Thursday, July 19, 2018

Saint Mary's eNEWS for 7.22.18

Saint Mary’s Weekly News

July 22, 2017 – The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost


It’s nice to have Pastor Sara back with us,.  Thank you for filling in during the third leg of Fr. Nathan’s sabbatical.  We’re happy to have you celebrating with us this Sunday as well as Sunday, August 12. 

Thank you, Harold Stover for filling in for Bruce on the organ these past four Sundays.  It’s always nice to have you in the choir loft adding to our Sunday worship!  Thank you!

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!

St. Elizabeth’s Jubilee Center:  July 31 is Saint Mary’s day to volunteer

St. Elizabeth’s Essentials Pantry is an exciting mission effort of The Episcopal Diocese of Maine. Supported by eight local Episcopal Churches, including Saint Mary’s, St. Elizabeth’s celebrated the 12th year distributing non-food essentials, clothes, and small household items to the most-needy among us.
It’s a place where every week we can be Christ for others as we see Christ in others.  The Pantry is a non-barrier program serving on average
250 individuals each week, many of whom are immigrants and refugees for whom English is not their primary language.

Youth Ministry

Guiding RAY  (Religious Adventures for Youth): off until September 9  

Our Guiding RAY programs are for all young people ages 1 to 14.  The program will resume from its summer break on  September 9. FMI, please visit  www.smary.org .

The Nursery  Though Guiding RAY classes have ended for the summer, Nursery Care during the second service will continue from 9:15-10:30 in the Kneeler Room (near the auditorium).  Please contact Alison Hayward, ajhmcmonagle@gmail.com, if you are able to assist her in the nursery this summer. 

Camp Bishopswood: Finale Week:  Camp For All Ages  –  August 20-26 

Everyone is invited to Camp for this final week of the summer. You can stay in a bunkhouse, or bring our own tent or camper, and eat Bishopswood’s delicious home-cooked meals. Swimming, kayaking, campfires, hiking, archery, group tours of the Mid-Coast area and more – all the amenities of camp made available to all ages! Go to www.bishopswood.org for details.

Gatherings & Events

Zenith Journey to Katahdin: August 23-25

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 this group of up to 10 people 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 Sr Warden, Jim Kane, 329-1764.

Summer Farm-to-Table Dinner & Auction: Saturday, August 18

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. Locally sourced beef, pork, chicken and fresh vegetables prepared in unbelievable ways! 

Save the Date!

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.  Contact the Melissa Kane, melissa1959@earthlink.net  or Janet Bowne, janetbowne@maine.rr.com

Calling All Artists!

We have several small wooden frames available for any of our parish artists to paint as a donation for the Farm to Table dinner and auction on 8/18/18. The frames are in the volunteer room. Please consider channeling your creativity and painting a frame(s). Please return the painted frames by 8/12.

Also if you’re an artist and would like to have a piece or two on display in the Parish House, please contact Jim Kane, melissa1959@earthlink.net  329-1764 or Janet Bowne, janetbowne@maine.rr.com or 207.318.7045 

Community Care & Nurture

Weekly Worship at Saint Mary’s

SUNDAYS:    8 am Contemplative Eucharist,

                          9:30 am Choral Eucharist (returns to 10am on Sept 9)

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

Mon -Thurs10 minute Noonday Prayer in Chapel or wherever

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

Concerns, comment, or issues  If you have an emergency and need any kind of immediate support from Saint Mary’s, please reach out to Deacon Christine at 207-653-2448. If your need is less urgent, please call our Parish Office and speak with Beth (781-3366) or the Wardens (Jim Kane, 329-1764 or Janet Bowne, 318-7045)

Please pray for the Bishop search process!   God of Grace, we give you thanks for all of the blessings of our common life and ministries as the Episcopal Diocese of Maine, and for our leaders who are guiding us through this season of change. Grant to the Discernment and Transition Committees open hearts, minds, and spirits as they receive the Holy Spirit's gifts of faith, hope, and love to aid their work. We ask also that you send courage and vision to our next bishop of Maine as she or he discerns your call. In Christ’s name we pray. Amen.

Prayer Concerns for this week:  Henry Hamilton, Harold Otte, Dotty Blanchette, Pat Mordecai, Zach Hallowell, David Snow, Charlie Conner, Parker Carson, Peter Horne, Karon Velek, Stewart Stalnecker, Karen Mynahan, Theresa Violette, Nolan Farris, and Frank Rheaume,    

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 22           The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost with Pastor Sara D’Angio White

                                    8:00am         Contemplative Eucharist (followed by Fellowship

                                    9:30am         Choral Eucharist (followed by Fellowship)

Monday              23     12noon        Noon Prayer in the Chapel

Tuesday              24      7 - 9am       BNI in the auditorium

                                             12noon        Noon Prayer in the Chapel

                                    1:00pm         Staff Meeting

                                    7:00pm         AA in the auditorium

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

Wednesday              25        12noon        Noon Prayer in the Chapel

                                    630pm         Thursday Fellowship Steering Task Force

Thursday            26      Chapel Eucharist on summer break

                                    12noon       Noon Prayer in the Chapel

                                    6:15pm        Dowsers meeting in the Auditorium

Friday                 27     Parish Offices are closed on Fridays

                                    12noon       Noonday Prayer – stop and pray wherever you are

                                    5:00pm        Community Souper Supper

                                    5:30pm         Al-Anon in the Guild Room

Sunday 29           The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost with Rev. Tom White

                                    8:00am         Contemplative Eucharist (followed by Fellowship

                                    9:30am         Choral Eucharist (followed by Fellowship)

 

 

 

 

 

Beth Shaw

Parish Manager

The Episcopal Church of Saint Mary

43 Foreside Road

Falmouth, Maine  04105

207.781.3366

 

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Saint Mary's eNEWS for 7.8.18

Saint Mary’s Weekly News

for July 8, 2017 – The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost


Happy Fourth of July!!

Office will be close Thursday and Friday, July 5 & 6

Thank you for keeping your pledges current!

For all you summer vacationers, please remember that if you will be out of town for a few weeks (or the entire summer), it is important to maintain your regular pledge to Saint Mary’s. The parish is still active in the summer and continues to incur operating expenses, so it is important that we maintain cash flow.  The easiest thing to do is to set-up automated bank transfers in advance so that you do not have to remember while away. This can be done through our website (www.smary.org) or through your own bank. That will give you one less thing that you’ll have to remember.  Thank You!

 

Please PRAY for General Convention! (Austin, TX, July 5-13)

For the seventy-ninth time since our independence from the United Kingdom, the Church gathers in General Convention to worship, to pray, to make plans for mission, and to oversee the governance of the Church. Please pray during the days of Convention for God’s will to be done on earth as in heaven.

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

Guiding RAY  (Religious Adventures for Youth): off until September 9  

Our Guiding RAY programs for all young people ages 1 to 14 have had an exciting  17-18 program year!  From September to mid-June, we gather all together beginning at 9:45am with classes beginning at 10am.  FMI, please visit  www.smary.org .

The Nursery  Though Guiding RAY classes have ended for the summer, Nursery Care during the second service will continue from 9:15-10:30 in the Kneeler Room (near the auditorium).  In order to ensure the safety of our youngest parishioners, two adults are needed in the nursery area. Please contact Alison Hayward, ajhmcmonagle@gmail.com, if you are able to assist her in the nursery this summer. 

Camp Bishopswood - for a summer of fun for all ages – Register now

Located on the shores of Lake Megunticook in the Camden Hills, the Diocesan camp, begun in the early 1960s, has mini-sessions for first-time campers, multi-week sessions, and a family Finale week(end) when anyone can stay at camp.  For more information,  visit the website www.bishopswood.org

Gatherings & Events

Summer Farm-to-Table Event & Auction: Saturday, August 18

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. Locally sourced beef, chicken and fresh vegetables prepared in unbelievable ways! 

Save the Date!

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.  Contact the Melissa Kane, melissa1959@earthlink.net  or Janet Bowne, janetbowne@maine.rr.com

Zenith Journey to Katahdin: August 23-25

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 this group of up to 10 people 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 Sr Warden, Jim Kane, 329-1764.

The Episcopal Church and The Visual Arts

ECVA is a National Organization bringing together Episcopalian Visual Artists across the country. Erin McGee Ferrell is a new board member of ECVA and excited to engage Saint Mary’s community with this national conversation around Faith and Art. There is an Artist’s registry and coming soon - Online Submissions for ECVA’s latest Gallery Show, “This Fragile Earth.” Please visit the website and consider entering your work.   (www.ECVA.ORG)

For More Information: Erin McGee Ferrell 856.630.9832ErinMcGeeFerrell@gmail.com

Sparkles News!

Thank you soooo much to all those who have already donated items for Sparkles 2018!  We appreciate your generosity very much.
 Just a reminder that if you’re a knitter, needle worker, sewist, or crafter of any kind, please think of Sparkles as you plan your summer projects.  We would love your handmade hats, scarves, bags, baby items, etc
Also, if you’re clearing out your stash of supplies, we would love to take those, too. 
Your co-chairs, Jana Burke and Kathy Galen

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 Sept 9)

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

Mon -Thurs10 minute Noonday Prayer in Chapel or wherever

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

 

Please pray for the Bishop search process! 

God of Grace, we give you thanks for all of the blessings of our common life and ministries as the Episcopal Diocese of Maine, and for our leaders who are guiding us through this season of change. Grant to the Discernment and Transition Committees open hearts, minds, and spirits as they receive the Holy Spirit's gifts of faith, hope, and love to aid their work. We ask also that you send courage and vision to our next bishop of Maine as she or he discerns your call. In Christ’s name we pray. Amen.

Concerns, comment, or issues  If you have an emergency and need any kind of immediate support from Saint Mary’s, please reach out to Deacon Christine at 207-653-2448. If your need is less urgent, please call our Parish Office and speak with Beth (781-3366) or the Wardens (Jim Kane, 329-1764 or Janet Bowne, 318-7045)

Prayer Concerns for this week:  Pat Mordecai, Bobbi MacCallum, Pat Studley, Peter Fitch, Zach Hallowell, David Snow, Charlie Conner, Parker Carson, Brian Taylor, Peter Horne, Karon Velek, Stewart Stalnecker, Karen Mynahan, Theresa Violette, Nolan Farris, and Frank Rheaume.     

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,  July 8    The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost with Fr Nathan

                                    8:00am         Contemplative Eucharist (followed by Fellowship)

                                    9:30am         Choral Eucharist & Baptism (followed by Fellowship)

 

Monday              9       Fr Nathan and Ferrell family leave for Equador

                                    12noon        Noon Prayer in the Chapel

                                    7:00pm         Bell Choir rehearsal in Choir Room

Tuesday              10      7 - 9am       BNI in the auditorium

                                    10:30am           Wisdom Seekers (last meeting until August 7)

                                             12noon        Noon Prayer in the Chapel

                                    12:15pm        Planning Staff meeting

                                    7:00pm         AA in the auditorium

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

Wednesday              11        9:30am            Garden Club Federation workshop in Guild Room

                                             9:30am            Mainely Weavers in auditorium

                                    12noon        Noon Prayer in the Chapel

Thursday            12      Chapel Eucharist on summer break

                                    12noon       Noonday Prayer – stop and pray wherever you are

Friday                 13     Parish Offices are closed on Fridays

                                    12noon       Noonday Prayer – stop and pray wherever you are

                                    5:00pm        Community Souper Supper

                                    5:30pm         Al-Anon in the Guild Room

                                    7:00pm        Classic Cinema presents Moby Dick

                                    7:00pm        Venti Cordi Concert in the Sanctuary

Sunday 15           The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost with Rev. Portia Hirschman

                                    8:00am         Contemplative Eucharist (followed by Fellowship

                                    9:30am         Choral Eucharist & Baptism (followed by Fellowship)

 

 

Beth Shaw

Parish Manager

The Episcopal Church of Saint Mary

43 Foreside Road

Falmouth, Maine  04105

207.781.3366

 

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Saint Mary's eNEWS for 7.1.18

Saint Mary’s Weekly News

1 July 2017 – Our Celebration of Independence Day


WELCOME to Hannah Grace Duchin!

We will welcome Hannah, the newest member of the Duchin family, into the mystical Body of Christ together with all the saints of God of every generation. Congratulations to her parents (Kyla and David) and her older sister, Hope!

Our Celebration of Independence Day: Sunday, July 1

We will celebrate the Fourth 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.

Thank you, Harold Stover for filling in for Bruce on the organ while he takes some much-deserved time off.  It’s good to have you in the choir loft! 

Thank you for keeping your pledges current!

For all you summer vacationers, please remember that if you will be out of town for a few weeks (or the entire summer), it is important to maintain your regular pledge to Saint Mary’s. The parish is still active in the summer and continues to incur operating expenses, so it is important that we maintain cash flow.  The easiest thing to do is to set-up automated bank transfers in advance so that you do not have to remember while away. This can be done through our website (www.smary.org) or through your own bank. That will give you one less thing that you’ll have to remember.  Thank You!

 

Please PRAY for General Convention! (Austin, TX, July 5-13)

For the seventy-ninth time since our independence from the United Kingdom, the Church gathers in General Convention to worship, to pray, to make plans for mission, and to oversee the governance of the Church. Please pray during the days of Convention for God’s will to be done on earth as in heaven.

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

Guiding RAY  (Religious Adventures for Youth): off until September 9  

Our Guiding RAY programs for all young people ages 1 to 14 have had an exciting  17-18 program year!  From September to mid-June, we gather all together beginning at 9:45am with classes beginning at 10am.  FMI, please visit  www.smary.org .

The Nursery  Though Guiding RAY classes have ended for the summer, Nursery Care during the second service will continue from 9:15-10:30 in the Kneeler Room (near the auditorium).  In order to ensure the safety of our youngest parishioners, two adults are needed in the nursery area. Please contact Alison Hayward, ajhmcmonagle@gmail.com, if you are able to assist her in the nursery this summer. 

Camp Bishopswood - for a summer of fun for all ages – Register now

Located on the shores of Lake Megunticook in the Camden Hills, the Diocesan camp, begun in the early 1960s, has mini-sessions for first-time campers, multi-week sessions, and a family Finale week(end) when anyone can stay at camp.  For more information,  visit the website www.bishopswood.org

Gatherings & Events

Summer Farm-to-Table Event & Auction: Saturday, August 18

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. Locally sourced beef, chicken and fresh vegetables prepared in unbelievable ways! 

Save the Date!

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.  Contact the parish office or Janet Bowne, janetbowne@maine.rr.com

Zenith Journey to Katahdin: August 23-25

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 this group of up to 10 people 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 Sr Warden, Jim Kane now.

The Episcopal Church and The Visual Arts

ECVA is a National Organization bringing together Episcopalian Visual Artists across the country. Erin McGee Ferrell is a new board member of ECVA and excited to engage Saint Mary’s community with this national conversation around Faith and Art. There is an Artist’s registry and coming soon - Online Submissions for ECVA’s latest Gallery Show, “This Fragile Earth.” Please visit the website and consider entering your work.   (www.ECVA.ORG)

For More Information: Erin McGee Ferrell 856.630.9832ErinMcGeeFerrell@gmail.com

Sparkles News!

The Sparkles Committee has a special request -- for plants.  Last year, a new and very successful addition/return to Sparkles was our plant table.  We planted cuttings in the summer, and potted them in teacups and other small planters to sell at Sparkles.  This year, we are adding English Ivy topiary wreaths to our plant table.  If you have any small plants, and/or cuttings, we would love to have them!  As an alternative, small plants are often relatively inexpensive this time of year.  If you’re not a gardener, we have committee members who will care for the plants until December.  Just let Jana Burke (jana.burke@gmail.com) or Kathy Galen (kathleendaisy@aol.com) know, and we’ll be glad to arrange it.

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 Sept 9)

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

Mon -Thurs10 minute Noonday Prayer in Chapel or wherever

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

Please pray for the Bishop search process! 

God of Grace, we give you thanks for all of the blessings of our common life and ministries as the Episcopal Diocese of Maine, and for our leaders who are guiding us through this season of change. Grant to the Discernment and Transition Committees open hearts, minds, and spirits as they receive the Holy Spirit's gifts of faith, hope, and love to aid their work. We ask also that you send courage and vision to our next bishop of Maine as she or he discerns your call. In Christ’s name we pray. Amen.

Concerns, comments, or issues  

If you have an emergency and need any kind of immediate support from Saint Mary’s, please reach out to Deacon Christine at 207-653-2448. If your need is less urgent, please call our Parish Office and speak with Beth (781-3366) or the Wardens (Jim Kane, 329-1764 or Janet Bowne, 318-7045)

Prayer Concerns for this week: Harold Otte, Pat Studley, Bobbi MacCallum, Zach Hallowell, David Snow, Charlie Conner, Parker Carson, Brian Taylor, Peter Horne, Karon Velek, Stewart Stalnecker, Karen Mynahan, Theresa Violette, Nolan Farris, and Frank Rheaume.     

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                1       The Celebration of Independence Day with Fr Nathan

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

                                    9:15am         Nursery opens

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

Monday              2       12noon        Noon Prayer in the Chapel

Tuesday              3        7 - 9am       BNI in the auditorium

                                    10:30am           No Wisdom Seekers in July

                                             12noon        Noon Prayer in the Chapel

                                    7:00pm         AA in the auditorium

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

Wednesday              4          Happy Fourth of July!   Parish Office will be closed

Thursday            5        Parish Office closed; Chapel Eucharist on summer break

                                    12noon       Noonday Prayer

                                    1:00PM        CARE circle meeting

Friday                 6       Parish Offices are closed on Fridays

                                    12noon       Noonday Prayer – stop and pray wherever you are

                                    5:30pm         Al-Anon in the Guild Room

Sunday 8             The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost with Fr Nathan

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

                                    9:15am         Nursery opens

                                    9:30am         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