Parish News April 27, 2017

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

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Mary Magdalene in Our Midst by Fr. Bruce Swinehart
If you’ve been in church in the past couple of weeks, you’ve noticed that we moved the painting of Mary Magdalene into the sanctuary. She’s appears to be pointing right at our luminescent cross and saying, “I have seen the Lord!”  It looks as though before she ran to tell the others, she told the rising sun.
But before she could proclaim Jesus’ resurrection she had to recognize who she had really seen.  At first she had mistaken him for the gardener.  This seems to happen a lot when people encounter the Risen Christ. There’s often a moment when they aren’t quite sure who or what they’re dealing with.  And then they are astonished to see that it really is Jesus right there in front of them.  And then he sends them running to tell the others – all the others, all over the world.  Read more > 


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  • Sandwich Generation Group, Thursday, April 27, 7:00pm
  • Common Cathedral, Friday, April 28, 6:00pm
  • Eucharist, Saturday, April 29, 5:00pm  Details >
  • Sunday Worship, Sunday, April 30, 8:00am and 10:00am  Details >
  • Readings and Reflections, Monday, May 1, 5:30pm
  • Centering Prayer, Tuesday, May 2, 9:15am
  • Staff Meeting, Tuesday, May 2, 5:00pm
  • Worship Advisory Team Meeting, Tuesday, May 2, 6:00pm
  • Men’s Discussion Group, Wednesday, May 3, 9:00am
  • Bible Study, Thursday, May 4, 1:30pm
Interested in VBS at Mary Magdalene?  Fill Out Our Poll!
SMM and Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran are considering organizing Vacation Bible School at the church.  If you would like your child to participate or interested in volunteering please complete this poll.  We are using this information to determine if we have enough interest to offer such a program this summer.The deadline for your input is Friday, May 5th. Contact Sue Crowley for more information.  

Outreach Meeting | May 8 at 7:00pm
Outreach meetings are open to all who attend St. Mary Magdalene.  Each person who attends the meetings has a voice and vote in projects funded by the Outreach ministry. Please join us as you are able.  Contact Mark Christie for more information.

Children’s Spring Picnic | May 13 at 10am 
Please join us on Saturday, May 13, for a spring potluck picnic for SMM families with children pre-K through 5th grade.  We will meet at Gunbarrel Estates Park from 10am to 1pm to reconnect and enjoy the park.  Contact Sue CrowleyMap >

Mission Opportunity to Nogales, Arizona | June 12-17, 2017
The mission/exploration trip to Nogales, Mexico has one (possibly two) spots open. Please contact Leslie Harvison if you would like to be added to the trip or waiting list. This can be done with an email or text or phone call to Leslie. Please make out checks to SMM for $327 and put “Nogales trip” in the memo line.

Save the Date! Haiti Family Fun Day | June 25
Good food, good friends, and families with fun and games.  Join us to support our families at St. Paul’s in Petit Trou and raise scholarships for our class at the school.

Sign Up to Host Coffee Hour and Provide Flowers
Over the coming weeks there are many openings available. Please take a moment to sign up to host Coffee Hour and/or provide flowers on the bulletin board by the church office.

New SMM Magnets!
As a symbol of community connection and for posting the weekly bulletin insert, please pick up one of the new magnets with the SMM cross logo at the back of the sanctuary.

Coffee Talk | Have a Need or Note for the SMM community?
If you need to sell a car, borrow a baby crib, announce a play you’re in, organize an informal outing, network, etc., send the message out via our “Coffee Talk” email group!  Find out more here!


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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 these ministries, as well as news and upcoming events at our children and youth pages!
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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Bishop: The Rt. Reverend Robert O’Neill
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 12:00pm on the Wednesday 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.