The Reverend Elizabeth Riley, new rector of Emmanuel Episcopal Church on Mercer Island, enjoys lunch with some of her parishioners. Photo courtesy of Greg Asimakoupoulos

The Reverend Elizabeth Riley, new rector of Emmanuel Episcopal Church on Mercer Island, enjoys lunch with some of her parishioners. Photo courtesy of Greg Asimakoupoulos

Covenant Shores honors area clergy

Mercer Island retirement community hosted its 6th annual Clergy Appreciation Lunch on Oct. 24.

  • Tuesday, October 30, 2018 9:31am
  • Life

The sixth annual Clergy Appreciation Lunch was held at Covenant Shores on Oct. 24. More than 100 Shores residents sat with pastors from the congregations they attend in the area.

The theme of the event was “A Time to Give Thanks.” Each clergy in attendance was given a Starbucks gift card and framed art by renowned calligrapher Timothy Botts.

The event is sponsored by the Spiritual Life Committee and the chaplain’s office. See www.covenantshores.org for more on the Mercer Island retirement community.


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Mary Ellen Vetto and Mary Dawson chat at the 6th annual Clergy Appreciation Lunch held at Covenant Shores on Oct. 24. Photo courtesy of Greg Asimakoupoulos

Mary Ellen Vetto and Mary Dawson chat at the 6th annual Clergy Appreciation Lunch held at Covenant Shores on Oct. 24. Photo courtesy of Greg Asimakoupoulos

Members of the Covenant Shores community enjoy a lunch celebrating area clergy at Covenant Shores. Photo courtesy of Greg Asimakoupoulos

Members of the Covenant Shores community enjoy a lunch celebrating area clergy at Covenant Shores. Photo courtesy of Greg Asimakoupoulos

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