St. Marys Church invites and welcomes all people to experience the new life promised in the Gospels. We celebrate faith in Jesus Christ through worship, support of one another, and service to others. - Adopted by Vestry 8/18/04
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May they rest in peace… We pray with and for parish member Barb Lembach. Her grandson Gaige Judkins, age 25, died on July 1st.
May he rest in peace of Christ. May Barb and all Gaige’s family know
the love of Christ during this time of loss. Funeral arrangements are
We pray with and for dear friend of St. Mary’s Kathy Haggith. Her husband Don died on Monday June 29th. May he rest in the peace of Christ. Funeral arrangements are pending.
Prayers for those in need of healing:
pray for Jane Zabler, mother of parish member Ron and mother-in-law of
Kristen (Christopherson) Zabler. Jane is dying of end-stage cancer.
We pray for all on our parish prayer list
Same-Sex Blessings/Marriage Fr.
Scott is in the editing stages of a document that will include our
process of discussion at St. Mary’s, an explanation of our diocesan
policy as it exists now, a statement from our bishop, a timeline of
sorts, and an indication of the formation process our vestry is
undertaking as we seek to make a determination for St. Mary’s. When the
document is complete, it’ll be posted to our website. For some, the
decision of the Episcopal Church to allow the marriage of gay and lesbian
people that was made on July 1 during General Convention is seen as a
point of celebration. For others, it’s a point of struggle and
difficulty. Part of the beauty and burden of our way of ‘being church’
is that we seek to live together, prayer together, and do the work of
the kingdom of God together, even when we don’t see eye to eye on some
important issues. Regardless of how much we may disagree, we can always
pray to God together, seek to be disciples of Jesus and practice
kindness – all things we do very well at St. Mary’s.
LOOKING AHEAD: Monday, July 6: Centering Prayer at 6:00 pm Wednesday, July 8: Morning Prayer at 9:00 am & Farmer’s Market from 2:00 - 6:00 pm Saturday, July 11: Commission on Global Reconciliation held in Chapel at 10:00 am
Dinner with Friends and Summer Pool Party at the Robertson’s house at 2:00 pm . Potluck at their house at 2:00 pm this coming Saturday, July 11th. All are welcome! We are anxious to see everyone!!
OUTREACH NEWS: Hunger doesn’t take a summer vacation! And for thousands of needy school children, the final bell of the school year also creates worries about where those kids will find enough to eat. Many people who use the food pantry have children who receive free and/or reduced lunch during the school year. The need for donated food for hungry youngsters—many of whom get their breakfast and lunches from their schools—is growing, local and state food program officials say. Many people don’t realize when needy families face their leanest season. A lot of people think it’s over the winter or during holidays when the need is the greatest. But the real need is in the summer when school is out and children are home all day. During the months of July and August, the Outreach Committee is running a special campaign emphasizing the need for collection of more items for the Kettle Moraine Food Pantry. You will be hearing more in the next few weeks about our efforts to increase this giving.
MESSAGE FROM FR. SCOTT— “Thanks so very much to everyone who worked so hard in so many ways to make our 28th Strawberry Fest a reality! This event has come in many ways to be a way that St. Mary's is known to the broader community. I saw parishioners hard at work organizing, serving delicious strawberry treats, cleaning, welcoming, working as cashiers, emptying trash cans, parking cars, offering information, working in the grill area, selling pottery and coffee, selling Haitian art, working at clearing and cleaning tables, selling used books and more. Wow!!! Thank you and God bless you.” Total gross funds raised from Strawberry Fest held on June 28th (Used Book sale, Bake Sale, Food Sales, Tickets, and Pottery) were $5,843.35, coffee sales $177.50, and the Haitian Art Sale a little over $2,200.00! Thanks to all for a successful Strawberry Fest! After we pay our expenses, all proceeds will be given to the Diocese of Milwaukee Haiti Project for the parish in Jeanette, Haiti.
New parishioner Bob Schwab was baptized in the Bark River, on Saturday June 20, 2015. I also anointed Bob’s head with sacred chrism oil, a sign of him being anointed, as was Christ, priest, prophet and king – a new child of God!
- Fr. Scott
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