• Faith Episcopal Church, Our mission TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE CHRIST KNOWN
  • Open Minds, Open Hearts, Open Arms in North Kitsap
  • Sunday Worship 9:30 am, Fellowship with us following each service.
  • Faith Episcopal Church, Our mission TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE CHRIST KNOWN
  • Open Minds, Open Hearts, Open Arms in North Kitsap
  • Sunday Worship 9:30 am, Fellowship with us following each service.
  • Faith Episcopal Church, Our mission TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE CHRIST KNOWN
  • Open Minds, Open Hearts, Open Arms in North Kitsap
  • Sunday Worship 9:30 am, Fellowship with us following each service.
  • Faith Episcopal Church, Our mission TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE CHRIST KNOWN
  • Open Minds, Open Hearts, Open Arms in North Kitsap
  • Sunday Worship 9:30 am, Fellowship with us following each service.
  • Faith Episcopal Church, Our mission TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE CHRIST KNOWN
  • Open Minds, Open Hearts, Open Arms in North Kitsap
  • Sunday Worship 9:30 am, Fellowship with us following each service.
  • Faith Episcopal Church, Our mission TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE CHRIST KNOWN
  • Open Minds, Open Hearts, Open Arms in North Kitsap
  • Sunday Worship 9:30 am, Fellowship with us following each service.
  • Faith Episcopal Church, Our mission TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE CHRIST KNOWN
  • Open Minds, Open Hearts, Open Arms in North Kitsap
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Upcoming at Faith This Week

Murray Laura iPhone ModifiedDear Friends,

I just got off the weekly Zoom call with Bishop Rickel and diocesan clergy.  He shared how, throughout the church, bishops are reeling in their plans to open churches in light of the higher incidents of COVID-19 that are cropping up.  Here in Kitsap, we almost made it to Phase 3, but that move has been suspended due to the recent increase in cases, and across the sound, Snohomish County is looking at going back to Phase 1.  Clearly, it is not yet time to go back to “business as usual”; still, we are planning on Bishop Rickel visiting on July 26th.  Things may change radically in the next 24 days, but until we hear otherwise, we will continue with our plans to hold an outdoor service then.  Our Senior Warden, Kay Rawlings, will soon be sending out an email asking for folks to assist in our reopening efforts, the bishop’s visit being the first venture toward that end.  Please look for Kay’s communication and see if there’s a place you are willing to help out and can do so safely.

I don’t know if any of you happened to tune in to St. Mark Cathedral on Tuesday for the ordinations that took place, but there were extraordinary steps taken to protect all involved from any contagion.  Mike and I watched from home and, as weird as it was to see the cathedral without pews or crowds, it was also incredibly moving.  The service gave me hope for our ability to continue in our worship together, separated as we are.  Click here for a link to a recording of the service.

Thank you all so much for your commitment to Faith—to the Sunday services, to our financial health, and especially to one another.  What a blessing this community is for us all.

Vicar Laura+

 

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What's Happening

Barb Fox 150x150Barb Fox’s Recovery

There are no new updates regarding Barb Fox’s recovery from a stroke last week.  The family has been busy transitioning her into a rehabilitation facility.  Your continued prayers for Barb, Les, and their family are so appreciated.  If you’d like to send her a card or note, it can be sent to:

Barb (& Les) Fox

815 124th St SW, #158

Everett, WA 98024

IMG 0367Who would vandalize a church?? We don’t know who, and we don’t know when, but someone did their best to destroy the beautiful stations of the cross that Jackson Foster has been so graciously creating and installing in our memorial garden.  All five have been uprooted, some have been damaged, and we all feel violated.  A police report has been filed; hopefully this was a one-time act of mischief fueled by boredom and frustration.  Lord, have mercy.

How2Charist Logo Cropped BInstructed Eucharist  Summer is the season in which I will typically try to do an instructed Eucharist of some sort—explaining the hows and whys of what we do.  In the midst of preparing for our Episcopal 101 class, I came upon How2charist.  It’s a site that includes a full-on annotated service calling out the names of objects, people, and factoids about how we worship.  Click here to check out the website!  

The Faith BOOK GROUP is temporarily suspended.   They plan to read Dear Church:  A Love Letter from a Black Preacher to the Whitest Denomination in the US by Lenny Duncan.  There’s been a run on this book lately and they are waiting for their copies to arrive; however, if you have a Kindle it is available for download.  Stay tuned to find out when it will begin again.

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Diocesan High School Youth

Lost with a PurposeThis year, the Diocesan High School Youth are meeting virtually.  Their normal “six day” summer camp is being condensed into three days—all online.  Youth from 8-12 grades are welcome to join the fun.  The cost is $30 per youth and there are scholarships available.  Please check out the website for more info.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lost-with-a-purpose-online-registration-107118937626

Mace Kegan DanielThere are slots still available to sign up to bring a meal to this beautiful boy’s mom, dad, and big brother.  Please consider helping out our friends, the Mace family.  You only need to cook for Kevin, Amanda, and Grayson as Kegan isn’t quite chewing yet. Click here for the link if you’d like to help out.

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pastarchivesTuesday morning Bible Study continues!  If you’d like to join us, send me an email or give me a call and I’ll send you a link to the Zoom meeting.  It’s at 10:00 and we will be looking at the readings for the upcoming Sunday.

Please remember that Gateway Church is providing day shelter as well as meals for folks in need.  If you hear of anyone who would benefit from this offering, please send them there.

Tithe-Contribution-Diocese-FEC-Red.jpgThank you to everyone who has continued to make their pledge payments!  If your economic situation has changed as a result of the virus, please let me know.  I may be able to help with a bill.  On that note, the Diocese has set up an online payment option for each church in the diocese.  No one is required to use it, but I put it out as another way to make a donation.  Click here to donate.  If you prefer, you can always mail in your checks to: 
    Faith Episcopal Church
    PO Box 1362; Poulsbo, 98370

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I will continue doing Morning Prayer live on Faith’s Facebook page. Join me M-W-F at 8:00 AM.  Unfortunately, we are no longer able to broadcast it to our website, but you can always pray at home in the knowledge that I’m praying with you!

 

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From the Senior Warden - Kay Rawlings

Dear Church DuncanFaith Book Group: Our next book is Dear Church: A Love Letter from a Black Preacher to the Whitest Denomination in the US by Lenny Duncan. Our discussion starts on Wednesday July 1st at 2pm on Zoom. Please let Gary James or Kay Rawlings know if you are interested.
 
Description: “Lenny Duncan is the unlikeliest of pastors. Formerly incarcerated, he is now a black preacher in the whitest denomination in the United States: the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Shifting demographics and shrinking congregations make all the headlines, but Duncan sees something else at work—drawing a direct line between the church’s lack of diversity and the church’s lack of vitality. The problems the ELCA faces are theological, not sociological. But so are the answers.”
Bishop’s Visit July 26th
Bishop Rickel is planning to visit us on Sunday July 26th. We will most likely do an outdoor service, depending on what phase we are in at the time. To make his visit possible we will need volunteers to help with setup, tear down, signage, and other considerations due to COVID 19. Please consider what you can do to help with the visit. I’ll be sending out a Bishop’s Visit email to the congregation once I have the tasks outlined. In particular we need volunteers who are under 65 and not in a vulnerable group. Please contact Vicar Laura or Kay Rawlings with your questions.
 

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Pentecost Season AfterThe Season After Pentecost is the longest in the Church year.  Each year, we have the option of choosing whether we will follow Track 1or Track 2 for our Old Testament scripture reading.  Track 1 is a semi-linear telling of some of our Old Testament stories, and Track 2 is scripture that somehow ties in with the rest of the lection appointed for that Sunday.  We have been alternating tracks at Faith, and this year, we are back to Track 1.  So,

 

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

This Sunday's Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 971 2151 6413
Password: 869544
 
Dial by your location:  +1 669 900 9128

 

Our Readings for Proper 9 (the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost) are:

This Sunday’s Readings:

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“Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30

Yoke

The parenthetical verses are always optional.  Please let me know if you would like to read a lesson on Sunday.

Almighty God, who hast given us this good land for our
heritage: We humbly beseech thee that we may always prove
ourselves a people mindful of thy favor and glad to do thy will.
Bless our land with honorable industry, sound learning, and
pure manners. Save us from violence, discord, and confusion;
from pride and arrogance, and from every evil way. Defend
our liberties, and fashion into one united people the multitudes
brought hither out of many kindreds and tongues. Endue
with the spirit of wisdom those to whom in thy Name we entrust
the authority of government, that there may be justice and
peace at home, and that, through obedience to thy law, we
may show forth thy praise among the nations of the earth.
In the time of prosperity, fill our hearts with thankfulness,
and in the day of trouble, suffer not our trust in thee to fail;
all which we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

 

 

Click here for the Sunday's Order of Service and Readings