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Celebrating Our Ministries

Surfing the Pandemic Waves

This morning I engaged in one of my daily rituals and looked at the COVID-19 Key Indicators in King County to see what is happening with the infection rates. At the end of last week, the rate rose to 2000 cases per 100,000 residents, a staggering number when you consider that anything over 100 is…

Over the Horizon

Epiphany tells the story of Christ being revealed to the world. This is a season of revelation and discovery. When I was a child, we lived in a small mining town in Peru and our home had a view west, across the Pacific Ocean. Every night we could watch the sun set on that horizon. About once a week a large ship…

Omicron, Ice, and Epiphany

On the first Sunday after Christmas the parking lot was full of ice and snow, the roads had not yet been plowed, and we were already seeing a huge surge in COVID-19 cases driven by the new Omicron variant, so we were pleased to have even 5 people in our worship service. On Sunday, a…

Dream Big!

The most important thing I have to say this week is, “thank you.” Thank you for all you do to make this congregation so vital, so beautiful, so loving. Thank you for your continued support and participation through wave after wave of pandemic. Thank you for your prayers, your voices raised in song, and for…

What do you dream?

In my youth, I dreamt of adventure and of things. I dreamt of airplanes and fishing, new cars, and sailboats. As I got older, I dreamt of meeting someone to love, and of a career and a family. Now, as a grandfather, I find that my hopes and dreams have changed. I’m not as interested…

Where does it hurt?

We all hurt. We all suffer. We all experience loss and grief and shame and failure. Pain, even emotional pain, exists in our bodies, so we can name the physical location and nature of the pain. Pain, like loss, also seems to weigh on our sense of who we are and what we are feeling.…

What Have You Lost?

What do you love? What have you lost? These are the first two questions in the “From Many, One” program we are exploring during the Season of Advent. Love and loss pull at our hearts deeply and powerfully. Love and loss are universal experiences, but we rarely share these parts of ourselves.  And yet, so much of what we do and care…

What do you love?

On Sunday we answered four questions, starting with, “What do you love?” As I read out the answers during the prayers of the people, I realized that the things we love are also what we are most grateful for. Family, friends, community, loving relationships, grandkids, art, the beauty of nature, work that matters, all of…

Joyful Anticipation

Advent is almost here! The season of joyful anticipation and preparation for Christmas is just a week away. This year we are going all out with our decorations and celebrations of the season. In Liz Hinkofer’s article below you can read our exciting plans for the weeks leading up to advent. We will decorate a…

From Many, One

The original inspiration for our Story Sharing campaign was a desire to offer healing to those who are suffering, whether from the effects of the pandemic, racial injustices, political divisiveness, or the many other struggles we have faced these past few years. “From Many, One” is a resource developed by Bishop Michael Curry and his…