Parish News June 22, 2017

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Nogales Mission Update
by Heather Williams
Last Monday, June 12,  a delegation of eleven youth and adults journeyed from St. Mary Magdalene to Nogales, Mexico, to learn about life in the Borderlands. We were hosted by Hogar d’Esperanza y Paz (HEPAC), which works to create a healthy community in the impoverished Bella Vista neighborhood of Nogales, so that “citizens do not feel that their only choice for survival is to risk their lives in the desert in an attempt to immigrate to the United States.”
True to their motto, “Building Bridges Across Borders,” two of our hosts guided us through the border crossing and brought us to HEPAC for a tour of the campus and its programs, after which we were treated to a fiesta with a Sonoran dinner, music, dancing, and a piñata!  Read more >
New St. Mary Magdalene Photo Directory!

Exciting news!  St. Mary Magdalene has partnered with Lifetouch photography to create a beautiful, color photo church directory.  Lifetouch works with churches to provide low cost, professional directories.  They are able to do this by offering photo packages for purchase to participants.  No purchase is necessary but St. Mary Magdalene will receive 5% cash back for every photo package purchased.  Make sure you pick up a coupon from the Welcome Table!  Directories will be provided with a suggested donation of $5 per copy to help offset costs to the church.  Whether you plan to purchase a package or not, please sign up to to have your picture taken during one of the scheduled sessions so that a photo of you and/or your family will appear in this year’s directory.  Each photo session will take approximately 30 minutes.  More >


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Church Property Work Day 
Please join us for a church property workday from 8am-12pm on Saturday June 24.  There will be work for all ages and abilities from washing windows inside and out to pulling weeds, and other maintenance items.  Come for all or part of the day. Whatever time you can give will be most helpful. Contact Bill Ellis to sign up or for more information.
Haiti Family BBQ Fun Day and Fundraiser
Stay after the 9am service on June 25 to support our families at St. Paul’s in Petit Trou and raise scholarships for our class at the school.  Enjoy BBQ, games, and a Haitian Market.  All donations directly benefit the Colorado Haiti Project.  Contact Mark Christie.  Flyer >
Vacation Bible School 
Join Saint Mary Magdalene and Shepherd of the Hills for the “Maker Fun Factory: Created by God Built for Purpose” VBS program July 19-21st from 9am-12:30 pm for ages pre-K to 5th grade. Register your children here!  There are many ways to support this ministry. Please contact Sue Crowley to volunteer or refer to our supplies request and lend us some needed items.
Introduction to Centering Prayer  
June 24 at St. John’s Boulder from 8:30am to noon. Learn more about this simple, receptive prayer method, or to deepen an existing meditation practice. All spiritual traditions are welcomed. The event will meet in the main floor library at St. John’s Episcopal at 1419 Pine Street Boulder, CO. $10 or less donation to cover costs are appreciated but not necessary.  Event Flyer (with contact information) >
Bake Communion Bread!
We need some more bread bakers!  We need bread for each week in July, August and September. The recipe is simple – making and baking takes about a half hour on Friday evening or early Saturday morning.  Deliver the bread to the church before 10:00 am Saturday.  It is nice too if you present it at the offertory on Sunday Morning, but not necessary.  This is a wonderful expression of service and care for your church family!  Find the recipe here!  Contact Janet Poley to volunteer.

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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,
Sr. Warden: Sarah Delaney,
Jr. Warden: Bill Ellis,
Worship Service Times
Saturdays 5:00pm
Sundays 9:00am
Office Hours
Mon-Thur 9am-2pm
Priest in Charge Hours
Sun Afternoon-Mon – Sabbath
Tues-Thur – Office Hours
Fri-Sat – by appointment
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