Oasis registration
5:30-7:30         Embassy Suites Manager’s Reception
6:00                 Opening reception
7:30                 Worship/keynote

Monday, October 20
6:00-9:00         Breakfast at your leisure
7:00                 Morning prayers
9:00                 Worship/keynote
10:45               Workshop 1
12:30               Group lunch
2:15                 Workshop 2
3:45                 Workshop 3
5:30-7:30         Embassy Suites Manager’s Reception
6:00-7:00         Group dinner
7:30                 Evening options
Zona Rosa
Spirituality center
Games
Conversations

Tuesday, October 21
6:00-9:00         Breakfast at your leisure
7:00                 Morning prayers
8:30                 Regional meeting
9:15                 Workshop 4
10:45               Keynote/closing worship
Noon               Hotel check out/Lunch on your own

Christian education workshops on ministry to children, youth, adults, leadership, and Sabbath.

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Embassy Suites KCI  $99 per night, single or double occupancy
Registration fee $169 by August 12/$199 by September 12/$219 by October 3.  Includes conference participation and all meals.

Service Times & Directions

Weekend Masses in English

Saturday Morning: 8:00 am

Saturday Vigil: 4:30 pm

Sunday: 7:30 am, 9:00 am, 10:45 am,
12:30 pm, 5:30 pm

Weekend Masses In Español

Saturday Vigil: 6:15pm

Sunday: 9:00am, 7:15pm

Weekday Morning Masses

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 8:30 am

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