KIRKLAND’S SUMMERFEST: is today and Saturday, August 10 and 11, 2012, in downtown Kirkland and St. John’s will be represented Saturday, August 11th. Share the love of your church home with the city! Contact the church office or Kristin.firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up to spend an hour at our booth #16. Hope to see you there!
ANNOUNCEMENTSFOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 12, 2012
ST. JOHN'S SUMMER ALL PARISH PICNIC: Is Sunday, August 12right after the 10AM service - hope you signed up on the sign-up sheet, but if you didn't, it's still not too late to come! See you there; we will have a fun relaxing afternoon. —Adeline Crinks and Paula Miller
KIN (Kirkland Interfaith Network) BACK TO SCHOOL PROJECT: If you forgot to purchase supplies for this project, you can still help support KIN by writing a check made payable to KIN Back to School Project. All supplies and/or dollars are due Sunday, August 12th. For details see Cynthia Shurtleff.
JOIN THE FUN: The St. John’s Youth Group presents a downtown Seattle scavenger hunt. We’ll meet at St. John’s at 9:30AM on Wednesday, August 15, and take the bus to downtown Seattle. You will get to explore downtown Seattle during the scavenger hunt, travel the “Ride Free” zone, visit new and familiar landmarks, and spend time with your friends. We’ll eat lunch downtown. Bring money for lunch (approx. $10) and bus fare (Youth: $1.25 each way; Adults: $2.25/$3.00; you will need to have exact change). Sign –up: Church Office (425-827-3077 or email@example.com), sign –up sheet in the narthex, or JohnOkerman@comcast.net/425-481-6127. We also need some adult chaperones to join us on this fun day!
HYC IS COMING! St. John’s will be hosting a Diocesan High School Youth Conferences (HYC), September 28-30. We are looking for volunteers to fill some key roles in making this a successful weekend. Youth from around the Diocese will arrive Friday night and will be with us for the weekend. The Diocese and volunteers will take care of the program but St. John’s needs to fill two key roles, food and sleep! The youth will be assigned to stay in our homes to sleep and so we will need a Housing Coordinator. This person will need to identify enough homes in our congregation to sleep 50-70 high school youth. They will not need beds, but require floor space. The other key role is the Food Coordinator. This person will put together a team that will cook meals for the youth over the weekend. This would include Saturday lunch and dinner and a sack lunch for Sunday. We have a guidebook that will help you along the way. Many of us will need to open our homes to house the youth and some will need to help cook. If you feel called to fill either of these roles, Housing Coordinator or Food Coordinator, please call the church office at 425-827-3077. This opportunity is a wonderful gift to give to the young people of our diocese. Please consider offering your time and talents! Let’s make this weekend a fabulous one!
TREASURE SALE: Save the Date!! October 20 and 21. Set up on Friday, October 19th. Please plan to start collecting treasures that you would like to donate.
*****EVENTS HAPPENING IN OUR COMMUNITY*****
KIRKLAND LIFE CENTER is having their annual antique and classic car show on Saturday, August 25th from 2PM-4PM. Most of their residents are in wheel chairs and are unable to get around without assistance. They are looking for volunteers (young and old) to help push their residents around the parking lot. If you are interested in helping, please contact Linda Riel at Life Care Center of Kirkland (425) 823-2323 and ask for the Activities Department. Your help and assistance would be greatly appreciated.
THE MISSION TO SEAFARERS: Annual Benefit Luncheon aboard the Golden Princess is on Saturday, August 25, 2012. The Princess Cruises Community Foundation is sponsoring our annual benefit luncheon this year. Susan, Bill, and Arlen Hughes will be attending the luncheon and would like to pull together a St. John’s table. The cost is $50 per person. We can meet at the church at 9:30AM and all go down together. Please contact Susan at 425-941-7236 if you would like to go. A registration form is on the counter in the narthex.
LOOKING FOR WRITERS!
Holy Spirit Lutheran in Kirkland has a Writer’s Group and is looking for people who enjoy writing. We have been gathering once a month for three years, reading to each other and having fun. We write poetry, prose, observations, Haiku, Limericks, observations and stories. Some, but not all of what we write, is about faith. We will be publishing our second book of gathered writings this fall. We are looking to make this more of an Eastside opportunity, so, if you would like to join us on the second Saturday of the month at Holy Spirit, please do. Our next meeting is September 8th
, 10am to Noon. If you have questions please contact larry Morris at PLarryMorris@gmail.com