Christ Episcopal Church  ~  111 N 9th St (Ninth and Main)  ~  La Crosse, Wisconsin  54601 ~  608-784-0697  ~   info@ceclax.org
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ALTAR FLOWERS

Alter Flower Ministry at Christ Episcopal Church, La Crosse, WI

SUNDAY
Why Flowers on the Altar? Flowers on the altar are a beautiful touch to our worship service and family community. Every Sunday except in Lent we have flowers on the altar. Parishioners and/or their families from across the United States use this opportunity to remember loved ones.

Arrangement Providers: Monet Floral and Gifts has been providing our beautiful arrangements for many years. We order two $25 arrangements for the High Altar. We order a $25 arrangement for the St. Paul’s Altar when requested. When the Sunday is shared between 2 donors we order two $30 high altar arrangements.

Sharing the Beauty:
After the worship service the flowers are arranged into small bouquets and delivered to a few parishioners. Typically they are shared with those who are no longer able to attend church, the recent ill, or others for special occasions.

Annual Reserved Dates: If you have reserved the same date(s) every year for years I am reserving those dates for 2018 using the flower requests and bulletin wording from 2017. If you want changes please contact me. Payment reminders will go out 5-6 weeks prior to your reserved date.

Open High Altar 2018 Dates:

  • April 8,15,22,29
  • August 26 – looking for someone to share with current donor
  • Sept. 30
  • Nov 4
  • Most Sundays are available for sharing the High Altar.
  • The St. Paul’s altar only has a few dates reserved each year.

Christmas will soon be here. 
The church will be decorated with wreaths, boughs, a tree, and poinsettias.  A wonderful way to remember our loved ones and contribute to the decorating of the church would be a donation to the flower fund.  A list of donors with their special intentions will be listed in the bulletin and belfry.  Please complete the attached form and include it with your check.

FUNERALS, MEMORIAL SERVICES AND WEDDINGS:

Flowers on the High Altar are up to the families for funerals memorial services and weddings. If the event is happening on a Saturday or Sunday you can contact me about having the donor flowers arriving early on Saturday or remaining longer on Sunday. However, the color and flower choices of the donor will be ordered, meaning you enjoy what the donor requested. If you order flowers for the High Altar for your event and do not plan on taking them with you please contact me so arrangements can be made to share them with others. It is assumed any plants or flowers left at the church beyond a few days are the churches and we will tend to them as we see fit.

Altar Flowers coordinator
Linda Weaver
Lweaver154@gmail.com