Happy Eastertide (and the end of Spring Break). What a wonderful Easter worship filled with happy people and more Easter eggs than I could count. The Resurrection rolled away the stone and freed us from whatever held us captive! What obstacle to new life has been miraculously and mysteriously rolled away for you? Come into the light! You have been set free! Alleluia!!
Here are the Readings for this Sunday, April 12th.
The Bishop’s Committee will be meeting on April 11th for a day-long retreat where the data from our Appreciative Inquiry exercise will be used to look at where we might be going for the next few years. Please keep us, and St. Clare’s in your prayers. The answers to all the questions will be posted in the Social Hall after Easter and we will have a presentation on April 19th to share with everyone the results and next steps.
Many thanks to Rick Woodruff, Jeff Waters, Anne Neilson, Abbie Crane, Paul Yarnton, & Nancy Byrnes who helped out at Soup Kitchen this past Wednesday. Nearly 50 people were fed wonderful soup, grilled cheese sandwiches, cookies, & beverages. Perhaps others of you made soup & your identity is known to God alone. You are all blessed.
Thank you for all your collecting efforts so far. The Youth Room is nearly full! The truck has been rescheduled for April 18-19 so that more items can be collected and we can reach the .20/lb level. All textiles, including clothes, sheets, linens, curtains, stuffed animals, shoes (single or pairs) or anything you can “recycle” instead of throwing away or donating to Goodwill! Please bring any items to church to hold in the youth room, and we will collect all that we can by April 18th!!! Email Amy Workman with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will donate 20% of the proceeds to the Valley Renewal Center that is providing for our communities homeless right now at the Snoqualmie United Methodist Church.
Wow!!! We collected over 20 pounds of loose change totalling $236- plus a few more coins to start our next outreach offering. The money will go to the Transportation Department of the Sr. Center to support riders who are not able to pay for their transportation to area appointments. Ten dollars pays for a 10-ride punch card that bus drivers will use to cover costs when a person in need can’t pay. Many thanks to all who provided pennies, nickels, dimes, & quarters!
Many thanks to those who generously donated to the flower fund this Easter. We are overwhelmed with almost $300 for flowers. We’ll buy some nice things for Easter, save some for Pentecost & other special events, and use the balance to pay for sanctuary candles that adorn our worship space. Your loved ones will be remembered in the bulletin during the Great 50 days of Easter.
Kelly Stokesbary is interested in doing some planting/gardening around St. Clare’s. If you’d like to meet here at church some afternoon, please contact her & plant away! Kelly Stokesbary
During our Appreciative Inquiry process, two ideas for fellowship came up.
The first is to hold a spaghetti/pasta night to raise funds to allow as many kids from St. Clare’s to attend Camp Huston this summer as possible. (Check out what Huston is all about here, www.huston.org and pick up a brochure on the table in the Social Hall.) We have tentatively put May 31st on the Calendar for the dinner.
The second is to bring back small dinner groups. These are times for about 6-8 people to come together for a good meal and fellowship. If you’re interested in this, please sign up on the Whiteboard in the Social Hall. We’ll put groups together for 2-3 meals during the year. Please note when you sign up whether you want a family group or adults only (both are OK).
AROUND THE DIOCESE
Register now for Cathedral Day, Saturday, April 18, 10:30am-3:30pm at St. Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle. Join the dunk tank competition! Parishes can compete to see whose priest can raise the most $$ during their session in the dunk tank. Encourage your priest to participate, or send a designated dunkee! There will be other fun games, projects for all ages as well. Take this great opportunity to meet friends from other congregations and to learn about different aspects of the Diocese.
Register Now! Saturday, May 30, BBQ buffet service at 4:00pm and game starts at 5:05pm at Cheney Stadium, Tacoma.
Join Bishop Rickel and your fellow Episcopalians for a night of baseball and family fun at Cheney Stadium and to watch the Tacoma Rainiers beat the Round Rock Express. Enjoy a pregame buffet in the Backyard BBQ pavilion, located at the end of the first base concourse.
• YOUR $25.50 BACKYARD BBQ TICKET INCLUDES:
• Buffet service begins at 4:00pm
• 90-minute BBQ Buffet: hot dogs, hamburgers, grilled chicken, baked beans, potato salad, chips & ice cream sandwiches
• Unlimited water and soda
• Reserved seat ticket to view the game
• Group recognition on the video board
• Pregame autographs on the concourse
• Kids run the bases after the game
Tickets are limited…register now!
Cost: $25.50 – Includes BBQ
• Tickets will be guaranteed after payment is received.
• Orders must be received by April 24.
Please mail a copy of the registration and checks to:
Baseball with the Bishop
Attn: Shannon Jergenson
1551 10th Ave E
Seattle, WA 98102
Kathy Hamilton at 206-498-8573, email@example.com, or
Lori Hardow at 206-325-4200, firstname.lastname@example.org
Cheney Stadium, 2502 S. Tyler St, Tacoma, WA 98405