Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Saint Mary's eNEWS for 5.19.19

The News at Saint Mary's

19 May 2019:  Fifth Sunday of the Great Fifty Days


The Only Easy Day 5K or 10K:  Sat, May 18, 9am at Falmouth HS

Join Nathan+ and others in running to support the NAVY SEAL Foundation. This event is in honor of the life and sacrifice of a Falmouth hometown hero, Senior Chief Kyle Milliken, who was killed in action in Somalia in May 2017. There is also a Kids Fun Run. FMI, visit: www.navysealfoundation.org/event/kyle-milliken-the-only-easy-day-10k-5k/

 

2019 Farm to Table Dinner and Auction

Plans are underway for the Summer auction and dinner. Emily Rodgers, a new parishioner, has agreed to chair the auction side of the event. Emily attended last year's auction but it would be helpful for her to meet with and benefit from brainstorming with a group.  Please join us Monday, May 20 at 6:30 pm at the Youth Room in the basement of the Parish Hall. Please park in the lower driveway as there is a large meeting for the Portland Community Chorus. We'll enjoy some food and beverages and share our ideas. Attending doesn't commit you to more than sharing ideas. It'll be fun to get together, and Emily will enjoy meeting everyone!

Youth Ministry

Guiding RAY (Religious Adventures for Youth)  

Our Guiding RAY programs for all young people ages 0 to 14.  We gather all together beginning at 9:30am for Formation in the lower level of the Parish House with classes beginning at 10amOur classes are designed to both appeal to and offer our children an opportunity to learn key bible stories and to develop their relationship with God.  For more information on Guiding RAY, please visit our website  www.smary.org

The Nursery opens at 9am on regular Sundays for our youngest disciples in the Guiding RAY area every Sunday morning for the later Eucharist. Please contact Megan Akers, GuidingRAY@smary.org, if you are able to assist with care. 

Today, we say farewell to Alison Hayward-McMonagle who has been our Nursery caregiver for several years as she moves to be closer to her family.  We thank her for her dedication to our infants and young toddlers.  We are grateful to her for sharing her gifts with us and will miss her smile, and her desire to serve God through her genuine love of children.  If you wish to share a note, card, or token of appreciation for Alison's ministry, we will collect any additions in the parish office or through Megan Akers or Janet Bowne. We'll see to it that she receives them collectively. 

This week in Guiding RAY A new rotation begins this week and we are going to learn about the Early Church. Through a study of Acts 2: 42-47, kids will discover specific ways that the early church worked together as a team.  They will learn the goal of teamwork is to love God and others, based on Luke 10:27.  We will also utilize teamwork in the Bible lesson, game, object lesson, and art project.

During our 9:30 - 10:00 formation time.  Dr. G. is joining us this Sunday and teaching us about the anatomy of seeds. We will get hands on experience dissecting seeds and extracting chlorophyll from leaves.  All of this will help us prepare for planting our garden. The Saint Mary's Vegetable garden is located outside of the Guiding RAY classrooms. We plan, plant, tend and share the harvest from our garden with those in need. All are welcome to join us!

Middle School Youth Group: Meets today at 10 AM in the youth room. All kids in grades 5-8 are welcome to join us as we begin learning forms and prayers from The Book of Common Prayer and creating our own. We use a combination of games, lessons, and reflection to get the most out of our time together.  Please come!

Young Life of Casco Bay

Every Monday night (when school is in session) at 7:31 PM. For ALL area high school students – no one is excluded. The BEST thing happening on a Monday night – guaranteed! FMI and for the location, visit www.younglifecb.com

Gatherings & Events

COMMON GROUND: Thursdays in May    

5/23:  Streams of Living Water: The Six Christian Traditions

5/30: Table Talks for Parents – and for all

How it works:

5 - 7pm    Potluck-style dinner. Take a break from cooking a whole meal. Bring a piece or just eat what we have. If you can't imagine eating early, come and enjoy fellowship and discussion. Open to everyone!! 

5:45-6:45 pm    Presentations on topical issues in our community.

6:45 pm  Clean-up and head home

CascoBay CAN Table Talks:  May 30, 5-7pm 

Parents and Grandparents:  How To Speak With Children and Teens About Drinking and Illegal Substance Use! 

  Casco Bay CAN will host two round table gatherings, specifically designed for parents and grandparents on this important subject, key to the prevention of addiction.  One will be for those with children in elementary school, the other for those with children in middle/high school and beyond.  Space limited to 12 persons per table.  Please sign up on list outside the Guild Room or contact Jennifer Gregg (jenniferanngregg@gmail.com) to reserve your space.  Childcare will be provided.  

ADULT Formation groups:  9:30 AM on Sundays in May

Amazing Grace: The Vocabulary of Faith – meeting each Sunday in the Guild Room. Led by Deacon Christine. Join the conversation about the words we use to talk about God and faith.

Be Still and Know: Guided Meditations – meeting each Sunday in the Chapel. Led by Becky Pride, Merle Maria Troeger and Jennifer Gregg. Gather in that beautiful space to pray and explore our connection with God.

Both are open for anyone to drop in and participate on any given Sunday.

Community Care & Nurture

Help Falmouth Food Pantry attain a grant from Summit Natural Gas

Vote once per device:  http://summitnaturalgasmaine.com/giving-program/

The Falmouth Food Pantry provides support for over 300 families unable to meet the nutritional needs and assists families in crisis through advocacy, personal support, and home deliveries when possible. Help them receive this grant to purchase fresh produce that is grown locally without pesticides.

 Souper Supper: 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month  - May 24 

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, jenniferanngregg@gmail.com  

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.

Wisdom Seekers Bible Study: Tuesdays at 10:30 AM

This Bible study group meets weekly in the Guild Room. Everyone is welcome! We are now exploring each week's Gospel scriptures in depth.

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:  Pat Studley, Marti Galli, Patty Sarchi, Becca Horton and her baby, Jeanette Duvall, Laura Martin, Tom Chamberlain, Erin Ferrell, Chandra Lowe, Nolan Farris.  

IF YOU WANT TO ADD NAMES TO THIS 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        19   Fifth Sunday of the Great Fifty Days

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

                                  9:30am            Formation for all

                                  10:15am          Choral Eucharist (followed by Coffee Hour)

Monday             20   9a3pm          Embroiderer's Guild of America in Guild Room

                                  12noon            Noonday Prayer in the Chapel

                                  5-8:30p            PCC Annual meeting and potluck

Tuesday             21   7 - 9am            BNI in the auditorium

                                  9:30am            Art Group

                                  10:30am          Wisdom Seekers

                                  12noon            Noonday Prayer in the Chapel

                                  12:45pm          Staff Meeting

                                  7:00pm            AA in the auditorium (Al-A-Teen in Youth Room)

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

Wed.                  22   9a3pm          Embroiderer's Guild of America in Guild Room

                                  12noon            Noonday Prayer in the Chapel

                                  6-8:30pm         SinG in the Auditorium

                                  7:00pm            PCC Board meeting in the Kneeler Room

Thursday            23   12noon            Chapel Eucharist

                                  3:00pm            Merton Group in the Chapel

                                  5 - 7pm Common Ground - Potluck & Presentation:

                                                          Streams of Living Water: The 6 Christian Traditions

                                  7:00pm            SM Choir rehearsal

Friday                24   Parish Offices are closed on Fridays

                                  12noon            Noonday Prayer – stop and pray where you are

                                  5 – 7pm           Community Souper Supper – All welcome!    

                                  5:30pm            Al-Anon meeting

Sunday        26   Sixth Sunday of the Great Fifty Days

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

                                  9:30am            Formation for all

                                  10:15am          Choral Eucharist (followed by Coffee Hour)

Monday             27  Memorial Day – Parish Office closed

                                  11:00am          Falmouth Parade and Remembrance ends on Saint Mary's                                            lawns for refreshment

 

 

Beth Shaw

Parish Manager

The Episcopal Church of Saint Mary

43 Foreside Rd, Falmouth, ME 04105

207-781-3366,  www.smary.org

 

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Saint Mary's eNEWS for 5.5.19

The News at Saint Mary's

For 5 May 2019:  The Third Sunday of the Great Fifty Days


National Day of Prayer:  May 2, 2019, 6:30pm

"Love one another. Just as I have loved you."  John 13:34

Join all the Falmouth churches, as well as the Jewish and Buddhist communities as all Faiths come together for a time of prayer.  Come and pray with your neighbors at the Episcopal Church of Saint Mary, 43 Foreside Rd, Falmouth.  www.Nationaldayofprayer.org  

MULTICULTURAL FAIR: HERE, this Sunday AFTERNOON, May 5, 3-6pm

Mark your calendars! It is a festive ethnic event, and a great opportunity to do some unique shopping for family and friends. This is a special opportunity for New Mainer entrepreneurs, artisans and chefs, with artistic and culinary skills they've brought from their native countries, to promote and sell their products, services, and to introduce us to their culture. There will be jewelry, clothing, baskets, and delicious ethnic foods - from Italian desserts and pasta, to Argentinian empanadas, Syrian cuisine, Japanese miso, and more!!  Almost all vendors from last November are returning, and we have others eager to share their skills. FMI contact Anne LaFond akblafond@gmail.com

 Souper Supper: 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month  - May 10 & 24 

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, jenniferanngregg@gmail.com  

 

Safe Passage Yard Sale at Greely High School:  Sat., May 18, 9am – 12noon

You are invited to support by shopping of the 18th or buy a $10 spot to sell your used goods and make a donation to Safe Passage (suggested 50% of your intake.)  FMI, contact Becky or Doug Pride

The Only Easy Day 5K or 10K:  Sat., May 18, 9am at Falmouth High School

Join Nathan+ and others in running to support the NAVY SEAL Foundation. This event is in honor of the life and sacrifice of a hometown hero, Senior Chief Kyle Milliken, who was killed in action in Somalia in May 2017. FMI, visit: www.navysealfoundation.org/event/kyle-milliken-the-only-easy-day-10k-5k/

 

Youth Ministry

Guiding RAY (Religious Adventures for Youth)  

Our Guiding RAY programs for all young people ages 0 to 14.  We gather all together beginning at 9:30am for Formation in the lower level of the Parish House with classes beginning at 10amOur classes are designed to both appeal to and offer our children an opportunity to learn key bible stories and to develop their relationship with God.  For more information on Guiding RAY, please visit our website  www.smary.org

The Nursery opens at 9am on regular Sundays for our youngest disciples in the Guiding RAY area every Sunday morning for the later Eucharist. Please contact Megan Akers, GuidingRAY@smary.org , if you are able to assist with care. 

This week in Guiding RAY Our new rotation is all about the Baptismal Covenant. Baptism is a sign of a new life with God and during this rotation we will explore the elements of the rite of Baptism in our Episcopal tradition. We will learn about the symbols of Baptism and review our promise to God and wonder about the experience of being known to God by name.

During our 9:30 - 10:00 formation time. all are welcome to join us in Guiding RAY for a special family chapel with Fr. Nathan. Come hear the story of the Great 50 Days. Each day of the Easter season, a full 50 days, is a day to celebrate rebirth, light, resurrection, joy, and the victory of life over death.

Middle School Youth Group: Meets today at 10 AM in the youth room. All kids in grades 5-8 are welcome to join us as we continue exploring Feasts of The Church Year. We use a combination of games, lessons, and reflection to get the most out of our time together.  We hope to see you there!

Young Life of Casco Bay

Every Monday night (when school is in session) at 7:31 PM. Now meeting at The Root Cellar at 94 Washington Ave in Portland. For ALL area high school students – no one is excluded. The BEST thing happening on a Monday night – guaranteed! FMI, visit www.younglifecb.com

First Communion Camphas been postponed.  More info coming

 

Gatherings & Events

COMMON GROUND: Thursdays in May    

            5/9:  College Planning for families

            5/16: David Masengesho shares his life story (Part 2)

5/23:  Streams of Living Water: The Six Christian Traditions

How it works:

5 - 7pm    Potluck-style dinner. Take a break from cooking a whole meal. Bring a piece or just eat what we have. If you can't imagine eating early, come and enjoy fellowship and discussion. Open to everyone!! 

5:45-6:45 pm    Presentations on topical issues in our community.

6:45 pm  Clean-up and head home

 

College Planning Landscape: A discussion for parents of younger children

Join us for an informative Common Ground on Thursday, May 9 for an informal and candid discussion about planning for college in 2019 and beyond. Specifically designed to help parents of older elementary and middle school students, this program is open to all who want a better understanding of how college planning and guidance has changed in the last decade.

The conversations will be led by Katherine Thomas, Director of College Counseling and Steve Thomas, Associate Director of College Counseling.  Parents will have an opportunity to ask questions, dispel myths, and get an understanding of what the process is today.

Mark your calendars for CascoBay CAN Table Talks:  May 30, 5-7pm 

Learn about substance abuse trends, signs of youth use, resources and practical tips to use at home and to share with others, and how to support positive choices.  Important for all ages!  More information coming. 

ADULT Formation groups:  9:30 AM on Sundays in May

Amazing Grace: The Vocabulary of Faith – meeting each Sunday in the Guild Room. Led by Deacon Christine. Join the conversation about the words we use to talk about God and faith.

Be Still and Know: Guided Meditations – meeting each Sunday in the Chapel. Led by Becky Pride, Merle Maria Troeger and Jennifer Gregg. Gather in that beautiful space to pray and explore our connection with God.

Both are open for anyone to drop in and participate on any given Sunday.

Community Care & Nurture

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.

Wisdom Seekers Bible Study: Tuesdays at 10:30 AM

This Bible study group meets weekly in the Guild Room. Everyone is welcome! We are now exploring each week's Gospel scriptures in depth.

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:  Marti Galli, Patty Sarchi, Becca Horton and her baby, Jeanette Duvall, Laura Martin, Tom Chamberlain, Kathryn Street, Mimi Hilton, Erin Ferrell, Chandra Lowe, Nolan Farris, Frank Rheaume. 

IF YOU WANT TO ADD NAMES TO THIS 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       5       Third Sunday of the Great Fifty Days

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

                                  9:30am            Formation for all

                                  10:15am           Choral Eucharist (followed by Coffee Hr)

                                  3 – 6 pm           Multicultural Fair in our Auditorium

Monday              6     12noon            Noonday Prayer in the Chapel

                                                          (Nathan+ in Portsmouth on Navy duty)

Tuesday             7     7 - 9am            BNI in the auditorium

                                  9:30am            Art Group

                                  10:30am           Wisdom Seekers

                                  12noon            Noonday Prayer in the Chapel

                                  12:45pm          Staff Meeting

                                  4:30pm            Executive Committee 

                                  7:00pm            AA in the auditorium (Al-A-Teen in Youth Room)

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

Wed                    8     12noon            Noonday Prayer in the Chapel

                                  6-8:30pm         SinG in the Auditorium

Thursday            9     12noon            Chapel Eucharist in the Chapel

                                  3:00pm            Merton Group in the Chapel

                                  5 - 7pm Common Ground: Potluck & Presentation:

                                                          College Planning and the importance of starting early

                                  7:00pm             SM Choir rehearsal

Friday                 10   Parish Offices are closed on Fridays

                                  12noon             Noonday Prayer – stop and pray where you are

                                  5:30pm            Al-Anon meeting

                                  57pm            Community Souper Supper

                                  7:00pm            Classic Cinema

Saturday             11                           Magical History Tour

Sunday        12    Fourth Sunday of the Great Fifty Days

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

                                  9:30am            Formation for all

                                  10:15am           Choral Eucharist (followed by Coffee Hr)

 

 

Beth Shaw

Parish Manager

The Episcopal Church of Saint Mary

43 Foreside Rd, Falmouth, ME 04105

207-781-3366,  www.smary.org

 

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Saint Mary's eNEWS for 4.28.19

The News at Saint Mary's

28 April 2019:  The Second Sunday of the Great Fifty Days


Voices of Faith and the Faithful: Wednesday, April 24, 6 - 8:30 pm

All are invited to a special reception and lecture series to honor the social justice ministry of Bishop Stephen T. Lane on the occasion of his retirement. At the USM Hannaford Hall, 88 Bedford St in Portland. This will be a very special evening to consider the impact of people of faith and faith-based advocacy and an important discussion about the state of faith in Maine in 2019

FMI, visit www.episcopalmaine.org and to see the list of panel presenters.

Diocesan Spring Training - for everyone!

Saturday, April 27, 2019,  9:30 am to 3:30 pm at South Parish Church, 9 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 more than 20 different workshops, you'll find resources to equip you for ministry!  Register today at  www.episcopalmaine.org . Carpooling will be available for all interested. FMI call the Parish Office.

 

Responding to Maine's Opioid Crisis: TODAY, April 28, 4 – 6 pm

Come and learn about "The Hijacked Brain:  The Biology of Addiction" with Dr. Mark Publicker, specialist in the medical treatment of addiction in Portland.  As we seek to answer God's call to embrace and help those who are suffering, this is the second of three Spring presentations on why, how and what our responses might be to the addiction crisis in Maine. Followed by personal testimonials, and Q and A. Light refreshments provided.  Free and open to the community at large with an opportunity for those to share their personal story of addition in a safe and supportive environment.

MULTICULTURAL FAIR: Sunday, May 5, 3-6pm at Saint Mary's 

Mark your calendars! It is a festive ethnic event, and a great opportunity to do some unique shopping for family and friends. This is a special opportunity for New Mainer entrepreneurs, artisans and chefs, with artistic and culinary skills they've brought from their native countries, to promote and sell their products, services, and to introduce us to their culture. There will be jewelry, clothing, baskets, and delicious ethnic foods - from Italian desserts and pasta, to Argentinian empanadas, Syrian cuisine, Japanese miso, and more!!  Almost all vendors from last November are returning, and we have others eager to share their skills. FMI contact Anne LaFond akblafond@gmail.com

 Souper Supper: 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month  - May 10 & 24 

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, jenniferanngregg@gmail.com  

Youth Ministry

Guiding RAY (Religious Adventures for Youth)  

Our Guiding RAY programs for all young people ages 0 to 14.  We gather all together beginning at 9:30am for Formation in the lower level of the Parish House with classes beginning at 10amOur classes are designed to both appeal to and offer our children an opportunity to learn key bible stories and to develop their relationship with God.  For more information on Guiding RAY, please visit our website  www.smary.org

The Nursery opens at 9am on regular Sundays for our youngest disciples in the Guiding RAY area every Sunday morning for the later Eucharist. Please contact Megan Akers, GuidingRAY@smary.org , if you are able to assist with care. 

This week in Guiding RAY  Alleluia! He is risen! Our new rotation is all about the Baptismal Covenant. Baptism is a sign of a new life with God and during this rotation we will explore the elements of the rite of Baptism in our Episcopal tradition. We will learn about the symbols of Baptism and review our promise to God and wonder about the experience of being known to God by name.

During our 9:30 - 10:00 formation time. We will be joined by members of the Casserole Ministry. These caring cooks will share the importance of this ministry and how we, too, can help fellow parishioners in need. All are welcome!

Middle School Youth Group: Our next time together will be May 5. All kids in grades 5-8 are welcome to join us as we continue exploring Feasts of The Church Year. We use a combination of games, lessons, and reflection to get the most out of our time together.  We hope to see you there!

Saint Mary's RSCM Youth Choirs:

The Youth Choir Program has two choirs appropriate for the ages of the children. 

St. Cecilia Choir (open to ages 8-15) and Angel Choir (open to ages 4-7) join the St. Cecilia choristers on Sundays from 9:30 - 10am.

Young Life of Casco Bay

Every Monday night (when school is in session) at 7:31 PM. Now meeting at The Root Cellar at 94 Washington Ave in Portland. For ALL area high school students – no one is excluded. The BEST thing happening on a Monday night – guaranteed! FMI, visit www.younglifecb.com

First Communion Camp:  Saturday, May 4

FINAL CALL! This experience is open to all our young people (including those who have already been receiving Communion), but it is specifically designed for second and third graders in primary school. On Saturday, there will be a one-day Camp in the Parish House with Father Nathan from 11 AM until 5 PM and end with a family potluck. The Camp will include bread-making, candle-making, writing prayers, and a time for the children to experience Reconciliation.

On Sunday morning, May 5 at our 10:15 Eucharist, our First Communicants will be "the stars of the show" as they carry their candles into the church, lead us in singing a song, and be the first ones on this day to receive Communion, using the bread that they made the previous day!

National Day of Prayer:  May 2, 2019, 6:30pm

"Love one another. Just as I have loved you."  John 13:34

Join all the Falmouth churches, as well as the Jewish and Buddhist communities as all Faiths come together for a time of prayer.  Come and pray with your neighbors at the Episcopal Church of Saint Mary, 43 Foreside Rd, Falmouth.  www.Nationaldayofprayer.org  

COMMON GROUND: Thursdays in May    

          5/2:  National Day of Prayer – all faiths praying together (6:30 pm)

          5/9:  College Planning

          5/16: David Masengesho shares his life story (Part 2)

How it works:

5 - 7pm    Potluck-style dinner. Take a break from cooking a whole meal. Bring a piece or just eat what we have. If you can't imagine eating early, come and enjoy fellowship and discussion. Open to everyone!! 

5:45-6:45 pm    Presentations on topical issues in our community.

6:45 pm  Clean-up and head home

 

College Planning Landscape: A discussion for parents of younger children

Join us for an informative Common Ground on Thursday, May 9 for an informal and candid discussion about planning for college in 2019 and beyond. Specifically designed to help parents of older elementary and middle school students, this program is open to all who want a better understanding of how college planning and guidance has changed in the last decade.

The conversations will be led by Katherine Thomas, Director of College Counseling and Steve Thomas, Associate Director of College Counseling.  Parents will have an opportunity to ask questions, dispel myths, and get an understanding of what the process is today.

 

Mark your calendars for CascoBay CAN Table Talks:  May 30, 5-7pm 

Learn about substance abuse trends, signs of youth use, resources and practical tips to use at home and to share with others, and how to support positive choices.  Important for all ages!  More information coming. 

ADULT Formation groups:  9:30 AM on Sundays in May

Amazing Grace: The Vocabulary of Faith – meeting each Sunday in the Guild Room. Led by Deacon Christine. Join the conversation about the words we use to talk about God and faith.

Be Still and Know: Guided Meditations – meeting each Sunday in the Chapel. Led by Becky Pride, Merle Maria Troeger and Jennifer Gregg. Gather in that beautiful space to pray and explore our connection with God.

Both are open for anyone to drop in and participate on any given Sunday.

Community Care & Nurture

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.

Wisdom Seekers Bible Study: Tuesdays at 10:30 AM

This Bible study group meets weekly in the Guild Room. Everyone is welcome! We are now exploring each week's Gospel scriptures in depth.

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:  Marti Galli, Patty Sarchi, Becca Horton and her baby, Jeanette Duvall, Laura Martin, Tom Chamberlain, Kathryn Street, Mimi Hilton, Erin Ferrell, Chandra Lowe, Nolan Farris, Frank Rheaume. 

IF YOU WANT TO ADD NAMES TO THIS 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       28    Second Sunday of the Great Forty Days

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

                                  9:30am            Guiding RAY opens

                                  10:15am          Choral Eucharist (followed by Coffee Hour)

                                  4:00pm            Responding to the Opioid Crisis: "The Hijacked Brain" 

Monday             29   12noon            Noonday Prayer in the Chapel

Tuesday             30   7 - 9am            BNI in the auditorium

                                  9:30am            Art Group

                                  10:30am          Wisdom Seekers

                                  12noon            Noonday Prayer in the Chapel

                                  12:45pm          Staff Meeting

                                  7:00pm            AA in the auditorium (Al-A-Teen in Youth Room)

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

Wed., May 1      9a-2p                      Mainely Weavers in the Auditorium

                                  9a-1p               GC Judges Council in Guild Room

                                  12noon            Noonday Prayer in the Chapel

                                  6-8:30pm         SinG in the Auditorium

                                  6 -8 pm            ORI in the Guild Room

Thursday            2     National Day of Prayer

                                  12noon            Chapel Eucharist in the Chapel

                                  1:00pm            CARE Team meeting

                                  3:00pm            Merton Group in the Chapel

                                  6:30pm            National Day of Prayer Event at Saint Mary's

Friday                3     Parish Offices are closed on Fridays

                                  12noon             Noonday Prayer – stop and pray where you are

                                  5:30pm            Al-Anon meeting

                                  6:00pm            Evening Prayer and Vigil for Priscilla Rigg

Saturday            4     10:00am          Funeral and Memorial Reception for Priscilla Rigg

                                  12n–6pm         First Communion Camp

Sunday       5      Third Sunday of the Great Forty Days: First Communion Sunday

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

                                  9:30am            Formation for all

                                  10:15am          Choral Eucharist with First Communion (followed by Coffee Hr)

                                  3:00pm            Multicultural Fair in the Saint Mary's auditorium

 

 

Beth Shaw

Parish Manager

The Episcopal Church of Saint Mary

43 Foreside Rd, Falmouth, ME 04105

207-781-3366,  www.smary.org