Saint Mary’s Weekly News
December 30, 2012 – The First Sunday after Christmas
Legacy Project Update
All good things come with an effort! In this case, we are looking forward to beautifully refinished floors in the kitchen and auditorium...but will have to go without both those rooms for much of the month of January. We will be moving critical appliances to the Guild Room and using paper products for the duration. We thank you in advance for your patience--it will be worth it, we promise!!
As this year draws to an end, the Legacy Cabinet and Building Committee thank you so very much for your enduring support for this endeavor, and we look forward to MANY celebrations of success as construction is completed this spring.
Godspeed – Saturday morning prayer & running group. We gather in front of the Parish House every Saturday morning at 8 am (weather permitting). The runs are tailored to the abilities of those who gather, but come prepared to be pushed a bit – with mutual love and support, of course!
Fr. Nathan Ferrell: Feel free to contact Fr. Nathan at any time if you wish to speak with him. You can e-mail him directly at email@example.com, or call him on his cell at 609-410-7573. Follow him on Twitter @FatherNate or visit his blog at www.fatherferrell.blogspot.com .
Coffee Hour Hosts Needed
Consider hosting a coffee hour in the Guild Room following the service (either by yourself or with another family. 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
Pledge Envelopes for 2013
Our Stewardship Campaign in 2013 will take place during Lent, but offering envelopes for the entire year will soon be available to those who have used them previously. If you would like to have the parish provide you with offering envelopes, you may sign-up for these in the Parish House.
S. Mary’s Time on the Lee Twombly Pond
All of our young people, and all those who like to skate, are invited to join us on Wednesday, January 9, at 5 PM at the Lee Twombly Pond (the Family Ice Center) to skate together under the lights. Hot chocolate and some snacks will be available.
How to Budget with Wisdom
Two Wednesdays (January 23 and 30) at 7 PM in the Guild Room. Everyone is invited for a two-week session with Fr. Nathan and personal financial counselors from the parish. We will explore biblical guidance for managing our finances, use tools for developing household budgets, and discuss ways to grow our capacity for generous giving.
Eucharistic Visitors take Holy Communion to those unable to worship with us on Sunday morning. The Eucharistic Visitor this week is Ginny Stelk.
This Week’s Calendar at Saint Mary’s - December 2012
Sunday 30 8:00am The First Sunday after Christmas: Traditional Eucharist
10:00am The First Sunday after Christmas: Contemporary Eucharist
** No Guiding RAY workshops
Monday 31 Parish Office closing early
Tuesday, Jan 1, 2013 Parish Office closed - HAPPY NEW YEAR!
8:00am Open Door - Twitter live with Fr. Nathan
10:00am Order of St. Luke in church
7:00pm AA in Auditorium
7:30pm Al-Anon in the Guild Room
Wednesday 2 10:30am Mainely Weavers
11:30am College Club Scholarship Tea in Guild Room
6:00pm Legacy Campaign Cabinet meeting
Thursday 3 10:30am Weekday Worship in the church
7:30pm Men’s AA in the auditorium
Friday 4 5:00pm Community Souper
5:30pm Al-Anon in the Guild Room
Saturday 5 8:00am Godspeed running group
Sunday 6 8:00am The Epiphany: Traditional Eucharist
9:30am Guiding RAY opens downstairs
10:00am The Epiphany: Contemporary Eucharist
Have a happy, safe, and peaceful new year!