Photos by Barb Morris

Thirza Maitzen (middle) and her family joined our congregation April 23 in celebrating the installation of new organ speakers purchased tro honor her husband Ed, who died in April 2016.  Ed was a music lover and longtime member of the choir and congregation. (From left to right) Family members who were able to attend the service with Thirza were son-in-law Randy  Grignon, daughter-in-law Ann Maitzen, son Michael Maitzen, son Christopher Maitzen, and daughter Kathleen Grignon.



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"Reaching out
with faith, love and praise."

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Our mission statement captures three aspects of St. Anskar’s identity. We are a faithful community of Episcopalians who gather from a wide area each Sunday morning to praise God and share the Holy Eucharist. Growing in love implies our desire to build on our common goals, sense of fellowship, and feeling of belonging to a large extended family/community. We look to continue to grow in our expressions of praise to the God who created, redeemed and sustains us. The Rev. Andrea L. Wight is rector of St. Anskar Episcopal Church. Come meet her and the rest of our church family this Sunday.

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Let’s help restock
Paper Angel Closet

We will be collecting for the Paper Angel Closet, a ministry of One Body Collaboratives, again in July.  As you may recall from last year, this ministry began as a way to help provide personal care products that are not covered by LINK.

Such items are often out of reach for those on a fixed or limited income.

Items that are needed include:  toilet paper

paper towels, facial tissues, dish soap, household cleaning supplies, bleach, laundry soap/supplies, room deodorizers, garbage bags, liquid/bar soap, shampoo/conditioner, Tampons, sanitary pads/liners, deodorant for women and men, toothbrushes (adult & child), toothpaste, and denture supplies.

We will also place a list on the board in the Narthex and in the parish hall as a reminder. Containers to collect items will be placed in the Narthex when it gets closer to July.

Laundry Love
seeks donations, volunteers

The Laundry Love ministry, which Spring Creek Church took over earlier in the year, occurs from about 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. every third Wednesday of the month at Charles Street Laundry, 2125 Charles St. 

The program provides laundry service to the needy—families and individuals and especially the homeless.  Cash donations are used to run the washing machines and dryers and to buy detergent and dryer sheets (at a huge discount from P&G).

 Volunteers also are needed to help on laundry day.  If you would like to help, please call Spring Creek at 815-877-2576 or email 

Reaching out:

     Our outreach ranges from providing a regular meeting place for more than a dozen community groups to whipping up some great meals for some of Rockford's hungriest residents.
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