Parish News July 6, 2018


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A new Sign-Up Board is now located on the wall between the kitchen and the fireplace.  Check it out and sign up for providing Altar Flowers or Coffee Hour.

Church Workday with Burritos, Bacon, and Coffee! 
Please join us at 8:00am on Saturday, July 14 for a church-wide workday as we beautify our amazing property in preparation for the Feast of St. Mary Magdalene.  Breakfast burritos, bacon, and coffee will be served.  Contact Jeff Cantrell to sign up and learn more about this workday.
Feast of St. Mary Magdalene  

On Sunday, July 22, we will have a special worship service that morning for 9:00am – 12:00 noon which will include a “visioning process” for our community. A festive brunch will follow.

For anyone wanting to bring food for the noon meal, the menu is salads and accompanying proteins for adults and macaroni and cheese for children; desserts are welcome.  Please label all serving dishes and pick them up near the parking lot entrance. Be sure to bring cold or warm items in containers that will maintain the food temperature.

Please plan to attend – looking forward to seeing you there!

Children, Youth and Families and SMM Feast Day 

To celebrate Saint Mary Magdalene’s feast day on July 22nd, we will be having a bounce house with a water slide, along with games and art. Please bring a swimsuit, towel and sunscreen.  For more information contact Carmel Hill or Margaret Buttery.

Thank you for supporting Outreach and CHP

At the May meeting of Outreach, we voted to send a check for $13,445 to Colorado Haiti Project, the grand total of parishioners’ and others’ contributions. More than 33 scholarships were funded by the congregation and another 5 scholarships came from Outreach matching funds, for a total of more than 38 scholarships. A heartfelt thank you for continuing to generously “celebrate and share God’s love” with the students in Petit Trou, Haiti! We also voted to send $1,000 to Friends of HEPAC (Home of Hope and Peace) in Nogales, Mexico, where the mission trip went last year and plans to go again this year. The funds will be used to repair a foundation wall that is crumbling before the rainy season begins.

The next Outreach meeting will be July 9 at 7 pm in the sanctuary. On July 9, we’ll meet to review applications for a special $5,200 grant using the distribution to Outreach from SMM Endowment Funds. Our last grant of Endowment Funds built a community playground at an apartment complex for low-income families in Lafayette. Please come help review applications, if you’d like to be part of this interesting and gratifying process! For more information contact Amy Thornbury.

Buy Grocery Cards to Support St. Mary Magdalene  
Did you know that you can support the ministry of St. Mary Magdalene by purchasing reloadable cards for stores such as King Sooper’s?  SMM will receive 5% cash back for all purchases made on these cards.  For example, in the first quarter of 2018 the church received $1,346.57 in proceeds from card use.  It is an easy and fantastic way to support our church community.  Contact Colleen Brolin to purchase cards or to learn more.
New Addition to SMM Library

“The Monastery” DVD is now available to be checked out.   Filmed by The Learning Channel, “The Monastery” chronicles five women who are guests for a month at The Lady of the Mississippi Abbey and documents the challenges and rewards of their retreat time.  It also provides an intimate glimpse of the nuns’ lifestyle and spiritual practices of the Cistercian Order. The documentary provided for a thoughtful and lively discussion for a recent Adult Forum Series offering.  For those who were unable to join us, it is now available to whoever is interested.  Many thanks to our SMM librarian, Linda White, for getting it ready for checkout!  Look for it on the shelf under the mirror.


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Bishop: The Rt. Reverend Robert O’Neill
Priest in Charge: The Rev. Bruce Swinehart,
Children and Youth: Sue Crowley,
Parish Administrator: Brian Gates,
Sr. Warden: Jim Watkins, 
Jr. Warden: Jeff Cantrell,
Worship Service Times

Saturdays 5:00pm
Sundays 9:00am

Office Hours

Mon-Thur 9am-2pm


Priest in Charge Hours

Monday – Sabbath
Tues-Thur – Office Hours
Fri-Sat – by appointment

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