Thursday, May 18, 2017

Saint Mary's eNEWS for 5.21.17

Saint Mary’s News

for The Sixth Sunday of the Great Fifty Days – May 21, 2017


The Casco Bay 5K: Run for Young Life: SATURDAY, May 20, 9 AM

Help us raise funds to support our outreach work with area teens!

NOTE: This has been changed to a 5K to increase participation. All are invited to run or walk the same course as the Habitat event with all proceeds supporting Young Life Casco Bay. 8 AM registration opens. 9 AM start at Saint Mary’s. Parking and the race finish will be at Pine Grove School across the street.   FMI: contact jordandroge@gmail.com 

REGISTER NOW at www.younglifeCB.com 

Spring Mission Morning: Sunday, May 21, 9 AM

Come together for spring projects out in the community to spread the good news of God’s love in Christ. Our 8 AM Eucharist will take place as usual, then we gather for projects at 9 AM in the Auditorium. Lunch follows at 11:30 AM back in the Auditorium. Come for whatever part fits your schedule!

PLEASE participate in one of the projects which include: 

  • Morning at Milestone. Planting flowers with residents of the Mile-stone Residential Treatment Program in Old Orchard.
  • Bringing Spring to Seniors. Bring marigolds to and visit with resi-dents at The Cedars convalescent home, leaving your “touch of spring” with them.
  • Art Project. Stay at Saint Mary's to create placemats for Meals On Wheels recipients.
  • Spring Clean-up for Neighbors in Need. Indoor & outdoor projects at homes of fellow parishioners and a Falmouth Food Pantry Client
  • Front Street Community Center. With the neighborhood children, we will play group games, share snacks, give out flowers, and hopefully make new friends.

Playing With Fire: The Parables of Jesus: June 9-11

At Bishopswood, this is a spiritual retreat for ADULTS led by outstanding teachers, including our own Merle Marie Troeger. Come to read, pray, sing and embody the Lord’s parables in Christian community. All meals included; costs range from $65 – 125. FMI and to register, contact Jane Hartwell (jhartwell@episcopalmaine.org).

Community Hymn Sing: Sunday, May 21, 3 PM

At the Falmouth Congregational Church (267 Falmouth Rd). Everyone is welcome to sing old favorites and new ones. Hymn requests are encouraged. Refreshments will follow. FMI, call 781-3413.

Souper Suppers:  2nd & 4th Fridays – May 12 and 26

Twice each month, anytime from 5 to 7 pm, any person can come to our Auditorium for a free supper of soup, bread, salad and desserts. No questions asked. No donations accepted. Each table is served and bussed. And community is created. Come and try it!

 

Falmouth Food Pantry

Collecting weekly for those in need in our local communities.  FFP is always in need of hot and cold cereals; canned meats and fish; canned soups (especially healthy and low sodium; canned fruit (especially light or in juice.) Thank you for your generosity! Bring these with you on Sundays or to the Parish House during the week.

Christian Formation and Youth Notes

Guiding RAY (Religious Adventures for Youth)

On regular Sundays from September to June, we begin Family Chapel, a special time for children & families to be with Fr Nathan, at 9:30am followed by programs for our youths in many forms at 9:45amThe nursery also opens at 9:30am for our infants and toddlers to 3 years old. 

Guiding RAY would like to thank Acolytes Emily Stinneford, Julia Stinneford. Michael Manetti and William Gale for visiting us last Sunday and sharing their experiences serving at God's table.

THIS SUNDAY, May 21  There will be no Guiding RAY programming this Sunday so that we can all participate in Mission Morning. There are many family-friendly projects planned. Let's all get out there and get our hands dirty!    Be a part of the Difference!
Our
8:00 am Eucharist will take place as usual then we will all gather for projects at 9:00 am in the auditorium. Lunch will be back in the auditorium at 11:30.

Young Life Club:  Monday nights at 7:31pm

MAY 22: MORP Club (It’s PROM backwards and crazy!) Every single high school student in the Casco Bay area is INVITED. This is growing each week. FMI: visit www.younglifecb.com or call Jordan Droge at 805-453-1999

 

Bishopswood Spring Work Weekend: May 19 - 21

A FREE WEEKEND AT CAMP! Come out to clear away winter and prepare the Camp for summer.   Wash windows and walls, clear trails, prepare cabins and camp sites, set up the swim area, and more. Stay for the weekend or just for Saturday. Lodging and meals provided.  Donations appreciated.  Bring your work gloves, sturdy shoes, clothes for layering, bedding, toiletries, shop vacs, tool kits and your camp spirit.  FMI and to sign-up, contact Mike Douglass (763-3148 or mike@campbishopswood.org).

News & Events

Amazing Grace Concert by Oratorio Chorale: May 19, 7:30 PM

This concert will focus on the unique tradition of American spirituals. Held in Saint Mary’s Sanctuary, it will feature the singing of Reginald Mobley and Mary Sullivan. Get tickets now at www.oratoriochorale.org .

 

Saint Mary’s Garden Club Plant Sale: May 20, 9 AM12

 Mark your calendar for this annual fundraising event on our front lawn. Purchase your annuals, perennials, grasses, and herbs and support a long-standing institution in our community.  

Think Sparkles First … Even in Spring!

Please, when you have items to donate any time of the year, think Sparkles first!

As a reminder, we are hoping for gently-used household items, family treasures, holiday decorations, silver, linens and china for the Boutique. As well as gently-used toys and small pieces of furniture.  We are also looking for jewelry – new, antique, vintage, handmade, unique, any kind of – jewelry that we can clean, repair, or repurpose and sell.

We can offer pick-up services or even storage if you need help with items. To make arrangements, contact  Onnie Hastings (hastbobon@msn.com or 671-6073) or Kathy Galen (kathleendaisy@aol.com or (603) 723-5145) or Jana Burke (jana.burke@gmail.com or 272-4535)

Don’t forget to Save the Date:  Sparkles Fair is Saturday, December 2, 2017.

Like us on Facebook and Twitter!

Our Facebook page and Twitter feed are the best ways to keep up with parish news and information. Like us and follow us!  www.facebook.com/ChurchofSaintMary  AND  @SMaryFalmouth

Community Care & Nurture

Communicating with Nathan+   

 Feel free to contact Fr. Nathan at any time if you wish to speak with him.  You can call or text his cell anytime at 207-310-0268  or e-mail him directly at nathanferrell@smary.org  but know that email is checked rarely on weekends or when he’s away.

 

Prayer Concerns for this week:  Walter McGarry, Talie Harris, Dave Fenderson, Debbie Roberts, Frank Rheaume, Marsha Jewett, Chuck Horton, Bob Armitage, Larry Bennett, Sarah Gorman, Roger Murray, Emily Otte, Stewart Stalnecker and Bucky.  

IF YOU WANT TO ADD NAMES TO THE PRAYER LIST, write them on the Sunday Prayer List in the Narthex or contact the Parish Office.

 

 THIS WEEK at Saint Mary’s

Sunday            21    The  Sixth Sunday of the Great Fifty Days and Mission Morning

                               8:00am            Contemplative Eucharist

                                    9:00am            Mission Morning begins in the auditorium

                                    11:30am            Lunch in the auditorium           

Monday           22        June AVE deadline

                                    12noon Noonday Prayer in the Chapel

                                    6:30pm T’ai Chi in auditorium

                                    7:31pm Young Life Club

Tuesday           23        9:30am            Art Group

                                    10:30am Wisdom Seekers

                                                12 noon Noonday Prayer in the Chapel

                                    1:00pm Get Stitching group

                                    1:00PM            Staff meeting

                                    6:00pm Schola rehearsal in Sanctuary

                                    7:00pm AA in the auditorium

                                    7:30pm Al-Anon in the Guild Room (6:30pm Beginner’s)

Wednesday 24  9:00am  BNI group in auditorium

                                                12noon Noonday Prayer in the Chapel

6:00pm Bach rehearsal in Auditorium

Thursday         25        Ascension Day

12 noon Ascension Day Eucharist – in Chapel

                                    6:15pm            Dowsers meeting

                                    7:00pm Saint Mary’s choir rehearsal

Friday              26        12noon Pray - wherever you find yourself

                                    5 - 7pm             Community Souper Supper

                                    5:30pm            Al-Anon meeting

Saturday          27        11:00am Margaret Bazarian Memorial Service

Sunday            28    The Sunday after Ascension Day

                               8:00am            Contemplative Eucharist (followed by Coffee Hour)

                                    9:30am            Family Chapel starts and Nursery opens

                                    10:00am            Choral Eucharist (followed by Coffee Hour)

 

 

Beth Shaw

Parish Manager

The Episcopal Church of Saint Mary

43 Foreside Road

Falmouth, Maine  04105

207.781.3366

 

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Saint Mary's eNEWS for 5.14.17

Saint Mary’s News

The Fifth Sunday of the Great Fifty Days – May 14, 2017


The Casco Bay 5K: Run for Young Life: SATURDAY, May 20, 9 AM

Help us raise funds to support our outreach work with area teens!

NOTE: This has been changed to a 5K to increase participation. All are invited to run or walk the same course as the Habitat event with all proceeds supporting Young Life Casco Bay. 8 AM registration opens. 9 AM start at Saint Mary’s. Parking and the race finish will be at Pine Grove School across the street.   FMI: contact jordandroge@gmail.com 

REGISTER NOW at www.younglifeCB.com 

Spring Mission Morning: NEXT Sunday, May 21, 9 AM

Come together for spring projects out in the community to spread the good news of God’s love in Christ. Our 8 AM Eucharist will take place as usual, then we gather for projects at 9 AM in the Auditorium. Lunch follows at 11:30 AM back in the Auditorium. Come for whatever part fits your schedule!

PLEASE sign up for one of the projects which include: 

  • Morning at Milestone. Planting flowers with residents of the Mile-stone Residential Treatment Program in Old Orchard.
  • Bringing Spring to Seniors. Bring marigolds to and visit with resi-dents at The Cedars convalescent home, leaving your “touch of spring” with them.
  • Art Project. Stay at Saint Mary's to create placemats for Meals On Wheels recipients.
  • Spring Clean-up for Neighbors in Need. Indoor & outdoor projects at homes of fellow parishioners and a Falmouth Food Pantry Client
  • Front Street Community Center. With the neighborhood children, we will plant flowers, play games, and hopefully make new friends.

 

Playing With Fire: The Parables of Jesus: June 9-11

At Bishopswood, this is a spiritual retreat for ADULTS led by outstanding teachers, including our own Merle Marie Troeger. Come to read, pray, sing and embody the Lord’s parables in Christian community. All meals included; costs range from $65 – 125. FMI and to register, contact Jane Hartwell (jhartwell@episcopalmaine.org).

Souper Suppers:  2nd & 4th Fridays – May 12 and 26

Twice each month, anytime from 5 to 7 pm, any person can come to our Auditorium for a free supper of soup, bread, salad and desserts. No questions asked. No donations accepted. Each table is served and bussed. And community is created. Come and try it!

 

Classic Cinema:  Every 2nd Friday in  Free and open to all

May 12 – 7pm  All About Eve  (1950)   Starring: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm, with Gary Merrill, Marilyn Monroe with Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz.   A juicy, witty drama.

 

 

Falmouth Food Pantry

Collecting weekly for those in need in our local communities.  FFP is always in need of hot and cold cereals; canned meats and fish; canned soups (especially healthy and low sodium; canned fruit (especially light or in juice.) Thank you for your generosity! Bring these with you on Sundays or to the Parish House during the week.

Christian Formation and Youth Notes

Guiding RAY (Religious Adventures for Youth)

On regular Sundays from September to June, we begin Family Chapel, a special time for children & families to be with Fr Nathan, at 9:30am followed by programs for our youths in many forms at 9:45amThe nursery also opens at 9:30am for our infants and toddlers to 3 years old. 

THIS SUNDAY, May 14 - Our High School Acolytes will visit Guiding RAY this Sunday! They will talk with us about what a privilege it is to serve at God's table, a history of the ministry and why they love to acolyte. Fun acolyte games will also be a part of the morning! Be sure to join us for crucifix limbo!

 

Young Life Club:  Every Monday night at 7:31pm

MAY 15: 80’s NEON Glow Stick Club! This week at the Lunt Auditorium (74 Lunt Road in Falmouth). Every single high school student in the Casco Bay area is INVITED for this amazing gathering. This is growing each week. FMI: visit www.younglifecb.com or call Jordan Droge at 805-453-1999

 

Bishopswood Spring Work Weekend: May 19 - 21

A FREE WEEKEND AT CAMP! Come out to clear away winter and prepare the Camp for summer.   Wash windows and walls, clear trails, prepare cabins and camp sites, set up the swim area, and more. Stay for the weekend or just for Saturday. Lodging and meals provided.  Donations appreciated.  Bring your work gloves, sturdy shoes, clothes for layering, bedding, toiletries, shop vacs, tool kits and your camp spirit.  FMI and to sign-up, contact Mike Douglass (763-3148 or mike@campbishopswood.org).

News & Events

Amazing Grace Concert by Oratorio Chorale: May 19, 7:30 PM

This concert will focus on the unique tradition of American spirituals. Held in Saint Mary’s Sanctuary, it will feature the singing of Reginald Mobley and Mary Sullivan. Get tickets now at www.oratoriochorale.org .

 

Saint Mary’s Garden Club Plant Sale: May 20, 9 AM – 12

 Mark your calendar for this annual fundraising event on our front lawn. Purchase your annuals, perennials, grasses, and herbs and support a long-standing institution in our community.  

 

Hymn Sing – May 21 Together let us raise our voices and make a beautiful sound! Join others in the area at Falmouth Congregational Church UCC, 267 Falmouth Road, on Sunday, May 21 at 3:00 PM for a Community Hymn Sing. Invite everyone you know and sing your favorite hymns. Refreshments following the program. All are welcome!

Think Sparkles First … Even in Spring!

Please, when you have items to donate any time of the year, think Sparkles first!

As a reminder, we are hoping for gently-used household items, family treasures, holiday decorations, silver, linens and china for the Boutique. As well as gently-used toys and small pieces of furniture.  We are also looking for jewelry – new, antique, vintage, handmade, unique, any kind of – jewelry that we can clean, repair, or repurpose and sell.

We can offer pick-up services or even storage if you need help with items. To make arrangements, contact  Onnie Hastings (hastbobon@msn.com or 671-6073) or Kathy Galen (kathleendaisy@aol.com or (603) 723-5145) or Jana Burke (jana.burke@gmail.com or 272-4535)

Don’t forget to Save the Date:  Sparkles Fair is Saturday, December 2, 2017.

Like us on Facebook and Twitter!

Our Facebook page and Twitter feed are the best ways to keep up with parish news and information. Like us and follow us!  www.facebook.com/ChurchofSaintMary  AND  @SMaryFalmouth

Community Care & Nurture

Communicating with Nathan+   

 Feel free to contact Fr. Nathan at any time if you wish to speak with him.  You can call or text his cell anytime at 207-310-0268  or e-mail him directly at nathanferrell@smary.org  but know that email is checked rarely on weekends or when he’s away.

 

Prayer Concerns for this week:  Walter McGarry, Rob Wood, Talie Harris, Dave Fenderson, Debbie Roberts, Frank Rheaume, Ginny Stelk, Marsha Jewett, Chuck Horton, Bob Armitage, Larry Bennett, Sarah Gorman, Roger Murray, Tri Nguyen, Emily Otte, Stewart Stalnecker.  

IF YOU WANT TO ADD NAMES TO THE PRAYER LIST, write them on the Sunday Prayer List in the Narthex or contact the Parish Office.

 

 THIS WEEK at Saint Mary’s:  May

Sunday            14    The  Fifth Sunday of the Great Fifty Days – Mother’s Day

                               8:00am            Contemplative Eucharist (followed by Coffee Hour)

                                    9:30am            Family Chapel starts and Nursery opens

                                    10:00am            Choral Eucharist (followed by Coffee Hour)              

Monday           15        Beth taking vacation days Monday and Tuesday this week

                                    12noon             Noonday Prayer in the Chapel

                                    5 - 8pm             Portland Community Chorus meeting in auditorium

                                    6:30pm             T’ai Chi in Guild Room or lower level

                                    7:31pm             Young Life Club

Tuesday           16        9:30am            Art Group

                                    10:30am                 Wisdom Seekers

                                                12noon             Noonday Prayer in the Chapel

                                    1:00pm             Get Stitching group

                                    7:00pm             AA in the auditorium

                                    7:30pm             Al-Anon in the Guild Room (6:30pm Beginner’s)

Wednesday 17  9:00am  BNI group in auditorium

                                                12noon             Noonday Prayer in the Chapel

1 - 4pm             RE Continuing Education workshop in auditorium               

6:00pm             Vestry Meeting

Thursday         18        12noon            Chapel Eucharist

                                    6-10pm            Oratorio dress rehearsal in Sanctuary

                                    7:00pm             Saint Mary’s choir rehearsal

Friday              19        12noon             Pray - wherever you find yourself

                                    5:30pm            Al-Anon meeting

                                    7:30pm            Oratorio Chorale Concert – Amazing Grace

Saturday          20        9AM                The Casco Bay 5K Race and Walk (park at Pine Grove)

9am-12n         Saint Mary’s Garden Club Plant Sale under the tent

                                    9:00am            Christine & Deacons’ gathering

                                    3 - 8pm             NYA pre-prom dinner in auditorium

Sunday            21    The  Sixth Sunday of the Great Fifty Days and Mission Morning

                               8:00am            Contemplative Eucharist

                                    9:00am            Mission Morning begins in the auditorium

                                    11:30am            Lunch in the auditorium           

 

 

 

Beth Shaw

Parish Manager

The Episcopal Church of Saint Mary

43 Foreside Road

Falmouth, Maine  04105

207.781.3366