Our Summer Service schedule begins on Sunday, May 29th with one service at 9AM. As that is the 5th Sunday in the month, it will be a Morning Prayer service. After that, we’re doing something a little different this year. Because we get so many visitors and newcomers who try us out in the summer, we want to be as welcoming as possible. To those not raised with our liturgy, it’s a challenging enough task to follow along, without also trying to decipher the language of Rite I. In an effort to be more comfortable to anyone who may be looking for a new church home, we are making Rite II our primary worship service this summer. Since we also value our members who are most comfortable worshiping using Rite I, however, we’ll be celebrating Rite I on the 3rd Sunday of each month- June 19th, July 17th, and August 21st. We will keep the Summer schedule through Labor Day weekend, and will resume with two services on September 11th.
Haiti Project—MAY Focus
The focus agency for May is the Haiti Project. Outreach contributions are welcome using your blue pledge envelopes, writing a check to St. Thomas of Canterbury and putting “Outreach” on the memo line, or through your electronic transfer account. The Haiti Project is a partnership between the Milwaukee Episcopal Diocese and St. Marc’s Episcopal Church, School, Clinic and Agricultural program in Jeanette, Haiti. It is an attempt to put our abilities, wealth, spirituality and time to work for people who are unfortunately living in one of the most chaotic places on earth; and to try to make a long term difference in their lives. Please keep the people of Jeanette 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
CHILDREN, please be sure to bring your class books as we have lots to cover!
PARENTS We will meet Sunday May 22 after our 10:00am Eucharist Service We will meet in the Sanctuary, to see/touch the many items used for the Eucharist and help return to the Sacristy.
Your Vision Team asks that you take a “leaf” of faith and pray with us, and for us, as we continue to listen to God’s voice and discern His path for our parish family through the power of the Holy Spirit! Leaves of Prayer can be found in the Narthex by the Vision Team bulletin board. Thank you!!
Garden Caretakers needed
As in the past, we are once again asking for Individuals or families to sign up for Weeding, Watering, Trimming and Fertilizing as needed on a regular basis for keeping the gardens looking neat. There are a total of 10 areas that need attending to. Garden Angels—Please see the signup and the Garden map in the Narthex.
Spring Clean Up will be May 14th, and May 15th after the 10 o’clock service. Please dress in comfortable clothes. Look for the signup sheet located in the Narthex.
“Do It Yourself” at St. Thomas of Canterbury. (Tables and chairs will be provided) Saturday, 6/25 8:30am-3:00pm See posting in the Narthex. Signup sheets are on the office counter. Please complete them thoroughly, and return to the office counter, or Cheryl Carstens.
Brat Fry & Car Wash
St. Luke’s Lutheran Church
Saturday, May 14t
Brats Served from 11:00—2:00pm
Proceeds help support the Youth attending the High School Mission Trip
and Confirmation Camp
In parking lot behind church—6705 Northway, Greendale