Pigs and Roses on a Prodigal Sunday

What does a Pig Blessing, Laetare “Rose” Sunday, and the parable of the Prodigal Son all have to do with each other?

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St. Christopher’s Serves at Community Lifeline, Shelton

St. Christopher’s members serve at Community Lifeline in Shelton.

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Bishop Jaech: God’s Promise for our Lenten Journey

Dear Friends in Christ, As we enter Lent and head towards Palm Sunday, Good Friday and Easter, here is a story from Luke’s Gospel that jumps out at me. This translation is by Eugene Peterson in The Message. “Not long after that, Jesus went to the village of Nain. His disciples were with him, along …

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Clothes Needed for those Released from Prison

Clothes for those released from prison are neededWhen incarcerated individuals leave prison, they have limited possessions. They leave with a box of their belongings.A program at Washington Corrections Center (WCC) seeks to help these individuals entering the community – and it needs your help.WCC has a Release Clothing Closet. Since 2013, the program has given sets of …

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Bishop Rickel’s Book for Lent

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Bishop’s Leadership Conference: Save the Date!

Bishop’s Leadership Conference (Dio Olympia) – Save the Date!  We will be meeting April 26-May 1, 2020, at Fort Worden in Port Townsend! More details will be available in the coming months, but make sure to mark your calendar now and save the date for the second installment of this powerful time of connection, learning, …

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Seniors – Steamboat Social, Friday 3/22

From Diane Jacob, Steamboat Social Coordinator The Steamboat Social will meet this  Friday, March 22nd at 10am at the main Griffin Fire Department.  We hope you join us for coffee, tea and a snack.   There are no dues or fees for our meeting. I have chosen this month’s speaker from the Senior Action Network of …

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Bishop Rickel’s Statement on the New Zealand Mosque Shootings

While we wait for more information, I would like to reaffirm our support for our Muslim brothers and sisters, and I urge all people of faith to stand together in the face of hatred, bigotry, intolerance, and fear. I want to also say again that events such as this should call us all to a more peaceful walk…

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Ash Wednesday Services , March 6, 2019

Ash Wednesday ServiceMarch 6th, 7pm at St. Christopher’s Ashes to GoMarch 6th, 2 locations & times: 3:30-4:30pm – Island Market 5:00-6:30pm – Companion Cove

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Walk Again: Discerning the Future with Bishop Rickel

Eleven years ago, Bishop Rickel traveled throughout the diocese on his first walkabout, meeting the people of the diocese and visiting churches across Western Washington. Now, as we enter into a new phase of our life together, Bishop Rickel and representatives from our governing bodies will be traveling the diocese again for a series of …

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Celebrating Chaplains on the Harbor at the Rainier Club

[from the Rt. Rev. Greg Rickel, (Episcopal) Bishop of the Diocese of Olympia ] Dear Ones,  On Tuesday, March 19, the Diocese of Olympia will be hosting an intimate benefit dinner for Chaplains on the Harbor. This event will be held at The Rainier Club– Seattle’s most elite private club, located in the heart of downtown. Because of your …

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Interfaith Advocacy Day

Join advocates in your legislative district to bring voices of compassion and justice to our elected officials. Feb. 14, 2019, 9am – 3pm. www.fanwa.org

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“Changing Lives for Christ” : The Annual Report of 2018

Please click this link to view our Annual Report for the Year 2018. Please click this link to view our Annual Report for the Year 2018.

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Annual Meeting: Sunday, January 27th

Our Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, January 27th, 2019 following the 10:30am service. (There will be no 8am service on January 27th.) What has God has been doing in our midst? What people are excited about? What plans are in the future?How can I be involved and make a difference? Come see what …

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Christmas Eve Services

Christmas Eve Services on December 24th: 3:30pm – Christmas Eve I  (Nursery Care Available)5:30pm – Christmas Eve II (Nursery Care Available)8:00pm – Christmas Eve III

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Bishop Rickel’s Advent Message

  As we prepare to enter Advent, that season of preparation and expectation before Christmas, Bishop Rickel offers his blessings for the season and several resources for your journey through Advent. Advent Resources:   Journeying the Way of Love Resources Preparing to Become the Beloved Community Contact Info The Rt. Rev. Greg Rickel Bishop of Olympia 1551 10th Ave E Seattle, …

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Advent Festival Postponed Untill Next Year

“Wha’?! No Advent Festival?”  Yep. Afraid so, for 2018 anyway. This year we’ve got pageant practices for the children going on at the same time and we’re just coming off of our Thanksgiving week, filled with service activities with the foodbank and a lovely pie feed and joint Thanksgiving service. So we’re pacing ourselves a …

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Thanksgiving Service & Ol’ Time Pie Social

St. John’s (Olympia) and St. Benedict’s (Lacey) are joining us at St. Christopher’s  for Thanksgiving worship and a pie social afterwards on WEDNESDAY, Nov. 21 at 6:30 p.m.  (Click here for a map to St Christopher’s) Please bring a pie, cut it into serving pieces, bring it with a pie server, and make sure all …

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St. Christopher’s at Griffin School’s Sr. Luncheon

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New Advent Devotional Available for Free!

Advent, the four week preparation for Christmas, begins Sunday December 2nd. In preparation for Christmas this year we’ll be reading through Living Compass’ Advent devotional, “Practicing Generosity With All Your Heart, Soul, Strength, and Mind.” Your copy of this devotional is available at the church and is a free gift to you. Use it on …

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