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10 am on Sundays. 415 Westlake Ave, Seattle.

This week is a 4th Sunday.

EASTER CELEBRATION will be on APRIL 16 at 10 a.m.

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This Sunday, March 26

 Worship in Action with us as we continue to explore WHO IS THIS? by serving in the neighborhood from 10:00-11:30 am.

 Free validated parking in the 321 Terry garage (enter off  the alley on Harrison).

Fourth Sundays provide a way for us to come alongside our neighbors in South Lake Union and beyond. Below are some opportunities for this month. Meet at 415 Westlake Ave N at 10 a.m. unless time or location specified. Events usually wrap up 11:20 am.

Breakfast at Mary’s Place Guest Rooms

9 am | 2213 8th Ave, 98121
We have been invited once again to serve breakfast at the newly opened Mary's Place Guest Rooms located on 8th Ave just south of Denny. 2213 8th Ave, 98121. Join with us to welcome new families to our neighborhood. If you can join us, please arrive between 8:45and 9:00 a.m for set-up and serving. Children welcome. Contact Myla Causing mylacausing@gmail.com.

Seattle Cancer Care Brunch Team

10 am | 207 Pontius Ave N
Serve food and engage in conversations with residents staying here for treatment. This is a vital ministry of presence. Instead of meeting at 415 Westlake go directly to 207 Pontius Ave N, 2nd floor dining room. Contact Ted Thwing.

Hymn Sing at Skyline Retirement

10:15 am | 725 9th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104
This project is perfect for families as it is kid and adult friendly! Meet in the lobby at the NE corner of the building. We will sing hymns and visit with elderly residents. Contact Ruth Branch.

Card and Snack Making

10 am | 415 Westlake | all ages
Help create cards of encouragement for our Women’s Shelter or snacks for the kids at Compass House and students at Seattle Urban Academy.

Help for the Hungry

10 am | 415 Westlake | all ages
Pack sack lunches for the Immanuel Community Services Hygiene Center. The ICS Hygiene Center, located in the gymnasium of Immanuel Lutheran Church, provides the opportunity for homeless men and women to wash their clothes, take a shower, and spend the morning in a warm, safe, and clean environment. 

Bulk Food

10 am | 415 Westlake
Help provide food security as we provide and repackage food for the our local Immanuel Food bank this month.

New to Union

10 am | 415 Westlake
Meet with James B to discover more about Union Church’s vision and mission to live externally focused, inwardly alive and eternally connected as followers of Jesus in our world.

Prayer

415 Westlake
Prayer is the heavy lifting of transformation. Gather with others to pray for the needs in the community, country and world.

Create Your Own 4th Sunday Action

Some folks like to take 4th Sunday to develop connections with brothers and sisters by attending another church in their neighborhood (read Deirdre Curle's reflections here) or gathering others to share a meal or help out a neighbor in community. What is a way that you feel nudged to express God's love and acceptance and seek the "welfare of the community?"

 

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Desmond Tutu stated, “If you want to keep people subjugated, the last thing you place in their hands is a Bible. There's nothing more radical, nothing more revolutionary, nothing more subversive against injustice and oppression than the Bible.”

 

Practice Philoxenia during Lent. 

Philoxenia is the Greek word for hospitality that literally means love for the stranger. 

Everywhere that Jesus went that is what he did.  He loved the stranger, reaching out and offering welcome, be it through an act, a word, an invitation or a shared meal.  Jesus created a new community of people who once were strangers and even enemies to one another!  During Lent we are going to provide opportunities to follow Jesus and practice philoxenia (hospitality).  We hope you will join in your inventive ways to ask what can I do to participate in acts of hospitality. 

What are your acts of hospitality this Lenten season? Contact Renée with ideas. 

 

 

Upcoming Events

Book Drive

We are adding to the wonderful collection of books we have already received for Lakeridge Elementary School in Kent.   These books will be made available for students to bring home during spring break. Books can be brought by 415 Westlake Avenue North between now and March 26th.  Here is a suggested list. 

Union Summer Camping Trip

Save the date July 21st through 23rd at Camp Casey (campsites, some rooms and some bunks available).

Lent opportunities

March 5-April 16: Sunday Evening Listening Groups, 5:30-7:30 pm, 415 Westlake
April 9: Palm Sunday, Second Sunday Worship with meal.
April 13: Maundy Thursday with meals in homes.
April 14: Good Friday Services at noon with meal and 7:30 pm, 415 Westlake
April 16: Easter Celebration 10 a.m.

Other happenings

3/5- 4/9 Union Listening Groups

Sunday evenings, 5:30-7:30 pm, 415 Westlake Ave N
Through a simple, respectful, spacious process we will experience God speaking his love & grace into our lives as we make space in our busy lives to listen deeply to a short Gospel text, to ourselves, to each other & to God. Contact Cathy Thwing to sign up.

"Come to me with your ears wide open.
Listen and you will find life." Isaiah 53:3.

 

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