CALL FOR SCHOOL SUPPLIES: July 28 - Sept. 4

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Soon the school bells will be ringing again and we are partnering with N. Thurston Public Schools, here in Lacey, to provide school supplies for our needier students.

This opportunity to help our community will start on Sunday, July 28th and go through Sept. 4th (the first day of school).

There is a red schoolhouse box available in the narthex for your donations and a copy of the supply list for all the elementary schools in the district.

         Thank you for your generosity! 

Tri-Parish picnic – Sep 1st – 10:30 am at Tumwater Historical Park

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Our annual time of worship, food, and fellowship with our sister congregations, St. John’s and St. Christopher’s. We will gather at 10:30 for worship, followed by a picnic lunch. Main dish provided and attendees are asked to bring a side-dish to share. Also bring your lawn chairs or blankets. Worship at St. Benedict’s will be at 8:00 am. No worship at 10:30 am – join us for the picnic.

Nominations for General Convention Deputies

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The 2019 Annual Diocesan Convention will elect our deputation to the 2021 General Convention to be held in Baltimore, Maryland. A full description of the work of the General Convention and the role of deputies is provided in document B.2 Overview of Nominations for General Convention. This fall may seem early for this election, but The Episcopal Church canons require deputations be elected at least 12 months in advance of the event, so waiting until the fall of 2020 is too late for our diocese. We will elect four clergy deputies, four lay deputies, four clergy alternates, and four lay alternates.

If you are interested in standing for election for the General Convention deputation, you may complete and submit the Nominations for 2021 General Convention Form. If you are interested in a diocesan office, you may contact the Nominations Committee at nominations@ecww.org.

Charter Bus to Diocesan Convention

It would be wonderful to have a large group from St. Benedict’s present at Diocesan Convention (Nov 9th) to celebrate St. Benedict’s becoming a Parish. To facilitate that we’re considering chartering a bus for transportation to and from Convention on the day of the vote on our parish resolution. If you’re interested, keep the date in mind and we will provide more details as we get closer to the date. We’ll be posting a sign-up list to find out how many are interested in riding the bus. Diocesan Convention is in Lynnwood, and the location is difficult because of parking and access to the convention facility.

A Call for Stories About our History

 
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St Benedict's Episcopal Church
Est: 1980

We have received some of our recollections about St. Benedict’s history and hope to receive more. The stories are wonderful and offer insight into our early years and some of the challenges and opportunities. Keep those stories coming. Submit your story to Fr. Ed electronically, typed, or hand-written, in the box on Fr. Ed’s office door – vicar@sbechurch.org – PO Box 3811, Lacey, WA 98509