April 19, 2020

Dearest Ladies of TASTE, 

We pray that you had a blessed Octave of Easter culminating in the celebration of Divine Mercy Sunday. This was the 20th anniversary of the feast day in its current location on the Church calendar, the second Sunday of Easter.  Scott Hahn likes to create a word picture with the phrase, "standing in the stream of Salvation History."  We have certainly experienced the pull of the current as devotion to the Divine Mercy message has grown in these last 20 years.

I (Carolyn) am grateful that I came to know about the Divine Mercy Chaplet about 3 years earlier.  I eagerly anticipated the canonization of Sr. Maria Faustina Kowalska on the second Sunday of Easter, April 20, 2000.  Not only did Pope St. John Paul II institute the Divine Mercy Feast on that day, but he also made St. Faustina the first saint of the new millennium.   What a wonderful time for us to be standing in the stream of salvation history!

We are thrilled to inform you that this week we have a new TASTE talk for you! Susan Brinkmann had been on our schedule for some time, and she did not let a pandemic dissuade her.  Thank you Karen Giermek and Sue Brinkmann for bringing a little taste of "normal" back to us.

This week at TASTE: 

  • NEW TALK  -- Susan Brinkmann will teach on Authentic Femininity in a #MeToo Age.  TALK

Special Prayer Request

  • RECENT REQUESTS -- We have several prayer requests for which your prayers would be very much appreciated: 1) Gini Linsenmeyer was released and then readmitted a 2nd time to Johns Hopkins ER Sunday.  They have not been able to determine the cause of her difficulties as yet.  2) Lori Putman’s brother-in-law Rick has just tested positive for the coronavirus. He is at Carroll Lutheran Village, a nursing facility in Westminster that had a corona outbreak, 3) Toni Wohleber’s mother-in-law, Nancy Wohleber passed away in the hospital from COVID 19, 4) Mary Giesey's brother, Ray passed away during Holy Week, 5) Special prayers & blessings for all TASTE sisters who are new to home schooling, and 6) Provision for the material and economic needs of all members of TASTE and their families.  
  • CONTINUED REQUESTS — Please continue prayers for: Kate Christianson, Linda Johnson, Kay Robinson, Jan Scott, Cathy Farinelli, Donna Simms d'Almeida, and Della Grace Wark.  Additionally, please continue to pray for Lisa Strawser, a young woman suffering from a  fast spreading cancer. Please pray that doctors may find an effective treatment and that Lisa may be given peace and comfort.  Finally, please pray for all TASTE sisters in chronic pain or battling ongoing health illness.
  • NEW REQUESTS -- Please contact Carolyn Horton - cghorton@verizon.net if you are in need of prayer for a significant health concern and would like to be on the prayer list.

Prayer Opportunity:

  • "Formed in the Month of Mary & Walk to the 2 Hearts," starting April 28th - June 21, 2020. For more information, go to https://www.facebook.com/Montgomery-Consecration

Special Reminder

  • WEB ACCESS -- We have made a few changes to our web site that we think you may find helpful.  The changes were intended to: 1) add worthwhile content, 2) streamline some of our pages, and 3) highlight important talk-related content that may have gone unnoticed. To learn more about this schedule and speakers portion of the web, please watch this short VIDEO.  
Christ is Risen
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Blessings,
Carolyn, Joy, Michele and Karen
Jesus, I trust in You!