Parish News February 1, 2018

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St Mary Magdalene Annual Meeting Report
Our St Mary Magdelene community gathered last Sunday, January 27, to review highlights from 2018, look ahead to 2019, and reflect on how God’s Holy Spirit is moving in and through us.
Key highlights of the meeting were:
  • Attendance has been steadily increasing, especially among families with children and at the 5:00pm Saturday service.
  • We ended 2018 in the black, and the Vestry adopted a balanced budget for 2019.
  • We are especially grateful to our four Vestry candidates — Frank Lamb, Katie Rowan, Carmel Hill, and Rick Fredo — for offering themselves in service to our community. Rick and Carmel won election to 3-year terms.
For more meeting highlights, the SMM Annual Meeting Report, and related documents, contact the SMM Office.


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  • Contemplative Eucharist, Saturday, February 2, 5:00pm
  • Sunday Worship Services, Sunday, February 3, 8:00am (no music) & 10:00am
  • 6th-12th Grade Mission Trip Meeting, Sunday, February 3, 11:30am
  • Centering Prayer, Tuesday, February 5, 9:15am
  • Men’s Discussion Group, Wednesday, February 6, 9:00am
  • Centering Prayer, Wednesday, February 6, 6:00pm
  • The Episcopal Church Welcomes You, Wednesday, February 6, 6:30-8:30pm
  • Thursday Bible Study, Thursday, February 7, 1:30pm
  • Lamplight Support Group, Thursday, February 7, 7:00pm
  • SMM Book Club, Friday, February 8, 7:15pm
  • Annual Vestry Retreat, Saturday, February 9, 9:00am
  • Contemplative Eucharist, Saturday, February 9, 5:00pm
  • Sunday Worship Services, Sunday, February 10, 8:00am (no music) & 10:00am

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

St. Brigit’s 10th Anniversary Celebration
Join St. Brigit’s as they gather on February 2nd and 3rd to dance, feast, tell stories and worship, and commemorate the 10-year journey we have been on with God and each other. Find details here >
Mission Trip Informational Meeting for 6th-12th Grade
Come talk with Fr. Bruce and Sue following the 10:00am service on Sunday, February 3, about summer 2019 mission trip opportunities!  Please bring a parent.
Nogales Mission Trip Adult Forum: Sunday, February 10 @ 9:00am 
In 2018 an intergenerational  group of SMM parishioners traveled to Nogales AZ/MX, a city along the US/Mexico border  for a “border immersion” experience that included meeting migrants, walking migrant trails, visiting a technological college, and working with children, and other activities.  Come learn more about our 2018 trip and about our plans to return to Nogales this June!
St. Benedict’s Health and Healing Ministry Fundraiser 
St. Benedict’s Health and Healing Ministry provides health screenings and medical care at 11 clinics a month (in Boulder, Longmont, and Louisville) for people who are uninsured or underinsured.  Our annual fundraiser is coming up on March 3, and tickets will be available for purchase on Sundays through February 15. If one is not able to attend the fundraiser, one could make a tax deductible donation to St Benedict’s in any amount.  If you have any questions about this ministry contact Mike Houlik. Thank you.
Sutherland Seminar Series
The Sutherland Seminar Series is an 8-part series that covers in-depth topics related to bipolar disorders. The seminars are primarily designed for adults with a bipolar disorder, their family and friends who want to support and understand them, mental health professionals, and anyone who wants to better comprehend the complications, challenges, and implications of the illness. The speaker, Dr. Alisha Brosse, is a licensed psychologist and Director of the Sutherland Bipolar Center. Read more here >
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.  To RSVP, contact Marge or Ed.

Quest Youth Retreat Date Change

The Spring Quest youth retreat (6th-12th grade) has changed to April 12-14.  Registration will open up in January.  Talk to Sue and stay tuned to email for more information!

Building Use at St. Mary Magdalene

Have you noticed all the hustle and bustle around Mary Magdalene these days? In addition established ministries and meetings we have many new workshops and groups which also using our beautiful campus. With all this our space remains limited.

To limit schedule conflicts and help make events as successful as possible, we will be scheduling building use by reservation. If you have a meeting, workshop, or other event that you would like to host at St. Mary Magdalene please contact the church office to set up your reservation. The office will confirm availability and offer alternatives if the space or date is not available. Include the following in your email:
  1. Event Title
  2. Date and time the of event including the expected duration
  3. Requested Room
  4. Expected number of attendees
  5. Audio/Visual and set up needs
  6. Organizer Contact Information including an email address and phone number
Regularly scheduled meetings and rooms will remain the same unless a change is requested by the ministry leader. Thank you for helping us continue to create a space for all as we Celebrate and Share God’s Love together.
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.


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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 5pm
Sundays 8am & 10am

Office Hours

Mon-Thur 9am-2pm


Priest in Charge Hours

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

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