NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • RECTOR'S MESSAGE
    Dear Friends,

    I’d like to touch on a few topics this week.

    Our annual Friends of Music campaign is now underway. This ministry allows us to minister to so many in beautiful ways. I am grateful for our music ministry and so often these musical offerings draw me further to that which is Holy around us, and I am so grateful we are able to serve the community through the gifts that we have. Please remember that commitments are in addition to our offerings to God through St. Monica’s.

    As I write this note, I just saw the graduation of the Pre-K4 class from the Heavenly Day Preschool. Heavenly Day has been using our classes for several years, and it is a joy to see them here and to see them be prepared for kindergarten. As I saw the ceremony of their graduation, I reflected on my gratitude for getting to know the children – they love to pet my dog Bella, to be silly, and just to say “hi” or “hola.” They have warmed my heart this whole past school year. I am also so glad that, in some small way, we have ministered to these families through our welcome, and I pray that we continue to minister to them as we are called.

    One thing I like about “season” ending is that it gives us time to reflect. In the off-season, we are not urged to do things all the time. We can show up and just be and just connect with others without any flurry of so much activity. I invite you to enjoy this time - that it may have a sabbath feel for you. Please go slow, connect with others, and see God’s Spirit inviting you into a holy stillness and reflection.

    When you have a moment, please take a look at the Financial Report by our Treasurer, Tom Gibson.

    As always, if you have any questions or concerns, I am so glad to speak or meet with you.

    Peace and grace,
    Fr. Jonathan Evans

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  • SAVE THE DATES
    Ø Monday, May 16 – Men’s Book Club – 9am in the Library.
    Ø Monday, May 16 – DOK – 1pm in the Church and Zoom.
    Ø Tuesday, May 17 – Prayer and Faith Sharing – 10am in the Church.

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  • DAUGHTERS OF THE KING – SUMMER SCHEDULE
    Starting in June and until the end of September, DOK will only meet once a month as follows: June 20, July 18, August 15 and September 19. If you have any questions, please contact Toni Strong, her information is in our Church Directory.

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  • LADIES LUNCHEON - DATE CHANGE
    On June 13th we will have our 12:30pm luncheon at the Patio Café, 10711 Tamiami Trail. Across from Trader Joe’s. All ladies are welcome to attend. For more information, please contact Linda Duffy. We will also be placing this information on our church calendar located on our website.

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  • THE PASTORAL TEAM CHANGES
    May 5 to June 7 Colleen Rossomando will not have access to her emails. So during this time, Jim Sarconi has been kind enough to fill her shoes. So, if you have someone you would like to add to the prayer list during this time, please reach out to Terri Tack and Jim Sarconi. Their contact information is below in the Pastoral Care section.

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BIRTHDAYS

  • Birthdays
    5/2
    Theresa Miller
    Fred Swendeman
    Mia Zambelli

    5/3
    Patricia Traverse

    5/5
    Thomas Hughes

    5/6
    Ron Doiron
    Jack Griffin
    Yanielle Griffin
    Kenneth Marta

    5/7
    Madeline Rigsby
    Ginger Shepherd
    Betsy Smith

    5/8
    Dick Orndoff
    JoAnn Sarconi

    5/9
    Ann Frazer
    Leslie Whiting

    5/10
    Julie Johnston
    Sue Lemons

    5/13
    Sandra Kilmon

    5/14
    Charles Gentzel
    Emilia Matts
    Paul Nick

    5/15
    Teagan Perkins

    5/16
    George Traicoff

    5/18
    Gordon Macdonald

    5/21
    Ian Shepherd

    5/23
    Beau Crevier
    Christopher Thieffine

    5/24
    Fred Cable
    Thomas Vigneri

    5/25
    John Owen

    5/26
    John Adams
    Linda Gutsch
    Jim Wade

    5/27
    Scott Chadwick
    Katie Preu

    5/28
    Emily McCurdy

    5/30
    Aden Chalick
    Keel Jones
    James Popper

ANNIVERSARIES

  • Anniversaries
    5/3
    Ricard & Linda
    Pilc

    5/7
    Dick & Merrianne
    Orndoff

    5/10
    Kenneth & Lois
    Poppele

    5/19
    Frank Dowd &
    Doug Ball

    5/19
    Todd & Rose
    Garfield

    5/30
    Daniel & Carolyn
    Savitsky

Welcome to St. Monica’s Episcopal Church Campus  ~  Where Christ’s Light Shines
Vestry Members
Scott McCurdy, Tom Coté, Beth Moss, Jenny Wise, Carol Hedman, Don Fuggi, Dick Rumpf, JoAnn Sarconi, and Kathy Connelly