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From Mother Pippa 12.5.2023

By Mother Pippa | December 4, 2023 | Comments Off on From Mother Pippa 12.5.2023

From Mother Pippa Advent and Lent are times of preparation and penitence. We get ready, by looking without and looking within, and building ourselves to be who God made us to be. As part of that preparation, it is St. Mary’s custom to read and reflect on themes supplied by the Living Compass program. This […]

From Mother Pippa 11.28.2023

By Mother Pippa | November 27, 2023 | Comments Off on From Mother Pippa 11.28.2023

From Mother Pippa Happy Advent! We are moving to Lectionary Year B, where we focus our gospel readings on the oldest gospels – the Gospel of Mark. Mark’s Gospel is only 16 chapters long, and includes the word “immediately” forty-one times. Mark writes quickly, and with urgency, wanting to tell people the stories of Jesus’ […]

From Mother Pippa 11.21.2023

By Mother Pippa | November 21, 2023 | Comments Off on From Mother Pippa 11.21.2023

It’s the end of the Church Year, Christ the King Sunday. We begin the year by looking towards the baby born who was God Incarnate, and we end the year affirming the supremacy of Immanuel, God With Us. As you prepare to enter into Advent, I hope you balance your hope and expectation with the […]

From Mother Pippa 11.14.2023

By Mother Pippa | November 14, 2023 | Comments Off on From Mother Pippa 11.14.2023

Thanksgiving is nearly here. Thank you to everyone who has donated towards the Thanksgiving Baskets, we will go shopping this Sunday to deliver food to four local families. You are directly enabling them to celebrate Thanksgiving with all the delicious foods. St. Mary’s will hold our Thanksgiving service on Thanksgiving Day at 9 a.m. I […]

From Mother Pippa 11.7.2023

By Mother Pippa | November 6, 2023 | Comments Off on From Mother Pippa 11.7.2023

Join us Sunday at 9 a.m. in the Library for our second Wills and Probate class. We learned so much on October 16, that we have asked Jordan for an encore. She has a wealth of information about trusts, powers of attorney and wills. Please join us to learn more! The next day, November 13, […]

From Mother Pippa 10.31.2023

By Mother Pippa | October 31, 2023 | Comments Off on From Mother Pippa 10.31.2023

Sunday is the end of Daylight Saving! Don’t forget to “fall back” an hour on Saturday, or you will be an hour early to church on Sunday. I want to thank everyone who pledged for 2024. We received 54 pledges (one more than in 2023). Four pledges were new and fourteen pledges represented an increase […]

From Mother Pippa 10.17.2023

By Mother Pippa | October 16, 2023 | Comments Off on From Mother Pippa 10.17.2023

The three Episcopal Dioceses of Wisconsin gathered for their individual Diocesan Conventions on Saturday, possibly for the last time. Thank you to everyone who participated in the trialogue process and to everyone who held us in prayer as we voted on whether or not to move forward as a single diocese. I want to particularly […]

From Mother Pippa 10.10.2023

By Mother Pippa | October 9, 2023 | Comments Off on From Mother Pippa 10.10.2023

From Mother Pippa The weather has turned towards fall, and St. Mary’s is selling pies! We have received a $5k bid to lay membrane over the seam between the bell tower and the rest of chapel roof. Currently, when it rains and the wind blows just so, we get water from seeping into the building. […]

From Mother Pippa 10.3.2023

By Mother Pippa | October 2, 2023 | Comments Off on From Mother Pippa 10.3.2023

We are hitting October with a running start. I hope you will join us for 9 a.m. service by the river this Sunday, followed by a potluck. If you are able to help move chairs down to the river and back again, it would be much appreciated. Outreach continues to lead the winter coat and […]

From Mother Pippa 9.26.2023

By Mother Pippa | September 26, 2023 | Comments Off on From Mother Pippa 9.26.2023

Sunday is the start of October – I cannot believe that we are so far into the year. Sunday is also our annual Pledge Sunday, so please bring your pledge cards with you. We start our budgeting process after we receive our pledges because our pledges make up over 90% of our income for the […]

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