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LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, you’re invited to St. Mary’s “Epiphany Dinner” taking place Wednesday, January 29th, at Dina Mia in Florence. Social hour begins at 5:00 pm, with dinner being served at 6:00 pm. Cost is $17.50 (tax and tip included). Dinner consists of baked chicken, ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, spaghetti, vegetable, salad and bread. Coffee and tea also included. Invitations can be found in the church entryway and can be returned to the parish office by Thursday, January 23rd.
FEARLESS AND FREE! The Walking with Purpose women’s evening study group will be resuming Wednesday, January 22nd, from 5:45 pm—7:30 pm, in St. Mary’s Parish Office Center, as we begin Fearless and Free, an eleven-week Bible study based on the book of Ephesians. So many of us wrestle through the reality that life isn’t easy, even when we are doing the right thing. Suffering can slam into us from left field, leaving us reeling. This study provides a firm foundation to stand on no matter what life throws our way. With an emphasis on healing and wholeness, Fearless and Free is the most personal and transformative study that Walking with Purpose has offered so far! This is what we’ll discover through the pages of this study: We need to WAKEN to the reality of who we are in Christ and that we have an enemy who seeks to steal our true identity. We need to WRESTLE with the battle in our minds– bringing our thoughts in captivity to Christ. We need to be strengthened as WARRIORS so that we can move forward in life– not just surviving, but flourishing. Please contact Terri Koehn at 715-771-9378 if you would like to order a book. Cost is $30, plus shipping. All women are welcome to attend!
EXPLORE LIFE, FAITH, MEANING! Enter Alpha, a dynamic, weekly discipleship series taking place in the spring of 2020 in St. Mary’s Parish Office Center! Prayerfully consider joining us for this faith-growing and life-changing experience as we encounter Christ at a more personal and heartfelt level! To learn more today, visit Alpha USA.org or feel free to contact Fr. Timothy. Sign-up in the entryway today!
SEASONS OF HOPE GRIEF SUPPORT . . .
Have you lost a loved one and are struggling? Do you feel an indescribable emptiness, a heavy loneliness? Has your heart been broken? Whether your grief is new or it’s been a few years we are here to help. Our grief support group begins anew with the change of seasons and the effects that can have on our grief.
Trusting in God and coming to the Seasons of Hope program blesses you in untold ways. The support of others who know what you go through is the first of many of God’s gifts of love. Your broken heart will mend as your spirit lifts. God plans ahead. He hasn’t forgotten you. He wants to console you. Although this program is Christian based it is open to anyone struggling with grief.
Call the parish office if you are interested and we’ll arrange a time to fit everyone’s schedule.