April 12, 2011
Greetings in Christ!
Spring is here! The grass now has a green tint to it, sap is running through the trees (yes, we have collected about 10 gallons), water is showing around the edges of the lake, and we are all in much better moods. Isn’t it amazing what a little warmth, sunshine, and green grass can do? Just think about how much better we should all feel as we prepare to celebrate Christ’s resurrection. When we share that good news we are “Reflecting His Light.”
We had a wonderful Women’s Retreat with over 70 participants. That is the largest Women’s Retreat we’ve had in quite some time. The ladies really enjoyed themselves. Our thanks to hostess Judy Kretzschmar for her leadership and the fun and spiritual growth she enabled. Our kitchen crew did a fabulous job of preparing wonderful meals throughout the retreat.
You’ll want to catch tomorrow’s Creation-science newsletter to see even more signs of spring. www.christserveranch.org .
We also hosted the Appleton Circuit confirmation retreat this past weekend. About 30 youth and pastors participated in that event.
Ken and Bill will both be presenting topics at the upcoming Minnesota Association of Christian Home Educator’s conference in Duluth. Bill will be talking about the establishment of our Creation-Science Environmental Learning Center at Christ Serve Ranch and Ken will be talking about the importance of a Christian Bible Camp experience for children. Dave Vik and Jayne Maser will be volunteering at the booth during the conference which will be held on Friday and Saturday of this week.
Did you know the answer to last week’s Maintenance Trivia – we have 35 furnaces and heaters, 36 electric heaters and 20 water heaters. These range from small units to a furnace that takes up a large room in the Education and Retreat Center. Compare that to the typical house or church building.
This week’s Maintenance Trivia – how many horses does Lutheran Island Camp have? How much hay do they eat each year?
Mother/Daughter Retreat: Mom and daughters of all ages will enjoy our great Mother/daughter retreat coming up May 6th and 7th. We are very pleased to announce that former staff members and mother and daughter Sharon (70’s) and Kalika (2000’s) Peske will be leading the retreat.
We are looking for a few good horses. We are always looking for some good kid’s horses. If you have one or two that you’re not using anymore, give Marvin a call at camp. We accept them as donations and often are able to maximize what you might receive as a tax deduction. Our horse program continues to expand and we are also interested in finding some good ponies for our younger kids. Call Marvin at 218-583-2905.
Our second Spring Crafters Retreat is coming up at the end of the month. This is a great opportunity to get those quilting and scrapbooking projects done before summer arrives. Come in as early as Tuesday and stay through Sunday. Give us a call or send in a registration form from our flyer or from the website.
Spring Clean-up is coming up very quickly – We’re all set for Saturday, April 30th. Give us a call to make sure we know you’re coming. We do have room for people who would like to stay overnight. We have lots of projects that need to be completed. The ice should be out so we’ll be also getting a few things done at the waterfront. Cabins need to be cleaned. And, there is plenty of yard work to do. Summer Program Highlight:
Adult and Family Horse Camp This great weekend starts at the Island Friday evening for devotions and a good night's sleep in preparation for a full day of riding. You'll camp out Saturday night, take a moonlight ride. Sunday Morning you'll ride to worship before returning to the Island. Previous riding experience required. If this weekend doesn't fit your schedule, we find another one for you. Ages: 16 and older. Dates and Costs: June 17-19 (or call for availability) $135.
Bill visited Trinity Lutheran in Fisher this past weekend and enjoyed greeting many old friends who had been campers back in the 1960’s and 1970’s. Ken was at Trinity in Bemidji where he also connected with some past campers and staff members. We love visiting with all of you about your camp memories. And, we enjoy providing new camp memories to your children and grandchildren.
Our Creation Photography and Art week (June 5-10) will be great this year. We’ve enlisted the help of some professional photographers including nationally known outdoor photographer/videographer Brad Veenstra. A brand new brochure will be available within the next couple of days at our website. Sign up now. The program is open to youth and adults 12 and older.
Quilt Auction 2011: we are ready to start receiving the quilts and other items for the 2011 Quilt Auction. Please be sure to send your quilts with the information sheet (download from website or request us to mail it to you) so that we can identify your quilt and promote it so that it receives the highest possible bid at the auction.
Question and Answer: Question: Where do LIC campers come from? Answer: Most of our campers come from Minnesota. But this year we have campers coming from Pennsylvania, Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa,
Nebraska, Missouri, Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, and Wisconsin. We’ll likely have 30 percent from outside of our district.
Lutheran Island Camp and Retreat Center
Lutheran Island Camp Foundation
Christ Serve Ministries
45011 230th St
Henning MN 56551
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