Join us for our first-ever Midwinter Power in the Spirit Online event Sunday, January 31 2021 to Thursday, February 4, 2021. Our most recent summer event was forced to go online, but then we found ourselves enjoying the experience! So we thought gathering for prayer, study, worship, and conversation would be a great way to spend some of the coldest days of the year.
This winter’s theme will center on the illuminating festival of Candlemas and our keynote presenter will be The Rev. Dr. Dave Delaney, Director for Youth and Young Adult Ministries of the Virginia Synod!
If you sign up to attend Midwinter Power in the Spirit Online, you can expect:
- A daily devotional to arrive in your email each morning, Sunday through Thursday. Here you’ll receive readings, brief videos, and guides for at-home arts and crafts.
- An invitation to daily Zoom workshops, from 5:45 PM to 6:55 PM, Sunday through Thursday. Listen to presenters from across our Virginia Synod share from their areas of expertise. Sign up for the sessions that interest you most!
- A closing vespers service at 7:00 PM, live and online, led by worship leaders from across the synod. Each weeknight you’ll participate in different ways of worship, even while physically apart.
There is no fee to attend, but we do suggest a donation of $25 to the Virginia Synod. One hundred percent of donations will be used to support neighbors in need around the world through the ELCA Good Gifts catalog (our goal is to give a “family farm” to help a family break the cycle of hunger and poverty—only $715!). Please give as the Spirit leads you!
Registration will open on January 4, 2021. For now, save the date! I hope to see you for Midwinter Power in the Spirit Online: January 31 to February 4, 2021!
Pastor David C. Drebes
Coordinator, Power in the Spirit
PS: Plans continue for our summer event, to be held (hopefully) at Roanoke College from July 15, 2021 to July 17, 2021. As long as you’re saving dates, mark that one down too!
For more information, visit vasynod.org or facebook.com/powerinthespirit. You can contact Power in the Spirit coordinator Pastor David Drebes at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Virginia Synod, ELCA | P.O. Box 70, Salem, VA 24153