Saint Mary’s Weekly News
October 27, 2013 – The 23rd Sunday after Pentecost
Haitian Souper Supper: Friday, October 25th
Friday, October 25th: A terrific evening of delicious Haitian recipes for all of us, followed by an informative and powerful movie called “The Price of Sugar.” This will be a wonderfully fun, delicious, and inspiring parish event! Join us!!!
For the Mission trip, our travelers still hope to take lots more pens, pencils, protractors and compasses.
Our prayer concerns for this week
For healing: Peg Pierce, Mary Lygo, Roger Murray, Dolores Rich, Nat Fenollosa, Keith Galli, Andrew Leighton, Lee Snow, Nick Horton and Ann Tholen.
Calling All Cooks: We need your favorite "goodie" recipes to include in our sixth and final cookbook------"Sweet Endings" Easy to submit---just mail a copy of your favorites to the office (or bring it in and have it copied OR e-mail it OR write it out and leave it in the bag in front of the Guild Room. Please submit by Oct. 30th.
Sparkles COFFEE HOUR NEXT WEEK on November 3rd will be hosted by your Sparkle Committee Planners---so please plan to join us after either service. There will be-:
Ø Sign-up sheets to help with the various activities (baking, cooking, set up, selling and clean up----something for everyone)
Ø Pre-order sheets for Hannah and Helga's centerpieces and also for lobster stew and soup.
Ø Theme boxes will be available for pick up and filling
Ø Sparkles Bucks will be on sale ($10 each with small discount for multiples of 10)
Ø Schola Concert tickets will be on sale and, of course, wonderful goodies to eat while you are signing up for these various and wonderful things.
We still need----goodie recipes for the cookbook, dried beans for the soup and donations of gently used items for the boutique sale. Drop off dates are Nov. 9, 16 and 23.
2014 Leadership Nominations
The Nominating Committee is inviting you to prayerfully submit nominations for parish leadership. The committee will review names, propose a slate of candidates, and publish the slate well before the Annual Parish Meeting on January 26, 2014. We request all nominees to be at least 15 years of age and communicants in good standing. Please feel free to nominate yourself. There is much for parish leaders to do as we continue to grow and expand our mission and ministry opportunities. Please place completed form in the nomination box in the Church Narthex or on the Sign-Up Table, or mail to S. Mary’s, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth, ME 04105 or email to David Robinson (firstname.lastname@example.org
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 spiritual ancestors. Led by Jeff and Diane Campbell.
FUN IS GOD High School group meets THIS SUNDAY!
12:00 noon – 2:30pm today at 127 Winn Road (Ruth Smith’s house, turn onto Aspen Way - 1st brown house on left): “Releasing the Rays of a Rainbow”: Tie-Dying for The Root Cellar. After pizza and dodgeball, it’ll be time to tie-dye clothes! Bring gently used clothing to donate to the Root Cellar. Questions? Call Jane Stegemann 797-8422 or Ruth 239-0482. All area youth are welcome. Bring your friends!
New Young Life Committee: Tuesday, October 29, 7 PM at 211 Winn Rd, Falmouth
Do you have a passion to ensure that all of our area youth have a meaningful chance to learn about Jesus Christ and to respond to the Gospel of God’s unconditional love? If so, then please come and join Fr. Nathan and others at this first, initial meeting of adult volunteers seeking to establish a new Young Life group in our area.
Serving The World
Haiti Mission Trip: November 9-18
Please remember that our missionaries (Becky, Kelly and Bruce) still hope to take more pens, pencils, protractors and compasses with them to Institute Univers in Haiti.
This Sunday, October 27th is our Soup Kitchen Sunday
The fourth Sunday of each month, Saint Mary’s prepares and serves a hot meal to the clients at the Preble Street Soup Kitchen. We need people to (a) go around 10:30 to help with the cooking and set-up; (b) to arrive about 11:45 to assist with table service; and/or (c) to help with clean-up beginning at 1:00. Bless you. Questions? Please call Marian McCue at 761-1936 or email@example.com
African Team Ministries Sale: on two Sundays, Nov. 3rd and 10th
The Outreach Committee will be offering wonderful and unique crafts, jewelry and gifts from East Africa for sale in the Guild Room after the services on the next two Sunday, November 3rd and 10th. Great Christmas gifts! Enjoy shopping for distinctive treasures. All sales go directly to help vital church ministries in East Africa.
Upcoming Meetings, Gatherings and Events
Dialogue of Art and Faith
Everyone is welcome to join this open group discussion of Art & Faith in all its forms. The discussion group meets on each Sunday morning at 9:15am in the Guild Room.
Saturday, November 2, 9am – 12 noon. 471 Blackstrap Road, Falmouth
Fun for ALL, adults and children alike!
Please sign up at the Sign-Up Table by the Guild Room!
Grab your Gloves and Rakes - Annual Clean-Up: November 9, 8 am – 12 noon.
Mark your Calendars for the Annual Fall Cleanup! (And save Saturday, Nov 15th as a rain date.) Please circle the dates on your calendar and join the fun. We will be working outside to spruce up our campus for the winter season. Food and drinks will be provided.
Every Thursday at Saint Mary’s
All are welcome for a time of spiritual refreshment and community. If you need help with transportation or childcare in order to participate, provisions can be made.
10am: Wisdom Seekers – spiritual conversations with Deacon Christine
11:30am: Brown bag lunch together
12noon: Healing Eucharist – a brief, intimate liturgy open to all
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 .
Eucharistic Visitors take Holy Communion to those unable to worship with us on Sunday morning. The Eucharistic Visitor today is Deacon Christine Bennett. 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.
next Sunday morning, Nov 3rd - Daylight Savings Time Ends
Set your clocks back one hour.
This Week’s Calendar at Saint Mary’s
Sunday 27 8:00am The 23rd Sunday after Pentecost: Traditional Eucharist
9:00am Middlers meet
9:15am Family Chapel & Art and Faith Discussion group
10:00am The 23rd Sunday after Pentecost: Contemporary Eucharist
10:30am Preble Street Soup Kitchen work begins
12-2:30pm FUN IS GOD High School youth event
Monday 28 12noon Noonday Prayer in the Chapel
4:00pm Grace Paton Memorial Service
Tuesday 29 10:00am Order of St. Luke
10:00am Staff Meeting
12noon Noonday Prayer in the Chapel
6:00pm Schola rehearsal
7:00pm Young Life Committee at the Stegemann’s home
7:00pm AA in Auditorium
7:30pm Al-Anon in the Guild Room
Wednesday 30 12noon Noonday Prayer in the Chapel
7:00pm Bible Study @ the Hurdman’s home
Thursday 31 10:00am Wisdom Seekers resumes
12noon Healing Eucharist in the Chapel
4:00pm Boy Singers of Maine rehearse
7:00pm Choir rehearsal
7:30pm Men’s AA in Auditorium
Friday Nov. 1 ALL SAINTS DAY – Parish Office Closed on Fridays
12noon Noonday Prayer - wherever you find yourself
5:30pm Al-Anon in the Guild Room
6:00pm Gratitude Dinner in the auditorium - ALL welcome and encouraged!
Saturday 2 9:00am Apple Picking & Cider Making at the Grace/Cleales - All welcome!
Sunday 3 Daylight Savings Time Ends - Set clocks back 1 hour
8:00am All Saints’ Sunday: Traditional Eucharist
9:00am Middlers meet
9:15am Family Chapel & Art and Faith Discussion group
10:00am All Saints’ Sunday: Contemporary Eucharist
& the Blessing of our Haiti Missionaries
The Episcopal Church of Saint Mary
43 Foreside Road (Route 88)
Falmouth, ME 04105