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Rector’s Weekly Message (Page 2)

Will You Wear a Mask?

On February 29th, the first death due to COVID-19 was reported in the United States. By two weeks later we were entering a pandemic lockdown, progressively shutting down our economy, travel, even churches, and staying home to stop the spread of the virus. We learned to wash our hands, stay 6 feet apart, wear masks,…

It’s Youth Sunday!

I am delighted to announce that Ian Paulson will be giving the sermon this Sunday. Ian is graduating from High School this week and we are honoring him at this service. He will preach, play the offertory and postlude music on his flute, and we will present him with a scholarship for his first year…

Black Lives Matter

For the past few days I have received a steady stream of emails with titles like “Black Lives Matter.” These came from organizations we would not normally associate with political activism, and some that we would, including Food Lifeline, the King County Department of Public Health, North Helpline, Church Publishing Incorporated, The Diocese of Olympia,…

Break Bread Together for Pentecost

This Sunday is Pentecost and we will break bread together as we celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit. I invite you to participate in our online service and have bread (and wine if you desire) available. In our worship, I will celebrate and share Holy Communion with the small group who gathers to create our online worship. Then we will hold…

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One Bread, One Body

Before the pandemic struck, we would gather each week for Holy Communion, singing, praying, and then sharing the bread and wine. It was an act of communion, of coming together as one people, united in faith through worship. Eating together, breaking bread and sharing it, these are the most basic actions of family; of people…

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Four Phases of a Return to Worship

Click below to watch Father David’s Weekly Word. Tuesday, while we were preparing to distribute our weekly dinner, I was standing in the empty parish hall and missing all of you. I miss our worship, our fellowship, and your company. It will be a while before we get back together, but the good news is…

What is Freedom?

Freedom has become an important topic during the weeks and months of pandemic shutdown. Our freedom to assemble and freedom to worship have been restricted. Businesses that have been closed are experiencing a loss of economic freedom. We are keenly aware of the various ways we have lost our freedom and we are more in need of the true freedom offered by…

An Invitation to Communion

One of my favorite verses in scripture is Acts 2:42: [They] devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. This is what the first followers of Jesus did. This is what we do even now. As with a lot of things, we will have to be a little creative…

Is Christ Behind that Mask?

The other day I got out of the house and went for a walk with a good friend. Now, he was in Burlingame, California and I am in Seattle, so we called each other on our mobile phones, put in our earbuds, put on our cloth masks, and went out for a walk. It was…

Alleluia, Christ is Risen!

In my Easter sermon I talked about the strange experience of celebrating the resurrection in the middle of a pandemic. The pandemic, with its stay-at-home orders and the economic shutdown, will all have a lasting effect on our congregation. Some of the changes are hard but some may turn out to be blessings. God has…