Saint Mary’s Weekly News
for September 30, 2012 - The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
The Rev. Katharine Babson
The service of Choral Evensong and the Blessing of the Animals will be the Rev. Katharine Babson’s final service for September at S. Mary’s. We thank her for being with us during this month.
4:00 p.m. Sunday Service - Choral Evensong and Blessing of Animals
Sunday afternoon at 4:00, there will be a service of Choral Evensong and the Blessing of Animals for the Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi. All pets—living, stuffed, imaginary or drawn on paper—are welcome.
The Outreach Committee needs YOUR HELP
As Outreach considers their budgetary process during the first week of October, please let Becky Pride know if you have a favorite charity to which you would like the committee to donate. email@example.com or 781-4391.
An Invitation from the Choir
We have a great need for new choir members and would love for you to join our merry ranks. Lifting your voice in song and leading our family in worship is a worthy ministry and we hope you will consider this calling. We are looking for folks who can sing any part; and if you are interested, please see Bruce or any choir member, or just come Thursday at 7 PM for our rehearsal (presently in the church). We would greatly appreciate your contribution and welcome you enthusiastically.
Guiding RAY (Religious Adventures for Youth)
The Nursery room is looking for Duplo blocks (not the big mega blocks and not the little Lego blocks.) The medium-sized Duplo blocks would be just right! Thanks so much for dropping any you can share off in the parish office or with Julie Otte in the nursery on Sunday mornings.
Parish Office Hours - Monday - Friday, 9am - 3pm
Now that the fall swing is underway, it’s important that Beth Shaw get uninterrupted blocks of time for various church projects that need attention. Beth Miller is in the office (2nd office trailer door) Tues., Wed. and Thurs. (10 am–3 pm). Please try to be respectful of times when the partition-curtain is closed.
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.
The Thursday group is still meeting for a worship service at 10:30am in the Guild Room. Check the “Weekly News” in the bulletin for dates in October when the Holy Eucharist will be celebrated on Thursday.
The hanging of dry-wall continues in the lower floor of the parish house. The walls are going up. "Topping Off" Celebration this coming week! Stay tuned for exact timing for this celebration to watch the placement of the highest beam on the new addition. In the interim, the beam will be on display and available for all parishioners to sign and/or inscribe from Friday-Sunday! The repairs at the Rectory have been completed and the painting continues. Don’t miss the tour of the Parish Hall spaces on Sept. 28th at 4pm.
Help! Coffee Hour Hosts Needed
Consider hosting a coffee hour in the Guild Room following the service (either you yourself or with another family). It’s easy and fun. A feast is not needed – just a tidbit to enjoy with the coffee that is pre-made. FMI, contact Betsy Stoddard at 829-2026 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New this year! SPARKLES BUCKS -----At coffee hour (after second service) we will be selling Sparkles Bucks which can be used by yourself or given as a gift certificate. They will be available in $10.00 amts. with a small discount for multiples of ten. If you cannot shop on the 8th yourself, they are a wonderful way to give a gift and encourage someone else to come. Sparkles Bucks may be spent only on items from the boutique.
Calling All Cooks---Sparkles needs your recipes. The fifth in our S. Mary’s series is Vegetables, Eggs and Side Dishes. Please submit them by October 26th to the church office either by e-mail or the forms provided in the Guild Room. The series has been a great addition to the Sparkles Fun but we need your ideas to keep it going.
REAL Housewives to resume this fall
The small group study "REAL Housewives of (1st Century) Palestine" started up on Tuesday, September 25, at 7:00 at the home of Bryan and Susan Dench, 295 Foreside Road, in Falmouth and will meet Tuesdays for an hour until early to mid- December. All are invited and welcome. Jesus dealt with women with respect and regard unheard of in the ancient world, including within Judaism. You need not have participated before to join in now. If you have questions, would like to receive the course outline, or want more information call or email Bryan Dench (899-0301 or email@example.com), or Susan Dench (899-0301 or firstname.lastname@example.org). FMI contact Bryan (email@example.com) or Susan (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Harvest Community Supper benefits the Food Pantry - Thurs., October 18th
S. Mary’s and the other Falmouth churches and Jewish community are hosting a free supper in support of the Food Pantry. This fourth annual Harvest Community Supper will be held a the Falmouth Congregational Church, 267 Falmouth Rd on Thursday, October 18 from 4:30 to 7:00pm. Plan on joining the community for this evening of good food and fellowship. Given the great and growing need of many of our neighbors, there will be an opportunity for free-will donations to support the Falmouth Food Pantry. The supper is free and will include roast turkey and all the fixings, vegetables and homemade apple crisp with ice cream. Sign-up sheets for turkey donations and for volunteer opportunities (cooking, serving and clean-up) are posted in the Guild room. Thank you for your willingness to help those in need in our community. Please contact John Brooks at 781-2097 or email@example.com for further information.
Wanted: Warm Fall Clothes for Learning Works
Please look through your closet for warm washable sweaters, sweat shirts, and or fleeces in adult sizes. The students at Learning Works will be grateful. They are all recent refugees from the war-torn countries of Congo, Burundi, and Rwanda. They arrived with no warm clothing. Please put your donations in a marked box in the church vestibule. I will deliver your gifts each Monday before class. FMI call Jean Wandel 781-4940. Thank you.
Eucharistic Visitors take Holy Communion to those unable to worship with us on Sunday morning. The Eucharistic Visitor this week is Ginny Stelk.
Note: Remember if you are submitting an item to be included in the Weekly NEWS or the eNEWS, please send a copy to both Beths. Beth Shaw at firstname.lastname@example.org and Beth Miller at email@example.com Thanks!
This Week’s Calendar at
September 29 – October 7, 2012
Saturday 29 5:00pm Holy Eucharist
Sunday 30 No morning Eucharist due to Maine Marathon 4:00pm Choral Evensong and Blessing of the Animals
Tuesday 2 10:00am Order of St. Luke
2:00pm Garden Club program committee meeting
7 / 7:30pm AA/Al-Anon
Wednesday 3 4:00pm Outreach Committee
Thursday 4 10:30am Weekday Worship in the Guild Room
7 - 9pm Choir rehearsal (in the church)
7:30pm Men’s AA in the Guild Room
Friday 5 5:30pm Al-Anon
Sunday 7 8:00am 19th Sunday after Pentecost: Holy Eucharist, Rite 1
9:30am Guiding RAY Family chapel in the church
10:00am 19th Sunday after Pentecost: Holy Eucharist, Rite 2
Intergenerational Service - No Guiding RAY or Godly Play classes in the rectory - ALL except nursery go to church
The Episcopal Church of Saint Mary the Virgin
43 Foreside Road (Route 88)
Falmouth, ME 04105