St. Mary’s, Lakewood hosted our guests for their last weekend. They arrived on Saturday afternoon to a welcome reception for host families, parish leaders, and our guests.
On Sunday, Bishop Dan celebrated at the 8:45 am service and Dean Johnny preached at both services. There was an open reception on Sunday afternoon with invitations for regional congregations and our guests made a presentation about their lives and ministry.
On Monday, we met with Chris Davis, Senior Advisor to the Governor on Energy and Carbon Markets at the Capitol in Olympia and toured the Capitol Building, guided by Paul Benz, our host for the Capitol visit.
After lunch in a local Olympia restaurant, we made a stop at the Nisqually Estuary. Monday evening was a final dinner with our guests and members of our committee. Tuesday morning was goodbye and a drop off at SeaTac airport for their trip to Los Angeles.
It was a wonderful weekend and an honor and pleasure to host our guests.