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

June 3, 2022

Thank you for your ideas for our newsletter!  If there are items you would like to see in the newsletter, please let me know by the 1st of the month.  Call me on the phone (206)364-6881, send it in the mail (3021 NE 185th St, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155), tell me at church, or email (!

– Peggy Hudson, editor

Bishop’s Committee meeting: Excerpts from the May 15 meeting: Building Manager Rick Hudson reported the lawn is being mowed regularly, but the riding mower is not being used.  He will check on that.  Rose Thygesen submitted the April Treasurer’s report.  Income was higher than expenses.  She has sent a check to the Shoreline Schools Back-to School Fund. The Audit Committee will meet soon. People’s Warden Maureen Lyons reported that a memorial service for Sharon Smith will be held at St. David Emmanuel on May 28. Sharon’s son is arranging for the service. We will hold the reception. Bishop’s Warden Hayden Street reported that he has been working with the Diocese on issues with the IVE church and noise complaints from our neighbors. The Diocese will have a plan for us by July 10. There was a report from the Search committee. Ministries Completed, Ongoing Ministries, and New Ministries were reviewed. 

Thanks!  To Hayden Street, Bishop’s Warden, and Tessa Machle, Clerk **************************************************************************************                            


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 Maureen Lyons’s house

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

During this time when we have no Vicar or continuing interim priest, please call on the wardens if you need help or have questions.  Hayden Street, Senior Warden, can be reached at 206 552-1324.  Maureen Lyons, People’s Warden, can be reached at 206 546-2970.  We are fortunate to have the Rev. Guy Sherman continuing as our supply priest.

Special Events:

June 5: Pentecost:  feel free to wear red

June 11: Francisco Alvarez memorial service, 2 pm

June 26:  UW Baby Shower!  Ladies Tea and Men’s Gathering!  All in one festive occasion at Maureen Lyons’s home!  2 pm

Birthdays:                                                         Anniversaries:

June 1:  Ann Denny                                                                June 10:  Doug and Tess Machle

June 2:  Jim Perry                                                                   June 13:  Gary and Kathryn Rickert

June 6:  Joan Leck                             

June 9:  Doug Machle         

June 13:  Cheryl Nowka

Memorial Service for Francisco Alvarez  June 11  2pm

Francisco and his wife Eloise worshiped with us while they were in the area to help family, and their daughter Alma came with them to church.  Francisco and Eloise then were back at home in Moses Lake.  Eloise is currently living in Everett. Francisco’s memorial service will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, June 11, at St. David Emmanuel. 

If you are willing to provide cookies for the reception after the service, please get in touch with Jean Perry.

Spotlight on Outreach: Operation Sack Lunch:

It’s a good time to remind ourselves of where our outreach funds go.  I plan to highlight one of the recipients of outreach funds each month.  This month we feature Operation Sack Lunch.

This organization was begun in 1989 and served 30 daily sack lunches to people on the streets in Seattle that year. Since that time, the work of this group has grown significantly. They now refer to themselves as: OSLserves.

One of their main programs is serving nutritional, culturally relevant and medically sensitive meals at their location in Belltown. These meals are provided at no cost seven days a week, for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Another program is Food in Motion, which allows staff to rescue, procure, and redistribute donated food. They currently get donations of 416,666 pounds of food each month, which are turned into healthy meals. In 2021 OSLserves provided 1,911,099 meals to 61 shelters, tiny house villages, and emergency shelters. And that’s not all! There is also the Next Step training program, which offers nutritional education through 5 no-cost, monthly hands-on classes, that include information on how to create nutritionally dense meals utilizing donated foods and purchases on a limited budget.

I urge you to learn more at their website:  And here is just one of the many thought-provoking things I read on the website:

“Our ultimate goal is that homelessness, hunger, poverty, and discrimination cease to exist, and that every person is able to find their own true worth and contribute positively to our world.”

Tessa Machle

What are we doing for Outreach?  Lots of opportunities!

Afternoon of June 26th: Gifts for Newborns and Their Families at UW Medical Center + Women’s Tea + Men’s Get-Together

If you have been knitting, sewing, crocheting, or shopping for items for newborns, gather them together and head for Maureen’s patio (1820 NW 195th, #15, Shoreline, WA) for a Baby Shower, Women’s Tea, and Men’s Get-together on Sunday, June 26th from 2 -4 pm.  Iced tea, cookies, and finger sandwiches will be served, and everybody will be invited to ooh and ah and wish the newborns and their families very well!

Month of June: Toiletries for Veterans Hospital Patients

The staff and patients at Veterans Hospital are so grateful for our support.  Please consider helping to make the patients’ stay that much pleasanter.  Here is what they can use that the VA hospital does not supply: soap, deodorant, shampoo, lip balm, body lotion, shave cream, razors, combs, or denture cleaner. Items for men and items for women are both much appreciated.  Maureen suggests that people who are coming to the Monday bible study can bring things there, or you can bring them to church, or if you have a key you can leave them in a box in the narthex, or you are welcome to call Rick and Peggy to come get them from you (206 364-6881).  Rick and Peggy will take them to the Veteran’s Hospital in early July.

Through mid-August: Shoreline Back to School Drive

The Back to School Consortium tells us that the Center for Human Services has “passed the torch” to the Shoreline Public Schools Foundation, for support of students. The Back to School Consortium is still ambitious!  They plan to provide school supplies to help prepare 800 – 1000 local students for school next fall.  They would really appreciate straightforward monetary donations this year.  They have set the goal of raising $25,000 and helping more than a thousand students get ready for school this fall.  The consortium has considerable buying power and can typically get more for a given amount of money than we can as individuals.  For example, a donation of $25 to them can provide new socks and underwear for 2 students; a donation of $50 can translate to 4 school supply kits; $500 purchases 48 backpacks for K-3rd graders; $1000 purchases a school supply kit plus a backpack for 35 students.  You can donate online at, or mail a check made out to “SPSF” to Shoreline Public Schools Foundation, 18560 1st Ave NE, Shoreline, WA  98155.  If you would prefer to make your donation through St David Emmanuel, you can write a check to St. David Emmanuel and note “Back to School” on the designation line to the left of your signature.  All donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.


 Vicar Search News: 

The Search Committee has met on January 18, 25, February 1, March 1, March 11, May 13, and June 1.  Paula Franck, who also advised the Profile Committee, continues to advise us through the search.  We have recently talked about questions we want to ask a candidate during interview, and the Diocese has referred one candidate to us.  We will have an interview soon.  Our committee’s job is to find the one candidate who seems like the match for our congregation, and to present that person’s name to the Bishop’s Committee.  To protect the confidentiality of information about candidates, we will not be able to tell you anything about them, but we will be doing our best for you.  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.  We hope that the Rev. Guy Sherman will continue to be our supply priest.