We meet every Sunday for worship @ 10:30am, with a coffee and chat time @ 10. You won’t see those on the calendar below, unless it’s a special event.
Reminder: the first Sundays of every month we meet at Discovery Rehab @ 1030 (with no coffee). Come early to help set up and meet the residents there.
Come join us for this ancient, dark and joyful celebration! We will start outside by the fire at 7pm, then move inside and walk our way through scriptures and songs as we remember the story of Gods’ unbelievable love for us! Children will stay with us during the service. This is our principal Easter service. Bring a bell!
Come join us for this moving holy week tradition - Maunday (“mandate”) Thursday, the day that Christ gave the commandment (mandate) for his followers to love one another, and demonstrated by the washing of their feet. Along with Eucharist we will also have a foot washing. The service is at 7pm, and we will have a potluck at 6pm - please bring something to share (and clean feet?)!
Join us this week for worship @ 1030am, and our monthly potluck lunch afterwards! There’s always enough, though please bring something to share if you can! If you’d like to come earlier for coffee, that will be brewed by 10am. We’re located at 2400 Grant St, Vancouver, WA (the Sons of Norway lodge).
Come join us for a worship service as service at Discovery Rehab! Address: 5220 NE Hazel Dell Ave, Vancouver, WA. No childcare will be provided for this service but they will be in the service with us
This Sunday we will be worshipping at a private home - 14309 NE 108the St, Vancouver, WA - as we are transitioning to a more permanent arrangement. After service the Surmi’s have offered a free simple lunch for everyone that cares to stick around. Thanks for your patience during this transition!
The Great Vigil of Easter, an ancient service and the highlight of our year, includes 4 parts - lighting of the candle, service of lessons, baptism, and Holy Eucharist. It starts in the dark with fire and quiet serenity, winds through the story of God's work, and through baptism reminds us of the overflowing joy as we hear the news "He is risen". This service is for all ages and no childcare will be provided. *Please note!* This service will take place at Union Chapel in Vancouver - click here for directions.
This Good Friday, the day of supreme irony, we will have a meditative, self-guided "Stations of the Cross" ending with a Veneration of the Cross. As this will not be a traditional service, we will open the space for this self-guided journey at noon and finish around 7pm. Our clergy will be available during this time for questions and prayers as well. There will be no childcare during this time, but children are certainly welcome.
Maunday ("mandate") Thursday is the start of the three sacred days of Holy week, and is marked by the new commandment or "mandate" Jesus gave which was to love one another as He loved us. This is symbolized in the foot-washing of the disciples. In addition to the regular Eucharist service, this service will include foot-washing as well as the stripping of the altar when we remember Jesus' betrayal. All the ornamentation will be covered and we leave in the somber silence as we remember the start of his passion which starts this. Please join us for the service and as it's a special occasion, children are welcome to stay in service (no childcare for this service).
Come join us as we start the beginning of Holy Week with Palm Sunday. This is the day Jesus makes his "triumphal entry" into Jerusalem, the city he will never leave alive. Our service starts with the blessing of Palms and then the traditional service, including a dramatic reading of the Gospel with many participants. Childcare will be provided during the service.
Join us at 1030 for the second week of lent as we continue our series "Into the Wilderness". Before the service, we'll have coffee at 10am, and right after the service the middle-school aged kids will join Deacon Danika for a debrief discussion. Come join us if you can!
Our first Sunday in Lent will include our traditional Eucharist followed by a potluck (with birthday/anniversary celebrations) and our annual meeting. This is open to the public and guests are invited to bring something to share. Childcare will be provided during the service, but not for meeting.
Come join us we prepare ourselves to enter into the season of Lent with a somber service known as Ash Wednesday. The Proverbs remind us "A sad face is good for the heart", and we hope you'll find this service a good reminder of not only our own weakness, but more importantly the unbelievable love of God, who surprises us most unexpectedly in the midst of our darkness. (See Psalm 139:11-12)