Just the Basics: Bread, Quarters, Underwear. This summer as we remember our neighbors in need, we continue to offer our support to Cascade Vineyard Food Bank and Just Compassion, two Tigard agencies helping the unhoused and the food-insecure.
Cascade Vineyard reports that the need for pantry staples remains high, especially pasta, beans, and soups.
Just Compassion is thankful for our quarter drive, which we are continuing. In July, we collected almost 800 quarters! Shelter clients are provided funds for two loads of laundry at a laundromat. If you’d like to contribute, bring quarters and drop them in the jar by the sanctuary entrance. Or write a check to the church and note Just Compassion on the memo line.
Another need is for underwear for the men who are staying in Just Compassion’s overnight shelter. They need new, packaged men’s sizes medium, large, and extra-large, and new socks are always welcome, too. Bring them to church and place them in the basket by the baptismal font, or call the church office and we’ll arrange for pick-up.
Singing This Week in Worship. There is rich history in the music we sing in worship. Each week we can read interesting background on the hymns, thanks to our director of music, Tim Ditch. This week we sing a hymn written by Saint Francis of Assisi in 1225, one written in 2000 on a train headed for Boston, and one set to a Jamaican folk tune.
Parking Lot Guests. If you drive by the upper lot and notice an RV parked near the community gardens, you are meeting one of our overnight guests who are members of the travel website Harvest Host. Think of it as an AirBnB or Vrbo for RV travelers. Our guests stay only one night and make any size contribution to Christ the King through our website. There are about 10 reservations in place for July and August. If you see one of our guests, please introduce yourself and welcome them to Tigard and Christ the King!
Guest Pastors. Pastor Dorothy will be away August 20 and September 10. Pastor Tom Struck will preach and preside. You are invited to step in to greet him and assist him in preparing for worship. All that is needed is for you to be here about 9:45 a.m. on one or both of those Sundays. Let Pastor Dorothy or Tim know if you’re willing to help.