Saturday, October 15, 2011

Pilgrimage to Israel!

Twenty two members of Christ Church will be heading out on October 19th for a 12 day pilgrimage to Israel, and I am lucky enough to be one of them! I am so excited, and am busily preparing my family for my first extended absence, and Church for my two Sundays away! So much to do, but in less than a week I'll be exploring the Holy Land. What an incredible gift!

In preparation, children in the True Vine Atrium have been creating their own maps of the Land of Israel and plotting our trip. I'm really looking forward to sharing our experiences with the children and youth of the parish when we return.

If you've been to Israel before, I would love to hear any advice you have about sites to see, souvenirs to buy, and pictures to take, particularly those that you think may support our work in the atrium.

Our priest, Rev. Peter, will be posting pictures and writing about our trip daily. You can follow along on our web page under Peter + and if you are a member of Facebook on the Christ Episcopal Church Page. Please pray for me and for all the members of our group in the weeks ahead!


  1. Safe travels to you Leslie! I'm very excited to hear all about your discoveries. I'll be praying for you and the rest of the group.

  2. I hope you have a blesssed trip! Cant wait to hear all about it!

  3. So exciting! I wish you a wonderful adventure and new insight into the Scriptures from having seen things with your own eyes. Can't wait to see the pictures!

  4. Thanks so much for your support Ladies! I'll try to post a few pictures on the blog if I have the chance. Have a good week!

  5. Safe travels to all! Our awesome cousins, Fred and Sarah G., will be part of your church group and we look forward to following your group's spiritual journey and reading all about your experiences! May God protect you all and keep you all safe and healthy until you return home! God Bless you all!


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