Prayers for Pastoral Retreat

The Pastoral Council is asking for your prayers that our upcoming work will be infused with the Wisdom of the Holy Spirit.

In particular, members of Incarnation’s Finance Council, Pastoral Council and Staff will have their annual retreat the weekend of Sept. 22/23.  We begin each new council year this way, with the clergy and lay leaders of Incarnation focusing together on:

  • Sacred Scripture
  • Prayer and
  • Church teachings

With these as our foundation, we discuss and work to resolve some of the major issues facing our parish. At last year’s Retreat those issues included our:

  • Long term financial stability
  • Maintaining and increasing our parish membership
  • Increasing the connections between our Anglo and Latino parishioners

The work we began on these three issues continued throughout the year. We made progress on each of them although more work is needed.

This year’s retreat will focus on the Gospel of Mark from which our Gospel readings will come in calendar year 2018. We will spend considerable time on the question Jesus asked his disciples: “Who do people say I am?”

We will consider how this question applies to us individually and to our Church of the Incarnation family here in Charlottesville.

We thank you for your prayers and we look forward to sharing the results of our retreat with you.

Thank you.