A time for sacrifice: Ash Wednesday kicks of 40 days of Lent
Published 3/1/2014 at 12:26 p.m. 2 comments
From Ash Wednesday, on March 5 to April 19, the day before Easter, Lent will be observed by Roman Catholics, most Episcopal congregations and some Protestant congregations, such as Lutherans, Presbyterians and United Methodists. The season is a 40-day per
Verve and zest: Island nonagenarians set an active pace
Published 2/14/2014 at 4:00 a.m. 36 comments
If 26 is the new 18 and 60 is the new 30, what is 90? Marco abounds with active, witty nonagenarians who continue to serve God and their community with verve and zest. Their friends and admirers in their 50s ...
Loss of a child: Columbine mom to speak at Marco Island Prayer Breakfast
Published 2/3/2014 at 1:31 p.m. 18 comments
Crisis enters our lives in many different ways; having yourself or a loved one diagnosed with a deadly disease, the loss of a job, the breakup of the family unit or the loss of a parent or close friend. All ...
Church Lady: Women and faith –Two upcoming events for the ladies
Published 1/6/2014 at 11:46 a.m. 3 comments
Women and faith Two upcoming events for the ladies
A secular season: Christian parents struggle with keeping children focused on Jesus, not Santa
Published 12/20/2013 at 4:00 a.m. 11 comments
Does the jolly big guy in a red suit come to your house on Christmas Eve or do you honor Jesus' birth? Learn how local parents tackle Santa Claus and Jesus.
CHURCH LADY: A holiday greeting for all
Published 12/18/2013 at 10:17 p.m. 22 comments
What's the meaning of Merry Christmas? Is the greeting a secular one or does it still maintain its origins in Christ.
Church Lady: The story behind St. Mark's Advent windows
Published 12/6/2013 at 4:00 a.m. 3 comments
A view of Advent, through the glass etchings at St. Mark's Episcopal Church. In the beginning, silence, night was the Lord.‘Let there be’ creating a way to be heard, in God’s holy image, word becomes flesh, from atom to Adam ...
Church Lady: Thanksgivukkah, a feast of religious freedom
Published 11/21/2013 at 4:15 p.m. 25 comments
How do you combine Hannukah and Thanksgiving? The Church Lady finds out.
CHURCH LADY: Music enhances the church experience for Island teens
Published 10/24/2013 at 1:39 p.m. 2 comments
The Church Lady Kathleen Tuttle find teenagers who play at church.
Bingo bango! JCMI Monday night bingo opens season with record turnout
Published 10/10/2013 at 9:46 a.m. 0 comments
Along with the car-carrier semis seen unloading vehicles around the island, another sure sign that season is approaching is the return of Monday night bingo at the Jewish Congregation of Marco Island.Like the swallows returning to Capistrano, the bingo s
Church Lady: Area churches get upgrades, new attractions
Published 10/8/2013 at 2:07 p.m. 4 comments
ar carriers wend their way to the condos as our seasonal friends flock back to their winter nests. While they were away, there were some physical changes and additions to our area churches: A new steeple, a new paint job, ...
Blessing of the animals: St. Mark's nods to St. Francis with service for four-legged friends
Published 9/26/2013 at 11:07 a.m. 5 comments
Pets, no doubt, are a blessing to their owners. And on Tuesday evening, some of those pets had the favor returned.As he has for eight years, ever since taking the helm at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Father Kyle Bennett celebrated ...
Church Lady: Marco Lutheran welcomes a new associate pastor
Published 9/25/2013 at 1:44 p.m. 1 comment
Marco Lutheran Church welcomes a new assistant pastor to its helm. The Rev. Kenneth Garazin was called upon to officiate the service on Sept. 8.
Church Lady: Mission trip unites Family Church members to assist needy children
Published 9/12/2013 at 7:45 a.m. 2 comments
It's all about families helping families. The Family Church of Marco Island held a reception on Aug. 31 to introduce the congregation to the Orbit Village Project. Ten team members, headed by the church's Pastor Casey Nowlin, will leave on ...
Church Lady: God's message of labor
Published 8/30/2013 at 4:00 a.m.
Kathleen Tuttle is the Church Lady. She spoke to area clergy were asked to share, from a spiritual perspective, a reflection on Labor Day.Their responses ranged from a mini lesson in Hebrew, to words from Pope John Paul II, the ...
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