Parish News November 9, 2017
UPCOMING AT AND AROUND ST. MARY MAGDALENE
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- SMM Book Club, Friday November 10, 7:00pm
- Contemplative Eucharist, Saturday November 11, 5:00pm
- Morning Worship, Sunday November 12, 8:00am (no music) and 10:00am
- Forum: Caring for the Stranger: Immigrants, Refugees…, Sunday November 12, 9:00am
- Centering Prayer, Tuesday, November 14, 9:15am
- Vestry Meeting, Tuesday, November 14, 6:30pm
- Men’s Discussion Group, Wednesday, November 15, 9:00am
- Thursday Bible Study, Postponed until December 28
- Holden Evensong with Eucharist, Saturday, November 18, 5:00pm
Sunday Worship Services, Sunday, November 19, 8:00am (no music) and 10:00am
- Community Thanksgiving Service, Wednesday, November 22, 7:00pm at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
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. Our second book is Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, by Trevor Noah, host of “The Daily Show”. We’ll be hosted by Marge and Ed Szoke at 7pm, Friday, January 5. By turns alarming, sad and funny, Mr. Noah’s book provides a harrowing look, through the prism of his family, at life in South Africa under apartheid and the country’s lurching entry into a post-apartheid era. Read the reviews here >
Advent Wreath Making
The children and youth of St Mary Magdalene will perform the traditional Christmas play “Room at the Inn” on Wednesday, December 20th. The evening program includes dinner, and will be the finale to the Wednesday evening Advent Series. Sign up to be in and help with the Christmas Pageant on the “Children and Youth” bulletin board. For details contact Sue Crowley.
Buy Grocery Gift Cards to Support SMM!
With the holidays coming, now is the perfect time to get your grocery gift card! Grocery cards are an amazingly effortless way to support SMM. Each time we use them to purchase groceries, the church receives a 5% rebate. So far, this year the grocery cards have generated $4,140 for SMM. Let’s maximize our effort and see if we can increase that to $10,000 or $15,000 a year! Read more >
Sign Up for Coffee Hour!
Please consider providing Coffee Hour treats following the 10:00 service. Instructions and assistance are available for making coffee and setting up. If no one has signed up for a given Sunday on the volunteer sheet posted near the fireplace, coffee may be made, but no munchies will be furnished. Committing to this ministry just once a year will keep us in refreshments every Sunday! We appreciate your generosity. Questions? See Patti Guilford or Jane Rogers, Kitchen Co-Managers.
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, 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: Jeff Cantrell, firstname.lastname@example.org
Worship Service Times
Sundays 8:00am & 10:00am
Priest in Charge Hours
Sun Afternoon-Mon – Sabbath
Tues-Thur – Office Hours
Fri-Sat – by appointment