Thursday, October 19, 2017

Saint Mary's eNEWS for 10.22.17

Saint Mary’s Weekly News

October 22, 2017 –  The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost


Getting Ready for Sunday!

Pay to all what is due them—taxes to whom taxes are due, revenue to whom revenue is due, respect to whom respect is due, honor to whom honor is due  (Romans 13:7).

 

This Sunday we welcome the Oceanview at Falmouth Choir

Established and directed by Saint Mary’s parishioner, Priscilla Rigg,

we welcome the 40+ singers who all reside at Oceanview.  

Thank you for sharing your talent and love of music with us this Sunday!

 

Events and Happenings

 

Sparkles Spirits:  FRIDAY, October 20, 6-8pm

It’s an Appetizer party for Everybody!!--October 20th in the Guild Room from 6 to 8pm---get your tickets during coffee hour or from the church office.  $10 now or $12 at the door.   Come for a festive evening, bring your friends and order some appetizers for your holiday entertaining.

 

Sparkles NEWS: the Sparkles Fair is on Saturday, December 2

Thanks to everyone who attended SPARKLES SPIRITS Friday night, and to the wonderful cooks who prepared the beautiful appetizers.  Your orders will be ready for pick up on either November 10 or 26.  Enjoy at Thanksgiving, Christmas, for unexpected guests, or just for yourself.

Our next drop-off date for donated items will be Saturday, October 28.  As a reminder, we need gently-used jewelry, linens, and household items, such as china and dishes, crystal, silver, and small furniture and home d├ęcor items.  We also are requesting lots of toys, Christmas wrapping paper and ribbons, and Christmas decorations.

BEANS and more BEANS!  We need lots and lots of beans to create Saint Mary’s popular Friendship Soup.  Put your bags of dried beans (and color or type) in the basket outside the Guild Room.

The next planning meeting for Sparkles is Thursday, October 26 at 5:30pm in the Guild Room.

Don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook:  SparklesSt.MarysFalmouth

Reformation Jubilee 500: NEXT Sunday, October 29, 5 PM

Churches around the world are gearing up to mark the 500 year anniversary of the start of the Protestant Reformation. On October 31, 1517, a German monk called Martin Luther nailed 95 theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg. This precipitated the reform of the medieval Church, which changed the world forever. We are all impacted by Luther, who has been called “the last medieval man and the first modern one.” Together, we will recognize this momentous occasion with a special ecumenical service here with Emmaus Lutheran Church, Holy Martyrs parish and the other Falmouth churches. There will be special music, hymns and anthems based on Martin Luther’s writings with a brass quartet too.  Join us for this very special commemoration. 

 

Serving The World

Souper SuppersA Chance to Serve - every 2nd & 4th Fridays, 5-7pm

As you begin to ponder your autumn schedule, please consider joining the Souper Supper team!  One of Saint Mary's most popular ministries, we serve home-made soup, salads, rolls, desserts at table, FREE to the community on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month.  Do you have a couple of hours every month or two?  Help set up, dish up, clean-up or make/provide desserts. Your Choice!!   A fun, fulfilling, very family-friendly ministry!  FMI:  Jennifer Gregg; jenniferanngregg@gmail.com 

 

Youth Ministry

Guiding RAY (Religious Adventures for Youth)  

Our Guiding RAY programs for all young people ages 1 to 14 have begun with exciting plans for the program year!  We gather all together beginning at 9:45am with classes beginning at 10am.  For more information on Guiding RAY, please visit our website  www.smary.org . The Nursery  opens at 9:45am for our youngest disciples in the Guiding RAY area every Sunday morning for the later Eucharist.

 

This week in Guiding RAY   

In Romans 13, Paul writes about how loving your neighbor is also obeying the law. This week Heather Teng and Heather Gale will be talking with the kids about how we can all live in peace and harmony by obeying the law. The kids will explore the meaning of this and how they can reach out to their neighbors with love and forgiveness.  

Meg Hurdman and the older Guiding RAY kids will also be exploring the law and discussing the conflict in the early church and the necessity for outreach for the growth of the Christian faith. As a reminder, the Middlers are now part of Guiding RAY and all are welcome to participate in Meg's thoroughly engaging class that is focused on the study of Paul's life. 

Falmouth YOUNG LIFE Club: Mondays at 7:31 PM

Where?  41 Stapleford Dr, Falmouth, ME 04105, USA (map)

Who?   Falmouth & area High School Peeps come kick it @ the BEST thing

     happening on a Monday night GUARANTEED!

Why? Well, why not? FMI, visit www.younglifecb.com

NEW Angel Choir: calling all young singers on Sundays at 9:30 AM

In support of the RSCM program, we are thrilled to announce that Priscilla Rigg, has volunteered to lead our young children Pre-school to 4th grade, in a new children’s choir.  The young singers will gather at 9:30 AM beginning October 15 in the Father James Chapel for joyous singing through the use of puppets and hands-on percussion instruments.

Priscilla has decades of successful experience engaging children to be excited about music and singing.  She is the former organist/choirmaster at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in East Greenwich, RI and current parishioner at Saint Mary’s. 

Community Care & Nurture

Wisdom Seekers: studying the Letter to the Romans

This Bible study group meets on Tuesdays at 10:30 AM in the Guild Room. Everyone is welcome! This Autumn, the group will follow our Sunday focus on St. Paul’s Letter to the Romans and look at each week’s passage in depth.

Chapel Eucharist: every Thursday in the Chapel at 12 noon

This is an informal time (in a beautiful space!) to gather at the Lord’s Table with a meditation on the scripture or the saint of the day and prayers for healing.

Noonday Prayer: every other weekday in the Chapel   Pause for 10 minutes of prayer together. You are also invited, wherever you may be, to STOP and PRAY with us in the Spirit at 12 noon for those in need, for our parish family, our bishop, and our own daily 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 on vacation.

Prayer Concerns for this week Douglas McCormack, Chandra Lowe,Lee Lamphere, Julie Vinson, Arthur Markos, Patti Braswell, Brian Pettingill, Richard Harris, Brooke Welch-Frehsee, Ellen Hitchcock, Frank Rheaume, 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        22      8:00am       Contemplative Eucharist (followed by Coffee Hour)

9:30am        RSCM Angel Choir in the Chapel

9:45am       Nursery opens

9:45 am       Guiding RAY gathering with classes to begin at 10am

                             10:00am       Choral Eucharist with Oceanview Choir

                             11:00AM     Welcome Newcomers     Coffee Hour

Monday      23      10:00am       Garden Club in the auditorium

                             12 noon       Noonday Prayer - wherever you find yourself

                             6:00PM        Portland Community Chorus rehearsal in the auditorium

                             7:31PM          Falmouth Young Life Club at 41 Stapleford Drive

Tuesday       24      9:30am       Art Group in the auditorium

                             10:30am         Wisdom Seekers – study of Romans

                             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 25           9am-12n         Garden Club Workshop in Auditoriums

                                    12noon       Noonday Prayer in the Chapel

                             12:30 pm        Staff Meeting in the Kneeler Room

                             6:00pm       Vestry meeting

                             69pm        Magic of Christmas rehearsal in Sanctuary

                             6 - 8pm        SinG rehearsal in the auditorium

Thursday     26      12noon       Chapel Eucharist – informal and brief

5:30pm        Sparkles meeting in the Auditorium

5:30pm        Young Life Banquet at the Woodlands

6:25pm        Dowsers meeting in the Guild Room

                             7:00pm        Saint Mary’s Choir rehearsal

Friday         27      Parish Office closed

12noon       Noonday Prayer - wherever you find yourself

                             5:00pm        Community Souper Supper

                             5:30 pm        Al-Anon meeting

Saturday     28      Diocesan Convention in Bangor

                             9a-12n        Sparkles Drop off #3

Sunday        29      Reformation Sunday

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

9:30am        RSCM Angel Choir in the Chapel

9:45am       Nursery opens

9:45 am       Guiding RAY gathering with classes to begin at 10am

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

                             5:00PM        Reformation Jubilee 500

 

 

Beth Shaw

Parish Manager

The Episcopal Church of Saint Mary

43 Foreside Road

Falmouth, Maine  04105

207.781.3366

 

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Saint Mary's eNEWS for 10.8.17

Saint Mary’s Weekly News

October 8, 2017 –  The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost


Getting Ready for Sunday!

To set the mind on the flesh is death,

but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace” (Romans 8:6).

Events and Happenings

Sparkles NEWS:  Save December 2!

BEANS and more BEANS!  We need lots and lots of beans to create Saint Mary’s popular Friendship Soup.  Put your bags of dried beans (and color or type) in the basket outside the Guild Room.

SPARKLES SPIRITS will be our new event on Friday, October 20.  Tickets will be on sale at Coffee Hours on October 8 and 15 - $10 in advance, and $12 at the door.  Get your taste buds ready for 12 delicious and convenient appetizers along with wine or the beverage of your choice.  You’ll be able to order the appetizers already frozen, ready to thaw and heat whenever you want – Thanksgiving, Christmas, or unexpected guests.

Please join us for the second Planning Meeting on Friday, October 6 at 9:30am in White Wool Room.  ALL WELCOME!  It is a great way to help with the Sparkle Planning, and to make new friends.

FIRST DROP OFF DATE — October 7, 9:00am-12:00noon.  Bring your family treasures and gently used items to be sold at the Boutique.  Please NO rummage, books or clothing. We especially need gently used TOYS for our new Sparkles for Kids room, as well as CHRISTMAS PAPER, BAGS, RIBBON, AND DECORATIONS to make this new area as festive as possible for the kids and you know who!

    Don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook:  SparklesSt.MarysFalmouth

 

Sparkles Spirit October 20th in the Guild Room from 6 to 8pm

It’s an Appetizer party for Everyone! --October 20th in the Guild Room from 6 to 8pm ---

  Let us take the stress out of your Thanksgiving or Christmas gatherings.  Come, taste and sip and then order these delicious hors d’oeuvres that can be picked up frozen on November 19 or 26.  All you do is heat them up.  

Get your tickets during coffee hour or from the church office.$10.00 now or $12.00 at the door.  

Come for a festive evening, bring your friends and order some appetizers for your holiday entertaining.

 

Reformation Jubilee 500, Sunday, October 29, 5 PM

Churches around the world are gearing up to celebrate the 500 year anniversary of the start of the Protestant Reformation. On October 31, 1517, a German monk called Martin Luther nailed 95 theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg. This precipitated the reform of medieval Christianity, which changed the world forever. We are all impacted by Luther, who has been called “the last medieval man and the first modern one.”

Together, we will recognize this momentous occasion with a special ecumenical service at Saint Mary’s on October 29 with Emmaus Lutheran Church, Holy Martyrs and the other Falmouth churches

There will be special music, hymns and anthems based on Martin Luther’s writings with brass quartet.  Join us for this very special commemoration. 

 

Serving The World

Welcome New Mainers: Pihcintu Chorus on October 15 at 4 PM

Nationally-recognized, Portland-based  Immigrant Girls Chorus at Saint Mary’s      Let’s come together to welcome and celebrate our new Mainers with a wonderful concert offered by the Pihcintu multi-national chorus. This group welcomes immigrant girls from around the globe, helping them through music to restart their lives by moving from tragedy and loss to harmony and community. A free concert, but donations will be accepted. A reception will follow.

 

Year-end Charitable Contributions:  Parishioners we want your input!

The Outreach Committee is making decision about their 2017 year-end Charitable contributions.  We send support locally and around the world.  If you have a favorite charity you’d like the Outreach Committee to consider financially supporting, please contact Marian McCue marian.l.mccue@gmail.com

Souper SuppersA Chance to Serve - every 2nd & 4th Fridays, 5-7pm

As you begin to ponder your autumn schedule, please consider joining the Souper Supper team!  One of Saint Mary's most popular ministries, we serve home-made soup, salads, rolls, desserts at table, FREE to the community on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month.  Do you have a couple of hours every month or two?  Help set up, dish up, clean-up or make/provide desserts. Your Choice!!   A fun, fulfilling, very family-friendly ministry!  FMI:  Jennifer Gregg; jenniferanngregg@gmail.com 

9th Annual Harvest Community Supper: Thu, Oct 19, 4:30-7:00 PM

Saint Mary’s, the other Falmouth churches, and Jewish community, again will combine to host a free turkey supper to raise funds for the Falmouth Food Pantry, a resource devoted to serving the growing needs of many in our area. Please come by the Falmouth Congo Church (267 Falmouth Road) on Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 4:30 to 7PM and enjoy an evening of good food, goodwill and friendship. Free-will donations will be gratefully accepted. 

As one of the hosts of this event, parishioners from Saint Mary’s are asked to donate and cook turkeys, bake squash and help with serving and cleanup. Please volunteer by signing up on the poster near the Guild Room. Thank you in advance for supporting this worthy cause. Call John Brooks (781-2097) or Nancy Lightbody (781-4670) with any questions.

Youth Ministry

Guiding RAY (Religious Adventures for Youth

Our Guiding RAY programs for all young people ages 1 to 14 have begun with exciting plans for the program year!  We gather all together beginning at 9:45am with classes beginning at 10am.  For more information on Guiding RAY, please visit our website  www.smary.org . The Nursery  opens at 9:45am for our youngest disciples in the Guiding RAY area every Sunday morning for the later Eucharist.

This week in Guiding RAY   

This Sunday Guiding RAY will be celebrating World Communion Day with the help of Janet Bowne and Kathy Galen of the Altar Guild.

Acolytes Wanted!  Training NEXT Week, October 15!

Children and youth (age 8 and up) as well as adults are invited to be acolytes.  Our acolytes help the clergy with the worship service on Sundays and Holidays, and they have the summer off.  The Gospel and Epistle acolytes carry the torches (candles) and the Crucifer carries the cross. The training provided by Father Nathan is short and easy. Training for this year is scheduled for Sunday, October 15 after the 10am service. Acolytes generally serve once a month.  It is a wonderful way for youth to be involved in worship and connect with each other and the Saint Mary's community and earn community service hours. FMI and to sign up for training, please contact  Tricia Wheeler at tjwheel@maine.rr.com.

Calling all young Singers for NEW Angel Choir

In support of the RSCM program, we are thrilled to announce that Priscilla Rigg, has volunteered to lead our young children Pre-school to 4th grade, in a new children’s choir.  The young singe6rs will gather at 9:30 to 10 beginning October 15 in the Father James Chapel for joyous singing through the use of puppets and hands-on percussion instruments.

Priscilla has decades of successful experience engaging children to be excited about music and singing.  She is the former organist/choirmaster at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in East Greenwich, RI and current parishioner at Saint Mary’s. 

 

Pathways to Peace

The Episcopal Diocese of Maine invites all youth in Grades 6-12 to the Cathedral for a Columbus Day Weekend Youth Event. 

For more information and to register, visit:  maineyouth.org

 

Community Care & Nurture

Wisdom Seekers: studying the Letter to the Romans

This Bible study group meets on Tuesdays at 10:30 AM in the Guild Room. Everyone is welcome! This Autumn, the group will follow our Sunday focus on St. Paul’s Letter to the Romans and look at each week’s passage in depth.

Chapel Eucharist: every Thursday in the Chapel at 12 noon

This is an informal time (in a beautiful space!) to gather at the Lord’s Table with a meditation on the scripture or the saint of the day and prayers for healing.

Noonday Prayer: every other weekday in the Chapel   Pause for 10 minutes of prayer together. You are also invited, wherever you may be, to STOP and PRAY with us in the Spirit at 12 noon for those in need, for our parish family, our bishop, and our own daily 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 on vacation.

Prayer Concerns for this week Lee Lamphere, Julie Vinson, Arthur Markos, Patti Braswell, Brian Pettingill, Richard Harris, Brooke Welch-Frehsee, Ellen Hitchcock, Frank Rheaume, 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            8          8:00am            Contemplative Eucharist (followed by Coffee Hour)

9:45am            Nursery opens

9:45 am           Guiding RAY gathering with classes to begin at 10am

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

Monday           9          Columbus Day – Parish Office is closed for the holiday

                                    9:00am            Columbus Day Hike up Pleasant Mtn – ALL welcome!

                                    12 noon            Noonday Prayer  - wherever you find yourself

                                    4:30pm            Tai Chi

                                    6:00pm            Portland Community Chorus rehearsal in the auditorium

Tuesday           10        9:30am            Art Group in the auditorium

                                    10:30am               Wisdom Seekers – study of Romans

                                    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         11           9am-12n               Garden Club Workshop in Auditorium

                                                12noon            Noonday Prayer in the Chapel

                                    12:30 pm            Staff Meeting in Kneeler Room

                                    69pm            Magic of Christmas rehearsal in Sanctuary

                                    6 - 8pm            SinG rehearsal in the auditorium

Thursday         12        12noon            Chapel Eucharist – informal and brief

1:00pm            Care Circle in the Guild Room

6-8:30pm           Oratorio Chorale in Auditorium

                                    7:00 pm           Saint Mary’s Choir rehearsal

Friday              13        Parish Office closed

12noon            Noonday Prayer - wherever you find yourself

                                    5:00pm            Community Souper Supper               

                                    5:30 pm            Al-Anon meeting

                                    7:00pm            Classic Cinema presents: The Big Sleep

Saturday        14        9-11am            Deacons in the Guild Room

Sunday            15        8:00am            Contemplative Eucharist (followed by Coffee Hour)

9:30am            RSCM ‘Little Angels’ Singing in the Chapel

9:45am            Nursery opens

9:45 am           Guiding RAY gathering with classes to begin at 10am

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

                                    11:30aam         Acolyte Training

                                    4:00pm            Pihcintu Concert in the auditorium

 

 

 

 

Beth Shaw

Parish Manager

The Episcopal Church of Saint Mary

43 Foreside Road

Falmouth, Maine  04105

207.781.3366