Parish News March 16, 2017

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Obedience and Listening by Courtney Gambrell
Listening well – both to God and to the people around us – seems to require an obedience of surrender and commitment.  We surrender our full attention to another, providing time, space and presence for true listening to occur.  We make a faithful commitment to hold presence for the story of another, or for God’s message to settle deeply into our lives. Read More >

Bishop’s Visitation and Celebration of New Ministry
Once every two or three years the Bishop makes a visit to St. Mary Magdalene, and his next visit will be Sunday, March 26th. There will be only one service that day at 10:00am.

Bishop O’Neill’s visit will be an especially festive occasion this year, as he will formally induct Fr. Bruce as our Priest-in-Charge.  After the 10:00am service, we will celebrate with a potluck brunch and have a chance to talk informally with the Bishop. If you can help provide food for the brunch, please sign up here.

We hope you can join us!

Sarah Jane Delaney, Sr. Warden


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  • 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)
  • Readings and Reflections, Monday, March 20, 5:30pm
  • Centering Prayer, Tuesday, March 21, 9:15am
  • Men’s Discussion Group, Wednesday, March 22, 9:00am
  • Lenten Supper Series, Wednesday, March 22, 6:00pm
  • Bible Study, Thursday, March 23, 1:30pm
  • Noon Lenten Eucharist, Friday, March 24, 12:00pm
  • Contemplative Eucharist, Saturday, March 25, 5:00pm

Join Us As We Journey Through Lent to Easter Events>

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). Event Flyer >

Please Thank Our Guest Musicians this Sunday!
Please extend thanks to Amy Stewart, Randy McIntosh, and Dana Moffett, for offering traditional mbira music from Zimbabwe this coming Sunday morning.

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>

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.

Bishop Rob O’Neill Visit | March 26
There will be one service at 10am (there will be no Godly Play for grades 1-5) 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! (For more information, see the Sr. Warden’s message.)

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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Opportunities for Adults
St. Mary Magdalene offers a variety of ongoing adult opportunities for the formation of our faith and community.  Find more information here.
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. Find out 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 Upcoming Events above for more opportunities.



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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

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