The Pride Parade is almost here! June 19 is the date, and we will be walking with Trinity Cathedral and other Episcopal churches. We are in the line-up at #48 and are massing on NW Everett, between NW Park and 8th Avenue. Look for the Trinity banner and plan to be there by 11:30 (or whenever you can, after church).
The survey of the congregation has been completed and is now in the hands of the Profile Committee. The committee received 164 survey responses which, according to Chairperson Barb Miller, is about the same number they received last time. When added to the 158 members of the congregation who attended Listening Sessions and others who wrote comments on the bulletin board, the Profile Committee has a good amount of information to inform their work.
Following this Sunday’s 10:00 am service, the Advocacy Action Committee will have letters for you to sign asking our local members of Congress to support the creation of a Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School policies in the United States (H.R. 5444/S. 2907). This commission will be dedicated to addressing the legacy of violence and abuse perpetrated by boarding schools in this country, including some run by the Episcopal Church, that removed Indigenous children from their families and forced them to participate in the boarding school system.
I can hardly believe – the choir season is coming to an end! We have had an epic year: back in September, we had our first in-person rehearsals since the pandemic began, but with serious safety precautions in place and our numbers in liturgy very restricted. For the St. Michael’s Singers, that means that we really have only had a handful of full-choir liturgies. I have been inspired by their ability to sing glorious liturgy with a rotating roster of singers, even to the point where from week to week and service to service it was as if each featured a unique ensemble.