Announcements March 13, 2017

Our Mission: A Community Celebrating and Sharing God’s Love
Our Values: Communication, Empowerment, Outreach, Relationships


News · Formation · Connect

  • Office Closed, Tuesday, March 14
  • Centering Prayer, Tuesday, March 14, 9:15am
  • Men’s Discussion Group, Wednesday, March 15, 9:00am
  • Lenten Supper Series, Wednesday, March 15, 6:00pm
  • Tea with Friends, Thursday, March 16, 10am @ The Brewing Market
  • Bible Study, Thursday, March 16, 1:30pm
  • Noon Lenten Eucharist, Friday, March 17, 12:00pm
  • Holden Evensong, Saturday, March 18, 5:00pm
  • Benefit Concert for Child Future Africa, Saturday, March 18, 7:30pm
  • Sunday Worship, Sunday, March 19, 8am and 10am  (Details)
  • Hope Donation Bag Stuffing and Warehouse Visit, Sunday, March 19, 11am

SMM Website Calendar
See the website calendar for a complete listing of events.


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Join Us As We Journey Through Lent to Easter Events>

Donations Being Accepted for Easter Flowers
Would you like to provide Easter Flowers?  The cost is $40 and donations can be placed in the offering basket or mail slot by the church office with a note indicating they are for Easter.  If you would like to submit a dedication for your donation please email the church office no later than Sunday April 9.

Heroes Needed! | Wednesdays March 8-April 5
Looking for Wednesday evening heroes to provide child care during the Lenten soup suppers from 6-7pm each week March 8-April 5.  If you are interested in signing up for one or more evenings please contact Sue Crowley.

HOPE for Longmont Food Drive | Extended to March 19!

During the first three weeks of Lent the youth will be hosting a food drive for HOPE for Longmont through food donations of non-perishable meal sacks. During the drive a box will be out for food collections. There will be a donation stuffing party and tour of HOPE for Longmont on March 19.  Learn More>

2017 Lenten Suppers : “Benedictine Spirituality in Community” 

At 6pm on Wednesdays March 8-April 5, a simple meal will be provided, followed by lightly structured table conversations for adults and activities for children. We will explore St Benedict’s view of Christian community as a “school of love,” and reflect on how we can incorporate Benedictine principles into our life together at St Mary Magdalene. Sign up to provide food for the suppers on the Welcome Table.  Contact Sue Ellis.

Benefit Concert for Child Future Africa | March 18 at 7:30pm
Please join Tendai Muparutsa and Zimbira for a benefit concert of African music at St. Mary Magdalene supporting Child Future Africa (CFA).
Bishop Rob O’Neill Visit | March 26

There will be one service at 10am on March 26 as Bishop Rob O’Neill will join us on that day.  There will be a Celebration of New Ministry for Fr. Bruce as Priest in Charge. We hope you can join us! 

Mission Opportunity to Nogales, Arizona | June 12-17, 2017
If you are interested in a pilgrimage/work opportunity to Nogales, AZ (and Mexico), we are planning to go the week of June 12th-17th.  Event Flyer >


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Ongoing Adult Formation and Fellowship Events
See Adult Formation for Second Sunday Women’s Gathering, Readings & Reflections (R & R), Centering Prayer, Men’s Discussion Group, Bible Study, Tea With Friends, and Sandwich Generation Support Group.

Children and Youth Formation Opportunities
From nursery care to Godly Play, elementary, and youth opportunities St. Mary Magdalene has a passion to Celebrate and Share God’s Love with the children among us that they may know the life giving love of Jesus. Read more about children and youth ministries at SMM, as well as news and upcoming events.

Ways to Give Back in and through St. Mary Magdalene
Generosity is at the core of St. Mary Magdalene’s ethos. Find out more about the many opportunities available to serve inside and outside of SMM.  See News above for more opportunities.


Upcoming · News · Formation

Priest in Charge: The Rev. Bruce Swinehart,

Children and Youth: Sue Crowley,
Music Director:
Matt Witherow,
Parish Administrator: Brian Gates,
Email to grab lunch with Brian Wednesdays @ 11:30
Sr. Warden: Sarah Delaney,
Jr. Warden: Bill Ellis,
Worship Service Times
Saturdays at 5pm
Sundays at 8am (no music) and 10am

Priest in Charge Hours
Sunday Afternoon-Monday – Sabbath
Tuesday-Thursday – Office Hours (unless otherwise scheduled)
Friday-Saturday – by appointment

Office Hours
Mon-Thur 9am-2pm*

*The church office will be closed on Tuesday, March 14, for training at the Colorado Diocese.
Parish News | Bulletin | Website | Calendar
To submit an announcement for the church calendar, Parish News, website, and bulletin, contact the church office no later than the Sunday prior to desired publication.  Please limit announcements to 50 words or less.  If more information is needed, a document can be linked to the announcements with a full description.

Other Church Office Information
See the Community News page.

Youth Group Mailing List | Learn More 
To sign up for the youth group mailing list, please contact the youth leader, Sue Crowley, at or see her at church.  To learn more about youth activities, contact Sue.  Also, see the Youth Group bulletin board and the Weekly News email (subscribe).

Subscribe to Community Email and Other Email Lists
Lists include Community Email (Weekly News, special announcements, etc.), Coffee Talk, Youth Group, Choir, Band, etc.  See Community News for details.

Pastoral Care
Cheryl Andrews has volunteered to once again be the lay Pastoral Care coordinator for SMM and act as the key point of contact for the congregation’s pastoral care needs.

Click here for the current vestry membership.  See Community News for more information.

The Colorado Episcopalian
The Colorado Episcopalian from The Episcopal Church in Colorado is published during Lent, Summer, Autumn/Fall, and Advent.  The current issue is Lent 2017.

Diocesan Digest
A weekly newsletter from The Episcopal Church in Colorado: March 8 · March 1

 To submit an announcement for the church calendar, Weekly News email, website, and bulletin, contact the church office the week prior to desired publication.