Parish News August 17, 2018


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2018 Outreach Endowment Grant Awarded to There With Care
By Kim Freymiller
The Outreach committee sent out invitations to twelve non-profits that we have previously funded and received six grant proposals. On July 9th the committee met to make a decision. We first narrowed it down to our top three. Then, after much discussion, we chose to award the grant of $5200 to There With Care. It was a tough decision!
There With Care assembles and delivers hospital care bags so parents can stay at their child’s bedside and consult with doctors making rounds. They deliver groceries and prepared meals so the children have nourishing food. Most children served are immune-compromised, and house cleaning services and monthly cleaning supplies are provided to reduce life-threatening germs. Patient and sibling support programs include tutoring and mentoring services, and age-appropriate activity bags for patients and siblings spending long hours at the hospital. For the littlest ones, the baby essentials program provides car seats, cribs, strollers and other items for families upon discharge from the neo-natal ICU.
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UPCOMING AT AND AROUND ST. MARY MAGDALENE
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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.

CYF Family Day & Lake Party 
Join us this Saturday, August 18th, 11 AM – 3PM at Loukonen Brothers Reservoir for this year’s CYF lake party!  Please RSVP to Tina Fredo or Sue Crowley.

Party Sunday!

Party Sunday will be Sunday, September 9th after the 9:00 service. This is Outreach’s main fundraising event, so be sure to be there! We are currently requesting folks to host an event, so please volunteer to host a hike, happy hour, game night, theme dinner or similar event. Please contact Bill Anderson.

Save the Date! – 2018 CROP Hunger Walk

Mark your calendars for this special parish-wide event to be held on October 21.  Donations support Community Food Share & Church World Service.  Let’s walk together in solidarity with those who hunger.  This wonderful event is looking for a SMM community leader to help our parish get organized and raise donations.  Please contact Sue Crowley at if you are able to take the lead.
2018 Outreach Christmas Project 

Each year the Outreach Committee picks a charity to help during the Christmas holiday season.  Last year we collected gift cards (total $700+!) that we presented to There With Care, so siblings of sick children would receive gifts. We’d like your input on our 2018 Christmas project. If you’d like to make a suggestion contact Kim Freymiller.

St. Mary Magdalene Library Revitalization

There is interest in revitalizing the St. Mary Magdalene library to make it more user-friendly and also support some of the groups that meet in the library space — to highlight books they are using and allow parishioners to see what is being read by others in the church. We’d also like to create a space where people can find books to read for understanding of a topic or to receive encouragement for their lives. If you would like to be a part of this re-energizing of the library, please contact Linda White.
St. Benedict’s Seeks Volunteers 
St. Benedict Health and Healing Ministry thanks St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church for its ongoing financial and in-kind support of our ministry!  Our free clinics and other programming operate at seven sites, providing basic health care screening, doctor and nurse consultations, education and referrals.  This health care “safety net” helps enable the uninsured and underinsured to find the ongoing care they need.
Volunteer health care professionals are always needed to staff clinics in Boulder, Longmont and Lafayette.  In addition, we use non-clinical volunteers to distribute medicine in shelters, serve on our Board of Directors or a committee, plan our annual fundraising event, and more.  If potentially interested in finding your role, please visit our website at or contact Bill Goodwin.  Thank you.
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 second quarter of 2018 the church received $1,289.14 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.

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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
Parish Administrator: Brian Gates, office@smmboulder.org
Sr. Warden: Jim Watkins, srwarden@smmboulder.org 
Jr. Warden: Jeff Cantrell, jrwarden@smmboulder.org
Worship Service Times

Saturdays 5:00pm
Sundays 9:00am

Office Hours

Mon-Thur 9am-2pm
Friday-Closed

 

Priest in Charge Hours

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

To submit an announcement for the church calendar, Parish News, website, and bulletin, email 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.
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Parish News August 10, 2018


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Update on the Visioning and Discernment Process
The Vision Committee has complied a summary of input that was received at our Visioning session on July 22.  It is available for review and comment.
Members of the Committee (Jim Watkins, Paul Chyc, Jane Rogers, Debbie Buckman, and Robin Guilford) will be available after services the next two weeks if you have comments, suggestions, or concerns.  You may also send comments directly to Jim Watkins, if you prefer.
Once completed, the Vision Statement will be incorporated into an updated Parish Profile, which will be presented to the Vestry on September 11th. This will initiate the period of mutual discernment regarding Fr Bruce’s potential call to become Rector of St Mary Magdalene. The Vestry and Fr Bruce expect to make a decision on this no later than October 9th.
On behalf of our entire congregation, thank you for participating in this important process!
UPCOMING AT AND AROUND ST. MARY MAGDALENE
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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.

As We Gather at Your Table
This Sunday we will be singing a hymn new to the congregation, As We Gather at Your Table.  Please take a few moments to familiarize yourself with song by clicking here.  We look forward to our voices joining together in praise to our God this weekend.
Second Sunday Women’s Gathering
Women of the parish, please join us at 10:30 AM on Sunday August 12 in the library as we gather for Spiritual inspiration and physical nourishment.  Feel free to bring some food to share but come either way! If you have questions please reach out to Roxanne Bamond. 
Sign Up for Fall Supper Clubs 

Sign ups for our fall dinner groups will begin on Sunday, July 22nd and continue through August 12th. Small groups of 6-8 will meet 3 or 4 times this fall for a simple meal and fellowship, in homes or restaurants. These gatherings are strictly social and are a great way to get to know other members better. For both new and longtime members! Look for the sign up sheet at the back of the sanctuary or contact Kim Freymiller or Carmel Hill for more information.

Upcoming Events for Children, Youth, and Families

Sunday, August 12th: Bring your Backpacks to the altar for a special “Back to School” Blessing.  All backpacks welcome!

Saturday, August 18th: CYF Family Day & Lake Party 11 AM – 3 PM at Loukonen Brothers Reservoir.  Please RSVP to Tina Fredo or Sue Crowley.

Calling for Godly Play Instructors! 
Godly Play is looking for 4 new volunteers to tell stories to Elementary and Pre-school aged children starting this Fall.  We are looking for a once a month commitment.  For questions, please talk with Julia McMillen or Sue Crowley.
St. Benedict’s Seeks Volunteers 
St. Benedict Health and Healing Ministry thanks St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church for its ongoing financial and in-kind support of our ministry!  Our free clinics and other programming operate at seven sites, providing basic health care screening, doctor and nurse consultations, education and referrals.  This health care “safety net” helps enable the uninsured and underinsured to find the ongoing care they need.
Volunteer health care professionals are always needed to staff clinics in Boulder, Longmont and Lafayette.  In addition, we use non-clinical volunteers to distribute medicine in shelters, serve on our Board of Directors or a committee, plan our annual fundraising event, and more.  If potentially interested in finding your role, please visit our website at or contact Bill Goodwin.  Thank you.
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 second quarter of 2018 the church received $1,289.14 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.

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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
Parish Administrator: Brian Gates, office@smmboulder.org
Sr. Warden: Jim Watkins, srwarden@smmboulder.org 
Jr. Warden: Jeff Cantrell, jrwarden@smmboulder.org
Worship Service Times

Saturdays 5:00pm
Sundays 9:00am

Office Hours

Mon-Thur 9am-2pm
Friday-Closed

 

Priest in Charge Hours

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

To submit an announcement for the church calendar, Parish News, website, and bulletin, email 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.
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Parish News August 3, 2018


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Welcoming the Stranger
By Fr Bruce Swinehart
I love the Coffee Hour hubbub on Sunday mornings at St Mary Magdalene.  For one thing, the coffee and the goodies are always delicious (thank you Coffee Hour hosts!).  But the conversations are the real treat for me.  I especially enjoy meeting the visitors and newcomers who step into our doors nearly every week. People are definitely being attracted by “the sweet, sweet Spirit in this place”.
So I was very gratified that one of the questions that we chose to explore more deeply at our visioning session on July 22nd was “Once we draw people in, how do we keep them engaged?” Another closely related question that also received a lot of attention was “How can we be more welcoming?”
While we still need to develop these themes into a vision and a plan, there are a few simple things we can do in the meantime to help weave people (newer folks as well as and long-time members) into the fabric of our community.
UPCOMING AT AND AROUND ST. MARY MAGDALENE
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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.

My Soul Finds Rest in God Alone
This Sunday we will be singing a hymn new to the congregation, My Soul Finds Rest in God Alone.  Please take a few moments to familiarize yourself with song by clicking here.  We look forward to our voices joining together in praise to our God this weekend.
Second Sunday Women’s Gathering
Women of the parish, please join us at 10:30 AM on Sunday August 12 in the library as we gather for Spiritual inspiration and physical nourishment.  Feel free to bring some food to share but come either way! If you have questions please reach out to Roxanne Bamond. 
Sign Up for Fall Supper Clubs 

Sign ups for our fall dinner groups will begin on Sunday, July 22nd and continue through August 12th. Small groups of 6-8 will meet 3 or 4 times this fall for a simple meal and fellowship, in homes or restaurants. These gatherings are strictly social and are a great way to get to know other members better. For both new and longtime members! Look for the sign up sheet at the back of the sanctuary or contact Kim Freymiller or Carmel Hill for more information.

Calling for Godly Play Instructors!   
Godly Play is looking for 4 new volunteers to tell stories to Elementary and Preschool aged children starting this Fall.  We are looking for a once a month commitment.  For questions, please talk with Julia McMillen or Sue Crowley.
Upcoming Events for Children, Youth, and Families

Sunday, August 12th: Bring your Backpacks to the altar for a special “Back to School” Blessing.  All backpacks welcome!

Saturday, August 18th: CYF Family Day & Lake Party 11 AM – 3 PM at Loukonen Brothers Reservoir.  Please RSVP to Tina Fredo or Sue Crowley.

Outreach Update

You may recall that Vestry decided in January to allocate 25% of our monthly plate offerings to Outreach. The results for the first six months are now in. Outreach has been given $2,033.62 to aid non-profit allocations. The Outreach Committee thanks you for your generosity.
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 second quarter of 2018 the church received $1,289.14 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.

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
Parish Administrator: Brian Gates, office@smmboulder.org
Sr. Warden: Jim Watkins, srwarden@smmboulder.org 
Jr. Warden: Jeff Cantrell, jrwarden@smmboulder.org
Worship Service Times

Saturdays 5:00pm
Sundays 9:00am

Office Hours

Mon-Thur 9am-2pm
Friday-Closed

 

Priest in Charge Hours

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

To submit an announcement for the church calendar, Parish News, website, and bulletin, email 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.
Subscribe to receive the SMM Parish News weekly or to join other SMM email lists.