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Click here for a copy of the bulletin for October 8 >> Sunday bulletin 10-8-17
From Fr. John: We have a baptismal feast day coming on November 5th, the Feast of All Saints. If you or a family member are interested, please contact Fr. John soon!
Adult Formation: Classes continue next week with the third of a three-part class on St. Paul. Join us at 9:00 a.m. in the St. John Room. Our Inquirer’s Gathering for October will be in the St. John Room on the 22nd at 9:00 a.m. November’s Adult Formation class will be on the ancient practice of Lectio Divina, or “holy reading.” Lectio divina is an ancient monastic practice and the roots of Centering Prayer.
Vocal training: Our Cantors, Biffy and Brandon, are offering voice instruction for anyone who wants to improve their singing skills. Please contact them at Coffee Hour to talk about details – rates, times and so forth – and we’ll put your newfound or newly enhanced skills to work on Sundays!
Communion: Why do we ask that the bread not be dipped in the wine? One theological reason and one practical. The common cup reminds Anglicans that our salvation is a collective salvation. Despite all the differences we bring, the Eucharistic is a foretaste of God’s harmony. Dipping the bread is a late 19th century development based on some spiritual confusion, some false assumptions about hygiene, and frequently some bigotry directed at the poor, non-whites and non-heterosexuals. Dipping instead of drinking from a common cup risks alienating others. The Diocese of Olympia does permit dipping (also called “intinction”), so long as the Eucharistic minister, not the person receiving, dips a wafer. Baked bread should never be dipped because it leaves crumbs floating in the chalice for the next person, interfering with the dignity and beauty of the experience of the common cup. For those reasons, we ask that people not dip the bread.