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2015 Lenten Book - Part II

In this video Bishop Rickel continues his reflection on his 2015 Lenten book selection - Now You See It: How Technology and Brain Science will Transform Schools and Business for the 21st Century by Cathy Davidson - and invites conversation on his blog.

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Episcopal Relief & Development 75th Anniversary Celebration!

***75th Anniversary Campaign Update***

Campaign Goal: $150,000

Received as of 2/25/15: $80,942 

THANK YOU!!!  We're over halfway there! Read more »

Lenten & Good Friday Offerings: A Message from Bishop Rickel

In a brief Video Message to all congregations and members of the Diocese of Olympia, Bishop Rickel encouraged participation throughout Lent and especially to gather funds for special missionary purposes. Although the Canons give the bishop an opportunity to designate the special missionary purposes, he said that he would leave it up to the congregations, asking only that, "it truly be given to missionary work outside our local selves." Read more »

Domestic-poverty fellows work to alleviate suffering

Sarah-Monroe-FellowshipThe Rev. Sarah Monroe's work in Aberdeen to alleviate poverty and suffering has gained national attention. Monroe is one of two recipients of fellowships from the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society. Read more »

Camp Huston Early Bird Registration

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Camp HustonRegistration for the 2015 Camp Huston summer camp registration is now open. The adventures include hikes, archery, swimming, crafts, campfires, variety shows, friends, nature and fun! Specialty sessions such as horse camp, theater camp, international odyssey, mini camp, and counselor training are also offered. Don't wait! Find out more »

A Book Review by Bishop Greg Rickel: The Soul's Journey

As we begin our Lenten journey I would commend a new book, just out, "The Soul's Journey: An Artist's Approach to the Stations of the Cross" by Kathrin Burleson, with contributions by our Presiding Bishop, the Most Rev. Katherine Jefferts Schori and many others from across the church that will inspire you both in sight and words. Read more »

Seattle Church Goes Solar

Saint Andrew, Seattle, is an environmentally conscious congregation that will become even more green in 2015. The church installed solar panels that will connect to the Seattle City Light grid on Friday, February 27.  Located in Seattle’s Green Lake neighborhood, St. Andrew’s has steadily increased its energy efficiency since 2008. “We hope our project will inspire other churches to embrace clean energy alternatives,” said The Rev. Read more »

2015 Lenten Resources

It's never too late to find your Lenten resources!  There are a wide variety of options this year from books to devotionals to social media and more.

2015 Cathedral Day

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Plans are coming together for the best Cathedral Day ever! 

Join us at St. Mark's Cathedral, Seattle, Saturday, April 18, 10:30am-3:30pm for games and projects for all ages. There will also be opportunities to meet friends from other congregations and to learn about different aspects of the Diocese.

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Around the Diocese

Christ Church, Seattle, hosts the Salish Sea Early Music Festival; Friday, March 13 highlighting J.S. Bach, Goldberg Variations, 7:30pm. Suggested donation $15-20, students $5, youth 18 and under free.

 

Christ Church, Tacoma hosts, Sunday, March 8, 7:00pm The Esoterics, Seattle's highly-acclaimed choral ensemble, present Rachmaninoff's master choral work. Tickets: $25 general; $18 seniors/students.

 

The Well at Queen Anne UMC and Saint Mark's Episcopal Cathedral present Walter Brueggemann speaking from his work, Sabbath as Resistance: Saying No to the Culture on Friday, March 13, 7:00-8:30pm and Saturday, March 14, 9:00am-12:00pm. Tickets: Friday: $21.69; Saturday: $26.87; Combined: $37.22

 

St. John the Baptist, West Seattle, celebrates Mothering Sunday, traditionally the fourth Sunday of Lent with a lunch including cuisine from various countries; Sunday, March 15, 11:45am. There's a goodwill offering to support a new library for the Kwa Muema High School in Kenya.

 

St. Mark's Cathedral, Seattle, hosts the Nordic Heritage Museum and Seattle Choral Company presentation of Nordic Voices; Friday, March 20 and Saturday, March 21, 8:00pm. Tickets required, $25.

 

Upcoming Safeguard Trainings