Announcements May 22, 2016

Communion Class Celebration

Communion Celebration

On Sunday, June 12, 2016, we will celebrate the completion of their Communion Class with the children setting the “Table of the Lord” before the 9:00am Service.


They will receive their certificates of completion of “This Bread & This Cup” at the end of the Eucharist Service.


Our last formal class is this Saturday, May 21, 2016. On June 12, 2016, I would like the children at church early 8:15-8:30am, as they will finish setting the Altar for the Celebration of the Eucharist! They are to come to the Sanctuary/Sacristy.


A special “Thank You” to the parents for making this happen. Noelle Gehlhaart

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


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!!


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


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.



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.


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.

Ordination News


The Reverend Steven Andrew Miller, Bishop of Milwaukee will Ordain:


Esther Ann Kramer

Nancy Hills

Lars David Jackson Skoglund

Daniel Paul Sport


To the Sacred Order of Deacons

In Christ’s One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church


Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 10:00am

Cathedral Church of All Saints

818 East Juneau Avenue

Milwaukee, WI

Calendar Looking forward



May 22 May 23 May 24 May 25 May 26 May 27 May 28 May 29













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Altar Guild



Morning Prayer




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Choir Reh




Euch. Rite II




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