Weekly Update | 3 June 2021


Sol Kohlhaas


Memorial Day is a truly American holiday; a quick Google search reveals that it was first celebrated on the 6th of May 1866 in Waterloo NY to remember those that gave their lives fighting in the Civil War. Later it was called Decoration Day and celebrated on May 30th; the tradition was to decorate memorials in honor of those that made the ultimate sacrifice in war. It wasn’t officially celebrated as Memorial Day on the last Monday in May until 1971.

Today it sometimes seems that it is more appreciated for the long weekend it provides than used as a time to reflect on the sacrifices that were made over generations so that we can live the lives we do today. Those sacrifices were not only made in named wars. Sacrifices were made by people that cared for the lands since time immemorial where we live, work, worship and play today.

This year the Hospitality Committee purchased a plaque to decorate our church grounds with an acknowledgment that Christ Church sits on land that was once home to the Coast Salish People. Thank you to the Hospitality Committee for giving us such an important memorial to reflect on throughout the year.

June 6, The Second Sunday after Pentecost

Presider: The Reverend Brian Lennstrom
Homilist: The Reverend Brian Lennstrom
Deacon: The Reverend Deacon Eric Johnson
Readers: Jerlyn Caba, Shirley Barrett
Organist: Lynne Berg

Bulletins will be available at the in-person service.

The service will be live-streamed on the Christ Episcopal Church Facebook page.
The service will also be posted to our Facebook page for later viewing.
*You do not need a Facebook account to access.*


In Memoriam

Please offer prayers of thanksgiving for the life of Lee Dawes, a longtime member of Christ Church.

What the Immediate Future Looks Like

Holy Eucharist is being celebrated in the sanctuary on Sundays!
Marcy is in the church office on Wednesdays, 10am-3pm!
The Red Door Thrift Shop is open for shopping and donations!

For complete information, please see June Cook’s article What the Immediate Future Looks Like…Phasing Back to Normalcy in the June edition of A Joyful Noise.

The Red Door Thrift Shop is Open for Business!

The Red Door Thrift Shop reopened its doors to the public for the first time in over a year on Thursday, May 13th. Volunteers and customers alike were excited to be back in the shop and see some familiar faces. The store will remain open for in person shopping on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am-2pm. Starting in June, the Red Door will begin accepting donations again. The donation shed will be open on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10am-1pm. Please help us spread the word that your friendly neighborhood thrift shop is now open. Come by and see us!

Erin Kohlhaas, Manager, Red Door Thrift Shop

Contemplative Creativity

Contemplative Creativity is on Summer hiatus. Lesson videos from the past year are posted on the Contemplative Creativity page on the Christ Church website and may be accessed at any time.

Welcoming/Centering Prayer

Please join in this weekly group practice.
12:30/1:00 pm

All are welcome.

Men’s Group

Men’s Group meets every Friday at 8:00 am via Zoom.
Please join in. All are welcome.

If joining by phone:
Meeting ID 503 653 606   One tap mobile  +12532158782,,503653606# US (Tacoma)

Day by Day

Day by Day daily meditations may be accessed at the following link.

Pledges & Offerings

Your pledges and offerings may be mailed to Christ Church, 1216 Seventh Street, Anacortes WA 98221, placed in the Parish Hall mail drop, or given online using the following link:

Weekly Update | 3 June 2021