Calendar for the Week of May 26

Photo by The Rev. Paul Kolbet

Sunday, May 26
No Childcare
No Sunday School
  8:00am   Holy Eucharist
10:00am   Holy Eucharist
11:00am   Coffee Hour
  4:00pm   Christ the King
Monday, May 27
Memorial Day – Office Closed
  7:30pm   AA (6:15 newcomers)
Wednesday, May 29
  
6:00pm  Search Committee – Ch Rm
Thursday, May 30
  9:30am  Chapter Room – CTK
  7:30pm  Adult Choir
Saturday, June 1
  9:00am  Search Committee – Ch Rm
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

Office Note
The church office will be closed on
Monday, May 27 in observance of
Memorial Day.


Calendar for the Week of May 19

Calendar, May 19
 
8:00am   Holy Eucharist
 9:45am   Childcare
10:00am   Sunday School
10:00am   Holy Eucharist & Junior Choir Recognition
11:00am Coffee Hour
4:00pm Christ the King
Monday, May 20
8:30am Yoga
7:30pm AA (6:15 newcomers)
Tuesday, May 21
7:30pm Vestry Meeting
Wednesday, May 22
6:30pm Search Committee
Thursday, May 23
9:30am Chapter Rm. – CTK
7:30pm Adult Choir
Sunday, May 26
No Childcare
No Sunday School
8:00am Holy Eucharist
10:00am Holy Eucharist
11:00am Coffee Hour
4:00pm CTK


 


Calendar for the Week of May 12

Sunday, May 12
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, May 13
8:30am Yoga
7:30pm AA (6:15 newcomers)
Wednesday, May 15
9:00am Parish Hall Reserved
7:00pm Stitch’n Chat
Thursday, May 16
9:30am Chapter Room – CTK
6:30pm Junior Choir
7:30pm Adult Choir
Saturday, May 18
6:00pm Parish Hall Reserved
Sunday, May 19
8:00am Holy Eucharist
9:45am Childcare
10:00am Sunday School
10:00am Holy Eucharist & Jr. Choir Recognition
11:00am Coffee Hour
4:00pm Christ the King

Calendar for Week of May 5

Sunday, May 5
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, May 6
8:30am   Yoga
7:30pm   AA (6:15 newcomers)
Thursday, May 9
  9:30am  Chapter Room – CTK
  6:30pm  Junior Choir
  7:30pm  Adult Choir
Saturday, May 11
6:00 pm Parish Hall Reserved for CTK
Sunday, May 12
8:00am  Holy Eucharist
  9:45am  Childcare
10:00am  Sunday School
10:00am  Holy Eucharist
11:00am  Coffee Hour                  
4:00pm  Christ the King

Gift for the Care of Ben Gowdy-Chase

Ben Gowdy-Chase

As many of you have heard by now, Ben Gowdy-Chase, the son of longtime St. Mary’s rector Peter Chase, had a rock climbing accident in Kyrgystan last weekend. Ben lives is in Kyrgyzstan because he worked for the Peace Corps there for three years.

Information is still coming in, but we know that the fall was severe and that Ben had his first surgery at a hospital there. Peter and his daughter Gaelan have already travelled there to be with him. The cost of surgeries, long-term rehabilitation, and travel is extensive.

Out of our ongoing gratitude for the ministry of Peter and Abbie at St. Mary’s, and our love for Ben, we are sending a cash gift from St. Mary’s to Peter and Abbie.

If you would like to contribute, please make checks out to St. Mary’s Episcopal Church and write, “Rector’s discretionary fund” on the memo line. Gifts will be pooled and sent as a single check. Checks may be delivered or mailed to the church office or handed to Reverend Paul. 

Please have all checks to the office by Friday May 3.

With continuing prayers for Ben and the whole Chase family.

St. Mary’s Seeks Part-Time Director of Christian Education

St. Mary’s Seeks Part-Time Director of Christian Education

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church is seeking a joyful, energetic, creative, and organized person to serve as Director of Christian Education. We are a historic parish with a growing youth program that utilizes the Godly Play curriculum for our elementary school students.

Responsibilities
● Oversee, administer, and support Godly Play curriculum and activities, childcare, small youth group, and inter-generational programs.
● Work closely and meet regularly with parents, rector, and St. Mary’s staff.
● Teach Sunday School class weekly, including mentoring volunteer teachers and staff.
● Continue to grow Godly Play curriculum for our youngest members.
● Coordinate with Director of Music to support thriving children’s music program.
● Manage other paid childcare workers and volunteers.
● Organize, plan, and staff various parish and community activities (e.g. Christmas Pageant, Easter Egg hunt) involving parish children throughout the year.
● Manage Christian Education budget including preparing a brief annual report.
● Plan, develop, or purchase other curricula as needed.

Position is expected to be 10-15 hours a week, required Sunday mornings, flexible hours otherwise, generous time off in the summer. Salary $20,000 (negotiable).

Qualifications
● Christian (Episcopalian preferred)
● Bachelors degree required
● Passionate commitment to children and Christian formation
● Good organizational, administrative and classroom management skills
● Creative/Self Starter
● Team Player
● Strong interpersonal and oral/written communication skills
● Some training in childhood development or elementary education, particularly ages 5 to 12 is preferred but not required.

Parish will pay for training where needed in Godly Play, Safe Church, and other matters.

Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to the Christian Education Committee, care of The Rev. Dr. Paul Kolbet at paul.kolbet@st-marys-episcopal.org.

Calendar for the Week of April 28

Sunday, April 28
8:00am   Holy Eucharist 
9:45am  Childcare 
9:45am   Sunday School 1
10:00am   Holy Eucharist
11:00am   Coffee Hour
  4:00pm   Christ the King
Monday, April 29
  8:30am   Yoga
  7:30pm   AA (6:15 newcomers)
Thursday, May 2
  9:30am  Chapter Room – CTK
  6:30pm  Junior Choir
  7:30pm  Adult Choir
Saturday,  May 4
9am – 12 pm. H & F Yard Day
Sunday, May 5
  8:00am  Holy Eucharist
  9:45am  Childcare
10:00am  Sunday School
10:00am  Holy Eucharist
11:00am  Coffee Hour  
  4:00pm    Christ the King

New Bibles for the Pews

The current Revised Standard Version (RSV) Bibles in our pews are due for replacement because they contain a translation we no longer read in church. The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) Bibles will be attractive black hardcovers. Inscriptions will appear as bookplates in the cover of each Bible, and donors are invited to visit their Bible much as people do our inscribed kneelers. 

If you would like to donate a Bible in a loved one’s memory, or in honor of a living person, or in thanksgiving for something you are grateful for, please send the attached form with a check for $15.00 each – made payable to St. Mary’s Church with “Altar Guild” on memo line – to St. Mary’s Church. This opportunity exists for a limited time.  Click HERE for form. 

Babson Night: Sunday, April 28 at 4:00pm

On Sunday April 29 at 4:00pm, the Junior Choir will participate in the annual Babson Night program with young people from the other religious institutions in Wellesley. The Grace Knight Babson Fund was created to encourage Biblical memorization and support religious education in the Wellesley area. This program is open to the public and will be held at Knight Auditorium on the Babson College campus in Wellesley. During the 10:00 a.m. service on April 29, the Junior Choir will share their Babson Night contribution titled “Hymn of Promise.”