Saint Mary’s Weekly News
for May 27, 2012 – Day of Pentecost
The untold numbers of hours we have all spent in the administrative and “apartment” wing of the Parish House: So much laughter, so many tears, so much learned, so much shared. It is now time to say farewell to these spaces that have served us so well for so many years. Initial work begins in earnest on May 29th with asbestos abatement activity preparatory to demolition of this wing and renovation of the auditorium. Those spaces will be available to visit this weekend and then periodically during the week of June 10th. Come by to visit, remember and make your farewells. The complete timeline for the construction outlined at the Annual Meeting will be repeated in the upcoming AVE…don’t miss it!
New furniture for Guiding Ray!
Volunteers needed for transport on Tuesday, May 29th at 10am!
With special thanks to the Town of Falmouth, we are procuring chairs, tables and other vital items for the new Guiding Ray spaces at bargain prices from the former elementary schools. We are transporting this furniture for storage on site at S. Mary’s on Tuesday and need a dozen volunteers to help load and unload! Please contact Jennifer Gregg (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you can assist. We will meet at S. Mary’s at 9:30am. Thank you in advance!!
Holy Baptism - This Sunday at 8:00 a.m.
Today we welcome Jacqueline Noelle Unfricht into the household of God through the sacrament of Holy Baptism.
This Sunday we welcome new members to the Eucharistic Fellowship
We offer our prayers for Elizabeth Bryant, Timothy James Frongillo, Samantha Heinzman, Sarah Kelly, Kyle Lamberson, Lauren Lamberson, Griffin Rhoades, & Emily Stinneford, who will all be welcomed to the Eucharistic Fellowship of The Church during the 10:00 liturgy this Sunday, May 27th. May they each continue to grow in God’s grace.
This Sunday we also install new acolytes
Today we are pleased to install three new acolytes at S. Mary’s. Congratulations to Celia Funk, Lauren Lamberson and Emily Stinneford.
The Parish Office and the Volunteer room have been relocated to an office trailer in front of the Rectory. The office phone number and e-mail remain the same. When visiting the temporary office, we ask that you enter through the south door in order for Beth Shaw to have a measure of uninterrupted time during the day.
Pastor Barb’s Access and Schedule
Pastor Barb will now be working out of the Rectory. Her office hours will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Please use the Rectory number 619-7485 during office hours or for emergencies at any time. Pastor Barb welcomes you to the temporary Rectory office and asks that whenever possible you make appointments with her ahead of time. Pastoral appointments and other meetings may also take place at the Rectory (or in the guild room, etc.). You are welcome during office hours to knock on the front door; and if Pastor Barb is not in a meeting, on the phone, or otherwise engaged, the coffee and tea pots will be on. If you are looking for Pastor Barb and she is not at the Rectory, she may be at an off-site meeting. Beth and Beth in the Office Annex trailer will be able to advise you when she is expected back. You can also reach Pastor Barb by cell phone at 1-989-295-1300, text messages or E-mail email@example.com.
Refreshments for Memorial Day parade
If you can help set-up during and clean-up, contact Anne LaFond (firstname.lastname@example.org or 781-8820.)
Spring Welcoming Gathering - Sunday June 3rd, 4-6pm
New or recently returned to S. Mary's? Please join us on Sunday, June 3rd from 4-6 for casual conviviality! Refreshment and conversation for the whole family at a fun event in which we celebrate YOU! Hosted by Jennifer Gregg, 15 E. Ramsdell Road, Falmouth. RSVP: email@example.com or 781-2665.
Trinity Sunday, June 3, 2012, 10:00 a.m.
The choir will sing the entire Mass in G major by Franz Schubert. This will be a fitting way for the choir to offer their final music of the season. The Schubert mass was originally meant to be part of the Eucharist service. The choir and I look forward to sharing this glorious music with you.
Mass on the Grass to start when school ends
Beginning Thursday, June 21st, our Thursday evening, outdoor Eucharist resumes. It will start at 6:00pm, and lasts around 30 minutes or so. We’ll meet on the labyrinth. Bring your own lawn chair and/or blanket.
Sparkles will be here before you know it
Sparkles is beginning to Sparkle! Knitters can begin Knitting. Crafters can begin Crafting. Recipes need Submitting. Donations need Collecting. This year’s recipe book will be Vegetables, Eggs, Side Dishes and Sandwiches—email recipes directly to Beth or use the forms found in the guild room and send them to the church office. See the next Ave for full details.
Our Summer Worship Schedule – effective in three weeks on June 10th
Our summer worship schedule goes into effect Sunday, June 10th. Our worship will be: 8:00am, Holy Eucharist, Rite One; 9:30am, Holy Eucharist, Rite Two with hymns.
Eucharistic Visitors take Holy Communion to those unable to worship with us on Sunday morning. The Eucharistic Visitor this week is Stan Eaton.
This Week’s Calendar at Saint Mary’s
May 27 – June 3, 2012
Sunday 27 8:00am Day of Pentecost: Holy Baptism and Holy Eucharist, Rite1
10:00am Day of Pentecost: Choral Eucharist Rite 2, Admission to Communion and Installation of new Acolytes
Monday 28 10:00am Memorial Day Parade refreshments at S. Mary’s after the parade
Tuesday 29 7/8pm AA/Al-Anon
Wednesday 30 9:00am Kneelers
Thursday 31 10:30am Weekday Worship in the Church
4:00pm Boy Singers of Maine rehearsals
7:00pm Choir rehearsal
7:30pm Men’s AA
Friday 1 5:30pm Al-Anon
Saturday 2 9:00am Boy Singers of Maine Rehearsals
Sunday 3 8:00am Trinity Sunday: Holy Eucharist, Rite1
10:00am Trinity Sunday: Choral Eucharist Rite 2 with service music by Franz Schubert (Mass in G major)
The Episcopal Church of Saint Mary the Virgin
43 Foreside Road (Route 88)
Falmouth, ME 04105