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Tri-Parish Picnic, This Sunday (Sep 2nd)

No Services on St. Christopher’s church grounds… We’re taking it to the park! Everyone is welcome. Join us, St. John’s Episcopal (Olympia) Church and St. Benedict’s Episcopal Church (Lacey) for Eucharist and a picnic at Tumwater Historical Park, 10:30 am. Bring a chair and/or blanket, and a dessert to share.

Thank you for a great Blueberry Bash!

This was our 40th Blueberry Bash and we want to say ‘thank you’. Thank you… …all who supported us, …all who came, …all our sponsors,  …all community organizations …all you marvelous volunteers. Good community is made of good people doing good things together well. And that’s what we all did. Together. Thank you. – St. …

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August is National Make-a-Will

(… See below for a free resource!) Did you know that August is ‘National Make-a-Will’ month? Although having a valid will is one of the best ways to ensure that your end-of-life wishes will be fulfilled, only about 50% of Americans have an up-to-date written will. It’s always best to use a qualified attorney to …

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The Blueberry Bash, August 19th, Noon-4pm

  Join in this outdoor folk & farm festival celebrating the Blueberry Harvest, local culture and faire. The Blueberry Bash, held annually on the third Sunday of August, benefits the Thurston County Foodbank and the ministries of St. Christopher’s Community Church.  Noon to 4pm at St. Christopher’s Community Church, 7902 Steamboat Island Rd., Olympia, WA …

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Friends and Mission Partners with Namibia, Sunday, June 17

Come hear about our friendship with Namibia Come join the conversation on Sunday, June 17th with Rachel Pritchett of the Namibia Task Force of the Southwestern Washington Synod as she explains our synod’s longstanding companion relationship with the many Lutheran churches in the African country of Namibia. She comes wit an invitation to participate. Rachel …

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From Bishop Rickel: A Plea for Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza

[From Bishop Greg Rickel, Diocese of Olympia, WA] Dear Ones, As a Board member of the American Friends of the Diocese of Jerusalem I am writing with a desperate plea for specific help for one of the ministry of the American Friends and especially of the Diocese of Jerusalem, Ahli Arab Hospital.  This hospital is …

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Presiding Bishop Michael Curry coming to Olympia

Episcopal Presiding Bishop (PB) Michael Curry to visit to the Diocese of Olympia June 14-17.  In addition to making stops at the Diocese of Olympia’s Refugee Resettlement Office, the College for Congregational Development, and Chaplains on the Harbor, PB Curry will be speaking at public events across the diocese. On Thursday, June 14, at 7:00 …

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That’s our Presiding Bishop! (Well, one of ’em): The Royal Wedding Sermon

The Episcopal Presiding Bishop, The Most Rev. Michael Curry, preaches and amazing sermon to the wedding couple and to the world. Click here or on the photo to watch courtesy of Anglican, Episcopal, Lutheran and more… that’s us here at St. Christopher’s, a spiritual home to many branches of the Jesus movement in partnership …

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Special Events This Weekend (May 19th & 20th)

Special Events This Weekend Candlelight Renewal of Baptismal Vows and Vigil of Pentecost Saturday, 8pm Join us on the beach as we renew our faith with Sydney Soetenga. A dessert reception follows. Location: Lisa & Steve Andrew’s home Contact the church office for address or see your weekly email announcements Stewardship Appreciation Coffee Hour. Sunday following …

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July 4, Livestream: Episcopal House of Bishops Response to #MeToo

House of Bishops’ Pastoral Response to #MeToo invites reflections, offers listening and steps to healing   July 4, livestreamed from General Convention [May 4, 2018] The House of Bishops’ Pastoral Response to #MeToo will focus on listening, liturgy, and steps for healing. In an open letter to the Episcopal Church, an invitation is extended to …

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Holy Week and Easter Schedule 2018

Make a journey of worship and commemoration, walking together the holiest week of the year. Maundy Thursday… experience Christ’s call to love each other and remember him at his farewell supper. Good Friday… take part as Christ rescues us from sin and death and discover the depths of God’s love for you and for us …

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St. Christopher’s Members support 2018 Griffin Science Fair

St. Christopher’s members were active volunteers at the 2018 Griffin Schools’ Science Fair on Saturday, March 17. “Community Scientists”  (L to R) Marty Walther, Annaka Thibodeaux, Dixie Reimer, and Cindy Goldsmith offered their smiles, encouragement, and evaluation of Griffin students science projects. It is common to find our members involved in many civic, educational, charitable, …

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Church Work Day, Sunday, March 18th

Wear your grubbies to church because after the 10:30am service on Sun., 3/18 we’re sprucin’ things up! Time to pick up downed branches, blow off leaves, and generally tidy up around our grounds as we get ready to celebrate Holy Week and Easter! Bring your own gloves and gear!

(REVISED!) Ash Wednesday Services, Feb 14th – Noon & 6pm

(Evening Service Time REVISED!) Lent – the 40 day period of fasting and spiritual preparation for Easter – begins on February 14th. Come join in this worshipful experience where we proclaim our need for God’s help and salvation. Services at Noon and 6pm

Youth Group Bowling, Sun., Feb. 11

Youth Group Bowling with St. John’s Episcopal, Oly! Calling all Mid/Sr Higher’s! Bowling on Sunday, Feb 11th, 3:30pm with St. John’s, Oly youth! Bring your own money. Westside Lanes bowling alley. See Fr. James for more details.

Griffin Students Lead Food Drive

Two Griffin 7th graders, Kailey Clark and Trinity Byrd, lead Griffin students and families in a food drive for our local Thurston County Foodbank hosted at St. Christopher’s. Trinity and Kailey’s leadership resulted in over 15 boxes of food for local families and households in the Steamboat area. The Thurston Co. Foodbank Site at St. …

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Purpose and Values – Looking Ahead Together

Racing has never been one of my favorite images the Bible offers us for the life of faith. Maybe it’s because I often feel rushed in my daily life, moving so quickly from one thing to the next; maybe it’s because speed has never been what you might call my greatest virtue….

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Introducing the Open Hands Food Bank Garden

The St. Christopher’s grounds are now home to the Open Hands Food Bank Garden. Members of the church and wider community have planted a garden to grow food for the Thurston County Food Bank….

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In All Things for Good

That little difference between “all things work together for good” and “in all things God works for good” actually makes all the difference, between a God who orchestrates every last action and a God who remains beside people and works for good, even in the midst of tragedy that God would never create….

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Christ Is Risen! So… Now What?

The gospels give us a picture of life after Easter as being very ordinary: gathering with others, inviting strangers in for a meal, working in our various vocations. It’s ordinary life, and yet it’s shot through with the extraordinary promise that the risen Christ is there…

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