June 1, 2023 | VOLUME 35, ISSUE 20


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First Sunday after Pentecost:

Trinity Sunday

June 4, 2023


Genesis 1:1-2:4a

2 Corinthians 13:11-13

Matthew 28:16-20

Psalm 8

or Canticle 13 (or Canticle 2)

Preacher: The Reverend Jennifer Wagner Pavia

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Saturday, June 3; 8 AM - 5 PM in Luther Hall

Life Line Health Screening

Saturday, June 3; 8 PM in Sanctuary

Jouyssance Early Choral Music Ensemble

Sunday, June 4; Services in Sanctuary

St. Joseph's Ingathering (see article below)

Sunday, June 4; 4 PM in Sanctuary

Friends of Music Choral Evensong

Sunday, June 11: 1:30 PM, Grassroots Neighbors

Saturday, June 17: Neighbors 4 Neighbors is taking off the month of June. They will return in July.


Bible and Breakfast

Tuesdays | 9:30 AM

Luther Hall & Zoom

Midweek Eucharist

Wednesdays | 7:00 PM


Adult Forum

Wednesdays | 8:00 PM

Luther Hall & Zoom

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Townsend Forest Wins Top Honors

Congratulations to the Townsend family, whose family forest won the title of “Tree Farm of the Year” by the Washington State Farm Forestry Association (WFFA) and the Washington Tree Farm Program. The top award was presented at the annual meeting of WFFA on May 22nd. The forest is a partnership owned by Carl and his three brothers, focused on lumber production. The property is named “Coburg Tree Farm” after the German town where Carl’s great-great Grandfather was born in 1849. The property, about 20 miles west of Mt. Rainier, was purchased by Carl’s Grandfather in 1954. 

Judging was held on March 1 and consists of four key criteria: Wood, Water, Wildlife and Recreation. Judges had positive marks for all four as follows: 

  • The 277 acre forest, is divided up into 13 management zones, each with trees of different maturity. Harvests are staggered over a 65-year rotation cycle to assure continuous yield.   
  • A riparian management zone has been established along the stream that flows through the property. Shade provided by the trees assures clear cool waters for the downstream watershed.
  • The patchwork pattern of young and mature timber stands provides a rich environment for various plants and for deer, elk, birds, and many other animal species. 
  • The quiet solitude of the forest provides family and friend the opportunity to commune with nature. Carl’s niece selected the forest as her marriage venue. 

“Our management plan incorporates many of the philosophies espoused by the recent Wednesday night study book Beyond Stewardship”, Carl notes. “But new and ongoing challenges arise. “Carbon capture is a hot topic, as is the long-range planning to assure that the trees we plant after the next harvest can respond to likely changes in temperature and rainfall.”  

A five-minute video of the forest can be found at on the main page of the WFFA website at https://www.wafarmforestry.com/ , along with a video of the 2nd place finisher. We will have the video cued up during coffee hour after the 10:00 service on June 4th.  


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Please bring to Sunday service on June 4

  • Cleaning (disinfectant) wipes 
  • Adult diapers 

Women’s: small, medium, large, X-large 

Men’s: medium, large, X-large 

  • Cat and dog food (dry) 
  • Shampoo, conditioner, body wash 
  • Dish soap for washing dishes by hand 
  • Laundry detergent – pods preferred so they can break up and distribute to numerous clients 
  • Baby wipes: non-flushable preferred but both flushable and non-flushable accepted 
  • Note: peanut butter has been removed from preferred items list. 


“Thank you so much for reaching out to us and for your generosity. You all are amazing! 

Day of Pentecost

Red was the color of the day at St. Bede's on Sunday, May 28. On the Day of Pentecost in the church year, 50 days of Easter and 10 days after the Ascension, the clergy and parishioners wear red to signify the work of the Spirit. 


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A newsletter serving the Diocese of LA

Immaculate Heart Community brings gifts of prayer, insight, art to Echo Park

By Bob Williams

Inspired by the iconic artistry of the late Sister Corita Kent, enriched by the legacy of one of L.A.’s finest colleges, and enlivened by the nexus of faith in action for social justice, the ecumenical Immaculate Heart Community is making a new home at St. Paul’s Commons, Echo Park.

“It’s a wonderful exchange of gifts,” Bishop John Harvey Taylor said of the “synergies of ministry” found in the Immaculate Heart programs and those of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, from which the community began leasing office and meeting space earlier this year.

Speaking May 3 over coffee with IHC President Sherry Purcell and Vice President Christine Monroe, Taylor pointed to ways in which diocesan priorities intersect with Immaculate Heart’s current initiatives of environmental care, racial reconciliation, empowerment of women and girls, and deepening spirituality. Upcoming opportunities include the diocese’s Sept. 16 Climate Change Summit and IHC’s monthly Friday “Lunch and Learn” series in St. Paul’s Commons’ Great Hall.

“Having Sherry and her colleagues aboard these last few weeks has been energizing and inspiring to all of us on the diocesan staff,” Taylor told The News. “Dickens has a line about Christians working in their little spheres, often insensible about what others are doing. I feel we’ve broken one of those walls. The values of the IHC and Episcopal identity are in line in so many ways when it comes to Christ’s perfect heart of love and justice. I can’t wait to see what the Holy Spirit has to teach us through this collaboration.”

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Episcopal churches celebrate Pride Month with special worship services, parade participation, fundraising events

By Shireen Korkzan

[Episcopal News Service] Episcopal churches across the United States will be celebrating the 52nd annual Pride Month in June with events ranging from special worship services and festivals to hosting LGBTQ+ proms and advocacy discussions.

This June’s Pride Month events will take place as anti-LGBTQ+ sentiment continues to rise in the United States. Currently, bills targeting LGBTQ+ rights introduced by state legislatures have more than doubled since 2022.

Additionally, hate crimes targeting marginalized groups, including LGBTQ+ people, are predicted to rise in 2024 consistent with an ongoing trend in reported hate crimes during U.S. election seasons, according to a report by The Leadership Conference Education Fund. The current political climate is “rife with opportunities for the trend of increased hate to continue,” the report says. The Leadership Conference Education Fund is the education and research arm of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the oldest and largest civil and human rights coalition in the United States.

The following is a list of some Episcopal churches hosting Pride Month events. Check online for additional events hosted by local dioceses and parishes.

Lambeth Conference of bishops opens Phase 3 to all Anglicans, with initial focus on discipleship

By David Paulsen

[Episcopal News Service] Anglicans around the world are invited to engage with some of the same issues that more than 650 Anglican bishops contemplated and discussed with each other at last year’s Lambeth Conference, starting with the theme of discipleship, as Phase 3 materials are released this week in the Lambeth Calls process.

The Lambeth Conference of Anglican bishops typically is convened once a decade by the archbishop of Canterbury. The 15th Lambeth Conference was delayed partly due to the pandemic and took place in phases: The first was a listening phase, in which bishops met online in the year leading up to the in-person conference. During the second phase, bishops gathered in July and August 2022 in Canterbury, England, for fellowship, Bible studies and to discuss the draft Lambeth Calls on 10 topics like “safe church” practices, ecumenical and interfaith relations, the environment and sustainable development.

Phase 3 will span three years through 2025, with a new theme introduced about every three months. With each new release, all Anglicans are encouraged “to add their voice to the call.”

“Meeting with our sisters and brothers around the world for the Lambeth Conference in Canterbury last year was a wonderful celebration of our global Anglican family,” Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said in written statement for the May 30 release of the completed Lambeth Calls document. “Phase 3 is all about building on our relationships and conversations, sharing the Lambeth Calls and inviting broad participation from Anglicans all around the world.”

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