Episcopal 101: Wednesday evenings, Oct. 9 - 30


Everything you always wanted to know about Christianity and the Anglican/Episcopal Church

Wednesday evenings, Oct 9 – 30, Time to be determined based on participant’s preference. This is a chance to renew your knowledge about the Christian church and gain some insight about Episcopal Church history, theology, liturgy, and mission. All adults (age 16 and older) are invited; new members are especially encouraged to attend. Fr. Ed will be the leader. We will discuss: The Christian Church; The Episcopal Church history and practice; The Book of Common Prayer; The Bible.

Contact Fr. Ed for more information – vicar@sbechurch.org. If you’re interested, please signup sheet in the entry hallway.

Women in Art: Oct. 12, 2019


Women in Art An afternoon of storytelling and sharing art! Saturday, Oct 12, 2019 11:00 am – 2:00 pm.

$25 and refreshments are included. Sponsored by the local chapter of PEO. Debbie Dimitre, storyteller sharing the story of Bertha Landes, first woman mayor of Seattle in 1926. Annie Laurie Burke, collector of vintage jewelry will share stories of jewelry from the 1880 to 1950s. Susie Knight, artist will create memories of life experience through pen, ink and watercolors. Linda Shea, basket makes woven baskets using reeds and colorful yarns. Liz Douglas will entertain with dulcimer music. RSVP by Oct 7 mlhall1@comcast.net or to Linda Hall, 9629 Regency Loop SE, Lacey WA 98513.

Harvest Sunday: Oct. 13


Celebrating the wonders of Creation, the bounty of the earth and all who sow and reap the harvest. The altar will be decorated with symbols of the harvest from our own gardens and the harvest of others all over the world that feed us with abundance. We also remember those whose access to healthy food is limited by poverty and the ministry of our local food bank our community dinner, and all who work to feed the hungry.
We will move our monthly Food Bank Sunday to the 13th as all the usable food from the altar decorations will be donated to the Thurston County Food Bank.
You are invited to bring the fruits of your harvest and other symbols of harvest time for the altar decorations.

Cursillo: Oct. 25-27


Come and See... Go and Tell/Cursillo
Dumas Bay Conference Center, Federal Way October 25-27 | $100 Registration

Come and See... Go and Tell/Cursillo offers an experience of spiritual renewal in which Guests experience God's unconditional love while deepening their understanding of Jesus' teachings. Stories of faith presented on the weekend encourage living out our baptismal covenant in the world. Guest cost of $100 includes all retreat materials, all meals and snacks and 2 night's lodging. (scholarships are available for St. Benedict's members) For additional information talk to Mary Michael Garlichs or Gretchen O'Connor or visit their website https://ecww.org/event/come-and-see-go-and-tell-cursillo/

Making Our Church Open to All

We just completed installation of automatic handicap accessible openers for our front doors. You’ll see the usual button on the switches inside and outside. Press the button to open both doors. Remember the doors open out.
When this was brought to the Bishop’s Committee for a decision, it was unanimous, even though the cost was about $8,000. You can congratulate our BC members for their commitment to improve our facilities to make them more easily accessible for all.

Volunteer to help with Sanctuary at Temple Beth Hatfiloh


On-site and off-site volunteers for a variety of tasks such as doing laundry, and food coordination support. Other needs Financial donations and Donations of goods. See the flyer on the bulletin board in the Parish hall or talk to Kathy Baros Friedt for more information . Contact: volunteercoord200@gmail.com to volunteer or get more information.

Episcopal Relief & Development Provides Emergency Assistance After Hurricane Dorian

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Episcopal Relief & Development is working with Church partners to provide critical support to the most vulnerable communities impacted by Hurricane Dorian.

Donations to the Hurricane Relief Fund will help Episcopal Relief & Development’s partners respond to the storm in the most efficient way possible. Many partners are not in a position to receive, store or distribute donations of physical goods or effectively use volunteer assistance at this time.

Please continue to pray for the individuals and families affected by Hurricane Dorian as well as the first-responders providing emergency assistance.

You can donate through St. Benedict’s my marking your donation “ERD Hurricane relief”

Click here to donate ELECTRONICALLY.

Click here to donate by MAIL.

Art & Craft Show & Sale: Nov. 23-24


Show and Sale
Sat - Nov 23: 10 am to 4 pm
Sun - Nov 24: 9 am to Noon

Church members and ministry organizations are invited to show and sell their crafts and artwork
- No commercial vendors
- No charge to participate

donations to St. Benedict's outreach ministries appreciated

- Lunch will be provided on Sat for a small cost
- Tables provided on first-come first-serve basis

Signup on the list on the counter in the entry hallway and reserve your table (choose the size you need – 1st come-1st serve).

Contact Fr. Ed Lovelady, vicar@sbechurch.org or the church office 360.456.2240 for more information and to reserve your table.