5/11/16 Weekly News from Good Samaritan

Thursday, May 12th
2:00pm     Celebration of Life for Pat Fuller @ Bellewood Retirement Community (details below)
  7-8:30pm     Choir Rehearsal
Friday, May 13th
     7:00pm     Game Night @ Good Samaritan
Saturday, May 14th
  9am-3pm     Liturgy Workshop w/Dent Davidson & Bishop Rickel
     2:00pm     Outreach – Cook for Issaquah Meals
     5:00pm     Outreach – Serve Issaquah Meals
Sunday, May 15th – Pentecost Sunday – Wear Red!
     8:00am      Holy Eucharist, Rite II (spoken)
     9:15am      Christian Formation – Godly Play
                       Preschool – 2nd Grade: “Circle of the Holy Eucharist”
                       3rd-5th Grade: “Jesus and Jerusalem: The Story of Holy Week”
     9:15am      Newcomer Gathering
    10:30am     Holy Eucharist, Rite II (w/music)
      5:00pm     Holy Eucharist, Rite II
      5:45pm     Middle & High School Youth Group
                      Middle School: “Corinthians: Growing in Love”
                      High School: “Dealing with Stress”
Wednesday, May 11th
   7-9:30pm     Education for Ministry (EfM)


Sun., May 22 – Altar Guild Meeting following the 10:30am service
Tue., May 24 – Vestry Meeting, 6:30pm
Tue., May 24 – Combined Men’s & Women’s Book Groups @ Good Samaritan, 7:30pm
Tue., May 31 – Facilities Team Meeting, 6:30pm


Wear Red for Pentecost!
Pentecost (Greek for “50th day”) is celebrated by Christians 50 days after Easter, and marks the day that the Holy Spirit descended upon the apostles while they were cowering and hiding behind locked doors following Jesus’ resurrection. After receiving the power and gifts of the Holy Spirit, the apostles immediately went out and preached Jesus’ message to everyone—even those who spoke other languages.
The liturgical color of Pentecost is red, to symbolize the love of the Holy Spirit, or the tongues of fire that appeared over the heads of the apostles on Pentecost.
If you are interested in participating in reading the Pentecost lesson in a language other than English, please let Father Steve know at frsteve@goodsamepiscopal.org.
Celebration of Life for Pat Fuller
As you know, Pat Fuller moved into the nearer presence of God last Wednesday, May 4. Her family is holding a Celebration of Life in thanksgiving for Pat’s life at Bellewood Retirement Community, 3710 Providence Point Drive SE, Issaquah, in the main dining room, on Thursday, May 12, at 2:00pm. All members of the parish are invited to attend.
Please keep her family, especially Peggy McDougal (also a member of the parish) in your prayers. May Pat and all those we love but see no more rest in peace and rise in glory.+
Game Night @ Good Samaritan 
If you have been waiting for another Game Night, be sure to join us this Friday, May 13, at 7:00 p.m. for more gaming fun. There will be games for everyone from one to one hundred (and older!) Please bring any game you want to play as well as snacks and drinks for yourself. Don’t have games to bring, don’t worry, there will be plenty of games for all. If you have any questions, please contact Joe O’Neil at jmnoneil@gmail.com or (425) 890-9515.
This Saturday, 5/14: Liturgy Workshop–“The Spirit’s Power Shakes the Church of God”
Register today by calling the church office or emailing us at office@goodsamepiscopal.org.

Date: May 14, 2016

Time: 9am – 3pm (Light breakfast foods and coffee served at 8:30am.)

Place: Good Samaritan Episcopal Church, 1757 244th NE, Sammamish, WA 98074

 Cost: $30 per person, includes breakfast, snacks, lunch, and all materials
Bishop Greg Rickel will bring the opening message, and he will be joined by Dent Davidson, Cheryl Mussman Smith, and others. Breakout sessions will address liturgy and visual art, worship planning, and music in the liturgy.
The event is endorsed by the Diocese of Olympia Liturgy and Arts Commission. All are welcome!
Outreach – Issaquah Meals
Our next opportunity to serve at Issaquah Meals will be this Saturday, May 14th. We are still in need of food donations, cooks, and servers. Cooks meet at Good Samaritan at 2:00pm to prepare the meal, which we then transport to Issaquah and serve at 5:00pm. Sign up in the narthex (on the table by the stairs), or contact Steve Angelo at angelo@amkg.com to volunteer.
Good Samaritan 101 – This Sunday, May 15th, 9:15am
New members and newcomers desiring more information about the mission and ministries of the parish are invited to meet with Fr. Steve in the narthex.  Coffee, tea, and breakfast snacks will be served.  Please RSVP to frsteve@goodsamepiscopal.org.
Annual Rummage Sale
Time to start cleaning out your garage, closets, and drawers for our Annual Rummage Sale which will be held Friday, June 10th-Saturday, June 11th. Items should be gently used, clean and in good repair. More information about drop-off dates will be coming soon! Please contact carol.stamper@hotmail.com with any questions. Proceeds from the sale will benefit our Youth Ministries.
Eagle Scout Project
Hello everyone! My name is Sam Milyko and I am a Boy Scout of America. I am working on my eagle project in order to become an eagle scout. My project will be helping to re-paint the church’s parking lot and setting lights up along the driveway up to the parking lot. I am looking for donations of any pressure washers that we can use to help clean the parking lot before we put paint on the ground. If anyone would like to volunteer to help work on the project, all are welcome. The work will take place on Saturday, June 25th. Please contact Mark Johnson at gillson316@msn.com for more information. Thank you!
New Minister to Youth and Families
Hi, my name is John Grebe and it is my privilege to serve along side you as your new Youth and Family Minister. I have over 15 years experience with a B.A. in Youth and Family Ministry along with a M.Ed. in Transformational Learning and I am currently a Doctoral Candidate working on Transformational Leadership and developing a thesis and dissertation that explores the pedagogy of fear, trust, and anxiety. In addition to my work in ministry I have over 15 years experience as a facilitator within the field of experiential education.
I believe Youth and Family Ministry’s purpose is to explore the fundamental tenants of faith within the context of Word and Service. This ministry provides a multitude of opportunities to contextualize the gospel and tenants of faith. Worship, bible study, and faith formation are a response to the gospel and to our spiritual desire to celebrate and explore our foundation within God’s kingdom. In response to these we go out and serve one another and the greater world.
Parker Palmer describes how our spirit is influenced and influences us internally while simultaneously going out into the world influencing and being influenced. We must take note and reflect on how our faith is lived out in this reality. Youth and families need to not only experience worship and have learning opportunities but they must also practice living out the gospel. It will be a fun adventure to walk with you in this and to help encourage ways that we all might grow!
Summer Schedule
Beginning Sunday, June 19th, we will move to one combined worship service at 9:30am for the summer. Our three service schedule (8:00am, 10:30am, and 5:00pm) will resume on September 11th.

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