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Messenger April 2013 Web.pub
THE
MESSENGER
MENSAJERO
S T. L UK E’ S E P I SC O P AL CH
U R CH
~ SA N LU C ··A EL
S IG
L E SI A E P I S CO P A L
The Messenger ~ El Mensajero
Volume 44 Issue 3
APRIL 2013
RECTOR’S CORNER
St. Luke’s ~ San Lucas is a bilingual Episcopal Church
serving Vancouver and Southwest Washington
since 1853.
Our vision is to answer God’s call
to be an Anglo-Hispanic faith community
that works together to share the love of Christ.
With the guidance of the Holy Spirit,
our mission is to extend hospitality to all,
to respond to human need through service,
and to grow in faith together.
The work which we have done, Parish, Vestry and
Clergy, to give ourselves a vision toward the future
of St. Luke’s ~ San Lucas, and to guide us in our ministry has developed the Vision and Mission statements that you find above. In view of Easter, the
Resurrection, and the hope we have in our hearts,
I am writing you to unpack the words and sentences.
First Sentence: When I came to St. Luke’s ~ San Lucas, you had already celebrated 150 years as a congregation, and established a mission of the Gospel in
Spanish 12 years ago. The Parish never had a fully
bilingual clergy in any position, much less that of
Rector. The Parish called me to be Rector, knowing I
had at least one language (Spanish) in addition to
English. I had been in charge of multi-cultural ministries at a diocesan level. I had years of growing up in
another culture, and cared very much what culture
conveys, its goodness and failings. The description of
who we are (the first sentence) describes the reality
of the Parish’s history, its unique ministry in two
languages, and its particular sphere of ministry in
the northwest.
Second Sentence: Integration of Hispanic (Latino)
ministry with English (Anglo) ministry is a challenge
that is worthy of the Gospel and of our catholic heri-
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tage. Integration denotes mutuality, serving one another, sharing in Christ’s love as a true community
of faith, deriving its identity from God’s call to mission. It is not an achievement we can expect to fully
be realized in our lifetime! It will take as long as it
takes, given our condition as human beings, prone to
misunderstanding and sinfulness. The Vision
(second sentence) is a Big Holy Audacious Goal
(BHAG) towards which we work, as we continue on
a pilgrimage to the Kingdom of Heaven, where all
will be fulfilled. It’s ambitious. It’s real! And it is a
challenge we take up joyfully!
Third Sentence: In our desire to walk the Way of
Jesus the Christ, we have core values which represent areas of gift and challenge: When I arrived, I
found the Parish was the most truly hospitable
church I had ever been. More and more, I come to
appreciate the level of “Radical Welcome” which the
Parish shows to visitors and newcomers alike.
Radical Welcome is the title of The Rev. Stephanie
Spellers’ book, and some of you have read it and
practice it. I read it before I came, without knowing
the Parish I was coming to had already done the
same! Wonders never cease! The Parish also has a
long history of serving the community around it
through the founding of the Free Clinic, volunteerism and the giving of gifts. We host a number of
great programs, such as the Columbia Counseling
Center and the NA group, which have been using
our space for more than 30 years! It is an awesome
track record of generosity. As with all active
churches, our Parish spends time forging bonds of
affection, caring for each other, learning and growing through prayer and worship. Our music programs are excellent, our love of social time profound,
and our faith in God’s love for us without limit. We
pray always for the Holy Spirit to be active in our
ministries of hospitality and human services, and to
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be palpable in our prayers and worship, so that we
may know that we are guided by God in all we try
to do.
As we look forward to the future, may God’s power
to renew, resurrect, and bless all of our work together be manifest, that God’s name may be glorified, and God’s people may be served.
Fr. Jaime Case
RINCÓN DEL RECTOR
St. Luke’s ~ San Lucas es una Iglesia Episcopal bilingüe
sirviendo Vancouver y el Suroeste de Washington
desde 1853.
Nuestra visión es responder al llamado de Dios
para ser una comunidad de fe Anglo-Hispana
que obra para compartir el amor de Cristo.
Con la guía del Espíritu Santo,
nuestra misión es extender hospitalidad a todos,
responder a las necesidades humanas por servicio,
y crecer juntos en la fe.
El trabajo que hemos realizado, Parroquia, Junta
Parroquial y Cleros, para expresar la visión hacia el
futuro de St. Luke’s ~ San Lucas, y para guiarnos en
el ministerio ha resultado en las declaraciones de
Visión y Misión que se encuentra arriba. En vista de
Pascua, la Resurrección, con la esperanza en nuestros corazones, les escribo para desempacar las palabras y declaraciones.
Primera Declaración: Cuando vine a St. Luke’s ~
San Lucas, ustedes habían ya celebrado 150 años
como una congregación, y habían establecido una
misión de las Buenas Nuevas en español por 12
años. La Parroquia nunca había tenido un clero
realmente bilingüe, mucho menos en el papel de
Rector. La Parroquia me llamó a ser Rector con el
entendimiento de que al menos tuve un idioma
(español) además del inglés. Yo servía anteriormente como encargado de ministerios multiculturales al
nivel diocesano. Me crié en otra cultura, y mi ministerio estaba enfocado en lenguas y culturas, sus potenciales para el bien y el mal. La descripción de
quienes somos (la primera declaración) describe la
realidad de la historia de la Parroquia, sus aspectos
de ministerio únicos en dos idiomas, y su esfera
particular de ministerio en el noroeste.
Segunda Declaración: La integración del ministerio
Hispano (Latino) con el ministerio Inglés (Anglo) es
un reto merecido del Evangelio y de nuestra herencia católica. Integración significa apoyo mutuo, sirviendo uno al otro, compartiendo el amor de Cristo
en una verdadera comunidad de fe que deriva su
identidad de la misión de Dios. La Visión (segunda
declaración) es un verdadero RGAS (Reto Grande
Audaz y Santo) hacia cual trabajamos mientras continuamos en el peregrinaje al Reino del Cielo, en
donde todo será realizado. Es ambicioso. ¡Es real!
¡Es un reto que aceptamos con gozo!
Tercera Declaración: Dentro del deseo de encaminarnos por la senda de Cristo Jesús, tenemos valores clavos que representan áreas de don y de reto.
Cuando llegué, encontré una parroquia sumamente
hospitalaria, la más cariñosa que había encontrado.
Más y más, he llegado a valorar el nivel de
“Bienvenido Radical” que la Parroquia revela a los
visitantes y recién llegados. Bienvenido Radical es
el nombre de un libro por La Rda. Stephanie Sellers,
que algunos de ustedes leyeron y practicaban antes
de mi llegada. Yo lo leí antes de mi llegada sin saber que una parroquia que lo practicaba me invitó a
ser Rector. ¡Qué maravilla! La Parroquia también
tiene una larga historia de servir la comunidad de
su alrededor por la Clínica Libre, el voluntarismo y
el servicio social. Hospedamos la Consejería Columbia, y Narcóticos Anónimos, quienes han usado
nuestro edificio por más que 30 años. ¡Es una larga
historia de logros de generosidad! Igual que toda
iglesia con grandes logros, nuestra Parroquia ha
laborado para producir lazos de afecto, cuidándose
unos a otros, creciendo por oración y alabanza.
Nuestros programas de música son excelentes,
nuestro gozo profundo en ocasiones comunitarias,
y nuestra fe ilimitada en el amor de Dios. Oramos
que el Espíritu Santo sea activo en nuestros ministerios de hospitalidad, servicio social y que sea palpable en nuestras oraciones y adoración, para que sepamos que en todo lo que ensayamos, somos guiados por Dios.
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Mientras que miramos hacia el futuro, que el poder
de Dios para renovar, resucitar, y bendecir todo
nuestro labor sea manifestado, que el nombre de
Dios sea glorificado y el pueblo de Dios sea servido.
Padre Jaime Case
MINISTERIO A NIÑOS
Durante Cuaresma hemos aprendido
prepara por Pascua. Hemos escuchado historias de los viajes de Cristo
hacia la Cruz y la Resurrección. A
pesar de que cada historia se puede
entender aparte, el aprender de los niños toma lugar
por asistir cada domingo a las clases.
Pasamos una noche agradable para Family Night el
mes pasado. Si alguien quiere hospedar una Family
Night (Noche de Familias), será maravilloso. Solamente comemos, jugamos y visitamos juntos es todo
lo necesario, no hay nada difícil. ¿Tal vez unos de
ustedes tengas ideas para juntarnos en otras actividades, aún afuera?
Escuela de Verano, 22-25 de julio, de 9:00 am a 12:00
mediodía.
Espero que marquen las fechas en sus calendarios
para estos cuatro días de diversión y enseñanza. Tendremos música divertida, dramatización de
historias, juegos, comida y artes. Amigos y vecinos
bienvenidos. Vamos a necesitar voluntarios para
ayudarnos, y les pido que me avisen.
Ebie Mountford
360 433 2239 [email protected]
JÓVENES DE SAN LUCAS
La juventude de San Lucas (idades de 9 a 13 anõs) se
reunirá el viernes 12 de abril 6:30-8:30 y ellos van a
aprender cómo preparar refrescos y vamos a hablar
acerca de la intimidación. No vamos a nos reunir en
el mes de mayo en honor a día de las Madres, pero
vamos a regresar a nuestras actividades regulares en
junio.
Peace, Tatiana Sullivan
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SEMINARIAN AT
ST. LUKE’S ~ SAN LUCAS
Michael Wright, who is in the process to be a priest
in the Diocese of Olympia, will be doing his Field
Education here at St. Luke’s ~ San Lucas. Michael is
a chaplain at a hospital in Longview, and attends St.
Stephen’s there. He will start on April 21 and on that
day he will preach at the 10:00 am service.
Field Education is the method to provide seminarians and others aspiring to the priest hood to comply
with the “Practical training and experience” [Canon
III]. For most of the priests, that means 400 hours in
the hospitals, or the equivalent of one unit of Clinical Pastoral Education. For Chaplains, like Michael
Wright, who work in hospitals, the opposite direction is substituted, by giving the student time in the
parish to learn about parish ministry. The requirement of 400 hours is pretty much the same. He will
be with us for a while.
Michael will be learning about worship, pastoral
care, planning, finance, parish organizations, and
other basic concerns in a parish setting. He plans to
continue as a chaplain, not as a parish priest, so this
is just to round out his understanding of how a parish works, without making him ready necessarily
for parish ministry.
MESSAGE FROM MICHAEL WRIGHT
I currently live in Longview, Washington. I was
born and raised in Davenport, Iowa. As a youth, I
attended Trinity Episcopal Church in Davenport. I
left the Episcopal Church as a teenager and pursued
my spiritual formation through non-denominational
churches. After completing my college and seminary education, I was ordained in a nondenominational Community Church. I served in the
U. S. Navy as a chaplain for 20 + years until my retirement from active duty in 2002. Upon my retirement from the military, I pursued ministry in the
clinical setting as a hospital chaplain.
I moved to Longview, Washington in March 2008
after accepting a chaplain position at St. John Medi-
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cal Center. I serve as a chaplain in the Intensive Care
Unit. I am also a member of the hospital’s Ethics
Committee and the in-patient Palliative Care Team.
I am blessed in my calling to serve God and my
neighbor through the ministry as a chaplain.
I had been sensing a desire to reconnect with my
Anglican roots for many years. Shortly after moving
to Longview, I began worshiping at St. Stephen’s
Episcopal Church. Over the past three years I have
been in a discernment process regarding ordination
to priest within the Episcopal Church. In January
2013 I became a postulant for Holy Orders. As part
of the continued process of discernment and learning, I will be involved with St. Luke ~ San Lucas for
a period of time.
My wife, Kathy, and I have two adult children –
Joshua (27) and Nicole (24). I am inspired by the
beauty of God’s diverse creation here in the Northwest. I enjoy hiking, camping, scuba diving, and
reading. I am refreshed and re-energized by the
worship and liturgy of the Episcopal Church.
I look forward to being a part of the worship and
faith community here at St. Luke’s ~ San Lucas. During my time with you, it is my hope and prayer that
I will be mentored by the women, men and children
who see St. Luke ~ San Lucas as their faith community and spiritual home.
Michael Wright
Spiritual Development
CHILDREN'S MINISTRY
We have been learning about Lent as a time to prepare for Easter. We have been hearing stories of
Christ's journey to the cross and resurrection. Although each lesson
stands on its own, ideal learning
takes place by coming as many Sundays as possible.
We had a very enjoyable Family
Night last month. If any one would
like to host a Family Night, that would be great, just
send the information to the office to include in the
newsletter or Sunday announcements. Just eating,
playing and visiting
together are all we need to do, nothing fancy
needed. Maybe some of you have other ideas for
get-togethers in public places?
Vacation Bible School: July 22 - 25 9am to 12pm.
I hope you will mark these dates on your calendars
for four days of fun and learning. There will be
lively music, dramatized stories, games, food, creative art and more. Friends and neighbors welcome.
We will need volunteers to help us so please let me
know if you are interested.
Ebie Mountford
[email protected] 360 433 2239
ST. LUKE’S YOUTH
Youth nights 6 - 8pm, April 6 and 20.
Youth events are for 6th grade through 12th grade.
As the spring approaches we will begin to invite 5th
graders to join us from time to time to begin transitioning for next year
If youth have any school assemblies or
sports activities, plays, awards ceremonies please let me know as I would be
honored to come and show my support and share in your life and accomplishments outside of church. Youth or
parents can let me know via email,
text, phone call, etc.
Peace to each of you,
Donna Greene and Don Lawry
SAN LUCAS YOUTH
San Lucas youth (ages 9 to 13) will be meeting on
Friday, April 12 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. We will be
learning how to brew soda and talk about bullying.
We will not be meeting in the month of May to
honor our mothers on Mother’s day weekend. We
will return to our regular activities in June.
Peace, Tatiana Sullivan
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UPCOMING YOUTH CONFERENCES
Spring HYC: Friday, April 12 - Sunday, April 14,
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baptized. The next regular opportunity after this
day will be November 3.
2013 St. Stephen’s, Longview
Spring JYC: Friday, May 3 - Sunday, May 5, 2013
Worship
St. Benedict’s, Lacy
CONFIRMATION/RECEPTION
Bishop Greg Rickel is coming May 5th. He will be
able to confirm or receive at that time. If you are
confirmed in another church, being received
[Reception] means being recognized as a full member of the Episcopal Church. Confirmation is a
mature affirmation of faith. Reaffirmation is a formal affirmation of faith. One class series for all
situations or any interested person.
Classes Available on Sundays at 9:15 am in the
Rector’s office and Tuesdays at 10 AM in the
Library. Come if you are interested!
ALL PARISH MEETING
We will be having our next All Parish Meeting on
Saturday, April 13, 9 - 11 am. Fr. Jaime will be
presenting policies for the “Blessing of a Lifelong
Covenant in a Same Sex Relationship”. Please come
and hear the updates on the issue and where our
pastoral response will take shape.
“LIFE GOES ON”
Life Goes On is a group of people who have lost
someone significant to them. We meet every month
on the 4th Thursday at Glenwood Retirement Center at 2:00. Our group is open to all ages and gets
together to explore grief, to celebrate life and to
share in goodies and coffee. Please consider coming
and joining us. If you have any questions or need a
ride, please call Fr. Dennis Cole, 694-4849, Marion
Hunt, 944-6027 or Lori Barber 258-1862.
NEXT BAPTISM OPPORTUNITY
The next regular baptism will be Sunday, May 19
The Day of Pentecost. Please contact Fr. Jaime by
May 5, if you or a family member would like to be
TAIZÉ
The Taizé service combines readings, chant-like
songs, silence, soft light and a unique chancel
display in the Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament.
Since Earth Day is April 22 our service theme this
month will be “Earth’s Soil and Dust“. Come and
enjoy this unique service on Saturday, April 20 at
6:00 pm
Service Organizers:
Hanni Bureker Melanie Kenoyer
and Den Mark Wichar
NOTES FROM THE MUSIC ROOM
The month of April rings out with
“This Joyful Eastertide.” See the Hymnal #192 for the inspiring text. “Away
with sin and sorrow!” We get to sing
alleluias again, so expect a bundle of
them between now and Pentecost.
Trumpeter, Paul Mazzio, will be our
special guest for Jazz Vespers on Saturday, the 6th
of April. The service begins at 6 PM but the music
starts five to ten minutes beforehand. Mazzio is a
premiere jazz artist and teacher from Portland. His
performance degrees are from the University of
North Texas and USC. He has toured internationally with the Woody Herman Orchestra and performed with luminaries such as Tony Bennett and
Moody Blues. Currently he plays with the Alan
Jones Sextet, the Portland Jazz Orchestra, Nushooz
and the Swingline Cubs. He may bring his flugelhorn along. Our “house band,” which includes
drummer Don Lawry, will also feature soprano,
Avis Horjus, new to the St. Luke’s parish. Avis has
sung several solos with our choir and will spell our
regular cantor Karyn Slanina, off for a few
months. Bring your neighbors, friends, and family
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as we swing into Spring with an ecumenical
“seeker” service of prayer and song.
Congratulations to our own “house oboist,”
Hannah Femling. Hannah recently presented her
junior solo oboe recital at St. Olaf College on February 24. In the completely objective evaluation by
her parents Beth and Herb, who were in attendance
in the cold of northern Minnesota, the recital was a
smashing success. Having heard Hannah play often here at her “house congregation,” we know it
was excellent. Hannah presented the music of
Saint-Saens, Cimarosa, Paladilhe and Hindemith. Her recital program is posted on the bulletin board downstairs near the choir room. Congratulations, Hannah! (Beth has pictures.)
“This Joyful Eastertide” ends with this apt refrain:
“Had Christ, that once was slain, ne’er burst his
three-day prison, our faith had been in vain. But
now is Christ arisen!” Everybody now:
Alleluia!
Tim Nickel, Music Director
Out Into The World
HOPE FUNDRAISER - April 11
St Luke's ~ San Lucas Outreach supports Vancouver
Schools' HOPE Program, Homeless Outreach
Pursuing Education, by including fund-raising this
month at Burgerville, Central Park, Fourth Plain
and Ft Vancouver Way, Thursday, April 11, 5-8pm.
10% of sales during those three hours will go to
HOPE. Parish youth and outreach volunteers will
carry trays and bus tables. Put us to work! Have
supper with us, dining room or drive-thru. Bring
along family and friends. Money earned will help
homeless students. Episcopalians can chow down
and raise funds at the same time!
Den Mark Wichar, 694-3703
VALLEY HOMESTEAD MEALS
Valley Homestead Shelter provides temporary
housing and meals for the homeless. Once a month
St. Luke’s volunteers provides supplies for one evening’s dinner meal, on the 3rd Tuesday. There are
just a few month’s left to fill. Please consider signing-up for one month. For more information, contact Kathy Scarborough.
EVANGELISM COMMITTEE
WHAT’S HAPPENING? Come and see what we are
doing, Sunday, April 14th, during coffee hour, after
the 10am service, in the Children’s Chapel. We encourage your input and suggestions.
We are in the process of starting an Evangelism
Committee at St. Luke’s ~ San Lucas. The word
Evangelism can be scary especially to Episcopalians. Nothing that we will do is the least bit scary.
Our objective is simply to assist in welcoming and
strengthening the way we invite, greet and follow
up with guests. The Diocese of Olympia is very
supportive. Please check out the web site at http://
www.olympiaevangelism.org/ There are a lot of
resources available.
We want your thoughts and ideas on how we can
be more welcoming. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone looking to get involved or more involved. We meet on the 3rd Tuesday of the month
at 6:30 pm. Our next meeting will be Tuesday,
April 16. Please join us.
Peace,
Kelly Cassidy & Tatiana Sullivan
Community Life
COFFEE HOUR
Thanks in advance, to our April Hosts who will be
providing treats during Coffee Hour. Remember,
Sunday treats can be as simple or fancy as you
chose. Episcopalians love to eat and they never
complain.
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COFFEE HOUR HOSTS FOR APRIL:
April 7
April 14
April 21
April 28
May 5
Berhows & Lincolns
Henrys
Butlers & Lawlesses
Brad & Ginger Harris
Reception for Bishop Rickel
THE LUNCH BUNCH
In April, we will meet on Tuesday, April 9 at
12 noon. We are working on plans for a fun program. Watch the Announcement sheet for details.
We have two sign-up sheets: one for attendees and
one for luncheon hosts. Please add your name if
you are coming and if you can bring something to
share for lunch.
FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE!
In April we will gather at the home of Jim and
Cindy Schlatter on April 26 at 6:30 pm.
Mark your calendars and add your name to the
sign-up sheet located by the kitchen door. Maps
will also be available closer to these dates.
Interested in being a FNL Host? We are looking for
hosts for our May event on May 24. Not enough
room in you home? Why not host FNL in the Parish
Hall? Please contact Ginger and Brad Harris.
“GOT RUMMAGE?”
St Luke’s ~ San Lucas Annual Rummage Sale
May 18th from 9 am – 2 pm.
Search your house, closet, attic, garage, shed or storage unit for usable items that you no longer need.
Reduce clutter in your house. Ask your neighbors
and family for rummage. Starting May 12th bring
your treasures to St. Luke’s ~San Lucas and place
them on the stage in the Parish Hall. If you have a
large amount to donate and can’t get the load to the
church yourself, please contact Russ Roseberry at
694-2941 for a pick up
Every item must be in serviceable condition.
Donate clean used clothing, kitchen tools, dishes,
bowls, small appliances, lamps, garden tools, furniture, tables, chairs, books and toys. Please every-
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thing in good condition
Items that do not sell well and not accepted are:
Stuffed furniture and mattresses, baby cribs, child
car seats, refrigerators, TVs. If you have any of these
items that someone might be able to use please contact Russ Roseberry at 694-2941 so that they can be
listed privately through the church. Washers, dryers and other metal can be donated for recycling.
This sale raises funds for the church ministries including scholarships to send St. Luke’s youth to
Camp Huston Episcopal Summer Camp and other
youth activities. You can do two good things, clean
out your home and send children to camp.
50 YEARS OF ANTIQUE SHOWS AT
ST. LUKE’S
St. Luke’s Parish Hall was the site for an annual
Antiques Show and Sale sponsored by the ladies of
the parish. The first show was held on November 9,
10, 11, 1948. Vancouver Mayor, Vern Anderson,
opened the show using a historical key from the
Hudson’s Bay Company all bedecked with ribbons
for the occasion. He proclaimed the first annual
antiques show and sale ever held in Vancouver to
be officially open.
Garbed in elaborate old-time costumes, members of
the Women’s Council acted as hostesses, greeting
visitors and directed them to the many displays and
exhibitions on sale throughout the building. General admission was one dollar, $1.50 for three days.
A cafeteria was opened for the convenience of the
dealers and visitors. (The next year luncheon and
supper was served with light lunches and coffee
available to the dealers.) Almost every advertisement emphasized that only authentic antiques
would be shown. There were 22 dealers, 1,000 visitors in attendance and proceeds of $1,400, undoubtedly the largest sum of money ever to be raised in
any singular project sponsored by the women of St.
Luke’s. The purpose of the first show was to earn
money for the proposed youth camp near Mt.
Hood.
In the early days of the show there were special exhibits such as crosses from the 14th and 16th centu-
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ries, artifacts excavated from the Fort, old and rare
bibles and old weapons.
Proceeds from the show were used for a number of
different purposes – renovation of the kitchen,
nursing scholarships to Clark College and the usual
outreach activities. The show continued for 50 years
ending in 1998 and was a much awaited and attended activity in Vancouver.
Joseph Ziemba, History Committee Chair
Administrative & Financial
FUN RAISING WHILE
FUND RAISING
Authentic Mexican Luncheon
Sunday, April 28, at 11:15 am
San Lucas members will be preparing their native
recipes for our enjoyment. Lunch with us and help
support your church’s many ministries. Tickets on
sale after services starting April 7. Adults $10,
Children (under 12) $5. Don’t miss this yummy
lunch.
NEW DIRECTORY UPDATE
We are feverishly working to get in all the new
photo directory materials so that the printing can
begin. We hope to have our new directories early in
May. Thank you all for your cooperation with submission of your family information and coming in
to have your picture taken.
A special thank you to our photo session hosts who
helped us all stay on schedule:
Joan Wilson, Marsha Colberg, Joan Casey, Kreta
Saathoff, Judy Morrison, Jim and Kathy Gallaher,
Beth Femling, Barb Garlisch, Barbara Charbonneau,
Kathy Scarborough, Dena Cassidy, Georgie Wildfang, Sue Henry, Roy and Mary Ellen Sandberg,
Roy Brothers, Barb Jagelski, Jim and Jill Boyd,
Cheryl Becker, Pam Gunn and June Anderson.
We also want to thank Jeremy Clow for helping us
by taking photos of families who could not come in
when Life Touch was here. He has allowed us to
include many more families who would have been
left out of the photo section of our new directory.
Many thanks, Jeremy!
Michael Tisnado stepped in and assisted Jeremy on
our last Sunday of picture make-ups. He was a
huge help and even stayed through the San Lucas
make-up sessions. Thank you, Michael!
Tatiana Sullivan is busy working on the cover and
activities/staff pages for our directory. Her graphic
design skills are a huge help with completing this
effort with style. Many thanks to Tatiana.
Dena Cassidy, Kris Lawless and Jamie Mathieu
Photo Directory Committee
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!!!
You can help!! Metal recycling Fundraiser
Metal can fund St. Luke’s ~ San Lucas ministries
Do you have any metal just lying around? Are you
replacing a washer, dryer, hot water heater, chain
link fence, gutters, pipes? Donate metal to the
church to be recycled for cash. Easy, contact me for
a pick up. Russ Roseberry (696-2941).
VESTRY SUMMARY – March 2013
HISTORIC JOURNAL: An 1873-1875 journal is in our
vault. It has no entries specific to St. Luke’s. It may have
been written by our second rector, The Rev. Albert
Nicholson, who also edited the Oregon Churchman newspaper. The Vestry approved offering that journal to the
Diocese of Oregon, of which St. Luke’s was a member at
the time. In exchange, we will request originals or copies
of any data they have regarding our parish.
FISCAL BASICS: Parish Treasurer Doug Goodlett reviewed his monthly reports, which include an analysis of
revenues and expenses, a listing of activities in our reserve accounts, and a general summary.
PAROCHIAL REPORT: Our 2012 Parochial Report has
been approved by the Vestry, signed by appropriate staff
and clergy, and sent to the diocese.
CONFIRMATION: When Bishop Rickel visits on Sunday, May 5, three Anglo and three Hispanic persons will
be confirmed.
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BUILDINGS & GROUNDS: Replacing the failed thermostat on our large refrigerator cost $216. It was money
well spent: replacing the fridge would have cost $4,800.
The window on one outer narthex door has been expanded. Now, our members with mobility devices can
stay inside in bad weather and more readily see when C
–VAN arrives to pick them up.
A large sign identifying us as St. Luke’s will be installed
on the east side of the kitchen, visible from the corner of
27th and F Streets.
FUNDRAISING: On February 12, our Mardi Gras celebration was so popular that we ran out of food!
On St. Patrick’s Day, Outreach will sell “Irish Sundaes” (baked potatoes) for $5.00 at Coffee Hour. Proceeds will go to Vancouver’s HOPE program. It helps
homeless children in the district’s schools.
Come to the Burgerville at 4th Plain and Fort Vancouver
Way on April 11. The HOPE program will receive 10%
of that day’s proceeds. Father Jaime and our parish
youth will be busing tables from 5 pm to 8 pm.
PARISH GOALS: For 2013, our goals are:
Develop closer relationship between Anglo and
Hispanic members of the Parish.
Expand Outreach programs into the community and
beyond.
Promote the growth of the parish.
Provide opportunities to grow in faith in a safe
social environment.
All goals are being actively developed. More details
will follow as they are completed.
SUDDEN MOVE: Vestryperson June Clarke will be
moving to Savannah, GA soon. Her husband Nigel has
been transferred there. Keep them and their daughters
in your prayers as they make this unexpected adjustment. June’s wise counsel and good humor will be
missed.
CALENDAR UPDATES:
Sat, Apr 6: Jazz Vespers @ 6 pm
Thu, Apr 11: Helping at 4th Plain & Ft. Vancouver Way
Burgerville for HOPE program,
5 – 8 pm
Sun, May 5: Bishop Rickel’s Visitation &
Confirmation, all services.
Sat, May 18: Rummage Sale,
9 am – 2 pm
Tom Amies, Clerk of the Vestry
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TREASURER’S REPORT
BUDGET SUMMARY
“Dollars and Sense”
At the end of February we expect percentages to be at 16.7%
of budgeted revenue and expense.
Summary as of February 28, 2013
Total Budget
for the Year
Revenues
Expenses
Net Income
$420,672
$420,672
0
Year to Date
Actual
Amounts
$ 94,993
$ 73,670
$21,323
Percent
of Total
Budget
23%
18%
Revenues: Actual revenues for February are
ahead of schedule due to pre-pledge contributions which inflate actual income. Net income
dropped from over $40,000 in January to
$21,323 in February. This is the bottom line
figure that reflects our financial health.
Expenses: Expenses are over where we would
expect to be at the end of February. Constant
monitoring of expenses will be required in
order to adequately fund our numerous and
vital ministries while balancing staffing, office
and building maintenance expenses.
Additional Comments:. Thank you for your early
pledge contributions. We are not borrowing from
savings to pay bills…something that has been true
at the beginning of previous years. This is excellent
news. We picked up one additional pledge in February bringing our total to 120 pledge units in the
amount of $281,092 which is close to our annual
pledge goal. Hopefully, new pledges and attention
to expenditures will allow us to end the year in
good standing. Thanks for your continued financial
support of St. Luke’s/San Lucas.
Doug Goodlett, Treasurer
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APRIL PRAYER REQUESTS
2013 CYCLE OF PRAYER
Episcopal Diocese of Olympia
Congregations, Ministries & Institutions
Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem & Middle East
Congregations, Ministries & Institutions
April 7
St. Michael and All Angels, Issaquah
April 7
St. George's College, Jerusalem
April 14
St. John, Kirkland; St. Thomas, Medina
April 14
St. George's Cathedral, Jerusalem
April 21
Emmanuel, Mercer Island;
Holy Cross, Redmond
April 21
Saviour Church, KufrYasif, Israel
April 28
St. Margaret's Guest House,
Nazareth, Israel
April 28
Good Samaritan, Sammamish;
St. Clare, Snoqualmie
For those celebrating their birthday.
1 - Todd Greene
2 - Elisa Escutia
3 - Dena Cassidy
3 - Michelle Hamann
3 - Lopez Magallanes
5 - Jim Kimura
5 - Deborah Wells
7 - Carol Curtis
7 - Aiden Tisnado
8 - Nancy Schram
8 - Kathy Gallaher
10 - Gary Wildfang
10 - Alvin Taque
11 - Jason Surface
13 - Evelin Ramirez
14 - Destiny Silva
15 - Joan Casey
15 - Gail Bauhs
17 - Patricia Leal
17 - Marianne Smith
18 - Aaron Snoey
19 - Patty Hale
19 - Alexis Magallanes
19 - Alice Huerta
21 - Helen Hale
21 - Dennis Cole
23 - Blanca Maldonado
23 - Stephanie Wood
24 - Hector Huerta
25 - Den Mark Wichar
25 - Janeth Hernandez
27 - Enrique Bautista
27 - Andre Gimenez
28 - Joan McLean
29 - Paul Hamann
30 - Bob Hiltz
For those serving in the armed forces, support organizations and on missions at home and abroad.
Daniel Able
Rolando Barba
William Berger
Chaplain Bob Blessing
Paul Bradley
Robert Cole
Brian Cooper
Shane Denny
Ben Farber
Matthew Garver
Randy Gibson
Chris Jones
Alan Kenoyer
Bryan Reeves
Thomas Sherman
Jennifer Whitehouse
Brandon
For those being remember on the anniversary of their death.
1 - Troy Sibert
2 - Eric Anderson
3 - Alice Rose
4 - Clarence Olson
4 - Elise Boden
4 - Kristi Wilson
5 - Glen Corrigan
5 - Aurora Singiten
6 - Gladys Sheehy
10 - William Chiswell
11 - Earl Lyman
11 - Frances Sly
11 - Joseph Abourezk
15 - Frances Jenkins
15 - Mildred Wyman
16 - Christopher Kellett
16 - Steve Groesbeck
16 - Linda Hathaway
16 - Roberta Bogle
17 - Tilman Peterson
17 - Phyllis Stewart
19 - Mary Burr
19 - Hortense Beckford
19 - John Winther
20 - Jim Vollmer
24 - Richard McNamara
26 - Allen Blair
26 - Carol Leppaluoto
28 - Rachel Hardwick
APRIL ··2013
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Sunday
Regular Sunday
Schedule
Monday
Tuesday
1
2
8:00 Holy Eucharist
9:00 Adult Discussion
9:45 Nursery Care
9:45 Sunday School
10:00 Choral Eucharist
11:15 Coffee Hour
12:45 Guardería de niños
12:45 Clases para niños
1:00 Santa Misa
Office
Closed
Food Outreach
7
2nd Sunday of Easter
REGULAR SUNDAY
SCHEDULE
HYC
10 Confirma
tion Class
Food Outreach
10:00 Holy
Communion
3:00 Staff
Meeting
7:00 San
Lucas Music
Practice
No Choirs
Rehearsals
8
9
10
Office
Closed
Food Outreach
10 Confirma
tion Class
12:00 The
Lunch Bunch
6:30 Vestry
2:00 San Lucas Youth
3rd Sunday of Easter
3
6:30 Outreach
Committee
9:15 Confirmation
Class
14
Wednesday
7:00 San
Lucas Music
Practice
15
16
Office
Closed
Food Outreach
10 Confirma
tion Class
REGULAR SUNDAY
SCHEDULE
6:30 Evange
lism Comm
9:15 Confirmation
Class.
11:30 Evangelism
What’s Happening?
7:00 San
Lucas Music
Food Outreach
Thursday
4
Saturday
6
Food Outreach
8:00 Thursday
Crew
6:00 St. Luke’s
Youth
10:00 Helping
Hands
6:00 pm
JAZZ VESPERS
11
Food Outreach
8:00 Thursday
Crew
6:30 Handbells
7:30 Adult Choir
5-8 HOPE
Fundraiser at
Burgerville
17
18
10:00 Holy
Communion
3:00 Staff
Meeting
Friday
5
Food Outreach
10:00 Holy
Communion
3:00 Staff
Meeting
Food Outreach
11
12
13
Food Outreach
9:00 ALL PARISH
MEETING
10:00 Helping
Hands
Food Outreach
HYC
6:30 San
Lucas Youth
HYC
19
20
Food Outreach
8:00 Thursday
Crew
10:00 Helping
Hands
6:30 Handbells
7:30 Adult Choir
6:00 St. Luke’s
Youth
2:00 San Lucas Youth
6:00 Taizé
MESSENGER
DEADLINE
21
4th Sunday of Easter
22
23
Office
Closed
Food Outreach
REGULAR SUNDAY
SCHEDULE
7:00 San
Lucas Music
Practice
2:00 San Lucas Youth
5th Sunday of Easter
REGULAR SUNDAY
SCHEDULE
9:15 Confirmation
Class
11:15 Mexican Lunch
10 Confirma
tion Class
6:30 Pastoral
Care
9:15 Confirmation
Class
28
24
29
30
Office
Closed
Food Outreach
10 Confirma
tion Class
7:00 San
Lucas Music
Practice
Food Outreach
25
26
27
Food Outreach
10:00 Holy
Communion
3:00 Staff
Meeting
6:30 Handbells
7:30 Adult Choir
8:00 Thursday
Crew
10:00 Helping
Hands
2:00 Life Goes On
6:30 Friday Night
Live @ the
Schlatters’s’
May 1
May 2
May 3
Food Outreach
10:00 Holy
Communion
3:00 Staff
Meeting
Food Outreach
May 4
Food Outreach
JYC
8:00 Thursday
Crew
10:00 Helping
Hands
JYC
2:00 San Lucas Youth
May 5
JYC
6th Sunday of Easter
Church Office Hours: 9am-Noon & 1-5 pm Tues. - Fri.
REGULAR SUNDAY
SCHEDULE
Closed Wednesdays for Staff Meeting, 3-4:00 pm
If you have any questions about the calendar, please call the church office, 360-696-0181
Bishop Rickel Visitation
& Confirmations
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Vancouver, WA 98663
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St. LukeÊs Episcopal Church
San Lucas Iglesia Episcopal
The Rev. Jaime Case, Rector
The Rev. Dennis Cole, Associate Clergy
The Rev. Jerry Lonergan, Associate Clergy
Doug Goodlett, Treasurer
Chess Getsinger, Treasurer Emeritus
Janet Butler, Assistant Treasurer
Tim Nickel, Music Director
Kris Lawless, Parish Administrator
www.stlukesvancouver.com
(360) 696-0181
FAX (360) 696-0182
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: http://twitter.com/StLukesVancouve.
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/St-Lukes-San-Lucas
Senior Warden: Dena Cassidy
Junior Warden: Jamie Mathieu
VESTRY MEMBERS:
June Clarke, Jeremy Clow,
Michael Morrison, Kreta Saathoff,
Jim Schlatter, Tatiana Sullivan,
Lee Wilson, Joseph Ziemba
Clerk of the Vestry: Tom Amies
Chancellor: F. James Mayhew
St. Luke’s – San Lucas is a bilingual Episcopal Church serving Vancouver and Southwest Washington since 1853.
Our vision is to answer God’s call to be an Anglo-Hispanic faith community that works together to share the love of
Christ. With the guidance of the Holy Spirit, our mission is to extend hospitality to all, to respond to human need
through service, and to grow in faith together.

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