Wedgwood Justice and Peace Coalition's Meaningful Movie Series

Second Friday of each month, in Our Lady of the Lake's Jubilee Hall, beginning at 7:00 PM with refreshments available. Movies are free of charge with free will offerings accepted.
Doors open at 6:30 PM. Discussion follows for those who wish to stay. Sometimes a speaker relevant to the topic of the movie shown is present. The event ends about 9:00 PM.

See this site for more information.

OLL hosts at North Seattle Rotating Winter Shelter, Jan. 1-18, 2019

Our Lady of the Lake is providing suppers, desserts and continental breakfasts for 35-40 homeless guests and also two evening (7:00-9:00 PM) and two morning (5:30-7:00 AM)hosts at Seattle Mennonite Church, 3200 NE 125th St., Seattle 98125, from Tues., January 1 through Friday, January 18, 2019.

We will not be responsible for meals or evening hosts on Sundays and Thursdays, when guests have supper at a community site. We are also responsible for cleaning shelter blankets once weekly and for a Phoning Committee to remind food deliverers and hosts of their assignments and to answer questions. As last year, one female and one male paid staff from Lake City Partners will be on duty all night from 7:00 PM until 7:00 AM each day.

As shelter attendance has grown, Lake City Partners feels that shelter guests need more room, an ADA-compliant entry and more restroom facilities than the OLL site can provide. Assumption and St. Bridget volunteers will take over January 19-31 at Seattle Mennonite Church.

To sign up online, please go to

Collecting Supplies for Tent City 3

The Justice and Peace Committee maintains a collection box in the OLL Jubilee Hall foyer for supplies for the residents of Tent City 3. These include size AA and D flashlight batteries, Band-Aids, dental floss, gauze strips, hand sanitizer, new combs, hairbrushes, toothbrushes, toothpaste and wet-wipes. Donated items will be delivered regularly to the current location of Tent City 3.

Giving Ideas for Christmas (and other times) It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.
-- Mother Teresa

Put Others First

There must be more to life than having everything!
-- Maurice Sendak

Practice Simple & Sustainable Giving

  • Buy family oriented gifts, like board or yard games, instead of individual gifts.

  • Avoid junk toys that will quickly break and end up in the trash.

  • Shopping Spree Repurposed: Get together with family and friends and have fun shopping at local second-hand and consignment shops. Donate your household unneeded items at the same time!

  • Swap toys with Santa. Along with cookies and milk, leave (gently used) old toys under the tree on Christmas Eve for Santa to “take back to the North Pole.”

  • Give children a gift of music or sports lessons to encourage and enjoy experience over ‘things’.

  • Bring out the holiday books each year and have a group read aloud, along with a cup of hot chocolate.

  • Make a book of family recipes, stories or photos to share.

  • Start a book exchange and discuss books, or give everyone in your family the same book and host a discussion group in February.

  • Consider Homemade gifts and exchanges. Giving a baked treat, handmade scarf or pot holder, or a handmade card, is always a welcome gift.

  • Give the gift of time ... Make coupons for friends and family to help with chores, bake treats, or spend time doing something with the recipient that you know they will enjoy.

  • Give the gift of time ... Make a plan to gather as a group several times through the year to volunteer at your local foodbank, and then tie in the volunteer time with a meal or cup of coffee together to catch up.

Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.
-- Eleanor Roosevelt

OLL Parishioners have taken on the praying the following prayers daily for peace:

Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi

Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace;
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved, as to love;
for is is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born
to eternal life.

Muslim, Jewish, Christian Prayer for Peace
By Joan Chittister, OSB
From Pax Christi USA/Fellowship of Reconciliation

O God, you are the source
of life and peace.
Praised by your name forever.
We know it is you who turn
our minds to thoughts of peace.
Hear our prayer in this time of war.

Your power changes hearts.
Muslims, Christian, and Jews remember,
and profoundly affirm,
that they are followers of the one God,
children of Abraham, brothers and sisters;
enemies begin to speak to one another;
those who were estranged
join hands in friendship;
nations seek the way of peace together.

Strengthen our resolve to give witnesss
to these truths by the way we live.

Give to us:
Understanding that puts an end to strife;
Mercy that quenches hatred; and
Forgiveness that overcomes vengeance.

Empower all people to live in your law of love.