WE ARE WELL INTO 2021 and plans are being made for an interesting year. The Covid-19 vaccine is available and many of you have already experienced the joy of receiving it, and a new President of the USA is settling in. My Friendship Book for February quotes Mark Twain (aka Samuel Clemens) as saying “Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.” So, let’s wipe away the wrinkles and smile! Life goes on and so must we.
I hope you are all well and staying safe. There are a couple of important meetings this month. I hope you will all. as much as possible, participate.. . . . Billie
BISHOP GREG RICKEL to visit ST. DAVID’S on February 21st. It was hoped that his visit would be in person but at this time we believe it will be via Zoom… A special notice will be sent from Cheri as soon as we know for sure, as well as the link to access it.. We are looking forward to the visit with Bishop Rickel and hope that many will take this opportunity to get to know him. Keep the date – 2/21/21, 11:30 a.m. via Zoom
THE ANNUAL MEETING will begin at 11:30 a.m. via Zoom following the worship service on Sunday, February 14. Patti Case will assume the duties as Sr. Warden with Don Kay serving as Co-Sr. Warden.. Mike Callaghan and his wife, Judy, are taking a much-needed vacation in Arizona. Special thanks were extended to Mike for serving as Sr. Warden during this difficult time. New Vestry members will be selected to replace those retiring from the Board – Judy Ogden, and Tamra Ingwaldson have served their terms. Thank you ladies – job well done! Please ‘zoom’ in for the meeting. It is the one time per year that we can meet, ask questions we may have and voice our opinions. See you 2/14/21 – 11:30 via Zoom.
VESTRY NEWS . . .Our Treasurer, Laurie McClanahan, reported that several pledges are in but more need to come in to enable us to meet our obligations. If you haven’t sent yours in, please do so and if you haven’t decided yet, we need you. Jr. Warden, Cheri Ratay, reported that the boiler has been upgraded and Fr. Duane and Beth Johnson met to discuss electrical issues.
The new Church Directory is ready and will be sent soon. Those who already have a binder will receive the inserts and those without a binder will receive a special bound copy. A church clean-up day will be scheduled soon. An updated draft of the reopening plan for Church services has been okayed by both Bishop Rickel and the Vestry. If there are questions please let Don Kay or Fr. Duane know your concerns.
The Vestry passed motions to purchase Communion Cups containing sealed wafer and grape juice which will allow us to offer drive-up communion. We also voted to purchase a Zoom account, Rite-Planning software and a marketing program. A Vestry retreat is tentatively planned to be held in March.
A proposal was made to rename the kitchen area in honor of Marian Eveleth, who spent much of her time planning and working coffee hours and other functions for St. David’s. A sign will be made indicating “Marian’s Kitchen.”
A SHORT VESTRY MEETING WILL BE SCHEDULED following the Annual Meeting to pass the budget for 2021. Vestry members will be advised of date and time.
OUTREACH MINISTRY . . . Dianna Dryden is requesting help with the Community Lifeline dinners. Larry and Mary DeForrest are taking a much-needed rest from the chores of putting the meals together. We thank them for their ministry and faithfulness.
If you can assist Dianna and her helpers in this important ministry, please call her at 360-898-3188 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. This is an important part of our outreach ministry.
The Saints’ Pantry reported end-of-the-year figures: 226,185 pounds of food served to 17,961 individuals in 7,278 households. Director Rebecca Marquez has done a great job of serving families in need in really tough times. We also thank our congregation for the continued support of this ministry. Billie Howard is your contact person, telephone 360-426-8443 or email@example.com.
FEBRUARY BIRTHDAYS . . .
- Donna Davis Feb.2nd;
- Nancy Bayley, Feb.3rd;
- Mike Callaghan, Feb. 6;
- Marlene Taylor, Feb. 8;
- Grace Wickward, Feb. 12,
- Marcie McKaig, Feb.13;
- Cameron Henry, Feb. 27.
A most happy birthday to all . . . . God Bless You!
PLEASE PRAY for the health of men, women, children and families around the world that their health will strengthen communities and protect the health of the most vulnerable.
We pray especially for those close to our hearts . . . Shawn, Mike & Judy, Doug, Barrett, Janet, Greg, David, Ann, Robin, Betty, Margaret, Jonathan & Christina, Sue, Jesse, Don, Kayla, Ryan, Anthony, Megan, Pat, Harry and Aaron.
DATES TO REMEMBER . . .
Sunday, February 7, 14, 21, 28 @ 10:30 a.m.
Worship Service on YouTube
Wednesday, February 3, 10, 17, 24 @ 10a.m. – noon
Sit and Pray – Come on in!
Sunday, February 14 @ 11:30 a.m.
Sunday, February 21 @ 11:30 a.m.
BISHOP RICKEL’S VISIT