Saint Mary’s Weekly News
July 27, 2014 – The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
Our prayer concerns for this week
For healing: John Abramo, Larry Bennett, Michelle Bilodeau, Terry Cassavant, Dodie Clifford, Lilian Davidson, DeeDee Fournier, Paula Gardner, Betty and Fritz Hessemer, Cindy Horton, Angela Kase, Kathryn Kuehn, Andrew Leighton, Arthur Markos, Roger Murray, Karen Mynahan, Peg Pierce, Dennis Pike, John Reny, Phil Stegemann, Ann Tholen, and Jim Whittemore.
For those deployed: For Mark Winter, who will leave next Thursday to serve in Cuba with the U.S. Navy, for his family, Meredeth, Will and Ellie and for all active-duty military personnel and family.
***IF YOU WANT TO ADD NAMES TO THIS LIST, please write them on the Sunday Prayer List found in the Narthex or contact the Office (781-3366 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Congratulations to Haley Stoddard on her Baptism!
We welcome her into the world-wide Body of Christ, into the communion of saints across all lands and all generations! We look forward to watching and hearing about her growth in Christ as the years progress!
Summer Worship Schedule
NEXT SUNDAY _ AUGUST 3rd - ONE Joint Liturgy at 9AM
Regular Summer Sunday worship is at 8:00 and 9:30 AM (from June 22 – Aug 31.) There will be no Guiding RAY classes or Middlers, but there will be nursery all summer.
Mass On The Grass: Wednesdays at 6:30 PM. A brief, informal, outdoor Eucharist that is interactive and multi-sensory and appropriate for all ages. Bring your own lawn chair and/or blanket. If inclement weather, we’ll gather in the Chapel.
The Thursday noon Healing Eucharist and Spiritual Reflections with Deacon Christine will both take a brief hiatus during the summer months. Please join us for Noonday Prayer in the chapel.
Urban Promise Pilgrimage: August 3—9, in Camden, New Jersey
Our team is preparing for this trip to Camden, NJ and Philadelphia in early August, but EVERYONE can participate in making this Pilgrimage a success! Here’s how:
1. Pray for our Pilgrims before, during and after this adventure. Pray that we can discover the presence of Christ in new and deeper ways through our time with the children of Camden. Pray for our safety in travel, and that this may be a true pilgrimage: an intentional spiritual journey to draw near to God.
2. Between now and August 3, bring school supplies to fill up backpacks for students who need help preparing for the new school year. Some supplies will also be used in the classrooms at the CamdenForward School and the UrbanPromise Academy. See the full list below!
3. Join us on FOR ONE LITURGY on Sunday, August 3 at 9 AM as we send out our team of Pilgrims on their week-long journey to Camden.
List of School Supplies for Urban Promise students and for the classrooms
· Glue sticks and hot glue sticks
· Boxes of tissues, plastic sandwich bags, napkins
· Pencils, eraser pens, micron pen sets
· Composition books, 1” 3-ring binders, spiral notebooks
· Kneaded erasers
· Calculators, rulers
· Adhesive bandages, Neosporin, hand sanitizer, safety gloves
· Sketch pads, oil pastels, premium drawing paper (12”x18”)
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Serving The World
Preble Street Soup Kitchen: THIS Sunday, July 27
Just do it! Your presence is needed. 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. Questions? Please call Marian McCue at 761-1936 or email@example.com
Join the Souper Supper Team
We offer free community suppers on the second and fourth Friday of each month in the auditorium of S. Mary’s Parish House. The dinners, which are available to the public at no charge, are served in a family-style setting and consist of a hearty soup or entree, salad or vegetable, bread, homemade desserts and beverages. We’d love to have you join us for a wonderful fellowship dinner or to help out in setup serving or clean-up. Contact Jennifer Gregg firstname.lastname@example.org if interested or if you would like more information.
Don’t buy your coffee anywhere else! Support Souper Supper at S. Mary's
Fair Traded “Coffee by Design” Coffee on Sale Now!
If 50 families bought just 1 bag a month, we could support our Souper Supper community fellowship effort! …. and support fair trade practices by local owners…..and get GREAT organic coffee! Win! Win! Win!
Youth Ministry Notes
Guiding RAY (Religious Adventures for Youth):
On regular Sundays from September to June, Guiding RAY offers Godly Play, a program that helps children to explore their faith through story, to gain a religious language and to enhance their religious experience through "wonder" and play during which they learn about God, the Bible, and the Church. We kick off the new Guiding RAY season on September 7 with our "Welcome Home" Festival. Mark your calendars!
Guiding RAY Summer Nursery Care
Though Guiding RAY classes end on June 8th, Nursery Care will continue throughout the summer from 9:15-10:30 thanks to the devoted service of Alison Hayward and several volunteers. Thank you!
Camp BION for Teens @ Bishopswood: August 19-23
WE STILL HAVE A FEW SPACES LEFT! Archery, kayaks, shaving cream games, swimming, ultimate Frisbee, campfires, s'mores, team building games, beads & hemp, music and lots more. An awesome 5 days away for our teens (all who have completed 6-12 grades) to explore faith, have fun, and make new friends. Nathan+ will be one of the clergy leaders. See www.maineyouth.net to register.
Meetings, Events & Notes
Global Leadership Summit: August 14-15
Space is still available to join Nathan+ at this world-class Christ-centered leadership training event. If you are a leader in your business, in your home, in the church, in the community, then this event will inspire and equip you. FMI, contact Nathan+.
Saturday, August 9: S. Mary's 10th Annual Lobster Bake & Auction
To be held on our lawns, weather permitting. Beginning at 4:30 pm, rain or shine, join fellow parishioners, family and friends for fun, fellowship and feasting. Lobster/Steamer dinner= $30, BBQ Chicken dinner= $10, and grilled burgers and hotdogs= $5. To purchase tickets, contact Beth in the office 781-3366, email@example.com or Betsy & Jim Stoddard, 829-2026, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Auction Committee has received many live and silent auction items thus far. Kindly consider donating an auction item to this event. Can you offer a service or an experience? Gift certificates are very popular. If you prefer to underwrite any portion of this event, your monetary donation would gladly be appreciated. We are looking for a co-chair for this wonderful annual event; if interested, contact the Wardens or Betsy or Jim Stoddard.
Cleaning closets? Downsizing? Closing an estate? Be sure to consider donating your unique items, family treasures or gently used household items to the Sparkles Boutique. Donation dates will be in the Fall but if you need to clear now and need help with storage, please call Jan Mordarski (899-4099) or Onnie Hastings (878-6683) and we will make arrangements.
NEEDED for Sparkles------we need a new chairperson or persons to help with the Schola Reception and another to help with the making of the boxwood tree decorations.
Both are short-term but much needed positions-----if you are so moved to help with either area PLEASE Jan Mrodarski or Onnie Hastings.
Noonday Prayer at Saint Mary’s
Every weekday at 12 Noon there is a brief gathering for prayer in the Fr. James Chapel.
Please join us any weekday for Noonday Prayer, and remember to pray for one another at 12 Noon every day, no matter where you might be. What a great way to lift each other up!
Communicating with Father Nathan
Feel free to contact Nathan+ at any time if you wish to speak with him. You can e-mail him directly at email@example.com or call his cell anytime at 207-310-0268.
take Holy Communion to those unable to worship with us on Sunday morning. The Eucharistic Visitor this Sunday is Paul Engel. If you or someone you know would like Communion brought to them, please call the Parish Office. If you wish to learn more about this special ministry, feel free to speak with Deacon Christine.
This Week at Saint Mary’s
Sunday 27 8:00am The Seventh Sunday of Pentecost: Traditional Eucharist
9:00am Coffee Hour
9:30am The Seventh Sunday of Pentecost: Contemporary Eucharist
and Holy Baptism
10:45am Coffee Hour
Monday 28 9:00am Budget and Finance Committee
12noon Noonday Prayer in the Chapel
Tuesday 29 12noon Noonday Prayer in the Chapel
3:00pm Food for the Soul at Foreside Harbor
6:30am Beginner’s Al-Anon meeting
7:00pm AA in Auditorium
7:30pm Al-Anon in the Guild Room
Wednesday 30 12noon Noonday Prayer in the Chapel
6:30pm Mass on the Grass
Thursday 31 12noon Noonday Prayer in the Chapel
Friday Aug. 1 Parish Office is closed on Fridays
12noon Noonday Prayer – stop and pray wherever you are!
5:30pm Al-Anon in the Guild Room
Sunday 3 ONE LITURGY TODAY!!!
9:00am The Eighth Sunday of Pentecost: Contemporary Eucharist
10:00am Our parishioners leave for their Camden, NJ Pilgrimage
10:15am Coffee Hour
The Episcopal Church of Saint Mary
43 Foreside Road
Falmouth, Maine 04105