Parish News August 31, 2017
I’m sure you’re following the news. The flooding from Hurricane Harvey is already at historic proportions after making landfall as a Category 4 hurricane-wreaking havoc with 130 mph winds and storm surges. The worst may yet be coming.
The residents of communities throughout Southeast Texas are sheltering in place while Houston-America’s fourth largest city-is witnessing unprecedented and devastating destruction.
The unrelenting rain from this storm shows no signs of stopping, and the National Weather Service is expecting an increase in precipitation and flooding. While Southeast Texas is enduring the first wave of this disaster, Louisiana and other areas along the Gulf Coast are also in danger.
We are working with our local partners as they develop their relief efforts-and stand ready to assist wherever possible.
Please join us in praying for all those struggling to survive this terrible storm-and if you can, make an emergency gift to help us aid in the relief efforts.
Thank you, as always, for your compassionate support.
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- Contemplative Eucharist, Saturday, September 2, 5:00pm
- Sunday Worship, Sunday, September 3, 9:00am
Church Office Closed, Monday, September 4, ALL DAY
Readings and Reflections, Monday, September 4, 5:30pm
- Centering Prayer, Tuesday, September 5, 9:15am
Staff Meeting, Tuesday, September 5, 5:00pm
Worship Advisory Team Meeting, Tuesday, September 5, 6:00pm
- CYF Ministry Planning Meeting, Tuesday, September 5, 6:30pm
- Men’s Discussion Group, Wednesday, September 6, 9:00am
- CYF Launch Party, Saturday, September 9, 11:00am
- Contemplative Eucharist, Saturday, September 9, 5:00pm
- Reconnecting Sunday Worship, Sunday, September 10, 8:00am (no music) and 10:00am
Party Sunday, Sunday, September 10, 11:00am
Join us Saturday, September 9th, at the Fredos’ for the Children, Youth & Family (CYF) Ministries Season Launch Party! All SMM families with children pre-K to 12th grade are welcome to join us from 11am to 3pm for a potluck BBQ and lake party. We have a pavilion reserved and access to a swimming beach. More details to come. Contact Sue Crowley.
SMM Book Club
Would you like to bake communion bread? 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.
CONNECT WITH SAINT MARY MAGDALENE
Priest in Charge: The Rev. Bruce Swinehart, firstname.lastname@example.org
Children and Youth: Sue Crowley, email@example.com
Music Director: Matt Witherow, firstname.lastname@example.org
Parish Administrator: Brian Gates, email@example.com
Sr. Warden: Sarah Delaney, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jr. Warden: Bill Ellis, email@example.com
Worship Service Times
Priest in Charge Hours
Sun Afternoon-Mon – Sabbath
Tues-Thur – Office Hours
Fri-Sat – by appointment