Lenten Retreat

Led By: Melissa Fischer

Saturday, Februray 25, 2023

9:45 am - 3:00 pm

253 Myers Corners Road

Wappingers Falls, NY

I want to know Christ and experience the mighty power that raised

him from the dead. I want to suffer with him, sharing in his death, so

that one way or another I will experience the resurrection from the

dead! Philippians 3: 10-11

Who wants to suffer? It’s not something we typically choose, nor

should we without good reason. But Jesus did choose to suffer,

because of his tremendous love for us. He chose to enter into our

suffering here on earth, in order to give us life. Lent is a season

during which we choose to identify with Jesus, sharing in his

sufferings, not for some morbid fascination with suffering, but in

order to experience the resurrection life and power we can only

have in fellowship with him. This Lenten journey of 40 days

prepares us to more wholeheartedly experience and celebrate the

reality of resurrection joy when Easter comes.

Given that choosing a path that includes suffering is not usually

our first choice, it could be helpful at the start of this Lenten

season to set aside a few hours to focus on what it might mean to

share in Jesus’ suffering in our daily lives. You are invited to a

Lenten Retreat on Saturday, February 25th to join with others in

seeking fellowship with Jesus, as we choose to share in his

sufferings and experience his resurrection power in our lives.

While this is not specifically a Sketching as Prayer retreat, you are

welcome to bring sketching supplies if you'd like (and I'll be


Saturday, February 25, 2023

9:45 am – 3:00 pm

Wappingers Falls, NY

Email me at melissafischerartist@gmail.com

to register or for more info