Power in the Spirit is an inspirational conference for people of all ages who wish to explore God’s call to service through joyous worship, Bible studies, keynote addresses, workshops, games, and fellowship. In addition, congregational leaders—teachers, music directors, choir members, council and committee members, family life consultants, deacons, pastors, and others—will find Power in the spirit nurturing and challenging as they consider their mission and ministry.
Join others in the Virginia Synod for the first-ever Midwinter Power in the Spirit Online event Sunday, January 31 to Thursday, February 4, 2021. The most recent summer event was forced to go online — and it was found to be an enjoyable experience! So the Virginia Synod planners thought gathering for prayer, study, worship, and conversation would be a great way to spend some of the coldest days of the year.
If you sign up to attend Midwinter Power in the Spirit Online, you can expect:
- A daily devotional to arrive in your email each morning, Sunday through Thursday. Here you’ll receive readings, brief videos, and guides for at-home arts and crafts.
- An invitation to daily Zoom workshops, from 5:45 PM to 6:55 PM, Sunday through Thursday. Listen to presenters from across our Virginia Synod share from their areas of expertise. Sign up for the sessions that interest you most!
- A closing vespers service at 7:00 PM, live and online, led by worship leaders from across the synod. Each weeknight you’ll participate in different ways of worship, even while physically apart.
There is no fee to attend, but a donation of $25 to the Virginia Synod is suggested. One hundred percent of donations will be used to support neighbors in need around the world through the ELCA Good Gifts catalog (the goal is to give a “family farm” to help a family break the cycle of hunger and poverty—only $715!). Please give as the Spirit leads you!
For more information, visit vasynod.org, facebook.com/powerinthespirit or Midwinter Power in the Spirit Online: “Candlemas: A Festival of Illumination!” flyer. You can also contact Power in the Spirit coordinator Pastor David Drebes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To register, visit https://vasynod-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUodemqrjosH9LtDjhwHS7u60bwywFIIZ_S
PS: Plans continue for the Virginia Synod’s Power in the Spirit summer event, to be held (hopefully) at Roanoke College from July 15 to 17, 2021. Be sure to save the date!