Who’s News

October 19, 2010

Church group honored in D.C.

Good Samaritan Episcopal Church of Sammamish traveled to Washington, D.C., where eight of their acolytes, their vicar, the Rev. Dr. Suzi Robertson and other sponsors attended the 31st National Acolyte Festival.

Good Samaritan was recognized by the bishop of Washington, D.C., as having traveled the farthest distance to attend the annual festival. While in D.C., church members also toured monuments and government buildings.

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Good Samaritan church introduces new choir master

July 27, 2010

Good Samaritan Episcopal Church has hired John McEwen as new choir master and director of music.

McEwen’s first Sunday is Aug. 1, and he will play and direct the 10 a.m. service of Holy Communion, Rite II.

John arrives in the Seattle area from Florida, where he spent 10 years as the music director at Unity Church of Tampa. He has degrees in piano performance pedagogy and music education from the University of South Florida, and a Master of Arts in rehabilitation and mental health counseling.

Good Samaritan is at 1757 244th Ave. N.E., Sammamish.

Opportunities

April 6, 2010

  • Good Samaritan Episcopal Church is conducting a second call of auditions for male and adolescent parts for its May 22-24 production of “The Sound of Music.” Auditions are from 1-5 p.m. April 10. Call Dorothy Harwood at 246-2850.
  • 4Culture offers King County arts organizations the opportunity to apply for funds to purchase or upgrade equipment. Application deadline is April 21. Guidelines and applications, including information about eligibility and review criteria, are available here.
  • The Sammamish Symphony Orchestra has openings in all string sections, and is seeking violinists. Other volunteer opportunities with the symphony include board membership, marketing, assisting with concerts, monitoring doors and taking tickets. Rehearsals are from 7:15-9:45 p.m. Thursdays at Eastlake High School, 400 228th Ave. N.E., Sammamish. Call 206-517-7777 or go here.
  • The Issaquah Singers, which has been entertaining audiences on the Eastside for 33 years with four-part harmony, is seeking new members. Rehearsals are from 7-9 p.m. Thursdays. No auditions are necessary. Learn more here.

Good Samaritan mosaic art combines faith with art

March 23, 2010

Cheryl Smith works on the mosaics near the beginning of the project. Pictured with her is The Rev. Dr. Suzi Robertson, who is working with the group on the verbiage of the 14 stations.Contributed

It all began with a statement from a former staff member, who said, “We really need more symbols of our faith in this church.”

The Rev. Dr. Suzi Robertson said she doesn’t remember the sequence of all of the conversations and action that came out of that first comment, but Good Samaritan Episcopal Church in Sammamish has chosen, as one of its Lenten disciplines, to make mosaic Stations of the Cross for their nave. Mosaic art is dated back to the fourth century.

Cheryl Smith, art educator and member of the Good Samaritan community, is leading the venture. She and Randy Nevin, also a Good Samaritan, spent hours with patterns, sizing and re-sizing and erasing lines that were not necessary. Read more