Saint Mary’s Weekly News
August 31, 2014 – The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost
Our prayer concerns for this week
For healing: Linda Nutter, John Abramo, Suzanne Bauer, Larry Bennett, Michelle Bilodeau, Terry Cassavant, Dodie Clifford, Lilian Davidson, Paula Gardner, Angela Kase, Kathryn Kuehn, Andrew Leighton, Arthur Markos, Roger Murray, Karen Mynahan, Peg Pierce, Dennis Pike, John Reny, Phil Stegemann, Ann Tholen, Barbara Thurston, Jim Whittemore.
For those deployed: for Mark Winter, Adam Bryan, and for all active-duty military personnel and their families.
***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).
Welcome back to Bruce Fithian, our organist and choirmaster up in the loft!
Regular Worship Schedule and Christian Formation resumes NEXT WEEK!
Next September 7, Sunday worship will be at 8:00 and 10:00 AM.
The Moth at Saint Mary’s (the sharing of stories) will begin at 9:00 AM.
Family Chapel and the Middlers will begin at 9:30 AM.
Guiding RAY classes will begin at 9:45 AM.
The Healing Eucharist resumes on Thursday at 12 noon in the Chapel.
Please join us for Noonday Prayer in the chapel.
We gather for Noonday Prayer every other weekday in the Chapel.
This takes 10 minutes and all are welcome. You are also invited, wherever you may be, to STOP and PRAY at 12 noon for those in need, for our parish family and for our bishop, and for your own daily life with God.
Serving The World
Join us on a One-Day Mission Trip! Saturday, September13, 8 AM – 5 PM
Saint Mary’s Outreach members and all interested workers (maybe you!) are going to Wiscasset to assist the members of St. Philip’s Church in converting their rectory into a Women’s Community Home. There’s something to do for everyone! Weeding, raking, scraping, washing windows, painting. Our missioners will carpool and leave S. Mary’s parking lot at 8am and return by 5pm. There’s a sign-up sheet outside the Guild Room. FMI, contact Becky Pride (781-4391 or email@example.com).
Christian Formation Notes
Godly Play: Christian Formation for our young people: NEXT WEEK
On regular Sundays from September to June, we offer a Montessori-based program called Godly Play to learn about God, the Bible, and the Church with our children.
Family Chapel with Fr. Nathan begins at 9:30 AM in the Chapel and is open to everyone. Guiding RAY classes (age 4 through 5th grade) follow this downstairs in the Parish House beginning at 9:45 AM. The nursery also opens at 9:30 AM for our infants and preschoolers.
The Middlers will from 9:30 AM until approx. 10:35 when they join everyone in the church for Holy Communion.
Fall 2014 Small Groups: Choose your group and plan to grow!
Wednesdays @ 7 PM
(beginning September 24)
The Book of Job. Led by Meg and Charlie Hurdman and meeting at their home. A 5-week study of this literary masterpiece and remarkable meditation on the reality of suffering.
Wednesdays @ 7 PM
(beginning September 24)
The Legacy of Saint Francis. Led by Nathan+ and meeting in the Guild Room. A 5-week study of Francis’ amazing insights into a life centered on Jesus Christ.
Tuesdays @ 10:30 AM
(beginning September 16)
Wisdom Seekers. Led by Deacon Christine and meeting in the Guild Room. Spiritual conversations inspired by Scripture and other spiritual writings.
Every other Tuesday @
3 PM (Sept. 2, 16, 30)
Food For The Soul. Led by Nadine Timberlake and meeting at Foreside Harbor. Bible study and discussion with the residents. All are welcome.
NEW Sunday morning group: The Moth @ Saint Mary’s, 9 AM
Modeled after the popular radio show, this is simple storytelling by fellow parishioners. Get to know others in your parish family at a deeper level, and perhaps share a laugh or two. Led by Andrea Myles-Hunkin and Erin McGee Ferrell. All are welcome to stop in and join the group on any given Sunday, and feel free to come in late, if necessary.
Meetings, Events & Notes
WELCOME HOME Cookout and Celebration: Next Sunday!
It’s coming soon! Mark your calendars now and plan on joining together for our festive “Welcome Home” from all of our summer travels. We will kick off our new Program Year with energy! The Middlers will meet on this day and families will be invited to tour the Guiding RAY spaces downstairs.
Helpers are needed for all of the fun! Some events kids love are water balloons, relay races, face painting, pastel drawings, guessing games, bingo, lawn bowling, and of course, the bounce house. If you can host a game, we need you!! Also sign up to bake a whole cake of cupcakes for the Cake Walk that day also. To help out or provide a cake/cupcakes, please email Heather Gale firstname.lastname@example.org . Let’s work together to celebrate the children of S. Mary’s and to welcome them back for a new year in Guiding RAY! There will also be a cookout on the lawn. Our Hospitality Team will grill hamburgers and hotdogs and provide beverages. Families are asked to bring a salad or dessert to share. If your last name begins with
A-L please bring a salad M-Z please bring a dessert
A sign-up sheet is outside the Guild Room. To lend a hand with set-up, cooking or clean with the cookout or with any questions, contact Anne LaFond 781-8820 or email email@example.com.
Safe Church Training: Saturday, September 27 at St. Paul’s, Brunswick
The Diocese of Maine's Safe Church Training program includes healthy church practices concerning the safety of ministry with adults, protection of children and youth, and elder abuse prevention. Participants need to attend all sessions in an effort to build awareness and strive to make our churches safer places for all generations. Everyone involved in ministry to and with children, youth and the homebound are required to attend, and anyone else who is interested is invited as well. FMI, visit www.episcopalmaine.org .
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call his cell anytime at 207-310-0268.
These are trained ministers who take Holy Communion to those unable to worship with us on Sunday morning. The Eucharistic Visitor this Sunday is Deacon Christine Bennett. 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 very special ministry and how you might get involved, feel free to speak with Deacon Christine ( email@example.com ).
This Week at Saint Mary’s
Sunday 31 8:00am The Twelfth Sunday of Pentecost: Traditional Eucharist
9:00am Coffee Hour
9:30am The Twelfth Sunday of Pentecost: Contemporary Eucharist
10:45am Coffee Hour
Monday Sept. 1 Parish Office closed for Labor Day
Tuesday 2 12noon Noonday Prayer in the Chapel
1:00pm Staff meeting
3:00pm Food for the Soul at Foreside Harbor
3:00pm Executive Committee meeting
6:30pm Beginner’s Al-Anon in the Guild Room
7:00pm AA in Auditorium
7:30pm Al-Anon in the Guild Room
Wednesday 3 10-2pm Mainely Weavers
12noon Noonday Prayer in the Chapel
Thursday 4 12noon Healing Eucharist in the Chapel
4:00pm Boy Singers of Maine
7:00pm Choir Rehearsal
Friday 5 Parish Office is closed on Fridays
12noon Noonday Prayer – stop and pray wherever you are!
5:30pm Al-Anon in the Guild Room
Saturday 6 9:00am Boy Singers of Maine
Sunday 7 8:00am The 13th Sunday after Pentecost: Traditional Eucharist
9:00am Coffee Hour & The Moth @ Saint Mary’s
9:30am Family Chapel – for all families and children
9:30am The Middlers meet
9:45am Guiding RAY classes begin
10:00am The 13th Sunday after Pentecost: Holy Baptism & Eucharist
11:15am WELCOME HOME CELEBRATION
The Episcopal Church of Saint Mary
43 Foreside Road
Falmouth, Maine 04105