Saint Mary’s Weekly News
September 29, 2013 – The 19th Sunday after Pentecost
Coastal Clean-Up: THIS Saturday, Sept. 28th, 11am – 1 pm
Help to clean up the shore of the Bay as part of the International Coastal Clean-Up effort. Meet at Bonny Rodden’s house at 10 Shoreline Drive for a cleanup of the Mackworth Island causeway and the coastal shores across from the island. Wear gloves and sturdy shoes. Volunteers will be treated to a free lunch afterward at Saint Mary’s. FMI, call 781-2505.
Our prayer concerns this week
Peg Pierce, Mary Lygo, Ann Tholen, Roger Murray, John, Stella Baumann, Dolores Rich, Nat Fenollosa, Keith Galli, Andrew Leighton, Lee Snow, and Sandy Snow.
Sharing Prayer Concerns
In the Narthex, where the “Guest Registry” used to be, there is now a place for everyone to share prayer concerns. When you arrive on Sunday, if God has placed someone on your heart, please take a moment to write their names and area of need (if appropriate) so they may be added to our Prayers of the People and other Saint Marian’s can pray for them as well.
Spiritual Needs Survey – for VISION 2014
Throughout the month of September, everyone is asked to complete a brief, anonymous 5-question survey about your spiritual life. This will help us to vision together about our future ministries and how we can assist the spiritual growth of each person in our community. Please complete one and place it in one of the 2 Survey collection boxes. You can also complete this on-line at our FaceBook page!
Time for Name Tags!
Please remember to wear your Name Tag as often as possible on Sundays. The Tags are in racks in the front hallway of the Parish House. If you do not have a Name Tag, please tell Beth in the Parish Office about this and you will soon have a new one ready for you!
St. Francis Weekend - Oct 4-5-6th
Friday, October 4th: Celebration of the Life of Dorothy Ryan
10:00am in the church sanctuary followed by a gathering at the Portland Yacht Club.
Saturday, October 5th: St Mary’s Garden Club Flower Show
In the Auditorium and Guild Room. Open to the public 10am - 3pm
Saturday, October 5th: The Blessing the Bay – in honor of St. Francis
Get on board this free sunset cruise to bless Casco Bay and the creatures who live in it. We will sing, pray and make Eucharist together. Gather to board the boat at 4:30pm.
Sunday, October 6th: No morning services! The Maine Marathon closes Rt. 88, but Fr. Nathan, Bruce Fithian, Elizabeth Heinzman and Mike Ianno will represent the parish as “the S. Mary’s Godspeed Relay Team.” Please cheer them on!
Sunday, October 6th: Confirmation, Reception & Reaffirmation with Bishop
5:00pm on Sunday afternoon. All are welcome for a joyous Eucharist with Bishop Steve and to celebrate with 8 Saint Marians who will receive the laying on of hands.
Upcoming Classes, Meetings and Opportunities
Wisdom Seekers: Thursdays, 10 – 11:45 AM
This daytime gathering is intended for anyone who desires spiritual fellowship and conversation. A light lunch is available, as well as childcare for anyone who needs to bring children along. This leads right into our Thursday Healing Eucharist at 12 noon.
Dialogue of Art and Faith
Everyone is welcome to join this open group discussion of Art & Faith in all its forms. The discussion group will meet on Sundays at 9:15am. This is for those who couldn’t get enough in the spring class (reportedly - lots of you!) and for those who had other things going at the time but wanted to attend.
First drop-off date for Boutique Items is Sept. 28th from 9am to 12 in the Parish Hall
To help make SPARKLES a success, we NEED:
ü for S. Mary's Soup mixes --dried beans of any kind---place in basket by Guild Room.
ü for the Knitter's Corner--knitted or felted items--bring to drop-off dates.
ü for Holy Smokes---scotch pine cones--place in basket in front of Guild Room.
ü for Sweet Endings Cookbook---your favorite dessert or goodie recipe--place in bag in front of Guild Room or give directly to Beth in the office.
For more information please call, Jan Mordarski (899-4099)
Harvest Home Sunday: Sunday, October 13th
Harvest Home is an ancient fall festival born of gratitude for matured crops ready to gather. It originated in Celtic Britain before the Roman conquest and became a non-official ceremony in the early Church of England combining hymn singing, special prayers and decorating with crops of the harvest. Many believe this was part of God’s great plan for “planting” His church in the British Isles, easing the way for missionaries to bring the Gospel to the Celtic tribes. S. Mary’s will be decorated in this way as we give thanks for God’s goodness and as we remember those who receive food help through the Falmouth Food Pantry.
Guiding RAY Notes
We offer a Montessori-based program called Godly Play for children to learn about God, the Bible, and the Church. Family Chapel begins at 9:15am followed by Guiding RAY classes (age 4 through 5th grade) downstairs in the Parish House at 9:30am. Godly Play utilizes a sensory-based method for biblical, spiritual, and liturgical instruction applicable to both children and adults. Come to volunteer and experience this program for yourself.
The Blessing of the Bay
All families are encouraged to join the parish for this free sunset cruise with singing and the Eucharist on Saturday, October 5. We will gather to board the Casablanca at 4:30pm. All children and youth are welcome, and there will be some activities designed specifically with our younger people in mind.
Youth Ministry Notes
“Middlers” group for Middle Schoolers: Sundays at 9 AM
Every Sunday morning, all Middle Schoolers are invited to meet together downstairs for games and a time to learn about our biblical Ancestors. Led by Jeff and Diane Campbell.
Falmouth Unites Now In Serving GOD (FUN IS GOD!): High School group
This Sunday from 4-6 PM: Rejoicing for Ripe Red = Apple Picking for Falmouth Food Pantry. Meet at Orchard Hill Farm, 36 Orchard Rd in Cumberland. Pick apples to share with those in need at the Food Pantry, then eat fresh delicious homemade donuts. This is for high schoolers from all churches in the area. Community Service hours will be available. These projects are organized by local youth and are open to all. Bring your friends! Questions? Contact Jane Stegemann at email@example.com .
Serving The World
Harvest Community Supper benefits the Food Pantry - Thurs., October 17th
S. Mary’s and the other Falmouth churches and the Jewish community are hosting a free supper in support of the Food Pantry. This fifth annual Harvest Community Supper will be held at the Falmouth Congregational Church, 267 Falmouth Rd on Thursday, October 17 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 to volunteer are posted outside the Guild room. Again, we need parishioners to donate and cook turkeys, bake squash, and to help with serving and cleanup. Thank you for your willingness to help those in need in our community. Please contact John Brooks at 781-2097 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
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 email@example.com, or call him on his cell at 609-410-7573. Follow him on Twitter @FatherNate .
Eucharistic Visitors take Holy Communion to those unable to worship with us on Sunday morning. The Eucharistic Visitor today Paul Engel. During the week if you or someone you know needs communion, please call the Parish Office. If you wish to learn more about this special ministry, feel free to speak with Deacon Christine at any time.
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This Week’s Calendar at Saint Mary’s
Sunday 29 MISSION SUNDAY – The Rev. Kitty Babson as guest preacher
8:00am The 19th Sunday after Pentecost: Traditional Eucharist
9:15am Family Chapel – in the Chapel
10:00am The 19th Sunday after Pentecost: Contemporary Eucharist
4:00pm FUN IS GOD – Apple Picking in Cumberland
Monday 30 12noon Noonday Prayer in the Chapel
Tuesday Oct. 1 10:00am Order of St. Luke
10:00am Staff Meeting
12noon Noonday Prayer in the Chapel
4:00pm Walking the Mourner’s Path (session 7 of 8)
7:00pm AA in Auditorium
7:30pm Al-Anon in the Guild Room
Wednesday 2 12noon Noonday Prayer in the Chapel
7:00pm Bible Study @ the Hurdman’s
Thursday 3 8:30am Falmouth Ecumenical Clergy Network @ S. Mary’s
10:00am Wisdom Seekers – small group
12noon Healing Eucharist in the Chapel
7:00pm Choir rehearsal
7:30pm Men’s AA in Auditorium
Friday 4 Parish Office Closed on Fridays
9-1pm S. Mary Garden Club Flower Show - (closed for judging)
10:00am Memorial Service for Dorothy Ryan
12noon Noonday Prayer in the Chapel
5:30pm Al-Anon in the Guild Room
Saturday 5 10-3pm S. Mary Garden Club Flower Show - Open to the public
4:30pm The Blessing of the Bay – Eucharist on the Casablanca
Sunday 6 Maine Marathon – no morning services!
5:00pm Confirmation & Eucharist with Bishop Stephen Lane
The Episcopal Church of Saint Mary
43 Foreside Road (Route 88)
Falmouth, ME 04105