Bishop’s Committee News—
- Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper will be held Tuesday, March 5 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Grab the family and enjoy all you can eat pancakes!
- Ash Wednesday Service will be held March 6 at Noon. Preceding the service will be our weekly 11:00 a.m. Bible study on the book of Luke. Everyone is welcome to attend.
- Ellis Morton Memorial Service—will be held Friday, April 12, 2019 at the Fraternal Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. followed by Memorial Service at the Methodist Church at 2:00 p.m.
- Bishop’s Committee Retreat has been scheduled for Saturday, May 4th at 9:00 a.m. at Linda Mayer’s home.
- Clergy Retreat—Linda attended a peaceful and educational Clergy Retreat in Spokane in February.
- Clericus—St. Andrew’s hosted a Clericus on February 23rd. A wonderful group of 10 Clergy attended. Discussion topics included accepting and adapting to change!
- Church Maintenance—Outdated security and fire alarm systems were removed from church walls and ceilings. The on-going leak over April’s secretary desk is temporarily sealed until the Spring thaw.
- Marci’s ‘broken limb’ is slowly and painfully healing. Her cast will be removed on Monday.
- ECW Luncheon—April Clayton and April Boosinger hosted the Episcopal Church Women’s luncheon on Valentines Day. Six ladies braved the snow blizzard to attend.
March 5, 2019
5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Adults $5.00, children $3.00
Pancakes, Ham, Applesauce, Beverages
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
120 E Woodin Avenue, Chelan
CGC Costa Rica School and Outreach
Did you know that long-time Chelan Episcopalian Church member Helen Louise Chitty’s daughter Bonnie, grand-daughter Cailene and husband Cornelio are missionaries in Costa Rica?
Cornelio and Cailene founded the Selah School of Languages and Arts in 2009 in order to help their small community be successful in the workforce, with the hopes that they might pull themselves out of poverty and provide a better life for their families.
Tourism is the leading industry in Costa Rica, and they are having to hire outside of the country to fill the positions because there are not enough Costa Ricans who can communicate with tourists. Unfortunately, Costa Rica’s method of teaching English is just memorization with no grammar or phonetics. That means students can read and write in English, but can’t carry on a conversation. Growing up in poverty in the very community he lives in, Cornelio understands the challenges the families in Tabarcia face. In order to get a good paying job, they need to be able to speak English.
With Cailene’s background in teaching and Cornelio’s connection to the community, starting a school seemed like a natural choice for their family. They began by tutoring students in their home, and were eventually able to rent a room from a public school where they taught 12 students from 2 different towns. Now they operate out of 3 rented locations reaching 10 different towns.
Teaching parents the importance of education and promoting staying in public schools and graduating is one of the many things their school does. Cornelio and Cailene are sought out for tutoring in all subjects and preparing for end-of-the-year exams in the public schools. Their focus is on teaching English, but they also teach guitar and piano lessons. After earning the trust of their students, Cornelio and Cailene are also able to open up about their relationship with Jesus and they share their faith with everyone they meet. They are a welcome addition to the community and respected and appreciated by many.
If you would like more information on their School and Outreach please visit their website at: CGCCOSTARICA.COM
CALENDAR FOR MARCH 2019
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St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, PO Box 1226, Chelan, WA 98816
120 East Woodin in Chelan (509)682-2851
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Web Site: www.standrews-chelan.org