2/17/16 Weekley News from Good Samaritan

Tonight’s Events
6:00pm – Stations of the Cross &
6:30pm – Lenten Soup Supper
7:00pm – Bible Study:
Tonight we will be discussing “The Passion According to St. Luke Judas’s plot to betray Jesus (Luke 22:1-6).”
Thursday, February 25th
7-8:30pm     Choir Rehearsal

Sunday, February 21st
8:00am     Holy Eucharist, Rite II (spoken)
9:15am     Christian Formation –
Adult Forum: “The Return of the Prodigal Son”
10:30am     Holy Eucharist, Rite II (w/music)
5:00pm     Holy Eucharist, Rite II
5:45-7pm     Youth Group

Tuesday, February 23rd
7:30pm     Women’s Book Group @ Mary Lynn Vance’s home

Wednesday, February 24th
6:00pm     Stations of the Cross & Eucharist
6:30pm     Soup Supper, 6:30pm
7-8:00pm     Bible Study – “The Passion According to St. Luke – The Last Supper (Luke 22:7-38)”
7-9:30pm     Education for Ministry (EfM)

Mon., Feb. 29 – Facilities Team Meeting, 6:30pm
Sat., Mar. 5 – Outdoor Work Party @ Good Samaritan
Sun., Mar. 6 – Holy Week Liturgies Overview & Planning Meeting, 11:45am
Sun., Mar. 13 – New Member Luncheon, location TBA
Tues., Mar. 15 – Men’s Book Club, 7:00pm

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Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper Results
Tuesday’s Mardi Gras themed pancake supper was a great success!  The event raised $750.00, all of which will go to help fund youth mission trips, including the high school youth mission to Philadelphia, PA.  Thank you to all those who attended and gave generously.  A big thank you to Lorene Ehlers, coordinator of the event; Mark VanDerMeid, who provided food and supplies; Steve Meeks, who made the decadent gravy for the biscuits; and for the youth, youth sponsors, and youth parents who set up, served, cooked, and cleaned!

The Wednesday Nights of Lent
On February 17 and 24 and March 2, 9 and 16, join us for Stations of the Cross with Communion, followed by a simple soup supper and a discussion of Luke’s story of the Passion of Jesus.  Stations will begin at 6:00 pm; supper at 6:30 pm; Bible study and EfM will begin at 7:00 pm.  We’ll need at least two pots of soup each night (to serve 8-10 per pot).  If you would like to provide soup and bread for one or more nights, please click here, or contact the church office to sign up.
Wednesday Lenten Bible Study Schedule:
February 17 Judas’s plot to betray Jesus (Luke 22:1-6)
February 24 The Last Supper (Luke 22:7-38)
March 2 Jesus prays on the Mount of Olives (Luke 22:39-46)
March 9 Peter’s Denial and the Trial (Luke 22:54-23:25)
March 16 The crucifixion and burial of Jesus (Luke 23:26-56)

Adult Lenten Sunday Morning Series – “The Return of the Prodigal Son”
On the five Sundays of Lent, the 9:15am adult forum will journey through Henri Nouwen’s book, “The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming.”  Based on Luke 15 and Rembrandt’s seventeenth century painting of the story of the Prodigal Son, we will explore the main characters in the story and how they relate to our understanding of ourselves and God.  Copies of the book are available for $10.00 each.

Good Samaritan Women’s Book Group 
The next Women’s Book Group meeting will be at 7:30pm on Tuesday, February 23rd, at Mary Lynn Vance’s home (22406 NE 25th Way, Sammamish). We will be discussing  “Persuasion” by Jane Austen. Please join us every month, or every once in a while.

Spring Outdoor Cleanup – Volunteers Needed!
On March 5th, from 9:00am until Noon, we will gather to clean up Good Sam’s landscaping.  The grounds need some raking, weeding, bush trimming and blackberry vine attacking!  Please join us and bring gloves, rakes, pruning tools and any other tools you think would be helpful, including raingear, if necessary.  Please help keep Good Sam looking it’s best as the growing season begins.

Outreach Kudos
Kudos to the following people who helped with Issaquah Meals last Saturday; Mark VanDerMeid, Lisa Treadway, Liz and Harrison Fuchs, Warren & Kathy Huckabay, Will & Beckett Gray, Rick Gill, Mark Johnson, Nancy & Jim McCulley, Frank Reinhart, Katy O’Brien, Steve & Tris Angelo Cathy Strohl, Patty Webb.

Coffee Hour Hosts Needed!
In order for coffee hour to continue to be the presence that so many of us enjoy, we’d like the commitment of 15-20 people to share in the responsibility of hosting. Coffee hour is easily hosted by one person, but some church members may prefer to work in pairs or as a family. If you are unable to commit to hosting, but would like to sign up to donate food or contribute funds to purchase the food, we absolutely welcome your contribution. For more information, please contact Marina Gray at marinabgray@gmail.com, or sign up on the blue boards near the restrooms.

Good Samaritan Men’s Book Club
There will be no Men’s Book Club meeting in February, so the next Men’s Good Samaritan book club meeting is on March 15th at 7:00pm, at John O’Brien’s home, where we will be discussing “In the Kingdom of Ice:  The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette” by Hampton Sides. All are welcome. It’s best to read the book but if you haven’t come for the fellowship.

Sock Drive
On Palm Sunday we collect socks for homeless teens at The University Youth Center in Seattle. The socks represent the clothing that was laid down as Jesus rode into the city. White gym style socks of different sizes are needed. There will be baskets for collection of the socks in the Narthex on Palm Sunday.

Tent City 4
This is a group of homeless adult men and women that move every 3 months to an area where they can pitch their tents and camp. In February, March, and April they will be camped at Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church. Good Sam’s Outreach committee is exploring serving at least one hot dinner during March and April. More details to come soon.

The Fred Jessett Fund
Contributions to this fund, established to honor Good Samaritan’s founding Vicar, support evangelism, publicity and marketing initiatives.

Issaquah Meals
Our next Issaquah Meals is March 12th. The sign-up sheet is located on the table near the stairs. Please sign up to bring items, cook, serve, or all three!

Food Bank bin
We collect clothing and household items for those in need in the collection bin in the narthex.

Camp Unity bin
We collect clothing and household items for the homeless staying at this tent city in the collection bin in the narthex. (See the list attached to the bin for suggested items.)

Philadelphia Fund
Good Samaritan’s high school students will travel to Philadelphia, PA, July 23-29, to work with The Episcopal Mission Center. During the week students will work with several of the more than 50 organizations serving the people of the inner city area of Philadelphia. Contributions to the “Philadelphia Fund” will go toward the cost of the trip (airfare, lodging, meals, van rental).