Back to School Bash

We had a great time on August 17th at our church family’s Back to School Bash! We had delicious food including hamburgers, hot dogs, cole slaw, chips, lemonade, and lots of great desserts including a birthday cake for a special six-year old! The kids (and some parents….and Father Tim, at the kids’ insistence) played on two water slides. It was our first non-rainy day in recent memory. What a memorable day!

Vacation Bible School 2019

73 children traveled to Medieval times to join Robin Hood, Friar Tuck and Little John as they learned about the book of Acts and the early church and how those stories apply to their lives as merry men and to children’s lives as Christians in the world today. Thanks to Director Christopher Maslanka and over 30 other volunteers who made it all possible!

Easter Sunday services

Alleluia! Christ is risen! What a memorable Easter on a gorgeous spring morning! From Father Tim's sermons for both children and adults, to children’s surprise sidewalk chalk drawings for their parents, to an Easter egg hunt for nearly 70 children, to a cake and punch reception hosted by the Daughters of the King, we had a glorious day. Thanks to Steve Carter for these pictures.

Thanksliving Camp Lunch

Special thanks to Lisa Jensen and her great team of volunteers, including Sharon Allen, Chuck Burgman, Kathy Hartley, Mariann Holland, Cindy Lee, Melody McKenna, Morgan McKenna, Chip Thullbery, and Addy Willette for serving a great lunch to 175 campers and their counselors. The middle and high school students were volunteering to serve others in the Lake Wales Care Center’s Thanksliving Camp. Thanks to Morgan McKenna for these pictures.

5th Annual Fallfest

Our children enjoyed fun games, face painting, balloon animals, and candy at our 5th annual Fallfest. Many thanks to Addy Willette and Amy Gammons for organizing the event, to Christopher Maslanka for creating balloon animals, to Kate Willette and Liz Matteson for doing face painting, and to several moms and members of the EYC youth group for manning the games. Thanks to all of your efforts, our kids had a great time and families had a memorable evening.

Rally Sunday

We had a great Rally Sunday!  Many parishioners joined program leaders in the parish hall after the service to learn about upcoming fall programs and volunteer opportunities.  Thanks to all of our leaders, to Chip Thullbery and his team for the delicious refreshments, and to Steve Carter for taking these pictures.  If you were unable to attend Rally Sunday, it's not to late to sign up for anything.  Please let us know of your interest either after church on Sunday or by contacting Lisa Carter in the parish office.  

Stay-at-home Work Camp Breakfasts

Thanks to Theresa and Fleet Ryland and their amazing team of volunteers for arriving as early as 6:00 AM each day this week to serve both a hot and a cold breakfast to 50 hard-working student campers and their counselors.  Volunteers included:  Sharon Allen, Alan Corwith, Nancy Gossard, Cecily Harmon, Renee Johns, Cindy Lee, Glenda Morgan, Barrett Nelson,  Bob Peppel, Danielle Phillips, Fleet & Theresa Ryland, Chip Thullbery, Robert & Valerie Warncke, and Sandy White.  We appreciate all of you!  Special thanks to Cecily Harmon for these photos.

Vacation Bible School - A Wrinkle in Time

Director Christopher Maslanka has used his creative talents to create the magical world of "A Wrinkle in Time," based on Madeline L'Engle's classic book.  Our children have had so much fun learning about the author as well as Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who and Mrs. Which.  They are singing songs, enjoying outdoor play, having fun snacks, and learning about science as well as the Bible.  We are excited to have both a record attendance this year (38 children!) plus over two dozen adult and student volunteers.  Thanks to everyone who is helping to make this week memorable.

Picnic on the Grounds

The rain didn't dampen our spirits as we moved our picnic on the grounds into the parish hall.  We enjoyed delicious food including hamburgers and hot dogs, cole slaw, chips, lemon squares and brownies.  The kids enjoyed having their faces painted and receiving balloon animals from Youth Director Christopher Maslanka.  Thanks so much to Addy Willette and her entire team of volunteers for such a fun, festive picnic!

Easter Egg Hunt

Thanks to Youth Leaders Christopher Maslanka and Julie Stewart and our EYC (middle and high school youth group) for hosting a wonderful Easter egg hunt on Easter Sunday.   Special thanks to Julie Stewart and Spencer Carter for these great pictures!