No one was there to flower the cross on Easter because of the virus that is affecting the world right now. Several scores of parishioners drove through to receive Holy Communion and a blessing from Fr. Tom
Above all, we pray you will stay safe. If you desire to join a maximum of 50 persons in our sanctuary Sunday morning, you must wear a mask and maintain physical distancing per the CDC guidelines. We must turn away folks if we reach that guideline number.
Please join us at 9 a.m. Sundays on YouTube, using your smart phone, computer or television set, by clicking here
Our own Fr. Tom delivered one of this year's diocesan convention workshops, entitled "Baptismal Covenant: Five Questions." Since it was a virtual workshop, it can be viewed by clicking this link any time. Fr. Tom is well acquainted with the sacrament of Baptism, as he focused on it in the pursuit of his doctorate from Seabury-Western.
To learn about our worship service and about the Episcopal Church, click here. And click on that shelf of red books to get a short, cute introduction to our time-honored Book of Common Prayer.
The Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday evening bible studies will resume Nov. 10. Anyone may join us, either Tuesdays at 1 p.m. or Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m., in studying and discussing the Gospel of Matthew.
Fr. Tom leads us in a conversation about the spiritual meanings of the gospel and how it is applicable in our lives today.
If you haven't used Zoom before, make that click an hour or so before the meeting, in case you need to download and install the program and test your sound and video.
Links to the Bible study sessions:
Tuesday, Nov 10, 1:00 p.m. Click here
Thursday, Nov 12, 6:30 p.m. Click here
Our plans are to have a cautious opening of the Farmers' Market on Nov. 7, where masks and physical distancing will be required. Since our shops are small spaces, they will remain closed until it is safe.
For more information on the market, click here.-->
Episcopalians of the Naples Deanery have been supporting the children at a shelter in the Dominican Republic for the last 18 years. The Albergue el Buen Samaritano in San Francisco de Macoris, serves a hundred children who would be on the street were it not for the shelter. The kids arrive for breakfast, learn their abcs and social skills and get lots of love that may otherwise be missing in their young lives.
It is a ministry of love and affection, above all.
Dr. Susan Wilson, an English family physician, is full of energy and zealfor the Lord. She founded Tumaini (the word means "hope") Fund to put her faith to work in the AIDS-ravaged Kagera region of Northwest Tanzania. There she established an orphanage for thousands of children who lost their moms and dads to AIDS. In addition to monitary contributions, the ladies of our church, the ECW (Episcopal Church Women) have sewn numerous dresses for Dr. Wilson to distribute.
Parishioners Mike Moore and Roger Conant are directors for the fund in the United States.
Episcopal Relief and Development is a charity you can trust to use your resources wisely and lovingly. Click the logo at left to learn more and make a donation.