I want to wish all of you a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving. Some of you have requested sermons and I have a Thanksgiving sermon which is available here if you wish to listen to it at your convenience.
This Sunday is the First Sunday of Advent and you are invited to join us for Morning Prayer on Zoom at 9:00 a.m., followed by a virtual coffee hour. At 10:30 a.m. we will have a live-streamed Eucharist that you may watch from home. Mike and I are reaching out to parishioners and are happy to drop off communion. If you wish communion at any time during Advent and Christmas please contact us and we will make arrangements to bring it to your door.
In this newsletter is a schedule of all of our online services throughout Advent and Christmas. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the team of people who have been doing live stream, setting up Zoom, filming, and putting videos up on YouTube. Thank you Mike Choquette, Amy Koegel, Doug Murphy, Cameron Robert, and Bill Wayne. All of these individuals have been incredibly helpful and have been working hard to make sure we can have an online presence. Please look over the schedule and see all of the wonderful options that have been planned for us, so that we can worship together while we are distanced from one another.
Thank you to all who have donated gifts, gift cards and monetary donations to the REVIVE gift program. Fifteen seniors will have a wonderful Christmas because of your generosity. Thank you one and all.
Have a Blessed Thanksgiving,
Worship Opportunities for Sunday, November 29
Join us every Sunday morning for Morning Prayer, followed by a virtual Coffee Hour. Just because we can’t meet in church, doesn’t mean we still can’t pray together and share some fellowship time! If you aren’t able to join via video on your computer, you can still participate by phone! And, we will have a live-streamed service (clergy and camera operator only), on November 29 and December 13.
To participate by phone only: 312-626-6799; phone meeting ID: 826 0737 1151
If you are participating by phone, you can access the same service document that Zoom participants can see (will be available in the Saturday reminder). The Zoom link, phone number, and ID will remain the same every Sunday.
10:30 a.m. LIVE-STREAMED SERVICE (November 29 and December 13)
To participate by phone only: 312-626-6799; phone meeting ID: 849 6974 4895
If you are participating by phone, you can access the same service document that Zoom participants can see. Click here to view the service on your computer. (The Zoom link, phone number, and ID will remain the same every Wednesday.)
Christmas through Epiphany Service Schedule
Christmas Eve – Dec. 24
A pre-recorded Candlelight Christmas Eve Service will be made available on our YouTube channel, which may be watched anytime after 3:00 p.m.
Christmas Day – Dec. 25
9:00 a.m. Christmas Service on ZOOM
First Sunday after Christmas – Dec. 27
9:00 a.m. Sunday Morning Prayer on ZOOM
Second Sunday after Christmas – Jan. 3
9:00 a.m. Sunday Morning Prayer on ZOOM.
In addition, there will be a pre-recorded sermon available on St. Mary’s YouTube channel.
Feast of the Epiphany – Jan. 10
9:00 a.m. Sunday Morning Prayer on ZOOM.
10:30 a.m. Eucharist, live-stream only
Good Samaritan Care Ministry
Amy and Tom Koegel are coordinating a new ministry to provide meals to anyone who could use the help when ill, or recovering from illness or surgery. This is a wonderful opportunity to care for our fellow parishioners.
If you would love to volunteer, please contact Amy Koegel. Meals can be home-made, store-bought, or even picked up from a restaurant. The goal is to get enough people signed up, so that no one is overwhelmed – many hands make light work!!
Galatians 6:2 - Bear another one's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.
Parishioners: Cameron, Peter, Tracy, Betsy & Galen, Sue, Cindy, Gail, Heather, El & Dorothy, Matthew, Emmett, Kristi, Elizabeth, Glenice, Shirley, and Margaret
Family/Friends: Elizabeth, sister of Bill Wayne; Tom, Nicholas (infant) and his family; Billy, Mark, Chris, Douglas, Tom, Mark, Andi, Maria, Greg, Wayne, Scott, Sue, Sarah, Dave, Brynn, Neil and Des, Kyle, Rick, Sylvia, Jess, Joanne, Lauren, Lynn, Kay, Saul, Brian, Sarah
Those Who Have Died
Those Who Mourn
Jim Krueger, his children Matt, and Patti, and their spouses and children