Middle School Retreat: January 12-14

Youth in grades 6-8, mark your calendars for a winter retreat! We’ll go away with youth from other area Episcopal churches for a weekend of fun, a chance to meet new friends, an to experience God in new ways.
It will be a great weekend you won’t want to miss. Oh, did we mention there is paintball, a ropes course, and horses?!
You can pick up a brochure and registration form at the church or print one here

Holy Land Pilgrimage, April 13-24, 2018

The date of the pilgrimage to the Holy Land led by Fr. Steve has been set for Eastertide of 2018! In addition to visiting and worshiping at the sites associated with events and people in the Bible, we’ll visit some of the ministries and churches operated by the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem and have further conversations about a possible partnership relationship with that Diocese. Highlights of the trip include:
  • Three nights lodging by the Sea of Galilee, two nights in Bethlehem at Manger Square, four nights inside the Old City Walls of Jerusalem
  • Worship at Christ Church, Nazareth, and St. George’s Cathedral, Jerusalem, on our two Sundays there
  • Visits to St. Luke’s Hospital, St. Vincent’s orphanage, and other institutions operated by the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem
  • Trip fee is all-inclusive
An information meeting will be held on August 6th following the 9:30am service. Please contact Fr. Steve if you have questions. Brochures are available at the church and an electronic version is here

Plateaupians for Peace Lecture Series – Comparative Religion

Are they a mass of confusion or a world of opportunity? Dr. Smith will survey, analyze, and compare the central teachings of the four largest world religions with attention paid to both similarities and differences. More information available here.
Dr. David E. Smith grew up in the world of fundamentalist religion. As an adult, he gradually moved away from that paradigm and became a religious progressive/skeptic. After earning an M.A. in philosophy of religion, he received a second M.A. and a Ph.D. in religious studies from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. Formerly a full-time faculty member at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, WA, he now teaches for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Washington and offers independent seminars and non-credit courses in comparative religion and philosophy. He has published widely in these areas, as well.
Topic: Hinduism- November 21st 
          Buddhism- December 19th
When: 6:30 – 8:00pm
Where: Good Samaritan Episcopal Church

Sammamish Habitat for Humanity Project December 2nd

Many of you have asked about the status of the Habitat project here in Sammamish. The latest update is that the site is being prepared for concrete stairs, sidewalk, and foundation work. Habitat is waiting on one last permit from the city and then the foundations for the housing units can be poured and construction will begin.

Good Samaritan work days have been set for December 2nd. Information on signing up is forthcoming!