Upcoming at Faith This Week
“Follow me, and I will make you fish for people.” Matthew 4:12-23
Voice of Our Vicar
I saw recently that this coming Saturday, sunset isn’t until 5:00pm. FIVE O’CLOCK, FRIENDS!
I know in a few months’ time, we’ll still be able to read a book in natural light at 8:00pm or even 9:00pm, but for now, I am marking every single minute of daylight gained. Lately, these winter evenings have seemed especially dark and the rain feels unrelenting.
If you find yourself drawing the shades against the winter gloom and seriously considering living in your stretchy pants, I offer as a distraction, our first ever KitsapCON. Information is below, but for now, just think of it as 12 full hours of distraction via board and table games. It promises to be a great opportunity to meet new folks, work together, and forget about the gloom. As if that wasn’t enough of a reason to attend, the proceeds go to help others. A win-win if there ever was one!
“Lift Every Voice and Sing”
Sue Tait, Director of the Diocesan Resource Center, stopped by on Wednesday and dropped off several copies of “Lift Every Voice and Sing”. These will be a great addition to our singing repertoire and I’m eager for us to incorporate some of the offerings from this hymnal. We are very fortunate!
First Annual KitsapCON
All are invited to the first annual KitsapCON (to fight human trafficking). Bring family and friends for a full day of board gaming on the Kitsap Peninsula Saturday, January 25, 2020 at Faith Episcopal Church Parish Hall (20295 Little Valley Rd, 98370) in Poulsbo, WA. The is cost $5/person for littles and biggies alike. Bring a game to play or choose a game from over 100 titles in the board game library. For a small fee, reserve a table with your friends for the day or play a game at an open table make new friends. You can also buy a board game at the board game auction, and - for a small donation - stay for a chili soup lunch. All proceeds go to benefit Scarlet Road.
There’s still time to be a part of Faith’s Book Club!
Plan on joining with fellow readers at Gary and Laurie James’ home Wednesdays at 2:00 in the afternoon. The new book on tap is: At Home in Mitford by Jan Karon. The Mitford series relays stories of Father Tim, an Episcopal priest, and the fictional town of Mitford, North Carolina. The series is gentle, insightful, poignant, and often hilarious. It is a perfect escape from the difficulty of the world. The series is 14 books long, so there’s plenty of time to enter in and catch up!
Last Call for changes to the Parish Directory
Please click here to review your information in the new Parish Directory. If you need to make changes, please let George Daniels know via this email to:
Calling Lay Readers
Jean Hart is working to finalize the schedule for lay readers, and she could really use one more. If you are interested, please speak to Jean or Vicar Laura.
Community Meal - Monday January 27
COMMUNITY MEAL!! This coming Monday is community meal Monday. Please plan on attending. Dinner is served at 5:00. Click here to volunteer food or assistance.
Bishop Greg Rickel has been in discernment
As you know, Bishop Greg Rickel has been in discernment this past year regarding whether to stay on as Bishop of the Diocese of Olympia or whether it is time for him to leave. Much of his energies during his recent sabbatical were dedicated to this important question. Here, at last, he shares the fruits of his work:
Confirmation, Reception, and Affirmation…Oh my!
Interested in any of these sacramental rites? Please see Laura as soon as possible.
The Diocese January newsletter can be read online. Click here to access it.
- Saturday, January 25th: 8:00 AM-8:00 PM Faith is hosting “KitsapCON”
- Monday, January 27th: Community Meal 5:00 PM - Click here to volunteer
- February 7-8: Bishop’s Committee Retreat
- February 9-12: Diocese of Olympia Clergy Conference
- February 24th: Community Meal 5:00 PM
- February 25th: Shrove Tuesday Feast 7:00 PM
- February 26th: Ash Wednesday