Can you help? Anywhere on the parish grounds where you see a gourd, pumpkin or mum, please haul them all to the burn pile down by the outdoor altar area. Also, the red benches at the church entrance need to be stored in the chapel basement for the winter.
If you've not yet returned your 2017 Pledge Card please do so ASAP - we are now planning our budget and need all pledge commitments back. Thus far, the response to the Financial Stewardship appeal have been wonderfully generous - thank you!
Tomorrow is the final date for signing up for the Advent dinner, reflection and evening prayer on Friday December 2 beginning at 5:45 pm. We have an activity for kids, we'll feed you dinner, and we'll all do evening prayer (vespers) together at 7:30 pm. You'll be on your way by 8:00 pm. We need to know if you are attending. Respond to this email or sign up in the parish hall by tomorrow, Sunday, November 27. Thanks! -Your Parish Retreat Team
Parish member Matthew Schroeder and his fiancee, Allie Behrend, at Fall Fest.
Parish members may view approved Parish Budget Documents and Latest Financial Statements in the "Members Area" HERE. The Parish Members' area is password protected. Parish members may request the password from the parish office.
Introducing Nathan Swanson - the newest member of the Body of Christ! Nathan was baptized Sunday, October 23rd.
Youth Group Mission Trip
The 2016 St. Mary's Youth Mission Trip under the leadership of Kim and Pete Jankowiak and Assistant Chaperone Meghan Hyland, traveled to Mt. Hope, West Virginia from July 10-16 . Our nine youth group members along with the Team Effort organization experienced service work, and daily evening devotions On their free day, they went whitewater rafting!
St Mary's Family Sunday School
A one hour class for kids and their parents. Kids then take some of the prominent roles during the 10:00 mass. First lesson was on the Lord's Prayer. Parents like this format and are able to learn along with their children (and perhaps teach them a bit, too). This is good family time on a Sunday morning. The first Sunday of every month is Family Sunday School. Teachers are parish member Sarah Beneker and Fr. Scott
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