Last week my Port Philip East colleagues, Duncan Macleod, Anneke Oppewal and I hosted a Retreat Day for about 25 ministers and lay workers from our presbytery.
We began and ended the day with Psalm 27. We offered several prayer stations along with both printed and projected versions of the Psalm.
We reflected on the imagery of Psalm 27 - light, shelter, singing, prayer, refuge, escape. We made prayers and listened to music, explored images and wrote reflections. There was space to be still and sit in God's presence. Later the three of us each spoke of practices that sustained us in life and ministry. Lots of conversation over a fabulous lunch. In the afternoon we gathered in small groups to reflect on our own sustaining practices. The day closed with a guided reflection led by Anneke.