Oct. 4th: Blessing of Animals Celebrating St. Francis Day

We will be blessing animals as part of our celebration this Friday, 3pm-5pm at Companion Cove Pet, Feed, & Garden store on Sexton Drive. Bring your animal-neighbor whether furry, hairy, or scaled, four-footed, two-footed, or no-footed!

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Sadness, Anger, Grief: Bishop Rickel Responds to the Shootings in El Paso and Dayton

Dear Ones, Yesterday, I was just about to blog some reflections on the Camino after being off the trail and home, and that will come… but it seemed so trivial when I received the word of yet another mass shooting in our country. I completely understand why the Mayor of El Paso felt the need …

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Blueberry Bash, August 18, 2019, Noon-4pm

Benefiting Community Lifeline Social
Services and Shelter
– Free Live Entertainment featuring bluegrass band “Runaway Train”
– Our famous homemade Pies
– Brats and Burgers
– Blueberry Milkshakes
– Bingo and Raffle
– Lots of games and activities for kids including face painting and a bouncy house.

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Finding a church to call home

A recent college graduate finds that how a congregation practices hospitality — encouraging true, deep human interaction — is more compelling than good preaching, music or other criteria.

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Your Open Hands Foodbank Garden

If you haven’t stopped by the Open Hands Food Bank Garden at St. Christopher’s lately, I urge you to have a look. Open the gate and inside you’ll find fresh produce springing up. The terraced planting beds are full of tomato plants, snow peas, numerous squash plants, even some corn, various herbs and a very …

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GNA Asks Local Businesses to Sponsor Food Drives in Support of TC Foodbank & St. Christopher’s

The following announcement comes from the Griffin Neirghborhood Association who is part of a local initiative to have regular, ongoing, rotating collections for the Thurston County Foodbank at Steamboat Island businesses. “We are once again encouraged, grateful, and impressed by Steamboat Island’s commitment to ‘love thy neighbor.’ Truly this is a wonderful community to belong …

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A Call to Discipleship

In this invitation, Eaton unites with the Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church; the Most Rev. Fred Hiltz, primate, Anglican Church of Canada; and the Rev. Susan C. Johnson, national bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada.

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Blueberry Bash to Feature Bluegrass Band, “Runaway Train”

We’re excited to be hosting another Blueberry Bash on the 3rd Sunday of August (Aug. 18 this year) from noon to 4pm. What’s more, we’re thrilled that local Bluegrass band, Runaway Train, will be joining us and bringing “Bluegrass with an attitude.”

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Overcoming Self-Doubt:

5 ways to get beyond imposter syndrome By Kristen Glass Perez. Thanks to WomenOfTheELCA.org. Reposting from https://www.boldcafe.org/5-ways-to-get-beyond-imposters-syndrome/ Recently, I received a request from a friend who is an expert in her professional field. She wanted to share that she was quoted in a national publication via social media, but felt awkward posting it herself. She …

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Easter Baskets Galore!

This Easter St. Christopher’s partnered with St. John’s Episcopal (Olympia) and St. Benedict’s Episcopal (Lacey) to create Easter baskets for those who might not otherwise be receiving one this year. Over 100 baskets were created and donated. Baskets contained not only sweet treats but clothes, toys, and craft items. The baskets were delivered to the …

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Holy Week and Easter at St. Christopher’s

Holy Week and Easter worship opportunities are as follows:

Maundy Thursday – 6pm
Good Friday – 10:30am, 1pm, 7pm
Easter Vigil at St. John’s – 7:30pm
Easter – 8am & 10:30am with brunch at 9am and Egg Hunt at noon.

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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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