Thursday, May 17, 2018

Saint Mary's eNEWS for 5.20.18

The News at Saint Mary’s

for 20 May 2018:  The Sunday of Pentecost


 

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.

Pentecost -  everyone wear red, orange, yellow.  Be sure to join us for a special coffee hour as we celebrate the birthday of the church. 

 

This Sunday in Guiding RAY:    we will continue our lessons on kids in the bible.  We will hear the story of how Miriam saves baby Moses.  Sometimes we think that we have to be a grown up before we can care for and protect others. But kids will learn that God can use them to help others right now. 

The Royal School of Church Music Choirs
Each Sunday, the Angel Choir and St. Cecilia Choir meets at 9:15 in the downstairs Choir room and following the 10 o'clock liturgy, the St. Cecilia Choir meets in the downstairs for 30 minutes to learn the fundamentals of music and singing using the highly acclaimed RSCM workbooks. To learn more, send a message to RSCM@smary.org .

 

Bishopswood Open House Weekend:  June 1-3

Spend one or two nights and experience camp with your children.  Highly recommended for first-time campers.  This is a great time to take a tour of camp, meet some of the summer staff,  swim in beautiful Lake Megunticook, or go for a family canoe ride. Stay for the weekend or come for the afternoon on Sunday for a tour.  Bring a picnic lunch and try some famous congo bars.   For schedule and related costs, visit the website www.bishopswood.org

Serving The World

WELCOME, NEW  MAINERS!  Sunday, May 20, 4 pm

Please join us and help us welcome Nancy Markowitz of Welcoming the Stranger and  Lucky Hollander of Hopeful Links and Allan Monga the Maine championship in the “Poetry Out Loud” competition.

   Welcoming the Stranger (WTS) is a grassroots project matching mentors with      

      asylum-seekers to help them integrate into the Greater Portland community.

 Hopeful Links is a volunteer-based program that matches unaccompanied minors with potential guardians and safe housing.

We are excited to announce that our featured immigrant speaker will be Allan Monga, an 18-year-old asylum seeker who arrived here alone less than a year ago from Zambia and now attends Deering High School. He is the profoundly talented young man who recently won the Maine championship in the “Poetry Out Loud” competition. He will share his story through his “Poetry Out Loud” readings.       Naturally, there will be lovely goodies provided as well.  FMI contact Becky Pride rebeccapride1@gmail.com or Anne LaFond akblafond@gmail.com

The Casco Bay Swing: play golf and support Young Life Casco Bay

On June 4, come play one of the best courses in Maine with 100% of the proceeds going to Young Life Casco Bay and their great work with teens in our area! Prizes!  Food!   If you don’t or can’t play, please sponsor a hole! Sponsor a foursome or be a Corporate Sponsor! For more information see www.YoungLifeCB.com 

Events & Happenings

Creativity at Saint Mary’s

Bruce Fithian will have his song 'Sailing to Byzantium' based on the poem by W. B. Yeats performed for the first time at the Back Cove Contemporary Music Festival, Friday, May 18, 7:30pm Mechanics Hall, 519 Congress St. Portland. It is scored for soprano, flute, violin, clarinet, cello and piano and will be sung by the superb Molly Harmon, who is a member of the St Mary Schola.

On Saturday, May 19, 7:30 pm at First Parish Church Portland, his 'Gothic Lord's Prayer' will be sung by the St Mary Schola. The Gothic language was very important during the years of the early church, and the sounds of this language inspired Tolkien to invent his elvish language in 'The Lord of the Rings.'

 

Cecilia Ensemble Concert:  There Is Peace

Saturday, May 26, 2018, 7pm    Plan on attending this unforgettable concert

We are thrilled to have the Cecilia Ensemble, an18-voice auditioned choir from NH, under the direction of Maria Belva, who has recently returned from a Concert Tour of the Czech Republic. Included in the tour was a performance at the Terezin Concentration Camp where the choir sang Nezapomeň in the place where it was written 74 years ago. The girls also presented the Terezin Ghetto Museum with a recording of the song and a copy of the music that the composer sent to David Vernier.  Join us for a potluck ( share your favorite entrée or side dish) at 5pm with the concert at 7pm.    

Also,  we are looking for lodging in homes for several more of the girls and adult chaperones.  Thanks for considering and contacting Bruce Fithian,  bsfithian@aol.com

Saint Mary’s Garden Club Plant Sale: June 2, 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.  

Memorial Day parade refreshments:  Monday, May 28

As usual, we will host the town on our front lawns under the tent with coffee, lemonade and donut holes following the parade ceremony.  Anne LaFond would love some help at 8am setting up and more at 10am with serving and cleaning up.  If you can help, please let Anne know.  akblafond@gmail.com

Saint Mary Schola presents their Spring ConcertLove Conquers All

June 1,  7:30 PM,  Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Portland

June 3,  4:00 PM, Episcopal Church of Saint Mary, Falmouth

June 5,  7:30 PM, Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland

For ticket and more program information, www.stmaryschola.org

Community Care & Nurture

Wisdom Seekers: Tuesdays at 10:30 AM

This Bible study group meets weekly in the Guild Room. Everyone is welcome! We are currently studying the Acts of the Apostles, Join us!

Chapel Eucharist: Thursdays 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: Mon - Wed 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.

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:  Brian Taylor, Peter Horne, Karon Velek, Stewart Stalnecker, Karen Mynahan, John Lund, Theresa Violette, Nolan Farris, Lee Lamphere, Arthur Markos, 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).

 

Sunday                20     The Day of Pentecost

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

                                    9:15am        RSCM Choirs rehearse in the Choir Room

                                    9:45am         Guiding RAY classes gather

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

                                    4:00 pm       Welcome, New Mainers Event

Monday              21     12noon        Noon Prayer in the Chapel

                                    4:30pm         T’ai Chi in auditorium

Tuesday              22      7 - 9am       BNI in the auditorium

                                    9:30am        Art Group in the auditorium

                                    10:30am           Wisdom Seekers

                                             12noon        Noon Prayer in the Chapel

                                    3-4:30pm         Till Death Do Us Part (5 of 5)

                                    6:00pm         St Mary Schola rehearsal in Sanctuary

                                    7:00pm         AA in the auditorium

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

Wednesday              23        12noon        Noon Prayer in the Chapel

                                                            6-8:30pm         PBE rehearsal in the Auditorium

Thursday            24      9:30am        Art Group in the auditorium

                                    12noon        Chapel Eucharist – led by Rev. Portia Hirschman

                                    7:00pm         Saint Mary’s choir rehearsal

Friday                 25     Parish Offices are closed on Fridays

                                    12noon       Noonday Prayer – stop and pray wherever you are

                                    5:00pm         Community Souper Supper

                                    5:30pm         Al-Anon meeting in the Guild Room

Saturday              26     5:00 pm          Pre-Concert Potluck

                                             7:00 pm          Cecilia Ensemble Concert

Sunday                27     Trinity Sunday

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

                                    9:15am        RSCM Choirs rehearse in the Choir Room

                                    9:45am         Guiding RAY classes gather

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

Monday              28     Memorial Day – Office closed

                                    10am            Memorial Day Parade begins at American Legion Hall

                                                        Followed by Refreshments on Saint Mary’s lawns

 

 

Beth Shaw

Parish Manager

The Episcopal Church of Saint Mary

43 Foreside Road

Falmouth, Maine  04105

207.781.3366

 

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Saint Mary's eNEWS for 5.6.18

The News at Saint Mary’s

6 May 2018:  The Sixth Sunday of the Great Fifty Days


Annual Bridge – a – Thon: Fri., May 4, 12:30-4pm - Reserve your table now!

Enjoy an afternoon of bridge - or any card or table game for four - at Saint Mary’s.  Good fellowship, sumptuous refreshments, prizes for high scorers, all for price of admission ($48.00 per table/$12 per person) Call Beth Shaw 781-3366 to reserve your spot!  Please share this with any Bridge player you know!

 Don’t play Bridge or cards?  For those who can't or don't wish to play cards that day, we would greatly welcome tea-snacks (tea sandwiches, sweets, savories) for this event. 

Grab your Gloves & Rakes: Spring Clean-Up, Saturday, May 5

Let’s gather together on May 5 from 8 AM to 12 noon.  Please circle that date on your calendar and join the fun.  We will be working outside to care for and spruce up our campus for spring and summer enjoyment.  Food and drink will be provided.

 

Habitat for Humanity Falmouth Foreside 5K Run:  Saturday, May 5, 9 am start

Please participate:      Run        Volunteer          Support          Bake

Great community event for runners of all ages and running speeds!  The HFH Run will help provide decent, stable and affordable housing for those in need. Continental breakfast, prizes, cash raffle, raffles and more!  Rain or Shine!  Registration at Saint Mary's at 8am; runners start at 9am.  You can also register to run beforehand at http://habitatportlandme.org, then click on “events”.

FMI: please contact Anne LaFond, akblafond@gmail.com

 

Trek Across Maine GODSPEED TEAM Coffee Hour

This Sunday, May 6, our 5 Godspeed Team bikers will host Coffee Hour. Please stop in to learn more about this unique event and to help their (required) fundraising efforts! The Trek Across Maine is June 15-17 and the course is from Sunday River to Belfast.

Serving The World

The Casco Bay Swing: play golf and support Young Life Casco Bay

On June 4, come play one of the best courses in Maine with 100% of the proceeds going to Young Life Casco Bay and their great work with teens in our area! Prizes!  Food!   If you don’t or can’t play, please sponsor a hole! Sponsor a foursome or be a Corporate Sponsor! For more information see www.YoungLifeCB.com 

Falmouth Food Pantry needs our vote!

FFP is one of 6 finalist for a grant from Summit Natural Gas.  Let’s all vote to give our support to local pantry who serves more than 250 families in four surrounding towns. 

http://summitnaturalgasmaine.com/giving-program/  Thanks for helping out!

 

Outreach meeting set for May 9 - Join us for new and exciting things

    The Outreach Committee will be hosting a meeting on Wednesday, May 9 to have a general discussion about the role of Outreach at Saint Mary’s and the work of the Outreach Committee. We want to let people know about Outreach projects and to solicit ideas for our work.

     The meeting will be at 4:30 pm in the Parish House. Parishioners are welcome to attend or to share their ideas with the committee members prior to the meeting.  Please contact marian.l.mccue@gmail.com for more information.

 Safe Passage Annual 5K Run and Community Fiesta

Join us Sunday, May 6, 2018 for an afternoon 5k and kids' fun run!  After the race, enjoy a family-friendly fiesta with live music by Primo Cubano and delicious Latin food.   FMI visit Safe Passage

Souper Supper: 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month  -   May 11  &  25

Our free suppers in our Parish House Auditorium open to anyone and everyone. Please consider dropping in sometime between 5 – 7 PM on either evening for dinner served in a family-style setting and consisting of a hearty soup, salad, bread, homemade desserts and beverages. And we are always looking for more servers to join the Souper Supper Team. FMI, contact Jennifer Gregg.

Youth Ministry

Guiding RAY (Religious Adventures for Youth)

Our Guiding RAY programs for all young people ages 1 to and this spring we are focusing on kids of the bible!  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 Sunday in Guiding RAY: There will be no Guiding RAY programming so that we can all worship as a Faith Family at the 10 am service. The nursery will be open.

Spring is here! And with the warmer weather the kids love to play outside during coffee hour. Please be aware that the playground is not supervised during this time and kids are welcome to “play at their own risk!”

Saint Mary’s Vegetable Garden: Saturday morning, May 12, 9am - 12noon

The Guiding RAY kids have picked vegetables to plant and we will be constructing our Saint Mary’s Vegetable Garden on May 12. The harvest from our garden can be donated to the Falmouth Food Pantry and our summer Farm-to-Table Dinner and Auction. Please plan on joining the Guiding RAY families for some gardening fun!

 

The Royal School of Church Music: Evensong, May 6 at 4 pm
The Youth Choirs will not be rehearsing this Sunday morning, but will gather at 3pm for a final rehearsal before the Evensong.  Typically, each Sunday the Angel Choir and St. Cecilia Choir meets at 9:15 in the downstairs Choir room to sing under the inspiring leadership of Priscilla Rigg.

Young Life Club: Mondays at 7:31 PM

At 56 Quiet Lane in Portland (off of Summit St). High schoolers from every town are invited to come together for crazy fun and to meet new friends. Young Life includes everyone – no questions asked! Each Club ends with a 5 minute inspirational talk about the love of God in Christ. Don’t miss it!

Events & Happenings

Save the date:  Saturday, May 26 for a world class youth concert

We will welcome the Cecilia Ensemble from their recent tour of the Czech Republic.  The Cecilia Ensemble, under the direction of Maria Belva, is an 18-voice auditioned choir of young women, ages 14-18 from Peterborough, New Hampshire. The mostly a cappella concert will include several Spirituals, Shaker Songs, and part-songs by contemporary American composers, as well as sacred pieces, and arrangements by the choir’s accompanist, David Vernier. Both Maria & David now sing in the Saint Mary’s choir and are part of our SM family.  Concert is at 7pm following a potluck dinner. 

 

Plan on sharing and joining the choir in a 5pm celebratory potluck dinner before the 7pm concert.  If you have room to host some of the 14 singers and 4 adults for one night ( Sat, May 26), we’d love to hear from you.  Please contact Bruce Fithian,  bsfiuthian@aol.com or call 831-7113.

 

Community Care & Nurture

Feast of the Ascension: Thursday, May 10, 12 noon in the Chapel

Come together to celebrate the Ascension of the Lord. We will sing, discuss the Scriptures, and break bread together. All are welcome!

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.

Wisdom Seekers: Tuesdays at 10:30 AM

This Bible study group meets weekly in the Guild Room. Everyone is welcome! We are currently studying the Acts of the Apostles, Join us!

Noonday Prayer: Mon - Wed 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.

Prayer concerns for this week:  Brian Taylor, Peter Horne, Karon Velek, Stewart Stalnecker, Karen Mynahan, John Lund, Theresa Violette, Nolan Farris, Lee Lamphere, Arthur Markos, 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:  May

Sunday                6       The Sixth Sunday of Easter

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

                                    9:15am        RSCM Choirs rehearse in the Choir Room

                                    9:45am         Guiding RAY classes begin

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

                                    11:15am       Acolyte Training in the Church

                                    4:00 pm       Choral Evensong with all choirs and handbells

                                    5:00pm        Potluck for all:  Bring Maine dish or side dish to share

Monday              7       12noon        Noon Prayer in the Chapel

                                    4:30pm         T’ai Chi in auditorium

Tuesday              8        7 - 9am       BNI in the auditorium

                                    9:30am        Art Group in the auditorium

                                    10:30am           Wisdom Seekers

                                             12noon        Noon Prayer in the Chapel

                                    1:00pm        Staff Meeting

                                    3-4:30pm         Till Death Do Us Part (3 of 5)

                                    3:30pm        Executive Committee meeting

                                    6:00pm         St Mary Schola rehearsal in Sanctuary

                                    7:00pm         AA in the auditorium

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

Wednesday             9          9:30am        GC Judges Council meeting in auditorium

                                    12noon        Noon Prayer in the Chapel

                                    4:30pm        Outreach Conversation

                                                            6-8:30pm         PBE rehearsal in the Auditorium

                                    6:30pm        Ben Pollard’s group in Chapel

Thursday            10      Feast of the Lord’s Ascension

                                    9:30am        Art Group in the auditorium

                                    12noon        Ascension Eucharist – led by Fr Nathan

                                    7:00pm         Saint Mary’s choir rehearsal

Friday                 11     Parish Offices are closed on Fridays

                                    12noon       Noonday Prayer – stop and pray wherever you are

                                    3:30pm        Wedding rehearsal

                                    5:00pm                  Community Souper Supper

                                    5:30pm         Al-Anon meeting in the Guild Room

Saturday              12   9am              Vegetable Garden Raised Bed construction

                                             4:00pm        Murray.Slood Wedding & Reception (Auditorium & Guild Rm)

Sunday                13     Sunday after the Ascension and Mother’s Day

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

                                    9:15am        RSCM Choirs rehearse in the Choir Room

                                    9:45am         Guiding RAY classes begin

                                    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, April 26, 2018

Saint Mary's eNEWS for 4.29.18

The News at Saint Mary’s

for 29 April 2018:  The Fifth Sunday of the Great Fifty Days


Diocesan Spring Training 2017 – for everyone!

This Saturday from 9 am to 3 pm at South Parish Church, 6 Church St, in Augusta. This is a day of learning, sharing, and growth for all the ministers of the Gospel. And that means YOU! With over 20 different workshops, you’ll find what you need to be equipped for ministry! Register today at  www.episcopalmaine.org 

Kids in the Bible - Overview for Adults:  Thursday, April 26 at 6:30 pm

Guiding RAY leaders and parents are invited to a special overview of Kids in the Bible

For the remainder of the Sunday School year, the children in Guiding RAY will learn lessons about some kids in the Bible who faced challenges that they were able to overcome with God's help. On Thursday, April 26 at 6:30 pm, a special Kids in the Bible -Overview for Adults program will be held in the Guiding RAY space. Join Merle Marie Troeger as she leads an evening of biblical background and reflection exploring some of the well known narratives of children in the bible. Merle Marie is a graduate of Yale Divinity School, earning a Master of Arts in Religion. She has led Bible studies, served as a spiritual director, created retreats and quiet days and served as a mentor in the Education for Ministry program for 10 years. Our Guiding RAY kids are not the only ones who can benefit from reflecting on these lessons! Please join us for this evening of spiritual reflection as we learn more about some Children of God.

Anyone interested is welcome to attend!

 

The Good Book Club: continues with the of Acts of the Apostles

All around the world, Episcopalians will read the Gospel according to Luke during Lent and the Book of Acts during the Great 50 Days. Join the movement as we explore the entire story of Jesus’ life as told by Luke and the experiences of the earliest disciples as shared in Acts. There are a ton of resources available to assist and inspire you at this website: www.goodbookclub.org.

Serving The World

Habitat for Humanity Falmouth Foreside 5K Run: Saturday, May 5, 9 am start

Please participate:      Run        Volunteer          Support          Bake

Great community event for runners of all ages and running speeds!  The HFH Run will help provide decent, stable and affordable housing for those in need. Continental breakfast, prizes, cash raffle, raffles and more!  Rain or Shine!  Registration at Saint Mary's at 8am; runners start at 9am.  You can also register to run beforehand at http://habitatportlandme.org, then click on “events”.

FMI: please contact Anne LaFond, akblafond@gmail.com

Souper Supper: 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month  -   April  27

Our free suppers in our Parish House Auditorium open to anyone and everyone. Please consider dropping in sometime between 5 – 7 PM on either evening for dinner served in a family-style setting and consisting of a hearty soup, salad, bread, homemade desserts and beverages. And we are always looking for more servers to join the Souper Supper Team. FMI, contact Jennifer Gregg.

 

Save the Date:  Sunday, May 20 for the next Welcome New Mainers Event!

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 Sunday in Guiding RAY:    This week in Guiding RAY we begin our series on learning more about kids in the bible. Yes! There were many kids in the bible and some are quite famous. This week we will learn the story of Joseph and his brothers. Sibling rivalry and jealousy is nothing new but we can learn from this story that jealousy can cause us to do things that will hurt other people. It is something that we should guard against. We will also learn that God is there protecting and providing for us right now.  We know that He loves us, and we love Him, and we can be happy in our hearts, whatever misfortunes may happen to us.

The Royal School of Church Music Choirs
Each Sunday the Angel Choir and St. Cecilia Choir meets at 9:15 in the downstairs Choir room to sing under the inspiring leadership of Priscilla Rigg.

Following the 10 o'clock liturgy, the St. Cecelia Choir meets in the downstairs Art Room for snacks and an enjoyable 30 minutes to learn the fundamentals of music and singing using the highly acclaimed RSCM workbooks. To learn more, send a message to RSCM@smary.org .

Young Life Club: Mondays at 7:31 PM

At 56 Quiet Lane in Portland (off of Summit St). High schoolers from every town are invited to come together for crazy fun and to meet new friends. Young Life includes everyone – no questions asked! Each Club ends with a 5 minute inspirational talk about the love of God in Christ. Don’t miss it!

Events & Happenings

Annual Bridge – a – Thon: Fri., May 4, 12:30-4pm - Reserve your table now!

Enjoy an afternoon of bridge - or any card or table game for four - at Saint Mary’s.  Good fellowship, sumptuous refreshments, prizes for high scorers, all for price of admission ($48.00 per table/$12 per person) Call Beth Shaw 781-3366 to reserve your spot!  Please share this with any Bridge player you know!

 Don’t play Bridge or cards?  For those who can't or don't wish to play cards that day, we would greatly welcome tea-snacks (tea sandwiches, sweets, savories) for this event. 

Calling All Cooks and Bottle Washers - the annual Saint Mary’s Bridge-a-thon is May 4th, and we are in real need for volunteers for both food donations and to help in the kitchen.  The sign-up sheet is in front of Guild Room or e-mail  Jan Mordarski at janmordarski@gmail.com.

THANKS,   Betsy Stoddard and Jan Mordarski —event co-chairs.

 

 

"Till Death Do Us Part" A 6-week gathering on Tuesdays began April 24

A group process toward healing and hope for those who have experienced the death of a spouse or partner. For more information call Deacon Christine at 653-2448.

Grab your Gloves & Rakes: Spring Clean-Up, Saturday, May 5

Let’s gather together on May 5 from 8 AM to 12 noon.  Please circle that date on your calendar and join the fun.  We will be working outside to care for and spruce up our campus for spring and summer enjoyment.  Food and drink will be provided.

Choral Evensong & Potluck:  Sunday, May 6, 4pm

One of the great Anglican tradition is the choral evensong with not-to-be-missed choral pieces by the Saint Mary’s choir and the Saint Mary’s RSCM  St. Cecelia Choir. This service is held in the late afternoon and is associated with particularly beautiful prayers, responses and musical anthems. If you go to a cathedral town in England, the evensong is sung every day. Join the Saint Mary’s choir and the RSCM choir for this spectacular, mystical work accompanied by our newly acquired hand bells.  For the potluck, please bring a main course, side dish or salad to share.  For more information, contact Bruce Fithian. 

Community Care & Nurture

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.

Wisdom Seekers: Tuesdays at 10:30 AM

This Bible study group meets weekly in the Guild Room. Everyone is welcome! We are currently studying the Acts of the Apostles, Join us!

Chapel Eucharist: Thursdays 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: Mon - Wed 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.

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:  Peter Horne, Karon Velek, Stewart Stalnecker, Karen Mynahan, John Lund, Theresa Violette, Nolan Farris, Lee Lamphere, Arthur Markos, 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:  April - May

Sunday                29  The Fifth Sunday of Easter

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

                                    9:15am        RSCM Choirs rehearse in the Choir Room

                                    9:45am         Guiding RAY classes begin

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

                                    1 - 5pm        Adoption Group in the Auditorium

Monday              30     12noon        Noon Prayer in the Chapel

                                    4:30pm         T’ai Chi in auditorium

Tuesday, May 1  7 - 9am                 BNI in the auditorium

                                    9:30am        Art Group in the auditorium

                                    10:30am           Wisdom Seekers

                                             12noon        Noon Prayer in the Chapel

                                    3-4:30pm         Till Death Do Us Part (2 of 5)

                                    6:00pm         St Mary Schola rehearsal in Sanctuary?

                                    7:00pm         AA in the auditorium

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

Wednesday             2          9:30am        Mainely Weavers

                                    12noon        Noon Prayer in the Chapel

                                                            6-8:30pm         PBE rehearsal in the Auditorium

                                    6:15pm        ORI meeting in the Guild Room

Thursday            3        National Day of Prayer

                                    9:30am        Art Group in the auditorium

                                    12noon        Chapel Eucharist – led by Fr Nathan

                                    1:00pm         CARE meeting in Guild Room

                                    7:00pm         Saint Mary’s choir rehearsal

Friday                 4       Parish Offices are closed on Fridays

                                    12noon       Noonday Prayer – stop and pray wherever you are

                                    12:30-4p        Bridge-a-Thon

                                    5:30pm         Al-Anon meeting in the Guild Room

Saturday              5   Habitat for Humanity 5K Run (8am registration, 9am start)

                                             8a -12n            Campus Clean-Up

                                             8:30am            RSCM rehearsal in Choir Room

Sunday                6       The Sixth Sunday of Easter

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

                                    9:15am        RSCM Choirs rehearse in the Choir Room

                                    9:45am         Guiding RAY classes begin

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

                                    11:13am       Acolyte Training in the Church

                                    4:00 pm        Choral Evensong with all choirs, handbells and

                                                        5:00pm potluck to follow

 

 

 

Beth Shaw

Parish Manager

The Episcopal Church of Saint Mary

43 Foreside Road

Falmouth, Maine  04105

207.781.3366