Thursday, June 22, 2017

Saint Mary's eNEWS for 6.25.17

Saint Mary’s Weekly News

June 25, 2017 – Third Sunday after Pentecost


Thank you Reverend Tom White for leading our celebrations of the Eucharist Sunday morning while the Ferrell family is away for a few days. We appreciate your willingness to return and help us to understand God’s word. 

The Celebration of Independence Day: Sunday, July 2

Next week we will celebrate the 4th of July early here at Saint Mary’s, with patriotic songs and prayers for the nation. Wear your red, white and blue and come prepared to pray for God’s blessings to guide us in the way of freedom.

FRESH AIR Mass on the Grass

An eight-week summer study beginning Wednesday, June 28, 6:30 PM

From June 28 to August 16, all Saint Marians are invited to read and reflect together on the presence and work of the Holy Spirit. We will study a book called Fresh Air: The Holy Spirit for an Inspired Life  by Dr. Jack Levison. Each of the 8 chapters will be presented and discussed at our weekly Wednesday evening Mass on the Grass gatherings. Even if you cannot attend, you are encouraged to pick up a copy of the book and read it over the summer. And if you didn’t do the reading, each chapter will be summarized so that all can still join in the discussion. Dr. Levison’s insights from Scripture are quite profound, and you are guaranteed to learn something new. Copies of the book are now available in the Parish Office.  Go to our Facebook page for videos from the author and more information on the book. AND SMORES WILL BE AVAILABLE – for our young people, of course!

Portland Bach Festival wraps up: June 25 

Pairing the best of Bach with the best of Portland! Featuring renowned Maine, National and International artists. We have been pleased to be a part of the 2nd Portland Bach Festival;  patrons and musician alike have been impressed with our campus and the welcome reception they’ve received.  Thank you! 

Closing Festival Concert at Saint Mary’s: June 25 at 6:30pm.   For more information or to purchase tickets:  www.portlandbachfestival.org.

RSCM:  Voice for Life at Saint Mary’s in September

We look forward to launching a Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) program here at Saint Mary's in September and would love to hear from parents interested in involving their children in this wonderful opportunity for classical training in voice, music and our Anglican liturgy.  We also need to hear from folks who would like to assist in the organization of this worthwhile venture. Please see Bruce Fithian so that we can prepare for the logistics in September (choir anthem books, cassocks, music work books, etc.)   To help, to participate or for more information contact Bruce Fithian at RSCM@smary.org.  

Serving our World

Souper Suppers:  2nd & 4th Fridays – July 14 & 28

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.

Youth Ministry

Remember Flat Saint Mary! 

For anyone who does not yet have one, Flat Saint Marys are available in the parish hall.

Meet Flat Saint Mary! She is based on Flat Stanley, star of a book by Jeff Brown in which a boy has remarkable adventures after waking up one day to discover he is flattened to half-an-inch thick. The Guiding RAY kids will be making their own Flat Saint Mary ( and a few extra to share) to snap photos of during the summer months.    

Take her with you on vacation, to the beach, the park, and

even the gas station.  Snap a picture and include her too!

Remember her son Jesus is always with you.

Post pics on facebook or Instagram  #flatsaintmary

Or send to Beth at smary@smary.org

Let’s make this a wonderful way to keep Saint Marion’s connected during the summer vacation months. Have fun, be safe, and take a Flat Saint Mary with you wherever you go this Summer!

 

Guiding RAY  (Religious Adventures for Youth): off until September 10  

Our Guiding RAY program will take a break for the summer months and resume on September 10.  For more information on our Guiding RAY, please visit our website  www.smary.org .

The Nursery will remain open for our youngest disciples in the Kneeler Room (near the Auditorium) beginning at 9:15 AM every Sunday morning.

 

Vacation Bible Camp at St. Bart’s:  June 26 - 29 from 9am12noon

Click here to register http://bit.ly/2qhsEyt

Megan Akers is coordinating Vacation Bible Camp at Saint Bart's. Many Saint Marion's are already registered and ready for some fun! If you know a teen who would like to volunteer as a junior councilor or if you have any questions...please contact Megan Akers

Young Life Club: off for the summer, but camp is coming!

Young Life camps are designed only with teenagers in mind. They deliver the best week that a kid can imagine! There is still a few spots on our bus. Interested?

Visit www.younglifecb.com or call Jordan Droge at 805-453-1999

Camp Bishopswood - for a summer of fun for all ages

Located on the shores of Lake Megunticook in the Camden Hills, Bishopswood has been operated by the Diocese of Maine since the early 1960s.  There are mini-sessions for first-time campers, multi-week sessions, and a family weekend in addition to the free working weekends when anyone can stay and eat at camp.  See the June AVE or the website Bishopswood for more information.

Gatherings & Events

Saint Mary's Lobster Bake & Auction: Saturday, August 12

To be held on our lawns, weather permitting. Beginning at 4:30 pm, rain or shine, join fellow parishioners, family and friends for fun, fellowship and feasting. Lobster/Steamer dinner, BBQ Chicken dinner, and grilled burgers and hotdogs. To purchase tickets, contact Beth in the office 781-3366, smary@smary.org or Betsy & Jim Stoddard, 829-2026, jbstod@myfairpoint.net. The Auction Committee is accepting live and silent auction items.  Kindly consider donating an auction item to this event.  Can you offer a service or an experience? If you prefer to underwrite and item, Gift certificates are very popular.  Betsy & Jim Stoddard, 829-2026, jbstod@myfairpoint.net.

 

Zenith Journey to Katahdin: August 17-19

Every Mainer should visit Chimney Pond in Baxter State Park and reach the summit of Katahdin (the zenith of Maine), if they are able. Join Fr. Nathan and a group of 8 for a summer-time adventure in amazing Baxter State Park. Two nights in lean-to’s, one of which will be at the famous Chimney Pond campground. Space is limited, so speak with Nathan+ now to reserve your spot for an unforgettable experience!

 

Community Care & Nurture

Weekly Worship at Saint Mary’s

SUNDAYS:    8 am Contemplative Eucharist,

                          9:30 am Choral Eucharist (returns to 10am with the Choir and Guiding RAY on 9/10

THURSDAYS: 12 noon Chapel Eucharist  is off for the summer months

Mon -Thurs10 minute Noonday Prayer in Chapel or wherever you find yourself

Tuesdays:   10:30am  Wisdom Seekers Bible study in Guild Room (off in July)

 

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: Ginny Stelk, David Snow, Marti Galli, Dawn Tyler, Brooke Welch-Frehser, Susan Nolde, Talie Harris, Debbie Roberts, Frank Rheaume, Marsha Jewett, Bob Armitage, Larry Bennett, Sarah Gorman, Stewart Stalnecker.

IF YOU WANT TO ADD NAMES TO THE PRAYER LIST, write them on the Sunday Prayer List found in the Narthex or contact the Office (781-3366 or smary@smary.org).

 

THIS WEEK at Saint Mary’s

Sunday        25  Third Sunday after Pentecost 

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

9:15am       Nursery opens

                             9:30am         Choral Eucharist (followed by Coffee Hour)

                             1:00pm        Bach rehearsals in sanctuary

                             6:30pm        Bach Festival Concert

                             Nathan away Saturday - Tuesday

Monday      26      12noon         Noonday Prayer in the Chapel

                             6:00pm        T’ai Chi in the Auditorium

Tuesday      27      10:30am         Wisdom Seekers (last meeting before July break)

                                    12 noon        Noonday Prayer in the Chapel

                             7:00pm        AA in the auditorium

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

Wednesday    28        12noon         Noonday Prayer in the Chapel

                             6:30pm        FRESH AIR Mass on the Grass (with smores!)

Thursday     29                         Chapel Eucharist on summer break

                             12noon         Noonday Prayer in the Chapel

6:15pm        Dowsers in the Guild Room

Friday          30      12noon         Noonday Prayer - wherever you find yourself

                             5:30pm        Al-Anon meeting

Saturday, July 1    

Sunday        2        Celebration of Independence Day

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

9:15am       Nursery opens

                             9:30am         Choral Eucharist (followed by Coffee Hour)

 

Parish Office will be closed on Monday and Tuesday for the July 4th holiday

                  

 

 

 

Beth Shaw

Parish Manager

The Episcopal Church of Saint Mary

43 Foreside Road

Falmouth, Maine  04105

207.781.3366

 

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Saint Mary's eNEWS for 6.18.17

Saint Mary’s Weekly News

June 18, 2017Second Sunday after Pentecost


 Memorial Service & Reception for Charlie Dayton: June 17

All are welcome to gather for a Memorial Eucharist in celebration of Charlie’s life on Saturday, June 17 at 11 AM here at Saint Mary’s.  If you can help with baked goods or the reception, please contact Elizabeth Heinzman 210-2244 or email theheinzmans@hotmail.com

 

FRESH AIR Mass on the Grass

An eight-week summer study beginning Wednesday, June 28, 6:30 PM

From June 28 to August 16, all Saint Marians are invited to read and reflect together on the presence and work of the Holy Spirit. We will study a book called Fresh Air: The Holy Spirit for an Inspired Life  by Dr. Jack Levison. Each of the 8 chapters will be presented and discussed at our weekly Wednesday evening Mass on the Grass gatherings. Even if you cannot attend, you are encouraged to pick up a copy of the book and read it over the summer. And if you didn’t do the reading, each chapter will be summarized so that all can still join in the discussion. Dr. Levison’s insights from Scripture are quite profound, and you are guaranteed to learn something new. Copies of the book are now available in the Parish Office.  Go to our Facebook page for videos from the author and more information on the book.

Portland Bach Festival: June 16 – 25 

Pairing the best of Bach with the best of Portland! Featuring renowned Maine, National and International artists. Enjoy several Concerts & Events: Bach on a Blanket, Sing-Along, Bach & Beer, Bachtails, Master classes all at several venues that include:  Saint Mary’s, The Cathedral of St. Luke, Ocean Gateway, Etz Chaim Synagogue and Bayside Bowl.

Concerts at Saint Mary’s include: Sunday, June 18 at 6:30pm (includes Bach on a Blanket for free on our lawns – bring a picnic!)  and June 25 at 6:30pm with a Cantata Sing-along on Wednesday, June 21 at 6pm

For more information:  www.portlandbachfestival.org.

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

 

RSCM:  Voice for Life at Saint Mary’s in September

We look forward to launching a Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) program here at Saint Mary's in September and would love to hear from parents interested in involving their children in this wonderful opportunity for classical training in voice, music and our Anglican liturgy.  We also need to hear from folks who would like to assist in the organization of this worthwhile venture. Please see Bruce Fithian so that we can prepare for the logistics in September (choir anthem books, cassocks, music work books, etc.)   To help, to participate or for more information contact Bruce Fithian at RSCM@smary.org.  

Serving our World

Souper Suppers:  2nd & 4th Fridays – June 9 & 23

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.

Youth Ministry

Remember Flat Saint Mary!  She is based on Flat Stanley, star of a book by Jeff Brown in which a boy has remarkable adventures after waking up one day to discover he is flattened to half-an-inch thick. The Guiding RAY children made their own Flat Saint Mary (and a few extra to share) to snap photos of during the summer months.     Take her with you on vacation, to the beach, the park, and       

            even the gas station.  Snap a picture and include her too!

Remember her son Jesus is always with you.

Post pics on facebook or Instagram  #flatsaintmary

Or send to Beth at smary@smary.org

Let’s make this a wonderful way to keep Saint Marian’s connected during the summer vacation months.  Have fun, be safe, and take a Flat Saint Mary with you wherever you go this summer!

 

Guiding RAY  (Religious Adventures for Youth): off until September 10  

Our Guiding RAY program will take a break for the summer months and resume on September 10.  For more information on our Guiding RAY, please visit our website  www.smary.org .

The Nursery will remain open for our youngest disciples in the Kneeler Room (near the Auditorium) beginning at 9:15 AM every Sunday morning.

 

Vacation Bible Camp at St. Bart’s:  June 26 - 29 from 9am12noon

Music, creating, singing, outdoor games all while exploring stories of God’s people.  Megan Akers will be there helping to lead the camp, so contact her if you have any questions GuidingRAY@smary.org or call 415-4260  FMI and to register, contact kerrymansir@gmail.com.

Young Life Club: off for the summer, but camp is coming!

Young Life camps are designed only with teenagers in mind. They deliver the best week that a kid can imagine! There is still a few spots on our bus. Interested?

Visit www.younglifecb.com or call Jordan Droge at 805-453-1999

Camp Bishopswood - for a summer of fun for all ages

Located on the shores of Lake Megunticook in the Camden Hills, Bishopswood has been operated by the Diocese of Maine since the early 1960s.  There are mini-sessions for first-time campers, multi-week sessions, and a family weekend in addition to the free working weekends when anyone can stay and eat at camp.  See the June AVE or the website Bishopswood for more information.

Gatherings & Events

Saint Mary's Lobster Bake & Auction: Saturday, August 12

To be held on our lawns, weather permitting. Beginning at 4:30 pm, rain or shine, join fellow parishioners, family and friends for fun, fellowship and feasting. Lobster/Steamer dinner, BBQ Chicken dinner, and grilled burgers and hotdogs. To purchase tickets, contact Beth in the office 781-3366, smary@smary.org or Betsy & Jim Stoddard, 829-2026, jbstod@myfairpoint.net. The Auction Committee is accepting live and silent auction items.  Kindly consider donating an auction item to this event.  Can you offer a service or an experience? If you prefer to underwrite and item, Gift certificates are very popular.  Betsy & Jim Stoddard, 829-2026, jbstod@myfairpoint.net.

 

Zenith Journey to Katahdin: August 17-19

Every Mainer should visit Chimney Pond in Baxter State Park and reach the summit of Katahdin (the zenith of Maine), if they are able. Join Fr. Nathan and a group of 8 for a summer-time adventure in amazing Baxter State Park. Two nights in lean-to’s, one of which will be at the famous Chimney Pond campground. Space is limited, so speak with Nathan+ now to reserve your spot for an unforgettable experience!

 

Community Care & Nurture

Wisdom Seekers: Tuesdays at 10:30 AM

This small group will continue to meet through June and July. Everyone is invited to gather and join the discussion on Scripture. Drop-ins are always welcome. The group is led by Deacon Christine and meets in the Guild Room.

Noonday Prayer every weekday in the Chapel

Prayer is central to our community. This takes 10 minutes and all are welcome. You are also invited, wherever you are, to STOP and PRAY at Noon for those in need, for our parish family, for our bishop Steve, and for your life with God. 

 

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: Marti Galli, Dawn Tyler, Brooke Welch-Frehser, Susan Nolde, Mariana Alvarez, Talie Harris, Debbie Roberts, Frank Rheaume, Marsha Jewett, Bob Armitage, Larry Bennett, Sarah Gorman, Roger Murray, Stewart Stalnecker.

IF YOU WANT TO ADD NAMES TO THE PRAYER LIST, write them on the Sunday Prayer List found in the Narthex or contact the Office (781-3366 or smary@smary.org).

 

 

 

 

 

THIS WEEK at Saint Mary’s

Sunday            18   Second Sunday after Pentecost

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

9:15am            Nursery opens

                                    9:30am Choral Eucharist (followed by Coffee Hour)

                                    1:00pm Bach rehearsals in sanctuary

                                    6:30pm Bach Concert with Bach on a Blanket

                        Fr Nathan will be away Monday and Tuesday with the Navy

Monday           19        12noon Noonday Prayer in the Chapel

                                    10A-2P Bach rehearsals in sanctuary

                                    6:30pm T’ai Chi in the Auditorium

Tuesday           20        10:30am Wisdom Seekers

                                                12 noon Noonday Prayer in the Chapel

                                    7:00pm AA in the auditorium

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

Wednesday 21    12noon Noonday Prayer in the Chapel

                                    5:30pm Vestry gathering before 6pm meeting in lower level

                                    6:00pm Bach Cantata ‘Sing-Along’ in Parish House

                                    7:00pm PCC board in the White Wool Room

Thursday         22                                Chapel Eucharist on summer break

                                    12noon Noonday Prayer in the Chapel

5-6:30p            Bach rehearsals in sanctuary

Friday              23        10a-12 Bach – Flute masterclass in Auditorium

                                    12noon Noonday Prayer - wherever you find yourself

                                    5:00pm            Wedding Rehearsal

                                    5:00pm            Community Souper Supper

                                    5:30pm            Al-Anon meeting

Saturday          24        10a - 2P           Bach rehearsal in sanctuary

4:00PM            Poirier-Mueller wedding (non-SM)

Sunday            25  Third Sunday after Pentecost 

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

9:15am            Nursery opens

                                    9:30am Choral Eucharist (followed by Coffee Hour)

                                    1:00pm Bach rehearsals in sanctuary

                                    6:30pm Bach Festival Concert

 

 

Beth Shaw

Parish Manager

The Episcopal Church of Saint Mary

43 Foreside Road

Falmouth, Maine  04105

207.781.3366