Welcome to Faith Episcopal Church – Poulsbo, Washington
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak Faith is suspending public gatherings, however, join us here for upcoming "virtual" gatherings.
Morning Prayer with Vicar Laura
Join us in our virtual Worship Service
Morning Prayer with Vicar Laura
Monday, Wednesday & Friday at 8:00 am
Upcoming at Faith This Week
| "Tell the daughter of Zion,
Look, your king is coming to you,
humble, and mounted on a donkey,
and on a colt, the foal of a donkey." Matthew 21:1-11
Thank you all for showing up Sunday for our Zoom prayer service! I can’t tell you what a balm it was for my heart to see your faces. If you didn’t make it Sunday, I hope you’ll consider joining us. You can come in your pajamas, you can sip coffee, you don’t even have to be “seen” if you don’t want to. It is just so good lay eyes on one another. Granted, meeting online feels peculiar and we still have some kinks to work out, but for now, it is a blessing and I am thankful.
I have no idea when we’ll get back to our old ideas of “normal”; we are in new territory and about as far from normal as we’re liable to be.
This abnormality is even more acute as we approach Holy Week.
Bishop Rickel Cancels All Gatherings
Dear Faithful People,
Yesterday, in a Zoom meeting with the clergy of the diocese, Bishop Rickel declared he was canceling all gatherings at churches in western Washington for two weeks. This means there will be no services, no meetings, no gatherings; the church will be shut down.
This decision was a painstaking one on his part and came after continued consultation with the Center for Disease Control, the recommendations of State Government, and intentional discernment. The risks to our communities right now are too high for us not to do our part. If we continue to hold services, people will continue to attend, and this virus will have even more opportunities to spread. We all have a tendency to believe the risk we take is ours alone, and we are only putting ourselves in danger by attending functions. The truth is, this virus is nimble and spreads quickly and easily. It is much more contagious than the flu and the risk we take by gathering is that we unintentionally carry the virus to others whose bodies might be compromised and can’t fight off the illness. Medical facilities are already becoming overburdened and the United States is only in the beginning stages of this outbreak.
Please read the following from Bishop Rickel, and know I will never use an email to ask you for money. Please be careful friends, and call me if you are uncertain about a request. –Laura
Monthly Faith reaches out to our Community by providing a monthly meal. Our Community Soup Supper is on the fourth Sunday of each month. Beginning in July the meals will be held on the fouth Monday of each month. Here is all the information you need to sign up to volunteer and reach out to our North Kitsap community.
First, there are a number of volunteer opportunities which you can sign up to do. Click here* to go to the Perfect Potluck website and find something that you can do to help out.
Sara Hewson's Thank You
Sara Hewson, member of Faith, has needed extra support help with meals during the summer as her treatment for cancer continued. Below is her Thank You:
Finnriver Farm & Cidery Trip to Chimacum
Our group was small, but we had oh so much fun!