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From Mother Pippa 9.19.2023

By Mother Pippa | September 26, 2023 | Comments Off on From Mother Pippa 9.19.2023

Most stewardship campaigns remind people that you are caretaker not only of your money and how you spend it, but also of how you use your time and talent. At St. Mary’s we are exceedingly blessed by the volunteers who give generously of their time and abilities to forward our mission. Whether that is by […]

From Mother Pippa 9.12.2023

By Mother Pippa | September 11, 2023 | Comments Off on From Mother Pippa 9.12.2023

As we contemplate our commitment to St. Mary’s through time, talent and treasure, we are using the stewardship theme of being Rooted in Abundance. This seems particularly appropriate at St. Mary’s as we are blessed with people who give freely of themselves and their resources. We have had increased costs each year due to inflation, […]

From Mother Pippa 9.5.2023

By Mother Pippa | September 6, 2023 | Comments Off on From Mother Pippa 9.5.2023

It is the beginning of the program year, and I would like to begin by welcoming Deacon Ryan to St. Mary’s! Deacon Ryan Delaney is a transitional deacon, meaning that he is called to the priesthood and will be ordained sometime in 2024. At that point, we will likely loose Deacon Ryan to his new […]

From Mother Pippa 8.29.2023

By Mother Pippa | August 29, 2023 | Comments Off on From Mother Pippa 8.29.2023

One of my favorite parts of life is the shifting of seasons. Whether that shift happens in church between Advent to Christmas to Epiphany to Lent to Easter to Ordinary time or it is the shifting of the calendar year from Winter to Spring to Summer to Fall, I love tidying up the previous season […]

From Mother Pippa 8.22.2023

By Mother Pippa | August 22, 2023 | Comments Off on From Mother Pippa 8.22.2023

It’s been a hot summer, but I hope you have had a chance to admire our prairie land as the native flowers take a more dominant role. Marit, JR and their team have mowed, sawed, pulled and burned in an effort to encourage the prairie lands to poke through. Thank you to everyone who has […]

From Mother Pippa 8.15.2023

By Mother Pippa | August 15, 2023 | Comments Off on From Mother Pippa 8.15.2023

I delivered the school supplies to Family Promise this week, thank you! My trunk was packed and we filled a hallway with all your donations. I think the folks at Family Promise were quite impressed, and I know the kids are going to be well equipped for the upcoming school year. Thank you for your […]

From Mother Pippa 8.8.2023

By Mother Pippa | August 8, 2023 | Comments Off on From Mother Pippa 8.8.2023

Sunday is the last day of our collection of school supplies for the children of Family Promise. Thank you so much for shopping and donating to help them start school fully supplied. Over the month of August we will collect a care basket for Matt Phillips. Please feel free to leave your cards and gifts […]

From Mother Pippa 8.1.2023

By Mother Pippa | July 31, 2023 | Comments Off on From Mother Pippa 8.1.2023

Our generosity is informed by the simple theological truth that God has blessed us infinitely with all of the gifts of Creation. Our lives, our labor, our love is devoted to the mission of the Church when we take stock and realize that our lives and our response to God’s generosity are Rooted in Abundance. […]

From Mother Pippa 7.25.2023

By Mother Pippa | July 24, 2023 | Comments Off on From Mother Pippa 7.25.2023

Sunday is the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost, but it is also the Dousman Derby Days parade. As such, while 8 a.m. will be a complete service, the 10 a.m. will be abridged. We need to be at the parade starting point by 10:30 a.m., so we will have readings, prayers, and then communion from the […]

From Mother Pippa 6.27.2023

By Mother Pippa | June 27, 2023 | Comments Off on From Mother Pippa 6.27.2023

THANK YOU! Strawberry Fest was completely and delightfully a success, and that is because of YOU! I had been fretting over the uncontrollables (mainly the weather), but you all pulled together and created something amazing! From parking lot attendants, to dessert servers, to grillers, to runners, to ticket sellers, to advertisers, to participants, we worked […]

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