The 2022-2023 PW/Horizons Bible Study
Celebrating Sabbath: Accepting God’s Gift of Rest and Delight
Stony Point Center
June 16-18, 2022
Led by the Author, Rev. Dr. Carol Bechtel
In this Bible study—with passages from Genesis, Exodus, Deuteronomy, Isaiah, Matthew, Luke, and Acts—we’ll consider Sabbath:
as a celebration, not a day of dreary formality
as God’s intent for all of creation that includes busy women too
as one day of the week, perhaps a Sunday
as a time to surrender unhealthy striving and frantic busyness, and instead trust that God will provide
as a reminder that life is precious and working too much is against God’s plans for our precious lives
as a day devoted to community and justice and not exclusively to self-care.
Ultimately, Sabbath reminds us to honor God who honors us by giving us a day each week to reset our pace, our priorities, and our lives.
The Reverend Dr. Carol Bechtel is professor of Old Testament at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, MI. She grew up on a farm in Illinois, attended Hope College, Western Theological Seminary and Yale University. She has published a commentary on Esther, and many will remember her PW Bible Study Above and Beyond: Hearing God’s Call in Jonah and Ruth. Carol lives in Holland, Michigan. She and her husband have four children and eight grandchildren. Her hobbies include singing, cooking and gardening, and playing the Celtic harp.
The full program begins at 4pm on THURSDAY and ends after lunch on SATURDAY. Registration and check-in will start on Thursday at 3:00 PM. Cost covers 6 meals, a single or double room in either Gilmor Sloane House or a Lodge (your choice), and a program fee of $40, which includes a copy of the study.
Horizon Bible Study June 16-18, 2022 (Thurs-Sat )
Special Dietary or Other Needs: __________________________________________________________
___Gilmor Sloane House Single $530 ___Lodge Single $448 ___Commuter $240
___Gilmor Sloane House Double $410 ___Lodge Double $328 ___Add’L Overnight Stay $144
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Updated 5/22/2022: If you have special requests, please send a email request to firstname.lastname@example.org, with their housing requests (single/double, roommate preference, lodge or Gilmore Sloan) and any dietary restrictions by 6/1/22.
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