Confirmation Retreat Spring 2015 – Guest post by Pastor Sean Bell, New Hope Lutheran, Regina

Cue the music: “Dun Dun Dun!”
In the movies… when the great moment of revelation occurs… and what was hidden is revealed… and that mysterious something that has been sensed but not known is revealed… the music comes up and…
Dun Dun Dun!!!
What was hidden is revealed…
This is a theme that came out of the Confirmation Retreat held at Metochos Lutheran Bible Camp this past April. Friday night we re-lived the passion story. Reading through the events of Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. Jesus dead in a tomb.
Then… Cue the music: “Dun Dun Dun!” The tomb was empty.
Saturday we read and explored ideas like:
– An empty tomb…
– Reports too good to be true…
– Strangers explaining things…
– The road to Emmaus…
– Jesus appearing to his disciples then… and now???
Out of all this exploring came a group sermon and a new moment in the liturgy. The sermon was a series of scenes acted out in short animated “gifs.” A short repeated action with a narrator explaining and exploring God coming to us.
The true liturgical innovation was seeing the great “Dun Dun Dun!” Jesus comes, the words of scripture are explored, the bread is broken and then “Dun Dun Dun!” God revealed. In the midst of pain and suffering, in the middle of hard lives, in the great moments of celebration… God always with us.
Pastor Stewart Miller concluded the communion liturgy holding the bread and wine up in the air saying “The gifts of God, for the people of God” and we all responded:
Dun Dun Dun – Thanks be to God!!!
Dun dun dun!

Dun dun dun!

Thanks to Trinity Lutheran Church in Estevan for joining us in the Dun Dun Dun moment.
Thanks to Metochos Camp for their hospitality and games and main lodge and cabins and food. We even went BOWLING! We hope you have a great summer program! http://www.metochos.ca
Metochos Camp

Metochos Camp

Do you live the south of Saskatchewan? Looking for a little “Dun Dun Dun” for your Youth/Confirmation? Pencil in:
Confirmation AND Youth retreat –
Fall 2016 – Oct 16-18
Youth and Confirmation retreat at Metochos. 
More games, more study, more nature, more “Dun Dun Dun”.
Pastor Sean – New Hope Lutheran Church.
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