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Second Sunday Potluck  August 13 Join us after the 9:30 AM Holy Eucharist for companionship and good food. Share your favorite salad or dessert or other tasty bits. Music by Crog and Tricia. Last month’s delicious fun! Summer News   The Vicar will be on vacation the first two weeks of August. Thanks to Byron for leading Morning…

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Vicar’s Column This past Sunday our Gospel reading offered a selection of images on the Kingdom of Heaven. “And again, Jesus said, the Kingdom of Heaven is like…”  Pondering on this phrase, we shared what the Kingdom can be at St. Catherine’s today. What images and understandings come to mind? Which of these images bring…

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July 26, 2017

Vicar’s Column Unfolding the Labyrinth Last weekend, the canvas labyrinth was unfolded and used for the first time. Meanwhile, the work of the Labyrinth Committee continues with focus groups and presentations, gathering our preferences around location, materials and design. Regarding location on our property, considerations include aesthetics, safety, accessibility, and accounting for possible future expansion…

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July 20, 2017

Vicar’s Column Presentation and Focus Groups for the Outdoor Labyrinth This Sunday, after the 9:30 AM service, we will hold the first Focus Group Presentation on materials, site and design options for the St. Catherine’s outdoor Labyrinth. The hope for this presentation is to give our membership an opportunity to ask questions, and begin sharing preferences…

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August 14, 2017

Vicar’s Column This week, our Spiritual Companioning Group lived into the “service” component of our purpose as we accepted an invitation to visit with the Resident Counselors (RC’s) at Camp Magruder. Camp Magruder is one of several facilities supported jointly by the Methodist Camp and Retreat Ministries of Oregon and Idaho and the Episcopal Diocese…

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July 6, 2017

Nehalem Elementary School Partnership Our backpack project last summer was so successful that only a few backpacks are needed this year. The family resource counselor at Nehalem Elementary School, Linda, let me know that 15 backpacks should be sufficient this year. She suggested that we focus on smaller backpacks this year. She still has a good…

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June 23, 2017

Vicar’s Notes: A place of acceptance and welcome where people experience renewal and transformation become a community of love making a positive difference in the world and maturing into the fullness of Christ. From Maintenance to Mission No matter how small or large a congregation, a church thrives when its members are unified around a…

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June 14, 2017

Vicar’s Notes: Time for Prayer   Our Baptismal Covenant commits us to a life of prayer. How do we do this? I imagine that for most of us its a gradual journey, discovering practices that feel faithful, authentic and “right for us.”  As we deepen our practice, we may recognize the value this discipline brings into…

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June 7, 2017

Vicar’s Notes: Gifts of the Spirit Pentecost is a time to affirm the gifts of the Spirit as we connect ministries and gifts to do new things. My thanks to all who are supporting and volunteering for the many ministries that support our church. Here are some highlights: Monthly Potluck after church every second Sunday: …

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June 1, 2017

Vicar’s Notes: The season of Pentecost is the perfect time to work on the ministries that deepen our individual and communal personal growth as Christians. This is also a time to look for the ministries and service that we are called to, seeking the guidance of the Holy Spirit, and also the needs and opportunities we…

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