From Mother Pippa 11.3.2020

We have received 49 pledges so far for 2021. Thank you to everyone who has turned in a pledge card. We have had four new pledges so far and 19 increased pledges. I shouldn’t be surprised by the generosity of St. Mary’s parishioners, but I am so awed and grateful to you all. If you haven’t turned in a pledge card yet, please do so. Next Monday I’ll start checking in with people who haven’t responded to the Stewardship Campaign. Thank you again!

We have apple juice and cranberry juice in the Parish Hall to give away. If you would like to take a bottle or two (or three), please stop by during the week or after church on Sunday. We also have bags of coffee that we are selling at cost. It costs $6.95 for the Vienna and $7.40 for the decaf.  We have 15 bags of Vienna and 5 bags of decaf. Thank you to everyone who helps us keep these Coffee Hour items from going to waste.

This Sunday we are honoring our veterans and commemorating those we have lost. If you have names to add, please send them to Lynn. It has been an especially challenging year, and if you need to talk, please feel free to give me a call.

The booklets for Living Compass: Practicing Hope have arrived and can be picked up Sunday after church or from the office during the week. We’ll start the class on Wednesday, November 18 at 9 a.m. You can join us either masked in the Parish Hall or on Zoom.

I had a couple people ask if we were planning to continue drive-in/parking lot church as the weather turns colder, and the answer is – yes, absolutely. Deacon Chuck and I will continue to add on our layers to stay warm as long as you all continue showing up in your cars. While the wind was a bit of a challenge last Sunday, we were both able to stay toasty warm.

Finally, mark your calendars – we are decorating the exterior of the church on November 22 around 11 a.m. (or November 29 if the weather is bad). Let’s put a little extra effort into our Christmas lights to show our hope and joy to the neighborhood.

Prayers and Blessings,
Mother Pippa