Monthly Newsletter

Newsletter of St. David Emmanuel Episcopal Church

location: 18842 Meridian Avenue N. ~ Shoreline, WA  98133

mailing address: P.O. Box 77322 ~ Seattle, WA 98177

(206) 715-9564

  February 3, 2023

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– Peggy Hudson, editor

Bishop’s Committee meeting: The Bishop’s Committee met on January 8, 2023.  Building Manager Rick Hudson reported that Lowe’s installed new blinds in the Parish Hall and hauled the old ones away.   Rick will take care of resetting the timer on the outdoor lights.  Pastor Elmer and his helpers removed the fallen tree and cleared up the downed (non-power) wires in the area south of the church. Treasurer Rose Thygesen reported that we are still ahead of budget for the year.  She is preparing her report for the Annual Meeting.  People’s Warden Maureen Lyons echoed the good news of the new blinds. Tessa Machle said that she delivered cookies to the 12-step groups, and they were gladly received.  Tessa plans to move this task one week earlier in December for this coming year.  Scott Baker agreed to serve as Senior Warden for next year.  His election, as well as elections of delegates to convention and of new Bishop’s Committee members, will occur at the Annual Meeting.  He has been drafting an agenda.  He is continuing to work on a land acknowledgement statement for our church.  Ministries completed, ongoing ministries, and upcoming events were reviewed.  Note:  This is an abbreviated summary.  Full minutes will be posted in the parish hall by Tessa.  Many thanks!  To Tessa Machle, Clerk, and Scott Baker, Bishop’s Warden

Annual Meeting: The Annual Meeting was held on January 29, 2023.  It began with a land acknowledgement drafted by Senior Warden Scott Baker, and an opening prayer.  The minutes of the 2022 Annual Meeting were approved.  Treasurer Rose Thygesen reported that 2022 was a good year for us, ending well into the black.  She reviewed the 2022 outreach giving, and different members of the congregation read letters of thanks for the donations for all to hear.  Rose’s 2023 budget predicts more outgo than income, but so has the budget for the past several years, and we have finished in the black each time.  Rose was thanked for her excellent work.  People’s Warden Maureen Lyons stated that Scott and Barb Baker have agreed to continue as delegates to convention, and they were re-elected.  Maureen said that she and Hayden Street are rotating off the Bishop’s Committee this year, and that Jean Perry and Rick Hudson have agreed to stand for election to the Bishop’s Committee.  Rick and Jean were elected by acclamation. Bishop’s Warden Scott Baker agreed to continue to serve for the coming year.  He read a letter from our former interim Tom Ortung.  Rick Hudson gave a short Facilities Manager’s report, noting that it is great to have had the blinds in the Parish Hall replaced, thanks to Maureen, and to have completed replacement of the cross-shaped strings of lights in the sanctuary with strings of LED light bulbs, for the holiday season.  Jean Perry reported for the Search Committee that there has been nothing communicated from the Diocese recently, and some general discussion about how to get assistance followed.  Tessa Machle led in an exercise in gratitude, in which people are encouraged to write expression of thanks on small banners to be hung in the narthex.  The meeting ended with the Blessing of the Body and the Lord’s Prayer.  Note:  This is an abbreviated summary.  Full minutes will be posted in the parish hall by Tessa.  Many thanks!  To Tessa Machle, Clerk, and Scott Baker, Bishop’s Warden



We plan to continue both in person and on Zoom on Sunday mornings for the foreseeable future. 


Dates to remember:

Sunday mornings:       9:00 Rite II.  Available both in person and on Zoom

Monday mornings:     Bible study at 10 AM – noon at the parish hall

Wednesday evenings: Evening discussion and Compline service 7 – 8 PM via Zoom

1st Sun. each month:   Loose plate offering goes to organizations such as Hopelink and Compass Housing

2nd Sun. each month:  Bishop’s Committee meeting following church service, about 10:30 AM

We are fortunate to have the Rev. Guy Sherman continuing as our supply priest.  He is available for pastoral concerns or emergencies, and he can be reached at 425 582-0989.Note: he is away the first 2 weeks of January.

Special Events:  ? This space available!

Birthdays:                                                Anniversaries:                                          

Feb. 4:  Thomas Miller                                               Feb. 3:  George Wilson and Claire McClenny

Feb. 7:  Joan Voute

Feb. 18:  Cassy Aspinall

Spotlight on Outreach: Keep an eye out and do it yourself!

Rather than feature one of the groups to which we designate outreach funds each year, I thought it would be good to feature something our members are good at: keeping an eye out for ways to help.  Here’s a great example:  In January, Maureen told me she had found a great bargain on “holiday” combinations of a soft fleece blanket and fleece slippers.  She got one for herself and then thought, “I’ll bet those kids over at Ronald Commons would like to bundle up in something like this,” and went back and bought ten more sets!  Rick and I took them to Corinne McKisson at Ronald Commons, and she was just delighted.  Next thing I know, Rose had found another gold mine of marked-down fleece blanket and slipper combinations in Lynnwood, and she brought ten more sets for us to take to Ronald Commons.  They’ve been delivered, and thankfully received. Net result: some very happy and cozy kids.  Let’s all keep an eye out and help out when the chance arises!          -Peggy

Our January-February Food Drive

Giving of all kinds, including to food banks, usually drops off a lot after the big holiday surge.     But not at St David Emmanuel!  It looks like we are going strong on the food drive.  Keep it up, and Rick and I will take whatever we have gathered to HopeLink at the Ronald United Methodist site at the end of February. Peggy Hudson

Here is a list of what HopeLink most wants:

Food Items (shelf-stable*, not expired, nothing homemade)

  • Canned Meals (chili, ravioli – pop top preferred)
  • Canned Meat (tuna, chicken, salmon)
  • Cereal and Oatmeal
  • Beans (canned or dried)
  • Fruit (canned or dried)
  • Grains (pasta, rice, quinoa, barley, etc.)
  • Healthy Pre-Packaged Snacks (not in bulk preferably)
  • Hearty Soups and Stews (pop top preferred)
  • Nut Butters (peanut butter, almond butter, etc.)
  • Vegetables (corn, carrots, and peas preferred)
  • *Note: HopeLink is glad to accept fresh produce, but I don’t think we should try that for our first food drive, OK?

Non-Food Items

  • Baby items (size 3-6 diapers, wipes, formula)
  • Hygiene Items (toothpaste/toothbrushes, shampoo/soap, deodorant, razors, combs, brushes)
  • Paper Items (toilet paper, paper towels, foil, zip-lock bags)
  • Household and Cleaning Items (dish or dishwasher soap, household products, laundry soap)


Vicar Search News: 

We have nothing new to report.  Be sure to pray for the Search Committee, and for all those who are searching for clergy positions!  The Search Committee is made up of Jean Perry (Chair), Maureen Lyons, Scott Baker, Rick Hudson, and Peggy Hudson.                                                     – Peggy Hudson

Adjustments due to Coronavirus

For the near future, following the advice our Bishop has given, we will all continue to try to stay as safe as possible in our worship and other interactions.  We plan to continue to meet at the church for Sunday worship, with Zoom access for those who can’t come to join in person.  Currently, masking is optional. We hope that the Rev. Guy Sherman will continue to be our supply priest for the near future.