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BEAUTIFUL ACTIVITIES ON OUR CAMPUS

Dear Friends, Last weekend, many of us gathered in the Parish Hall after services. We had rich discussions about where we see the Spirit among us at St. Monica’s and what our deepest longings are for the future of our parish. We will have one more of these conversations after the Eucharist [...]

2023-01-20T11:57:15-05:00January 20, 2023|Announcements|

THIS WEEKEND

Dear Friends, We need you this weekend! After each service this weekend, we will have a time of food and rich discussion in the Parish Hall. We will talk about where we see the Spirit working here at St. Monica’s, stewardship, and begin dreaming about our future together. On February 11th at [...]

2023-01-13T10:45:57-05:00January 13, 2023|Rector's Notes|

Any worthwhile nonprofit asks itself…

Dear Friends, Any worthwhile nonprofit asks itself at some point: What would happen if our organization did not exist? I think churches should ask the same thing. Some churches may find that they function in more of a social role than anything else. In contrast, at St. Monica’s I am [...]

2023-01-05T14:49:40-05:00January 5, 2023|Rector's Notes|

LET US BUILD A HOUSE – ALL ARE WELCOME

Dear Friends, As I look forward to the calendar year ahead, the theme for the stewardship campaign is “Let us build a house.” This comes from the hymn, “All are welcome” by Marty Haugen. The verse that stands out for the stewardship committee can inspire us: “Let us build a [...]

2022-12-28T13:22:49-05:00December 29, 2022|Rector's Notes|

MERRY CHRISTMAS

Dear Friends,   I look forward to seeing so many of you this Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. At the 5pm service, the liturgy has been simplified, using “An Order for Celebrating the Holy Eucharist” (BCP 400-401) which is more accessible for younger people. It will have a familiar and [...]

2022-12-22T13:45:22-05:00December 22, 2022|Rector's Notes|

AS WE APPROACH CHRISTMAS

Dear Friends, As we approach Christmas, what do we anticipate? Does our faith suggest that we live into sentimental and fond memories of Christmas past? Instead, what could this Christmas bring? What are your deepest hopes? What would make you most full of life and love? What do you hope [...]

2022-12-15T14:41:28-05:00December 15, 2022|Rector's Notes|

SEASON OF GIVING

Dear Friends, At this time of year, as a father, I think about the gifts I give my children, and I answer requests from my parents and in-laws about what my children would like to have for Christmas. As a priest and as someone who has worked with non-profits, I [...]

2022-12-08T15:27:13-05:00December 8, 2022|Rector's Notes|

LET’S GET READY FOR CHRISTMAS

Right after our 10am church service on Sunday, December 18th, we will decorate the church for Christmas. Come join us and let’s have some fun together. If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Lapierre, 920.204.4165.

2022-12-01T10:45:25-05:00December 1, 2022|Announcements|

Thank you

Dear Friends, Today I want to say, thank you. You have warmed my heart. It happened again this week. More new people have committed to being a part of St. Monica’s. Why? Because of you! People come here and feel your warm welcome. The way you welcome people to our [...]

2022-11-30T14:44:13-05:00December 1, 2022|Rector's Notes|

SEVENTH ANNUAL SERVICE OF ADVENT LESSONS and CAROLS

Sunday, December 11, at 4pm. Come celebrate the season in scripture and song! The service includes the Daily Office liturgy, and features the choir, handbell choir, and orchestra. Join us in person or via Live Stream. Reception follows the Service in the Parish Hall.

2022-12-01T10:47:03-05:00December 1, 2022|Announcements|