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CHRIST CHURCH WEEKLY
A Newsletter for Members and Friends 
Tacoma, Washington: Friday, June 14, 2019
SPECIAL SUMMER CHORAL EVENT 

CHORAL EUCHARIST, Sunday, June 30, 10:30 a.m. The choir of the Pacific Northwest Summer Course of RSCM America (which will have been meeting all week at Pacific Lutheran University) will conclude their week by singing for our morning Eucharist, as well as for Evensong at St. Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle in the afternoon.  The group includes 40 youth (rising 4th-12th grades), 20 adults, and 3 organ scholars (age 25 and younger), and is directed this year by Bruce Neswick, Canon Musician at Trinity Cathedral, Portland, Oregon.

RSCM in America is the U.S. branch of the Royal School of Church Music, an international, ecumenical organization dedicated to promoting effective and inspiring music-making in worship and in the wider community. It has been especially effective in supporting the structured training of choirs for children and youth around the world. Music for June 30 includesWilliam Mathias, “Missa brevis,” Jane Marshall, “He comes to us,” and Colin Mawby, “Ave verum.”Don’t miss this remarkable occasion at Christ Church!
 
THIS WEEKEND AT CHRIST CHURCH

FRIDAY, JUNE 7

KNITTING GROUP - in the Library.
Join us for fun and fellowship - knitting group open to all, Friday afternoons at 2:00 p.m.- 3:30 in the library. For information contact Pat Chen at pat@tichenassociates.com.


 
THIS SUNDAY, TRINITY SUNDAY
THE FIRST SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
JUNE 16, 2019

Readings: Proverbs 8:1-4; Psalm 8; Romans 5:1-5; John 16:12-15
The texts can be found on The Lectionary Page http://www.lectionarypage.net

Sermon: The Rev. Janet Campbell
Every Sunday: 
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II
10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II
12:00 p.m. Fellowship Hour
Sermons preached at Christ Church are posted on our website www.christchurchtacoma.org and can be accessed from the Worship page and by clicking this link on the homepage: Sunday Sermons


In This Issue:
Our Life of Worship and Prayer
Our Life in Community
Our Life of Formation and Study
Our Life of Service and Advocacy
Our Life Celebrating the Arts
This Week at Christ Church
Christ Church Information
Links to Diocesan News and Informational Resources

 
OUR LIFE OF WORSHIP AND PRAYER

THIS WEEK OUR PRAYERS ARE ASKED FOR:
Members and Friends of our Community: Elin; Caden; Megan; Alice; Randy; Joanne Chemin and her family; Angela N and her family; Leslie; Lindsay; Kevin; Ethan; Natasha; Dan; Florence; Bill Martyn; Linda Donato; Ashley-Christine; Michael and Mary Kay; Jan; Ann S; Kristin L; Dominic. 
Those who have died: Deacon Mary Moon; Fr. Tim Nakayama; Loretta Chivers; Gerald Heyn; Ryan Hughes; Don Cameron; Joanne Berg; Janice Thatcher; George Cruz.
For all in need: For victims of sex-trafficking; refugees and migrants, especially separated families. For all working to resist bigotry, racism and violence. For all serving in the military. For all affected by gun violence, for effective gun control policies. For solutions for the crisis of homelessness. For worldwide cooperation in reversing global warming and climate change. For the suffering people and starving children of Yemen. For the people of Sri Lanka, Libya and Venezuela. For all affected by tornados and flooding in the Midwest.
Diocesan Prayer Cycle: St. Barnabas, Bainbridge Island; St. John, Gig Harbor
Anglican Prayer Cycle: Pray for the Church of the Province of Myanmar (Burma); The Most Revd Stephen Than Myint Oo - Archbishop of Myanmar and Bishop of Yangon
To request prayers in the Prayers of the Assembly, e-mail shannon@ccptacoma.org. If you are submitting a name other than your own, please ask permission from that person first. You must send the full name of the person in order for us to manage the prayer list, but first names only will be in the list of those in need. Last names will be used in the list of those who have died.

 
OUR LIFE IN COMMUNITY


MOTHER CAMPBELL ON VACATION – Monday, June 17 through Saturday, June 29.
For pastoral emergencies: During parish office hours please contact Parish Coordinator Shannon. Outside of office hours and on weekends please send an email to Mother Campbell’s address janet@christchurchtacoma.org and someone will respond as soon as possible. 
 
NO BEGINNING-OF-SUMMER BBQ THIS FATHERS’ DAY – We’ve just had back-to-back party weekends celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Dedication of the church building. So we’ve decided this year to have an END-OF-SUMMER BBQ on Gathering Sunday, September 16. 
 
CONGRATULATIONS – to Demorie Joseph and Josephine JoAnne, baptized last Sunday on Pentecost; to Luella Loudenback, Rosemary Rhea and Brian Stanley, who were confirmed; to Lorette Meske, who was received into the Episcopal Church; and to Winfield Giddings and Aaron Loudenback, who made a formal Reaffirmation of their baptismal vows. 
 
CONGRATULATIONS – to Savanah McClellan who graduated from Evergreen State College, Tacoma, Saturday and to Louella Loudenback, who received her EdD on Thursday.

THANK YOU FROM MILANA McLEAD AND DOUG DAHLGREN 
To our beloved Christ Church community:
Words can't express our gratitude for the love and prayers we felt surrounding us during Doug's medical episode in the service on Sunday.
Thankfully, while at St. Joseph's hospital overnight, the fine docs there tested for, and ruled out, all scary diagnoses and we are duly relieved. 
Your support, prayers, text messages, emails, phone calls and visits reminded us of what a gift it is to be among this precious community.
And while our disruption of a Pentecost celebration wouldn't be our preferred way to get that reminder...being embraced by all of you casts a light on where "home" truly is. 
Shalom Aleichem (peace be with you),
Milana & Doug

SACRED GROUNDS WORKSHOP INPUT – If you weren’t able to attend the workshop or have had more thoughts since the workshop, forms are available on the bulletin board in the church entryway – between the two display boards of Landscape Architect Roxanne Hamilton’s survey of the grounds as they now exist. Fill out a form and put it in the holder for “Completed Forms” or send it to the parish office. We’ll collect forms through Sunday, July 9, and forward them to Roxanne for inclusion in her summary report to us.
 
“A LEAP OF FAITH” -- 50TH ANNIVERSARY BOOK – Uncorrected proof copies of the book are available on the tables in the chapel and church entryways for review. To order your own copy, fill out an order sheet and put it in the collection plate or send it to the church office. The deadline for ordering is Monday, July 8. Books will arrive about two weeks following that date, at which time payment will be due.
The cost of the book is quite high – to receive the best possible discount, we will order all copies together. Per-copy cost will also be offset by an amount provided for that purpose in our operating budget; the offset will depend on how many orders we receive. We can’t say definitely what the final cost will be before we order, but we estimate a range of $35-$45. We will also order two copies for the library and Mother Campbell will have some available for those for whom the final price is too high.
 
RECTOR’S DISCRETIONARY FUND HELPS A FAMILY FACING HOMELESSNESS – This month we’ve been assisting a deserving family in trouble – a mother and her three daughters (two teenagers and a 7-year old) and a baby due in early July. The husband abandoned them, emptying the joint bank account and running up almost $10,000 in debt on two joint credit cards. There is a court case pending to force him to pay child support but it is moving sluggishly.
          In the meantime, the family has received an eviction notice because the mother can’t afford the rent of their large house. Her pregnancy is fragile; doctors have ordered her to stop working until the baby is born. Because of the indebtedness (the fault of the husband) her credit rating is poor and landlords have not been willing to offer her a lease.
          This courageous woman has made every possible effort to use the social services available but has repeatedly run up against the Catch-22 in this system – in order to get help to avoid becoming homeless, she and her children must first become homeless, because Pierce County Coordinated Entry can only offer assistance to those who are already homeless. She has been unable to find a shelter that will take her large family and was facing living in her car.
          The good news is that the discretionary fund received a loan from a member of our community to pay off this woman’s debts. As of this writing, she may be about to receive expedited help from a housing group to find a less-expensive home, with deposit and first month’s rent covered, so that she and her girls will not become homeless after all.
          The discretionary fund now needs your help - a significant infusion of gifts in order to repay the loan from our member, who has said that whatever is not repaid will be that person’s contribution to our help for this family. Mother Janet will be on vacation the next two weeks. If you are considering a donation to the discretionary fund and have questions or concerns about this situation, please email her at janet@christchurchtacoma.org

BASEBALL WITH THE BISHOP – The annual “Baseball with the Bishop” is Saturday, June 22, 1:10 p.m. at T-Mobile field. Gather with Episcopalians from across the diocese to enjoy a Mariners game with Bishop Greg Rickel on “turn back the clock day.” Tickets are $14.00; order on the Diocesan website, ecww.org – click on News & Events, then diocesan events, then scroll down and down to find the Baseball with the Bishop link.
 
MINISTRY OF THE WEEK – We give thanks this week for the ministry of all who participated in preparing for last Sunday’s visit by our bishop Greg Rickel: planners and providers of the liturgy and music; organizers, cooks, and set-up and clean-up folks for the festive brunch, Vestry members who met with the Bishop following the brunch; and staff and parish members who spruced up the campus and our buildings for the occasion. It was a wonderful day for our parish and our Bishop. Thank you all!
 

OUR LIFE OF FORMATION AND STUDY

ADULT FORMATION

MONDAY BIBLE STUDY 7:00 p.m. in the library – June 17 prepares us for the readings of Pentecost 2, June 23. Come join us in a lively discussion.
 
THE MONTHLY READING GROUP – will not meet in June. We will next meet Sunday, July 7, 6:30 p.m. at the home of Doug Dahlgren and Milana McLead to discuss The Great Transformation: The Beginning of our Religious Traditions by Karen Armstrong. Questions? e-mail Don Johnson weddjohnson@msn.com.
 
CHILDREN’S FORMATION
 
Sunday School 10:30 a.m.  – 11:15 a.m. for Preschool - Grade 5
Sunday School is on summer break. From September through May, Sunday School meets in the Wells Hall classroom two Sundays a month. Children gather in the church entryway and go to Wells Hall with their teachers, returning at the time of communion. On the other Sundays of the month, children participate with their family members in the entire worship service in the church as part of their formation in the Christian faith and life, including training and opportunities to serve in the liturgy as acolytes, readers and ushers.  

 
OUR LIFE OF SERVICE AND ADVOCACY
IN COMMUNITY AND WORLD

SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
 
FOOD BANK FOCUS FOR JUNE: Canned fruit and vegetables: Christ Church offers year-round support to the Nourish Food Bank. In addition to each month’s focus, cans and boxes of all kinds of food are always welcome, including food for pets. Leave your gift in the baskets in the church entryway.
 
DONATE CLOTHING FOR HOMELESS YOUTH - Our Community Services Leadership Team has begun collecting clothing for homeless young men and women at the Tacoma Young Adult Center at the Beacon Center, 415 South 13th Street, Tacoma. The Center runs two programs: “Drop In” time from 3:30 to 9:00 p.m. for ages 12-24; overnight shelter with a capacity of about 40, from 9:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. for ages 18-24. Please bring donations of new and clean used clothing in good condition to coffee hour on Sundays: new underwear, socks, shorts, pants, shirts, sweaters, hoodies, belts, shoes, sneakers, back packs and reusable cloth bags. Please bring clothes folded and in sturdy bags or boxes that are easy to carry. Most of the clients are male, with a smaller percentage of females. For more information contact Jim Limerick at 445jrl@gmail.com.
 
UNITED THANK OFFERING (UTO) REPORT - As of Sunday, June 9, the total giving for the United Thank Offering is a fine $748. It’s not too late to bring in your Spring In-gathering envelope or check earmarked UTO. Next week will be the last update.
 
PAINT TACOMA/PIERCE COUNTY BEAUTIFUL provides free exterior house painting for low-income homeowners; teams of painters work at their own schedule throughout the summer. Ask Fran Blair about forming a Christ Church team (fblair39@centurylink.net). To join another team, or for more information, contact Sean Lewis at 253-383-3056, ext. 127 or seanl@associatedministries.org.
 
PIERCE COUNTY ELECTION OBSERVER TRAINING: The Pierce County Auditor’s Office and the League of Women Voters seek volunteers to serve as Ballot Process Observers for the upcoming 2019 – 2020 elections.  Choose one of the training times offered: Tuesday, June 25, 6 – 8 p.m. or Friday, June 28, 10 a.m. – noon.  You must be registered to vote in Pierce County to participate. To sign up, contact nanpeele@hotmail.com or text her at 253-224-6652, or contact ruthann6257@msn.com
 
SOCIAL JUSTICE ADVOCACY OPPORTUNITIES
 
ASSOCIATED MINISTRIES QUARTERLY MEETING ON HOMELESSNESS, Thursday, June 20, 5 to 7 p.m., to learn about, discuss, and take action on the crisis of homelessness at Oasis of Hope Center, 1937 South G Street, Tacoma.  RSVP to sandyw@associatedministries.org.

EARTH MINISTRY, SIERRA CLUB, AND THE PUYALLUP TRIBE will host the Lummi Nation’s Totem Pole Journey Wednesday, June 20, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., at 4224 Marine View Drive, Tacoma, to call for the release of the orca Tokitae (captured off Whidbey Island in 1970 and now at the Miami Seaquarium) and pray for abundant salmon, healthy orcas, and thriving communities.


FAITH ACTION NETWORK’s Seattle Spring Summit, Sunday, June 23, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., at Saint Mark’s Cathedral, 1245 10th Avenue East, Seattle. The gathering will cover the successes of the past year and go through a process to determine which issues to focus on during the upcoming year.
 
OUR LIFE CELEBRATING THE ARTS

The Christ Church Choir is on summer break. New singers will be warmly welcomed into the choir in the fall. Rehearsals begin Thursday, September 12 at 7:30 p.m., and we sing again on September 15. Anyone considering joining is invited to have a conversation with Kathryn Nichols for more information about the nature of this commitment to liturgical ministry. Email: music@christchurchtacoma.org.
 
THIRD FRIDAYS AT NOON CONCERT, June 21, 2019 at 12:10 p.m. - Dana Robinson, Associate Professor of Organ, University of Illinois, plays music by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, Heinrich Scheidemann and Matthias Weckmann, and J. S. Bach’s Trio Sonata No. 1 and Toccata in F Major. Invite your friends to join you for 40 minutes of uplifting music! Donation at the door.
 
CHORAL EUCHARIST, Sunday, June 30, 10:30 a.m. The choir of the Pacific Northwest Summer Course of RSCM America (which will have been meeting all week at Pacific Lutheran University) will conclude their week by singing for our morning Eucharist, as well as for Evensong at St. Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle in the afternoon.  The group includes 40 youth (rising 4th-12th grades), 20 adults, and 3 organ scholars (age 25 and younger), and is directed this year by Bruce Neswick, Canon Musician at Trinity Cathedral, Portland, Oregon.


RSCM in America is the U.S. branch of the Royal School of Church Music, an international, ecumenical organization dedicated to promoting effective and inspiring music-making in worship and in the wider community. It has been especially effective in supporting the structured training of choirs for children and youth around the world. Music for June 30 includesWilliam Mathias, “Missa brevis,” Jane Marshall, “He comes to us,” and Colin Mawby, “Ave verum.”Don’t miss this remarkable occasion at Christ Church!
 
END-OF-SUMMER CHORAL ADVENTURES
At the end of the summer, we will enjoy two Sundays with special choir participation
at the 10:30 a.m. service, open to all who can carry a tune and attend one rehearsal.
Schedule:
Treble Voices, Sunday August 25, with rehearsal on Thursday Aug. 22, 7:30-9 p.m.
Low Voices, Sunday September 8, with rehearsal on Thursday Sept. 5, 7:30-9 p.m.
Advance registration is necessary by Aug. 20 for treble voices, Sept. 3 for low voices. This is a fun way to have a rich choral experience, gain some new skills with no long-term commitment, and enrich our worship life.  Contact Kathryn Nichols if you can sing with us so we can have music and seating organized.  Email: music@christchurchtacoma.org
THIS WEEK AT CHRIST CHURCH

Sunday, June 16 TRINITY SUNDAY
8:00 a.m.    Holy Eucharist, Chapel
9:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Childcare for infants and toddlers in the Wells Hall nursery.  
          Sunday School is on summer break
10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Church, followed by coffee hour in Wells Hall
 
Monday, June 17
7:00 p.m.    Bible Study, Library
Tuesday, June 18
6:30p.m.     Vestry Meeting, Wells Hall
Wednesday, June 19
12:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist, Chapel, followed by light lunch and fellowship, Library
Friday, June 21
2:00 p.m.    Knitting Group, Library
9:00 p.m.    Compline Service, Church

Sunday, June 23 THE SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:00 a.m.    Holy Eucharist, Chapel
9:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Childcare for infants and toddlers in the Wells Hall nursery.  
          Sunday School is on summer break
10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Church, followed by coffee hour in Wells Hall


https://christchurchtacoma.org/calendar/
CHRIST CHURCH INFORMATION
 
CONTACT US
Mail:  310 N. K Street, Tacoma, WA 98403                   
Phone:  253-383-1569 FAX: 253-383-1583
Web:  christchurchtacoma.org                                          
E-mail: info@christchurchtacoma.org
Christ Church on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/christchurchtacoma
Office Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Closed Mondays.
(In inclement weather, the office is closed when Tacoma Schools are closed)

       
VESTRY      
Wardens      
Brianne Knudson, Senior Warden; Don Ellis, Junior Warden
Members      
Cynthia Anthony, Eddie Bang, Susan Beer,
Rodney Blackburn, Tim Chen, Caroline Huckaby,
Dennis Johnson, Linda Johnson, Matt Lonsdale,
Vikke Pierson
Ex-Officio, non-voting: Winfield Giddings, Treasurer;
Interim Vestry Clerk Mary Smiley


 
STAFF          
The Rev. Janet Campbell, Priest in Charge janet@christchurchtacoma.org
253-383-1569 ext 11
Usual office hours Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday; please email for an appointment.
The Rev. Samuel Torvend,
Associate Priest for Adult Formation samuel@christchurchtacoma.org
The Rev. Robert Carver, Priest Associate; The Rev. Bill Tudor, Priest Associate    
The Rev. Kathryn Nichols and Dr. Mark Brombaugh,
Co-Directors of Music Ministries,music@christchurchtacoma.org
Mr. David Dahl, Director of Music Ministries Emeritus
Ms. Mary Smiley, Secretary/Receptionist Mary@christchurchtacoma.org 383-1569 x 10
Ms. Shannon Farley, Parish Coordinator shannon@christchurchtacoma.org 383-1569 x 18
Mr. Tim Williams, Sexton tim@christchurchtacoma.org 253-310-5178 
Ms. Emily Verdonk, Accountant accountant@christchurchtacoma.org 
Thursdays:10:00 – 12:30
Ms. Karen Jeffery, Lead Nursery Attendant; Ms. Mary Smiley, Nursery Assistant


To report a pastoral emergency (a serious diagnosis, an accident, hospitalization, a death) please contact Mother Campbell as soon as possible. During office hours, call the office. If the emergency occurs after 2:00 p.m. on a weekday, or on a weekend or holiday, email Mother Campbell janet@christchurchtacoma.org and she will respond as soon as possible.
LINKS TO DIOCESAN NEWS AND INFORMATIONAL RESOURCES:
Episcopal News Service: www.episcopaldigitalnetwork.com/ens -- electronic newspaper delivered to your inbox with news stories, responses to social and political events, and links to posts from various Episcopal bishops and leaders and from the broader church.
Episcopal Church on Facebook: www.facebook.com/episcopal-news-service-260131260715544/ The Diocese of Olympia: www.ecww.org The Diocesan website. Bishop Rickel’s Blog: www.bishoprickel.com

 
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(253) 383-1569

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