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No Story is Over


Photo: Shari Dunn


Dear Trinity,


The words of Son of Laughter's song "No Story is Over" (listen on YouTube or Spotify) have been ringing through my head as we head into Good Friday and Easter. What are you going to let fall to the ground and die this Friday? And what new beginning will be written by Christ our Savior?


I wonder what path we will travel this Eastertide as we follow our risen Lord...


See you soon,

Carson+


Good Friday service at 7pm (Why a Christmas Tree at this service?)

Holy Saturday prayer vigil (best drop-in appointment of your weekend)

Easter Sunday at 8:30 & 9:45am


 

Godly Play Update


Godly Play will be on Spring Break 3/31 & 4/7.  Classes will resume on April 14th. 


Here's a link to the latest Godly Play Newsletter with some fun photos, stories and info for the upcoming sessions. 



 

Upcoming Small Groups


The Marriage Course


Whether you’ve been married six months or 40 years, these seven weeks will give you time and space to focus on your relationship this spring.




Anglican Discovery

 

Learn in community with Nate Kellogg about how our Anglican tradition helps us step into the life of Jesus to serve His good world.




Confirmation Cohort

 

Join a 4-week cohort with Pastor Matt to better understand your baptism in Christ, as well as publicly confirm your faith in God.



 

Empowered Awareness with Food and Body

Sunday, April 14 - 11:15am-1pm


Dear Trinity


Since we're talking about sex and other taboo topics, we thought we might as well bring EATING and BODY into the mix!


As the mother of three daughters, as each of them began the long (wonderful) journey through middle school and into high school, I became aware that I was out of my depth in answering their worries about bodies ("your body is great!"), shapes ("your body doesn't look like anyone else's"), sizes ("um ... you are just right?"), snacking ("yes - but not too much - nor to little" - help!), exercise ("it's good ... right? but what is your motivation? how will you know?" I don't know!). Add onto this complexity that the new "diet" craze masks itself under the healthy-yoga-succulent-plant-vegan-lulu-lemon-loving aesthetic, I was going bonkers actually being able to accompany my daughters through this phase of the journey.


I STILL don't know what I'm doing, but I've met someone who does - and she has offered to help guide NOT just daughters and mothers, but ALL of us, humans, together. Jill Gentry is hosting an informative after-church session introducing us to the concept of "intuitive eating" where we actually get to trust our bodies to help guide us (rather than distrust our bodies, as we've learned).


As embodied people, working out our salvation in and only in these very same bodies, let's learn how to stop disparaging the good things that God has given us to reside in for 50? 70? 100 years? Jesus also had a body. They are important - wonderful - absolute gift. As only Chesterton can say: "The mere pursuit of health always leads to something unhealthy. Physical nature must not be made the direct object of obedience; it must be enjoyed, not worshipped." Let's learn to enjoy our bodies, rather than worship or disparage them, and be grateful for the gift that they are. Let's let Jill Gentry gently lead us - see you on the 14th!


Julie


 

George MacDonald Book Club


Keep reading for the next George MacDonald book club - last Sunday of April after Evensong! (April 28th)


We are all reading through Sir Gibbie (the David Jack Scots-English version is best) or listening to the free Librivox recording. 


We will meet immediately after Evensong at the Canlis house (3385 Number 1 Canyon Road - park in the cul-de-sac please), at 6:45pm with Scottish treats (and drinks). We will share our favorite moments and quotes. 


How was this brief description of Donal (“he loved the lovely, nor loved it only, but turned towards it with desire to become like it") or of Fergus (“he was not in love with loveliness, but in love with praise")? Ouch. Or how many of us see ourselves in Mrs Sclater ("They always retained a certain simplicity which she called childishness. It came in fact of childlikeness, but the lady was not child enough to distinguish the difference")? Or of myself ("There is no forgetting of ourselves but in the finding of our deeper, our true self—God’s idea of us when he devised us—the Christ in us. Nothing but that self can displace the false, greedy, whining self, of which, most of us are so fond and proud. And that self no man can find for himself; seeing of himself he does not even know what to search for"). 


I hope you are loving these reflections as I am. And if you aren't, come and let us know why!


Julie

 

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  • Sara Solano is looking for a place to rent. Preferably 2 bedrooms in Wenatchee. Bonus if there’s lots of sunlight and privacy/second floor. Connect with her at 509-860-6033.

  • Join us for our third annual Easter Sunrise Parking Lot Dancing on Sunday, March 31 at 6:25 a.m. Dress in warm clothes that allow for movement and come prepared for embodied worship and praise as we celebrate the Resurrection through dance! No experience required…bring a scarf or borrow one of ours…its so exhilarating, we can hardly wait!  Reach out to Anni Evans with questions: 509-670-6795.

  • Hebrew Language Class (local, in-person) - Rabbi Stanley Chester (Messianic Jewish faith) teaches Hebrew in 6-week segments for $30 in Wenatchee. Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced levels. Those interested can contact him at rabbi@israelmail.com or 509-421-0340

  • Everyone is invited to come see The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe in a live performance April 18-21. Our very own Elsie Sketchley stars as Lucy in cast B, and Anni Evans is co-directing the show. Tickets are available here and are going fast!

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