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Winter Retreat in Kewanee This Weekend


It's still not too late to put this on your schedule, particularly if you live nearby, but even if you don't:

St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kewanee, Illinois is having her annual Epiphany Choral Vespers on Sunday Night, January 6th, the night of Epiphany Day at 7:00.  The pastor is Rev. Fr. Burnell Eckardt, the editor of Gottesdienst.

It will be followed by a traditional wine-and-cheese reception, another annual tradition.

Then, Monday January 7th, there will be another Day of Theological Reflection, from 8:30 – 3:30.  This fifteenth retreat in the Theological Reflection series is entitled,

“The Nativity Canticles of St. Luke”


The seminar is led by Fr. Eckardt, who has a PhD from Marquette University, will focus on the first and second chapters of the Gospel according to St. Luke, and in particular the canticles of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Zacharias, the angels, and Simeon, all of whom exulted in the coming of the Blessed Nativity of our Lord.

If there is inclement weather, a snow date for Choral Vespers is scheduled for that (Monday) night at 7 pm.

Lodging options:


AmericInn, 4823 US Hwy. 34 800-634-3444
Super 8 Motel, 901 S. Tenney (Rt. 78) 309-853-8800
Aunt Daisy’s B&B, 223 W. Central Blvd.         308-853-3300
Kewanee Motor Lodge, 400 S. Main St. 309-853-4000
Days Inn, I-80 & Rt. 40, Sheffield 815-454-2361
Best Western, I-80 & Rt. 78, Annawan 309-935-6565


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