Group Leaves for Holy Land April 27
Twenty five members of the Northwest Coast Presbytery will be traveling soon to Israel/Palestine for a spiritual pilgrimage with Pilgrims of Ibillin, a Living Stones tour. Not only will they be seeing a number of the holy sites and walking where Jesus walked, but they will be meeting with Palestinian Christians and Muslims as well as Israeli Jews to hear their stories. We’ll be going to see where Jesus is alive among the people of the land today, those in the three great monotheistic faith traditions who are seeking a just peace.
This “Living Stones” tour grows out of the scriptures message from when the women arrive at the empty tomb and are told by an angel: “Why do you seek the living among the dead?” So too, we will not be seeking Jesus only among the stones and relics of the past, but among the “living stones,” the Christians, Muslims and Jews who are seeking Jesus’ way of peace in a conflict-ridden “unholy” land—and yet a land of the resurrection where anything is possible and we still hold on to hope.
You can follow our 10 church members through a daily blog by googling “Pilgrims of Ibillin” and going to “Living Stones” blog.
You are invited to pray as well for a rich and meaningful spiritual pilgrimage for: Randy and Sally Hart, Ursula Gallagher, Gayle Gulick, Charlie Lewis, Howard and Rita Stoess, Herm and Carole VanLoo, George Vasil . Also in the group are Rev. Alan Dorway, Katherine Campbell, Steve and Judy Hammond, Jee Sook Kutz, Judy Kutz, Dana and Judy Wright—all from Everett First P.C., Rev. Luke Hyder from Cascade View P.C. in Everett, Carol and Jerry Bates from Cottage Lake P.C. in Woodinville, Eli and Heidi Saikaly from Mukilteo, Jeanne Hoek and Minna Dimmick from Northcreek P.C.