Saint Mary’s Weekly News
November 24, 2013 – The Last Sunday after Pentecost: Christ the King
Our prayer concerns for this week
For healing: The family of David Lloyd-Rees, Nat Fenollosa, Katherine Harrington, Andrew Leighton, Carrie McIntosh, Roger Murray, Peg Pierce, Dolores and John Rich, Lynne Shepherd, and Lee Snow..
Give thanks at our Thanksgiving Eve Eucharist
All are invited on Thanksgiving eve, Wednesday, November 27th at 7pm. That leaves all of Thanksgiving Day for you to cook, laugh and be thankful with those you love.
· Dec. 7th is the Sparkle Boutique and Fair
· Dec. 13 is Christmas Caroling
· Dec. 15th is the Schola Concert and Gala Reception
Make plans now to join with all the St. Marian's in these
festive celebrations of the season!
l Honor your loved ones at the Tree Lighting - see separate pink sheet
l HANG FLIERS
l Buy Sparkle Bucks
l Reserve your Schola tickets
l Sign up to help with the Boutique and Reception
l Bake cookies for the Cookie Walk and bake goodies for the Bake Sale (need those by Fri, morning Nov. 30th)
l Encourage friends and neighbors to come shop at the boutique and eat soup at the cafe. Remember, the more funds we raise, the more ministry we can do
in our community in the name of the Incarnate One.
Jewelry Special: Too busy? Forgot? Never got to it? Marge will accept through Dec. 2, 3 p.m. jewelry left in a bag in the kitchen, by microwave. Just write "Marge" on the bag.
Youth Ministry Notes
The Middlers are “on break” during the holidays and will restart in early 2014!
Greater Falmouth Young Life is being launched!
Anyone with a passion to help our area teens to know about God’s love for them is invited to our next Committee meeting on December 3 at 7 PM. This is an ecumenical ministry which, God willing, will have impact upon our communities for many years to come. Help us to build the foundation now! Please ask Fr. Nathan for more information.
FUN IS GOD High School group gathers TODAY !
11:30am – 1:15pm TODAY: “Diversity Delivers a Different Doctrine”.
We will meet at Preble St. Soup Kitchen to help the staff serve a meal at the soup kitchen to those who may be less fortunate, with time to talk and eat afterward. Questions? Call Jane Stegemann 797-8422 or Ruth 239-0482. All youth are welcome. Bring your friends!
Godly Play - Christian Formation for our younger Christians
We offer a Montessori-based program called Godly Play to learn about God, the Bible, and the Church with our children. Family Chapel begins at 9:15am followed by Guiding RAY classes (age 4 through 5th grade) begin downstairs in the Parish House at 9:30am. The nursery also opens at 9:15 for our infants and preschoolers.
Serving The World
Haiti Mission Trip: Our missionaries have returned home
Praise be to God for their safe travel and their life-changing experiences! We will hear from them soon, but if you see Bruce Fithian, Becky Pride or Kelly Ianno, please feel free to stop them and ask them about their trip and what they experienced.
TODAY is our Soup Kitchen Sunday – November 24th
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
Meetings, Gatherings and Events
Art and Faith Dialogue Group
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.
Spiritual nourishment 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. Please ask!
10:30am: Wisdom Seekers – meditation and spiritual conversations with Deacon Christine on the Gospel for the coming Sunday. All are welcome to join us for this group discussion and some mid-morning munchies!
12noon: Healing Eucharist with the laying on of hands for healing. All are welcome; you do not need to be ill. This is a brief, special, intimate liturgy in the Chapel.
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.
This Week’s Calendar at Saint Mary’s
Sunday 24 8:00am Christ the King Sunday: Traditional Eucharist
9:15am Family Chapel & Art and Faith Discussion group
10:00am Christ the King Sunday: Contemporary Eucharist
10:30am Preble Street Soup Kitchen work begins
11:30am FUN IS GOD teens serve at Preble Street also
Monday 25 12noon Noonday Prayer in the Chapel
4:00pm Stewardship Team meeting
6:30pm Sparkles meeting
Tuesday 26 10:00am Order of St. Luke
10:00am Staff Meeting
12noon Noonday Prayer in the Chapel
6:00pm Schola rehearsal
7:00pm AA in Auditorium
7:30pm Al-Anon in the Guild Room
Wednesday 27 12noon Noonday Prayer in the Chapel
7:00pm Thanksgiving Eve Eucharist
Thursday 28 Parish Office Closed for Thanksgiving Day
Friday 29 Parish Office Closed on Fridays
12noon Noonday Prayer - wherever you find yourself
5:30pm Al-Anon in the Guild Room
Saturday 30 9:00am Boy Singers of Maine rehearse
Sunday Dec. 1 8:00am The First Sunday of Advent: Traditional Eucharist
9:15am Family Chapel & Art and Faith Discussion group
10:00am The First Sunday of Advent: Contemporary Eucharist
3:00pm Advent Wreath-making Workshop
4:00pm Advent Lessons & Carols
5:00pm Lighting of the Kyros Memorial & Celebration Tree
S. Mary’s Parish Statistics (as of 11/21/13)
YTD 2013 Actual Revenue = $ 313,551
YTD 2013 Actual Expenses = $ 342,332
YTD Average Sunday Attendance = 151
Guiding RAY child attendance last week = 29
(Guiding RAY in 2013: Min= 2 Max= 51)
The Episcopal Church of Saint Mary
43 Foreside Road (Route 88)
Falmouth, ME 04105