A Joyful Noise | July 2021

Embrace the Moment As It Is

Senior Warden Maggie Collinge

Do you ever find yourself with so many projects that you just can’t get settled down to start one?  This happens to me a lot!  I have a saying that I often use, “Well, life just gets in the way!” Most days by the time I am ready to go to bed, I remember something that I just did not get done.  By then my energy is depleted and it is time for sleep.  Wait, did I say sleep?  Not! All I can think of is that thing that I did not complete during the day. 

I have started a practice that has helped me with this problem.  It is called Welcoming Prayer.  Here is the prayer that goes along with the practice:

“Welcome, welcome, welcome.  I let go of my desire for security, affection and control and embrace the moment as it is.”

This prayer helps me to settle, to put away the day so that I can sleep.  The idea is to just let go and accept what is going on in your life.  My mother was wise; I can remember her saying, “just let go of it, there is nothing you can do about it at ten o’clock at night”.

God is looking out for us; God wants us to be replenished at the end of the day so we can wake up renewed and ready to jump into life at the start of a new day.

Covid Protocol Update

June Cook, Pastoral Administrator

Christ Church is no longer requiring reservations for the 10:30am Sunday service.

However, if you have not yet provided proof of Covid vaccination, please bring your card with you.  Masks are still required.  Thank you for your patience with this. Questions? Please contact me at juneco47@gmail.com or 360-333-9311.

Sunday Afternoon Church Social

The Hospitality Team is delighted to invite you to a Sunday afternoon Church Social!

Sunday, July 25
3:00 – 5:00 pm
Church House lawn

We’ll gather on the church house lawn (formerly Gentry House) to talk, eat, and drink. Starbucks coffee and wrapped treats will be served.  Bring your own lunch or supper and selected beverage, along with plates and cutlery; or, you may want to pick up a meal to support one of the local restaurants. Plan to wear a festive mask.

Make your reservation through Diane Canington: 360-899-5190 or rumpole3@msn.com.

Annual Outdoor Service is August 8

PLU Steel Pan Band

Sunday, August 8
10:30 am
Christ Church will host their annual outdoor service on the church grounds.

We will once again be welcoming the Steel Pan Band from Pacific Lutheran University as our special musical guests.

All are welcome.

The Red Door Thrift Shop is Open!

The Red Door Thrift Shop is now open for in-person shopping on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am-2pm. The donation shed is open on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10am-1pm. Please help us spread the word that your friendly neighborhood thrift shop is open and ready for business.


Happy Birthday Wishes to…

…Sandy Mathis on July 4
……John Guinn on July 8
………Diane Guinn on July 14
…………Erin Kohlhaas on July 18
……………Diane Ramerman on July 19

Happy Wedding Anniversary to…

…Diane & Dale Ramerman on July 2
……Becky & Brian Lennstrom on July 28

Please send the month & date of your birthday, baptismal date, anniversary, and/or other special occasions so we can help you celebrate your blessings in the Joyful Noise. Please send to People’s Warden Judith Render at lorneandjudith@hotmail.com, 360-982-2770.

Sunday Services

4 July 2021
Pentecost 6
Proper 9
*9:00 am Holy Eucharist*
Presider: Rev. Diane Ramerman
Homilist: Rev. Diane Ramerman
Deacon: Rev. Deacon Eric Johnson
Readers: Erin Kohlhaas, Carleton Manning
 Ezekiel 2:1-5
 Psalm 123
 2 Corinthians 12:2-10
 Mark 6:1-13

11 July 2021
Pentecost 7
Proper 10
10:30 am Holy Eucharist
Presider: Rev. Diane Ramerman
Homilist: Ms. Shirley Barrett
Deacon: Rev. Deacon Eric Johnson
Readers: Diane Guinn, John Guinn
 Amos 7:7-15
 Psalm 85:8-13
 Ephesians 1:3-14
 Mark 6:14-29

18 July 2021
Pentecost 8
Proper 11
10:30 am Holy Eucharist
Presider: Rev. Brian Lennstrom
Homilist: Rev. Deacon Eric Johnson
Deacon: Rev. Deacon Eric Johnson
Readers: Becky Lennstrom, Creamy Wilkins-Manning
 Jeremiah 23:1-6
 Psalm 23
 Ephesians 2:11-22
 Mark 6:30-34, 53-56

25 July 2021
Pentecost 9
Proper 12
10:30 am Holy Eucharist
Presider: Rev. Brian Lennstrom
Homilist: Rev. Brian Lennstrom
Deacon: Rev. Deacon Eric Johnson
Readers: Melissa Simonsen, Siriana Simonsen
 2 Kings 4:42-44
 Psalm 145:10-18
 Ephesians 3:14-21
 John 6:1-21

1 August 2021
Pentecost 10
Proper 13
10:30 am Holy Eucharist
Presider: Rev. Diane Ramerman
Homilist: Rev. Deacon Eric Johnson
Deacon: Rev. Deacon Eric Johnson
Readers: Mark Perschbacher, TBD
 Exodus 16:2-4, 9-15
 Psalm 78:23-29
 Ephesians 4:1-16
 John 6:24-35

A Joyful Noise | July 2021