Women’s Retreat – January 26th-28th


The women’s retreat will be January 26-28 at Camp Chrysalis. The theme will be “Psalm 23: Resting in the Promises of our Good Shepherd.” We are building a great team, but we can always use more gifted women involved in the planning. Contact Peggy Hoppes at if you are interested. Registration will begin very soon.

Theme of the Retreat:

Psalm 23 – Resting in the Blessings of the Good Shepherd


Psalm 23 is a song of the sheep who is praising the goodness of the Shepherd. He is the LORD. The LORD provides. The LORD directs. The LORD leads. The LORD restores. The LORD guides. The LORD protects. The LORD comforts. The LORD feeds. The LORD anoints. Life under the LORD’s care is good. Life in the presence of the Shepherd is blessed.


Phillip Keller writes, “It is no accident that God has chosen to call us sheep. The behavior of sheep and human beings is similar in many ways. …Our mass mind (or mob instincts), our fears and timidity, our stubbornness and stupidity, our perverse habits are all parallels of profound importance. Yet, despite these adverse characteristics, Christ chooses us, buys us, calls us by name, makes us His own and delights in caring for us.” From “A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23”


“I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep.” John 10:14-15, ESV


We are called to be faithful to the LORD, to follow our Shepherd and to trust in Him. We will hear His voice and He will take care of us.


“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” Psalm 23:6, ESV

Join us January 26-28 as we ponder life with the Good Shepherd.


The cost is $100 per person which includes all programming cost, 4 meals, and lodging in one of the newly constructed quadriplex cabins at Camp Chrysalis. Scholarships are available upon request. Lutheran Camp Chrysalis is located in the Hill Country just south of Kerrville. It’s 91 acres offer a uniquely beautiful setting known for its shaded hillside, open field, dramatic bluff and quietly flowing creek.

If you choose to attend on Saturday only, the cost is $30 and includes lunch and dinner.




The church bus will be available for those attending all weekend and for those attending on Saturday only.


The cabins have two large rooms or four family suites, each with a private bath. The bunk beds are extra long for adults. All bottom bunks are available for adults. There is a comfortable gathering room with couches for casual seating and meeting tables available. A small kitchenette with a fridge, microwave and coffee service is located in the gathering room. All quadriplex cabins also have a large front deck with rocking chairs for outdoor socializing. A large attached deck with rocking chairs is a comfortable spot for outdoor gatherings. Two cabins are handicap accessible, and all cabins are air conditioned and heated.


Food Service:

Meals at Chrysalis are a time to come together and enjoy good food and conversation. Their staff will provide home-style meals and snacks during our stay. Special diets can be accommodated with advance notice.

Retreat Schedule:


5:45 pm Gather at church
6:00 pm Bus departs church
7:00 pm Arrive and get settled
7:30 pm Welcome, Worship and Introduction to the Retreat
9:30 pm Fun time in the cabins


8:00am Breakfast
9:00am Lesson: The Good Shepherd
10:30am Lesson: Seasons of the Journey
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Lesson: Guided prayer
2:00pm Free Time
4:30pm Lesson: Images in Psalm 23
6:00pm The Great Banquet
6:45pm Free Time
7:30pm Fellowship time/games
9:30pm Fun time in the cabins


8:30am Closing Worship-
Pastor Mariola
9:30am Sunday Brunch
10:30am Depart
11:30am Arrive at church


7:30am Gather at church
7:45am Bus departs church
8:45am Arrive at camp
6:45pm Bus departs camp
7:45pm Arrive at church

Men’s Retreat


Check back soon for more information!