Announcements for May 22, 2022

Altar flowers are in honor of Kevin’s baptism
donated by Eileen Drache

Today we welcome as a child of God, Kevin Thomas Drache,
 son of Alan & Audrey Drache. Colleen Drache, Eileen Drache, and Leonard Drache will serve as Kevin’s sponsors.
Please join us at our 10 am worship service today in welcoming Kevin Thomas
 as a new member of the Christian church universal.

Now through the end of June, we will have two services at 8:30 am and 10 am with Sunday School at 9 am. This is a trial period through June to decide if we will continue with two services or return to one. Kids are invited to return to worship for Holy Communion.  Reminder, please bring a mask to wear even if you are vaccinated. 

Coffee Hour will be held between services. You can sign-up to host Coffee Hour via the sheet in the narthex or by going to  to sign up online. Coffee Hour treats can be 1 or 2 simple snacks, store bought or homemade.
When you sign up you are not responsible for making the coffee, just bringing the treats!      

Worship is being streamed live to our church Facebook page.  The worship service where the choir sings will be live-streamed.  The first & third Sundays the choir sings at 8:30 am and at 10 am all other Sundays.  Unless you are assisting in worship from the altar, you will not be on camera, even during Communion.

All ages are invited to join Pastor Peggy for a Mindfulness Walk from 4-5 pm on Thursday, May 26th at Maple Grange Park.  This is a child friendly activity where we will meet at the park for a walk, stopping 2-3 times along the way on the path to practice a mindfulness exercise.  At the end of our walk there will be time to play and visit on the playground.  We hope you will join us!  

This Week at Holy Counselor
Sunday, May 22: Choir sings at 10 am worship
                            Kevin Drache’s Baptism, 10 am worship
                            Confirmation Class, 6 pm in person
Wednesday, May 25: Adult Education, via Zoom, 10 am (last session 6/1)
Thursday, May 26: Mindfulness Walk, Maple Grange Park, 4-5 pm
Sunday, May 29: Choir sings at 10 am worship
Mark your calendars, June 12, after both services there will be a car wash! More details to follow.

Attention WELCA members! There will be a meeting on Tuesday, June 14, at 10:30 am.

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