From Mother Pippa 1.24.2023

By Mother Pippa | January 24, 2023 | Comments Off on From Mother Pippa 1.24.2023

Sunday is the Annual Meeting. It is a time for us to look back over the previous year and towards next year. It is a time for discernment – where is God calling us and how can we serve God’s mission as the church of St. Mary’s. It’s a time to celebrate and to mourn. …

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From Mother Pippa 1.17.2023

By Mother Pippa | January 16, 2023 | Comments Off on From Mother Pippa 1.17.2023

Sunday we will be discussing the possibilities of the three Dioceses in Wisconsin (Eau Claire, Fond du Lac and Milwaukee), reuniting as a single diocese. In the early days of Episcopalians in Wisconsin, we were a single diocese – our three stained glass windows are in honor of our first three bishops for the entire …

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From Mother Pippa 1.10.2023

By Mother Pippa | January 10, 2023 | Comments Off on From Mother Pippa 1.10.2023

I want to sincerely thank everyone who stayed for nearly an hour after the 10 a.m. service to tidy up after Christmas. You were wonderful, efficient and thorough. We have entered the season after Epiphany and the church reflects that seasonal change. As I announced on Sunday, Carol McConnell’s funeral service will be Saturday, January …

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From Mother Pippa 1.3.2023

By Mother Pippa | January 3, 2023 | Comments Off on From Mother Pippa 1.3.2023

Sunday is Baptism of Our Lord, the First Sunday after Epiphany. As such, you will see that the magi have made it to the stable, but after the 10 a.m. service it is time for them to be stored away for another year. If you are able to stick around after the 10 a.m. service, …

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From Mother Pippa 1.1.2023

By Mother Pippa | December 25, 2022 | Comments Off on From Mother Pippa 1.1.2023

Today is the start of the calendar year. It’s New Year’s Day, and what better way to start the new year than with a reminder of God’s saving acts in history? The Biblical stories we hear this day are familiar, so it’s hard to remember that they are truly transformative. We start our service by …

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From Mother Pippa 12.20.2022

By Mother Pippa | December 19, 2022 | Comments Off on From Mother Pippa 12.20.2022

Merry Christmas! Jesus is born! Ready or not the Messiah, God’s Anointed One, is born and nothing will ever be the same. And aren’t we lucky that this happens in God’s time and not in ours? After all, if we had to wait for God to arrive until we were “ready,” we would still be …

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From Mother Pippa 12.13.2022

By Mother Pippa | December 12, 2022 | Comments Off on From Mother Pippa 12.13.2022

From Mother Pippa Christmas is nearly here! We are entering the last week of Advent, and the excitement is building. This Sunday is your last chance to: drop off gifts and donations for Lad Lake, sign up to sponsor Christmas flowers, and sign up to indicate when you are not able to serve January – …

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From Mother Pippa 12.6.2022

By Mother Pippa | December 6, 2022 | Comments Off on From Mother Pippa 12.6.2022

Welcome to St. Mary’s! Wherever you are on your journey with or towards God, everyone is welcome. Truly, everyone. St. Mary’s began worshipping in the mid-1800s on the upper floor of the carriage house just to the west of the current church. In 1870 we built our chapel and opened our iconic red doors. In …

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From Mother Pippa 11.29.2022

By Mother Pippa | November 30, 2022 | Comments Off on From Mother Pippa 11.29.2022

We have three outreach projects: collecting gifts for the youth at Lad Lake; selling ornaments to support the Hospitality Center; and our annual Christmas Offering. I hope you will continue to support these many opportunities for Outreach. If you would like to volunteer your time, please sign up to help serve a meal at the …

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From Mother Pippa 11.22.2022

By Mother Pippa | November 22, 2022 | Comments Off on From Mother Pippa 11.22.2022

Happy Advent! As we enter into this preparatory season, we are pushed from within ourselves and from the outside world to do more and more and more. Have we decorated? Shopped? Baked? Strung lights? Wrapped? Planned? Achieved world peace? I will tell you a secret, Christmas will come even if you do none of those …

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