Parish News December 20, 2018

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A Christmas Message from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry
Welcome The Rev. Tory Moir
We are pleased to announce that The Rev. Tory Moir will begin serving as a Transitional Deacon at St Mary Magdalene on Sunday, January 6th. Tory+ will be with us until they are ordained to Priesthood in June 2019.
Journey Through Advent and Christmas with St. Mary Magdalene 

Monday Dec 24 | Christmas Eve | 4:00pm (Family Service); 7:00pm & 10:00pm (Lessons and Carols)

Monday Dec 25 @ 10:00am | Feast of the Nativity

Saturday Dec 29 @ 5:00pm | Taizé with Eucharist (featuring a “Postlude of Carols”)

Sunday Dec 30 | One service at 10:00am
Tuesday Dec 25 – Tuesday Jan 1 | Church office closed and will reopen at 9:00am on Wednesday, January 2.

UPCOMING AT AND AROUND ST. MARY MAGDALENE

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Sign up to provide Altar Flowers or Coffee Hour.
The Sign-Up Board is located on the wall between the kitchen and the fireplace.

New Mailing Address for St. Mary Magdalene  
With recent mail delivery issues and to ensure safe and efficient delivery of mail to the church, we have established a post office box at the Niwot Post Office. Moving forward please mail any correspondence to the address below.  Thank you for your assistance in this transition.
  St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church 
  PO Box 188 
  Niwot, CO 80544
Outreach Christmas Collection for Mother House 
From November 24 to December 22 the Outreach Ministry will be hosting a donation drive for Mother House to collect winter clothing items, household goods, etc. Mother House provides a safe haven for any pregnant woman in need, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, sexual preference, or gender identity. You may place your donations in the big wrapped box near the parking lot doors! Find a full list of needs here!
Newcomers’ Dinner: Saturday, January 5th
If you consider yourself new to St. Mary Magdalene within the past two years, or even longer, you are invited to attend a Newcomers’ Dinner on Saturday, January 5, following the 5:00pm Contemplative Eucharist.  Come meet other people and to ask any questions you might have about St Mary Magdalene, the Episcopal Church, or any other topic. Please RSVP to the parish administrator with the number of people who are attending and any food sensitivities you might have.  Looking forward to seeing you there!
New Supper Clubs Forming at Mary Magdalene  
The fall supper clubs groups will be finishing up this month and new groups will be formed for January. If you would like to join new supper clubs that will meet from January to May, please contact Kim Freymiller or Carmel Hill or look for them at the events table after the next two Sunday services. Supper clubs involve about eight adults, and any accompanying kids, meeting together for a meal either in homes or restaurants monthly for the sole purpose of getting to know each other. They’re fun!
Sign Up to Host Coffee Hour!  
Coffee Hour hosts are needed for December 30. If you would like to sign up for this date, please email the church office by 8:00am on Monday, December 24.
New sign up sheets to host Coffee Hour and provide flowers in 2019 have been posted on the back wall of the sanctuary. Sign up to host a Sunday today!
A New Book for the St. Mary Magdalene Book Club

Marge and Ed Szoke are hosting the SMM Book Club at 7:15pm on Friday, February 8, to discuss Less by Andrew Sean Greer.  The book won this year’s Pulitzer prize for fiction!  A novel about a middle-aged novelist, this is the story of “the crazy quilt of a writer’s life: warm enough, though it never quite covers the toes.”  Read a review from The Guardian here.

Outreach Party Openings  
Outreach Parties are a great way to support SMM Outreach programs and have fun, too. There are a wide variety of events offered. If you have not signed up to attend an Outreach Party there are still openings for some great parties!  Contact Bill Andrews.
Becoming a Member at St Mary Magdalene
Membership at St Mary Magdalene is pretty simple and straightforward. According to our church by-laws, all that’s required is regular worship OR financial contribution OR active participation in ministry.  The only other thing that’s needed is the desire to identify SMM as one’s church home.  If you are feeling called to become a member of St Mary Magdalene, please contact Fr Bruce. For more information click here.
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 5pm
Sundays 8am & 10am

Office Hours

Mon-Thur 9am-2pm
Friday-Closed

 

Priest in Charge Hours

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

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