What’s New at St Clare’s – October 27, 2016

WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK

Kids (young and old) wear your Halloween costumes on Sunday October 30th and we’ll bless all of you Trick-or-Treaters.

Harvest Decorating & Food Collection this weekend. We’ll decorate for the harvest at 10 am on Saturday October 29 and on Sunday we’ll collect non-perishable food for the Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank. Let’s fill the barrel!

Here are the readings for this Sunday. We are on track 1. http://www.lectionarypage.net/YearC_RCL/Pentecost/CProp26_RCL.html One of the things Bishop Greg and others talked about what how well or not well, we know scripture. Read even one of the readings designated for the coming week. Read it aloud as a dinner conversation starter, read it to your kids, read it and pray for five minutes asking for clarity, discernment, some tidbit that might enliven your life in God.

 

Walk and Be Well We are on a roll! I recorded that in our first week, we collectively recorded 615,382 steps and 256.5 miles! That’s awesome. How will we do this Sunday? Please come and tally your steps, no matter how few or email me with your weekly total. The further we walk, the more we will recognize the need to steward (or tend to) our bodies as one of the gifts that our Creator has so amazingly given us. Sign up to receive the daily podcast in here: https://www.cpg.org/education-wellness/walk-and-be-well/

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WHAT’S NEW AROUND THE VALLEY

Homeless Teens   Do you know that there are over 60 homeless teens in the Valley? If this sparks an interest, please attend the next meeting!

The 2nd Community Forum on Helping Homeless Teens in Snoqualmie Valley will be Nov 2 from 7-9 at Sallal Grange  in North Bend. With over 60 homeless teens in the Valley and winter fast approaching there is a need to mobilize those who can help. Sex trafficking is another danger facing homeless youth.  We will continue our conversation from the first Forum and provide an opportunity to translate passion to action with “teams” to help bridge gaps in availability of shelter, food, clothes, toiletries and access to resources.  Want to participate but can’t attend?  Email Lecturer@SallalGrange.org and you will be kept informed.

 WHAT’S NEW AROUND THE CHURCH

Diocesan Convention was last weekend. Jeff Waters, Julia Richman, and I thought this was a good convention with few challenges in the business of our Diocese. You can hear from Bishop Greg’s Convention address here http://www.bishoprickel.com/  and we will provide more information this coming Sunday.

A Season of Prayer for an Election

This election season has been among the most contentious in recent memory. But whatever our politics, as Christians we always have something we can do. We can pray. For the 30 days leading up to the election, Forward Movement is calling Episcopalians and all others to join us in a time of prayer. There will be inserts for the coming week in the bulletin each Sunday, but if you miss one, they can be found here… http://news.forwardmovement.org/2016/09/a-season-of-prayer-for-an-election/

 

Anti-Racism Training: (St. Andrew, Seattle | October 29, 8:30am-5:00pm | $35 Registration) The Diocese of Olympia has developed a one-day anti-racism training program that invites people to not only explore their own experiences of racism, and develop skills to help each person to become a more culturally competent leader. The workshop is limited to 30 participants. Advance registration necessary with hard deadline of Wednesday, October 19, to allow participants to take the “Intercultural Development Inventory” ahead of time (instructions will be sent) and to help with planning. A light lunch will be provided. To register, please contact mkoski@ecww.org.

 

The Rev. Patty Baker

 

 

 

 

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