On Sunday August 18th, the kids all brought in their backpacks for ablessing and school send off… -tw
This is what it’s all about – friends, family, food, and faith! A huge thank you to everyone who was able to come out. Special thanks to Gavin and Jeri Gumbinner, along with Morgan and Cody, for loading and unloading their pickup truck with all our food and supplies. Now that’s faith in action!
There are many types of mission trips. Some are much longer. Some involve medical work. Some involve direct evangelism. This video applies to the short term type of trip that we will be going on. For different trips, the reasons might be different. Variety is a good thing!
Wow! What a joy is was to celebrate with these children who completed the “Come to the Table” course in which they learned all about Holy Communion. This video was taken moments before the children received the bread and the wine – some of them for the very first time.
Congratulations to our children for completing the “Come to the Table” course, they participated in a special ceremony during the CFW service today…. Happy Mothers Day!! -tw
I can recall an occasion when members of a well-known sect knocked on my door and offered some materials designed to help me “study the Bible.” This sect is known (i) for its zeal in “witnessing” door to door, and (ii) for its denial of a number of the key teachings of the Christian faith. …
Many thanks to Barry Marsh (vestry member and video editor extraordinaire) for putting together this video. The retreat went very well – we are blessed with a great vestry!
We welcomed the RT. REV. LEO FRADE, Bishop of Southeast Florida, to St Mary’s today. He officiated and administered the Sacrament of Confirmation at our 9AM contemporary service to Karlyn Anders, Evan Farrara, Vanessa Gumm, and Elizabeth Schneider… -tw
I had the pleasure of stopping in to see Marilyn today. (She gave me permission to post the picture.) She is not able to get out of the house much, but St. Mary’s makes sure to send lay Eucharistic visitors twice per month to bring her communion. Marilyn’s eyes are not what they used to…
What a week it was – the Faure Requiem, Easter services… And then came the last hurrah. The Offertory of the 11:00 a.m. service. The Alleluia Chorus. And they just WENT FOR IT! Rarely does a congregation burst into applause – but how else could one respond to such a moment? Congratulations to the choir…