Last weekend, May 13th through May 15th, the men of OSWLC had a great three-day retreat of spiritual renewal at Mar-Lu Ridge in Maryland, focused on the theme of being strong and courageous (Joshua 1:9). After several sessions of study and reflection, Sunday's service led by Pastor Tyson Labuhn culminated in each man knowing his responsibility to accept the baton and continue to carry forward with strength and courage as we face adversity as God's outreach in our communities and in our world.
We hope everyone enjoyed this retreat and look forward to the next gathering!
Updated May 12, 2021
OSWLC’s Men’s Retreat was held last Saturday, May 8th, via Zoom. Close to 30 men joined as we explored the issue of making it through challenging times with God’s strength. The speakers’ insights ultimately led us to the importance of trusting God, knowing that while He doesn’t promise us peace from challenging times, He offers peace during them as He works His purposes to make His Kingdom come.
We’re especially grateful for the speakers. They included Dr. Franco from Haiti, Lee McClish from Ohio, Sunil Robert from New Jersey, as well as our church members Jim Kane, David Smith, and former member Mark Sapatka who joined us from Germany. Thanks also to John Keppel and Mike Meese who pulled the levers and pressed the buttons on Zoom, and Pastor Peterson and Pastor Tyson Labuhn who led us in prayer.
The retreat presentations (but not the breakout sessions) were recorded and we hope in coming weeks to make them available to folks who were not able to attend.
Men's groups can be found here on the Small Groups page.
This is a slow pitch recreational softball team which is open to both men and women. It plays in the Loudoun County Church League in the spring.
Past Men's Retreats
2019 Men's Retreat – April 26 to 28
Theme: After Easter
Co-Leaders: Jim Kane and John Keppel
Easter is the high point of our Christian faith. In His resurrection from the dead Jesus Christ fulfilled God’s promise to break the power of evil, sin and death. Jesus in His resurrection is the first fruit of the new creation, which God promised from the beginning of time. Those who believe in Jesus Christ and are baptized share in this new creation and have put on eternal life.
“Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life." (Romans 6:3-4)
The theme After Easter explored how we can daily live out our faith in Jesus Christ and live out the new life that He has won for us.
2018 Men's Retreat
The 2018 Men's Retreat was head at Mar-Lu-Ridge Retreat Center (near Point of Rocks, MD), May 4 to 6. The theme of our 2018 men's retreat was "Wearing the Armor of God" which is based on Ephesians 6:10-18. As Christian men, we face temptations every day that distract us from leading lives that are pleasing to God. God knows our weaknesses and provides us with the spiritual resources we need to fight temptation so we can lead healthy spiritual lives.
2017 Men's Retreat
The 2017 Men’s Retreat was held at Mar-Lu-Ridge (near Point of Rocks, MD), see highlights below: