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 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??
Month/Yr September 2018
|Date||Altar/Serve||Flowers||Reader||Host family||Sunday School||Music||Celebrant/Preach|
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.
September 2 – Pentecost 15
Mark 7:1-8,14-15, 21-23
September 9 – Pentecost 16
September 16 – Pentecost 17
September 23 – Pentecost 18
September 30 – Pentecost 19
Numbers 11:4-6, 10-16,24-29