Saint Mary’s Weekly News
May 26, 2013 - Trinity Sunday
Our Prayer Concerns for this week
Keith Galli, Tom Leighton, Kate Keene, Andrew Leighton, Stella Baumann, Gary Conway, Nat Fenollosa, Chip Hartwell, Roger Murray, Sandy Snow, and Ann Tholen.
2013 Stewardship Campaign: “All Baptized into One Body”
If you have not yet participated, then please do so now (no matter how small or large your pledge.) You can make a pledge on-line through our website, or mail a pledge form into the office. Thank you so much for your vital and faithful support of S. Mary’s!
Here are our 2013 Pledge results so far:
Trial Formation Hour for All Ages concludes this Sunday!
TODAY - From 9:30 to 10:30am, there will be the following groups meeting, in addition to our regular Guiding RAY classes.
· How to Discern Your Gifts for Service - led by Fr. Nathan Ferrell in the Auditorium. Do you know what your God-given spiritual gift is?
· A Conversation on Art and Faith -led by Erin Ferrell, Oscar Mokeme, and Lee Snow in the Guild Room. Different topics each week.
· Be Still: Open Space for Silence and Prayer – led by Deacon Christine Bennett in our new “Father James Chapel.” With instruction in meditation.
· Middle Schoolers: Connecting with God – led by Jeff and Diane Campbell in the brand new Youth Rooms downstairs in the Parish House.
All of our adults and teens in the parish are invited to choose one of these groups in which to participate during this trial period. Please share your feedback on the survey forms. These can be brought to the office or given to the ushers.
Daily Noonday Prayer at Saint Mary’s & a Healing Liturgy
Every weekday at 12 Noon there is a brief gathering for prayer in the Fr. James Chapel.
PLUS on Thursdays, this gathering takes the form of a Healing Eucharist with the laying on of hands. This is preceded by a time of Spiritual Reflection, open to all, which is led by Deacon Christine at 10:30 am. This may include a bible study, a book study, reflective readings as well as follow-ups and conversations.
Please join us any weekday for Noonday Prayer, and let’s remember to pray for one another at 12 Noon every day, no matter where we might be.
This Sunday is our Guiding RAY Recognition Sunday
Help welcome summer with our Strawberry Shortcake Coffee Hour
Please join us for an “End-of-the-year shortcake feed” held on the church grounds to help Guiding RAY close out another successful and fun year teaching our children. In case of inclement weather, we’ll celebrate inside.
This Sunday is also Soup Kitchen Sunday
The Fourth Sunday of each month, S. Mary’s prepares and serves a hot meal to the clients at the St. Luke’s Weekend Soup Kitchen that operates from the Preble Street Resource Center in Portland. We need people to help with the cooking and set-up; to assist with table service; and/or to help with clean-up. Questions? Please call Marian McCue at 761-1936 or firstname.lastname@example.org or call the parish office at 781-3366.
Refreshments for Memorial Day parade: May 27th at 10am
Saint Mary’s sets up refreshments for Falmouth parade goers on our lawn following the parade. If you can help to set-up, serve or clean-up, please contact Anne LaFond email@example.com or Lucy Ellis at firstname.lastname@example.org
Legacy Project update: Painting, Driveways and Landscaping
Exterior painting continues. From May 14-26, work will proceed on sidewalks, curbing and driveways. During that period, access to the parking lot during the week will be sporadic, so we ask for your patience and forbearance. For those who are able, please consider parking along Rt. 88 and walking onto the campus to ensure your safety.
Concurrently, the last of the landscaping associated with this project will continue in the churchyard and around the parish house.
We are on schedule to finish all by June 5th, just in time to CELEBRATE!
SUNDAY, JUNE 9: One morning liturgy at 9:30 am AND
one at 5pm: Our Legacy Project Dedication
We will be gathering to celebrate the completion of the construction of our new and renovated spaces. Bishop Lane will be our celebrant and preacher for this wonderful service. Please plan to attend and join us for a festive reception after the service. We are also hoping that the cooks of Saint Mary's will rally once again and offer up a savory or sweet item to be shared with all of the attendees! The sign-up sheet for appetizers is at the entrance to the Guild Room.
Save the Date: August 10th - Lobster Bake & Auction
Looking for auction items, helpers and tables to fill!
Contact Betsy or Jim Stoddard with questions or offers, 829-2026
The Labyrinth is open and ready for use
It’s located in front of the Rectory, but it is open to all at any time. Our labyrinth is laid out in the “Chelsea” design with only one path, so there are no tricks and no dead ends. It is not a maze! The path winds on a disciplined way throughout the circle and reflects where we are in our lives. The labyrinth is a perfect symbol for us of what we are called to leave behind, what we are invited to receive and to what we are called to return. Walk it in prayer with God and discover new insights for your journey in Christ.
Newcomer's Welcome Gathering: Sunday, June 2nd, 4-6 PM
A gathering to welcome all "Newcomers & Old Friends Returning" will be held at the residence of Janet & John Corey, 36 Carroll Street, Falmouth. This is an entire family event. If you are new or relatively new or returning to S. Mary's, please come and enjoy a warm welcome and good fellowship. If you plan to attend or have any questions, please contact Mary Ann McLean, 781-4871 or e-mail email@example.com.
Register for Kingdom Rock Vacation Bible School at S. Mary’s
VBS Camp: Monday through Friday, July 22-16 from 8:30am - 11:30am
1/2 day summer camp for children Ages 3.5-Grade 6
At Kingdom Rock, kids discover how to stand strong for God! KR is filled with incredible Bible-learning experiences kids see, hear, touch, and even taste. Sciency-Fun Gizmos, team building games, cool songs, and very tasty treats! Registration is easy and quick! Guaranteed fun time!
Early Registration before June 1st: $20.
Regular Registration after June 1st: $25
We will need lots support from the parish, so if you would like to volunteer or help in any way please speak to Julie Morrison GuidingRAY@smary.org
Communicating with Fr. Nathan
Feel free to contact Fr. Nathan at any time if you wish to speak with him. You can e-mail him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call him on his cell at 609-410-7573. Follow him on Twitter @FatherNate or visit his blog at www.fatherferrell.blogspot.com
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Eucharistic Visitors take Holy Communion to those unable to worship with us on Sunday morning. Today’s Eucharistic Visitor is Stan Eaton. If you wish to learn more about this special ministry, feel free to speak with Deacon Christine at any time.
Have a great Memorial Day! Remember that the Parish Office will be closed in observance of Memorial Day, May 27th, but the church will be open for parade watchers who wander in from the refreshments stand. If you can help set-up, man, or clean up for the refreshments, please contact Anne LaFond, email@example.com .
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This Week’s Calendar at Saint Mary’s
Sunday 26 8:00am Trinity Sunday: Traditional Eucharist
9:30am Formation Hour for all ages
10:30am Trinity Sunday: Contemporary Eucharist and Guiding RAY Recognition Sunday
Monday 27 10:00am Memorial Day Parade with refreshments on S. Mary’s lawn
Parish Office closed for Memorial Day
Tuesday 28 10:00am Order of St. Luke
10:00am Art Jury Meeting
12noon Noonday Prayer in the Chapel
1:00pm Staff Meeting
7:00pm AA in Auditorium
7:30pm Al-Anon in the Guild Room
Wednesday 29 Fr. Nathan on retreat at Emery House (West Newbury, MA)
10:00am Mainely Weavers special meeting
12noon Noonday Prayer in the Chapel
Thursday 30 10:30am Reflections with Deacon Christine in Guild Room
12noon Healing Eucharist in the Chapel
4:00pm Boy Singers of Maine in auditorium and GR Great rm.
6:00pm American Society of Dowsers meeting in Guild Room
7:00pm Choir Rehearsal
7:30pm Men’s AA - auditorium
Friday 31 12noon Noonday Prayer in the Chapel
2 - 4pm Legacy Campaign Contractors Thank You Party
5:30pm Al-Anon in the Guild Room
Saturday, June 1 9:00am Boy Singers of Maine
3:00pm Drawing Class in the Guiding RAY Art Studio
Sunday 2 8:00am The 2nd Sunday after Pentecost: Traditional Eucharist
10:30am The 2nd Sunday after Pentecost: Contemporary Eucharist
1 – 4pm Guiding RAY Leadership Planning Retreat
4 – 6pm Newcomers Welcome Gathering