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Dear ones,

If you look at the daily readings for morning and evening prayer you will know that the Gospel reading for today is an account of Jesus debating with the Sadducees. In short, some of the leaders of this group try to entrap Jesus with a fictitious and far-fetched scenario where a woman marries seven brothers one after the other who all in turn predecease her. The question they then pose is this, "In the resurrection, therefore, whose wife will the woman be?" The irony of the question is not lost on Jesus, or anyone else for that matter: the Sadducees were a sect of Judaism who did not believe in the after-life! You can read Luke's account to see how Jesus answered: Luke 20:27-40...

This Gospel story reminded me of how many times I have been asked about heaven: Is there one, what will it be like, who will go there? As if I had an answer!! No, I'm sorry, I don't have a definitive answer to these questions, all that I know is what Jesus has taught and shown me. One of the most important things that Jesus has given me is a small insight into his great vision - the Kingdom of God. Jesus talks about the Kingdom of God a great deal in the Gospels. Quite what he meant by the Kingdom of God is not always easy to pin down, but he gives us some important clues:

· The Kingdom of God is certainly about personal religious experience and maturity: Look up Matt 13:44, Mark 8:34-35, Luke 13:20-21, John 3:5-8.

· The Kingdom of God is about the way we see the world around us and live our lives: Mark 1:15, Luke 6:27-31, Luke 14:12-14.

· The Kingdom of God is about healing and freedom from fear: Matt 11:2-6, Mark 10:29-31, John 6:35-40.

· And the Kingdom of God is also about social justice, acknowledging the dignity of every human being, made in the image and likeness of God: Luke 4:18 & 19, Matt 20:1-16, Matt 15:31-45.
The Kingdom of God is in the future - heaven, if you will - when God will be all in all. But the Kingdom of God is also here and now and has implications for how we live and see, and how we speak and act. Perhaps we might be better served if we were less concerned about what heaven will be like in the future and instead think and work and pray for heaven to be made a reality in the today.

Simon+


Sunday Liturgy - June 25th, 2017
8.00 a.m. Said Eucharist, Rite I (Chapel)
9.00 a.m. Coffee Hour (Simpson Hall)
10.30 a.m. Sung Eucharist & Holy Baptism (Main Sanctuary)
11.30 a.m. Coffee Hour (Simpson Hall)

Sunday evening services are on vacation until September 10th

Wednesdays
Holy Eucharist every Wednesday, 10.00 a.m. in the Chapel.


Associate for Parish Life & Episcopal Campus Chaplain

As you know we called Ruth Krueger to be our new Associate for Parish Life and Episcopal Campus Chaplain. She began her ministry on June 8th. Please continue to hold her in your prayers as she starts this new ministry. Ruth will be leading and coordinating ministry with children, families and young adults, fellowship and social activities, helping with welcoming newcomers to Good Sam and the new Episcopal Campus Chaplain at OSU and LBCC. Simon+

Parish Opportunities

Good Sam Birders/walkers: Weather permitting we will strut our stuff this coming Tuesday 27th at 9:00. Meet in the parking lot. Bring your binoculars and 2 bits for the coffee shop en route home. John Magee

Housing Required: Donnie Dugan, Choral Scholar here at Good Sam, his wife Sierra and new baby Elina are looking for a new home. Donnie and Sierra have been model tenants in the Campus Ministry house for this past year. With the Ministry's need to use the entire house on Arnold Way, the Dugans require a new rental residence no later than August 15. Donnie will be attending OSU for another year, and would prefer something within walking or biking distance to campus. Suggestions and/or ideas are appreciated.

Here are their preferences, but they are flexible and open to suggestions: 1-3 bedrooms, 1-2 bathrooms, W/D hookups, storage area to store motorcycle and 2 bikes in. $500-1000 (max) with all utilities paid.

Please contact

Donnie @ 503-308-3738, dldugan2@hotmail.com
or Sierra @ 541-430-2244, terrelperez@gmail.com


If you have any information that might help in them in their search for a new home. The Campus Ministry Committee and Donnie and Sierra thank you for your help!


For Children & Youth

Godly Play: Ella Jones will be away from her ministry, having recently given birth, we will let you know when Godly Play resumes.

Nursery: Nursery care is available every Sunday from 10.00 - 12noon. While little ones are always welcome in church sometimes it's nice just to have a break. Simon+

Educational Opportunities

Summer fire-side chats: Every Wednesday in July we will gather in the church courtyard from 7.00 p.m. for a series of 'fireside chats'. The idea is to meet and talk about whatever is on your mind, from the big questions of life to all of the little things that you have pondered over the years. Please bring a lawn chair to sit on, a snack and/or drink to share. I will bring my fire pit so we can have some real flames :).

When: Wednesday in July - 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th from 7.00 - 8.30 p.m.

Where: The church courtyard.
What to bring: a lawn chair, a snack, yourself.

Please let me know if you need a ride to and from this event. Simon+

The Spiritual Nurture Committee is awakening after an extended slumber. If you’d like to hear more about us or be a part of it, please join us on Monday, June 26th, at 4 pm in Room 1. Our mission statement is: “To nurture and empower the people of God on their spiritual journeys.” We may tweak it as we play with where we’re “at” now. Questions or comments: Cammie Bella bellacd@peak.org

Please pray for...

Ashton Busby Warren who will be baptized on Sunday, June 25th, for Tim, Posey and their family; Andrew Tetrick recovering at home; Al Lafon at the Mennonite Village; John Shackelton recovering from surgery; Libby Ten-Pas Hunter recovering from shoulder surgery; Chan Valentine, recovering from injuries sustained in a plane crash.

Simon+

The Rev. Simon C. Justice, Rector

Inclusive + Traditional + Progressive

Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan
333 NW 35th Street
Corvallis, OR 97330
541-757-6647
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Dear ones,

I don't Tweet, so I have almost, I say almost, completely avoided the firestorm that has erupted between various political leaders on social media following the terrorist attacks in London this last week. Social media, including email conversations are sometimes difficult to navigate. They are personal, in the sense that conversations are between two or more 'real' people and yet at the same time there is something impersonal about typing onto a computer screen. I often think of it like the difference between driving down the road and walking on a street. When we are driving we are cocooned in a metal shell, protected from the outside world. When we are walking past people on the street we are right there with each other.

It is tempting to voice angry opinions via email or social media - I am guilty of it myself. It may feel satisfying to vent our frustrations in the moment but it is all too easy to forget that despite the cocoon effect provided by our computer or smart phone, on-line conversations have consequences in the real world. Here are a few of the guidelines provided by the Diocese for social media, you might find them helpful, as I do:

· Email is not an appropriate communication method for matters that are pastorally or legally sensitive, emotionally charged or require extensive conversation.

· If an email message is longer than a couple of sentences, then the matter might more properly be addressed via live conversation.

· Humor or sarcasm can be easily misinterpreted in an email.

· All email users should take a moment to consider the ramifications of their message before clicking "send" or "reply to all".

How do we witness to the Kingdom of God in our social media communications? It all counts!

Blessings, Simon+

Sunday Liturgy - June 11th, 2017 - Trinity Sunday

8.00 a.m. Said Eucharist, Rite I (Chapel)
9.00 a.m. Coffee Hour (Simpson Hall)
10.30 a.m. Sung Eucharist (Main Sanctuary)
11.30 a.m. Coffee Hour (Simpson Hall)
2.00 p.m. Funeral liturgy for Ralph Gazeley (Main Sanctuary)

Sunday evening services are on vacation until September 10th

Wednesdays
Holy Eucharist every Wednesday, 10.00 a.m. in the Chapel.

Associate for Parish Life & Episcopal Campus Chaplain

As you know we called Ruth Krueger to be our new Associate for Parish Life and Episcopal Campus Chaplain. She will began her ministry tomorrow, June 8th. Please continue to hold her in your prayers as she starts this new ministry. Ruth will be leading and coordinating ministry with children, families and young adults, fellowship and social activities, helping with welcoming newcomers to Good Sam and the new Episcopal Campus Chaplain at OSU and LBCC. Simon+

Parish Opportunities

Episcopal Church Women luncheon: Tuesday, June 13th at 12 noon in Simpson Hall. Come and join us for a sumptuous luncheon followed by a presentation by Fr. Simon on the differences and similarities between the liturgy in the Episcopal Church and the Church of England. It's going to be much more fun than it sounds :). Simon+

All Church Camping Trip!!! South Beach, Newport, Thursday & Friday, July 27-28. We will spend the day on the beach on Friday. Bring kites, shovels for sand sculpture, footballs, Frisbees and chairs. Dinner at your campsites then gather around the campfire with friends in the evenings. Visit the nearby Oregon Coast Aquarium or spend some time at the Bayfront.

Tent sites, no electricity, hot showers and flush toilets.

R.S.V.P. to the office by Monday, June 19th so that we can reserve enough sites.

For questions contact Ruth Krueger: krueger.ruth1@gmail.com

Pipe Organ project update: Fellow parishioners, Thank you, thank you, thank you to those of you who have already made gifts to support the pipe organ refurbishment project. We are grateful to every one of you. And we’re almost there. We’ve raised approximately $165,000 toward our baseline project goal of $176,000, enough to schedule the project with the builder and envision having the work done in the early spring of 2018, some occurring with less interruption that originally expected as early as this September.

Some background:

As most of you know, our long-serving pipe organ needs repair and refurbishment, partly owing to a metallurgical problem that plagues pipes of our organ’s vintage, and partly due to the dated manufacture of our organ’s console. The needed repairs were identified as part of the 2013 capital campaign to address both the organ’s declining health and other much needed capital improvements around the church.

In the spring of 2016, a pipe organ committee was formed to implement the organ-phase of the capital campaign. We solicited proposals and received two from Oregon based organ builders. We selected the proposal from Hochhalter Organ of Salem. They thoroughly inspected our organ and identified needed refurbishments and improvements. We organized them into necessary refurbishments (replacement of failing pipes and aged elements of the organ, modernization of the console) and desirable upgrades (new ranks of pipes). Last fall we proposed to the vestry a baseline project budget addressing only the necessary refurbishments, and a desired project budget including the upgrades. The baseline refurbishment project budget, for only necessary refurbishments, is approximately $176,000. The desired project, with three additional ranks of pipes added to round out the sound of the organ, will cost approximately $220,000 (this budget includes the baseline project as well as the desired improvements,). The vestry, responding to our proposed budgets, gave us approval to seek gifts in hopes that the congregation would support the entire desired project but recognizing that if that proves too expensive we might carry out the necessary refurbishments.

Thank you to all who have already donated/pledged!

Please thoughtfully consider if you can make a contribution to help us reach our baseline goal or beyond.

Pipe Organ Committee: Beverley Beckley, Ann Blegen, Harry Burridge, George Constantine, Nancy Dunn, David Francis, Craig Massie, Sarah Massie, James Moursund, Bill Smoker

For Children & Youth

Godly Play: Ella Jones will be away from her ministry, having recently given birth, we will let you know when Godly Play resumes.

Nursery: Nursery care is available every Sunday from 10.00 - 12noon. While little ones are always welcome in church sometimes it's nice just to have a break. Simon+

Educational Opportunities

Watch this space for details about our upcoming 'fire-side chats' in July! Simon+

Outreach Opportunities

Healthcare Reform Update: As you hopefully remember, Good Sam is a member of the coalition of over 120 organizations, including several churches, which support bringing about a universal health care system for all residents of Oregon. Well that group, HEALTH CARE FOR ALL OREGON, is having its annual meeting on June 10 in Salem. Patricia Wickman, as the official delegate from Good Sam, and I, as the official delegate from Albany Chapter, HCAO, will be attending that meeting. ....BUT.... WE WANT TO ENCOURAGE ANY OF YOU WHO MAY BE BECOMING MORE INTERESTED IN THIS ISSUE TO ATTEND ALSO. You don't have to be an "official delegate." The meeting is scheduled for Saturday June 10, 9:30 AM to 4 PM, at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Salem, 5090 Center St. NE, Salem, OR. Lunch will be provided (but donations will be accepted) but you need to register. If you think you might be interested, contact Edie Orner - 541-926-5989, ediestewart29@msn.com<mailto:ediestewart29@msn.com> , and I will send you the registration information via email. Patricia and I would love to see some of your smiling faces there!!!! Edie Orner

Please pray for...

Congratulations to Kathryn and Brandon Yeager on the birth of their son Benjamin, June 6th! Andrew Tetrick recovering at home; Al Lafon at the Mennonite Village; John Shackelton recovering from surgery; Keith Gelbrich recovering from knee surgery; the soul of Ralph Gazeley who died peacefully at home on Monday morning and whose funeral liturgy will be on Sunday, June 11th @ 2.00 p.m. here at Good Sam.

Simon+

The Rev. Simon C. Justice, Rector

Inclusive + Traditional + Progressive

Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan
333 NW 35th Street
Corvallis, OR 97330
541-757-6647
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Dear ones,

Sunday Liturgy - June 4th, 2017 - Pentecost

8.00 a.m. Said Eucharist, Rite I (Chapel)
9.00 a.m. Coffee Hour (Simpson Hall) and Parish Resource Committee Forum (Bp. Katharine Lounge)
10.30 a.m. Sung Eucharist - music led by Black Swan Classis Jazz Band (Main Sanctuary)
11.30 a.m. Coffee Hour (Simpson Hall) and Parish Resource Committee Forum (Bp. Katharine Lounge)
3.00 p.m. Sundays @ 3 Concert - Black Swan Classic Jazz Band (Main Sanctuary)
7.00 p.m. Sung Taizé (Main Sanctuary)

Wednesdays
Holy Eucharist every Wednesday, 10.00 a.m. in the Chapel.


Associate for Parish Life & Episcopal Campus Chaplain discernment

Team members: Craig Massie, Linda Gelbrich, Glenn McCumber, Mary Frances Campana, Cammie Bella, James Sterns, Harry Burridge & Simon Justice.

The search team is very pleased to announce that we have called Ruth Krueger to be our new Associate for Parish Life and Episcopal Campus Chaplain. She will begin her ministry on June 8th. Many of you already know Ruth, but here is a short bio from her. Please keep her in your prayers as she prepares for this new ministry with us and all of the life changes that will accompany this. Simon+

I was raised in San Diego and moved to Oregon with my young family in my twenties. I now have three grown daughters and three granddaughters who live in Albany and Lebanon. I moved to Corvallis from Lebanon two years ago, and have been a member of The Church of the Good Samaritan for two and a half years. I was confirmed in January of 2016, and since that time opportunities for ministry have opened up to me. I am currently serving as an usher, Eucharistic Minister, host of coffee hour, and a member of the vestry. I have leadership experience from my previous church as a prayer group leader and prayer team coordinator, Bible study teacher, Sunday School teacher, barista, event coordinator, and chef. I graduated from OSU in 2015 as a non-traditional student, with a BS in Liberal Studies and minors in English and Writing. I have worked as a 1st and 2nd grade teacher, a writing tutor, a preschool teacher, and a cafe manager, among other things. I like to read, plant flowers, go on picnics, and spend time in nature. I love my church family at Good Sam and am deeply passionate about church life and spiritual life. I look forward to getting to know each of you better and working together as a team. Please feel free to stop by my office or send me an email if you want to talk. Ruth Krueger

Parish Opportunities

Black Swan Classis Jazz Band: Will be leading the music at our 10.30 Eucharist this coming Sunday. Later in the afternoon (3.00 p.m.) they will be performing the last concert of our 2016 - 17 concert series. Please come, and invite a friend (or two...) Simon+

Pipe Organ project update: Fellow parishioners, Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Many thanks to those of you who have already made gifts to support the pipe organ refurbishment project. We are grateful to every one of you. And we’re almost there. We’ve raised approximately $165,000 toward our baseline project goal of $176,000, enough to schedule the project with the builder and envision having the work done in the early spring of 2018, some occurring with less interruption that originally expected as early as this September.

Some background:

As most of you know, our long-serving pipe organ needs repair and refurbishment, partly owing to a metallurgical problem that plagues pipes of our organ’s vintage, and partly due to the dated manufacture of our organ’s console. The needed repairs were identified as part of the 2013 capital campaign to address both the organ’s declining health and other much needed capital improvements around the church.

In the spring of 2016, a pipe organ committee was formed to implement the organ-phase of the capital campaign. We solicited proposals and received two from Oregon based organ builders. We selected the proposal from Hochhalter Organ of Salem. They thoroughly inspected our organ and identified needed refurbishments and improvements. We organized them into necessary refurbishments (replacement of failing pipes and aged elements of the organ, modernization of the console) and desirable upgrades (new ranks of pipes). Last fall we proposed to the vestry a baseline project budget addressing only the necessary refurbishments, and a desired project budget including the upgrades. The baseline refurbishment project budget, for only necessary refurbishments, is approximately $176,000. The desired project, with three additional ranks of pipes added to round out the sound of the organ, will cost approximately $220,000 (this budget includes the baseline project as well as the desired improvements,). The vestry, responding to our proposed budgets, gave us approval to seek gifts in hopes that the congregation would support the entire desired project but recognizing that if that proves too expensive we might carry out the necessary refurbishments.

Thank you to all who have already donated/pledged!

Please thoughtfully consider if you can make a contribution to help us reach our baseline goal or beyond.

Pipe Organ Committee

Beverley Beckley, Ann Blegen, Harry Burridge, George Constantine, Nancy Dunn, David Francis, Craig Massie, Sarah Massie, James Moursund, Bill Smoker

For Children & Youth

Godly Play: Ella Jones will be away from her ministry, having recently given birth, we will let you know when Godly Play resumes.

Nursery: Nursery care is available every Sunday from 10.00 - 12noon. While little ones are always welcome in church sometimes it's nice just to have a break. Simon+

Calling all Middle and High School youth! The End of the Year Party for Corvallis Youth Collective will be this Sunday, June 4th from 5:00-7:00 at First Congregational Church, 4515 SW West Hills Road. We begin with dinner, followed by lawn and water games! We will have marshmallows to roast! Remember to bring a swim suit, towel and set of dry clothes! Come join the fun! Corvallis Youth Collective.

Educational Opportunities

Parish Resource Committee Forum: This Sunday following both services.

LIBRARY LISTINGS: A sampling of books from our parish library which might provide some help in thinking about your life's direction - in examining your spiritual life - in just pausing to take stock -
LIVING BEFORE GOD - Deepening Our Sense of the Divine Presence - by Ben Campbell Johnson -- ".....defines one of the inescapable realities of our being in this w3orld. We have no choice about the fact of 'being before God,' only about how we posture ourselves in God's presence. Some people seem to live most of their lives without ever noticing the One who is their most attentive audience. Others attend to God on occasion. Most of us need help in learning to live this great adventure....."

THE RADICAL CHRISTIAN LIFE - A Year with Saint Benedict - by Joan Chittister -- ".....In a masterful introductory essay, she considers how the insights and values of the sixth-century monk can illuminate today's search for a meaningful life. Then she leads us through the year with twelve stories from Benedict's life, one for each month, drawing nourishment from them with daily reflections that help us develop our own spiritual lives in this day and age."

THE GIFT OF CHANGE - Spiritual Guidance for Living Your Best Life - by Marianne Williamson -- this book "... needs to be read by every person who can feel the speed of change rapidly increasing in his/her personal world. In this essential book, Williamson examines change as a spiritual necessity and offers the reader insights into the meaning of embracing the next step of one's life. Never has a society needed this wisdom and guidance more than now."

THE MAN WHO WRESTLED WITH GOD - Light from the Old Testament on the Psychology of Individuation --by John A. Sanford - "Every human being has the capacity of becoming a well-rounded person, but that capacity must be realized by earnest desire, insight, resourcefulness, and a determined wrestling with one's inner powers. John A. Sanford uses Biblical figures to show how this struggle is worked out in practice. His classic book, now completely revised, will speak to all readers who are struggling to become whole individuals."

IN THE HANDS OF ANGELS - by Patricia M. Cramer -- "Have you ever met an angel? People everywhere today indeed are being touched by angels in the most amazing ways. -A warning keeps them from danger - A thought or insight offers guidance when uncertain - A comfort and reassurance comes when afraid ---Hundreds of inspiring, true accounts in this volume ..... will touch y our heart because they: encourage the spirit, create hope, deepen faith, and transform lives. The lessons taught in these stories may help you recall a moment when something unusual, something unexplainable, something wonderful became a remarkable part of your life....."

SAINT BENEDICT FOR THE LAITY - by Eric Dean -- "For some thirty years, Eric Dean, as a layman, husband, parent, Presbyterian minister, LaFollette Professor of Humanities at Wabash College, and as an ecumenical oblate of a Benedictine abbey has reflected on and put into practice the Rule of St. Benedict. In St. Benedict for the Laity. He comments on how the Rule 'has important things to say even to those of us who - because we are already committed to lives in the secular sphere - can never think of a monastic vocation........(it) can speak to us of values which, even apart from the daily structures of monastic life, are relevant to our own lives in the outside world.'"

SPEAKING THE TRUTH IN LOVE - How to be an Assertive Christian- by Ruth N. Koch & Kenneth C. Hauck -- "This deeply spiritual and extremely practical book makes clear: -What assertiveness is - The biblical foundation for assertiveness - How to make, refuse, and negotiate requests - How to express and receive compliments - Plus fourteen other essential topics. (This book) will also show you how to handle anger, criticism, and other tough relational issues. You'll learn practical ways to relate to others with greater honesty, compassion, and respect."

-----and several others in the same vein - Let's make use of the resources in our Parish Library --

BROWSE---BORROW---BRING BACK- Edie Orner, Parish Librarian

Outreach Opportunities

Healthcare Reform Update: As you hopefully remember, Good Sam is a member of the coalition of over 120 organizations, including several churches, which support bringing about a universal health care system for all residents of Oregon. Well that group, HEALTH CARE FOR ALL OREGON, is having its annual meeting on June 10 in Salem. Patricia Wickman, as the official delegate from Good Sam, and I, as the official delegate from Albany Chapter, HCAO, will be attending that meeting. ....BUT.... WE WANT TO ENCOURAGE ANY OF YOU WHO MAY BE BECOMING MORE INTERESTED IN THIS ISSUE TO ATTEND ALSO. You don't have to be an "official delegate." The meeting is scheduled for Saturday June 10, 9:30 AM to 4 PM, at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Salem, 5090 Center St. NE, Salem, OR. Lunch will be provided (but donations will be accepted) but you need to register. If you think you might be interested, contact Edie Orner - 541-926-5989, ediestewart29@msn.com<mailto:ediestewart29@msn.com> , and I will send you the registration information via email. Patricia and I would love to see some of your smiling faces there!!!! Edie Orner

RESOLUTION BACKGROUND: You may have wondered why the copy of a Resolution to the Diocese was included last week in Fr. Simon’s mid-week email. Sorry – it got published without the explanation. You may remember that last year I began the process of taking a resolution to Diocesan Convention regarding involving the Diocese and its parishes in the movement to reform our health-care (non) system. (I remind you that Good Sam is a member of the coalition working toward that end.) My effort was interrupted by the decision of the Diocesan Committee on Resolutions to return it for re-wording since it contained language “encouraging” action rather than specifying a specific action. When that occurred, there was not enough time remaining to change the wording and re-seek approval from the parish and the Central Convocation prior to re-submitting it to the committee – so I withdrew it.

In the meantime, I received word from Jana Gregory of St. Michael and All Angels parish in Portland that they were interested in pursuing that same agenda – and – they had someone who had served on the Committee on Resolutions to help them write it!!! So the resolution you saw last week, which I hope you read or looked over even without understanding why it was there,– is now moving toward being presented at the Diocesan Convention in October. Our Vestry, at its meeting two weeks ago voted to support it. Central Convocation meets at Good Sam on June 4 and it will be presented there for approval by Robin Powel. After that, it will be sent on to the Resolutions Committee by, hopefully, Central Convocation, and the Convocation in Portland of which St. Michael and All Angels is a member. And with the approval of the committee, it will then be presented at Convention!! I ask for your thoughts and prayers in support of this effort to involve the Episcopal Church in the work of providing health care for all of God’s children – following the example of Jesus’ work in healing the sick. Edie Orner – contact me with questions or concerns

Please pray for...

Andrew Tetrick recovering at home; Al Lafon at the Mennonite Village; David Meade in Corvallis Manor; Ralph Gazeley now at home; Anne Moore and Jack Hodgkins in GSRMC; Alan Chaimov, recovering at home; John Shackelton recovering from surgery.

Simon+

The Rev. Simon C. Justice, Rector

Inclusive + Traditional + Progressive

Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan
333 NW 35th Street
Corvallis, OR 97330
541-757-6647
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Dear ones,

Once again ordinary people - in this case children and young adults - were confronted with the pain and suffering inflicted by the wanton violence of reckless evil. I am referring to the bomb attack at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England this last Monday night. As many of you remember my parents have lived in Manchester for many years and I know that city well, so this tragedy hits close to home for me. This barbaric outrage is heart-breaking on so many levels. Most devastating is the fact that 23 children and young people are now dead, ripped from life and the love of their families and friends, and over 50 are suffering with terrible injuries. Heart-breaking is that mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters and grandparents have been assaulted by the most awful grief. Equally tragic is that by this action children are being taught that they are no longer safe, even if it is going to something as innocuous as a pop concert. And all of us are tempted, once again, to distrust each other - neighbors, work colleagues, people around us, especially those who look or speak differently from us. Given all of this the impulse is to lash out, to seek vengeance, to speak rash and hasty words. But this is precisely what the perpetrators of terror want. They want publicity, they want notoriety, they want to sow fear, distrust and chaos among us. This we must resist with every fiber of our being!

I realise that this a controversial thing to say, but I also have pity for the person who detonated the bomb - and in all probability this was a suicide attack. I feel compassion for someone who felt that killing kids was the right thing to do. I can only imagine the depth of hate, loathing and despair that drove this person to such an act. It is a tragedy that anyone would find themselves in such a pit of desolation. It must be hell.

The truth is that nothing, no cause, no struggle, no ideal can ever justify the killing of the innocent, especially children. Sadly every religion and pretty much every philosophy and political system has been used or perverted at some time or another to justify the most terrible of acts: Christianity and the Inquisition, Buddhism and the persecution of Muslims in Burma, Communism and the devastating terror of Stalin's rule, Democracy and the School of the Americas where Latin American militia were trained in terror and the violation of human rights all in the name of anti-Communism. And the list goes on and on... But this does not mean that the particular religion or political system is bad or intrinsically evil. Some people just do what they want and use a religion or hide behind a political system to try to justify their unjustifiable actions.

But as I said, nothing, no cause, no struggle, no ideal can ever justify the killing of the innocent, especially children.

And so we mourn with families grieving the death of their children. We grieve with a city that is in shock and fear. We pray for those injured in both body and mind and are now on the long road to recovery. But can we also use this moment, this outrage, to recommit ourselves to resist with our every breath and all of our power and energy the forces of evil in the world - indeed in our our neighborhoods? Forces that seek to destroy us and the communities that sustain our lives, forces that wish to pit us against ourselves and so rule us, forces that glory only in chaos and death and so win the battle for hearts and minds - everything that is opposed to the Love and Dream of God. This must never be!

Simon+

Sunday Liturgy - May 28th, 2017
8.00 a.m. Said Eucharist, Rite I (Chapel)
9.00 a.m. Coffee Hour (Simpson Hall) and Mental Health Forum (Bp. Katharine Lounge)
10.30 a.m. Kirkin' o' the Tartans (Courtyard)
10.35 a.m. Sung Eucharist (Main Sanctuary)
11.30 a.m. Coffee Hour (Simpson Hall) and Mental Health Forum (Bp. Katharine Lounge)
7.00 p.m. Sung Compline (Main Sanctuary)

Wednesdays
Holy Eucharist every Wednesday, 10.00 a.m. in the Chapel.

The Church Office will be closed on Monday, May 29th in recognition of Memorial Day.

Parish Opportunities

Kirkin' o' the Tartans: Bagpiper Eric Albert will be joining us this Sunday, May 28th for our annual Kirkin'. We will gather in the courtyard at 10.30 to celebrate our unique cultural heritages - you don't need to be Scottish or Irish to share in this! Please think about your own cultural background and consider bringing an item or wearing something to church that day to symbolize your people. Simon+

Pipe Organ project update: First off, thank you, thank you, thank you!

The committee is pleased to report we are very close completing fund gathering to cover the baseline project, Phase 1, which includes updating the console and replacing failing pipes. Thanks to two anonymous donors who offered matching pledges up to $5,000 each, those pledges turned into $20,000! The committee has met with the organ builder and expects to have a draft contract to review shortly, and have tentatively scheduled the console refurbishment work for September and pipe replacement in January/February. We were pleased to learn that we will be without the organ fewer Sundays during the work than we first thought. Standby for details, and thank you for your generous donations. If you haven’t donated, it’s not too late. You can drop your donation in the offering plate on Sunday morning, or drop it by the office. Please indicate your donation is intended for the project. Craig Massie

For Children & Youth

Godly Play: Ella Jones will be away from her ministry, having recently given birth, we will let you know when Godly Play resumes.

Nursery: Nursery care is available every Sunday from 10.00 - 12noon. While little ones are always welcome in church sometimes it's nice just to have a break. Simon+

Educational Opportunities

Mental Health Forum: Sunday, May 28th at 12:00 noon in the Bishop Katharine Lounge.

Speaker: Local psychiatrist Tim Blumer, D.O.

Doctor Blumer will be discussing the neurobiological causes of mental illness. This will be an insightful look at mental illness and is appropriate for everyone. Whether your life has been affected in some way by mental health problems or not, we all need a better understanding of it and its causes in order to have a positive influence on the mentally ill in our community. Ruth Krueger

LIBRARY LISTINGS: A sampling of books from our parish library which might provide some help in thinking about your life's direction - in examining your spiritual life - in just pausing to take stock -
LIVING BEFORE GOD - Deepening Our Sense of the Divine Presence - by Ben Campbell Johnson -- ".....defines one of the inescapable realities of our being in this w3orld. We have no choice about the fact of 'being before God,' only about how we posture ourselves in God's presence. Some people seem to live most of their lives without ever noticing the One who is their most attentive audience. Others attend to God on occasion. Most of us need help in learning to live this great adventure....."

THE RADICAL CHRISTIAN LIFE - A Year with Saint Benedict - by Joan Chittister -- ".....In a masterful introductory essay, she considers how the insights and values of the sixth-century monk can illuminate today's search for a meaningful life. Then she leads us through the year with twelve stories from Benedict's life, one for each month, drawing nourishment from them with daily reflections that help us develop our own spiritual lives in this day and age."

THE GIFT OF CHANGE - Spiritual Guidance for Living Your Best Life - by Marianne Williamson -- this book "... needs to be read by every person who can feel the speed of change rapidly increasing in his/her personal world. In this essential book, Williamson examines change as a spiritual necessity and offers the reader insights into the meaning of embracing the next step of one's life. Never has a society needed this wisdom and guidance more than now."

THE MAN WHO WRESTLED WITH GOD - Light from the Old Testament on the Psychology of Individuation --by John A. Sanford - "Every human being has the capacity of becoming a well-rounded person, but that capacity must be realized by earnest desire, insight, resourcefulness, and a determined wrestling with one's inner powers. John A. Sanford uses Biblical figures to show how this struggle is worked out in practice. His classic book, now completely revised, will speak to all readers who are struggling to become whole individuals."

IN THE HANDS OF ANGELS - by Patricia M. Cramer -- "Have you ever met an angel? People everywhere today indeed are being touched by angels in the most amazing ways. -A warning keeps them from danger - A thought or insight offers guidance when uncertain - A comfort and reassurance comes when afraid ---Hundreds of inspiring, true accounts in this volume ..... will touch y our heart because they: encourage the spirit, create hope, deepen faith, and transform lives. The lessons taught in these stories may help you recall a moment when something unusual, something unexplainable, something wonderful became a remarkable part of your life....."

SAINT BENEDICT FOR THE LAITY - by Eric Dean -- "For some thirty y ears, Eric Dean, as a layman, husband, parent, Presbyterian minister, LaFollette Professor of Humanities at Wabash College, and as an ecumenical oblate of a Benedictine abbey has reflected on and put into practice the Rule of St. Benedict. In St. Benedict for the Laity. He comments on how the Rule 'has important things to say even to those of us who - because we are already committed to lives in the secular sphere - can never think of a monastic vocation........(it) can speak to us of values which, even apart from the daily structures of monastic life, are relevant to our own lives in the outside world.'"

SPEAKING THE TRUTH IN LOVE - How to be an Assertive Christian- by Ruth N. Koch & Kenneth C. Hauck -- "This deeply spiritual and extremely practical book makes clear: -What assertiveness is - The biblical foundation for assertiveness - How to make, refuse, and negotiate requests - How to express and receive compliments - Plus fourteen other essential topics. (This book) will also show you how to handle anger, criticism, and other tough relational issues. You 'll learn practical ways to relate to others with greater honesty, compassion, and respect."

-----and several others in the same vein - Let's make use of the resources in our Parish Library --

BROWSE---BORROW---BRING BACK- Edie Orner, Parish Librarian

Outreach Opportunities

SOAR Refugee Book-drive: My book drive is finally complete! It was a great experience and everyone was so generous and absolutely exceeded all of my expectations! We raised just over 300 books, including the books I bought with donated money at the book bin! Thank you so much for everyone's participation and support, it is something I'm super proud of organizing and super excited to see help some amazing families! Sincerely, Pippa Justice

Interfaith Potluck: Sunday, May 21, 2017, 5:30-7:30 pm, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints, 1205 NW Walnut Blvd, Corvallis, OR 97330.Please invite your congregations and friends. Vegetarian potluck to accommodate dietary preferences. Bring labels to indicate gluten or dairy-free if possible. If it's easy, bring your own plate/cup/silverware. We also have some, and will have paper plates if needed.

Let us create and strengthen friendships among our faith communities. Let us be the peace and love we wish to see in the world.

FMI: Alice Rampton alice.rampton@gmail.com 541-231-6238

HEALTHCARE REFORM UPDATE: As you hopefully remember, Good Sam is a member of the coalition of over 120 organizations, including several churches, which support bringing about a universal health care system for all residents of Oregon. Well that group, HEALTH CARE FOR ALL OREGON , is having its annual meeting on June 10 in Salem. Patricia Wickman, as the official delegate from Good Sam, and I, as the official delegate from Albany Chapter, HCAO, will be attending that meeting. ....BUT.... WE WANT TO ENCOURAGE ANY OF YOU WHO MAY BE BECOMING MORE INTERESTED IN THIS ISSUE TO ATTEND ALSO. You don't have to be an "official delegate." The meeting is scheduled for Saturday June 10, 9:30 AM to 4 PM, at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Salem, 5090 Center St. NE, Salem, OR. Lunch will be provided (but donations will be accepted) but you need to register. If you think you might be interested, contact Edie Orner - 541-926-5989, ediestewart29@msn.com<mailto:ediestewart29@msn.com> , and I will send you the registration information via email. Patricia and I would love to see some of your smiling faces there!!!! Edie Orner

RESOLUTION BACKGROUND: You may have wondered why the copy of a Resolution to the Diocese was included last week in Fr. Simon’s mid-week email. Sorry – it got published without the explanation. You may remember that last year I began the process of taking a resolution to Diocesan Convention regarding involving the Diocese and its parishes in the movement to reform our health-care (non) system. (I remind you that Good Sam is a member of the coalition working toward that end.) My effort was interrupted by the decision of the Diocesan Committee on Resolutions to return it for re-wording since it contained language “encouraging” action rather than specifying a specific action. When that occurred, there was not enough time remaining to change the wording and re-seek approval from the parish and the Central Convocation prior to re-submitting it to the committee – so I withdrew it.

In the meantime, I received word from Jana Gregory of St. Michael and All Angels parish in Portland that they were interested in pursuing that same agenda – and – they had someone who had served on the Committee on Resolutions to help them write it!!! So the resolution you saw last week, which I hope you read or looked over even without understanding why it was there,– is now moving toward being presented at the Diocesan Convention in October. Our Vestry, at its meeting last week voted to support it. Central Convocation meets at Good Sam on June 4and it will be presented there for approval by Robin Powel. After that, it will be sent on to the Resolutions Committee by , hopefully, Central Convocation, and the Convocation in Portland of which St. Michael and All Angels is a member. And with the approval of the committee, it will then be presented at Convention!! I ask for your thoughts and prayers in support of this effort to involve the Episcopal Church in the work of providing health care for all of God’s children – following the example of Jesus’ work in healing the sick. Edie Orner – contact me with questions or concerns

Assistant to the Rector & Campus Chaplain discernment

Team members: Craig Massie, Linda Gelbrich, Glenn McCumber, Mary Frances Campana, Cammie Bella, James Sterns, Harry Burridge & Simon Justice.

The search team is now in the process of interviewing final candidates. We hope to be able to make an announcement soon. Simon+

Please pray for...

Andrew Tetrick recovering at home; Al Lafon at the Mennonite Village; David Meade in Corvallis Manor; Ralph Gazeley now at home; Anne Moore and Jack Hodgkins in GSRMC; Alan Chaimov, recovering at home; John Shackleton recovering from surgery.

Those who were Baptised and Confirmed: Ruby Smith.

Those who were Confirmed: Jonathan Booth, Susan & Bill Shumway, Marilyn Lanterman, Willie and Theresa Davidson, Gary Quinn, Timmia Costin, Martha Burkhart.

Those Received into the Episcopal Church: Brenda Rapp, Hallie and Ken Smith, Susie Zaremba, Rolf Burkhart.

Those who Renewed their Baptismal Vows: Beth Hilberg.

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Inclusive + Traditional + Progressive

Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan
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Corvallis, OR 97330
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Dear ones,

One of the scripture readings for today is from Psalm 72, "God shall come down like rain upon the mown field, like showers that water the earth." Hopefully we can all remember the smell of wet freshly cut grass. One of the truly wonderful things about summertime - when it comes! - is a rain shower after a hot spell. Not only does the rain bring out all of the aromas of grasses and flowers and shrubs but often there is also a particular freshness to the quality of the air following a summer shower.

I was glad to be reminded of such seemly small blessings as I read the bible verse this morning. It brought to mind many other small blessings that I am wont to overlook or take for granted: a hot shower first thing in the morning, incredible food on the table every mealtime, our cat who loves to snuggle when I'm sitting in our favorite chair, a roof over my head, a place to call home, the blessing of community... Seemingly small things, and yet these and many others create and sustain the fabric of my life, of our lives. They are God's blessings to us, and God's presence with us.

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Sunday Liturgy - May 21st, 2017
8.00 a.m. Said Eucharist, Rite I (Chapel)
9.00 a.m. Coffee Hour (Simpson Hall) and Foundation Legacy Forum (Bp. Katharine Lounge)
10.30 a.m. Sung Eucharist (Main Sanctuary)
11.30 a.m. Coffee Hour (Simpson Hall) and Foundation Legacy Forum (Bp. Katharine Lounge)
3.00 p.m. Sundays @ 3 Concert.
7.00 p.m. Sung Compline (Main Sanctuary)

Wednesdays
Holy Eucharist every Wednesday, 10.00 a.m. in the Chapel.

Parish Opportunities

College student dinner: All college students are invited to dinner at the church (in Bishop Katharine Lounge) this evening at 6:30. Food will be provided by the Campus Ministry Committee. There will be an opportunity to give input on the direction you'd like to see for Episcopal Campus Ministry and to find out more about some possibilities. We'd love to see you and hear your ideas. Please come and bring a friend or two. Campus Ministry Committee



300 Watt String Trio: Shania, Jonathan, and Darah Watts are three incredibly talented young musicians who have built a fine reputation in the Northwest. You won't want to miss these amazing string players.

Bishop Michael's visitation: Bishop Michael will be with us on Tuesday, May 23rd to confirm and receive candidates into the Episcopal Church. There will be a sung Eucharist at 6.00 p.m. in the main sanctuary. Please put this important date in your calendars so that we can all support our brothers and sisters who are taking this important step in the spiritual journey. There will be pot-luck dinner to follow in Simpson Hall. Simon+

Kirkin' o' the Tartans: Bagpiper Eric Albert will be joining us on Sunday, May 28th for our annual Kirkin'. We will gather in the courtyard at 10.30 to celebrate our unique cultural heritages - you don't need to be Scottish or Irish to share in this! Please think about your own cultural background and consider bringing an item or wearing something to church that day to symbolize your people. Simon+

Pipe Organ project update: First off, thank you, thank you, thank you!

The committee is pleased to report we are very close completing fund gathering to cover the baseline project, Phase 1, which includes updating the console and replacing failing pipes. Thanks to two anonymous donors who offered matching pledges up to $5,000 each, those pledges turned into $20,000! The committee has met with the organ builder and expects to have a draft contract to review shortly, and have tentatively scheduled the console refurbishment work for September and pipe replacement in January/February. We were pleased to learn that we will be without the organ fewer Sundays during the work than we first thought. Standby for details, and thank you for your generous donations. If you haven’t donated, it’s not too late. You can drop your donation in the offering plate on Sunday morning, or drop it by the office. Please indicate your donation is intended for the project. Craig Massie

For Children & Youth

Godly Play: Ella Jones will be away from her ministry, having recently given birth, we will let you know when Godly Play resumes.

Nursery: Nursery care is available every Sunday from 10.00 - 12noon. While little ones are always welcome in church sometimes it's nice just to have a break. Simon+

Educational Opportunities

Life and Legacy Forum: Sunday, May 21 in the Bishop Katharine Lounge

Following both the 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM Eucharist

The Good Sam Foundation Board of Trustees is presenting this Life and Legacy event to help in planning final or transitional arrangements. We will hear briefly from an attorney specializing in wills and trusts, a financial planner, an ECW Ministry of Transition planner to help in gathering belongings for an Estate Sale, and from Father Simon who will have forms to help plan funeral arrangements in our church. Information will be available on how the Foundation can help you establish your legacy in our church. Coffee and goodies will also be supplied. Lee Sansum

Mental Health Forum: Sunday, May 28th at 12:00 in the Bishop Katharine Lounge.

Speaker: Local psychiatrist Tim Blumer, D.O.

Doctor Blumer will be discussing the neurobiological causes of mental illness. This will be an insightful look at mental illness and is appropriate for everyone. Whether your life has been affected in some way by mental health problems or not, we all need a better understanding of it and its causes in order to have a positive influence on the mentally ill in our community. Ruth Krueger

Outreach Opportunities

SOAR Refugee Book-drive: My book drive is finally complete! It was a great experience and everyone was so generous and absolutely exceeded all of my expectations! We raised just over 300 books, including the books I bought with donated money at the book bin! Thank you so much for everyone's participation and support, it is something I'm super proud of organizing and super excited to see help some amazing families! Sincerely, Pippa Justice

Interfaith Potluck: Sunday, May 21, 2017, 5:30-7:30 pm, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints, 1205 NW Walnut Blvd, Corvallis, OR 97330.Please invite your congregations and friends. Vegetarian potluck to accommodate dietary preferences. Bring labels to indicate gluten or dairy-free if possible. If it's easy, bring your own plate/cup/silverware. We also have some, and will have paper plates if needed.

Let us create and strengthen friendships among our faith communities. Let us be the peace and love we wish to see in the world.

FMI: Alice Rampton alice.rampton@gmail.com 541-231-6238

Assistant to the Rector & Campus Chaplain discernment

Team members: Craig Massie, Linda Gelbrich, Glenn McCumber, Mary Frances Campana, Cammie Bella, James Sterns, Harry Burridge & Simon Justice.

The search team is now in the process of interviewing candidates. Simon+

Please pray for...

Andrew Tetrick recovering at home; Al Lafon at the Mennonite Village; David Meade in Corvallis Manor; Ralph Gazeley now at home; Anne Moore and Jack Hodgkins in GSRMC; Alan Chaimov, recovering at home: the soul of Althea Lang, who died last Friday.

Those preparing for Baptism and Confirmation: Ruby Smith.

Preparing for Confirmation: Jonathan Booth, Susan & Bill Shumway, Marilyn Lanterman, Willie and Theresa Davidson, Gary Quinn, Timmia Costin, Martha Burkhart.

Preparing to be Received into the Episcopal Church: Brenda Rapp, Hallie and Ken Smith, Susie Zaremba, Rolf Burkhart.

Renewal of Baptismal Vows: Beth Hilberg.

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Inclusive + Traditional + Progressive
Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan
333 NW 35th Street
Corvallis, OR 97330
541-757-6647
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Dear ones,

This coming Sunday is Mother's Day. Mother's Day in this country was started in 1908 by a lady called Anna Jarvis, who held a memorial for her own mother at St. Andrew's Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia. Through her efforts all the States gradually adopted the observance of Mother's Day on the second Sunday in May. Sadly by the early 1920's Hallmark cards had begun selling Mother's Day cards, and so the modern Mother's Day rituals were given birth. Jarvis campaigned throughout the rest of her life against the commercialization of Mother's Day and was actually arrested in 1925 for disturbing the peace when she protested against the selling of carnations by the American War Mothers as a way to raise money.

In England Mothering Sunday is observed on the fourth Sunday in Lent. The remembrance originated in the 16th century when people would visit the church where they had been baptized or the cathedral of that Diocese - they returned to their 'Mother Church'. It was also the day when domestic servants were given a holiday to visit either their mother church or their families.

Whatever the origins, Mother's Day is important. It is a time to remember our mothers and/or those who nurtured us. Perhaps we can also spare a thought for the 'mother church' where we were baptized and/or the church community which has nurtured and supported our spiritual journey. All of us have been nurtured and supported, both in the past and even today.

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Sunday Liturgy - May 14th, 2017 - Mother's Day
8.00 a.m. Said Eucharist, Rite I (Chapel)
9.00 a.m. Coffee Hour (Simpson Hall)
10.30 a.m. Sung Eucharist (Main Sanctuary)
11.30 a.m. Coffee Hour (Simpson Hall)
7.00 p.m. Sung Compline (Main Sanctuary)

Wednesdays
Holy Eucharist every Wednesday, 10.00 a.m. in the Chapel.

Parish Opportunities

College student dinner: All college students are invited to dinner at the church (in Bishop Katharine Lounge) on Wednesday, May 17, at 6:30. Food will be provided by the Campus Ministry Committee. There will be an opportunity to give input on the direction you'd like to see for Episcopal Campus Ministry and to find out more about some possibilities. We'd love to see you and hear your ideas. Please come and bring a friend or two. Campus Ministry Committee

Bishop Michael's visitation: Bishop Michael will be with us on Tuesday, May 23rd to confirm and receive candidates into the Episcopal Church. There will be a sung Eucharist at 6.00 p.m. in the main sanctuary. Please put this important date in your calendars so that we can all support our brothers and sisters who are taking this important step in the spiritual journey. There will be pot-luck dinner to follow in Simpson Hall. Simon+

Kirkin' o' the Tartans: Bagpiper Eric Albert will be joining us on Sunday, May 28th for our annual Kirkin'. We will gather in the courtyard at 10.30 to celebrate our unique cultural heritages - you don't need to be Scottish or Irish to share in this! Please think about your own cultural background and consider bringing an item or wearing something to church that day to symbolize your people. Simon+

Pipe Organ project update: We’ve raised about $135,000 toward our pipe organ baseline refurbishment project cost of $163,000, so we’re moving along. We’ve also received a very generous matching pledge challenge of $5,000, meaning a donor will match pledges received up to $5,000, doubling the effect of your donation! As of today, with commitments and on paper contributions we are at or above $4800 toward the $5000 match, meaning 2 x $4800 or $9600 right now!! Please contact Craig Massie (cwmassie@comcast.net, 541.602.6895) or leave a note of your donation/pledge in the office in Robin Powel’s in box. Thanks for all the support to date. Craig Massie

For Children & Youth

Corvallis Youth Collective: Attention Middle Schoolers - Sunday, May 14th - 5.00 p.m. a real-life game of Clue!! First United Methodist Church. Please let me know if you would like more details or need a ride. Simon+

Godly Play: Ella Jones will be away from her ministry, having recently given birth, we will let you know when Godly Play resumes.

Nursery: Nursery care is available every Sunday from 10.00 - 12noon. While little ones are always welcome in church sometimes it's nice just to have a break. Simon+

Outreach Opportunities

SOAR Refugee Book-drive: My book drive is finally complete! It was a great experience and everyone was so generous and absolutely exceeded all of my expectations! We raised just over 300 books, including the books I bought with donated money at the book bin! Thank you so much for everyone's participation and support, it is something I'm super proud of organizing and super excited to see help some amazing families!

Sincerely, Pippa Justice

Assistant to the Rector & Campus Chaplain discernment

Team members: Craig Massie, Linda Gelbrich, Glenn McCumber, Mary Frances Campana, Cammie Bella, James Sterns, Simon Justice.

Our Vestry decided at their last meeting in March to limit the search to a lay Assistant to the Rector. Their concern is for the long-term financial sustainability of the church. This will be a full-time position for a lay person, responsible for our children and family ministries, parish activities & social events, newcomer ministry, and assistance with pastoral care as well as being the 1/4 time Episcopal campus ministry chaplain. The search team is in the process of advertising this position and gathering the names of potential candidates. If you or someone you know might be interested in this position please let me know. Simon+

Please pray for...

Andrew Tetrick recovering at home; Al Lafon at the Mennonite Village; David Meade in Corvallis Manor; Althea Lang under Hospice care at home; Ralph Gazeley now at home; Anne Moore in GSRMC; Alan Chaimov, recovering at home.

Those preparing for Baptism and Confirmation: Ruby Smith.

Preparing for Confirmation: Jonathan Booth, Susan & Bill Shumway, Marilyn Lanterman, Willy and Theresa Davidson, Gary Quinn, Timmia Costin, Martha Burkhart.

Preparing to be Received into the Episcopal Church: Brenda Rapp, Hallie and Ken Smith, Susan Zaremba, Rolf Burkhart.

Renewal of Baptismal Vows: Beth Hilberg.

Simon+

The Rev. Simon C. Justice, Rector

Inclusive + Traditional + Progressive

Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan
333 NW 35th Street
Corvallis, OR 97330
541-757-6647
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