From Mother Pippa 2.27.2023

As you may have noticed, we are tweaking communion to accommodate my lack of mobility. I will sit in front of the altar to distribute bread. If you would like a blessing instead, please cross your arms. You can then move either to the right or to the left to receive the wine. The wine is either in the chalice or in individual cups. For the chalice, go to the left, for the cups, go to the right.

This Sunday we welcome Tricia’s Troops Cancer Connection to come and talk to us about their ministry. Tricia’s Troops is a non-profit organization that provides financial assistance, service coordination and supportive care to cancer patients throughout Southeast Wisconsin. They focus on the daily living challenges and out-of-pocket expenses that become a burden for many families during treatment. They also provide a variety of free services and supplies to local cancer fighters to ensure they feel the embrace of their community on their journey toward healing.
We are collecting: Activity Books, Aquaphor Healing Ointment; Biotene Dry Mouth Oral Rinse; ACT Dry Mouth Lozenges, Blankets; Sugar-Free Candy; Colored Pencils; Decks of Cards; Handheld Games; Hand Sanitizer; Journals, Fragrance Free Lotion; Socks; Thank You Card sets; Tissues; Water Bottles; Gift Cards to Gas Stations, Grocery Stores, Walmart, Walgreens and Target; as well as financial donations for Tricia’s Troops. Thank you for your support!

As we look towards Holy Week, I would love a couple extra readers for Palm Sunday. If you would like to participate in the long Gospel reading as Jesus or Speaker, please let me know.

Palm Sunday is also when we will have an interactive Holy Week experience for kids and our Easter Eggs Hunt. If you are willing to help kids trace their hands to make palms, or wash feet or glue coins together or hide eggs, please let me know.

I hope you are having a Holy Lent where you find the courage to be honest with yourself and the joy that comes from knowing how deeply and completely you are loved.

Prayers and Blessings,
Mother Pippa

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