Please bring a can of food on Sunday, October 13, 2013, or some non-perishable food item. We will offer it up for the hungry at our Eucharist and distribute it to the hungry in our neighborhood.
We need more items for the auction!! It’s time to clean out your closets… next Sunday, October 20th bring your treasures to church. Your treasures will be safely stored in Este’s office. Please also register your donation by filling out a form that will be available at the greeter’s table.
Today is Bread Sunday. This morning we recognize ecumenical programs that eradicate hunger globally, and that means here in the United States. Congress just passed a bill cutting $40 million dollars from the SNAP (Food Stamps) program – how can we turn this around and see that our neighbors don’t go to bed hungry? Our deacon, The Rev. Ellen L. Ekstrom, will address the issue of hunger in our own neighborhoods and offer materials so that we can speak to our municipal, state and federal leaders about ending this problem and make sure there is room at the table for everyone.
Confirmation Class The Rev. Dr. Jay Johnson leads us in a discussion of the Creeds and the Trinity this morning. Join us in the Sisson Salon after the service.
Forum on Hunger at Pacific School of Religion, Thursday, October 17 at 5:30 p.m.: Recognized by Newsweek magazine as one of the nation’s 12 “most effective preachers,” the Rev. Dr. James Forbes Jr. is traveling the country on behalf of Bread for the World, conveying God’s message that we can end hunger. A reception will honor Rev. Forbes in the Holbrook Building at 5:30 p.m., with a Q&A session after the lecture. See Ellen for more details.
Please mark your calendars…
October 20th: Commemorating this moment in our history in two ways! Sunday morning our usual 11:00 service will be called “Burning Sunday” and we will have a special liturgy to honor the day, with the story of the fire told by three lay people, and hymns, prayers and artifacts to honor the day.
Then … that evening at 5:30, we will have silent auction and dinner! The Where Your Treasure Is Fire Sale! This is a fun and festive evening that includes a potluck dinner and a silent auction of very special treasures from all of us! You can start bringing donated items for the auction next Sunday, and they will be stored in Este’s office. For the potluck, please bring a dish that is fire-relevant (baked Alaska, anything flambé, blackened salmon…) and join us for the festivities! Since we did not have a pie auction this year, your participation is greatly needed to shore up our budget! Thanks in advance!
Confirmation at Grace Cathedral, November 2, 2013, 11:00 a.m. All are welcome to attend!
Book launch and ordination anniversary! Please join us in celebrating with The Rev. Dr. Jay Johnson the launch of his latest book from Seabury Books, “Divine Communion: A Eucharistic Theology of Sexual Intimacy” and the 25th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood on Saturday, November 2, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall!
Save the date: Church-wide conference April 9-11, 2014 Reclaiming the Gospel of Peace: An Episcopal gathering to challenge the epidemic of violence. Bishops, clergy and laity from throughout the Episcopal Church are invited to gather April 9 –11, 2014 to explore one of the major issues in today’s society – violence in all its forms. Reclaiming the Gospel of Peace: An Episcopal gathering to challenge the epidemic of violence will be held at the Reed Center and Sheraton in Oklahoma City, OK (Diocese of Oklahoma). More information will be available later this autumn.