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Fr. Dave's Take On It 6/17/18

Posted by Sara Wilke

Did I read that sign right?

 In a department store: Bargain basement upstairs.

 In a laundromat: Please remove all your clothes when the lights go out.

 In an office: After coffee break, empty the pot and stand upside down on the draining board.

 Outside a ... Read More »

From the Pastor 6/17/18

Posted by Sara Wilke

Dear Parishioners,

As we continue through the Vision 2020 planning process and working with lots of moving parts, it will take some time to finalize and prioritize all of the work that needs to be done. However, there is a need to move on some items now. One of ... Read More »

Fr. Dave's Take On It 6/10/18

Posted by Sara Wilke

A husband and wife who work for the circus go to an adoption agency. The Social worker there raises doubts about the living conditions in a circus, but the couple produce photos of their 50-foot luxury motor home, which is clean and well-maintained and equipped with a beautiful nursery. ... Read More »

From the Pastor 6/10/18

Posted by Sara Wilke

Dear Parishioners,

Thank you for celebrating my 25th anniversary to the priesthood with me. A funny comment that was made when someone saw my ordination picture by my column last week; they wondered if this was our new priest, and said I hardly changed in 25 years. Thanks for ... Read More »

Fr. Dave's Take On It 6/3/18

Posted by Sara Wilke

Remember the Burma Shave signs along the highways? Here are some to jolt your memory.

* Don’t stick your elbow out so far…It may go home in another car. Burma Shave

* Trains don’t wander all over the map ‘cause no one sits on the engineer’s lap.

* She ... Read More »

From the Pastor 6/3/18

Posted by Sara Wilke

Dear Parishioners,

My favorite question to couples celebrating a wedding anniversary is "What is your secret to 25 or 50 years of marriage?" So I'm thinking about that for my ordination anniversary, as 25 years ago, May 29, 1993, I and Fr. Mike Seis were ordained priests for ministry ... Read More »

Fr. Dave's Take On It 5/27/18

Posted by Sara Wilke

A man went on a business trip and decided to bring back a little gift for his wife. So he went into a gift shoppe and asked the lady behind to counter for a bottle of perfume. She came back with a small bottle and said, “That’ll be $50.” ... Read More »

From the Pastor 5/27/18

Posted by Sara Wilke

Dear Parishioners,

What are you reading? I know school is out or is just about to be out and who is thinking about reading and homework? 25 years ago, when I was newly ordained, and attending a new priest meeting, Bishop Morneau asked "what are you reading? After 5 ... Read More »

Fr. Dave's Take On It 5/20/18

Posted by Sara Wilke

MEN TEACHING CLASSES FOR WOMEN AT THE ADULT LEARNING CENTER…

· Up in Winter, Down in Summer, How to Adjust a Thermostat.

· Which Takes More Energy-Putting the Toilet Seat Down or Complaining About it for Three Hours?

· Curling Irons—Can They Levitate and Fly Into the Bathroom Cabinet?

... Read More »

From the Pastor 5/20/18

Posted by Sara Wilke

Dear Parishioners,

We are in the season of budgeting for next year. In reviewing our staffing as part of reducing our budget, and in consultation with the finance council and team leaders, I have decided to reduce the music position from full time to half time beginning July 1st. ... Read More »