Announcements May 15, 2016

Summer Schedule


              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.

Community Outreach

Community Reach

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

Communion Classes


              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.

Prayer Alert



              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 Cleanup


Spring Clean Up will be today, May 15th after the 10 o’clock service. Please dress in comfortable clothes. Look for the signup sheet located in the Narthex.

Rummage Sale


“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.

Volunteer Opportunity


              The Greendale Health Department is looking for volunteers to participate in a mock emergency response to a bioterrorism attack. The event will be on Tuesday, June 14th 10:30 AM-12 Noon in Franklin.  It will be a test of local public health agencies’ ability to conduct a mass clinic to distribute antibiotics to 100% of their residents within 48 hours of the incident.  You would be participating as a patient walking through stations at the mass clinic as we practice determining the right antibiotic for you.  No personal information needs to be shared; you can give fictitious data to our screeners.  


It will be the second largest activity of its kind in our nation’s history, and will involve hospitals, ambulance services, health departments and emergency medicine providers from Fond du Lac down to Kenosha.


Please call the Greendale Health Department 414-423-2110 or email Sue Callison RN at if you would need more information or would like to sign up for this exciting and worthwhile event.


Calendar Look AheadCalendar


May 15 May 16 May 17 May 18 May 19 May 20 May 21 May 22


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Bible Study


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Vestry Meeting





Altar Guild




Euch. Rite I



Choir Reh




Bible Study








Choir Reh



Euch. Rite II






Euch. Rite II



Spring Cleanup



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