Calendar for the Week of July 21

Sunday, July 21
 8:45am  Childcare
 9:00am  Holy Eucharist & Holy Baptism
10:00am  Punch-on-the-Lawn
 4:00pm  Christ the King
Monday, July 22 
7:30pm  AA (6:15 newcomers)
Friday, July 26
Office Closed
Sunday, July 28
 8:45am  Childcare
 9:00am  Holy Eucharist
10:00am  Punch-on-the-Lawn
 4:00pm  Christ the King

Calendar for the Week of July 14

St. Mary’s Churchyard

Sunday, July 14
8:45am Childcare
  9:00am   Holy Eucharist
10:00am   Punch-on-the-Lawn
  4:00pm   Christ the King
Monday, July 15
 7:30pm   AA (6:15 newcomers)
Tuesday, July 16
  7:30pm  Vestry Meeting
Friday, July 19
Office Closed
Sunday, July 21
  8:45am   Childcare
  9:00am   HE & Holy Baptism
10:00am   Punch-on-the-Lawn
  4:00pm   Christ the King

Calendar for the Week of June 30

Sunday, June 30
  9:45am   Childcare
  8:00am   Holy Eucharist
10:00am   Holy Eucharist
11:00am   Coffee Hour
  4:00pm   Christ the King
Monday, July 1
7:30pm   AA (6:15 newcomers)
Sunday, July 7
  8:45am   Childcare
  9:00am   Holy Eucharist
10:00am   Punch-on-the-Lawn
  4:00pm    Christ the King

Please Note: The Church Office will be closed during the Week of July 1
and reopen on July 8.

Calendar for the Week of July 7

Sunday, July 7
  8:45am Childcare
  9:00am  Holy Eucharist
10:00am Punch-on-the-Lawn
  4:00pm   hrist the King
Monday, July 8
  7:30pm  AA (6:15 newcomers)
Friday, July 12
Office Closed
Sunday, July 14
  8:45am  Childcare
  9:00am Holy Eucharist
10:00am  Punch-on-the-Lawn
  4:00pm  Christ the King

Sunday, June 23


Sunday, June 23
  8:00am   Holy Eucharist
  9:45am   Childcare
10:00am   Holy Eucharist
11:00am   Coffee Hour
  4:00pm   Christ the King
Monday, June 24
  7:30pm  AA (6:15 newcomers)
Friday, June 28
Office Closed
Sunday, June 30
  8:00am   Holy Eucharist
  9:45am   Childcare
10:00am   Holy Eucharist
11:00am Coffee Hour
4:00pm Christ the King
                 

Calendar for Sunday, June 16

Sunday, June 16
9:45am  Childcare
  8:00am   Holy Eucharist
10:00am   Holy Eucharist
11:00am   Coffee Hour
  4:00pm   Christ the King
Monday, June 17
11:30am   Parish Hall Reserved
  7:30pm   AA (6:15 newcomers)
Tuesday, June 18
 
7:30pm   Vestry Meeting
Wednesday,June 19
  7:00pm   Stitch’n Chat
Sunday, June 23
  8:00am   Holy Eucharist
  9:45am   Childcare
10:00am   Holy Eucharist
11:00am   Coffee Hour  
  4:00pm   Christ the King

Calendar for Sunday, June 9

Pentecost Sunday, June 9
8:00am  Holy Eucharist
  9:45am  Childcare
10:00am  Sunday School
10:00am  Holy Eucharist 
11:00am  Annual Picnic
  4:00pm  Christ the King 
Monday, June 10
   7:30pm  AA (6:15 p.m. new)
Tuesday, June 11
   7:30pm  Search Committee – Chapter Room
Sunday, June 16
  8:00am  Holy Eucharist
10:00am  Holy Eucharist 
11:00am Coffee Hour
 4:00pm  Christ the King


End of Church Year Update from the Wardens

Dear Friends,

With Pentecost approaching on June 9, and the annual St. Mary’s picnic which marks the end of our church “year,” it seems like a good time to write with an update about all the good work going on at St. Mary’s.

This June marks a transition in our children’s programming. After over three years as our Director of Religious Education, we bid farewell, and thank, Shelby White for her service and leadership. While at St. Mary’s, Shelby implemented our Godly Play curriculum and led our youth education programs. Michael Gleason departs with Shelby, and we are grateful to him for his work, and in particular his focus on older elementary and middle school children.

Concurrently, Gabby and Stephanie Chew are also departing from their positions taking care of our youngest St. Mary’s parishioners. Gabby has been with us since her work with Marie Schlagel. We are sad that both she, and her sister Stephanie, are leaving, but also wish them all the best as they move onward, and in new directions, in their lives.

As doors close, windows open. With Paul Kolbet’s able guidance, St. Mary’s is mid-process in identifying a new Director of Religious Education. We will update you when concrete information is available. Meanwhile, the departures in the nursery have opened up an opportunity for teen (and tween) aged members of the St. Mary’s community to take on a (paid) role providing child care this summer.

It has been an active time for the Property Committee, and thanks are due to that group for their guidance, and in particular the time and project leadership of Jon Hayden. In April, a much needed new roof was put on the rectory. Work is soon to commence replacing the ramp to the Parish Hall entrance. Contracts are under consideration for functional, and more efficient, rectory heating and cooling systems. A design concept has been approved for the remodel of the rectory kitchen, with bidding for that work in process. We are grateful to Melita Holtey for her thoughtful and creative thinking regarding the best and most comfortable use of the rectory kitchen space.

As Eve Bould steps down after more than two years as Treasurer, we welcome Lynn Farnell and Ben Sayles as co-Treasurers. Eve has energetically and thoroughly carried on the work started by Charlie Stover to update St. Mary’s financial, budget and record keeping systems, bringing them up to “best practice” standards in the Diocese. We are grateful for her careful oversight and attention to these matters, which are fundamental to the the church.

While we know that everyone is tired of talking about the weather this spring, and that everyone really wants to hear from the Search Committee – remember that patience is the critical virtue here. Like a cake in the oven, a new rector will not arrive any faster however often you ask; and, if you open the oven door early, the cake may collapse. The important work of that committee is ongoing, according to plan, with Jeffrey Hughes’s and Lynn Farnell’s good leadership.

In this period of transition, we thank Interim Rector Paul Kolbet for his thoughtful ministry to our parish, to Denise Flanagan in the office for helping to keep the church running through the ins and outs of any week, to Kirsten Johnson and the Adult and Junior choirs for another year of vibrant music – and to the many, many members of our community who help make St. Mary’s the warm, welcoming place that it is.

With thanks,

Kyle Marchesseault Cécile Tucker
Senior Warden Junior Warden

Calendar for the Week of June 2

Sunday, June 2
8:00am    Holy Eucharist
9:45am    Childcare
10:00am  Sunday School
10:00am  Holy Eucharist
11:00am  Coffee Hour
4:00pm    Christ the King
Monday, June 3
8:30am   Yoga
6:00pm   Search Committee in Office
7:30pm   AA (6:15 newcomers)
Sunday, June 9
 8:00am   Holy Eucharist
9:45am   Childcare
10:00am  Sunday School
10:00am  Holy Eucharist
11:00am  Picnic
 4:00pm  Christ the King