Transition Update – May 19

Congratulations! You have participated in small-group listening sessions, and you have shared comments with each other on the bulletin board in the Parish Hall. And you’ve done a great job on both. Now you have one more opportunity to participate in the process of defining St. Michael’s and selecting our new rector.

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History Sunday, Part V

The fifth and final session of The Rev. Dr. Caroline Litzenberger’s hybrid Zoom History Sunday series – 20th Century Renewal & Episcopalians in the Pacific Northwest is here to watch.

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Sunday Services

7:30 am Rite I in-person service with no congregational singing but often an organ prelude
Beginning on June 12 and continuing until Labor Day, there will be one Rite II service at 10:00 am. Catch the live stream here.
Or find us on Facebook or YouTube.
1:00 pm Misa service en español is in-person and streamed live on Vimeo, YouTube and Facebook. You can also watch on our website.
Masks are optional inside St. Michael’s.

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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Advocacy Action on May 15

The Advocacy Action Committee will gather signatures on a pair of gun control petitions this Sunday, May 15, from 10:00 until 10:50 am in the Gallery. The petitions would place IP17 (safer owners and less lethal ammunition) and IP 18 (stops proliferation of assault weapons), on the November ballot.

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Grief Circles Invitation

Grief is an isolating yet common experience. To speak to this and to find some sense of healing, we’re holding three grief circles during the month of May, co-hosted by Rev. Julia and various members of our parish. At this time, all sessions will be held at the church and in-person.

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Coming May 29

The Reckoning with Racism Group invites all to a special Worship service and Eucharist

On Sunday, May 29, the St. Michael’s Reckoning with Racism (RwR) group (formed in 2020) and clergy invite you to join us in a liturgy to experience our baptismal covenant more deeply and better understand our responsibility as Episcopalians to see and dismantle the systems that perpetuate racism. We look forward to sharing this experience with you. 
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