Chi Rho Center

St. John’s Retreat for Women – Revised Schedule

A LENTEN RETREAT for St. John’s women and guests will be offered Friday evening and Saturday, March 10-11 at Chi Rho Center, Annandale.  We will continue to deepen the practice of “listening” with the help of Pastor Katherine Nycklemoe of St. Stephen Lutheran, Bloomington.  Please contact Ann ( or Anna ( for reservations or more information. Download this flyer for more info.      

November 24th, 2016|

Winter at Camp Chi Rho!

During the first weekend of January, a group cancelled but I was able to fill one of the days with a local family who rented out the lodge. They were super excited to make future reservations to utilize the camp.  During the last two weekends we had returning groups. One was a ladies’ group from a Twin Cities church. On the last weekend Pastor Orval continued a men's retreat tradition of over 10 years. They came from the local small town of Kingston: Kingston ALC. February is a busy month! Xiong and his family and friends will come for their [...]

October 14th, 2016|

Summerfest 2016

Despite the rain on Saturday, Summerfest 2016 was a great success. During the storm we all went into the Dining Hall.  Brian Pederson continued with song and his guitar in a corner. Food was brought indoors and buttered corn-on-the-cob was served immediately. However, four tents did blow over. Volunteers helped in every way imaginable all weekend and they deserve a huge thanks. The beanbag tournament was resumed when the sun returned. In a heated contest, the repeat winners were Pastor Mark and his son Lucas. When asked whom they beat, Lucas proudly exclaimed, "We beat everyone!" The outdoor worship on [...]

April 23rd, 2016|

Camp Chi Rho News from Dave Helm

Camp Chi Rho is moving out of the busy Summertime into arrival of the late Summer and Fall groups. In September we welcome the Muslim Youth group over the Labor Day weekend for their 5th year out at camp. The following week brings a wedding group and local neighbors of the camp for their big day. Going into the last three weekends of September we welcome St. Joseph's women's retreat (13 people), St. Alberts women’s retreat (20 people), and Listen and Learn (20 people). So every week of September is covered with new and older groups. Plus during a couple [...]

May 31st, 2016|