Parish News October 19, 2017

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An Introduction from the New Jr. Warden
Jeff Cantrell
Dear Parishioners of St. Mary Magdalene,
I am honored and excited to serve as the new Jr. Warden and help our congregation  maintain our wonderful property! I was born in CA and grew up on a ranch near Colorado Springs.  Following high school I came to Boulder to attend CU and play football for coach Bill McCartney graduating in 1990 with a BA in Psychology. In 1993 I started and still own/manage an insurance agency with American Family Insurance.
I am married to the absolute love of my life Katherine Ann, and we have two daughters and three sons.  We live in Gunbarrel and have been attending SMM since 2009.
Thank you for this wonderful opportunity and I look forward to serving with you.
Jeff Cantrell
Special Adult Forum: Debriefing Diocesan Convention
This Sunday October 22nd at 9:00am, delegates from St Mary Magdalene to the 130th Diocesan Convention will share their experiences and impressions. There were several things that made this Convention especially interesting and inspiring. Come find out all about it from Bob Poley, Laura Morreale, Amy Newell-Large, and Fr Bruce.
Adult Forum Series: “Caring for the Stranger: Immigrants, Refugees, and the Church”
Join us on October 29th, November 5th, and November 12th @ 9:00-9:45 in the SMM Library for a three week forum facilitated by Fr Bruce. How do we balance the biblical injunction to “treat the alien who resides with you no differently than the natives born among you” (Lev 19:34) with the need for secure borders and our responsibility to our own people?  This 3-part series begins to explore the complex issues of human migration by offering glimpses into the experience of immigrants and refugees themselves. Session #1 (October 29th): Presentation on SMM’s “border immersion” trip to Nogales AZ/Mexico in June 2017. Session #2 (November 5th): Conversation with Ian McKinley, a local immigration attorney (and Lynn Mulcare’s son).  Session #3: Presentation by Episcopal Migration Ministries, which has been resettling refugees throughout the US since 1938.

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. RSVP with the church office. Contact Amy Newell-Large.
(click on event title links for details)
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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.

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 McNamara.

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>

2017 CROP Hunger Walk a Huge Success!

Thank you SMM for donating and walking the 2017 CROP Hunger Walk!  As a congregation we raised $870.00 to battle hunger in our own community as well as across the globe.  Boulder County collected a total of $25,720 so far.  If you didn’t get a chance to donate, but would still like to you can do so here.  Thank You!
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: Jeff Cantrell,

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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