Rekindling the Fire: A Clergy Lenten Retreat

Friday & Saturday, March 10-11, 2017

The season of Lent places great demands on clergy, demands so great that often we neglect our own Lenten journey and find ourselves plysically, emotionally, and spiritually empty by the time Easter arrives.

Recognizing the need for clergy to heed the words of Jesus who beckoned his disciples to "come away...and rest a while," Lancaster Theological Seminary's Continuing Education Department invites you to step away from the activities and demands that threaten to overwhelm and derail for an ecumenical weekend clergy retreat, Friday & Saturday, March 10 & 11, 2017.

This ecumenical retreat will offer a time to rest from your labors, reconnect with the One who called and equipped you for ministry, and rekindle the passion for being Christ's hands and heart in the world.


Questions? Contact Jamie Beth Schindler at or (717) 290-8750.

Friday, March 10

3:00      Check in

4:00      Welcome, Introductions, Get Acquainted

6:00      Dinner 

7:00      Retreat Time

9:15      Vespers in Santee Chapel

Saturday, March 11

7:00      Continental Breakfast

8:00      Morning Worship 

9:00      Retreat Time

12:00    Lunch

12:30    Rest and Reflect

1:30      Retreat Time

3:30      Closing Worship in Santee Chapel

4:00      Depart

Retreat Leader - The Rev. Emily Schwenker

Emily Schwenker is ordained in the Presbyterian Church (USA) to the Validated Specialized Ministry of Spiritual Direction. Her primary ministry is offering one-on-one and group spiritual guidance to clergy, seminarians, and lay persons in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland.

She teaches Ministerial Formation to first- and second-year seminarians at Lancaster Theological Seminary, and she is a staff member for the Shalem Institute's Spiritual Guidance Program.

Following her passion for spiritual formation, Emily leads retreats and small groups, and consults with congregations on matters of spiritual growth and discernment.

Reservation Deadline is Friday, March 3

All participants are encouraged to stay overnight on campus in Richards Hall. There are a limited number of private rooms and several semi-private rooms available for the retreat, so please make your reservation early to ensure overnight accommodations.

This retreat is eligible for 1.0 unit of Continuing Education credit.

Cost per person is $175, including all meals, program, and overnight accommodations on Friday.

Cost per person is $115 for the program and meals only, excluding lodging.

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