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St. James Episcopal Church

1134 Columbia St.

Cathlamet, WA  98612






Newsletter- September , 2018





Dear Church Family,


As Kent and Irene embark on a great adventure… so this month I will add the newsletter letter.


An update on possibility of my ordination to the priesthood for St. James.- I have a list of preliminary hurdles from Bishop Rickel and an appointment with him in Seattle for October 18.


For those who started this journey with Irene’s ordination and for those who have joined us on the road, I thought I would give a brief history of the trip so far.


Irene was called to be ordained by the congregation and went through the “local priesthood” training, taking approximately seven years, if I remember correctly. After Irene was ordained we learned of a very successful program called “Team Ministry”. We had a year of congregational discernment and training to understand how this ‘kind of church’ would work for us at St. James. Robin Moore was our guiding light and missioner. The training took about 4 years. Mickey Carver, Rachael Wolford, JoAnn Prestegard and I were called to this “team”. Rachael followed the path of deacon, JoAnn – priest and Mickey and I were commissioned. I think our team, including, Irene has been very successful, well, St. James is still open! When it was time to call a new team, the congregation went through the discernment process again. The only member of that team to complete the program is Michael Nunes, however, members of the original team also participated in this training.


Like all journeys we have lost some fellow travelers and gained some new ones. One of the defining successes of our kind of church is our Monday morning prayer group (called a group reunion). Meeting every Monday at 8:30am, we start with a structured prayer and end with the business of our church. This usually take about an hour or so. We plan, forecast, problem solve and dream …. As we go forward we need to have a few more congregation members join our group, although anyone can join us at any time. We need more input, more ideas, more discussion and maybe add some dissenting opinions to the mix. Please take a minute to see if this meeting could be added to your busy day… even if only occasionally.












Sunday School

Sunday school starts September 16.. see you there!!












We need readers for Sunday Sept 23 and 30?? Never done it?? Not hard just talk with JoAnn or Gerry…  Need host family for Sept 30??



Stewardship Calendar



Month/Yr    September 2018



  Date Altar/Serve Flowers Reader Host family Sunday School Music Celebrant/Preach              
  2 Jacquey/   Michael Hannah   Carol Fr. Richard              
  9 AMPrayer   Hannah Potluck   Gerry Michael/Michael              
  16 Maureen/   Lois Jacquey Christie Gerry JoAnn/Gerry              
  23 AMPrayer Carol ????? JoAnn Christie Carol Gerry/JoAnn              
  30 AMPrayer   ????? ????? Christie Carol Sally/Gerry              








Sally, eye problems

Mark, chronic headache healing

Rick, healing cancer

Bill healing

Linda Healing

Jill strength

David – massive brain tumor.

Bob healing cancer

Terry healing


Winnie-breast cancer

DonDena healing

Chandal and family

Gerry, JoAnn, Christie and others healing from chemical allergies





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-


September 2018





September 2 – Pentecost 15

Deuteronomy 4:1-2,6-9

Psalm 15

James 1:17-27

Mark 7:1-8,14-15, 21-23

September 9 – Pentecost 16

Isaiah 35:4-7a

Psalm 146

James 2:1-20,14-17

Mark 7:24-37

September 16 – Pentecost 17

Isaiah 50:4-9a

Psalm 116:1-8

James 3:1-12

Mark 8:27-38

September 23 – Pentecost 18

Jeremiah 11:18-20

Psalm 54

James 3:13-4:3,7-8a

Mark 9:30-37

September 30 – Pentecost 19

Numbers 11:4-6, 10-16,24-29

Psalm 19:7-14

James 5:13-20

Mark 9:38-50