We had beautiful weather and a terrific team for Adopt a Highway last Saturday. Many thanks to Jim L. for organizing, and also to Shirley R, JR & Marit F, Mary Beth E, Mary Alice E, Marian K, Liz R, and Bob & Sandie P. The sunshine was glorious and we have such a beautiful and clean stretch of County Road DR. Our next (and final for this year) cleanup will be October 17. I hope to see you all there.
I will be away the next two weeks to rest and rejuvenate for the program year. We will worship with the Diocese for August 30 and September 6. When I return, we will jump right back in, so mark your calendars for:
Instructed Eucharist – Sunday, September 13 at 9 a.m. online
Drive In Service – Sunday, September 20 at 10 a.m. in the parking lot
Sunday Morning Adult Ed – Sundays at 9 a.m., beginning September 20
St. Francis Day (with online animal blessing) – Sunday October 4
Fall Fest Pie Distribution – Sunday, October 4 from noon to 2 p.m.
Way of Love Adult Education – First Wednesdays at 6 p.m., starting October 7
All Saints Evensong – Sunday, November 1 at 5 p.m.
As you may have noticed, we are going to shift our service schedule, beginning September 20. The online service will be at 8 a.m., though you can of course watch it later on Facebook or Youtube. At 9 a.m. we will have Adult Ed on Zoom, using the very popular Shalom for the Heart. At 10 a.m. we will offer a drive in service where you drive to church and listen to the service over the radio. We will have bulletins for you and also Eucharist (if the Bishop consents). At 11:15 a.m. we will hold online Coffee Hour.
Fall Fest pies can be ordered now! Each pie is $20 and all proceeds go towards the Western Lakes Fire Department. To order a pie, please call the office and talk to Mother Pippa or Lynn. We have a set number of pies we’ll be making, so please order soon! Pies can be picked up on Sunday, October 4 between noon and 2 p.m.
Finally, Bishop Miller retires this year, and the Diocese has scheduled a drive by goodbye since we will be unable to gather together to have a going away party for him and Cindy. The drive by will be Saturday, September 26 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s. Please mark your calendars and plan to stop by (or roll by) to say farewell and best wishes to Bishop Miller and Cindy!
Prayers and blessings,