Announcements

Letter From Father Scott

Week of October 18 – 24, 2020

Announcements

All Saints/All Souls, A Month Of Remembering

November is a time when we remember with gratitude all the holy ones who have gone before us, both the official “capital S” saints of the Church, and the unofficial “small s” saints that have been a part of our own lives. November 1 is the Feast of All Saints.  November 2 we observe All Souls, aka Commemoration of the Faithful Departed, and throughout November we give thanks for all those who’ve gone before us.  With the reality of COV ID making it not possible to gather together in church, we want to continue our tradition of remembering and giving thanks for the holy ones now at rest in God’s kingdom.  Please send photos and names of loved ones to the parish via email (stoc@stocchurch.com) and we’ll include them in our uploaded worship during the month of November.  If there are photos, mementos or names that you’d like to bring to the office in person and have us include them, you can do that Monday through Thursday between 9 am – 1 pm or when you come for drive-up Holy Communion on Sunday.

Fr. Scott on Vacation

Fr. Scott will be out of the office on vacation beginning Wednesday, October 21 through Friday, October 23.  Deacon Marge will be available for all pastoral needs. 

 Day-By-Day Booklets Available

We have the Day-by-Day booklets for November-December-January in the office. They are available in both sizes, the pocket-size and the larger booklet.  If you would like a copy, please stop in the office or give the office a call.

In our Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, we pray for St. Simon the Fisherman, Port Washington

Almighty God, we pray for the faithful people of St. Simon the Fisherman Episcopal Church in Port Washington. May they live into their calling as a vital church family of all ages and help them to care especially for the children in their midst. In the name of your son Jesus Christ, Amen.

 Meeting with Fr. Scott:  Would you like to meet with Fr. Scott?  Call him (414-379-0632) or the parish office (414-421-0130) to schedule a meeting that can be held a number of ways:  in-person (respecting social distancing), phone, Face Time or Zoom meeting.  He will gladly do an outside visit with you at your home or at the parish.

 Prayer Request

If you have or know someone needing extra prayers, please give the office a call Monday through Thursday, 9:00am – 1:00pm, or send us the information via email. 

Parish Prayer List

Please remember in your prayers this week … Adam & Monica, Addison, Alyssa, Andy B, Arthur, Barbara, Bill, Bill G, CC and Tom, Carol (Lisa C’s mom), Charlotte, Chris G, Dan, David, Dee, Dennis, Don, Edie, Gary H, Jacquie, Jeannie M, Jenny, Judy L, Karen, Kayla, Kathy & Tim, Ken, Leslie B, Linda S, Lois, Mary, Mike, Mike B, Mike V, Nancy, Nancy S, Norb, Richard, Robert, Ruth, Sabrina, Salvado, Shelly, Steve P, and Steven.  Please pray for all who are ill with COVID-19, for their loved ones, and for all who are treating them. 

 Sunday Morning Holy Communion Distribution

Holy Communion will be distributed every Sunday morning starting at 10:45am until 11:15am in the church parking lot.  It’s a great way to complete your experience of remotely participating in the Eucharist.  Deacon Marge or Margaret Done will be there to direct the cars and ask the pertinent “how are you feeling?” questions before driving up to Fr. Scott to receive communion while you remain in the car.  Hope to see everyone there on Sunday morning!

WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK

Monday

6:30pm – Twelve Steps and Pandemic Living (Zoom)

Tuesday

8:00am – Morning Prayer (Zoom)

9:00am – Twelve Steps and Pandemic Living (Zoom)

 6:30pm – Building & Grounds Team Mtg. (Zoom.)

Wednesday  (Fr. Scott on Vacation)

6:00pm – Evening Prayer (Zoom)

6:30pm – Vestry Meeting (Zoom)

Thursday  (Fr. Scott on Vacation)

Noon Prayer led by Deacon Marge (Zoom)

Sunday

  • 9:55am – Fr. Scott livestreams a parish greeting and announcements (uploaded onto Facebook and parish YouTube channel).
  • 10:00am – St. Thomas of Canterbury online worship service (uploaded onto Facebook and parish YouTube channel).
  • 10:45 – 11:15am – Holy Communion Distribution in the church parking lot in your car.
  • 11:00am – Coffee Hour on Zoom

 Birthdays – HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

October 18 – Ellen M.

October 23 – Tony K.

Anniversaries – CONGRATULATIONS!

October 18 – Tom & Jane W.

October 19 – Mark & Joan L.

October 23 – John and Erica A.

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Letter from Father Scott

October 15, 2020

Dear Friends,

November is a time when remember with gratitude all the holy ones who have gone before us, both the official “capital S” saints of the Church, and the unofficial “small s” saints that have been a part of our own lives.  November 1 is the Feast of All Saints.  November 2 we observe All Souls, aka Commemoration of the Faithful Departed, and throughout November we give thanks for all those who’ve gone before us.

When we’re not in the midst of a pandemic (!), we bring photos, funeral cards and other mementos of loved ones to church during November and we place them on a Table of Remembrance near the altar.  We also write their names in a large Book of Remembrance.

The reality of COVID is making it highly unlikely that we’ll be able to gather together in November.  I’d say I’m 99.9% sure that we won’t be given permission to do so. 

To continue our tradition of remembering and giving thanks for the holy ones now at rest in God’s kingdom, please send photos and names of loved ones to the parish via email (stoc@stocchurch.com) and we’ll include them in our uploaded worship during the month of November.   If there are photos, mementos or names that you’d like to bring to the office in person and have us include them, you can do that Monday-Thursday between 9 am – 1 pm or when you come for drive-up Holy Communion on Sunday.

Thank you, and God bless you today! 

Fr. Scott