A Note from the Transition Minister, June 9

Beloved, what bubbles up in you when you read this?
 ‘Like a path through the forest, Sabbath creates a marker for ourselves so, if we are lost, we can find our way back to our center. ‘Remember the Sabbath’ means ‘Remember that everything you have received is a blessing. Remember to delight in your life, in the fruits of your labor. Remember to stop and offer thanks for the wonder of it.’

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A Note from Sherman

On the Third Sunday in Lent, we heard St Paul remind the Corinthian Christians, “So if you think you are standing, watch out that you do not fall.” This verse has been reverberating in my head this week, as we keep hearing of fully vaccinated and boosted friends testing positive for Covid. Hospitalizations and deaths are nowhere near what they were even months ago, but we are not out of the woods yet. So, be careful out there, and be patient. We’re going to be in this yo-yo-ey world for a while.

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From the Transition Minister

Over the last few weeks, I was blessed to visit my favorite retreat center (a Buddhist dhamma hall in Onalaska, Washington, at the foot of Mount St. Helens) to sit in silence for ten days of meditation. I’ve been known to joke—if asked for a strange fact about myself—that one of my quirks is that I am able to sit eerily still for intimidating amounts of time.

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Note from the Transition Minister

Over the last few months, I’ve met with many of you to learn about your lives, hear of the dreams God’s planted in your hearts, and weave a story of where the Spirit is alive at St. Michael’s. It’s been–you have been—a gift, overflowing with pain, honesty and hope. In one of these conversations, one among you reflected on their experience of this parish’s practices, and I scrambled to write it in my trusty notebook: ‘Duty does things well, but love does things beautifully.’

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Halloween Spooktacular

Looking for a way to celebrate Halloween this year that doesn’t involve handing out candy? Tune in at 7:00 pm on Sunday, October 31, as our Halloween Harpsichord & Organ Spooktacular is live-streamed through our channels. Or come watch it in person – with a mask, of course, and a costume if you wish! There will be scary poems by Edgar Allen Poe, Louise Erdrich, and others read aloud between creepy and “spooktacular” organ and harpsichord pieces, played by Hannah Brewer. It’ll be a frightful night to remember!

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There are many ways to PLEDGE!

There are many ways to pledge. For our own accounting purposes (and because it is fun to receive the cards back in the mail), send in your pledge card with your 2021 commitment!

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Solar Update #2

On Friday, September 18th, Our solar installation began and by the end of Saturday the contractors had completed the anchoring system and installed the rails in preparation for the panels,

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Blue Sky Grant Awarded to St. Michael’s

At St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, we were informed late last February that we are one of a dozen recipients of a 2020 Pacific Power Blue Sky renewable-energy award to help fund a new solar-array installation on the south-facing roof of our church.

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