For those of you who remember Ken Van Dine, I had the pleasure of talking with him last week. His daughter was visiting and suggested a phone call. What a surprise to answer! He is doing as well as can be expected, and his dementia is progressing slowly so that he doesn’t remember a lot of the short-term things that are going on, but he is well taken care of by his son Don. Ken remembered everyone from St. Clare’s and asked more than once if I would tell you all how much he cherishes his memories of each of you who know him. I promised I would pass on his greetings and love!
If you have received a message “from the IRS,” stating that this is your “last warning” before they “initiate legal proceedings” against you, and that you are to call the following number, immediately: 312-878-9031. STOP!!! It is a scam and there seems to be quite a lot of this going around the 425 area code system right now. It is a phishing scheme to get people’s private, personal information, and use it to steal their identity, and/or all their money. The IRS would NEVER contact someone over the phone and you should NEVER give out personal information to anyone over the phone! The Cyber/Electronic World can be a cruel, and dangerous place…PLEASE BE CAREFUL!
I know many of you have plans for Memorial Day Weekend, but if you’re around, I look forward to worshiping with you on Sunday…Back at our place at 10am.
The readings for Sunday can be found here: http://www.lectionarypage.net/YearC_RCL/Pentecost/CProp4_RCL.html
CROP WALK WRAP-UP
If you have not made a contribution to the CROP Walk, you still have time! Make a check (clearly marked in the memo line to CWS and bring it to church on Sunday or go online at: http://www.crophungerwalk.org/snoqualmiewa THANK YOU! Here are photos of Sunday’s worship and CROP hunger walk experience and potluck from Loren Baker: http://m.mp-app.com/lbphotography/CropHungerWalk2016 Thanks to our youth car washers, Meadowbrook farm, local business and individual donors – we’ve raised almost $6,000 for Church World Service to share with Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank (25%) and hunger relief efforts in other parts of the world (75%).
Special thanks to:
- Pastors Lee Carney Hartman & Mary Brown from SUMC for much of the organizing and Pastor Lee for preaching at our ecumenical worship service.
- Tim Noonan, Dave Battey, and Dave Olson for the Meadowbrook Interpretive Center hospitality and the hot dogs.
- Harley Brumbaugh’s trumpet and choir direction along with Rachel Combs whose music opens our hearts to worship.
- Kathy Golic (OLOS) & Linda Velebir (Mt. Si Lutheran) for collecting business donations.
And to these local businesses who provided goods and monetary contributions, please frequent their places of business and say thank you!
- Susan Robins DDS Snoqualmie Valley Dentistry,
- Eric J Opsvig DDS North Bend Dentist,
- Caadxi Oaxaca (new Mexican restaurant in old Snoqualmie),
- Glass and Bottle Bistro in Ridge,
- Infusion Bar and Grill on Ridge,
- Jeff Warren State Farm Insurance Agent,
- Snoqualmie Valley Eye Care,
- Aahar’s Indian Eatery on Ridge,
- Cascade Dance Academy on Ridge,
- Chaplin’s Auto North Bend,
- Anna’s Mexican Restaurant on Ridge,
- Bindlestick Coffee and Brew,
- Down to Earth Florist and Gifts of downtown Snoqualmie,
- Acacia’s on Ridge.
JUNE 11th WE’LL HAVE THE GRAVEL DELIVERED AND HAVE A SPRING WORK PARTY TO GET THINGS LOOKING GREAT AROUND HERE!
CLOTHES FOR THE CAUSE
will be here this spring (Date TBD). Please bring all your clothes, bedding (no pillows), coats, shoes, etc. to donate to their cause and help us reach out to those in need with the proceeds. You may bring garbage bags filled with items and store them in the office from now until the collection day. Talk with Amy Workman for more information.
ACROSS THE DIOCESE
Underhill House offers training session. A quiet place to pause for prayer, Underhill House is open Thursdays, 12-2 p.m. half a block east of Broadway on Republican on Capitol Hill in Seattle. The next training session to prepare people who greet, listen and pray with guests is Saturday, June 11, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Camp Huston – Register now for the Diocese of Olympia’s own summer camp! Scholarships are available, talk to your priest. To register and save your spot, go to www.huston.org. If you have any questions, contact the office at 360-793-0441 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. More information and session dates.
The Rev. Patty Baker
St. Clare Episcopal Church