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Evensong Saturday and Backyard Church Sunday

Remember: Backyard Church is this Sunday.

So don't come to the building... sign up for a home near you!


Dear Trinity Church -

Please come (or tune in to) EVENSONG this Saturday, 7pm! If you haven't experienced an Evensong service (very similar to the compline service at St Mark's Cathedral in Seattle), you are in for a treat. It is SHORT (< 30 min), restful, SCRIPTURED, includes lots of CHANTING and a cappella harmonies, and is meant to prepare you for sleep in the Lord's peaceful presence.

Tips for a successful Evensong:

1) turn off all the lights

2) lay on the floor (or somewhere comfy)

3) open yourself up to God's presence (and ask him for help!)

4) tell your children that God wants to tuck them into bed, and scatter them on the floor with stuffed animals, pillows, whatever!

5) listen, pray, meditate, let your thoughts wander ... enjoy the beautiful singing and the evening-themed, protective Scriptures

PS This is exactly what we will be doing on location at Trinity Church! Bring your stuffies and spread out on the floor at Trinity! We will have chairs for the faint at heart ...

This musical feast has been prepared for you by Hannah Pick (vocal major, despite shortness of breath due to her beautiful seven-month belly), McAlister Buchanan (youth intern), and FIVE WONDERFUL TEENAGERS who would all love your support! You won't regret coming, or tuning in to our livestream. And guess what? We'll be piping out a version through the bell tower speakers (many thanks to the creative Jeremy Bemis) so that those who walk by can be blessed by the faint sound of angels ...

Here is last year's post on Evensong (a bit of history), but this year we are actually following a more traditional model - and will be performing it for the congregation, so you can just relax into it and get tucked in by a group of chanting Anglican nuns women ...

See you there!

Next morning will be first backyard church ... Julie

PS - Thanks to Rachel Whitson for helping us get in contact with the Benedictine Sisters of Mercy who gave us their music and their marvelous harmonies.

Also - if you haven't heard about the grant we received, and taken Julie's 5 minute survey on church calendar, click here. Or: go straight to the survey.

Backyard Church Is This Sunday

This Sunday, church is going out into the neighborhood! There will be no services held at Trinity because everyone is meeting in homes across the parish.

Three times this summer we are joining Backyard Church and Brunch Club together in homes Sunday mornings from 9am – 10:30am. This will happen the Last Sunday of June, July, and August. To help us organize the potluck brunch, sign up below, and please choose a home in your parish (East, West, or North Wenatchee) to build neighborly connections!

9:00 GATHER for Short Liturgy, Testimony, Song & Celtic Prayer

9:30 EAT Potluck Brunch

10:30 Go home and put kids down for naps! :)

Haven't signed up for a Summer Backyard Church yet? Click the button below to get connected, and one of our hosts will reach out to you. It's not too late!

Upcoming Events:

On June 26 & 27, Jane Ricardi is running the Race to Rescue for the millions of children trapped in slavery all over the world. Will you join her team? Reach out to Jane with any questions at (425) 941-3801.

On July 4th, we will continue in our series on the book of 1 John.

To catch the last few sermons, listen here.

Summer Zoom Book Club:

The Whole-Brain Child

Tuesdays @ 7:30 pm

July 6 - August 17

Hosted by Julia Barger

The Whole-Brain Child teaches the science of brain development in an accessible and applicable format. I learned a ton helping me not only understand children but myself. Let’s get together over zoom and talk about your reflections from the chapter and how this research intersects with our faith and what we know from the Scriptures.

Bulletin Board:

675 sq ft Bungalow for Rent in Cashmere

Stephen and Kate Hettick from our congregation are renting out their bungalow. Here's their listing: Quiet country living in a beautiful bungalow just 12 minutes from Wenatchee. Located near Cashmere and only minutes to Leavenworth and the Enchantment Mountains. It is a fully furnished bungalow with one bedroom, kitchen with pantry, dining area, living room, bathroom, and full laundry. Granite countertops and window sills throughout. Please contact Stephen or Kate Hettick at 509-782-7878

Serve Wenatchee Service Opportunities


Volunteer for a furniture ministry named ReFind. There is minimal training for this position. Mondays from 5:00-6:30 we have families come to the warehouse and shop for what they need. Thursdays, we have a crew that goes and collects donated items from members of the community.

Our volunteer needs include: A group of 2 to be there on Monday evenings from 5:00-6:30 to help move furniture that families have selected and if they have their own pickup, load them to take home. Many of our families don’t have a way to take them home, so we need to coordinate delivery. This can be done on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday evenings as it fits for your volunteer group. Our goal is to have a volunteer group commit to one delivery time per month and rotate between them. If your group wanted to do more than that, we can talk further

2nd Harvest Food rescue program

We collect food from Safeway 3 times a week, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. We are in need of a 2nd Harvest volunteer each Monday morning to go to Safeway, collect donated items and deliver them to the Fresh HOPE Market located at our office.

Thank you for considering this as a local outreach opportunity to serve our community through your partners at Serve Wenatchee.

Please respond directly to:

Teresa Craig, Operations Director



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