Concerns and Daylight Savings Reminder
Dear St. Paul's Congregation,
Concerns. There are several concerns to bring to your attention at this time:
- Mike O'Rourke's mother, Alice O'Rourke, passed away on Tuesday. Visitation is on Friday (2-8) at Ortmann Funeral Home on Olive (see obituary below), with a funeral mass at St. Monica's on Saturday (9:30). Our sympathy to Mike and his entire family.
- Jim Knappenberger's father, Jay, is very sick and near death at Missouri Baptist Hospital. Please keep Jay, Jim and Joani and Melissa in your prayer.
- Grace Koewing is having surgery tomorrow for knee replacement.
Daylight Savings Begins. Also, please remember that we lose an hour this Sunday. Please set your clocks ahead by one hour on Saturday night, so that your alarm will go off and hopefully we will all get to church on time (including the pastors). We have a guest preacher this Sunday, John Splinter. I have asked him to do one of the messages in our Authentic series, dealing with raising children in a highly sexualized culture.
Let's continue our prayers for one another. Let's keep the love flowing as we encourage one another and build each other up.
Grace, mercy and peace to all!
Pastor Mark Friz
Alice Ann O'Rourke
O'Rourke, Alice Ann (nee Zipf) age 85, baptized into the hope of Christ's Resurrection, Alice left this life on Tuesday, March 8, 2011. Beloved wife of the late Michael J. O'Rourke; dear mother and mother-in-law of Sheila (Quentin) Mabary, Eileen (Al) Weber, Carol (David) Schepers, Michael (Jan) O'Rourke and Mary (Brent) Hardesty; dear grandmother of Brian (Jennie) Mabary, Michael Mabary, Melanie (Travis) Wood, Monica (Ryan) Riordan, Matthew O'Rourke, Jessica (Tim) Curran, Kimberly O'Rourke, Kelly (Chris) Schuler, Brent (Renee) Hardesty III, Heather (Amy) Hardesty, April Hardesty, Kaitlyn Hardesty and the late Amanda Schepers; dear great-grandmother of Kaylie Lineback, Keagan Mabary, Faith O'Rourke, Allison Curran, Zachary, Noah and Nathan Schuler, Alex, Sydney and Nicole Hardesty and Ella and Logan Hardesty; dear sister of James F. Zipf of Kansas City, KS; dear sister-in-law of Mary Virginia Roach and Gloria Zipf; our dear aunt, great-aunt, cousin and friend. Services: Funeral from the ORTMANN-STIPANOVICH Funeral Home, 12444 Olive Blvd., Creve Coeur, Sat. March 12, 9 a.m. to St. Monica Church for 9:30 a.m. Mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Masses or Memorials c/o Stephan Sievers, St. Louis University, Director of Development, 3437 Caroline Mall, Room 3111, St. Louis, MO 63104. Make checks payable to St. Louis University for Alice Zipf O'Rourke Fellowship Fund. Visitation from 2-8 p.m. Friday.