Episcopal Church of the Redeemer June 2016
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Episcopal Church of the Redeemer

June 2016 Newsletter

To seek God’s will in all that we do
To worship God as a Eucharistic community
To nurture one another in all stages of life
To go into the community to serve
To invite others to join us

Episcopal Church of the Redeemer
241 SE Second Street
Pendleton, OR 97801

Church office hours are:
Tuesday        10:00AM – 2:00PM
Wednesday   10:00PM – 3:00PM
Closed for Noon Eucharist

Thursday       10:00AM – 2:00PM
If office door is locked, please knock

  • Sundays: Worship, 9am
  • Wednesdays: Eucharist, Noon
  • Tuesdays: Big Book Study, 1-3pm, Rhodes Hall
  • Tuesdays: Weight Watchers 5-6pm, Crysler Hall
  • Everyday: NA Meeting, 10:30am, Rhodes Hall
  • Everyday: AA Meeting, Noon, Rhodes Hall
  • Second Tuesdays: Finance Committee Meeting, Noon, Prodigal Son
  • Third Tuesdays: Monthly Vestry Meeting, 6:30pm, Elizabeth Room
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You are invited to a ceremony
to honor and celebrate
the love, support, and companionship
that Bill Taylor and Jan Stewart
have found with each other.
June 17, 2016
6:00 p.m.
Episcopal Church of the Redeemer
Dress is casual. 
Please join us after the ceremony in Crysler Hall
for a light dinner and cake.
In lieu of gifts, please consider a donation
to a charity/organization of your choice. 

AUGUST 4-7, 2016

We are excited to announce that this year's presenter for our annual
Adult Education Weekend at Ascension School will be Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori! Scientist and theologian, pastor and bishop, Katharine Jefferts Schori will guide us as we explore what it means to think about the earth as our neighbor, and how we are called to be stewards of the earth.

Adult Education is a time for adults to join our guest speakers for presentations, lively conversations, reflection and rest all in our beautiful setting in the foothills of the Wallowa Mountains.

Lodging at Kimsey Commons (all rooms double occupancy) – $400
Barton House (2-3 beds / room) – $350
Cabin ( per person) – no linens provided – $265
RV Hook-ups (per person) -$235
Off Site Lodging – $190

Register online at:

Mark your calendars for summer fun in Cove!!!
Ascension School 2016 Camp Schedule

All Things Bright and Beautiful

Discovery Camp (Preschool – 2nd grade): July 5th – 7th
Beginner’s Camp (3rd – 5th grade): July 10th – 15th
Combined Camp (4th – 6th grade): July 24th – 29th
Junior High Camp (7th – 9th grade): July 17th – 23rd
Senior High Camp (10th – 12th grade): June 25th – July 2nd
Adult Camp w/ Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori:  August 4th – 7th
Register for Camps online at:
Camp Scholarship Applications are available at the Church office or in the entry to Crysler Hall. 

Service Presider Eucharistic Minister Lector

June 5
Rite II Rev. Charlotte Wells Jan Stewart Dave Keeler
June 12 Rite I Rev. Charlotte Wells Ann Marie Hardin Deb Fritts
June 19 Rite I Rev. Charlotte Wells Larry Weeden Bob Lanman
June 26 Rite II Rev. Charlotte Wells Jan Stewart Mary Finney
July 3 Rite II Rev. Charlotte Wells Dale Hilding Lezlee Flagg
From Our Treasurer, Dianne Barnes
Pendleton artist, Mark Thompson, recently completed work on the Narthex Doors Replacement Project.  They look beautiful!  Many people were involved to make this happen, and a report could be written on said involvement. 

For a moment, though, let’s look at this through the treasurer’s eyes:  The project bid was $3,500, but about $3,580 was actually paid out due to problems encountered with hanging the finished doors.  

How did Redeemer pay the cost?  Several parishioners stepped up by contributing a total of $2,400 beyond their pledges when Harriet Isom asked for contributions specifically toward replacing the doors. The balance was provided by using all of the money in both Casey Thompson and Dick Jones’ memorial funds; Casey was the artist who hand crafted the copper depictions on the doors.  In addition some of Jack Sweek’s memorial fund was added and an unused balance from a 2015 special offering was repurposed by Vestry towards the doors. 

Two other items of note:
  • Pledges through April were at 94.8% for the year to date, and plate donations were at 119.8% for the year to date. Thank you. Let’s keep up this rate of giving because as you probably remember at the annual meeting in January we voted to accept a deficit budget for 2016. As we continue to run a yearly and monthly deficit; please endeavor to stay current on your giving.
  • Our building and grounds expense line item for April was 125% over budget. That is, we budgeted $2000 for this year (same as last year) but have already paid out $4500 on much needed repairs such as repainting both of the rectory porches and steps, the outside ramp to Crysler Hall, and window frames on the outside of the office. Fortunately, due to the generosity of Mary Johns’ bequest, we have the funds needed for major building maintenance.
Dianne Barnes, Treasurer
Senior Warden's Report

Submitted to the Vestry at their May meeting--

Dear Vestry Members and Charlotte+,
Please accept this document as my report for May, 2016.  I regret that my employment schedule has prevented me from joining you for regular meetings in the recent months, and I look forward to being able to meet with you again soon.
I am unaware of any significant conflict or concerns within the congregation Charlotte+ seems to have settled in well, and there have been remarkably few issues with the transition into her leadership.  I think we can call that a job well done.  Thank you to everyone for the time an energy you put in participating to make this transition as smooth as it has been. 
On Sunday, May 15, I was made aware of a couple of concerns that have arisen with our building.  The Jr. Warden may well cover these issues in his report, but in the interest of communication, I have included them here.  Larry Weeden reported to be that the old issue of water seepage through the foundation on the Dorian side of the building has returned.  If you recall, we had taken steps to redirect the water from the gutters away from the building with downspout extensions last fall.  We had hoped this would be sufficient intervention.  Unfortunately, the recent spring rains have resulted once again in water entering our basement through that wall.  A representative of AA called me yesterday to let me know water was once again coming out from under the furnace room door into the hallway.  For the short term, I have contacted Norco to obtain two water pigs that can be placed in the furnace room to control the water that enters through that space.  Long term, however, I fear we are going to have to move forward with plans to install the drainage we had discussed last fall.  This will be a significant project with significant expense, and will need to be carefully planned.  We may need to consider seriously a capital campaign to fund this repair.  The second issue is less immediate, and much less expensive, but will need to be addressed before winter.  Larry Weeden informed me that one of the boilers has a defective fuel supply valve that will need to be replaced before we need heat again in the fall.

Respectfully submitted,

Ann Marie Hardin, Sr. Warden
Follow the line of the Cascade mountain range in Oregon north to south, and you have the western boundary of the Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Oregon. From there, the 69,000-square-mile diocese is bounded by Washington state to the north with a small detour to include Klickitat County, Washington, by Idaho to the east, and Nevada and California to the south.

Rugged and wide open, with mountains and rangeland, high desert and pine forests, fruit orchards and wheat ranches, eastern Oregon lends its own character to the people who live there. The total population of the 18 Oregon counties and one Washington county that compose the diocese is about 552,000. There are more than 2,600 Episcopalians in the diocese’s 22 parishes. Diocesan headquarters are located at Ascension School Camp and Conference Center, in Cove, Oregon – the heart of the diocese.

Created as a missionary district in 1907, EDEO became a diocese in 1970. But the Episcopal presence in eastern Oregon dates to the late 1800s. One circuit riding priest, the Rev. Reuben D. Nevius, especially left his mark. Nevius, also a botanist, worked in eastern Oregon from 1873 to 1879. He designed and built churches, small architectural gems that still serve congregations. Among them: Ascension Chapel, Cove; St. Stephen’s, Baker City; St. James, Milton-Freewater; St. Thomas, Canyon City; and the Diocesan Chapel in The Dalles.

The Rt. Rev. Patrick Bell, who was ordained Bishop Diocesan in April, 2016, is the diocese’s eighth bishop.

Eighth Bishop of the Diocese of Eastern Oregon

Patrick W. Bell was elected the Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Oregon on December 12, 2015, on the first ballot and was consecrated on April 16, 2016, in Bend, Oregon. Upon consecration Bell became the 1,092nd Bishop consecrated for the Episcopal Church. His primary residence will be in Coeur d’Alene, and he will commute to Oregon to work as the Bishop on a part-time basis.

Bell was born and raised in the northern Palouse region of Washington. Raised as an Episcopalian, Bell became a Pentecostal minister and professor before returning to the Episcopal Church. After completing additional seminary studies he was ordained to the priesthood in 1989 by Bishop Rustin Kimsey and began work at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Ontario, Oregon. In 2002 Bell was named the rector of St. Luke’s in Coeur d’Alene. Bell is married to TinaMarie Bell, and has five children and eight grandchildren.

The Mission of the Church Is the Mission of Christ

  • To proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom
  • To teach, baptize and nurture new believers 
  • To respond to human need by loving service 
  • To seek to transform unjust structures of society, to challenge violence of every kind and to pursue peace and reconciliation
  • To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth
We recognize with gratitude that the Five Marks of Mission, developed by the Anglican Consultative Council between 1984 and 1990, have won wide acceptance among Anglicans, and have given parishes and dioceses around the world a practical and memorable "checklist" for mission activities.




"Florence French stitched this tippet around 1982 for Bishop Rusty Kimsey, who wore it throughout his episcopacy.

Florence French's mother-in-law, Lyle French, served as Rusty's secretary at St. Stephen's Church in Baker City. Rusty presented the tippet to Bishop Gregg at his consecration in 2000.

This tippet serves as a symbol of the EDEO, featuring the diocesan insignia as well as wagon wheels representative of the Oregon Trail.

While at Bishop Bell's consecration last month, Bishop Gregg asked Gretchen Kimsey about the location of the tippet. After some digging around in the archives, I finally discovered this gem in a box labelled Bishop Spofford's vestments. As there was no provenance attached to the item (no historical context, and place of origin), I put it in a box of Spofford vestments.  

After Gretchen directed me to a photo of Bishop Gregg wearing the tippet, I knew exactly where it was. Earlier this month, Rev. Anna Carmichael surprised Bishop Bell with the tippet at a Standing Committee meeting in Hood River.

Thank you Bishop Gregg and Gretchen for bringing this tippet to my attention.  This situation demonstrates why provenance is so vital to maintaining the integrity of the diocese's collection; without it, we cannot properly describe, preserve, and retrieve objects of historical value."

Altar Guild
June 2016
When it comes time for a few of the articles in our parish to be retired what needs to happen. Some have been dedicated with memorials. What do we do with these precious articles?

This is a hard decision and, depending on the article, there are a number of things you can, or should, do:
• Eucharistic linens should be deconsecrated and burned. The ashes may be used for Ash Wednesday service or scattered around the church garden. If the linen still retains strong, material purificators can be made from fair linen.
• Vestments may be recycled by removing the orphrey bands and reapplied on to new fabric.
• Paraments may also be recycled by using the adornments to reapply to new fabric. (A liturgical hanging on and around the altar, as well as the cloths hanging from the pulpit and lectern.)
• Metal objects, candlesticks, alms basins, advent wreath holders, if given as a memorial, might be placed in an appropriated exhibit. Consider creating an archive for the parish to contain pieces of history.
• Candles may be given to those in need as they were put into use originally for light. A Paschal Candle should be stripped of the decoration before disposing. Consider those that may be changed to coincide with the year. (Consider a request for recycled Pascal Candles for Native American burial rites.)

If any of the above items are still in usable condition, think about sharing with a mission overseas that may need such items.

With the help of Bruce Barnes our Altar Guild property will be documented through an inventory schedule.  The inventory schedule will describe the specific item and a photograph of the item will be included.  This ministry that Bruce has undertaken is a real blessing for the Altar Guild and The Church of the Redeemer.

Patty Ewing-Broker, Directress

Travel back to Bible times
Vacation Bible School

at Peace Lutheran Church 541-276-7592

June 20-23, 2016 8:45am ~ Noon

We welcome you to join us. Pre-registration Forms are available at PLC during the (M-F) week day mornings or Sunday mornings. (T-shirts will be provided
indicate t-shirt size on pre-registration)
We encourage pre-registration if possible. Parents and Family are encouraged to join us Wednesday evening, June 22, at 6:30pm
so we can share our week with you.

Vacation Bible School Registration
Peace Lutheran Church
June 20-23, 2016

For kids age 4 through recent 6th Grade graduate

Name: __________________________________ Age:_________
T-shirt size_________ Birth date:_________________
Last Grade completed: ________________
Known allergies or other medical concerns (including food): _______________________________________________________________

Home Church:___________________________________________________ Parents’ names:______________________________________
Address: _______________________________________________________ E-mail address:___________________________________________________ Parent contact phone:______________________________________________
Name and phone number to call in case of emergency:

1. _______________________________________________________

2. _______________________________________________________ Doctor: ___________________________
Phone: ________________________

Publicity Release

Pictures may occasionally be taken of children for use in church publications.
I authorize my child to be photographed, video taped, or audio taped in connection with VBS at Peace Lutheran Church. I understand that my child will not be paid for the photographic image. I also consent to public display of such photograph, video tape or audio tape image in connection with Peace Lutheran Church.

_________________________________/_________________ Signature Date

Medical Authorization

As a parent or guardian of ________________________________________
I give my permission for him/her to attend Vacation Bible School at Peace Lutheran Church, June 20-23, 2016. I do authorize treatment for sickness or injury of any nature by the doctor listed on the registration form. If the doctor is not available, I authorize any medical doctor to provide care. I further request and authorize the use of any hospital facilities or emergency equipment which may become necessary in connection with such care and treatment.

In consideration of the forgoing, I do hereby release from liability all persons connected with providing such care and treatment and agree to reimburse such persons the cost of such care and treatment.

Date: ______________