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Strength to Strength: Psalm 84

Map/Directions to North Star Bible Camp


North Star Bible Camp is located in
Willow, Alaska about 85 miles north of Anchorage.
Just north of mile 71 on the Parks Highway, turn right
(east) onto Willow-Fishhook Road (also known as Hatcher
Pass). North Star is 12.5 miles up Hatcher Pass at
10688 Willow-Fishhook Road.
2013 ALASKA WOMENS MINISTRIES

16TH ANNUAL
STATEWIDE RETREAT
September 20th-22nd

How lovely is your dwelling place, Lord Almighty!
My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the Lord;
my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.
Even the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow
a nest for herself, where she may have her young
a place near your altar, Lord Almighty,
my King and my God. Blessed are those who dwell
in your house; they are ever praising you.
Psalm 84:1-4
Strength to Strength
North Star Bible Camp, Willow, Alaska
Love offerings will be taken for
the 2014 retreat scholarship
fund, North Star Bible Camp,
and for the camp staff.
North Star Bible Camp
(907)495-6378
www.northstarbiblecamp.com
Strength to Strength: Psalm 84
This fall we will be discoverin what it means to
find our strenth in Christ. To learn to trust in
Him and lon for His presence. We will continue
to weave our stories toether as we fellowship in
worship, in the Word, and in our recreation. We
will aain be blessed to hear from four very
different and wonderful Alaskan ladies.
How lovely are thy dwellings fair! O Lord of hoasts, how dear
The pleasant tabernacles are where thou do'st dwell so near.
My soul doth long and almost die, Thy courts O Lord to see,
My heart and flesh aloud do crie, O living God, for Thee.
There ev'n the sparrow freed from wrong, hath found a house of rest,! ! ! !
The swallow there, to lay her young, hath built her brooding nest.
Ev'n by thy altars Lord of hoasts, they find their safe abode,
And home they fly from round the coasts, toward thee, my King, my God.
Happy, who in thy house reside, where thee they ever praise,
Happy, whose strength in Thee doth bide, and in their hearts thy waies.! !
They pass through Baca's thirstie vale, that dry and barren ground,
As through a fruitfull watry dale, where springs and showrs abound.
They journey on from strength to strength, with joy and gladsom cheer,
Till all before our God at length, in Sion do appear.
Lord God of hoasts hear now my praier , O Jacobs God give ear,! ! ! ! !
Thou God our shield look on the face, of thy anointed dear.
For one day in thy courts to be, is better, and mere blest
Then in the joyes of vanity, a thousand daies at best.
I in the temple of my God, had rather keep a dore,
Then dwell in tents, and rich abode, with sin for evermore! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
For God the Lord, both Sun and Shield, gives grace and glory bright,
No good from Him shall be with-held, whose waies are just and right.
Lord God of hoasts that raignst on high, that man is truly blest
Who only on Thee doth relie. and in Thee only rest. ~ John Milton, 1648
Kristi lives in Anchorage and serves
as editor of the Sinew, ECCAK's
newsletter. She also serves as the
advisor to the Alaska Covenant
Women's Council. She has served
alongside her husband Curtis in
various ministry positions in
different parts of!Alaska for twenty
years and now !invests most of her
time into her three children. She
enjoys writing, speaking and
teaching the Word as well as taking
on "personal challenge projects" to
cause her to grow and develop as an
individual, as well as coach others
seeking to reach a goal or overcome
an obstacle. She loves to laugh and
make others laugh.
Kristi
Ivanoff
Marlene is Navajo from Tohlakai,
NM and Wide Ruins, AZ. She
grew up in Oakland, CA and
received her MDiv degree at Fuller
Seminary. She would like to teach
Christian education classes in urban
areas and Native American/Alaskan
Native communities. Marlene
pursued Christian Ethics with her
degree and enjoys giving lectures on
the importance of environmental
stewardship. Currently a chaplain at
Providence and a volunteer
chaplain at ANMC, she likes to
share about Gods transforming
power through faith. To God be the
glory as He carries her through her
journey in Alaska serving the Lord
at First Covenant.
Marlene
Watson
Psalm !"""#$
In April of 1648, John Milton composed the
song Psalm LXXXIV, or Psalm 84. Please take
a moment to read through this Psalm, in the
beautiful poetic meter that Milton saw it in,
as well as meditating on Psalm 84 in your own
Bible as you prepare for the coming weekend.
Strength to Strength: Psalm 84
Marisol
Cisneros
Sandra
Kin
blessed are those whose
strength is in you.
Psalm 84:5a
Sandra serves the Lord in her home
village of Mekoryuk, Alaska where
she teaches Elementary School.
She is married to Nathan Hanna,
who serves as Mekoryuk's pastor,
and is mother to two children Janie
and Artie. She enjoys working with
youth and participating in
subsistence activities. She also serves
on the ECCAK general council. She
attended Alaska Bible College and
received her!M.A. from the
University of Oklahoma.!She and
her family currently live in Soldotna
while her husband is taking a
sabbatical and!serving at ACC.
Marisol serves as the Office
Manager at ECCAK. She was
raised in south Texas and has
lived in Kansas, Illinois and
Alaska. Her husband Matt is a
Covenant pastor and together
they moved here with their
three children to serve at
Chugach Covenant Church, a
new church plant in Anchorage.
She is passionate about the
ministry that they are doing to
reach east Anchorage and
knows that God can use anyone
in BIG ways. She enjoys
running, hiking, biking and
rooting for the Kansas Jayhawks.
Complete your reistration
and send it in to:
Sharron Carlson
FO Box 771285
Eale River, AK 99577
Flease make checks
payable to Covenant
Women Retreat Iund
Do you have any
special dietary
concerns?
Please let us know
and we will do our
best to accommodate!
Additional Comments:
Craft Sale:
There will be a craft sale,with
proceeds to benefit the retreat
scholarship fund for 2014.
If you would like to donate
craft items, please bring them
with you to the retreat and leave
them at the registration table.
www.eccak.org
You can find more
information about the retreat
by visiting !""#$s
website and looking for the
2013 Womens Retreat.
In addition to more
information, we are pleased
to announce that you are
able to register online and
prepay for the retreat!
Register Online!
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What to Bring:
Bible
Flashlight
Camera
Sleeping Bag
Pillow
Weather
Appropriate Clothing
Towel/Toiletries
Games
Snacks to Share
Crafts/Projects
Food for the Friday
Evening Potluck Meal
Friday Evening:
Registration at North Star will open at 5pm.
A potluck dinner will begin at 5:30pm; please bring a dish
to share. To ensure there is a good variety of food:
Anchorage/Soldotna - Fruitsc & Veggies
Eagle River/Fairbanks - Desserts
Wasilla/Palmer - Side Dishes
Everyone else, please feel free to bring a snack of some kind if you are
able. Our evening worship service will begin following dinner.
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Optional Activities:
Movie Night
Break Out Sessions
Hiking
Boating
Crafting
Board Games
Massage Therapy
($1/min.)
For More Information:
If you would like additional information about the retreat or the
camp, or have questions, please contact:
Sharron Carlson (907)223-5511
Kate Cannon (907)227-3430 ktrynr@gmail.com
On behalf of the retreat planning committee, we look forward to
fellowshipping with you in September!
Retreat Costs:
Early Registration, $125
After 9/15/13, $145
One Night Only, $100
Day Activities Only, $75
A $25 non-refundable deposit is required
to reserve your space. You may send in the
entire payment, or you may send the
deposit and pay your balance upon arrival.