From the Desk of Father Underwood

From the Desk of Fr. Underwood:



From the Desk of Fr. Underwood:


This Weekend’s Parish Picnic & a HUGE Thank-You!: Our parish picnic is/was this weekend, on Saturday afternoon/evening (September 16th). It is always a great evening for everyone – and an opportunity to get to know your fellow parishioners.

Thank you to a wonderful group of leaders who worked to make this year’s picnic a great parish family gathering: Sue Schmitz, Heather Siemers, Tammy Siemers, Jenny Siemers, Joe Walters, Amber Drerup, Dick Schrader, and Doug Schrader. They have done an excellent job planning the day and involving many volunteers to make it particularly special. Thank you to everyone!

Hurricane & Storm Relief Collection: When I first wrote about our hurricane relief collection, it appeared that we would only need to raise money to help those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Hurricane Irma and other storms have changed the scope of needs in our nation and surrounding areas.

So many people have lost everything, and without flood insurance they need our help. This weekend concludes our storm relief collection. We are collecting money to send to Catholic Charities USA for the direct aid of those impacted by these significant storms. Envelopes will be found at the entrances of the Church (and in the pews) and should be placed in the regular collection.

Because they need our help immediately, all money must be in by Sunday September 17th [our parish total contributions will be sent immediately].

Please make checks payable to St. Lawrence Church (memo: Storm Relief). These contributions will be included on your annual contribution statement for the parish.

In addition to your financial support, please keep all those affected in your daily prayers:

  1. Those who lost their lives.
  2. The families impacted who are displaced or have lost their homes.
  3. The rescue and cleanup workers who are working tirelessly for others.
  4. Those who have contributed (and will contribute) to help others.

Morning Prayer: Join us for Morning Prayer Monday - Friday at 7:45am in church!