The Vicar’s Voice: Mother Michele Whitford
Dear Beloved of God,
I have been blessed to be your priest for ten months now. It has been a great joy to be welcomed so completely into this community. I have been amazed at the energy and faithfulness with which you worship God and live into the Great Commission. The future is very exciting. We are looking toward having a wheelchair lift installed which will enable everyone to access the entire building. This will provide us with more opportunities to invite others to experience the love of God in this place. As we journey together, I ask that you pray for guidance and direction for what God is calling each one of us to do and for what we as a congregation can do to live more fully into the Kingdom of God.
In his Mercy,
Worship Services & Fellowship
“Oh come, let us worship & bow down; let us kneel before the Lord our maker.” Ps. 95:6
Sunday Eucharist, 10:00 am with Fellowship following. EXCEPT November 5—Eucharist at 9:00 am
1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, Healing Service & Eucharist at Rocky Knoll
“For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience & comfort of the Scriptures might have hope”—Romans 15:4
Sunday, 9:00am-9:45am Episcopal 101—The basics of the Episcopal Church led by Mother Michele.
Monday, 9:30am-12:00 Education for Ministry (EfM) facilitated by Barb Drewry-Zimmerman at St. Peter’s Church House, Sheboygan Falls.
Wednesday, 5pm- 6pm Sunday School for children 4 years old to 6th grade
Wednesday, 5pm-6pm Fr. John Ambelang leads discussions centering on the lessons we will read the following Sunday.
2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 6pm-7pm Bible Study – Reading & discussing the Gospels.
Special Events Calendar
Sunday, October 8, 11:30am Vestry Meeting
Fri-Sat., October 13-14 Walsingham Pilgrimage at Grace Church
Sunday, October 15, 11:30am Prayer Net Meeting
Saturday, October 21, 9am-4pm Diocesan Convention in Oneida
Sunday, October 22, 10am Pledge cards due
Saturday, October 28, 10:00 am Set up for Pancake Breakfast, Craft & Bake Sales
Sunday, October 29, 8am-1:00pm Pancake Breakfast
Sunday, November 5, 9:00am Eucharist
10:15am-1pm CCV & Brunch—Sign-up sheet for brunch
Stewardship & Capital Campaign
We have all been blessed by God. A wonderful way to give thanks is by offering to God from the bounty he has given us. Very shortly we will be asking you to give of yourselves in our stewardship campaign. You will be receiving a letter with a pledge card in the mail. I ask that you prayerfully consider pledging support for St. Paul’s as we continue to faithfully follow after Jesus.
In addition to pledging for the operating budget we will be continuing the “We Lift Them to the Lord!” capital campaign. This is to raise the remaining funds to install the wheelchair lift. We have raised over half of what we need and have received approval for a loan from the Trustees of the Diocese for the remaining portion. More information will be sent out as we get the final numbers. Thank you all so much for the great generosity you have already shown for both the Lift and St. Paul’s.
Our Lady of Walsingham Pilgrimage--Grace Episcopal Church, Sheboygan
Friday, October 13, 2017 - Quiet Day of Prayer and Meditation with meditations led by Ms. Adowa Lewis-Wilson at noon & 3:00pm, followed by saying the Holy Rosary at 5:00pm and the last mediation and evensong at 6:00pm.
Saturday, October 14, 2017 – Pilgrimage begins at 10:30 am with Solemn Pontifical Mass with procession of Our Lady. Lunch is at noon and at 2:00pm anointing with Walsingham water and Healing Prayer, musical offering, and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.
Diocesan Convention Oneida, WI
The Diocese Fond du Lac gathers to worship together, conduct diocesan business & learn about diocesan ministries. This one day convention will start with Mass at Holy Apostles Church at 9:00 am, followed by the Convention at the Radisson Conference Center. To register go to: www.diofdl.com. Our delegates are Dawn Bartz & Peter Suchocki.
Pancake Breakfast Colleen Carreno & Lisa Dicker
Pancake Breakfast is Sunday, October 29 from 7:30am to 1:00pm. There will also be a bake and craft sale. Workers are needed to help all day long as well as setting up on Saturday. There are sign-up sheets in the back of church. If you are able to bring baked goods, please DO NOT price them. If you are willing to donate craft items please DO price them. If you are not able to physically help, donating a gallon of milk is welcomed. Contact Lisa Dicker or Colleen Carreno with any questions. Thank you for helping in our biggest fundraiser of the year! Invite your friends & family!
Commission on Congregational Vitality & Brunch Sunday, November 5
What is CCV?
The role of the Commission on Congregational Vitality (CCV) is to partner with the congregations in the Diocese of Fond du Lac in providing tools and support to help them become as healthy and vital as possible, regardless of size, as we strive to be faithful members of the Body of Christ. All parishes are required to participate.
Sunday, November 5, 2017, Cathy Cowling from Oshkosh will facilitate a conversation with our congregation. We will begin with our Sunday worship starting at 9:00 am. Following the service, from 10:15am – 1:00pm we will gather in the fellowship hall for brunch and conversation that will include our strengths and our challenges. This will be a time when we will share our experiences as the Body of Christ in this place. Everyone is encouraged to participate in this important conversation.
Please sign up to provide food for our brunch. We suggest potato, egg & vegetable casseroles, fruit & hard rolls. A sign-up sheet is available. Please come and enjoy.
Paper Drive Saturday, October 14
Our paper drive will conclude on October 14th. There is still time to get your papers into the truck. We can take newspapers and the inserts Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00 – 6:00pm and Saturday from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Please no magazines or anything with a binding. Papers can be in brown paper bags or tied with string.