Bishop Greg and the Group of Baptised/Confirmed/Received/Reaffirmed (left to right)--Yonemi Creamer (C), Sarah Davis (C), Jim Campbell (RA), Bishop Greg Rickel, Judy Teague (B/C), Kevin Varness (R), and Brad Creamer (C). Bottom: Oliver Campbell (just hanging around)
Bishop Greg and the St. Mark's Clergy (left to right)--Rev. Dorothy McMeekin, Rev. Joyce Avery, Bishop Greg Rickel, Rev. Bonnie Campbell, and Rev. Lorraine Dierick
Bishop Rickel Visit (9/6/2009) at St. Mark's
Diocese of Olympia Bishop Greg Rickel visited St. Mark's for his first official visit on September 6, as part of our Sunday worship and at a reception afterward. This was a time for baptisms, confirmations, receptions and other blessings with the bishop here. We also got to hear Bishop Greg preach and celebrate the Communion with us. He met with us all at the reception afterwards, and then discussed with the Bishop's Committee and others about our church and its future, as we near the 100th year anniversary of being a church of this Diocese.
Judy Teague was baptised and confirmed, Brad and Yonemi Creamer and Sarah Davis were confirmed, Kevin Varness was received into the Episcopal Church, and Jim Campbell reaffirmed his vows.