Annoucements February 28, 2016

Community Outreach

Jericho Ministries—February Focus

The focus agency for February is Jericho Ministries. Outreach contributions are welcome using your blue pledge envelope, writing a check to St. Thomas of Canterbury and putting “Outreach” on the memo line, or through your electronic transfer account.


Food & Item Donations

STOC continues to collect food and other donations that support St. Alphonsus, St. James, Guest House & the Hospitality Center. If you would like to donate additional items please label your contribution with your preference of ministry and donations will be distributed. If you are donating food items please do not use the outside drop box, food donations should be left inside the church. For more information please contact the church office at 414-421-0130. Thank you….Outreach

What can I do?




Your older adult neighbors need to have someone like you to shovel their sidewalks and driveways this winter. You can help them by calling Southwest Interfaith at 421-5676 to get more details. You can make a huge difference in someone’s life.

Chicago’s NorthShore:

Save the Date:

Altar Guild Adventure—May 18, 2016

Please NOTE:

This meeting is open to EVERYONE, not just Altar Guild.

Please See Details on Bulletin Board

***** HELP WANTED *****

Coffee Hour Hosts

This is a one year commitment. Signup sheet is posted in the Narthex.

Singing Rooster Coffee Representative

We’ve been asked to become a distributor of Singing Rooster Coffee. Please attend the Annual Meeting for a taste of this coffee. Then fill out a survey to let us know how you liked it.

Easter Bunny Assistant

Christian Education needs one person (or a group) to assist with the Easter Egg hunt on Easter morning.

Please see Donna Celsor for more information on each of the items listed above.



Greendale Woman’s Club will be awarding grants to community based not-profit organizations. Please be specific in your proposal, include what the grant will be used for, the costs, and the amount you are requesting. Mail your grant request to Judy Rick, 9035 W. Highland Park Ave. Unit 705, Franklin, WI 53132. All grant requests must be received by March 1, 2016. Any questions please contact Judy Rick (414)423-5974 or Chris Sowa (414)529-3758

Communion Classes

Classes will be held the 4th Sunday of each month from 9:30-10:30am in Fr. Mark’s office.


Palm Sunday Passion Reader Volunteers:

Inviting any youth who may be interested. See Erica Stoving or

email her at: Erika Stoving

Columbarium News


At long last we are moving ahead with the columbarium. Niches are now available for $975.00 and as soon as we have 5 of them sold we will begin construction. It will be located in what was the side altar area and will be a permanent part of the church. The design is a combination of Cherry wood and brown marble with the engraving on the marble facing of each niche. I think it will be a beautiful and respectful place to remember the best of those whom we love.


For further information including contract and rules please contact Fr. Mark

Weekly Lenten Meal and Services

Our weekly Lenten meal followed by Evening Prayer will begin on Feb 12th. Those who participated last year enjoyed the format we fell into, and would like to repeat it again this Lenten Season. We’ll gather for food and fellowship in the Parish Hall at 6PM on Friday evenings, followed by a brief Bible Study at 6:30 and Evening Prayer at 7pm. Last year, it seemed to work well to rotate and spread out the food responsibilities, so we’ve posted a sign up sheet in the Narthex for those who would like to take a turn, or we discuss during the meal who is going to take it on for the next week. Please come and join us in this relaxed and warm form of Lenten Discipline!


Yoga resumes January 11 through June 13 2016 8:30am—9:30am.

No classes on 3/28 or 5/30.

Same Sex Marriage Discussion Forum

The discussions about Same Sex Marriage continues this Sunday, Feb 28th, – following the 10:00am Service. This week we’ll discuss the change to the Liturgy. On March 6th, we’ll discuss church Canon (law) and we conclude on March 13th with how it relates to the Church’s Mission. Everyone is strongly encouraged to attend these forums to have your voice heard before the Vestry votes on the subject. If you have missed any of the previous forums, you can find notes on what was covered on STOC’s website

Living with Grief: Managing Conflict, Finding meaning..

Supporting Families at Life’s End—**FREE PROGRAM**

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 12:00—4:00 PM

12:00-12:30PM: Registration (Complimentary lunch if you pre-register by Monday, March 28)

12:30—3:30 PM: HFA Video of Webcast Viewing Location: Hales Corners Lutheran Church—12300 W. Janesville Rd, Hales Corners, WI 53130—(414)-529-6700

Registration: (414)-805-3666 or (800)-272-3666 (Option 2) or online at: (This will take a moment or two)


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