Re-opening Plans Continue
Saint Mary's is re-opening slowly and carefully as guidance from the state and the diocese adjusts to the changing situation.
Many in our parish have been vaccinated and may feel comfortable attending in person. There are others who are not ready to come inside. For those who choose to join us indoors, we will continue to follow masking and distancing guidelines as required by the state and the diocese. These guidelines and our Sunday morning schedule will follow what we did in the Autumn until June 20. Holy Eucharist in the sanctuary at 8am and 10:30am with a Family Eucharist in the auditorium at 9:30 am
Our summer schedule goes into effect on Junsme 20
From June 20 through September 5, our Sunday gatherings will be:
- 8:00 AM: Contemplative Eucharist
- 9:30AM: Choral Eucharist with hymns
Guiding RAY, Nursery, Acolytes, and Choir will return September 12.
Tuesday morning Wisdom Seekers will take a summer break and return in September.
During Fr Nathan's Deployment
The Vestry voted at its May meeting to appoint a Hiring Committee to find a substitute (a Temporary Priest-in-Charge) for Father Nathan during his 10-month deployment to Bahrain. The following people were appointed to serve on this committee: Craig Belanger, Janet Bowne, Sandra Couch-Kelly, Peter Fitch, Thomas LaPlante, Patricia Peard, Aaron Splint (with both Fr Nathan and Beth Shaw assisting as non-voting, ex officio members)
The committee held its first meeting on June 7. Aaron Splint and Pat Peard were elected co-chairs. Aaron and Pat are meeting with Diocesan staff to understand how the Diocese can support us through this process. The Committee is also reviewing our last parish profile to update for use in this truncated search process. Stay tuned for more updates!
Office Note: Beth will be having surgery and out of the office for the two weeks following June 11. Nathan will be in the parish office Monday - Thursday as well as volunteers greeting and answering the phone Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday mornings. If interested in volunteering, contact or this coming week.
Will you give this outreach mission from Saint Mary's 2-3 hours a month?!
Always looking for donations of diapers, wipes, non-food essentials, kitchenware, bed, and bath supplies
We are looking for 2 volunteers from St Mary's willing to work 2-3 hours per month. You will pick up and sort the donations
from the St. Elizabeth's collection box in the Parish House any time the Church Office is open. On a Tuesday morning,
between 8:15 and 11:00 AM, deliver the material to the Jubilee Center at St. Luke's in Portland.
Saint Mary's service time is the 3rd Tuesday of each month, beginning at 8:30 AM.
For more information, please contact Stan Eaton at email@example.com
All families and young people are invited to gather in the Auditorium at 9:30 on Sundays for a brief, informal, and interactive Eucharistic celebration.
Located on the shores of Lake Megunticook in the Camden Hills, the Diocesan camp, begun in the early 1960s, has Open House & Family Camp weekend (May 21-23) has mini-sessions for first-time campers, multi-week sessions, CIT program, and a family Finale week(end) when anyone can stay at camp. Financial assistance is available to help any child make it to camp. For more information, visit the website www.bishopswood.org
Beginning Thursday, June 17, a new "Living with Grief" group will begin led by Deacon Christine and Suzanne Williams-Lindgren. We will meet on Zoom from 4 to 5:30pm once a week on Thursdays for 7 weeks until July 29. Anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one whether that death occurred 6 months ago or many years ago is welcome to be part of the group. See June AVE for more details. If you are interested, please contact Deacon Christine at 653-2448 or Beth at the church office.
Monday 28 June at Saint Mary's
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Roxanne & Chuck Gregorie; Mary Jeton; John Bennett; Anne Jorgensen; Marti Galli; Rich & Elaine Zulowsky; Sabrina Goodman; Brent Scott; Will & Doris Murphy.