Women of the Diocese of the Rio Grande

"Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same lord; and there are varieties of working, but it is the same God who inspires them all in everyone." (1 Corinthians 12:4-6)

As women of the Diocese of the Rio Grande we work to live out this promise in retreat, fellowship, study, and ministry.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Come Unto Me all who labor and are heavy laden...I will give you Rest

Did you miss it?


Twenty women gathered at the San Geronimo Lodge in Taos on June 13-14.

We had chocolate and conversation, Pilates and prayer, facials and fellowship, meals and music, some wine and lots of fun.

We also contemplated ways to respond to Jesus' invitation to 'Come unto Me...' and how that might be similar to the little bird's search in Are You My Mother?
During the Eucharist, Pam Tyler suggested we consider the 'shoulds' and 'oughts' of our lives and how they might keep us from Rejoicing in the Lord and letting him relieve us who 'labor and are heavy laden'
Finally, after lunch, Cindy urged us to share the fun of the weekend with those in our parishes, just like we share stories of vacations. After all, Christ calls us to believe 'I will give you rest'-and isn't that worth sharing??
Some of us added images to the collage that reflected our weekend. Others enjoyed the pool and the labyrinth and the facials and oils demos. As more than one woman noted, "being able to choose what we wanted and not having to participate in everything was the key to the relaxation of the weekend." 

You can see some of the events of the weekend and hear Pam's sermon on the weekend videos, linked below

Part 1 of the weekend and sermon:


Part 2 of the sermon and weekend:


Join us next year when we'll meet in the southern part of the diocese for fellowship with one another and with Christ.

And come to the Bosque Center in November for "Taste and See" the 3rd Annual Women's Retreat. We'll be learning about and sharing our spiritual styles! Registration will be posted soon on the calendar page of the blog.