Common Cathedral, that we have supported for many years, has decided to end its Friday night services. Please keep the participants and parishioners in your prayers. The Outreach Community would like to recognize the volunteers and donors to Common Cathedral today for all the energy, love and life they gave to this important outreach.
If anyone has an organization that they would like to recommend and champion for further interactive outreach, please let us know. Contact Mark Christie.
Greeter, Usher, Welcome Ministries Meeting
Greeters, ushers, and welcomers will meet with Fr Bruce on June 3 after the 9:00am worship service. We’ll review procedures and expectations, answer questions, and brainstorm ideas. The meeting is open to all those who are currently serving, or who desire to serve, in any of these ministries.
The Episcopal Church Welcomes You
Fr Bruce will offer a 5-session series for adults called “The Episcopal Church Welcomes You” on Wednesdays May 9th-June 13th from 6:30-8:30pm. The series will explore topics such as church history, spirituality, how we read the Bible, engagement with culture and society, and church organization. We will use “Your Faith, Your Life: An Invitation to the Episcopal Church,” (Revised 2017) by Jennifer Gamber as our guide.
It would be especially good preparation for anyone wishing to be received into the Church or confirmed by Bishop O’Neill on June 9th, but all are welcome. Please RSVP to Fr Bruce at firstname.lastname@example.org
Taking Root: Vacation Bible School 2018
for Saint Mary Magdalene and Shepherd of the Hills 2018 VBS program: Taking Root! We will spend the week traveling to Haiti, Madagascar and China to explore what it means to care for all God’s people, everywhere. We will gather June 6th – 8th from 4 pm to 7 pm. Supper will be provided at 530 pm!
VBS is available to children aged 5 years to 5th grade. Our middle school and high school aged youth will work as “camp counselors.” The program will be hosted here at Saint Mary Magdalene.
Topics we will cover are:
Day 1: Recognizing Hunger
Day 2: Living Faithfully & Caring for Our Neighbors
Day 3: Imagine a World Where No One is Hungry & You Are Important Even If You Are Small
Please contact Sue Crowley
if you have any questions.
Celebrate Summer Solstice with St. Brigit’s
In keeping with the Celtic tradition of honoring the earth as God’s creation, St. Brigit will mark the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year, as a celebration of God’s gift of light. The Solstice Service is unique among the Áit Caol services in that all the meditation areas will be outdoors on the church grounds, including one utilizing St. Brigit’s outdoor labyrinth. St. Brigit’s youth group, the Lightsiderz, will be assisting in creating the meditation areas. Older children are welcome at the service. Childcare will be provided for children under age six. Read 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.
Bishop: The Rt. Reverend Robert O’Neill
Worship Service Times
Sundays 8:00am & 10:00am
Priest in Charge Hours
Monday – Sabbath
Tues-Thur – Office Hours
Fri-Sat – by appointment
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