Parish News July 13, 2017
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. So, if you have not had individual or family pictures made recently, please consider a package from Lifetouch.
There is one session remaining on Sunday, July 23, which will take place in the church library.
Click here or on the image above to schedule your session online! Sign-up ends at 12pm on Thursday July 20! Email the church office with questions. Thank you for taking time to participate in this year’s photo directory!
Sunday, July 23rd marks the Feast of St Mary Magdalene, our “matron saint.” We’ll celebrate the occasion with a labyrinth walk at 8:00am, special observances at the 9:00am service, and a festive potluck brunch following the service. Please sign up to provide an egg dish (breakfast casserole, etc), muffins, or fruit to share on this fun occasion. The sign-up sheet will be in the entryway on Sunday morning, and on the bulletin board by the office during the week. Due to limited oven space, bring your egg dishes wrapped and insulated to keep them warm until the potluck. Contact Kay Ingram with questions.
Thank you very much for devoting your time and energy to the SMM Acolyte Team! Please come join us for swimming, boating, eating, drinking, and relaxing on Saturday, July 29, 2017, from 12:30 to 4:00pm at the Lake Valley, Pavilion furthest from the parking lot. Please bring a dish to share, sunscreen, towels, swimsuit, chairs, sand toys, flotation toys, Stand up Paddle boards, etc. Contact Tina Fredo.
So far, SMM parishioners have generously given 20 Konbit Scholarships for students at St. Paul’s School in Petit Trou. We’re halfway to our goal!
Over the next few weeks, the Outreach Committee will continue to raise funds for Konbit scholarships. If you still want to donate but didn’t have a chance yet, please send in a check payable to SMM with “CHP” in the memo line. Each scholarship is $350, and donations of any amount are welcome! Questions? Please contact Mark Christie. Top · Formation · Connect
- Holden Evensong with Eucharist, Saturday, July 15, 5:00pm
- Sunday Worship, Sunday, July 16, 9:00am
- Readings and Reflections, Monday, July 17, 5:30pm
- Centering Prayer, Tuesday, July 19, 9:15am
- Men’s Discussion Group, Wednesday, July 20, 9:00am
- Vacation Bible School, Wednesday, July 19, 9:00am-12:00pm
- Vacation Bible School, Thursday, July 20, 9:00am-12:00pm
- Vacation Bible School, Friday, July 21, 9:00am-12:00pm
- Holden Evensong with Eucharist, Saturday, July 22, 5:00pm
- Feast of St. Mary Magdalene, Sunday, July 23, 9:00am
Directed by Jeanie Balch, parishioner of St. Ambrose Episcopal Church, CenterStage’s production of Godspell delivers a message of hope, solidarity and community. This production features new music and updated material from the Tony Award winning 2011 Broadway revival, written by Michael Tebelak. The tuneful score, written by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin), takes most of its lyrics from the Episcopal Hymnal, with such memorable songs as “Day by Day,” “All Good Gifts,” “Turn Back, O Man,” “O Bless the Lord, My Soul,” and more.
Our next book is The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck. Pat and Al Jefferson are hosting. 7pm, Friday, August 4. This tells the story of three war widows, and their children, who take refuge in the ruins of a Bavarian castle at the end of World War II. Contact Al or Pat Jefferson.
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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Priest in Charge: The Rev. Bruce Swinehart, email@example.com
Children and Youth: Sue Crowley, firstname.lastname@example.org
Music Director: Matt Witherow, email@example.com
Parish Administrator: Brian Gates, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sr. Warden: Sarah Delaney, email@example.com
Jr. Warden: Bill Ellis, firstname.lastname@example.org
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