Welcome to St. Elizabeth’s virtual Mass for the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost. If you have an Episcopal Book of Common Prayer and want to follow along, we are praying Psalm 13, page 59. We are using Eucharistic Prayer A (p. 361) and Form IV of the Prayers of the People found on p. 292.
As of Friday, May 1, all churches in the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia are to remain closed until further notice. This cancellation includes Sunday and Wednesday worship services at St. Elizabeth, Red Tent lunches, and all meetings that are held in the building. For ongoing updates, see https://ecww.org/covid-19-requirements-recommendations-and-resources/
Staying “Church” in tough times: We are learning how to be flexible during the current phase of this controllable pandemic. See our Prayer and Worship Resources page for some ways that we can stay in touch, stay in relationship with each other and with God, and stay a worshipping church.
We are an open-hearted, open-minded community where people find healing, friendship, acceptance, and opportunities to discover and give their gifts to the world. We are working together to be a spiritual center for our neighborhood and people around the greater Seattle area. You are invited to come and worship with us, to join us as God transfigures us into unique expressions of God’s loving presence in our in work lives, our family lives, and our civic lives.
Whether you are new to the greater Seattle area or have lived here for a long time, if you are looking for a spiritual home that teaches and trusts God’s love for all creation, please come and worship with us any Sunday morning at 10:00. We also have Evening Prayer at 5:30 on most Wednesday Evenings (check the website or our readerboard at the church to see if we are offering an Evening Mass.)
During the school year, we offer Sunday School and nursery care. Teachers will bring your children up in time for the offering and Communion. During the summer months we have a place set aside up near the front of the church where there are quiet activities to engage curious and creative young minds during the Mass.
I do hope to see you someday at St. Elizabeth’s. When you come, please introduce yourself and come to our coffee hour after the Mass so that we can get to know each other a little! We may be the next phase of your faith journey.
Until we meet in person, all blessings in Christ,
Fr. John Forman
- Read Father John’s Letter of Welcome in its entirety here >> Letter of Wel