From Mother Pippa 2.8.2022

By Mother Pippa | February 8, 2022 | Comments Off on From Mother Pippa 2.8.2022

This Sunday is our Bishop’s Visit! I hope you join me in welcoming Bishop Jeff Lee to St. Mary’s. Please wear your nametag to help Bishop Lee match names masked faces. While we will not have Coffee Hour, we will have an opportunity to chat with the Bishop in the Church at 9 a.m. I …

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From Mother Pippa 2.1.2022

By Mother Pippa | February 1, 2022 | Comments Off on From Mother Pippa 2.1.2022

From Mother Pippa Starting this Sunday, we are returning to two in person services at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. each Sunday. Masks are required regardless of your vaccination status, and we will provide surgical masks for those who want them. The CDC recommends N-95 or KN-95 masks. Further, we recommend that people space out …

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From Mother Pippa 1.25.2022

By Mother Pippa | January 25, 2022 | Comments Off on From Mother Pippa 1.25.2022

The Annual Meeting is this Sunday. Once again we will be on Zoom, and if you need help accessing Zoom, please contact the office. Should you prefer not to join us on Zoom, you can also pick up paper ballots from the office (or we will send them to you) as well as printed Annual …

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From Mother Pippa 1.18.2022

By Mother Pippa | January 19, 2022 | Comments Off on From Mother Pippa 1.18.2022

Make sure you get your pictures in to the office! We will be printing our new photo poster of all our parish members in February, so please get yours in ASAP! If you would like me to snap a photo of you after church or during the week, please let me know. The Annual Meeting …

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From Mother Pippa 1.11.2022

By Mother Pippa | January 12, 2022 | Comments Off on From Mother Pippa 1.11.2022

The Vestry met on January 11 decided to limit church attendance for the rest of January. On Sundays we will have one in person service at 8 a.m. Everyone attending needs to wear a mask. We will record the 8 a.m. service and show it on Zoom at 10 a.m. Here is the Zoom link: …

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From Mother Pippa 1.4.2022

By Mother Pippa | January 4, 2022 | Comments Off on From Mother Pippa 1.4.2022

We are updating our poster of parish members! Turning this update into an annual tradition, we are asking you to check the photo directory and decide if you’d like to use a different photo for the poster. If so, please submit a photo to Lynn or catch me on Sunday and I’ll take a new …

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From Mother Pippa 1.2.2022

By Mother Pippa | December 20, 2021 | Comments Off on From Mother Pippa 1.2.2022

Happy Second Sunday of Christmas, Ninth Day of Christmas and New Year! I hope you had a lovely time with family and friends in all these lovely celebrations. I enjoyed spending time in Minnesota with parents, sisters, in-laws and my niece and nephew. Our Wednesday morning Adult Education resumes on Wednesday, and we will continue …

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From Mother Pippa 12.26.2021

By Mother Pippa | December 20, 2021 | Comments Off on From Mother Pippa 12.26.2021

Merry Second Day of Christmas! I hope you are rejoicing in the Incarnation, God-With-Us, that is so unique to Christianity. I am in Minnesota this week with my family and wish you a blessed St. Stephen’s Day. I am grateful to Deacon Chuck for being willing to lead service on this commemoration of the first …

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From Mother Pippa 12.21.2021

By Mother Pippa | December 20, 2021 | Comments Off on From Mother Pippa 12.21.2021

This week we gather to tell a story. It’s a story that we’ve heard before. Indeed, it’s a story so familiar that it almost becomes a familiar, soothing rhythm, rather than what it really is – earth-shaking, heaven-upsetting truth. Jesus is born. God is incarnate. God is human. As Christians, we are familiar with the …

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From Mother Pippa 12.14.2021

By Mother Pippa | December 13, 2021 | Comments Off on From Mother Pippa 12.14.2021

This Sunday we combine story and song to tell the history of God’s saving acts. While there are times we sometimes wonder “Is God here? Does God care?” Lessons and Carols pulls together nine Biblical stories that showcase God’s love for us. We hear of Adam and Eve’s first “no” to God, and God’s response. …

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