“A Handmaiden of the LORD”

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Who are we as women chosen of God? What does it mean to be a woman, not a man? A simple but profound answer is “a servant.” Luke 1:38. What is our primary calling as women, wives, mothers, grandmothers, sisters, church members, neighbors and laborers? Do you aspire to be a handmaiden of the LORD?

Date: October 20-21
Location: 5274 Pineview Court, Hickory, NC on Lake Hickory

The retreat will formally kick off at Friday’s Dinner, Oct. 20.
(Any ECPC ladies may enter the house after 4pm Thurs., Oct 19.)

Friday 6pm Dinner
Friday 7:30-8:30pm Singing & Session #1 Called to be a Woman
Saturday 10am-11:30am Singing Session #2 Called to be a Wife (plus 15 min overview of Isaiah Bible study from last year)
Saturday 4:30pm-5:30pm Singing & Session #3 Called to be a Mother
Fourk Restaurant Dinner 6:30pm
Sunday Breakfast 7-8am

Return to ECPC Sunday morning, Oct. 21
for 9:30am Sunday School

Speaker: Mrs. Lori Lawing has been happily married to Rev. Morrie Lawing for 30 years. In 1996 they moved to Charlotte to plant Ballantyne ARP Church. In 2005 the LORD called them to Denver, NC, to plant Christ Church ARP. Together they have 5 children: two are newly married, one attends Erskine College and two are in high school at Greyfriars Classical Academy. Mrs. Lawing graduated from Chapel Hill with a degree in public speaking, and now teaches Aesthetics at Greyfriars Classical Academy. She especially enjoys teaching Shakespeare. Lori loves being a pastor’s wife. She rejoices in the doctrines of Grace, the sovereignty of God, and biblical femininity. Last year herfamily moved a little further “out to the country” and she is learning to be a hobby farmer’s wife.

Our affordable but spacious housing can be found here: https://www.vrbo.com/188593ha. Most attendees will share a room. Amenities include: hot tub, canoe and dock, game tables, fishing poles, covered deck, hammock, outdoor games, two full kitchens, linens provided. Pack whatever you’ll need (Bible, hair dryer, chocolate)! Feel free to bring a snack, dessert, or drink to share. All meals in the home will be planned and provided, but each attendee will help prepare or cook food once over the weekend. The final dinner at Fourk Restaurant will be self-pay, and the menu can be found at fourkrestaurant.com.

Register by Thurs., October 4!