What’s New April 30th

 

HikingFamily Church Hike on Sunday, May 3. Come to church dressed for an easy hike & we’ll leave right after church. (The sermon might even be a little shorter so we can get going) Feel free to bring your kids, dogs, friends, and your sack lunch to church that day. We will carpool over and park in the new parking lot at the bottom of Snoqualmie Falls. Here is a link for directions to the lower parking lot: http://www.snoqualmiefalls.com/lower-lot/.  For more information, please contact Julie Keller at 206-280-8800 or Julie@datatune.com

 

Readings

 

Here are the Readings for this Sunday’s worship.

 

 

SpongeWe are now hosting an Alanon group on Tuesday evenings, so as an act of hospitality, please make sure you clean up the kitchen if you have brought refreshments.

 

 

Leadership
The 2015 Bishop’s Committee leadership was announced a couple of Sundays ago when they presented the results of our Appreciative Inquiry process. I want to share with those who were not present that Anne Neilson has agreed to be our Sr. Warden and Jill Jueling and Abbie Crane were chosen by the BC to be our Jr. Wardens. The reason for having two BC members is so that they can coordinate the ongoing efforts of our dreaming process.

 

Dream
For those who weren’t at church when the Bishop’s Committee presented the results of their retreat from April 11th, the areas of focus are: Education (all ages), Outreach, Worship, & Fellowship. Please take a look at the posters that are in the church and pray about where you would like to see your wishes and hopes brought to new life. And talk a member of the Bishop’s Committee for more information. You’ll be hearing much more about these dreams as the weeks unfold. And thanks to all of you who participated in the Appreciative Inquiry process during Lent. The lists of responses to that exercise are in the Social Hall. Take a look at how God has blessed us and share the Good News with your friends. We are too good a thing to keep hidden!!!

 

ClothesClothes for the Cause Update: We are getting a check for $418 from all the clothes that were donated! Check out the photos attached of what the Youth Room looked like and the loading crew. Many thanks go to Amy Workman for organizing the drive and to Jason, Carly, & Carter Workman, Matt Weir, Diane Lindstrand, Anne and Carl Neilson, Lena Markley and others who were there.

 

MothersDay

 

Mother’s Day.

 

 

The 2015 Crop Hunger Walk is on May 17th starting at Meadowbrook Farm. Check out the website at www.eastsidecrophungerwalk.org and sign up on Team St. Clare’s. There will be a carwash at Les Schwab on Saturday, May 16th. We need a St. Clare’s coordinator.

 

Pentecost

Pentecost! Fifty Days after the Resurrection, God sends the Holy Spirit to the believers so that they can continue to live in to an abundant life in Christ and spread the Good News to all the world. We wear red to commemorate the day as we celebrate the birth of the Church.

 

Refreshements
Sign up to bring refreshments for our coffee hour following worship. There is a signup sheet in the Social Hall.

 

 

PastaPasta Night is coming! We will be raising 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, and pick up a brochure on the table in the Social Hall.) Put Saturday, May 30th on the Calendar for the dinner & watch for more details soon.

 

Outreach MinistriesFrom Amy Workman

Hi everyone – I would like to organize an outreach committee so we can start to plan community activities for our group, and start to make our dreams into actions. Please let me know if you are interested in being part of a  committee that will meet four-six times a year to plan and coordinate different outreach projects for St. Clare’s. I would like to meet on a Wed. or Thursday evening, for one hour from 6:30 to 7:30. OR we could meet for 30 minutes after church on a Sunday here and there.  Please contact me if you are interested, and which day or evening would work best. I would like to have our first meeting soon, and could do May 6th at 6:30 (in the portable). Let me know which date works and please bring any ideas you might have for our first meeting!!

Thank you, Amy Workman jamworkman@comcast.net or (425) 269-5402.

 

NepalApril 27: Earthquake in Nepal. Episcopal Relief & Development (ERD) is working with the ecumenical ACT Alliance in Nepal and local partners in northern India and southwest China regarding urgent needs and assessment efforts following the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck near Kathmandu on the morning of April 25. An April 27 Press Release provides more information. We urge prayers (sample prayers) for all those impacted by the quake, and for those who are bringing relief, support and encouragement to people in need. If you wish to support relief efforts financially, you may donate to the Nepal Earthquake Response Fund. Thank you for your prayers and support. [More]

 

ECAWouldn’t you like to have your contributions to ministries multiplied like the loaves and fishes? Tuesday, May 5, you have a chance to have that happen!

Episcopal Community Action (ECA) invites you to give thanks with a gift that will support twenty five ministries around our diocese, reaching out to those in human need. Founded in 1988 by Diocesan Convention, ECA has distributed $2.6 million since its inception. With fundraising costs of less than 8%, ECA is the most efficient way our diocese has to help feed the hungry, house the homeless, provide health care for those without insurance, and reach out to countless others in need. Episcopal Community Action is the heart and soul of our outreach to those in human need in our neighborhoods in Western Washington. Twenty five ministries, with Episcopal connections, from Port Angeles and Sequim to Vancouver received allocations totaling $64,426 earlier this year. Your gift at Easter, Thanksgiving or anytime during the year are distributed annually in June. Give generously, live out of the abundance of God. Donate online or fill out a brochure/mailer that you can find in the Social Hall.
AND, Double your gift!!!!

 

Give BIG

Remember to give early and give often on May 5.  giveBIG!

On May 5 click here to give on our giveBIG page.

On May 5 watch your gift grow because the donations you make to our Episcopal Community Action (ECA) ministries through our page on The Seattle Foundation’s website on May 5 will be stretched further thanks to The Seattle Foundation and GiveBIG sponsors, who will match a share of every contribution! The Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG is a one-day online charitable giving event to benefit nonprofits in our communities. Support our Episcopal Community Action ministries by rallying your friends to give early and give often online at the GiveBIG event. Your gifts will grow bigger, thanks to funds from generous Seattle Foundation GiveBIG Sponsors! Gifts will be designated to ECA automatically, however if you want to specify a specific ECA ministry make sure you put that ministry in the “comment” box located below the “employer” box on your donor information page and we’ll make sure they get the funds and the multiplier for the contributions.

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