2 September 2018 – The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Kneeler Opportunity COMING SOON
Coffee hours on September 16 will be hosted by the Kneeler Guild. There will be a display of Kneelers and you will have the opportunity to Gift a Kneeler to honor or memorialize a loved one. Please join us after either liturgy to learn more about these hand-made kneelers and how they came to bless our place of worship.
During the month of September, the Nominating Committee will be seeking nominations for 2019 including:
· Vestry – four openings for 2019, 3-years terms
· Senior Warden and Junior Warden – both positions open for 2019, 2-year terms
· Treasurer – 2-year term
· Delegates to the 2019 Diocesan Convention
You can submit your own name or someone else’s. We are seeking one -two Diocesan Convention delegate (along with the wardens and treasurer) and three alternates.
Nominations are open through September 30, at which time the Nominating Committee will review names and make recommendations to the parish for a slate to be voted on at the Annual Meeting in late January. Nomination forms are available in the narthex, outside of the Guild Room or in the parish office.
For the Nominating Committee: Rick Hirschman, chair; John Fallon, Julie Otte & Tim Record. FMI contact Rick firstname.lastname@example.org (Cell) 207.310.3800
Serving our World
Mission Morning Survey
“Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.” Matthew 25:40
Here at Saint Mary’s, we strive to make reaching out to others a part of our shared life together. One of the many ways we serve our community and our world is through our Mission Mornings. Three Sundays a year, we put these words into action by gathering intentionally, as Christ-centered Saint Marians, to go out into the community to help, to comfort, to clean, to care, to plant, to share, to meet needs. Those activities have included picking up litter, making & distributing scarves for the homeless, helping specific parishioners with home projects, doing indoor and outdoor projects at Milestone (a local recovery center), and bringing plants and cheer to nursing home residents.
Now is the time to reflect on that experience and share your thoughts about Mission Morning. Please help us to enhance the experience for all by completing the Mission Morning survey here. Or go to
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QT8NBGZ Or fill out a hardcopy found at the back of the church or in the Parish house., and return to the office or in the offering plate.
Project LOVE: Portland’s Ronald McDonald House needs snacks!!
Please bring packets of snacks like goldfish, pretzels, juice boxes granola bars, peanut butter crackers, gummy bears to church on Sunday for the Project LOVE box. Thanks!
Souper Suppers: 2nd & 4th Fridays of each month
Twice each month, anytime from 5 to 7 pm, any person can come to our Auditorium for a free supper of soup, bread, salad and desserts. No questions asked. No donations accepted. Each table is served and bussed. And community is created. Come and try it!
Guiding RAY (Religious Adventures for Youth) resumes next Sunday, Sept. 9
Our Guiding RAY programs are for all young people ages 1 to 14. FMI, please visit www.smary.org for more information and to volunteer. We will be using a curriculum that is scripturally-based and consistent with Episcopal theological principles and spiritual practices. Please visit our website where you can learn more about our program, download a calendar, register your child/ren, and sign up to volunteer.
The Nursery Though Guiding RAY classes have ended for the summer, Nursery Care during the second service will continue from 9:15-10:30 in the Kneeler Room (near the auditorium). Please contact Alison Hayward, email@example.com, if you are able to assist her in the nursery this summer.
Gatherings & Events
Kickoff Cookout & Carnival: September 9 – Save the Date!!
It’s coming soon! Mark your calendars now and plan on joining together for our festive Kickoff of a new program year. In addition to new formation programs & discussion group in between services every Sunday at 9:30 am, our Choir, Guiding RAY, the Middlers will all be gearing up for another great year. Plans are coming together now for games and food as part of this year’s Kickoff.
**NOTE that our Choral Eucharist will begin that day at 10:15 AM – fifteen minutes later than previously. FORMATION groups will meet from 9:30 to 10. Come and learn more about these groups and our plans for the new program year.
Community Care & Nurture
Chapel Eucharist: Thursdays in the Chapel at 12 noon
This is an informal time (in a beautiful space!) to gather at the Lord’s Table with a meditation on the scripture or the saint of the day and prayers for healing.
Wisdom Seekers: Tuesdays at 10:30 AM
This Bible study group meets weekly in the Guild Room. Everyone is welcome! We are currently studying the Sunday Gospels, Join us!
Noonday Prayer: Mon - Wed in the Chapel
Pause for 10 minutes of prayer together. You are also invited, wherever you may be, to STOP and PRAY with us in the Spirit at 12 noon for those in need, for our parish family, our bishop, and our own daily life with God.
Communicating with Nathan+
Feel free to contact Fr. Nathan at any time if you wish to speak with him. You can call or text his cell anytime at 207-310-0268 or e-mail him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org know that email is checked rarely on weekends or when he’s away.
Prayer Concerns for this week: Richard Weiss, Madeline White, Judy Field, Henry Hamilton, Harold Otte, Dotty Blanchette, Zach Hallowell, David Snow, Charlie Conner, Parker Carson, Peter Horne, Karon Velek, Stewart Stalnecker, Theresa Violette, Nolan Farris, and Frank Rheaume
IF YOU WANT TO ADD NAMES TO THE PRAYER LIST, write them on the Sunday Prayer List found in the Narthex or contact the Office (781-3366 or email@example.com).
THIS WEEK at Saint Mary’s: September
Sunday 2 The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
8:00am Contemplative Eucharist (followed by Fellowship)
9:30am Choral Eucharist (followed by Fellowship)
Monday 3 Parish Offices are closed for the Labor Day holiday
12noon Noonday Prayer – stop and pray whereever you are
Tuesday 4 7 - 9am BNI in the auditorium
10:30am Wisdom Seekers
12noon Noonday Prayer in the Chapel
7:00pm AA in the auditorium
7:30pm Al-Anon in the Guild Room (6:30pm Beginner’s Al-Anon)
Wednesday 5 9a-12n Garden Club workshop in the Guild Room
9a-2p Mainely Weavers in the Auditorium
10 am Falmouth House Eucharist at Oceanview
12noon Noonday Prayer in the Chapel
6 – 8pm SinG rehearsal in the auditorium
6:15pm ORI in the Guild Room
Thursday 6 12noon Noonday Prayer in the Chapel
1:00pm CARE and Prayer meeting in the Guild Room
7:00pm SM Choir rehearsal
Friday 7 Parish Offices are closed on Fridays
12noon Noonday Prayer – stop and pray where you are
5:30pm Al-Anon in the Guild Room
Sunday 9 KICKOFF SUNDAY: The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
** Start of EPHESIANS sermon series **
8:00am Contemplative Eucharist (followed by Coffee Hour)
9:30am FORMATION – groups for all ages
10:15am Choral Eucharist (followed by Coffee Hour)
11:30am Kickoff Cookout and Carnival
The Episcopal Church of Saint Mary
43 Foreside Road
Falmouth, Maine 04105