Upcoming at St. Mary's
The Mystery Worshipper visits St. Mary's
The Mystery Worshipper has visited St. Mary's. Please follow the link to view his report of our parish. The Mystery Worshipper, which produced this report, is run by shipoffools.com, the online magazine of Christian unrest. Mystery Worshippers are volunteers who visit churches of all denominations worldwide, leaving a calling card in the collection plate and posting a first-timer's impression of services on Ship of Fools. For further reports, visit the Mystery Worshipper at: shipoffools.com.
February 18, March 4, March 11, & March 18 Lenten SeriesFebruary 18, March 4, March 11, & March 18
"With Christ in the Psalms: A Lenten Journey”. “The Psalms are the prayerbook of the Church. They are also the prayerbook of Jesus Christ. During this series, we will engage the Psalms in an effort to have our prayers shaped by Jesus’s prayers in Psalter. Sunday, February 18 Randolph Memorial Hall Sunday, March 4 Randolph Memorial Hall Sunday, March 11 * meet in the Nave Sunday, March 18 Randolph Memorial Hall (On Sunday, February 25, together with Metagem Institute we are hosting Thomas Moore, PhD as a special guest.)
February 24-25 St. Mary's Welcomes Thomas MooreFebruary 24-25
Save the date for February 24-25 when spiritual teacher Thomas Moore (author of Care of the Soul) will visit St. Mary’s. Moore will offer a public lecture on Saturday at 10:00 AM and will teach Adult Education on Sunday. Many thanks to Metagem Institute Spiritual Direction Training Program for inviting our parish to partner in this exciting learning event.
March 8-11 St. Mary's Kairos Prison MinistryMarch 8-11
How can you help us make this the best weekend possible? There are three special ways: • Bake (or buy) Cookies! Store bought or homemade. If homemade, place in plastic bags; one or two dozen per bag. Please label bags, too. Cookies cannot have any nuts in them. Drop off at Melodie Elam’s office by 3:00 PM on March 7. • Purchase Meal Tickets: A $5 meal ticket sponsors a meal during the weekend for a Kairos participant. • Make Placemats and Prayer Strips Meal tickets, placemats, and prayer strips will be available at our “Kairos” table on the sidewalk following morning services every Sunday in February.
March 11 Rise Against Hunger Meal Packaging EventMarch 11
Randolph Memorial Hall
More than 40 percent of Rise Against Hunger’s meals are distributed to school feeding programs around the world. Those meals encourage school attendance and help put these children and their families on a path out of poverty. On Sunday, March 11 St. Mary’s EYC will package meals with Rise Against Hunger, but we need your help. Please consider registering for our event. You can help make sure children get the nutritious meals they need to grow and succeed!
March 11 Rise Against Hunger DonationsMarch 11
Save the date! Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now) is coming back - but bigger and better this year! If you would like to make a donation for this project, please submit payment online or send a check to St. Mary’s marked Rise Against Hunger. We are hoping to raise $9,000! Credit and debit card transactions are assessed a 3% fee. When paying by credit or debit card, Rise Against Hunger will receive the amount the church actually receives, less the fee.
St. Mary's Meal Ministries
St. Mary's invites you to be a part of our Meal Ministries. We hope you will consider being included in a contact list to receive updates when meals are needed at the church for pastoral care and other events. You may also wish to join a cook team that will meet periodically at the church to prepare meals. Please follow the link below to sign up for Meal Ministries.