Stamping Workshop—St. Andrew’s

Beat the winter blues! On Feb. 10th from 10 a.m. to noon (or a little after) St. Andrew’s will host a stamping workshop — Journeys with Stamping. Taught by Andrea Blackwell, this class will cost ONLY $10 to cover project materials. RSVP: heather anderson at or call 847-6362 to re-serve your spot today!! A … Continue reading

Friday Night Lights

You don’t want to miss the open mic at Friday Night Lights (the last Friday of the month—well, except for Good Friday). Held at the St. Thomas parish hall, the first of these events was a huge hit, with a dozen performers and over 50 attendees. Proceeds go to local charities and the desserts and … Continue reading

Calving Day is April 28, 2018

Mark your calendars EARLY for April 28th to join your friends from the Hamilton and Earlville area, as the help Kriemhild Dairy celebrate it’s Second Annual Calving Day. The time has not been set yet, but it’s a blast with activities, sales, and food. And if you get there at the right time, you can … Continue reading

Lenten Reflection by Cheryl TenWolde

Staying Green in a Season of Purple I have an ear-worm that simply will not go away – the words of a hymn sung back in the Service of Christmas Lessons and Carols are still replaying over and over in my head: “The Tree of Life my soul has seen, laden with fruit and always … Continue reading

Nave Gazing – Shrove Tuesday

So, what is Shrove Tuesday, and why do we eat pancakes ? The name “Shrove Tuesday” derives from the old Middle English word ‘Shrive’ meaning to absolve someone for sins. Shrovetide (the week before Lent) was a time when folks went to confession before Lent began. As time went by, most people (like we do … Continue reading

Pancake Supper Feb. 13

Join your brothers and sisters of St. Matthew’s, St. Andrew’s, and Emmanuel as we gather at St. Matthew’s for a Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper. This will begin at 6:00 p.m. on February 13th. For those of you who can’t make the Ecumenical Ash Wednesday service at 7:00 p.m. on February 14th (see page 6 for … Continue reading

So, What Is This Lent Thing?

Ask any good liturgical soul (like an Epis-copalian) what Lent is all about, and you’ll get dozens of answers. “It’s about giving up something because Christ gave up his life for us.” “It’s about being sorry for your sins in a special way.” “It’s about 40 days of denial, just like Jesus denied himself in … Continue reading

December Birthdays and Anniversaries

2 John Sayko; Benjamin Dye; Nancylee Gridley; Richard Lindner, Sandra & Carl Colton, Joey Friedel 3 Trevin Cruz 4 George Denning, Tom Moore, Linton Wainright 5 Holly Sullivan 7 Cody Gebo; Ian May, Linda Slentz Baulch 8 John Shepler, Phil Giltner 9 Morgan Rogers; Dave & Kai Loomis 10 Thomas Mason, Nicole Anderson 11 Nancy … Continue reading

Greening of the Church

There are great holiday opportunities to help “green” the church—decorating it for Christmas. Greening of St. Matthew’s will be December 21st at 6:00 p.m. Greening of St. Andrew’s will be after church (around noon) on December 17th. Come and help out. Who knows…we might even play some Christmas music!!!!