St. James Episcopal Church
1134 Columbia St.
Cathlamet, WA 98612
Newsletter- July , 2018
Dear Friends in Christ,
Pentecost starts as a Sunday associated with the color red, to symbolize the tongues of fire that appeared to the disciples and others and indicated the presence of the Holy Spirit. We all love Pentecost, with its breath of God, gold, red and orange altar decorations, and lovely music. And then comes the long string of green Sundays, where we hear stories of what the various early Christians did and the history of the early church. I think it’s rather a relief when Advent finally comes, and we can focus on purple and introspection and look forward to Christmas.
Yesterday I preached at St. Peter’s Seaview, a congregation I assist at every two months. I preached on the story of Jesus bidding the wind and waves to be still, the calming of the storm, and the fishermen’s astonishment at what happens. I think of this story as the fishermen’s experience of Pentecost, in their own context, in a boat on a stormy Sea of Galilee. The Holy Spirit does not always appear to us as a gentle breeze! Yet this story, of a storm at sea, is the only marine-based story to appear in all 4 Gospels, which should give us an indication of its importance.
It was, in essence, the fishermen’s Pentecost. By extension, have you ever had a Pentecost experience, where the spirit of God appeared to you and a great calm ensued, and your outlook on the world changed? Have you had an experience you may not recognize as the Holy Spirit’s appearance? There are numerous stories among fishermen and those who have had near-death experiences, who believe they were visited by a spirit who reassured them. Such stories are also often found among people who are mountain-climbers.
I invite you to reflect on your own Pentecost experience – Has the Spirit visited you at any time? Yesterday one woman came to me afterward and told me of an experience she had had many years ago, and for the first time recognized it as a Pentecost experience. We spend time during Advent, reflecting on our relationship with God and the coming of Christ; in Lent we fast and reflect on our sins; at Easter we rejoice in the resurrection of Christ and the new life springing up in the world around us. Perhaps we can make Pentecost a season of focusing on how the Holy Spirit acts in our lives.
In God’s love,
Sunday school is closed for the summer come and
join us at 10am in September
Christie is saving manufacturer’s coupons for our service men and women. It doesn’t matter if they are expired… Please cut them out and give them to Christie, or you can put them in her mail box.
Sally has completed the instructor requirements for “Safeguarding God’s People”. We will schedule a time for the course, look for date and time.
Month/Yr July 2018
Date Altar Flowers Reader Host Sunday Music Celebrant/
Guild/Serve Family School
|29||Am prayer||Deb||Cathy||JoAnn||Summer break||Carol||Gerry/Gerry|
Keep the date open- August- Second Sunday- we will have church services in the park and potluck
PLEASE REMEMBER THESE PEOPLE IN YOUR PRAYERS
Sally, eye problems
Mark, chronic headache healing
Rick, healing cancer
David – massive brain tumor.
Bob healing cancer
Chandal and family
Gerry, JoAnn, Christie and others healing from chemical allergies
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ADD SOMEONE…
Name of person Reason Person requesting How long to keep on the list
Let’s also pray for peace and for all of our men and women in the service at home or abroad, and for our veterans.
If you have added someone to the list above please let me know when they can be dropped from the list at my email- firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 1 – Pentecost 6
Wisdom of Solomon 1:13-15;2:23-24
2 Corinthians 8:7-15
July 8 – Pentecost 7
2 Corinthians 12:2-10
July 15 – Pentecost 8
July 22 – Pentecost 9
July 29 – Pentecost 10
2 Kings 4:42-44
Congregation Mailing List, St. James Episcopal Church, Revised May 2018
Dondena and Chace Andree.
5 Clover St.,
Cathlamet, WA 98612.
Carrie and Mike Backman,
P.O. Box 799,
Cathlamet, Wa. 98612. 795-0430; email@example.com
Russell and Sally Barnes,
144 Timberwood Dr.,
Castle Rock, WA 98611. 360-274-8894; firstname.lastname@example.org
P.O. Box 565, 44 Marina Dr.,
Cathlamet, Wa. 98612. 360-795-0018; cell 310-710-8183; Handick200@yahoo.com
90 Forest Heights Rd.,
Cathlamet, Wa. 98612. 795-3334; 431-8730; email@example.com
Sean and Becky Brennan,
8645 44th Ave. S.,
Seattle, Wa 98118.
Carol Carver/George Exum,
541 W. Birnie Slough Rd.,
Cathlamet, Wa. 98612. 849-4324; firstname.lastname@example.org
Christie and Ray Davis,
10 Schoolhouse Rd.,
Cathlamet, Wa. 98612. 849-4489; cell 360-431-2770; email@example.com
Sean and Taya Deal,
123 Middle Valley Rd.,
Skamokawa, Wa. 98647. 795-8508; firstname.lastname@example.org
Eric and Chandal Elliott,
P.O. Box 509,
Cathlamet, WA 98612. Chandal – 360-849-9220; Eric – 360-849-9257;
Frans and Mika Eykel,
199 Ostervold Rd.,
Cathlamet, WA 98612. 442-4983; email@example.com
123 Middle Valley Rd.,
Skamokawa, Wa. 98647. 795-8508. firstname.lastname@example.org
Beth, Eric, Sydney and Dylan Hansen,
300 Jacobson Rd.,
Cathlamet, Wa. 98612. 431-3013; email@example.com
Cathlamet, Wa. 98612. 261-9511
Charity, Hayley and Maiya Kerstetter,
Kent and The Rev. Irene Martin,
P.O. Box 83,
Skamokawa, Wa. 98647. 360-795-3920; firstname.lastname@example.org
Kellie and Sean Masters,
8405 9th Ave. S.E.,
Everett, WA 98208. Aquatics2go@gmail.com
P.O. Box 688,
Cathlamet, WA 98612. Bob@McKennaheadhunter.com. 636-2646.
P.O. Box 368
Cathlamet, WA 98612. 360-795-3502. Lois@waheagle.com
185 Front St.,
Cathlamet, WA 98612. 253-709-2044; email@example.com .
Michael Nunes/Cathy Patterson,
10 Cedar Lane,
Cathlamet, Wa. 98612. 795-0701; cell 253-951-4859; firstname.lastname@example.org
160 Ostervold Rd.,
Cathlamet, Wa. 98612. 849-4255
10 Cedar Lane,
Cathlamet, WA 98612. 503-720-3123; Cathypat46@yahoo.com
The Rev. JoAnn Prestegard,
55 Irving St.,
Cathlamet, Wa. 98612. 360-355-8865; Joannprex@gmail.com
37 Suncrest Lane,
Cathlamet, Wa. 98612. 795-3323; 430-1579 (cell); email@example.com
Don and Kitty Speranza,
15 Oatfield Rd.,
Skamokawa, Wa. 98647. 795-0585; firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael and Priscilla Strand
20111 Richmond Beach Drive NW
Shoreline, WA 98177-2456
P.O. Box 725,
Cathlamet. WA 98612.
64 E. Sunny Sands,
Cathlamet, WA 98612.
The Rev. Rachael Wolford, John Wolford,
20 North Neawanna Rd., #28-3,
Seaside, OR 97136.
Joan and Bill Wren,
951 Elochoman Valley Rd.,
Cathlamet, Wa. 98612. 795-3332; cell 360-431-1772; email@example.com
309 S.R. 409,
Cathlamet, Wa. 98612. 360-562-5792; 360-849-4557; firstname.lastname@example.org