Annual Epiphany Women’s Retreat

St Andrews House
Friday, April 21 – Sunday, April 23, 2017
St. Andrews House, Hood Canal
“What is trying to be born?”
Facilitated by Emily Linderman, M.Div.

During Lent, we’re invited to clear away distractions, enter into the holy darkness, and be more fully awakened to the God alive in us and the world. We spend Holy Week close to Jesus, the disciples, and one another as we wave palms, break bread, mourn, and wait for the end of the Sabbath only to find the tomb empty and ourselves both weeping and rejoicing. The holy cycle of incarnate life, death, and rebirth is a sacred part of creation, our lives, and our Christian inheritance. We are never done with our changes.

We will spend this Eastertide retreat together inviting that which is deepest within us to come forth in joy and meet the resurrected Jesus among us. We will ask what is trying to be born in us and our world and what needs to be left in the tomb in order for this new creation to live?

About Emily

Many of you already know Emily in one of her varied roles at Epiphany. She first came to Epiphany in 2011 as the welcoming face in the office while she was in seminary at Seattle University. Her role grew and changed during the years and she became a valued part of the spiritual life of Epiphany. Emily has a spiritual direction practice on Epiphany’s campus and will begin a yearlong hospital chaplaincy residency in the fall.

Emily grew up in Michigan and has lived in Seattle for nearly 20 years. A lover of poetry, memoirs, her four godchildren, and singing, you can find her Sunday afternoons at Liberation United Church of Christ.

If you have any questions, please contact Karen Forbes 206-779-8509,
Ann Lockhart 206-328-0459, or Emily Linderman 206-601-4196.

If you would like to attend, please fill out this form and return to the Parish Office in person, by mail, or by email at
To pay, you may either include a check with the form (made out to “Epiphany Parish” with “Women’s Retreat” in the memo line) or you may pay online here.