Welcoming New Members and Newly Baptized

20180625_111743 20180625_111229June 24th we were happy to celebrate the baptism of Summer Millicent Sibley and welcome six new members into the congregation.

Summer, born 21 January 2018, is the daughter of Tyler and Michele Sibley and the younger sister of Piper.

Those joining as adults were Kathleen and Kenneth Kliewer (pronounced cleaver), Sharon Poyter, Leslie Bartlett, and Lynn and Jack Meads.

We are very excited to welcome all of these folks into a deeper relationship in this congregation.

Garden News

Hello FISH Garden  Volunteers!
My name is Ann and I am coordinating the FISH Garden this summer.
I want to let you know that we have two volunteer days set up each week:
Wednesdays 3-5 PM
Saturdays 10 AM to Noon.

Come for the whole time or drop in as your  schedule allows. We are harvesting greens that made it over  winter, preparing beds, planting spring crops, and of  course, turning compost.
Another area we could use volunteer help is with growing starts.
Also looking to see if anyone has extra row cover.  Apparently, the Food Bank isn’t the only beings  we are supplying with delicious fresh produce.

I could use harvesting help this evening Thursday, Apr 19.  I’ll be there at 4PM.
Who can teach me how to trap moles?

Finally, let me know if other days and times work  better in your schedules.  Spring is definitely here! Thanks to  all the steady volunteers that have kept the garden vital  over the winter.

See you  soon
FISH Garden Volunteer Coordinator


Good morning!

Weekly Reflection  John 12:21-22  Who are the people who have helped you to see Jesus? Whom have you helped see Jesus?

++  Palm Sunday is this Sunday. Both services will have a processional with palms. Choir will sing at both services.

++  Food on the 4th : this Sunday. Donations may be brought for the FISH Food Bank.

++  Would you like to share an Easter Lily for Easter Sunday services? We would like to make the sanctuary inviting and it would be nice to see several of them up at the altar!  –Dottie Gilbertson

++  Easter Services:  8am Traditional and 10:30 Celebration. Breakfast will be served in the FISH Community Room from 9am to 10:30 by the Men’s Fellowship Group.

++  Annual Sausage Making Day. This Saturday, March 24, at Morning Song Acres, home of Myrin and Audrey Bentz. Come mix and stuff Bratwurst for our church’s Easter breakfast.

You are able to also take up to 5# home as well. Needed: one volunteer to come on Friday to assist with meat grinding.  Call Myrin if interested: 509-365-3600.

Come 9 am on Saturday for coffee and apple fritters and conclude the morning with a hearty lunch.  Location: 6 Oda Knight Road, Lyle, WA (35 min from HR).

++  FISH volunteering   Spirit of Grace volunteer times: April 2 Mon,  April 4 Wed,  April 6 Fri.  Volunteers are needed for this week. Call Kathy Terry at 541-386-2308.

++ The April Newsletter will not be out until April 9th.

I will not be in the office next week.

Jennifer Fowler


Good morning!

Weekly Reflection for Jan 7th Isaiah 60:2   When is a time God gave you light in a time of darkness?

++           Congregational Meeting is this Sunday immediately after the 10:00am service.

++        Pastor David begins study leave next week: January 16 through March 15. The Rev. Dr. Rob Sachs will be filling in part time.

++ Celebrate the life, work and dreams of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, Jan. 15 at Riverside Community Church in Hood River.  Free of charge, open to the public. Donations will be accepted to support Somos Uno’s justice work in the Gorge.   For more information call 541-241-6771. The theme of this year’s celebration, sponsored by Gorge Ecumenical Ministries and Somos Uno, is “The Dreams of Martin Luther King Jr. Live On: Building a Community with Justice for All.” This year’s event will include:                                                                                                                                                                     • 4:15-5:30 p.m.: Workshop with attorneys primarily in Spanish.    • Stories of immigrant detainees held at NORCOR, presented (with identifying information changed) by clergy chaplains who visit detainees.     • 5:30-6:30 p.m.: Celebration featuring music by Los Amigos de la Sierra and a Gospel Music ensemble convened by Evelyn Charity and Bill Weiler. This program will be in English and Spanish.     • 6:30 p.m.: Potluck community dinner.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Rev. Kelly Ryan, Somos Uno secretary: “Through sharing testimonies and connecting over great music and a meal shared together, we hope to build relationship and inspire courage that helps bend that arc a bit more towards justice for all.”

++           Church office is closed for Mlk Jr. Day Monday Jan 15th.

Jennifer Fowler