From Mother Pippa 4.26.2022

May is nearly here! Hopefully that will mean an increase in sunny days and beautiful flowers that have been watered by copious amounts of April rain.

Next Thursday, May 5, we will once again offer a Seated Exercise Class. Please join Marit in some low impact balancing and strengthening exercises on Thursdays at 11 a.m. in the Parish Hall. All are welcome!

Our Annual Bike Blessing is on Saturday, May 7 at 10 a.m. Please bring your bikes, skateboards, motorcycles, cars, segways, tricycles, roller skates, unicycles, roller blades, and other wheeled forms of transportation to be blessed. As we move towards warmer weather, let’s bless the many ways we get around, and pray to stay safe and healthy throughout the season.

We are once again collecting names of graduates. If you have family or friends graduating from school, college, technical school or some other program, please let us know. We will list the graduates in the bulletin on Sunday, May 22. Whatever the achievement, let us all celebrate their achievement together.

Thursday, May 12 is Pat Buckley’s Memorial Service. Please join us for the visitation at noon and the service at 1 p.m. Following the service, we will gather in the Parish Hall for an Apple Pie reception. Nancy would appreciate mask wearing at the service.

Pentecost is coming up on June 5. On this, the birthday of the church, we like to remind ourselves of how broad and universal Jesus’ message truly is. If you would be willing to read Acts 2:1-21 in another language during the service, please sign up in the Parish Hall or let me know.

We are invited to monthly bonfire gatherings at Emmanuel UCC on May 20, June 17, July 15 and August 19. You are welcome to bring snacks to share, or just join in fellowship.

We have an upcoming Kayak trip on Saturday, June 11 at 10 a.m. Please sign up in the Parish Hall to let us know if you are planning to attend.

Finally, we have scheduled Outdoor Worship services for this summer. Weather permitting, we will worship by the river at 8 a.m. on June 12, July 24, and August 21. We will worship by the river at 10 a.m. on June 19, July 31, and August 28.

Prayers and Blessings,
Mother Pippa

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