Those little UTO blue boxes are about gratitude, a
reminder to us to give thanks. The diocese of
Spokane wants to know what you are thankful for.
If you have a “Snapshot of Gratitude” that you would like to share (150 words or less), please send your story to Kate Mietus, UTO Diocesan Coordinator at email@example.com or call her at 509-481-3952.
Read some “Snapshots of Gratitude” on the Diocesan website at http://www.spokanediocese.org/Get%20Involved/united-thank-offering.html
On Sunday October 8th, we will be celebrating those furry friends of ours who understand and love us no matter what. Bring your furry, scaly, or feathery friend as we bless them on this special day. Then stay after as 2nd Chance Ranch blesses us with their presence along with their 40+ friends (goats, horses, ducks etc). There will also be pony rides available.
United Thank Offering (UTO) is a ministry of The Episcopal Church for the mission of the whole church. Through UTO, men, women, and children nurture the habit of giving daily thanks to God. These prayers of thanksgiving start when we recognize and name our many daily blessings. Those who participate in UTO discover that thankfulness leads to generosity. Soon you will see boxes or envelopes showing up at the front of the church. If you would like to participate in the UTO please take one home. Bring back your offering October 15th and your Diocesan Convention Representatives will present the offering when they attend the convention, in the name of Resurrection.
Can you touch a prayer? Can you pull it close and feel its comfort? You can if it’s part of a prayer quilt. The idea behind these quilts is simple, yet powerful. A heavy thread is used to take stitches through the quilt layers, and the end s are left free to be tied with a square knot. As each knot is tied, a silent prayer if offered for someone is special need- someone who has asked us to pray for them. The quilt is then given to that person. What makes each quilt so special is not the pattern, color, or workmanship, but the fact that prayer is symbolically tied into each one.
These comforters are a statement of faith, and a testimony to… Continue reading
Marie Mitchell is looking for helpers who would be willing to assist her in the organizing, preparing, and clean-up of church dinners and Easter brunch. If you can spare some time, please contact Marie
Would you like to host a coffee hour, but aren’t sure how complicated it is? Good news…..It’s simple! Coffee Hour hosts have a variety of options. 1. Bring in some (peanut free) goodies and leave them in the fridge for others to use for coffee hour. 2. Bring in goodies and help make coffee and setup and cleanup. You don’t even have to sign up just bring a little something (nut free) any Sunday and it doesn’t have to be big or fancy. The most important thing is to have goodies to feed those hungry Episcopalians after worship. So what are you waiting for “Feed an Episcopalian”
Our little project of used books for sale – bookshelves on wheels with a coffee can to collect the donations -has again turned those used books into gold. This past week we mailed a cashier’s check for $900.00 to Saint Matthew’s Anglican school in the little village of Pomona, Belize. Our parish has been involved in the Books for Belize project for eleven years, and we have sent a grand total of $10,819 to Anglican schools in Belize. This is a combination of money from Sunday sales, the church garage sale, a grant from our diocese, and individual contributions. The school will use it for basic needs for teaching their students and for their feeding program for 40 of their neediest students. Thank you for… Continue reading
The women who worked on the Sunday Market last fall have voted to allocate their $2100. $300 will be used to seal the cracks in the parking lot pavement, $1800 to begin the fund to paint the exterior of the church building. In addition, possibly some money for the AED fund drive.
The rationale was much the same as most families use to set up their personal household budgets – pay for maintenance before you buy something from a “wish list”.
Just a reminder, in order to keep costs down the Daughters of the King need the flower vases to be returned to the church once the flowers have passed on.
Thank you so much to everyone who came to the AED training on Sunday. It is exciting to know so many people are now trained at our church. A special thank you again to Carol Allen and Linda Bordwell (and all who donated to the cost) for helping to bring this life saving device to Resurrection!!