Welcome to Faith Episcopal Church – Poulsbo, Washington
Upcoming at Faith This Week
It was a joy to open the church building on Tuesday evening for prayer. Thank you to all who came to pray, light a few candles, and enjoy the music. I am grateful for the uneventful inauguration on Wednesday; perhaps the collected prayers of our nation lent some assistance in that endeavor.
In this blast you will find the Annual Report for 2020 as well as our operating budget for 2021. I strongly encourage you to look over the budget ahead of our meeting on Sunday. It has already been approved by the Bishop’s Committee and we will be voting for its ratification on Sunday. I really, really hope you will stick around and take part in this important business of our life together.
Third Sunday after the
Memorial Garden Sculptures
Jackson Foster continues to craft beautiful artwork for us. Our memorial garden is populated with stations of the cross, and plans are underway to make that place a spot of respite and contemplation for everyone.
Bishop Rickel’s 10 Rules for Respect
I every Letter of Agreement Bishop Rickel has with congregations, and now with the Diocese of Olympia he has asked that the “10 Rules for Respect” spelled out below be made part of the agreement. He first saw these in an article by Church of the Nazarene pastor Charles Christian. He believes that they are quite helpful in framing our communication and life together.
He vows to do his best to follow them and invites you to do the same. We will all fail, but through gentle challenge and loving encouragement these can become a foundation for healthy communication for us all.
Faith’s Bishop’s Committee also uses this model as a rule for how we conduct our business and are in relationship with one another.