Saint Mary’s Weekly News
for August 26, 2012 – The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Parish House Color--"The Brown Has It!" Many thanks to all who deliberated and shared their thoughts regarding the exterior color of the Parish House and Rectory. The tallies are in and "Mission Brown" (the existing color) was the preferred choice. We are currently making final decisions regarding wood and window trim for both buildings. We thank all concerned for both their passion and collegiality in reaching this decision.
Private guided tours of the construction site - don't miss out! While there is much observable progress, there is also much work going on behind the scenes. Dick Miller is generously hosting guided tours of all spaces on the second and fourth (Souper Supper) Fridays at 4pm! Next one up is September 14th. All ages welcome!
Welcome Home Sunday, September 9, 2012
Return to Fall Worship Schedule, Guiding RAY, Carnival/BBQ, Choir returns
We joyfully welcome families home to S. Mary’s from summer vacation and resume our fall worship service (8am and 10am) schedule with a bang on September 9th! Guiding Ray classes resume and all parishioners are cordially invited to join together for a picnic, carnival following the 10am service! Come one, come all!
Welcome Back Carnival
It’s time again to plan for our "Welcome Back" Carnival and All Parish Picnic on September 9th. Any idea you have will be welcome. Some events kids love are water balloons, relay races, face painting, pastel drawings, guessing games, bingo, lawn bowling.
Again this Year! We’re holding a Cake Walk and are looking for whole cake donations that can be dropped off at the church on the 8th or the morning of the carnival. If you can host a booth, game or bake a cake, we need you!! Please email Heather Gale firstname.lastname@example.org , and as always, thanks for all your help in celebrating the S. Mary's children and returning to the fall year. This is also the day that our Christian formation RAY program starts up with registration starting at 9:00am.
All Parish Picnic - All Welcome
Sunday, September 9th is the first day of Guiding RAY children's classes and the return of our choir after the summer break. Everything begins at 9:00 - 9:15 am with registration and social time in the rectory. Coffee, juice and donuts will be served. Rotation Workshop classes begin at 10:00 am. Any questions about the children's program can be directed to Julie Morrison at797-2201 or email@example.com
Following the service, at 11:30 am, there will be a picnic on the lawn. Hospitality will grill hamburgers and hotdogs and provide beverages. Families are requested to bring a salad or dessert to share. If your last name begins with
A-L please bring a salad,
M-Z please bring a dessert.
A sign-up sheet is in the Guild Room. To help with the picnic or with any questions, contact Anne LaFond 781-8820 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer Fair Re-energized and renamed Ministry Fair
Watch for more details; save the date and plan on attending on October 14th.
S. Mary’s choir will resume its Thursday rehearsals on Thursday, August 30, at 7:00 p.m. in the church. If interested in joining the choir, please contact Bruce Fithian, email@example.com
Sparkles Organizational Meeting
ATTENTION ALL SPARKLERS (returning helpers and anyone interested in helping) please SAVE THE DATE of Sept. 20th for our first organizational meeting. We will meet in the Guild Room at 6:30pm. We have it on good authority that the Parish House will be ready for us to Sparkle on Dec. 8th. For more information, please call Jan Mordarski 899-4099.
Help! Coffee Hour Hosts Needed
Consider hosting a coffee hour in the Guild Room following the service (either by yourself or with another family). It’s easy, fun and can be outside on nice summer Sundays. A feast is not needed – just a tidbit to enjoy with the coffee that is already made. FMI, contact Betsy Stoddard at 829-2026 by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org .
REAL Housewives to resume this fall
The small group study "the REAL Housewives of (1st Century) Palestine" is preparing to resume after Labor Day. The group completed a review of the roles of women in the four Gospels and is now going to complete the study with a review of the Book of Acts and other sources on church history during the spread of Christianity from Jerusalem, to Judea, Samaria and the ends of the earth. As the details are solidified we will announce the particulars of the starting date, place and time as soon as possible. All are welcome and encouraged to participate! FMI contact Bryan (email@example.com) or Susan (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Camp Bishopswood Leadership Farewell
On Saturday, September 15, from 1-4p.m. there will be an open house to say goodbye to Camp Director, Georgia Koch who is retiring after 34 years and Sara Foster who is leaving after 24 years of service at Camp Bishopswood.
Parish House Use–Kitchen and Guild Room Only – SCHEDULE EARLY
Throughout much of the construction period, access to the Parish House will be limited to the Guild Room and Kitchen. If you need this space to meet, please contact Beth Shaw (781-3366) early to reserve! Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Save the date - Thursday, October 18th
Thursday, October 18, 2012, Falmouth's churches and the Jewish community will host the fourth annual Harvest Community Supper, which has become popular as a community get-together and a way to support the Falmouth Food Pantry. The roast turkey supper with all the fixings will be held at the Falmouth Congregational Church. See you there!
Eucharistic Visitors take Holy Communion to those unable to worship with us on Sunday morning. Please contact Deacon Christine if you are aware of someone who would like a visit. The Eucharistic Visitor this week is Ginny Stelk.
This Week’s Calendar at Saint Mary’s
August – September 2012
Sunday 26 8:00am 13th Sunday after Pentecost: Holy Eucharist, Rite1
9:30am 13th Sunday after Pentecost: Holy Eucharist, Rite 2
Tuesday 28 10:00am Order of St. Luke in Guild Room
4:00pm Prayer Chain in the Guild Room
5:30pm Healing Team
7/8pm AA/Al-Anon in Auditorium
Thursday 30 10:30am Weekday Worship in the Guild Room
7:30pm Men’s AA in Auditorium
Friday 31 5:30pm Al-Anon
Sunday 2 8:00am 14th Sunday after Pentecost: Holy Eucharist, Rite1
9:30am 14th Sunday after Pentecost: Holy Eucharist, Rite 2
The Episcopal Church of Saint Mary the Virgin
43 Foreside Road (Route 88)
Falmouth, ME 04105