Shelter from the Storm

Ingathering and Water Communion

Each year, we gather to mark a new church year with feasting and ritual.  In these times of divisiveness and storm in our larger culture, our bonds of community take on increased importance.  We invite you to join in our annual gathering of the waters ritual. Please bring water from on or around Whidbey Island that has deep significance for you or represents the joys or challenges of your lives.

The water may be from your rain barrel, your art studio, a lake or a favorite beach, or maybe from your kitchen sink. Such water can represent special events or your special connection to our island home.  We encourage you to ponder what you might want said about your sacred water and write, in advance, a brief note telling all where it is from and why it is significant to you.

Worship Leader:  Katy Shaner
Special Music: The Chalice Choir and Frank Allen

The service will be followed by our annual Salmon Bake Potluck.  All are welcome!  Salmon, drinks and dessert provided.  Please bring a potluck dish to share.