Parish News May 4, 2017

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

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God is in the Midst of It All by Fr. Bruce Swinehart
Back in 2013 St Mary Magdalene developed a Parish Profile (read it here) in preparation for calling a new Rector.  The process took a few months to complete and involved a number of surveys, interviews, and facilitated group conversations. In addition to summarizing demographic, financial, and other quantitative descriptors of the congregation and surrounding community, the document beautifully articulates SMM’s distinctive character, values, and vision.  And then it illustrates how the parish lives into those characteristics through its liturgy and worship, formation/education programs, community outreach, and other activities. Read more > 


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  • Contemplative Eucharist, Saturday, May 6, 5:00pm  Details >
  • Sunday Worship, Sunday, May 7, 8:00am and 10:00am  Details >
  • Ask Me Anything with Fr. Bruce, Sunday, May 7, 11:00pm
  • Centering Prayer, Tuesday, May 9, 9:15am
  • Vestry Meeting, Tuesday, May 9, 6:30pm
  • Men’s Discussion Group, Wednesday, May 10, 9:00am
  • Bible Study, Thursday, May 11, 1:30pm
  • SMM Book Club, Friday, May 12, 7:00pm
  • Children’s Spring Potluck Picnic, Saturday, May 13, 10:00am
  • Contemplative Eucharist, Saturday, May 13, 5:00pm  Details >
  • Sunday Worship, Sunday, May 14, 8:00am and 10:00am  Details >
  • Outreach Meeting, Monday, May 15, 7:00pm
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 >
Outreach Meeting | May 15 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.
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.
Vacation Bible School | July 19-21
We received your feedback from the Doodle Poll and Saint Mary Magdalene will be offering a Vacation Bible School July 19-21.  The event is open to the community and we will be working along with Shepherd of the Hills to pull it off.  Please let Sue Crowley know if you are interested in helping. We will need plenty pf adult and youth leaders to help us successfully offer a 9 am to 12:30 pm program for pre-K through 5th grade.

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.

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!
Squirrel Trap Needed | ASAP! 
St. Mary Magdalene has acquired a resident squirrel in the ceiling near the library.  In order to relocate it we are in need of a squirrel trap.  If you have one that you would loan for a short time please contact Bill Ellis.


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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
*The church office will be closed Thursday, May 11
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.