Sunday Fellowship: Please join us after the 8AM and 10AM services for conversation and coffee in Marsh Hall.
Who Have You Thanked Today?
Summer Service Schedule: Our summer service schedule begins Sunday, June 2nd with ONE service beginning at 9:30 am.
For All Graduates: If you or a loved one are graduating this spring / summer from high school, technical school, college or grad school this year, please pick up and fill out the Graduate Form, on the counter in the Narthex. We would like to honor you during our Youth Sunday Service on June 2nd.
Spiritually Renewing Your Heart for Blissful Living in this New Era: Consider joining the post Easter Bible Reflection sponsored by the Adult Education Committee and led by Fr. Don Mackay. This series meets every Wednesday, through June 5, in the Chapel from 7:30-9:00 PM. The sessions are related, though each session provides a unique experience! Come to all, or as many as you can!
Fr. Don will be leading this reflection based on the Epistle to the Philippians. He says: “Bring an open heart and an expectation of being touched in a deep way by the awesome Love of The Lord. With an open heart, informed by the Spirit, and grounded in the word, you will be equipped to be an agent for real change in the communities where you live, work, and play.” Come and join us! We look forward to seeing you there. A sign-up sheet is on the counter in the narthex.
St. John's Women: Please join us on June 8 at 2:00 in Marsh Hall for High Tea and a Fashion Show hosted by Christopher and Banks. Discounts on purchases may be available. Take a look at the fashions online at www.ChristopherandBanks.com. We are still looking for a few volunteers, who will decorate tables with their own private collection of china! Look for a sign-up sheet in the narthex soon! If you would like to help, please contact Paula M. at 425-827-3077.
Pentecost Sunday: marks the end of the Easter season in the Christian calendar, and celebrates the descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles. Come dress in red and share in this festive feast on Sunday, May 19. Bring your favorite strawberry dish to the Great Hall. There will be strawberry treats to share after the 8AM service and a Strawberry Pot-Luck after the 10AM service..
Sign up for Flowers: There are still lots of open spots to sign up for Church Flowers. Please see the Flower Chart at the back of the church. We would especially like to make things look festive for Pentecost -May 19th - and would welcome your contributions. For more information, please talk to Dana P., Alice N. or Leslie O. Thank you.
The Adult Education and Formation Committee: has been hard at work to provide the congregation and the community with interesting, varied and informative speakers. With one forum left (May 19, at 9:10 am), we are wrapping up a busy year, and would like your feedback. On June 2, we will be handing out a very brief survey asking what your thoughts are on the past speakers and topics and the future. Let us know what you think!
Extra, Extra: The May edition of St. John’s newsletter, “The Emblem,” is now available online, via email, or by viewing our website. As an alternative a paper copy can be found on the counter in the narthex. If you would like to receive “The Emblem” via email and be added to our list, please contact the church office at 425-827-3077 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
GKEP Vacation Bible Camp Registration is now open for Athens our 2013 VBC! From July 15-19 children ages 4-12 can come to Athens and join Apostle Paul on his Second Missionary Journey! During this vacation Bible camp kids meet the apostle Paul and hear him tell about his many adventures on his journey and learn more about living during Bible times. Cost is $20 per child, $50 max per family. Registration forms are in the narthex or on the church website. Registration ends June 14 and it is filling up fast.. Each year we ask parents to share their time and talents to help make this event as fun and successful, so please consider joining us as a volunteer. The GKEP VBC will be held at Lake Washington United Methodist church. For more information see Cathy C. or call the church office.
Forward Day-By-Day: the new quarterly booklet has arrived for May/June/July. The small booklet is $1 a copy and the large print is $1.50. They are located on the counter in the Narthex
Important Procedural Change: All notices for the Sunday bulletin should now be sent to email@example.com. Notices are due by 5 p.m. on Wednesday.
CROP Work-Walk is next Saturday, May 18th! We’ll start at the LDS Meetinghouse in Totem Lake, 13220 Northeast 132nd St. to get our service project assignments: landscaping at Friends of Youth, painting and cleaning at Kirkland Heights, sorting food at Hopelink, or gardening at KITH’s Petter Court apartments. Then we’ll carpool to our projects, and work until 11:30, when we walk back to the LDS Meetinghouse for lunch and celebration. To join us, either by working, walking, or sponsoring a worker-walker, contact your CROP recruiter, Cynthia S. at 425-827-3077. New this year: a brief dedication service at LWUMC on Friday night, to bless our walking shoes and work gloves. Come pray around their beautiful labyrinth at 7pm, followed by a time to walk and pray if you would like. Hope you can join us!
Save the Date for ERD: Sunday June 2 will be the Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD) Ingathering. Boxes and envelopes can be picked up in the Narthex.
Episcopal Community Action (formerly Episcopal Charities Appeal): The Easter appeal is our diocesan-wide appeal that supports a variety of ministries in Western Washington reaching out to those in need.
In the Narthex, please pick up a brochure and read Bishop Rickel’s letter reminding us to live our baptismal vows by engaging in the lives of those God gives us to serve. Thanks you and God Bless.
Visitation Ministry: Want to deliver God’s love and share some encouragement? Contact Kristin.at 425-827-3077 if you are interested in helping with our visitation ministry. We need folks to visit hospitals and home, make a phone call or two a week (from the office or your home) or write a quick note. You do not need to be a lay Eucharistic visitor to help out, and some of these “visits” may be done from the comfort of your own home.
Mission to Seafarers: The Mission to Seafarers is looking for volunteer van drivers. During the cruise season, we run a shuttle service between the cruise terminal at Pier 91 by the Magnolia Street Bridge to a drop off location near Westlake Center. Volunteers drive one of our 12 passenger vans from 8:15AM to 3:15PM. This shuttle service runs every Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from May 6th to Sept. 30th.. No special driver's license is required. Training will be provided. If you are interested in joining or have questions, please contact the Mission to Seafarers at 206-935-3439 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. This is an excellent opportunity to meet young people from all over the world.
Pantry Packs Greatest Needs: Please donate the following:
Cereal, oatmeal, fruit juice boxes, soup
We also accept Costco gift cards to purchase supplies. Life Community is very thankful for all the donations from our parish since November, and sees our partnership as a blessing.