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Sunday, May 27, 2020 + Easter 5A

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Christ Episcopal Church, 382 Boblett St., Blaine, WA USA
Christ Episcopal Church is an affirming and inclusive Christian community. Our members and leaders strive through love, worship and service to welcome all people just as God created them. No matter where you are on your journey of faith, our welcome knows no boundaries of age, race, ethnicity, culture, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, or economic condition. We believe that God delights in the diversity of creation and so do we.
A Message fromThe Rev. Rilla Barrett

 Dear Friends,

As we dwell in this in-between time, we dip into the source of our being and find strength. In this liminal space, we are betwixt and between, almost as if we have left a room, but aren’t quite into the next room. February and early March and our “regular” lives, schedules, work and worship are behind us, and we are here, waiting for what is to come in what may be a new way. It is clearly a time of uncertainty, for while we long to return to life as it was then, we are uncertain about re-entering it as it was. Dare we enter that life again? And how and when? In-between leaves us uncertain, but we are Easter people and we recognize our way.

Someone I know who is experiencing some of life’s bumps, recently said to me, “Yesterday, in the midst of the difficulties, I felt peace and a strength I didn’t know I had. It was with me all day, and I knew it.” This type of experience is not foreign to us as children of our loving God. Even in the midst of disorienting, mundane, ongoing liminal time, we know our strength. As we wait for what will be, we are surrounded by the light of what was and is. 

In her book Waking Up To This Day:  Seeing the Beauty Right Before Us, author Paula D’Arcy offers us this wisdom.

Hardly anything turns out the way you expected it to, and you’re frequently ready to write life off as too paradoxical and too difficult to endure. Then some indescribable light fights its way through the impenetrable dark. 
(p. 53)

May we each know that indescribable light and its source. Peace and grace as you dwell in the in-between.


Image credits: Rilla Barrett,

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May 17, 2020 10:45 AM

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A Word to the Church

by The Most Reverend Michael B. Curry
Presiding Bishop and Primate, The Episcopal Church
Click on the video image. to hear the sermon in its entirety. Image credit:

In the midst of this COVID-19 pandemic, we are now at another one of those threshold moments when important and significant decisions must be made on all levels of our global community for the good and the well-being of the entire human family. In this moment, we would like to share with you a Word to the Church: What Would Love Do? (Companion resources available here
5/17 Bishop's Committee Meeting
5/18 Loads of Love
5/31 Pentecost Sunday
6/1 Loads of Love
6/15 Loads of Love

This vital ministry of Christ Church Blaine provides laundry money, detergent, dryer sheets, and refreshments at The Washhouse on 3rd Street on the first and third Mondays from 5-7:30pm. Social distancing measures are being followed during this time for the safety of volunteers and program participants. To learn more, or volunteer to help, contact Susan Thomson.

5/11 Brad Siefkes
5/12 Wendy Dahl
5/12 Curt Gerner
5/16 Bruce Smith
5/23 Shannan Trautmann
5/25 Summer Cushman
5/31 Henry Trautmann
5/26 Brooke Finley


5/2 Jory Mickelson & Justin Taylor
5/7 Matt & Pauline Emerick
5/17 Carl & Mary Bradley

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email Myra Ryneheart Corcorran to add your birthday and anniversary.

All Health Care Providers
Hilary & Family
Molly & Family

Please send your prayer requests to Jodith Allen, prayer list steward, at Jodith updates our list and shares it with the prayer team for daily prayers by the prayer team.

All churches in the Diocese of Olympia are to remain closed through at least May 31.
Since we will be unable to worship together,
you may wish to tune in to the online streaming from...

Christ Episcopal Church, Blaine: 10am Sundays
St. Mark’s Cathedral in Seattle:
The National Cathedral:  
St. John the Baptist, West Seattle: 
Christ Church, Seattle: 

St. Columba, Kent:
Diocese of Olympia:

Please continue to send your pledges by mail to Christ Church, Blaine. If you normally place your pledge in the offering plate on Sundays, please consider mailing it while worship services are cancelled to 382 Boblett St., Blaine, WA 98230.

Please note that pledges may be modified or changed, especially if you are experiencing financial hardship during the pandemic. Email Susan Thomson, our pledge secretary, if you need to make any changes.
Parish Ministry & Lay Leader Contacts
Doug Dahl, Senior Warden; Mary Rebman, Junior Warden;Jodith Allen, Gary Little, Sexton Pro Tem; Eileen Richardson, Secretary; Myra Ryneheart Corcorran; Jim Savidge, Sexton Emeritus; Bruce Smith, Peter Smith, April Thomson
  • Carl Bradley, Organist
  • Mary Rebman, Housekeeping
  • Eileen Richardson, Treasurer
  • Susan Thomson, Bookkeeper and Guitarist/Choir Leader
  • Altar Guild: Mary Rebman
  • Children’s Giving Garden: Wendy Kunst-Massey
  • Choir/Music Committee: Susan Thomson
  • Crafters: Eileen Richardson, Caroline Hodgins
  • Garden Team: Brooke Finley
  • Hospitality: Jeane Austin, Leslie Mason
  • Outreach: Susan Thomson
  • Prayer Team: Myra Ryneheart Corcorran
  • Ushers: Jeanne Austin
Want to get more involved? See our list of contacts/ministry leaders if you feel called to help in a particular area of worship or parish life. We’ll be happy to answer your questions, and we welcome your help.
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