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    In the darkness we light a flame of hope. May it dance upon our Advent candle and within each of our hearts as well. Hope is the flower that blooms from the ground of faith. And so, with joy, we keep the tradition of ages past as we encircle our Advent wreath with prayerful expectation. This dancing flame sings out that the reign of God, that pure light, is slowly dawning in our world.
    May this Advent season, that is beginning, bring us a new birth of hope in the ancient promise
    of our God.

    Prepare the Way for Christ

    First Sunday of Advent

    Grant your faithful, we pray, almighty God, the resolve to run forth to meet Christ with righteous deeds at His coming, so that, gathered at his right hand, they may be worthy to possess the heavenly Kingdom. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and regins with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever.

    HOLY HOUR: First Friday
    Dec 3,  9-10 am

      Lakewood Church            

    4:00 P.M.  Saturday
    9:00 A.M. Sunday

     Weekdays 8:30 AM  T-F

    Reconciliation Times
      9:00 A.M.  First Fridays
    3:30 P.M.  Saturday

    Silver Cliff Chapel
    W13397 County Road C 
    Silver Cliff, WI 54104
      5:30  P.M.  Saturday

       Reconciliation Times
      First Saturdays
       following Mass

     Crooked Lake Chapel
           15478 Whispering Pines Lane 
      Crooked Lake, WI 54149
    7:30 A.M. Sunday
     Reconciliation Times

    Second Sundays
    following Mass


    St. Mary’s Christian Women are Looking for Bakers!

    Your help is needed to make our Cookie and Candy Sale a success. Please bring your favorite holiday cookies, candy, baked goods
    and snacks to Church on
    December 2nd.
    The assembly of plates and pricing will be on December 3rd at 9:00am.

    Cookie & Candy Sale is Saturday, December 4th from 9am to 4pm.

    Christmas Party Invite

    All women of the parish are invited to the Christian Women's Christmas Party to be held at the Old Town Hall Restaurant in Townsend on Thurs. Dec 16th. Socializing at 11:30 a.m. and meal at noon. A family style meal for
    $17.50, tax & tip included, will be served. This event is a benefit for the Christian Food Pantry, so please bring a non-perishable item or a $10 donation. Reservations & payment can be made to Marge, 715-850-0214 by Dec 11th or sign up in the back of church by the elevator. The more the merrier...bring a guest! Checks to be made out to "Old Town Hall" and paid at time of reservation please.

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  • Let God Be 
    Who God Is

    Inspiration for the Week

    The immensity, scope, intimacy, 
    and pervasiveness of God’s presence is too intense for the human 
    We often limit God by
    our expectations of Him
    and have a hard time
    just letting God be God.
    Some people all too easily lose faith because God does not
    meet their expectations.
    Worse still,
    the idea of faith is rejected altogether by others because of polarities and experiences they have that don’t square with
    who they need God to be.
    The Holy Trinity is one of those teachings that is best encountered rather than dissected.
    It is only through being present with the Trinity that we can experience both the immensity and otherness of God’s presence as well as the intimacy of the God who wants us to call Him “dad.”
    We feel the loving guidance of a God who wants to take us from fear and give us confidence.
    Our God of yesterday, today, and tomorrow is a God of all ages whose three-fold Presence invades all senses, seasons, and times.
    who is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, is much more than any of our expectations if we simply
    let God be who God is.

  • Pray Requests

    For healing and good health of mind, body, and spirit:

    Ken Kesner, Gary Wagner,
    Sara DeGreef, Ralph Fritsch,
    Paul Seifert
    Anne Steeg, Harvey & Sharon Hallam, Dorothy Bruns, Tom Heim
    and Barbara Harvancik

    For eternal rest, and for God’s blessings on their families:

     Arlene Canuel, Bernice Kerkhoff, Steve DeGroot, and Chad Atwood

    For all the prayer requests written in our Parish Book of Petitions.
    Lord, Jesus Christ, have mercy on me. Rescue me and save me.
    Do your will in my life.
    I place my entire being into
    your healing care.

    Prayer Shawls

    If you would like to receive a prayer shawl, or know of someone who would, please call the parish office.
    A prayer shawl has been blessed by Father and helps to remind us 
    of God’s love and care and the prayers of our faith community to know that
    we are not alone.

  • Mass Intentions

    Saturday, November 20, 2021
    4:00pm Lakewood: Deceasaed Members of the Merle Verhagen Family
    5:30pm Silver Cliff: The People of St. Mary’s & St. Ambrose

    Sunday, November 21, 2021
    7:30am Crooked Lake: Bill Albers 9:00am Lakewood: Dave Hurlbut

    Saturday, November 20, 2021
    4:00pm Lakewood: Deceased Members of the Merle Verhagen Family
    5:30pm Silver Cliff: The People of St. Mary’s & St. Ambrose

    Sunday, November 21, 2021
    7:30am Crooked Lake: Bill Albers 9:00am Lakewood: Dave Hurlbut

    Tuesday, November 23, 2021
    8:30am Lakewood:
    Wendy Welter-Metz 

    Wednesday, November 24, 20218:30am Lakewood: Heidi

    Thursday, November 25, 2021
    8:30am Lakewood: Living & Deceased Members of the David Younkle Family

    Friday, November 26, 2021
    8:30am Lakewood: Gus & Emmy Schuster

    Saturday, November 27, 2021
    4:00pm Lakewood: Robert, Catherine & Vicki VerVoort 
    5:30pm Silver Cliff: A Special Intention

    Sunday, November 21, 2021
    7:30am Crooked Lake: The People of St. Mary’s & St. Ambrose 
    9:00am Lakewood: Marty Kruger

    Tuesday, November 30, 2021
    8:30am Lakewood: Richard Scarpace 

    Wednesday, December 1, 2021
    8:30am Lakewood:
    Wendy Welter-Metz 

    Thursday, December 2, 2021
    8:30am Lakewood: Chad Atwood

    Friday, December 3, 2021 First Friday HOLY HOUR
    8:30am Lakewood: Jacqueline Geurtsen

    Saturday, December 4, 2021
    4:00pm Lakewood: The VanBeek Family
    5:30pm Silver Cliff: The People of St. Mary’s & St. Ambrose

    Sunday, December 5, 2021
    7:30am Crooked Lake: Bob & Molly Peterson celebrating their 30th Wedding Anniversary
    9:00am Lakewood: Aldona Murphy


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