This month the season of Easter comes to a close, Ascension Day is May 5, and Pentecost is May 15th. We are excited to have a baptism of young Lucy Payseur on Pentecost this year. After Pentecost we enter the longest liturgical season of the year, the post Pentecost time or ordinary time (liturgical color is green.) While the church educational activities wind down for the summer we still have several activities and special services coming up.
There will be a class on our stained glass here on Saturday May 14th at 2:30-4pm. Come learn the symbolism in our beautiful stained glass windows, the Mary Shrine, and on our needlework kneelers. Sunday school will be completed for the Spring term on May 22 for the kids, and May 29th, for the Adults. Thank you to all who, taught or helped in any way. The youth group will sponsor an all parish trip on July 16th to a Kingfish baseball game in Kenosha. Sign up now for this fun event.
Monday May 30th is Memorial Day and I am planning to have our annual Memorial Day reading of the names of Soldiers lost in the past year in the service of our country and pray for all who have served at any time and now serve, with a Morning Prayer liturgy. The service at 10:30 will follow the parade which starts at 9:30am. Come and sit out front of the church for the parade which passes right by us and stay for this prayer of remembrance of all our service people. There will be a sign up to read closer to the time
Mark your calendar now for Liturgy in the Park on June 12 this year, with Service at 10am, with picnic lunch to follow. This year it will again be held at Central Park near the fishing pier. Save the day and watch for more info and a sign up to bring food, grills and games for the picnic to follow the service. Watch for other special liturgical opportunities this summer as I have planned a June 26 and August 21 Morning prayer (with Eucharist) Sundays and on July 17th switch weekend where each service does the other liturgy (i.e. Rite I at 10am etc.)
Please join us for out spring cleanup 9-12 on Saturday morning May 21. Our yard and church will be spruced up nicely for the summer months. We should be proud of the beautiful building and grounds we maintain for God.
Ms. Mary will have a two-week summer school session in June. Graduation of her preschool is set for May 25th. If you have anyone graduating (any level) or if you have retired in this past year, please get these names into the office. For High School Seniors please include your college plans. We plan to honor all graduates and retirees at the June 4/5 services with recognition and a special prayer. Have a safe and blessed spring!
Peace, Mother Jane†