Day Advent Journey Retreat
December 5, 2023
The Carols of Advent
Prepare for this Advent season with joyful singing and inspired learning! Old Testament Professor Rolf Jacobson (Luther Seminary), Pastor David Lose, and Retreat Center staff will explore the history and meaning of some of their favorite Advent and Christmas songs. Allow this season’s music to support and guide you as we prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus, our Savior.
Day Advent Journey is one of our annual day-time retreats. It provides space to gather with familiar and new friends and enter the season of Advent together through worship, learning, and conversation in a place of inspiring beauty. Begin the day with fresh pastries, enjoy a delicious lunch provided by our professional chefs, and end with communal worship.
Rolf Jacobson is Professor of Old Testament at Luther Seminary and an ordained pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Known for his humor and faithful biblical interpretation, Jacobson is an in-demand preacher and teacher. He has written a number of books, including Invitation to the Psalms (with Karl Jacobson) and Crazy Talk: A Not-So-Stuffy Dictionary of Theological Terms. His voice can be heard on two weekly preaching podcasts, “Sermon Brainwave” and “The Narrative Lectionary,” as well as singing the high lonesome with a Lutheran bluegrass band, “The Fleshpots of Egypt. A survivor of childhood cancer, he is a double, above-the-knee amputee, who generally wears a bicycle and a smile. He lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, with his beloved wife Amy, their children Ingrid and Gunnar, and a cat who thinks he is a dog.
8:30am Bus leaves 7500 York
9am Bus leaves MPLS campus
9-10am Check in at front desk, coffee & pastries in dining room
10am Program begins