Sunday, February 14, 2021 – Last Sunday After the Epiphany

The Season of Lent is drawing close. Ash Wednesday is February 17 this year and Shrove Tuesday is the day before. Our online ZOOM services on both days are at 6 p.m. We’ll also be doing our regular Morning Prayer service on Ash Wednesday at 9 a.m. Find the links in my e-blast to church members sent Saturday, February 13. If you didn’t get the e-blast, let me know and I’ll send the links.

Pick up a “Lent Bag To Go” at Church today, Sunday, February 14, between 10 a.m. and Noon. In this bag will be some celebratory items for you to wear on Shrove Tuesday together with the prayers. Also included will be the ashes for Ash Wednesday – which you will be able to impose on yourself and your family at your leisure or during our Ash Wednesday prayer service.

In addition to the Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday services above, our online regular online services for this week — Sunday, February 14 through Saturday, February 20 — are below. If you aren’t on my Saturday e-blast that contains the worship links, email me and I’ll add you.
• Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday Morning Prayer, 9 a.m. Here’s Sunday’s worship bulletin for Feb. 14.
• Thursday, Saturday Evening Prayer, 8 p.m.
• No Bible Fellowship this Wednesday.

My Zoom office hours are Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Here’s my Zoom link.

Rev. Karen’s Zoom office hours are Thursdays at 10 a.m. Here’s Rev. Karen’s Zoom link.

Deficit news: We did it! We stepped up and enough of us made a new pledge or increased existing pledges – that already, all matching funds have been claimed. Your parish family is deeply grateful. Of course, there is still time to send your pledge or increase. In order to fulfill all our work this year, we still could use another $50,000. Thank you to the generous individuals and families who made this possible by seeding the matching donations program.

 COVID-19 Vaccinations: Local CVS and Walgreen drug stores are now providing COVID vaccines – as well as Kaiser and other healthcare providers. Please take seriously the effects of receiving this vaccine, including the opportunity for all of us to gather in church when ‘herd immunity’ starts to clear a path. Our religious leaders are encouraging us all to get this vaccine – as an act of protecting others and to help stem the tide of sickness and death.

In the name of Jesus,