- This Week at St. Mary's
Come join us
for a joyful and faith-filled
experience of community!
The preacher for this Sunday, November 30 , will be Rev. Michael Burke
Convictions: How I Learned What Matters Most
Sundays in Cay's Room
(the room housing our library, with the round window)
Grab a cup of tea or coffee, and come on in and join us!
Join us, beginning Sunday, Nov. 30th, for the next round in our informal "rolling conversation" about life, love, faith, and things that matter." We'll be engaging the ideas in the latest book by scholar Marcus Borg, entitled "Convictions: How I Learned What Matters Most."
Book review: On the occasion of his 70th birthday, the renowned Marcus J. Borg shares his "convictions" about Christianity and America, contending that they are both at their best when they focus on hope and transformation, and shares his thoughts on how American Christians can return to what matters mostReflecting on what matters most, both for the church and for Americans, leading biblical scholar and premiere teacher for Protestant churches, Marcus Borg surveys the most significant conversations and personalities that shaped his life, and presents his convictions about the faith and it's role in the twenty-first century.
Meditating on what makes us feel at home, he calls all American Christians to reject divisiveness and exclusivity and create communities that celebrate joy, possibility, and renewal. Throughout, he reflects on what matters most, bringing to earth the kingdom of God Jesus talked about and transforming our relationships with one another.
Contact Michael (Michael@Godsview.org, or 563-3341 ext 14) if you need help locating a copy of the book - he has an order coming in the week of Nov. 25th...
This Sunday, November 30th marks the beginning of the Season of Advent! Can you believe it? We have special Advent Devotionals for Families available in the Narthex and we invite you to take one to help celebrate this special season.
During our Children's Chapel time we will be beginning to tell the story of Advent each week and hereyou can check out a Parent Page describing the special Godly Play Advent Lessons.
During the Sunday School Time we will be beginning our preparations for our annual Children's Christmas Pageant that will be held at our Family Christmas Eve ServiceWednesday, December 24th at 4:30 p.m. All Children are invited to take part! Contact our Family Minister Sage Cole at email@example.com to learn more or to volunteer to help out.Take note that next Sunday, December 7th will be a special celebration of St. Nicholas Day! We will be inviting the children to stay for worship and our sermon time will be filled with a special play featuring St. Nicholas of the Fourth Century and our modern day Santa Claus. Also children and adults who wish will be invited to leave a shoe outside the sanctuary in the narthex and St. Nicholas might justleave a special treat!
The Advent Angel Tree is here once again! Look for it in Waldron Hall beginning Sunday, November 23. St. Mary's 3rd & 4th graders are sponsoring this opportunity for people to help other Anchorage children this Christmas. How it works: pick up a tag from the small Christmas tree in Waldron Hall after the Sunday School hour on November 23. The tag contains the name and age of a child. Purchase a new gift for that child and bring it back, unwrapped, to the Angel Tree by Sunday, December 7.
The Salvation Armyprovides a venue for Anchorage parents who need some assistance to find these free gifts for their children. Our Sunday School students are excited to see what gifts come in and will gather them over the next two weeks. Thank you for helping us make this Christmas a happier season for many!
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