Each year on a Sunday in early October, we gather to celebrate the teachings and example of St. Francis. We also celebrate his love for all God's creatures with a blessing of our special animal friends and helpers.
Don't forget to bring your pets and furry pals to be blessed in the churchyard tomorrow (Sunday, October 2nd) for our St. Francis Sunday service.
Don't miss the St. Francis service on Sunday, October 2nd. Bring your critters!! St. Francis is the patron saint of animals. Father Bruce McNab will bless all our winged and furry friends in the church yard following the service.
Also, please mark your calendars for October 9th when the Young family will be joining us! Father Todd is excited to be celebrating the Eucharist with his first congregation.
Reverend Janis spent a week at Camp Marshall during Junior Middlers Camp, helping celebrate the Eucharist and other pastoral duties. Her husband, David, and grandsons James and Erick also enjoyed the week at Flathead Lake.
Our acolyte, Beth and her classmate, Trystan were at Camp Marshall the following week for Senior High Camp.
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Last week, priests from the Episcopal Diocese and Lutheran Synod of Montana had a pow-wow at Chico Hot Springs. The national leaders of the churches, Presiding Bishop Curry and Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, traveled to Montana to join the conference. Bishop C. Franklin Brookhart, Jr. realized that this might be the only time that Presiding Bishop Curry would be in Montana and decided that this was an excellent opportunity for the state’s parishioners to meet our PB! To facilitate this meeting, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Livingston offered to host the meet & greet party. Our Reverend Janis Hansen attended the conference and the party (she’s our photographer). JJ Snyder and Sandra Baril drove to Livingston for the party and apparently had a lively conversation with PB Curry (see photo). While traveling to Livingston from the Ruby Valley is a bit of a trek, JJ and Sandra were outdone on the mileage by a parishioner who traveled SEVEN HOURS to attend the party. All said it was a very worthwhile trip. Christ Church sends a BIG THANK YOU to Bishop Franklin for organizing the party.
This is a beautiful story! This family has been through more fear, anxiety, and upheaval than most of us can imagine but this young man tells a story of hope and making Canada his home. Click here for the photo essay.
A couple weeks ago, our new Senior Warden, Sandra Baril, shared a link on Facebook that greatly deserves to be shared on our blog. The link is to Ben Irwin's "11 Things I Love About the Episcopal Church". (http://benirwin.me/2015/01/22/11-things-about-the-episcopal-church/) Enjoy!!
Last Sunday, we asked for some reasons why a program like Children's Chapel is important. We received some really good replies!