Weekly News and Events

Friday Harbor

Sunday, February 25, Second Sunday in Lent

Sunday worship – in person at 11:00 a.m. at St. David’s Episcopal Church, corner of Park and Marguerite.

Live Online worship via Zoom at 11:00 a.m. Connection directions sent via email, or contact church email. Weekly Bulletin available online or click blue link.

This week's events

Wednesday – 10 a.m. Bible Study via Zoom, Sharron Kick host

 

Wednesday – 5:30 p.m. Orcas, Lenten service and soup/supper at Emmanuel Church, Orcas leads

 

Wednesday  – 5:30 p.m. Friday Harbor, Lenten Study and simple supper following at St. David’s Episcopal Church

 

Thursday – 9:30 a.m. Walking Group, at the bird blind trail, park at West Side Road Ponds

 

Thursday – 11:30 a.m. Men’s Lunch at Haley’s

Announcements

Lent Midweek “An Inward and Spiritual Journey: A Shared Lenten Practice – Wednesdays Feb. 21 & 28, Mar. 6, 13 & 20. 5:30 pm conversation & devotion.  6:15pm Simple Supper. Materials are available at church.

Family Resource Center Month – March is the month that our congregation donates money to the Family Resource Center for Summer Scholarships for summer activities for children whose parents can’t afford the activities.  Most of the FRC parents are working multiple jobs just to get by—so there is little left over for summer activities.  So—the babysitters end up being older brothers and sisters. And lots of TV watching.

We will put out an extra collection plate every Sunday for donations.  Cash or checks.  CHECKS SHOULD BE MADE OUT TO THE FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER—with a note on the bottom line that this is for summer scholarships from lutheran church members.  they will give you a tax receipt at the end of the year.   

Synod Assembly Voting Members – We are looking for two people to attend our Synod Assembly on May 18th with Pr. Beth. If you’re interested, please see Pr. Beth or a council member. 

Weather and Worship.  Whenever road conditions are hazardous, please check your email in the morning before coming to church.  We’ll send a note out if it’s necessary to cancel worship.

Reading through Mark’s Gospel in worship. The sermon from last week is posted on this website. It has some questions to ponder. The Gospel reading for February 25 is Mark 8:22-9:50, and will continue in Mark. Visit the “Sermons” portion of the website. 

Coming events

Adding an event/announcement: Please forward your written listing to Connie Baesman 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

Notes from the Faith and Race Action Group: The Washington State legislature has begun its 10 week session, and our Faith and Race Action Group is turning its attention to the many bills being considered that address promoting economic justice, expanding food security, addressing climate change, increasing affordable housing, advancing immigrant and refugee rights, reforming our incarceration system, fostering public safety and expanding access to health care.  For an easy and effective way to make your voice heard on these issues, or to join us at our next meeting, contact Sharron Kick skick@rockisland.com, Ruth Fothergill ruthkf@earthlink.net, Susan and David Corbin corbin@rockisland.com, or Anne Hall annehall@familyhealing.com.

Email changes: Please contact Connie Baesman  to make changes to the email distribution list for these notes.

Prayers

We pray for peace throughout the world and in our hearts.

Please send any prayer concerns to Pr. Beth at ebeth@rmi.net for inclusion in the Sunday Prayers of the People. 

Lopez Island

Sunday, February 25, Second Sunday in Lent
 
Sunday worship – in person worship is held weekly at Center Church, 9 am at Center Church.
 

Online Worship; The 11 AM service from Friday Harbor is available via zoom. Connection directions sent via email, or contact church email. Weekly Bulletin available online or click blue link.

The Pick-Up Choir will rehearse this Sunday, February 25 at 8:15 a.m. All are welcome!

This week's events

Happy Birthday

 

2/25 James Berg

2/26 Isaac Berg

2/26 Janet Jorve

2/26 Jane Fuller

2/26 Molly Swan-Sheeran

2/27 Corky Seals

2/28 Debbie Staehlin

 

Wednesday – 10 a.m. Bible Study via Zoom, Sharron K host

Announcements

Weather and Worship.  Whenever road conditions are hazardous, please check your email in the morning before coming to church.  We’ll send a note out if it’s necessary to cancel worship.

Reading through Mark’s Gospel in worship

The sermon from last week is posted on this website. It has some questions to ponder. The Gospel reading for January 14 is Mark 2; the reading for January 21 is Mark 3; and so on.

Synod Assembly Voting Members  We are looking for two people to attend our Synod Assembly on May 18th with Pr. Beth. If you’re interested, please see Pr. Beth or a council member.

Coming events

Lent Midweek Soup Supper (every other Wednesday) Mar. 6 & Mar. 20

Soup will begin at 6:00 pm and worship at 7:00 pm at Grace Episcopal Church. As you know, we join in the soup and worship services at Grace Church during Lent.  Many of us were able to come Wednesday, February 21 and to celebrate Jack Coffey’s installation as “priest in charge” at Grace Church. 

Our turn to host the soups and bread is March 6.  If you could coordinate the effort or provide soup, bread, set up or clean up for that night, please let Nancy Searls know (nancy@searlsnet.com or 360-622-8867). We also are planning to do Holden Evening Prayer during the worship time, so if you are interested in helping with that (singing or reading), let Nancy or Pastor Beth know that as well.

Branch Leadership Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday March 13 at 1 p.m. via Zoom.

 

Church Council Meeting– is scheduled for Tuesday, March 19 at 1 PM via zoom 

 

Adding an event/announcement: Please forward your written listing to Connie Baesman 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

Is there interest in beginning an in-person once a month Bible study from the ELCA Gather magazine? If so, please talk with Dawn Coffeey.

Notes from the Faith and Race Action Group: The Washington State legislature has begun its 10 week session, and our Faith and Race Action Group is turning its attention to the many bills being considered that address promoting economic justice, expanding food security, addressing climate change, increasing affordable housing, advancing immigrant and refugee rights, reforming our incarceration system, fostering public safety and expanding access to health care.  For an easy and effective way to make your voice heard on these issues, or to join us at our next meeting, contact Sharron Kick skick@rockisland.com, Ruth Fothergill ruthkf@earthlink.net, Susan and David Corbin corbin@rockisland.com, or Anne Hall annehall@familyhealing.com.

Email changes: Please contact Connie Baesman  to make changes to the email distribution list for these notes.

Prayers

We pray for peace throughout the world and in our hearts.

Please send any prayer concerns to Pr. Beth at ebeth@rmi.net for inclusion in the Sunday Prayers of the People. 

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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