From Mother Pippa 9.27.2022

By Mother Pippa | September 27, 2022 | Comments Off on From Mother Pippa 9.27.2022

We have kicked off our Life Events Planning classes. Last Sunday Sherry from Pro-Health Hospice came to talk about options to have hospice care at home, in assisted living, in the hospital or in a residential program like Angel’s Grace. We learned a lot about what is possible, and some questions to ask as you …

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From Mother Pippa 9.20.2022

By Mother Pippa | September 20, 2022 | Comments Off on From Mother Pippa 9.20.2022

We are officially into fall, and our calendar continues to offer all sorts of events. This Sunday we welcome Sherry from Angel’s Grace to tell us about Hospice Care. While we might prefer to deny that we or our loved ones might ever need such care, as Christians, we acknowledge that death is a part …

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From Mother Pippa 9.13.2022

By Mother Pippa | September 12, 2022 | Comments Off on From Mother Pippa 9.13.2022

I confess that during stewardship, I struggle with talking plainly about money. Along with politics and religion, money seems to be a taboo topic, and certainly the decisions we make on how to spend our money are deeply personal ones. As I squirm in my seat, however, I am reminded of the example and theology …

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From Mother Pippa 9.6.2022

By Mother Pippa | September 6, 2022 | Comments Off on From Mother Pippa 9.6.2022

From Mother Pippa This Sunday is the Kick Off to the program year. Our formation offerings often tie in to the academic year, and so Sunday sees the return of Choir, Sunday Adult Education (at 9 a.m.) and Sunday School (at 10 a.m.). Our Wednesday morning class kicks off on September 21, and we will …

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From Mother Pippa 8.30.2022

By Mother Pippa | August 30, 2022 | Comments Off on From Mother Pippa 8.30.2022

I confess that I frequently get caught in the delusion that at some point church will “slow down.” I don’t know why, after all, Jesus repeatedly compared the kingdom of God to yeast and weeds and other things that quickly spring up and overtake their surroundings. It’s a gift. One I am reminded of as …

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From Mother Pippa 8.23.2022

By Mother Pippa | August 24, 2022 | Comments Off on From Mother Pippa 8.23.2022

Summer might technically continue into September, but I confess I have always felt it come to a close in August. The rhythm of the year shifts towards the academic or program year and I move from focusing on fun vacations to the energy and bustle of “normal.” So this Sunday is our last scheduled outdoor …

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From Mother Pippa 8.16.2022

By Mother Pippa | August 16, 2022 | Comments Off on From Mother Pippa 8.16.2022

This Sunday we are (weather permitting) worshipping by the river at 8 a.m. Please pick up a folding chair by the shed or bring your own lawn chair. If it is difficult to walk down to the river, you may drive your car behind the shed and over to the outdoor altar. Should the weather …

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From Mother Pippa 8.9.2022

By Mother Pippa | August 8, 2022 | Comments Off on From Mother Pippa 8.9.2022

Happy St. Mary’s Day! Given our particular patron saint, we actually have a multitude of options for celebrating our saint (I know of at least nineteen feast days for Mary throughout the year). Some are about her identity (Holy Mother of God, Mother of the Church, Queen of Heaven, Our Lady of Sorrows, Our Lady …

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From Mother Pippa 8.2.2022

By Mother Pippa | August 1, 2022 | Comments Off on From Mother Pippa 8.2.2022

Can you believe that it is August? It seems like the summer has sped by, and now it is time to start thinking about back to school. During August we will collect school supplies for the kids in Family Promise. Family Promise’s mission is to “help families experiencing homelessness and low-income families achieve sustainable independence …

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From Mother Pippa 7.26.2022

By Mother Pippa | July 26, 2022 | Comments Off on From Mother Pippa 7.26.2022

Please join me in praying for glorious weather this Sunday. This weekend is Dousman Derby Days, when the village celebrates with music, food, and frog jumping. If the weather cooperates, we will have service by the river at 10 a.m. If walking is a difficulty, please feel free to drive behind the shed and towards …

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