Weekly News and Events

Friday Harbor

January 29, 2023

Fourth Sunday of Epiphany, 11:00 a.m. St. David’s

This week's events

Sunday – 11:00 a.m. Sunday Worship 

Wednesday – 10:00 a.m. Bible Study Zoom, Sharron K. Host

Thursday – 9:30 a.m. Walking Group – Lime Kiln Preserve, park at gated lane of Westside Road

Friday – 10:00 a.m. – Faith and Race Action Group via Zoom

Announcements

Sign up for our Synod’s course, “Interrogating Privilege” – Begins January 18th.  Folks from our Faith & Race Team will be attending.  The congregation will cover the registration fees.  Details on the eight week course and registration can be found here. Interest began when Pastor Beth forwarded info to the Faith & Race Book Group and Action Group. We have enough in those groups to pay a group rate that will cover us all.

It’s weekly for 8 weeks, evenings, January through mid-March, with likely videos, lectures, etc. It’s open to the whole NW Synod, so is not a small group experience. You might want to take it even if you have to miss a session.

The person to contact is Ruth Fothergill for more information or simply to sign up.

Coming events

Adding an event/announcement: Please forward your written listing to Steve Simpson by Thursday. Be sure to include all relevant information (who, what, when, where, why, how). Unless otherwise specified, announcements will be listed for one week and events will be listed weekly until the event date.

Also of Note

If you missed the weekly email . . .  you can still find a copy of the weekly bulletin on this website. Just click here.

A note of thanks from the Family Resource Center of Friday Harbor: Thank you all for your generosity and the many ways you work to make life better for so many different islanders. —Jennifer Armstrong, Director

Prayers

Please send any prayer concerns to Pr. Beth at ebeth@rmi.net for inclusion in the Prayers of the People. You may also simply hit “reply” to Steve Simpson’s weekly email and your prayer concerns will be forwarded to the pastor.

Lopez Island

January 29, 2023

Sunday worship – In person worship is at Center Church, 9am. We continue to encourage those attending in person to wear a mask. Also, we will continue to use safe practices for communion distribution. 

If you are concerned about attending worship in person we encourage you to participate in the service that is still offered via ZOOM from Friday Harbor each Sunday at 11 AM.  Connection information will be emailed separately, along with the bulletin.

This week's events

Happy Birthday
Fritz Baesman 1/31
Anna Lois Fuller 1/31
Gerhard Hoffman 1/31

Anniversaries
Jon & Ruth Peterson 2/1

Wednesday  – 10 a.m. Zoom Bible Study meets. If you’d like to join contact Sharron Kick

Announcements

Pianist needed – We’re looking for a temporary pianist for Sunday worship while Patty is recovering from a hand injury.  If you know someone who can help, please let Pr. Beth know!

2022 annual contribution summary – Annual contribution summaries were sent out via email on Sunday, January 22nd. If you didn’t receive yours, need another copy, or have any corrections, please contact Laura Evans.

Meal sign-upCan you provide a meal for Mary Coffey and family while she undergoes treatment for cancer? Click on the link below for details and to reserve a date.  When you know your meal plan you can add that, too.  This will help insure variety in the meals.  Thank you for your caring prayers and your help with this practical need.  Click here for link.

Sign up for our Synod’s course, “Interrogating Privilege” – Begins January 18th.  Folks from our Faith & Race Team will be attending.  The congregation will cover the registration fees.  Details on the eight week course and registration can be found here.

Coming events

Branch Leadership meeting – The next Branch Leadership meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 15th at 1pm, hosted on Zoom by Connie Baesman.

Council meeting – The next Council meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 16th at 1pm on Zoom, hosted by Nancy Searls.

Also of Note

Sunday Sign-up Sheet: An online sign-up sheet is now our only sign-up sheet for Sunday morning tasks. It has been updated and includes a detailed explanation of each job at the bottom of the sheet.  If you want to volunteer but have difficulties signing up by computer contact Connie Baesman

Email changes: Please contact Mireille Kramer or Rich Gartland  to make changes to the email distribution list for these notes.

Prayers

Please send any prayer concerns to Pr. Beth at ebeth@rmi.net for inclusion in the Prayers of the People. You may also simply hit “reply” to Rich Gartland’s weekly email and your prayer concerns will be forwarded to the pastor.

Location

Friday Harbor

760 Park St, Friday Harbor, WA 98250

Lopez Island

312 Davis Bay Rd, Lopez Island, WA 98261

Orcas Island

242 Main St, Eastsound, WA 98245

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