Parish News October 12, 2017


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Equipping the Saints
Fr. Bruce Swinehart
Every fall Episcopalians from all over Colorado gather for our annual Convention. These three days are part family reunion, part political convention, part professional conference, and part revival meeting (or as close as Episcopalians ever get to such a thing). The Convention organizes us, inspires us, and “equips the saints for the work of ministry” throughout the state.  As you read this, Laura Morreale, Amy Newell-Large, Bob Poley, and myself are blessed to represent St Mary Magdalene at the 130th Diocesan Convention in Grand Junction. Read more >

Stewardship Ingathering This Sunday

Stewardship season at St. Mary Magdalene is coming to a close. This Sunday, October 15, please bring your financial and time and talent pledge cards to worship as we celebrate the gifts we have been given and give back to our community. Blank cards will be available in each row if needed. Join us as we worship together this week!

Update on Wildfires from the Episcopal Church in California

As wildfires rage in northern California, Episcopal clergy are providing updates on the status of their communities and parishes.  Read the most current updates here and on the diocese website.  Donations to the bishop’s discretionary fund can be made securely online at the diocese’s website or go to Episcopal Relief and Development.

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CROP Hunger Walk – SMM Is Walking! 
The SMM community is fundraising and walking in solidarity with all those who hunger.  Let’s meet at Ozo Coffee (1015 Pearl Street) at 1:15 pm.  From there we will walk to First Congregational Church (1128 Pine Street Boulder) to register, hand in donations and begin our walk together.  Donations are accepted online here or you can give cash/check donations to youth at the 10am service on October 8th and 15th. 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.

Pumpkin Carving

Time to get those pumpkins ready for Halloween! All ages welcome for pumpkin carving and snacks after the 10am service on October 29.  For more information contact Miranda Kennedy.

How the Soul Heals

On October 31, 2017 from 9am-3pm,
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.  $50 suggested donation at the door. Contact Amy Newell-Large.

All Souls Day

We will celebrate All Souls Day at both services on Nov. 5th. To honor the memory of your loved ones, before the service you are invited to bring memorabilia or photographs to place on a special altar we will have prepared at the front of the church. Contact Chris McMamara.

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 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>
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.
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,
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 8:00am & 10:00am

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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