In the Pulpit this week...
We welcome the Rev. R. Alex Chamberlain to the pulpit this Sunday. Alex has served in the parish setting from 1981-1989, including a church in North Island, New Zealand. From the parish Alex transitioned to being a hospital chaplain in several different settings including surgery, neurosurgery Intensive Care, addiction recovery, and cardiac surgery in various hospital settings.
Throughout his chaplaincy positions he has served on a hospital Ethics Committee and Ethics Education Subcommittee. From 2001 to the present, while a chaplain to Saint Luke’s Meridian and Boise Medical Centers he has served on the Institutional Review Board, as a bedside ethics consultant and organ and tissue requestor. In June of 2013 he was appointed Coordinator of Clinical Ethics for St. Luke’s Boise/Meridian. This half-time role includes coordination/training of ethics consultants, education in clinical areas of the medical centers, and responding to ethics consultations. As of February 2019, he was named Manager of Clinical Ethics for St. Luke’s Health System.
Alex has taught on many topics relating to bioethics including: “When Is A Patient Dead? Definitions Matter,” “Medical Futility: When Families and Physicians Disagree” and “Research Ethics: Patient or Subject, Physician or Researcher?” He has presented on bioethics at the National Association of Catholic Chaplains and Association of Professional Chaplains. In the spring of 2017, he joined as an adjunct faculty member at Northwest Nazarene U., where he is teaching an undergraduate course in Clinical Ethics.
Aug. 1 - Rev. Ruth Hicks (Communion)
Aug. 8 - Rev. Andrew Kukla
Worship - General Information
In-Person Worship Returns!
Session Approved In-person 10:45 AM Worship
IN PERSON WORSHIP RETURNS!
The day we have longed for has arrived! The traditional worship service at 10:45 is open to all. This is a deliberate “staged” re-entry with some restrictions.
As we re-enter worship, please be respectful and responsible of personal choices. Masks are not required but wear one if you are more comfortable. We encourage greeting each other but not shaking hands and hugging as there folks who will still be uncomfortable doing so. Social distancing is encouraged as you choose where you wish to sit. There will be no food or beverage served.
During worship there will still be some restrictions, we will sing and respond to the liturgy, but we will not pass the peace or the offering plates. Only hymnbooks will be in the pews. There will be bulletins. It may still feel constrained, but the session feels that safety and slow steps are appropriate.
The most wonderful part of this is we CAN SING!! And share worship IN PERSON! I, for one, cannot wait! See you Sunday.
Rev. Ruth Hicks - Temporary Head of Staff (on behalf of the Session)
First Light will continue via zoom at 9:00 led by Ruth Hicks. https://zoom.us/j/94090744309
Online fellowship time will be available from 10-10:20 AM. https://zoom.us/j/94090744309
Opening the sanctuary for worship is a first step toward returning to full programing. For the rest of the summer, the building will remain closed during the week.
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