- This Week at St. Mary's
Come join us
for a joyful and faith-filled
experience of community!
This Sunday, January 25 (Annual Meeting Sunday), the Rev. Michael Burke, will be preaching at the
8AM & combined 10AM services.
***There will be no 4PM service.***
This will be the Sunday of our Annual Meeting, of all members of St. Mary's and our visitors. We will have an 8am Sunday service, and a COMBINED 10am service (replacing, for this Sunday only, the usual 9am and 11:30 Sunday services). The Annual Meeting will take place in Waldron Hall following the 10 am service.
At the annual meeting, we will elect the leadership of St. Mary's (Vestry, Diocesan convention and Deanery Meeting Delegates, and representatives to the St. Mary's Creative Playschool Administrative Council. See the separate article on "Discerning Ministry" that provides more details, or see the materials on the counter in the church narthex). We will also have a presentation on the Thomas Center for Senior Leadership (our new Senior Living Center, accepting applications beginning this March), and awards and recognitions. Also featured will be our time-honored auction of the Toilet Seat of Honor, and the coveted Reserved Parking space at the church.
For those new to St. Mary's, Annual Meeting is a wonderful opportunity to meet new people, and get a close-up view of St. Mary's life and mission.
Notice of Annual Meeting
St. Mary's Episcopal Church
2222 E. Tudor Road, Anchorage, Alaska 99507
Agenda January 25, 2015 11:30 a.m. Waldron Hall
I. Opening prayer
II. Declare quorum and approve agenda
III. Approve parliamentarian
IV. Approve minutes of 2014 Annual Meeting
V. Approve 2014 Annual Report
VI. Open nominations from the floor, and election of Vestry members, Convention and Deanery Delegates, and open board and committee positions
VIII. Receive and approve the completed 2014 Financial Report
IX. Presentation on eligibility and program for the Thomas Center for
Senior living opening this fall!
Other Presentations and contributions
IX. Discussion of our 2015-2016 " financial headwinds" challenge, and the future shape and size of St. Mary's staff in ministries followed by consideration of the 2015 Budget
X. Anything for the good of St. Mary's
XI. Closing prayer and adjournment
St. Mary's Annual Election of Leadership
On January 25th, at our annual meeting, we will be selecting our leadership for the next year.
In the attached booklet, you will find "bios and blurbs" from each of our candidates who are standing for election on Sunday.
To read all the exciting details, just click the link below:
In Holy baptism, we are all called and ordained by God to do the work of ministry, in its many glorious forms. ON January 25, the membership of St. Mary's will be electing its new leadership on the Vestry (our governing body) and delegates to church conventions and gatherings.
Perhaps the Holy Spirit is quietly nudging you to step out in faith, and "dive more deeply" into the life of your church.
On the counter in the narthex (gathering area outside the main worship space) is job descriptions of the various positions. We have also compiled a very helpful booklet on such things, which you can read by clicking the link below:
Because of our Annual Meeting this Sunday there will be no Sunday School, but we will offer Godly Play in our Children's Chapel during the combined 10 am service. Sarah Smith will be telling The Parable of the Good Shepherd. The young Disciples Room will be open as well for the 10 am service.
There will alsobe childcare offered during the Annual Meeting.
Next week, Sunday February 1st Sunday School will resume, along with our Children's Choir rehearsal that will be held from 11:00-11:30 am. The children are preparing a song for Shrove Sunday, February 15th to be performed at the beginning of the 11:30 am service that week.And mark your calendars for our next St. Mary's Family Night, Tuesday February 10th from 6:00-7:30 pm! The week before Lent starts we'll talk about keeping Lent as a family while enjoying a wonderful meal of lasagna offered by Deb Sandar.
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
See Michael's article on the