There will be 44 sessions on topics like bullying, environmental ethics, mental health, prison ministry, and global mission, to name just a few.
You don’t have to be registered for the whole assembly—just come for the University! The $35 fee includes lunch. Find out more at NTNL.org.
(If you are attending the Assembly, you do not need to register for the University.)
Briarwood’s Run for the Roses Gala
Texas Lutheran University‘s Vice President of Enrollment Services, Tom Oliver, will present this free workshop. Oliver is an “insider” to the college admissions process having spent 25 years on Admissions staffs for SMU, Southwestern, TCU, and Trinity. He will be available after the workshop for individual consultation.
There is no registration fee. To sign up, contact TLU Church Relations: Becky Hruza at RHruza@TLU.edu or 830.372.8160.
Senior Citizens’ Retreat: Sleuthing the Psalms
What is it that has made the Psalms the most beloved hymnbook in the world?
Why has its wisdom found its way into countless everyday expressions?
Join us April 8-10 at Briarwood for a relaxing and rejuvenating time as Carolyn Knudsen leads us in a fresh look at this always timely book. There will also be a variety of indoor and outdoor activities to participate in throughout the weekend. You won’t want to miss it!
NT-NL Mission Area continues to increase its giving toward the ELCA’s Malaria Initiative. As of February 1, 2014, our contribution totals $111,065 (of $160,000 pledged for the four-year campaign) — THANK YOU! Every year, millions of people across the globe commemorate World Malaria Day on April 25. This year, the ELCA is encouraging all congregations to set aside April 27 as World Malaria Sunday. On World Malaria Sunday, we honor those who have died, pray for those who suffer, and support those who work to end malaria. Your gifts during World Malaria Week will be matched for extra impact (matching amount will be announced soon). The ELCA Malaria Campaign has developed a World Malaria Day Action Kit, which will make planning easy. Download those resources here!
Join The Brothers of the Taizé Community for a wonderful time of growth and reflection as they bring their message of hope, trust and reconciliation to Texas.
This two-day event features four times of prayer and worship led by the Brothers of Taize featuring their unique form of prayer in song. Brothers will lead bible study, small groups, workshops and regional meetings, recreating the experience of a visit to the Taize community right here in Texas!
Times of Prayer are open to the public and people of all ages.
The Pilgrimage of Trust activities are open to people ages 17-35, and group leaders. Please visit their Eventbrite page for tickets and for more information (scroll down for event details).
Are you a member of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans? One of the benefits of membership of Thrivent is directing Thrivent Choice Dollars to ministries you support—such as our very own Briarwood Retreat Center! March 31 is the last day to designate your Thrivent Choice Dollars for 2013.
For everyone who directed their Thrivent Choice Dollars to Briarwood we say thank you! Briarwood received $4,931 in 2013. Please know if you want that support to continue you must select Briarwood again, as selections must be made on an annual basis.
If you are a member of Thrivent and have not yet directed your Thrivent Choice Dollars, you can choose Briarwood to receive your Thrivent Choice Dollars online or you can call 1-800-847-4836. Please feel free to contact Pastor Phil Geleske at Briarwood (firstname.lastname@example.org or 940-241-2099) if you have any questions!
Did you miss this month’s Table Talk? Good thing we recorded it! Watch it online:
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Upcoming Events in the NT-NL Mission Area and Beyond:
- Mar. 29:“Little Purpose, Little Peace, Little Freedom” Women’s Retreat
- Apr. 4-6: Taize Dallas
- Apr. 6: Understanding College Admissions and Financial Aid, hosted by TLU at Shepherd of Life, Arlington
- Apr. 8-10: Senior Citizen’s Retreat at Briarwood
- Apr. 11-18: The Footsteps of Paul and the Glories of Greece Pilgrimage, Adult Lutherans Organized for Action (ALOA)
- Apr. 25-27: 2014 NT-NL Mission Assembly: ¡Samaria!
- Apr. 26: University of ¡Samaria!
- Apr. 27: World Malaria Sunday
- May 3: Briarwood’s Run for the Roses Gala
- May 25-30: Lutheran Seminary Program in the Southwest’s Spanish Language and Hispanic Ministry Intensive
- Jul. 18-20: Lutheran Men in Mission’s Triennial Gathering, “Guys, Guts, and God’s Glory”
- Jul. 24-27: Women of the ELCA’s Ninth Triennial Gathering, “Of Many Generations”
- Jul. 28-30: Association of Lutheran Church Musicians Region 3 Summer Conference
- Sep. 7: “God’s Work. Our Hands.” Sunday