Gifts to Each Other: Exploring our Treasures of Worship and Prayer

 — Apr. 21, 200621 avril 2006

Thursday May 25 to Saturday May 27, 2006 at Queen’s House of Retreats (601 Taylor St. West, Saskatoon)

Have you ever gone to a service at a different church and wondered what it was all about? Wished that there were someone to explain why they did what they did? Ever wondered about the private prayer life of Christians of other traditions?

The Prairie Centre for Ecumenism will be hosting a very special retreat this summer, perhaps a unique event in Canada. Pastors and members of three very different church traditions – the Ukrainian Catholic Church, Mennonite Church Saskatchewan and the Foursquare Gospel Church – will spend three days together sharing their treasures of corporate worship and private devotion. Each worship session will be led by a member of the tradition to which it belongs, with explanations of the service’s meaning and time for questions. In addition we will be introduced to ways of private prayer and devotion characteristic of these traditions, with explanations and private time in which to ‘try out’ different types of prayer for ourselves.

The retreat will run from Thursday suppertime until Saturday afternoon, to enable clergy and lay people to attend. It will not be a silent retreat, though parts of the house will be reserved for silent prayer. Individual spiritual guidance is available on request.

Costs: $175 live-in, $150 commuters. Please register with Queen’s House directly (tel. 306-242-1916) by May 10 to ensure the viability of this event. If you would like more information about the retreat, contact the PCE at (306) 653-1633. This event will be held in lieu of the 2006 Summer Ecumenical Institute.

A registration form and brochure is available online at

“There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all…Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.” (1 Corinthians 12: 4-7)

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