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 email@example.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 (firstname.lastname@example.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 9:45am. The 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 email@example.com).
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org or 671-6073) or Kathy Galen (email@example.com or (603) 723-5145) or Jana Burke (firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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)
The Episcopal Church of Saint Mary
43 Foreside Road
Falmouth, Maine 04105