- This Week at St. Mary's
Come join us
for a joyful and faith-filled
experience of community!
The preacher for this Sunday, August 31 , we will be blessing the Symbols Of Labor.
This Sunday will be our LAST Sunday of the summer schedule! A huge thank you to Teresa Neeno for organizing the children's church activities during our Summer 10 am combined service.
Everyone had so much fun!
Starting Sunday, September 7th we will return to our 9 am and 11:30 am services and Children's Chapel will begin! Children's Chapel takes place during thetwo main services. Children are excused for Children's Chapel after the Collect of the Dayand then return in time to share the Eucharist with their families. Children's Chapel uses the curriculum of Godly Play.TheGodly Play approach helps childrento explore their faith through story, to gain religious language and to enhance their spiritual experience though wonder and play. Based on Montessori principles and developed using a spiral curriculum, the Godly Play method serves children through early, middle and late childhood and beyond.
To learn more aboutGodly Playplease consider attending the Adult Education Session on
September 21st from 10:30 am - 11:15 am in Waldron Hallwhere you will have the chance to experience aGodly Playsession and learn more about the program.
Our Sunday School classes will begin Sunday, September 21st as well! You can register your child for Sunday School at our Ministry Fair September 14th from 10:30-11:30 am in Waldron Hall, or by contacting our Family MinisterSage at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And NEW THIS YEARSt. Mary's Children's Choiris forming! Under the direction of Marsha Ackerman, a skilled music leader and opera singer (She will be performing in Madame Butterfly November 7-9th with the Anchorage Opera), all children are welcome to join! Rehearsals will begin Sunday, October 5th from 11-11:30 am,and be held on the first and third Sundays of the month. Sign up to be involved at the Ministry Fair on Sunday September 14th or by contactingSage our Family Ministerat email@example.com.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Blessing the Symbols of Our Labor –
THIS Sunday, August. 31
The Sunday of Labor Day Weekend, August 31, bring to worship a symbol of your labor, something you do that connects to the wider human community. It could be what you do for work, a hobby, a volunteer activity, your church ministry, or work you have retired from. For the sermon time, we will share with one another the story of our labors and then bring them forward to the altar for a blessing.
Outreach -Susannah Olnes
Adult Education - Ann Lovejoy
Pastoral Care - Kris Green
Youth Ministry - Hannah Moderow
Worship I- Ann Spohnholz
Worship II - Megan Baldino
Community Building- Val Baffone
Children's Ministry- Teresa Neeno
Early Childhood - William Theuer
Stewardship- Mike Hamm
Junior Warden - Bob Bradley
Senior Warden- Ron Pollock
Playschool Admin Council-
Building the Church
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