Parish News April 6, 2017

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Witnessing the “Truth-Force” by Fr. Bruce Swinehart
Holy Week is a step-by-step journey with Jesus in (mostly) real time through the events leading up to his crucifixion and burial.  And then, on the other side of the cross, into the glory of the Resurrection. But the cross is so wide we can’t get around it, so high we can’t get over it, and so low we can’t get under it.  As they say in Outward Bound, the only way out is through.   Read More >


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  • Noon Lenten Eucharist, Friday, April 7, 12:00pm
  • Palm Cross Making, Saturday, April 8, 10:00am
  • Contemplative Eucharist, Saturday, April 8, 5:00pm
  • Sunday Worship, Sunday, April 9, 8:00am and 10:00am  Details>
  • Easter Egg Stuffing Party, Sunday, April 9, following the 1000am service
  • Women’s Gathering, Sunday, April 9, following the 10:00am service
  • Centering Prayer, Tuesday, April 11, 9:15am
  • Chrism Mass at St. John’s Cathedral, Tuesday, April 11, 11:00am map>
  • Men’s Discussion Group, Wednesday, April 12, 9:00am
  • The Way of the Cross, Wednesday, April 12, 7:00pm
  • Bible Study, Thursday, April 13, 1:30pm
  • Maundy Thursday Service, April 13, 7:00pm
  • Good Friday Services, Friday, April 14, 12:00pm and 7:00pm
  • Great Easter Vigil, Saturday, April 15, 7:00pm
  • Easter Services, Sunday, April 16, 8:00am and 10:30am  Details>
  • Easter Egg Hunt, Sunday, April 16, 9:30am in the courtyard
  • Easter Sunday Coffee Hour, Sunday, April 16, 9:30am

Join Us As We Journey Through Lent to Easter Events>

Palm Cross Making | Saturday April 8 at 10:00am
Please come join the Altar Guild in making palm crosses this Saturday  in the sanctuary. Easy to learn and fun to make! Contact Suzanne Metzger.

Easter Egg Stuffing Party | April 9th following the 10:00am service
All parish hands are needed to stuff eggs for the Easter Egg hunt. Contact Sue Crowley.

Resurrection Tree | April 9
A very special Easter tradition we have here at St. Mary’s is our Resurrection Tree, which we have decorated over the years with doves in memory of our loved ones. We’ve kept many of the doves to hang again this year, but if you are new to St. Mary’s, on Palm Sunday, we will have doves for you to write the name of your loved one to add.

2nd Sunday Women’s Gathering | April 9 following the 10:00am service
After a light meal, today’s discussion will focus on what it might have been like to be in the crowd when Jesus came into the city on what we now call Palm Sunday.  If you have any questions, please contact Courtney Gambrell.

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.

Easter Sunday Coffee Hour | April 16
It is a St. Mary Magdalene tradition to welcome parishioners and guests with a special coffee hour on Easter morning. Please help us celebrate by bringing goodies to share – pastries, fruit, or cheese and crackers. Contact Sue Ellis.   

Habitat for Humanity Build Day | April 29
Please join us for Saint Mary Magdalene’s build day with Habitat for Humanity of the St. Vrain Valley. We have reserved all sixteen spaces for that day. There is work for everyone age 16 and older utilizing a variety skill sets. Lunch is being provided by Heart of Longmont Methodist Church. The deadline to sign up is April 25. For more information and sign up procedures please contact Mark Christie.

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.


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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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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 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.