September 19 | Parish Post

Save the date…

October 27 – Blue Jeans Sunday-Fall yard work party 11: 30 am to 2:30 pm. with lunch.

Families – Special activities for all ages! On October 16, we’ll be hosting a “Messy Church” event based on the movie “Frozen”. On October 30, pumpkin carving in the Cottage. Contact Beth Bowen for details and information at 253-223-8611.


Skookum Flats Hike. This Saturday, September 21. A pleasant hike alongside the White River (no access to river) to Skookum Falls and return, less than five miles round trip. We will meet at 8:30 AM to carpool or caravan for about an hour and a half to the trailhead. Northwest Forest Pass required for parking at the trailhead. Bring water and snacks, and possibly a light jacket. Afterward, a possible trip to a Fire Lookout at Suntop Mountain. any questions, call Frank McCracken 253.475.8387″

Summer Film Series concludes this Sunday, Sept 22 at 7 pm in the Parish Hall. The series features the Ancient Roads from Christ to Constantine. 

Start the school year with a great new habit: thankfulness! The United Thank Offering little blue boxes are available in the Narthex. Retrieve your very own, and embark on an adventure of thankful giving! Return your prayer/thanksgiving/coin-filled box on Sunday, November 24, Christ the King Sunday. Questions? Contact Trish Willebrand

Come and See... Go and Tell weekend is approaching! Now is the time to invite folks to Come and See what you’ve experienced! The weekend will be presented at Dumas Bay Friday, October 25 – Sunday, October 27th. You can point potential guests at the web site – or directly to the online application form. Questions? Contact Roberta Newell at

News from the Pew…

Parish Posts-Extra (PPE) is a periodic communication tool and will serve as your guide to events, activities, and things of note going on within the church community. The PPE was emailed  Thursday afternoon. Hard copies are available in the Narthex for those without email.

Women’s Bible Study group welcomes Rev. Dr. Bill Hardwick. He will lead in the study of Genesis beginning October 1. The group meets at Saint Mary’s on the first and third Tuesday of the month from 1 to 3 o’clock p.m.  Newcomers are welcome.

Body and Soul October lecture series will be held each Wednesday beginning with a meal at 6 pm. The presenter is Leticia Guardiola-Saenz Ph.D. The 7 pm program will highlight the gospels of Mark, Matthew, Luke, and John. The series will culminate Oct 30 with a summary of all four. Please sign up in the Narthex. Cost -Dinner/Lecture $10 and Lecture only $5. Each meal will feature an entrĂ©e, tossed salad, rolls, and dessert. For more information visit the website or call Rosemary Doupe’ at 253-581-7059.

Blessing of the Animals will take place during each service on Sunday, October 6. Annual Pet Food drive kicks off on October 1. Please fill the cart with gifts of nourishment for God’s creatures in need. Dry (kibble) Moist (Canned) for dogs, and cats. Birdseed and critter mix welcome also.

Classics Potluck Luncheon will take place on Wednesday, October 9. The featured speak, Brent W. Ruth, of the Law Offices of Brent Williams-Ruth will present general information on Power Of Attorney- Medical and Financial, The Importance Of Planned Giving – Benefits and  Elder  Fraud/Scams/Abuse Awareness. Save the date!