The voice of him that cries in the wilderness, “Prepare ye the way of the Lord!” The next St. Benedict Workparty is Saturday, March 11, 2017, starting at 9:00 am. Childcare is available. Join with other people from Church of the Redeemer to spruce up the church campus and do indoor tasks.
Here is the schedule for this St. Benedict Workparty:
- 9:00 am–Morning Prayer
- 9:30 am–Organize into teams and share a light breakfast
- 10:00 am to 12:00 noon–Morning work
- 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm–Lunch
- 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm–Afternoon work
- Renovation work in the worship space (nave, sanctuary, chapel), including pew removal and other work
- Pew removal involves disassembly of remaining pews (saw, unscrew), carrying pieces to a dumpster, and cleanup
- Organize and serve light breakfast
- Organize and serve lunch
- Clean up the kitchen after 2:00 pm
- Wash, sanitize, and organize the nursery toys (appropriate for those with limited mobility)
- Planting and placing stones in the new garden spaces outside main entrance
What to bring
Bring tools to work in inside or outside projects.
- Work gloves
- Trowels, spades, clippers, and wheelbarrows for outside work
Someone has been lined up for this workparty on March 11 and the workparty April 8. The hours are from 9:00 am through lunch. This person has completed the Children’s Hospital CPR and babysitting classes. She is excited to help us out! There will be a second person.
What does St. Benedict have to do with this?
Pray and work (ora et labora) refers to the monastic practice of working and praying, generally associated with its use in the Rule of St. Benedict. Workparty is applying this concept to parish life at Church of the Redeemer.
There are answers to frequently asked questions on the Workparty page for October 2015.
Church of the Redeemer
Church of the Redeemer is at 6210 181st Street in Kenmore, Washington. We are a short distance north of Bothell Way, near the Burke-Gilman Trail. The entrance looks like a gravel driveway. The campus is larger on the inside than it is on the outside.
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