St. Luke's Episcopal Church at 320 Second St., Marietta, called its new rector, the Rev. David R. Ruppe, on Dec. 8.
Ruppe has been serving at St. Luke's Episcopal as priest-in-charge since June of this year. He succeeds the Rev. Frederick Engdahl, who accepted a call to the Episcopal church in Clarkston, Mich., in August 2008.
Ruppe is also a part-time instructor in the Philosophy Department at Washington State Community College.
'Come as you are' to Dec. 27 service
Worshipers are invited to "come as you are" for the worship service on Sunday, Dec. 27, at First Congregational Church United Church of Christ, 318 Front St., Marietta.
Those attending are welcome to wear a favorite sweater or other casual clothes for the less formal worship and carol sing. They may also bring "goodies" to share if they like. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice will be provided.
The congregation will be celebrating Epiphany, the "Coming of the Light," at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 3. The sacrament of Holy Communion will be observed. All are welcome to participate.
The meditation for the morning will be "Belonging."
For more information: 373-0741.
Twelfth Night event planned at church
The 13th Twelfth Night Celebration will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, at the First Unitarian Universalist Church at Third and Putnam streets, Marietta.
Theme for the program that is being presented by the Valley Renaissance Consort will be "Green Groweth the Holly." The celebration will include singing, instrumental music played on copies of period instruments and appropriate readings, followed by a feast of traditional Twelfth Night King Cakes and other foods. Fortunate celebrants may find a favor in their cake and be named "Kings" for the evening.
A contribution of $5 toward the Washington State Community College Foundation is requested. Students and children are admitted free.
For more information: Becky Wright at 373-2132 or Caroline Putnam at 373-4510.
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