Sunday, May 20, 2018



 This week at St. Mary's Vestry Highlights...

  • Carl Eschweiler and I are actively involved in the process of interviewing potential long-term transition priests to begin in September.  Fr. Scott has graciously ensured that we have weekly commitments from supply priests throughout the summer.
  • Our Vestry members, Wardens, Treasurer and Clerk will be meeting on Wednesday, May 16th. Peggy Bean, our Diocesan Canon for Congregations, will be joining via videoconference to review our transition process and answer any questions.

Many blessings, Pam Ferguson, Senior Warden

ST. MARY'S E-MAIL ADDRESS UPDATE:  When you are e-mailing the church office, please use the e-mail address: We are discontinuing/phasing out the "" address because we have not been receiving all the incoming mail that has been sent.  Please be sure to update your records..


YOUTH MENTORS THANK YOU!  I would like to extend a HUGE THANK YOU TO OUR AWESOME YOUTH MENTORS:  Elizabeth & Brian Hoffman, Carol Chase, Kim Smith, Alison & Jason Hedrick and Mike Sterk.  You have spent time with and lovingly invested in our Youth this year!  Tammy Prather, Pastoral Associate


SPRING CLEANING SUNDAY, MAY 20thOur Annual Spring Cleaning event will be held on Sunday, May 20th after each service.  Jr. Warden Br. Chuck will have a variety of jobs for anyone who is able to pitch in.  All the “deep cleaning” and buildings and grounds care is done by our own members.  Please plan to chip in!


ALSO ON MAY 20TH - YOUTH MISSION TRIP STOCK SALE:  This Sunday youth from the parish who are going on the Summer Mission Trip will be selling “stock” in their trip!  This is your chance to make an investment that will have amazing returns.  For just $25 per share, you can help eight parish teens and two adult chaperones to go on a summer mission trip that will involve meeting and serving people in the central city area of St. Paul, MN. They will leave on Sunday, July 29 and return on Friday, August 5.  The youth going on the trip are: Alyssa, Chloe, Maddie, Alex, Iris, Julianna, Walker and Allen and the adult chaperones will be Brian and Elizabeth Hoffman!   Youth will also host fellowship hour after both services that day (and hold a bake sale) in hopes of earning your support.  Please plan to purchase some stock and help this trip happen!


GATHERING MEAL VOLUNTEER REMINDERSt. Mary’s Church is scheduled to volunteer for the Gathering Meal Ministry in Milwaukee in May. Gathering volunteer leaders will be on-site to coordinate your activities and provide information, support, and direction. The sign-up sheet is in the parish hall.


 DateSaturday, May 26th.

Time9:45 am and plan to stay through final clean-up (estimated 1:30 pm)

Location724 S. Layton Blvd, Milwaukee.

ContactJim Lemerand at 262-377-1194 or


SAFEGUARDING GOD’S PEOPLE TRAINING:  The next training class will be held on Tuesday, May 29th from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at St. Bartholomew’s in Pewaukee.  Anyone in the parish working with children is required to take this class and re-certify every five years. If you have questions, please email Deacon Terry Garner at or if you would like to register on-line, go to


ANNUAL USED BOOK SALE:  - Needs your assistance with set-up on Sunday, June 3rd after the 10:00 am mass as well as on Monday and Tuesday, June 4th and 5th. The sale itself takes place on:


  •  Wednesday, June 6th from Noon to 7:00 pm
  • Thursday, June 7th from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Friday, June 8th from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Saturday, June 9th from 8:00 am to Noon ($3/bag sale Saturday morning

Your help is needed with set-up, running the sale, and clean-up. For more information, contact Sandie Perkins at  Sign-up sheets are in the parish hall.

 PLEASE SAVE THE DATE:  We hope everyone can join us on Sunday, June 10th for all, or part, of the celebration to truly honor the gift of Fr. Scott’s 15 years of Ministry at St. Mary’s, his 25th Ordination Anniversary, and his service within the community.  There will be a slide show in the Sanctuary at 11:00 am, a luncheon at 11:30 am, and a 12:00 noon program.  In preparation, please placed your well wish cards in the St. Mary’s Church card box located in the Narthex.  However, do NOT place anything of monetary value in there.  Your monetary contributions to Fr. Scott’s farewell and gifts should go in the box next to the church card box.  This will be available during Sunday services.  When the box is not available, monetary gifts can be brought to the office, where Lynn Kallas, Parish Administrator, will be happy to take them.  If you have any questions, please contact Laurie Bujak, Event Committee Chair, at 414-531-4589 or email her at:  She will be delighted to share more of the details with you!

 LAD LAKE KETTLE CLASSIC - Proceeds to benefit the more than 1,400 vulnerable youth at Lad Lake. Two parishioners have already signed up for the 15 mile bike ride.  If you’d like to join them as part of Team St. Mary’s - or your kids would, and you don’t have the legs - contact Bob Perkins at 262-490-0715.

Date: Saturday, June 16, 2018    

Location: Lad Lake Dousman Campus at W350S1401 Waterville Road    


STRAWBERRY FEST NEEDS EACH OF YOU!!!  Mark your calendars and save the date for Strawberry Fest on Sunday, June 24th.  This is the diocese’s biggest fundraiser for the Haiti Project. We are asking for everyone to spare an hour or two over the entire weekend. Many hands will make light work. We have job duties and tasks for all members. It is a wonderful time to get to know St. Mary's members and have a little fun in the process.  Currently, we are looking for a person or two to help get the word and flyers out on our fantastic event. If you are interested in helping with publicity or with Strawberry Fest, please contact Kelly Noles at


LETTER FROM THE BISHOP:  Dear Fr. Scott and members of St. Mary's, Dousman:  It was wonderful being with all of you on Sunday, May 6th for my Episcopal Visitation to St. Mary's  Please know of my prayers for the people of St. Mary's during this time of transition, which I am confident will see St. Mary's moving from strength to strength.  I am gratified to know how sincerely you join me in wishing your long-time rector, Scott Leannah, every blessing as he prepares to take up his new work at St. Thomas of Canterbury, Greendale.  Sending my very best wishes and blessings to each and every one of you at St. Mary's Dousman, I remain, in Christ's service, The Rt. Rev. Steven A. Miller, Bishop of Milwaukee