Pledge Harvest Luncheon is Sunday, Nov. 11th

In celebration of the faithful generosity of you and all the congregation we invite you to T he Pledge Harvest Luncheon sponsored by the Stewardship Committee. After the 10:30am service on November 11th. Come let us say ‘Thank you’ to you for your support. “Many of the best thank you’s are edible.” – Proverb of …

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Leadership and The Sixth Commandment

By Rev. Kim Latterell, Synod Bishop’s Associate Given the craven state of affairs among our current political leadership, perhaps it is fitting, a ripe time to recall the Sixth Commandment, its prohibitions and encouragements. As the commandments are meant to both address human sin and guide civil life for the good of all, a refresher …

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A Response to the 72 Hours of Hate and Violence of last week.

Dear Sisters and Brothers, In the last few days we have seen the evil within our society erupt once more – the shootingof two people of African-American descent after a failed attempt to enter a predominantly African American Church;  the mailing of pipe bombs to the Clintons, Obamas, CNN, and others; and the violent slaughter …

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Practices of a Jesus-Centered Life

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Come and See… Go and Tell / Cursillo

Dumas Bay Conference Center, Federal Way | October 19-21  |  $100 (includes all lodging, meals, materials!) Come and See… Go and Tell offers an experience of spiritual renewal. Guests will experience God’s unconditional love while deepening their understanding of Jesus’ teachings. Stories of faith presented on the weekend encourage living out our baptismal covenant in the …

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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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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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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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Lent on Facebook: Daily Prayers and Scriptures

Our church Facebook page is publishing daily prayers for Lent. You can take a look at www.facebook.com/stchristopherolympia. And if you are looking for daily Bible readings they can  be found at www.dailylectio.net.

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Bishop’s Book for Lent 2018: The Book of Common Prayer

Lent begins on February 14th and Bishop Greg Rickel (Episcopal Diocese of Olympia) introduces this year’s Lenten Book Selection – The Book of Common Prayer. Hear Bishop Rickel’s thoughts on this essential tool for our life together as the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia. The Diocesan Resource Center Coordinator, Sue Tait, has compiled a list of resources to aid in our …

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Calling All Members! Annual Meeting is January 28th, 2018

Calling All Members! The All-church Annual Meeting is Sunday, January 28th. Everyone is invited. This is a required meeting for all church members. At the meeting we will… …review God’s blessings and the challenges of 2017. …look at our strategies and goals for 2018. …approve our spending plan for 2018 (i.e. the budget). …through spiritual …

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News: Our Lutheran Bishop part of Delegation to Israel

Bishop Jaech (pictured left in the purple bishop’s shirt) says he’s honored to be part of an ELCA delegation, led by Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, which is on its way to Israel to attend the installation of the newly elected bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land.  Bishop Sani Ibrahim Azar will …

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Great Expectations – Studying Isaiah this Advent

The words of the prophet Isaiah set the tone for the season of Advent, the time of expectation and preparation for the joy of Christmas. This Advent, we’re studying the words of Isaiah during our Sunday morning education hour at St. Christopher’s….

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Giving and Receiving: A Sermon on Generosity

Jesus isn’t polite in this story—he’s something so much more than that. He’s generous. Jesus made a public display of it, made sure every knew he accepted Zacchaeus, the chief tax-collector, the guy no one accepted….

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Sermon on Practicing Humility

Because here’s the crazy thing about humility. The people who know the most about it probably never talk about humility. They probably don’t think about it, either. They’re too busy thinking and talking about things outside themselves; they’re too busy being humble.

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Sermon on Gratitude in this Ordinary, Imperfect Day

We’re used to thinking of gratitude as something to do after our problem is solved, but the story of the ten lepers complicates that notion. In the story, gratitude is as much a part of the healing as the curing of the disease….

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Sermon on Lament, Mustard Seeds, and Being God’s Sign in the World

If you ask me, I think that’s a pretty good statement of what the church ought to be about: we’re to be a sign—big enough that anyone can read it—that God isn’t finished with this world….

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Enough: Join the Conversation this October

How can we live with simplicity, joy, and generosity? This month we’re talking about our relationship to money and how it relates to our calling as people of faith. Join in the conversation….

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Justice for the Poor – Education Hour this September

How can we learn from the poor? What is our responsibility to care for the poor and to advocate for justice on their behalf? These are the sorts of questions we’ll be asking this September and October in our weekly education hour….

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Wash and Be Clean: Sermon on God and Ordinary Stuff

The poets are always calling us back to the here and now, and so is our faith. It’s the message of the gospel, really: God shows up in ordinary stuff. In human life; in words and in water; in bread and wine, broken and poured out….

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