Parish News September 28, 2017


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Where Your Pledge Dollars Go
Peter Morreale
 
Recently the Stewardship committee has received several questions about our annual pledging and where our dollars go.   While we have our annual meeting after the first of each new year, which covers this in detail, we thought it would be helpful to remind you about our finances for this year.  Please note that these figures are approximate, the actual final figures will be presented at the annual meeting.
The great majority of our income is derived from your pledges.  The pledge you make now forms the basis for predicting the budget for the coming year. We also have some additional smaller income areas  such as rent from the preschool and others.  Contact me for a breakdown of the income for 2017:
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Music Night and Birthday Celebration
Music nights are back at St. Mary Magdalene!  This year’s kickoff will also include a celebration of Fr. Bruce’s 60th birthday!  Join us for food, fellowship, and great music at the church starting at 6:30pm on September 30.  There will be an open mic session so bring your instrument, voice, and a song to share with the community.  BYOB for this great shindig!
Celtic Festival at St. Brigit’s 
Get Your Kilt and Your Celtic Spirit On, for all things Celtic at the First Annual Celtic Fest,  Saturday, September 30, from 11:00a.m. to 7:00p.m.!  This brand new Celtic Fest will open with a rousing bagpipe procession and feature a full day of engaging and interactive fun for the whole family, benefiting local food banks and other local charities.  Find out more here!
Adult Formation Hour
The fall season of adult education sessions between services continues at 9:00am on October 1 and 8 with two final presentations and discussions on King Henry VIII, Thomas Cranmer, Queen Elizabeth 1, and Richard Hooker.  These are not only the four most important figures in the founding of our Anglican Tradition in the English Reformation, but much of our own Episcopal theology, worship, and values can be traced back to them. Spencer Carr and Janet Poley will lead.
Feast of St. Francis and Animal Blessing 
Join us at 5:00pm on Saturday, October 7, for the annual Blessing of the Animals.  All pets are welcome!
Outreach Party Sign-Ups Continue! 
We had a very successful Party Sunday, with people signing up for more than $4500 in parties. Even with that only three out of the 23 events are currently full. So for the next several Sundays, someone (usually me) will be there with the sign up sheets that still have spaces so anyone can continue to sign up. I also expect to have initial letters to those who have signed up ready to distribute, with their lists of what they signed up for and how much they owe, if they didn’t pay last Sunday.  Contact Bill Andrews for more information.
SMM Supper Clubs! 
Small group dinners are back! Supper Clubs (formerly KISS dinners) are groups of 6-8 individuals who will meet once a month, for at least four months, for a simple meal. The groups will decide on their own whether they want to meet at a restaurant or in a group member’s home. These gatherings are strictly social and have proven to be a great way for both new and longtime church members to get to know others. Sign-up begins September 10th and will continue through September. Groups will be then be assigned.  Contact Kim Freymiller.
CROP Hunger Walk – SMM Is Walking! 
CROP Hunger Walks are community-wide events sponsored by Church World Service.  This year’s walk will be Sunday, October 15th and will start at First Congregational Church in Boulder.  The walk helps support the overall ministry of CWS and directly impacts our own community with 25% of proceeds going Community Food Share.   Donate here and register to walk with us! For questions  contact Sue Crowley.
Safeguarding God’s Children Training
If you are a new volunteer and you work with children on a regular basis we need you to come to this training from 9am to 1pm on Saturday October 21!  Volunteers who are up for renewal can come as well or you can renew training online.  Your certificate is due for renewal every 4 years. Light breakfast and lunch provided.  Please RSVP to this event.  Contact Sue Crowley or Niles Oien.
How the Soul Heals
On October 31, 2017, The Rev. Peter Fritsch, presenter and author, will teach us how to regain trust in one’s intuition and instinct while drawing closer to God. Contact Amy Newell-Large.

Women’s Treat Day

All women of St. Mary Magdalene are invited to a Women’s Treat Day from 11:30a-5:00p on Sunday, November 5 at the church. This fun gathering includes high tea after the service and a session on the mind/body/spirit connection with Rev. Sally Bowersox, Episcopal priest and founder of the St. Benedict Health and Healing Ministry. Free child care will be provided upon request.  RSVP online or use the sign-up sheet on the table near the parking lot entrance.  Contact Courtney Gambrell.
SMM Book Club 
Our next book is Inherit the Bones by Emily Littlejohn. Emily WILL BE WITH US at the club meeting! Janet and Bob Poley are hosting in their home at 7pm, Friday, September 29 (date change). This is a fun, bloody murder mystery that takes place in a fictional town downriver from Leadville. Come pick Emily’s brain about writing this book! Respond to Janet Poley. Read the review here >
Our second book is The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Steadman.  Janet and Bob Poley will also host this meeting. at 7pm, Friday, Nov. 10.  Respond to Janet Poley.  This thrilling story is a profound exploration of morality, love and fear. Read the review here>
Bake Communion Bread!
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.

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Bishop: The Rt. Reverend Robert O’Neill
Priest in Charge: The Rev. Bruce Swinehart, frbruce@smmboulder.org
Children and Youth: Sue Crowley, scrowley@smmboulder.org
Music Director: Matt Witherow, mwitherow@smmboulder.org
Parish Administrator: Brian Gates, office@smmboulder.org
Sr. Warden: Sarah Delaney, srwarden@smmboulder.org
Jr. Warden: Bill Ellis, jrwarden@smmboulder.org

Worship Service Times
Saturdays 5:00pm
Sundays 8:00am & 10:00am

Office Hours
Mon-Thur 9am-2pm
Friday-Closed

Priest in Charge Hours
Sun Afternoon-Mon – Sabbath
Tues-Thur – Office Hours
Fri-Sat – by appointment

To submit an announcement for the church calendar, Parish News, website, and bulletin, contact the church office no later than 12:00pm on the Tuesday 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.

Parish News September 21, 2017


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“Planting Seeds and Bearing Fruit”
By Sarah Jane Delaney
A year ago at this time we had invited a new Priest to join us and were hoping to build on our children’s program, welcome new members and get by on our lean budget.
A year later, we have hired our regular and wonderful nursery attendant, Jenna, added a second Godly Play classroom, gone on our first mission trip in several years, had 30 children in Vacation Bible School (our first VBS in over fifteen years) and we are expanding our middle/high school formation program!
In addition, we have a robust Welcoming Ministry, our re-established Saturday evening service continues to gain popularity, our membership is growing and I’m fielding questions in the community about calling Fr. Bruce to become our permanent rector.
A year ago we had no idea where we’d be now, but we believed in our community and the values we hold to see us through. We knew if we stayed true to those values, to our unique character, and to our mission of “Celebrating and sharing God’s love,” our community would continue to grow and thrive.
As we begin our annual stewardship season, I am reminded of something Fr. Spencer mentioned in his homily a few months ago. He said that holding an intention is like planting a seed – we can only wonder what will come of it and the lives we will touch in the future.
We have only just begun the process of updating the “vision and mission” section of our Parish Profile, but a few themes have already emerged as potential seeds for future growth. For example: continuing to grow our children and youth programming, support for additional clergy, adult education/formation, and community outreach.  Fleshing out exactly what these will look like will require more discussion, hard work, and investment.
In the meantime, I hope that you will join with me in supporting St. Mary Magdalene as we plant those seeds, shape a vision for the future, and give of ourselves to be good stewards of our community and of God’s creation. I invite each of us to consider how we can share the blessings that we ourselves have received from God to help our community, our ministries, and our mission bear the fruit that God intends for us.
Blessings,
Sarah Jane Delaney, Senior Warden
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Outreach Party Sign-Ups Continue! 
We had a very successful Party Sunday, with people signing up for more than $4500 in parties. Even with that only three out of the 23 events are currently full. So for the next several Sundays, someone (usually me) will be there with the sign up sheets that still have spaces so anyone can continue to sign up. I also expect to have initial letters to those who have signed up ready to distribute, with their lists of what they signed up for and how much they owe, if they didn’t pay last Sunday.  Contact Bill Andrews for more information.
SMM Supper Clubs! 
Small group dinners are back! Supper Clubs (formerly KISS dinners) are groups of 6-8 individuals who will meet once a month, for at least four months, for a simple meal. The groups will decide on their own whether they want to meet at a restaurant or in a group member’s home. These gatherings are strictly social and have proven to be a great way for both new and longtime church members to get to know others. Sign-up begins September 10th and will continue through September. Groups will be then be assigned.  Contact Kim Freymiller.
Adult Formation Hour
The fall season of adult education sessions between services will begin September 17 at 9:00am with four presentation/discussions on King Henry VIII, Thomas Cranmer, Queen Elizabeth 1, and Richard Hooker.  These are not only the four most important figures in the founding of our Anglican Tradition in the English Reformation, but much of our own Episcopal theology, worship, and values can be traced back to them. Spencer Carr and Janet Poley will lead.
Youth Event at Gateway Park   
Calling all youth!  Join us after coffee hour on September 24 and we’ll hit the road for some fall fun at Gateway Park.  Bring money for lunch, mini golf and games.  Contact Sue Crowley.
SMM Book Club 
Our next book is Inherit the Bones by Emily Littlejohn. Emily WILL BE WITH US at the club meeting! Janet and Bob Poley are hosting in their home at 7pm, Friday, September 29 (date change). This is a fun, bloody murder mystery that takes place in a fictional town downriver from Leadville. Come pick Emily’s brain about writing this book! Respond to Janet Poley. Read the review here >
Our second book is The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Steadman.  Janet and Bob Poley will also host this meeting. at 7pm, Friday, Nov. 10.  Respond to Janet Poley.  This thrilling story is a profound exploration of morality, love and fear. Read the review here>
Music Night and Birthday Celebration
Music nights are back at St. Mary Magdalene!  This year’s kickoff will also include a celebration of Fr. Bruce’s 60th birthday!  Join us for food, fellowship, and great music at the church starting at 6:30pm on September 30.  There will be an open mic session so bring your instrument, voice, and a song to share with the community.  More details to come!
Feast of St. Francis and Animal Blessing 
Join us at 5:00pm on Saturday, October 7, for the annual Blessing of the Animals.  All pets are welcome!
CROP Hunger Walk – SMM Is Walking! 
CROP Hunger Walks are community-wide events sponsored by Church World Service.  This year’s walk will be Sunday, October 15th and will start at First Congregational Church in Boulder.  The walk helps support the overall ministry of CWS and directly impacts our own community with 25% of proceeds going Community Food Share.   Donate here and register to walk with us! For questions  contact Sue Crowley.

Quest Fall Youth Retreat  

Save the date and register for this youth retreat in beautiful Buena Visa, CO. October 27-29.  Save the date and register for this youth retreat in beautiful Buena Visa, CO. October 27-29.  Open for youth in 6-12th grade.  Contact Sue Crowley.

How the Soul Heals

On October 31, 2017, The Rev. Peter Fritsch, presenter and author, will teach us how to regain trust in one’s intuition and instinct while drawing closer to God. Contact Amy Newell-Large.
Bake Communion Bread!
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.

FORMATION

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Bishop: The Rt. Reverend Robert O’Neill
Priest in Charge: The Rev. Bruce Swinehart, frbruce@smmboulder.org
Children and Youth: Sue Crowley, scrowley@smmboulder.org
Music Director: Matt Witherow, mwitherow@smmboulder.org
Parish Administrator: Brian Gates, office@smmboulder.org
Sr. Warden: Sarah Delaney, srwarden@smmboulder.org
Jr. Warden: Bill Ellis, jrwarden@smmboulder.org

Worship Service Times
Saturdays 5:00pm
Sundays 8:00am & 10:00am

Office Hours
Mon-Thur 9am-2pm
Friday-Closed

Priest in Charge Hours
Sun Afternoon-Mon – Sabbath
Tues-Thur – Office Hours
Fri-Sat – by appointment

To submit an announcement for the church calendar, Parish News, website, and bulletin, contact the church office no later than 12:00pm on the Tuesday 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.

Parish News September 14, 2017

 

St. Mary Magdelene Episcopal Church

Our Mission: A Community Celebrating and Sharing God’s Love
Our Values: Communication, Empowerment, Outreach, Relationships
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Generosity and Gratitude 
By Fr. Bruce Swinehart
St Mary Magdalene is a generous congregation.  Last Sunday, we raised $2400 to support Episcopal Relief and Development’s hurricane relief efforts (you can still contribute by writing a check to St Mary Magdalene, with “hurricane relief” in the memo line).  We also raised $4200 for SMM Outreach grants through “Party Sunday” sign-ups.  And this number will rise as people continue to sign up to attend Outreach Parties (look for the Outreach table on Sunday).
It’s amazing how readily people respond when they’re asked to give to a cause they believe in by an organization they trust.
The same is true of all the ways people give to our church.  The amount of “invisible” work done by so many people to keep our community going – and growing – is truly impressive. This week I invited a parishioner to consider taking on a ministry role, and although they didn’t say yes right away, they did say, “I’ll consider it because I love this place.”  I hear that a lot, and it is always gratifying.
When we launch our annual Stewardship Campaign next week, each of us will be invited to consider contributing time, talent, and treasure to sustain St Mary Magdalene’s mission of “celebrating and sharing God’s love.”  I hope you will carefully consider that invitation in the light of your love for this place, and your belief that we are faithfully walking in the Way of Jesus.
In the meantime, please know how deeply grateful I am for all that you do and give and are in our community and in the world.
Blessings,
Bruce+

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Outreach Party Sign-Ups Continue! 
There is still plenty of time to sign up to attend Outreach Parties.  Contact Bill Andrews for more information.
Join the SMM Choir!
The St Mary Magdalene Choir is a singing group for people who enjoy fun, community, and making music! We are currently looking for new members to join our ranks! No musical background required! Just a smile, pencil, and water bottle are all you need! Our next rehearsals is September 14 and we will sing at the 10am service on Sunday, September 17. Please contact Matt after service or via email with questions or to sign up!  Check out this year’s schedule here.
SMM Supper Clubs! 
Small group dinners are back! Supper Clubs (formerly KISS dinners) are groups of 6-8 individuals who will meet once a month, for at least four months, for a simple meal. The groups will decide on their own whether they want to meet at a restaurant or in a group member’s home. These gatherings are strictly social and have proven to be a great way for both new and longtime church members to get to know others. Sign-up begins September 10th and will continue through September. Groups will be then be assigned.  Contact Kim Freymiller.
Godly Play Workshop
Please join Dennis, Julia and Sue on Saturday, September 16th from 9am to 12pm for a thoughtful and fun Godly Play refresher workshop for all current and new volunteers!  Light breakfast and snack will be provided.  Please RSVP to this event via Sue Crowley.
There will be an additional one hour training offered at 6:30pm on Tuesday, September 19, for those unable to make the Saturday workshop.
Adult Formation Hour
The fall season of adult education sessions between services will begin September 17 at 9:00am with four presentation/discussions on King Henry VIII, Thomas Cranmer, Queen Elizabeth 1, and Richard Hooker.  These are not only the four most important figures in the founding of our Anglican Tradition in the English Reformation, but much of our own Episcopal theology, worship, and values can be traced back to them. Spencer Carr and Janet Poley will lead.
Second Sunday Women’s Gathering   
All women of St. Mary Magdalene are warmly invited to the Second Sunday Women’s Gathering THIS SUNDAY, September 17, 11:30am-1:00pm. Join us in the library after the service for a light lunch, where contributions of simple fare to share are welcome. Our topic this week will be the Autumnal Equinox (September 22) and its symbolic parallels in our own lives. Child care is available. Contact Ann Cairns.

SMM Book Club 

Our next book is Inherit the Bones by Emily Littlejohn. Emily WILL BE WITH US at the club meeting! Janet and Bob Poley are hosting in their home at 7pm, Friday, September 29 (date change). This is a fun, bloody murder mystery that takes place in a fictional town downriver from Leadville. Come pick Emily’s brain about writing this book! Respond to Janet Poley. Read the review here >
Our second book is The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Steadman.  Janet and Bob Poley will also host this meeting. at 7pm, Friday, Nov. 10.  Respond to Janet Poley.  This thrilling story is a profound exploration of morality, love and fear. Read the review here>
Youth Event at Gateway Park   
Calling all youth!  Join us after coffee hour on September 24 and we’ll hit the road for some fall fun at Gateway Park.  Bring money for lunch, mini golf and games.  Contact Sue Crowley.
Music Night and Birthday Celebration
Music nights are back at St. Mary Magdalene!  This year’s kickoff will also include a celebration of Fr. Bruce’s 60th birthday!  Join us for food, fellowship, and great music at the church starting at 6:30pm on September 30.  There will be an open mic session so bring your instrument, voice, and a song to share with the community.  More details to come!
Feast of St. Francis and Animal Blessing 
Join us at 5:00pm on Saturday, October 7, for the annual Blessing of the Animals.  All pets are welcome!
Bake Communion Bread!
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.

FORMATION

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Bishop: The Rt. Reverend Robert O’Neill
Priest in Charge: The Rev. Bruce Swinehart, frbruce@smmboulder.org
Children and Youth: Sue Crowley, scrowley@smmboulder.org
Music Director: Matt Witherow, mwitherow@smmboulder.org
Parish Administrator: Brian Gates, office@smmboulder.org
Sr. Warden: Sarah Delaney, srwarden@smmboulder.org
Jr. Warden: Bill Ellis, jrwarden@smmboulder.org

Worship Service Times
Saturdays 5:00pm
Sundays 8:00am & 10:00am

Office Hours
Mon-Thur 9am-2pm
Friday-Closed

Priest in Charge Hours
Sun Afternoon-Mon – Sabbath
Tues-Thur – Office Hours
Fri-Sat – by appointment

To submit an announcement for the church calendar, Parish News, website, and bulletin, contact the church office no later than 12:00pm on the Tuesday 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.

Parish News September 7, 2017


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“Our Rightful Integrity as Persons”
by Fr Bruce Swinehart
Society depends for its existence on the inviolable personal solitude of its members.  Society, to be worthy of the name, must be made up of persons, not of numbers. To be a person implies responsibility and freedom, which imply a certain interior solitude, a sense of personal integrity. …When society is made up of people who do not know interior solitude it can no longer be held together by love; and consequently it is held together by a violent and abusive authority.
– Thomas Merton
Daphne and I spent the last week of our vacation at the Nada Carmelite Hermitage in Crestone.  It is an amazing place.  15 small, self-contained hermitages are scattered among the sandy hills that spill out of the Sangre de Cristos into the vastness of the San Luis Valley.  Each has large windows that offer beautiful views of the valley, the peaks, and the foothils. But you can’t see another hermitage.
We spent hours watching the dance of earth and sky, clouds and sun, light and shadow. We had front-row seats for the drama of afternoon thunderstorms.  We soaked in silence and solitude.
I am grateful to have returned home with an image of that stillness. It’s a kinesthetic memory of sitting on a large, warm boulder at the edge of an alpine lake that I had hiked up to.  The lake was fed on the far side by a 40-foot waterfall, fringed with pines and surrounded by steep granite peaks. The crystalline water was glassy smooth. Small, light clouds skittered across the surface.
I’ve relied on this touchstone to help keep me focused and centered as I’ve re-enter a chaotic and confusing world, and as we launch into the start of a busy new program year at St Mary Magdalene.
But that deep interior silence and solitude has value far beyond just helping me keep my wits about me during a busy day.  Thomas Merton says it’s what makes us capable of creating and living in a humane society.  It’s the wellspring of our freedom, our integrity, and our dignity. Ironically, there is a social and political dimension to living into and out of our most private selves.  It undermines the forces that seek to dehumanize and dominate us. It keeps us from being complicit in our own and others’ oppression and exploitation. It makes love possible.
And to the extent that we nurture it, sustain it, and listen to it, it helps us set a sustainable pace for living our corporate life together. It allows us to deepen in our relationships with each other and with God. It reminds us that our community is a body, not a machine.
Blessings,
Bruce+
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Sunday Service Time Change 
Please note that the Sunday services at St. Mary Magdalene will return to 8:00am (no music) and 10:00am on Sunday, September 10.
Join the SMM Choir!
The St Mary Magdalene Choir is a singing group for people who enjoy fun, community, and making music! We are currently looking for new members to join our ranks! No musical background required! Just a smile, pencil, and water bottle are all you need! Our next rehearsals rehearsals are September 7 and 14 and we will sing at the 10am service on Sunday, September 17. Please contact Matt after service or via email with questions or to sign up!  Check out this year’s schedule here.
Children, Youth & Family Launch Party!  
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.
Party Sunday for Outreach!  
Party Sunday is Sept. 10 this year, immediately following the 10am service.  Once again the Outreach Committee will be hosting our main fundraiser. There were no funds were allocated to Outreach in the 2017 budget, so these events will raise the bulk of the money to allow all of us to continue our support of the local and global organizations that help so many people. Last year, we raised $5,800 on Party Sunday!  Make plans to join us!  Contact Bill Andrews.  Event flyer>
SMM Supper Clubs! 

Small group dinners are back! Supper Clubs (formerly KISS dinners) are groups of 6-8 individuals who will meet once a month, for at least four months, for a simple meal. The groups will decide on their own whether they want to meet at a restaurant or in a group member’s home. These gatherings are strictly social and have proven to be a great way for both new and longtime church members to get to know others. Sign-up begins September 10th and will continue through September. Groups will be then be assigned. Look for our table at Party Sunday! Contact Kim Freymiller.

Thursday Bible Study Resumes! 
All are welcome to join the Thursday Bible Study led by Fr. Spencer Carr at which resumes on Thursday, September 14 at 1:30pm.  Contact Fr. Spencer with questions.
Godly Play Workshop
Please join Dennis, Julia and Sue on Saturday, September 16th from 9am to 12pm for a thoughtful and fun Godly Play refresher workshop for all current and new volunteers!  Light breakfast and snack will be provided.  Please RSVP to this event via Sue Crowley.
Adult Formation Hour: Sundays at 9:00am
Fr. Spencer Carr will be leading a 4-part series on Four Founding Figures of Anglicanism: Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, Thomas Cranmer, and  Richard Hooker. Begins Sunday, September 17 at 9:00am in the church library.  Contact Fr. Spencer for more information.
Christian Education Resumes 
It’s that time of year!  Christian Education is starting on Sunday, September 17th.  Godly Play will be back in action for kindergarten and elementary aged kids.  The Youth Group will also be meeting for fellowship!  Contact Sue Crowley.
Calling all Acolytes!   
Acolytes are essential participants to worship.  If you are a currently an acolyte or interested in learning about being an acolyte, please attend a training after church with Fr. Bruce on Sunday, September 17th!  Contact Sue Crowley.
Second Sunday Women’s Gathering   
We have a date change for September! In order to support Party Sunday for Outreach on September 10, the Second Sunday Women’s Gathering will be held Sunday, September 17, after the service in the library. Ladies, please mark your calendars and plan to join us. Child care is available. Contact Ann Cairns.

SMM Book Club 

Our next book is Inherit the Bones by Emily Littlejohn. Emily WILL BE WITH US at the club meeting! Janet and Bob Poley are hosting in their home at 7pm, Friday, September 29 (date change). This is a fun, bloody murder mystery that takes place in a fictional town downriver from Leadville. Come pick Emily’s brain about writing this book! Respond to Janet Poley. Read the review here >
Our second book is The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Steadman.  Janet and Bob Poley will also host this meeting. at 7pm, Friday, Nov. 10.  Respond to Janet Poley.  This thrilling story is a profound exploration of morality, love and fear. Read the review here>
2017 Women’s Treat Day!
In lieu of a weekend retreat this year, we are offering a Treat Day for SMM women on
Sunday, November 5 from 11:30am to 5:0pm – a mini gathering with some elements of a retreat and with the same goals of nourishing and enjoying ourselves while building and strengthening connections with one another.  The Treat Day will be held at the church, there is no cost, and childcare will be provided upon request. Contact Courtney Gambrell with questions.
Bake Communion Bread!
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.

FORMATION

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CONNECT WITH SAINT MARY MAGDALENE

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Bishop: The Rt. Reverend Robert O’Neill
Priest in Charge: The Rev. Bruce Swinehart, frbruce@smmboulder.org
Children and Youth: Sue Crowley, scrowley@smmboulder.org
Music Director: Matt Witherow, mwitherow@smmboulder.org
Parish Administrator: Brian Gates, office@smmboulder.org
Sr. Warden: Sarah Delaney, srwarden@smmboulder.org
Jr. Warden: Bill Ellis, jrwarden@smmboulder.org

Worship Service Times
Saturdays 5:00pm
Sundays 8:00am & 10:00am

Office Hours
Mon-Thur 9am-2pm
Friday-Closed

Priest in Charge Hours
Sun Afternoon-Mon – Sabbath
Tues-Thur – Office Hours
Fri-Sat – by appointment

To submit an announcement for the church calendar, Parish News, website, and bulletin, contact the church office no later than 12:00pm on the Tuesday 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.