Eckhardt Mission Series

Feb. 1-2, 2020 with Brother Dennis Gibbs

Brother Dennis Gibbs

Sacred Sofia: Honoring Wisdom in Balance of the Divine Feminine and the Sacred Masculine

This speaker series will explore the Divine Feminine and Sacred Masculine in balance as the totality of the nature of God. Using lecture reflections, scripture, contemplative practice, and small group discussion we will explore opportunities to expand our understanding and embrace the value of a healthy balance of life and spirituality that welcomes and honors the wisdom of the Divine Feminine in harmony with the Sacred Masculine–two energies that live fully within the human spirit.

Saturday, Feb 1, 4-8 p.m.

4 p.m. – First Lecture
6 p.m. – Dinner*
7 p.m. – Second Lecture

Sunday, Feb. 2

9:00 & 11:15 Historic Services: Br. Dennis Gibbs Preaching
10:15-11:05: Teaching with Br. Dennis

Parking: Free in St. David’s Garage
Child Care: Available for free with reservation to  

*There is no charge for this event, but we ask for a $10 donation toward dinner if you are able. Donations may be given online with your registration or in-person using cash, check, or card.

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About the Eckhardt Mission Series

“Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” John 12-21

Louise Eckhardt pictured with the Rev. Jim Bethell

Louise Eckhardt pictured with the Rev. Jim Bethell

Louise Adams Eckhardt brought joy and prayer to the St. David’s parish. Her presence among us was a gift that we treasured while she was with us. In 1987, she gave an endowed gift to St. David’s to remain with us through time by establishing the James Eckhardt Mission Series. This series, a preaching / teaching event featuring a Biblical presentation of the Scriptures according the Gospel of Jesus Christ, is for the Parish family of St. David’s and other peoples of the greater Austin community.

In making this gift, she cited John 12:21, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” A secondary objective in establishing the series was “to provide a more personal teaching and sharing experience for various groups within St. David’s Parish and to bring people into a closer personal relationship with Jesus Christ.”

The series name honors the memory of Dr. James W. Eckhardt for his dedicated Christian ministry to the medical profession.

Not only did she provide for this series in her lifetime, she left a bequest equal to her original gift for the series in her Will. Additionally, she left gifts to St. David’s for food, healing youth, altar guild, mission and evangelism, and prayer ministries. Her generous offerings of abundance to our parish began with sharing her smile and her prayers and her belief in Jesus Christ.

With her Will, she told the parish how much ministry, prayer, and teaching about Jesus Christ meant to [her] in her life. She has left a legacy for those of us who knew her and for those who did not. Those touched by her generosity today and in the future will know the value of her lifework and her love for St. David’s through the teaching series that she has left for generations of people to experience. Louise’s gift blesses us all with God’s love.