Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Saint Mary's Weekly News 


Our summer schedule is in effect  

 From June 19 through September 4, our Sunday gatherings will be: 

  • 8:00 AM: Contemplative Eucharist 
  • 9:30 AM: Choral Eucharist with hymns  

Mass on the Grass:  Wednesdays at 6pm  

Our midweek summer evening service continues until Aug 24!  Informal, inspirational, spiritual, and intimate.   

Still outdoors, still casual, and still with the Holy Eucharist.  It will start at 6 pm and last about 30 mins.   

We'll meet in the Saint Mary's Gardens.  If you can bring a lawn chair with you, that's terrific; if not, a blanket will work just as well.              

Weekday Prayers for Ukraine and for Peace:  Compass of Compassion 

  In a response to many people voicing their anguish during these turbulent times, we are offering a daily reflection of comfort. We will be emailing a poem, scripture, or inspiration to help lighten your sorrow, and for those who seek a direction and compass for your prayers. Please know that you are not alone. People without email may pick up a weekly copy of the offerings from the parish office.  

  These emails will come automatically for a week, but you must let the parish office (admin@smary.org or 781-3366) know if you wish to continue to receive these messages of hope, by simply replying YES to the email or contacting the office.   

 Formation on Sundays:  9:30am       

Youth Formation - Guiding RAY is on hiatus until September 11  

Be Still on Zoom and in the Chapel:  Contemplative readings with reflection 

Guiding RAY (Religious Adventures for Youth)        

Our Guiding RAY programs for all young people ages 0 to 14.  During the program year (Sept – mid-June), we gather all together beginning at 9:30am for Formation in the lower level of the Parish House with classes beginning at 10am.  We will keep in touch over the summer and see you back on Sept.11 

Saint Mary's Adopted Angolan Family 

In partnership with the Maine Immigrant Rights Coalition (MIRC), Saint Mary's has adopted the Vemba family of four from Angola, seeking asylum and a better, safer life. See the June AVE or eNEWS for latest needs, but grocery gift cards, Gas cards and quarters for laundry are always applicable. FMI: Anne LaFond akblafond@gmail.com  or the Parish Office, admin@smary.org  

Souper Supper DINE IN:  2nd & 4th Fridays, 5-6 pm 

Every second and fourth Fridays!  Homemade soups, salad, with roll and sweet treat -  Why not?! Join us!  If you'd like to help with cooking, prep, serving or clean-up, contact Jennifer Gregg at jenniferanngregg@gmail.com  

St Elizabeth's Jubilee Center:    

Saint Mary's is committed to serving at this vital ministry on the third Tuesday of each month from 8:30 to 11 in the morning. FMI and to find out how you can participate, please contact Stan Eaton at stan.eaton@gmail.com   

Red Cross Blood Drives:  Aug 11  -  12 - 5 pm 

  The need is Critical! Sign up at www.redcross.org / stmary 

Lifeline Screening event:   Sept 30 

Take a step toward staying Healthy & Active 

In Saint Mary's auditorium, Lifeline Screening has great testing packages offered for Cardiovascular, Arterial and Osteoporosis screenings.  Register at 1-888-653-6450 

 

 Contacting the Reverend Jane Milliken Hague 

We welcome to our Saint Mary's family, please email, text or call her  

Anyone may be in touch with her as follows: 301-580-8610 or revjane@smary.org. 



Beth Shaw
Parish Manager
The Episcopal Church of Saint Mary
43 Foreside Road, Falmouth, ME 04105
207-781-3366
admin@smary.org

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Saint Mary's Weekly News 


Our summer schedule goes into effect on June 19 

 From June 19 through September 4, our Sunday gatherings will be: 

  • 8:00 AM: Contemplative Eucharist 
  • 9:30 AM: Choral Eucharist with hymns  

Weekday Prayers for Ukraine and for Peace:  Compass of Compassion 

  In a response to many people voicing their anguish during these turbulent times, we are offering a daily reflection of comfort. We will be emailing a poem, scripture, or inspiration to help lighten your sorrow, and for those who seek a direction and compass for your prayers. Please know that you are not alone. People without email may pick up a weekly copy of the offerings from the parish office.  

  These emails will come automatically for a week, but you must let the parish office (admin@smary.org or 781-3366) know if you wish to continue to receive these messages of hope, by simply replying YES to the email or contacting the office.   

Mass on the Grass:  Wednesdays at 6pm  

Starting Wednesday, June 29th, our midweek summer evening service will begin!  Informal, inspirational, spiritual, and intimate.   

Still outdoors,  still casual, and still with the Holy Eucharist.  It will start at 6pm and last about 30 mins.   

We'll meet in the Saint Mary's Gardens.   If you can bring a lawn chair with you, that's terrific; if not, a blanket will work just as well.              

 Formation on Sundays:  9:30am       

Youth Formation - Guiding RAY is on hiatus until September 11  

Be Still on Zoom and in the Chapel:  Contemplative readings with reflection 

Guiding RAY (Religious Adventures for Youth)        

Our Guiding RAY programs for all young people ages 0 to 14.  During the program year (Sept – mid-June), we gather all together beginning at 9:30am for Formation in the lower level of the Parish House with classes beginning at 10am.  We will keep in touch over the summer and see you back on Sept.11 

Saint Mary's Adopted Angolan Family 

In partnership with the Maine Immigrant Rights Coalition (MIRC), Saint Mary's has adopted the Vemba family of four from Angola, seeking asylum and a better, safer life. See the June AVE or eNEWS for latest needs, but grocery gift cards, Gas cards and quarters for laundry are always applicable. FMI: Anne LaFond akblafond@gmail.com  or the Parish Office, admin@smary.org  

Souper Supper Curbside:  2nd & 4th Fridays, 5-6 pm 

Homemade soups with roll and sweet treat - To Go.  Why not?! Check to see if in person returns in July! 

St Elizabeth's Jubilee Center:    

Saint Mary's is committed to serving at this vital ministry on the third Tuesday of each month from 8:30 to 11 in the morning. FMI and to find out how you can participate, please contact Stan Eaton at stan.eaton@gmail.com   

Red Cross Blood Drives:  July 7 and Aug 11  -  9 - 2 pm 

  The need is Critical! Sign up at www.redcross.org / stmary 

Lifeline Screening event:  Thursday, June 23 and Sept 30 

Take a step toward staying Healthy & Active 

In Saint Mary's auditorium, Lifeline Screening has great testing packages offered for Cardiovascular, Arterial and Osteoporosis screenings.  Register at 1-888-653-6450 

 

 Contacting the Reverend Jane Milliken Hague 

We welcome to our Saint Mary's family, please email, text or call her  

Anyone may be in touch with her as follows: 301-580-8610 or revjane@smary.org. 



Beth Shaw
Parish Manager
The Episcopal Church of Saint Mary
43 Foreside Road, Falmouth, ME 04105
207-781-3366
admin@smary.org

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Saint Mary's Weekly News 


Daily Weekday Prayers for Ukraine:  Compass of Compassion 

  In a response to many people voicing their anguish during these turbulent times, we are offering a daily reflection of comfort. We will be emailing a poem, scripture, or inspiration to help lighten your sorrow, and for those who seek a direction and compass for your prayers. Please know that you are not alone. People without email may pick up a weekly copy of the offerings from the parish office.  

  These emails will come automatically for a week, but you must let the parish office (admin@smary.org or 781-3366) know if you wish to continue to receive these messages of hope, by simply replying YES to the email or contacting the office.   

Formation on Sundays:  9:30am       

Youth Formation - Guiding RAY in the lower level begins at 10am  

Be Still on Zoom:  Contemplative readings with reflection 

Lectionary with Rev Jane in the Guild Room:  Weekly lectionary discussion 

Saint Mary's Adopted Angolan Family 

In partnership with the Maine Immigrant Rights Coalition (MIRC), Saint Mary's has adopted the Vemba family of four from Angola, seeking asylum and a better, safer life. Their needs list are in the weekly email or found on the bulletin board in the parish house, but grocery gift cards are always applicable. FMI: Anne LaFond akblafond@gmail.com  or the Parish Office, admin@smary.org  

Souper Supper Curbside:  2nd & 4th Fridays, 5-6 pm 

 Homemade soups with roll and sweet treat - To Go.  Why not?! 

St Elizabeth's Jubilee Center:    

Saint Mary's is committed to serving at this vital ministry on the third Tuesday of each month from 8:30 to 11 in the morning. FMI and to find out how you can participate, please contact Stan Eaton at stan.eaton@gmail.com   

Red Cross Blood Drives:  April 20, 28, May 13  -  9-2pm 

  The need is Critical! Sign up at www.redcross.org / stmary 

Habitat for Humanity Cumberland Walk:  April 30, 7am - 3pm 

  Tie your shoes!, prep the stroller, grab the leash!  Participate as a singleton, a family or a team!  Join the S. Mary's Strider team leaving at 2:30 from Cumberland, FMI contact jennifergregg@gmail.com 

 

 Guiding RAY (Religious Adventures for Youth)        

All young people are invited to gather at 9:30 downstairs in the Parish House. Masks are suggested for all in Guiding RAY, except the Nursery. Class time will begin at 10 AM, and children will be brought over for Communion with their families just before 11 AM.    

 Contacting the Reverend Jane Milliken Hague 

We welcome to our Saint Mary's family, please email, text or call her  

Anyone may be in touch with her as follows: 301-580-8610 or revjane@smary.org. 



Beth Shaw
Parish Manager
The Episcopal Church of Saint Mary
43 Foreside Road, Falmouth, ME 04105
207-781-3366
admin@smary.org

Thursday, March 17, 2022

Saint Mary's Weekly News 


Daily Weekday Prayers for Ukraine:  Compass of Compassion 

  In a response to many people voicing their anguish during these turbulent times, we are offering a daily reflection of comfort. We will be emailing a poem, scripture, or inspiration to help lighten your sorrow, and for those who seek a direction and compass for your prayers. Please know that you are not alone. People without email may pick up a weekly copy of the offerings from the parish office.  

  These emails will come automatically for a week, but you must let the parish office (admin@smary.org or 781-3366) know if you wish to continue to receive these messages of hope, by simply replying YES to the email or contacting the office.   

Formation on Sundays:  9:30am       

Youth Formation - Guiding RAY in the lower level begins at 10am  

Be Still on Zoom:  Contemplative readings with reflection 

Lectionary with Rev Jane in the Guild Room:  Weekly lectionary discussion 

St Mary Schola Lent Concert: Campra's Requiem:  March 18 - 20 

Andre Campra Messe De Requiem - also featuring Handel's The Judgement of Solomon.  Friday, Mar 17 at 7:30 and Saturday, Mar 18 at 3pm are at Saint Mary's.  Sunday, Mar 20 3pm at St. Luke's in Portland.  Each has a 30 min pre-concert lecture 

Sacred Songs & Readings in honor of MLK Feast Day: April 4, 7pm   

The Church of Saint Mary will celebrate Martin Luther King's feast day on April 4 at 7pm. This service of 'Sacred Songs and Readings' will include sharing his sermons, writings, poetry associated with his life, as well as organ pieces by African American composers, a spiritual, and the Elégie by Gabriel Fauré for cello and piano. Join us in person or on facebook Live 

Discovering the Mystics: Sunday mornings at 9:30 

This Lent we are offering two ways to learn about the mystics of our world now and in history. Each Sunday for Adult Formation, two groups will be focusing on a mystic in both the Be Still Group and concurrently, a more teaching driven conversation in person, led by Rev. Jane. Please join us on Sunday mornings at 9:30am for either Rev. Jane's discussion in the Guild Room, or the Be Still reflections in the Chapel or on Zoom.  

Saint Mary's Adopted Angolan Family 

In partnership with the Maine Immigrant Rights Coalition (MIRC), Saint Mary's has adopted the Vemba family of four from Angola, seeking asylum and a better, safer life. Their needs list are in the weekly email or found on the bulletin board in the parish house, but grocery gift cards are always applicable. FMI: Anne LaFond akblafond@gmail.com  or the Parish Office, admin@smary.org  

Souper Supper Curbside:  2nd & 4th Fridays, March 25,  5-6 pm 

 Homemade soups with roll and sweet treat - To Go.  Why not! 

St Elizabeth's Jubilee Center:   Collecting Soup Pots with lids!   

Saint Mary's is committed to serving at this vital ministry on the third Tuesday of each month from 8:30 to 11 in the morning. FMI and to find out how you can participate, please contact Stan Eaton at stan.eaton@gmail.com   

Book Sale: March 19, 9-12     Share this great event with your friends! 

Sign up  with Jan or Betsy to help set-up ( Thurs - Sat) and work the day of the Sale.  Drop All proceeds go to our Mission work.  Thanks in advance! Contact Betsy, jbstod@myfairpoint.net or Jan Mordarski, janmordarski@gmail.com 

Passion Readers Wanted:  Palm Sunday is April 10 -  in 3 weeks  

Please let Beth know if you would be willing to take a small part in the reading of the passion at either the 8 or 10:15 service.  admin@smary.org, 781-3366 

 Guiding RAY (Religious Adventures for Youth)        

All young people are invited to gather at 9:30 downstairs in the Parish House. Masks are suggested for all in Guiding RAY, except the Nursery. Class time will begin at 10 AM, and children will be brought over for Communion with their families just before 11 AM.    

 Contacting the Reverend Jane Milliken Hague 

We welcome to our Saint Mary's family, please email, text or call her  

Anyone may be in touch with her as follows: 301-580-8610 or revjane@smary.org. 

 



Beth Shaw
Parish Manager
The Episcopal Church of Saint Mary
43 Foreside Road, Falmouth, ME 04105
207-781-3366
admin@smary.org

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Saint Mary's Weekly News 


Formation on Sundays:  9:30am       

Youth Formation - Guiding RAY in the lower level begins at 10am  

Be Still on Zoom:  Contemplative readings with reflection 

Lectionary with Rev Jane in the Guild Room:  Weekly lectionary discussion 

Ash Wednesday:  March 2 

    8 - 10am  Imposition of Ashes in the Chapel ( 9am Morning Prayer) 

    12 - 1pm  Imposition of Ashes in the Chapel (12noon Noonday Prayer) 

    6pm    Ash Wednesday Liturgy in the Sanctuary 

Lenten Quiet Morning: The Anointing Woman -  MARCH 5, 9-12:30 

You might be taken aback to learn that not every Gospel tells a story of Jesus' birth. Surprisingly, not every Gospel gives an account of His resurrection. But every Gospel contains a report of the woman who breaks into a dinner party to anoint Jesus with expensive perfumed oil. She shows up in all four Gospels with an act of astonishing intimacy and generosity. 

Saint Mary's invites you enjoy a Quiet Morning with her as we imagine her bravery, her persistence, and her love.  We'll meet via zoom  

Living With Grief: Wednesdays Mar 9 - Apr 20 

Beginning on Wednesday, March 9, a new "Living with Grief" group will begin led by Deacon Christine and Suzanne Williams-Lindgren from 5 - 6:30pm. We will meet in person at Saint Mary's and/or on Zoom once a week for 6 sessions (no class during Holy Week)  until April 20.  Anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one whether that death occurred 6 months ago or many years ago is welcome to be part of the group. If you are interested, please contact Deacon Christine at 653-2448 or Beth at the church office.  

 Guiding RAY (Religious Adventures for Youth)        

All young people are invited to gather at 9:30 downstairs in the Parish House. Masks are required for all in Guiding RAY, except for those in the Nursery. Class time will begin at 10 AM, and children will be brought over for Communion with their families just before 11 AM.    

 

 St Elizabeth's Jubilee Center:   Collecting Winter Boots and coats!   

Saint Mary's is committed to serving at this vital ministry on the third Tuesday of each month from 8:30 to 11 in the morning. St. E's is accepting non-food essentials: bedding, kitchen ware, toiletries, baby diapers and wipes, feminine needs. FMI and to find out how you can participate, please contact Stan Eaton at stan.eaton@gmail.com   

Souper Supper To-Go: February 25,  5 – 6 PM  

Every month on the second and fourth Fridays. Delicious homemade soup, bread and a sweet treat is CURBSIDE TO GO and available to everyone, no questions asked. Stop by between 5 to 6 PM to get some for yourself. Try it! 

Red Cross Blood Drives:  March 10 and 26  -   

  The need is Critical! Sign up at www.redcross.org / stmary 

Calling all Books!  Sort through your shelves and donate your 'already read and taking up space' books to our March 19, 2022 Book Sale.  Drop book donations off in the parish house - lower level in the hallway.  No textbooks, encyclopedias, magazines, or inappropriate books please.  All proceeds go to our Mission work.  Thanks in advance! 

Saint Mary's Adopted Angolan Family 

In partnership with the Maine Immigrant Rights Coalition (MIRC), Saint Mary's has adopted the Vemba family of four from Angola, seeking asylum and a better, safer life. They had professional careers before coming here, and they are going through the correct steps to be able to work and contribute to their new country.  Their housing fell through, so they are still looking for an apartment. Their needs list has dwindled until they get an apartment, but grocery gift cards are always applicable. FMI: Anne LaFond akblafondgmail.com or the Parish Office, 

 Contacting the Reverend Jane Milliken Hague 

We welcome to our Saint Mary's family, please introduce yourself to her, email, text or call her and be sure to wear your nametags at church.  

Anyone may be in touch with her as follows: 301-580-8610 or revjane@smary.org. 

 

CDC Guideline updated 

Saint Mary's is requiring everyone to emulate the compassion of Christ by wearing a mask indoors at all group gatherings. And if you are not feeling well, please stay in the comfort of your home and watch us online. 

 



Beth Shaw
Parish Manager
The Episcopal Church of Saint Mary
43 Foreside Road, Falmouth, ME 04105
207-781-3366
admin@smary.org