Announcements April 17, 2016

Community Outreach

Community Reach

Guest House—APRIL Focus

The focus agency for April is Guest House.  The Guest House is a combination of residence and educational facility for homeless men.  The residents there are men who have fallen by the wayside for various reasons.  Programs there help the residents regain self-respect, independence and to seek out long-term solutions to their problems.  Guest House is a three month program that provides lessons in the school of life;  housing, budgeting, job search, health care, self management and many others.  After graduation there is a follow-up staff that help with any problems.  Guest House has a better success rate than any other similar program in the Milwaukee area.  Please keep Guest House in your prayers.


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

Columbarium News

Sketch by Shirley Lenhardt


             Construction begins with the columbarium. Niches are available for $975.00  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

Communion Classes


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


Calling all Youth and Children



                                ATTENTION Youth and Children

Reminder that we do not have rehearsal this morning for the upcoming

Contemporary  Service on May 1st. 

Please continue to work with you DC recordings and/or the YouTube videos to secure the music.  We will rehearse again next Sunday, April 24, in preparation for the service the following week.

Important Dates:

Sunday, April 24—rehearsal from 11:15-12:15,

Sunday May 1st—gather at 9:15am to warm-up for the 10:00 service

Coffee Hour Hosts

Episcopal coffee mug

We are looking for four (4) more families to sign up to host coffee hour for the coming year.  It is a one year commitment and a greet way to become involved.  We have

simplified what you should bring so set up and clean up is quite easy.  With four (4) more families we all would only have to host once a quarter.  A great way to connect to others and share your gift.  If it is something you are interested in please contact Tammy Wyman or Angie Bier, your new Parish Life co-chairs.

Chicago’s Northshore:

Chicago's North Shore

Date:  May 18, 2016.   Altar Guild Adventure—See EVEN MORE details on Bulletin Board

This is open to everyone, not just the Altar Guild.  8:20am to 5:45pm

Pick up at Brookfield Square 8:20am—Pick up at Racine Park & Ride 9:10am

Tours and Lunch $55.00

Registration deadline is May 4, SORRY—NO Refunds after May 4

(Forms attached to bulletin Board)

Calendar Looking Forward



Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
April 17 April 18 April 19 April 20 April 21 April 22 April 23 April 24


Euch Rite 1




Men’s Bible Study


Euch. Rite I



Altar Guild



Euch Rite 1


Euch Rite II

6:30pm Women’s

Bible Study




Choir Reh



Choir Reh


Vestry Mtg.



Euch Rite II



Vestry Mtg



Youth Choir Reh


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