2014 Lenten Series
Wednesdays, March 12 - April 16 - come to one or all of the following:
- 6:00pm Reflective Communion - Chapel
- 6:30 - 7:10 pm Soup Supper - The Gathering Place
- 7:20 - 8:30 pm Fr. Rick’s Lenten Series: Are You Ready For A Miracle? How to embrace change and create a new you.
Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori Lent Message 2014
“So as you enter Lent, consider how you will live in solidarity with those who are hungry, or broken,or ill in one way or another.”
Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori said in her Lent Message 2014. The video of the Presiding Bishop’s message is here.
SCRIP is here and a brilliantly simple way to help the church
This program costs you nothing more than what you’d spend on items you would be purchasing anyway; and it just takes a few minutes to do it.
We’re excited that we now have the Scrip program available for your participation. This means you can shop with gift cards from a long list of vendors, including stores like Starbucks, Sprouts, Natural Grocers, Whole Foods, Walmart, Target, Home Depot, and many restaurants and retail shops. We all have our favorite stores, or we know what stores our family and friends like. (The gift cards make great gifts...and they don’t need to be wrapped! ) Chances are the Scrip program will have many of your favorite stores listed, and Christ’s Episcopal Church will benefit 4 to 19 % of the dollar amount of the card, depending on the store.
- Come to The Gathering Place between &/or after Sunday services & go to the table where Brenda will be sitting. (If you don’t know Brenda, someone there will introduce you to her.)
- Take a copy of the Retailer list & the Order Form; choose which gift cards & the amount of each card (some have 2 or more, i.e., $25, $50 & up), write these on the Order Form & give the form to Brenda.
- Brenda will give you a receipt for the amount of your check. She’ll enter the order, & the checks will be deposited in our bank on Monday.
- Your order can then be picked up the following Sunday in The Gathering Place.
F Y I: You’ll see on the Retailer list that the amount of percentages (%) vary. This is the amount that the RETAILER gives to Christ’s Episcopal Church; this is NOT deducted from your card.
Example: If you purchase a $100 gift card from XXX Company & the % is 10%, our church will receive $10 from the RETAILER. YOU use the gift card to make up to $100 worth of purchases. Although you can buy $100 worth of goods in one purchase, you don’t have to do that. You can buy something for $50 using your card; the balance is left in the card. The next time you buy at that store with the card, you can buy up to $50 worth. Your sales slip will indicate how much money is left on the card. If you do purchase up to $100 on that card, you can destroy it & purchase another.
Is one of your favorite retailers not on the Retailer list? Tell Brenda; she’ll have it added if possible
More good news! Soon, we will be sharing how we can go on line to place our own orders, reload some of our cards and learn about the current specials. And our church will benefit the same percentage as if you placed your order with Brenda.
Feast Day BBQ, Caring for our Campus
Fr. Rick's Mystic Travelers Blog
Fr. Rick posts two blogs a week on www.mystictravelersbook.com, and he has over 60 articles archived there for your edification. You can go on your own whenever you want, OR once on the website, you can subscribe by filling in your name and email address in the box on the left of the screen. If you sign up, you’ll be sent the blogs twice a week. You’re also invited to submit your comments about a blog if you wish.
Wall of Thanks
We appreciate so many people here at Christ's Episcopal Church. Therefore, we invite you to say THANKS to someone who has added in some way to your life or your spiritual journey. You are also invited to say THANKS to anyone you'd like to acknowledge for adding to the grace in this church of ours.
Click here to share your THANKS. Your THANKS prayer will be completely anonymous unless you give us your name. We will publish it here. We *do* have to moderate the board for spam, so we can't publish your comment until it's reviewed. But we will review all prayers at least once a day. If you wish, you can take a look at the Wall any time. We will include a link to it in the Fully Alive News and the email newsletters.
Thank you for being such a valuable part of this place to be...fully alive.
your friends at Christ's Church.