May 30
Sat 9:00am

To raise awareness concerning issues of sexual and emotional abuse, and to provide tools for prevention that we can all use to protect our children from harm, promote safety and bring healing, the Diocese requires this training for clergy , youth workers, volunteers, and bishop's committee members. The training session is four hours and needs to be accomplished once every four years. This program is mandatory for all those who share their gifts of ministry with our children and is open to interested parishioners as well.

1. specially recognized as or declared sacred by religious use or authority; consecrated: holy ground.
2.dedicated or devoted to the service of God, the church, or religion: a holy man.
3.saintly; godly; pious; devout: a holy life.
4.having a spiritually pure quality: a holy love.
5.entitled to worship or veneration as or as if sacred: a holy relic.

Holy is an English word that is derived from the word, wholeness.

We are currently reading the Bishop's book selection for Lent: Now You See It: How Technology and Brain Science Will Transform Schools and Business for the 21st Century by Cathy Davidson. Of this book Bishop Greg writes; "And though not expressly in the title, I would add "church" to that list.
I commend it to you and I hope we will read it together as we have in the past, sharing insights, struggles, disagreements, and challenges along the way. All are welcome to join us at 10:00AM for Eucharist and then for our book discussion group at 11:00AM every Wednesday.

THANK YOU for your generosity in this annual project for both St. John’s and St. Benedict’s. The Easter Baskets bring joy to families in Thurston county that they would likely be unable to enjoy without our support. Thank you for supporting these children, their families and our combined efforts! We gathered about 200 baskets!!
For questions you may have, please contact Jan Akin at 360-280-8749 or email:

9:00 Sunday Morning Adult Formation Opportunity:

Best Practices; an opportunity to explore what it is we are doing in worship together

February 22 Engaging Scripture; feasting on the Word      March 1 Understanding the Creed as the Symbol of our collective Faith     March 8 Prayers, Confession and Peace     March 15 Coming to the Table       March 22 A walk through Holy Week       March 29 No Class: Palm Sunday No Coffee hour this day

Lent is a forty day retreat to bring oneself into right relationship and solidarity with God, neighbor, especially our neighbors that are vulnerable and in need, and creation. This is solemn time of preparation will give each of us a chance to prepare ourselves for new life.

This Lent, we will explore the different symbols and traditions of our worship and then take those practices into our lives and our work of restoring and transforming our community our world to be a better place.

Lent Soup Suppers: Story, Relationship and Laughter , Thursday Evenings at 6:30-8:00 From February 26-March 26

Do you long for more grace and peace in your being? Come join our inter-generational soup suppers. Soup Suppers run from 6:30-8 with child care available for younger kids.

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