I am writing to you today out of the abundance of Love that Our Savior, Jesus Christ, has for you all and as if I were able to speak to you in person. Covid-19 (Coronavirus) has caused all of us to begin adjusting to a new “normal” in both our professional and personal lives…. Out of an abundance of caution and by God’s Grace, I am urging the clergy of the APCK to close the doors of our Parishes (and Missions) and to suspend all public services, Sundays and weekdays, for the next two weeks, March 22nd (Lent IV) and March 29th (Lent V) inclusive, in an effort to keep our people safe. Read the complete letter, sent March 19, 2020, here.
Today we enter the third week in Lenten tide, into the midpoint of our Lententide experience. In a homily given by St. Ambrose, he praises those who, through fasting, prayer and almsgiving continue down a path to obtain forgiveness for their sins. more
Often during Lent, my mind turns to reading from the prophet Isaiah.. More
From Father Ponec:
From Father Ponec:
The 29th Annual Synod and ACW Conference will be held in Chico, California from May 5-9, 2020. Bishop Hansen and the parish of St. Augustine’s will be our hosts.
Bishop Ashman has appointed the Reverend Robert F. Ponec as Priest-in-Charge of St. Bartholomew’s Parish. Father Ponec will celebrate Holy Communion monthly beginning March 22nd, and will celebrate with us on Easter Day.
The vestry has voted to move ahead with the columbarium project. If you would like to support the effort to purchase and install a parish columbarium, either through a donation and/or by reserving a niche, please contact our Sr. Warden Rick Gregory or Vestryman DJ. Synnott.
We expect work to begin this spring!
Thanks to everyone who contributed to the Oct 27 Chili feast! In addition to a great meal, the ACW collected $165 to benefit Matthew House, a local organization dedicated to assisting children and the families of people incarcerated in Washington’s prisons.