- This Week at St. Mary's
Come join us
for a joyful and faith-filled
experience of community!
The preacher for this Sunday, October 26, will be Rev. Dr. Ted Cole, Jr.
As was announced at all services on Sunday, our beloved teacher, elder and mentor Tay Thomas passed away at home this past Friday.
The service of Celebration of her life will be held at St. Mary's on Monday, October 27th, beginning at 4pm.
As a longtime choir member of fifty years, Tay made a joyful noise to the Lord. Please consider singing special music with the choir Monday afternoon to honor and celebrate Tay's life! We practice this evening (Wednesday) at 7:00 in the Sanctuary. We also meet Sunday morning at 8:00. For more information contact Karen at 351-6591 or email@example.com.
What Can I Bring
In preparation for an anticipated large reception
following the Monday 4:00 p.m. memorialservice
for Tay Thomaswe have provided a list of suggestions
for members of the parish.
home baked mini-tarts or cookies
Please, whenever possible plate your contribution--with name on returnable containers.
Please have the food at the kitchen no later than 3:30p.m.
We anticipate a large funeral service. Please arrive by 3:30 to get a seat. We have arranged to have parking at St. Mark's Lutheran Church , at 3230 Lake Otis Parkway, at Wendler MIddle School, at 2905 Lake Otis, and in the parking lot just West of Tequila Kitchen, at 2514 East Tudor Road.
We are looking for 12 parishioners willing to volunteer to drive their vehicles and shuttle visitors from this off-site parking to the Church, and back after the service and reception. We will also be needing ten persons to serve as parking and lotattendantsfrom 3:20 pm until 4:15, and then after the service briefly.
We will also need numerous persons to serve as ushers and greeters, and to help with the reception.
To sign up to help with these important needs, please callNicoleBaker or Roberta Schmidt at the Church Office,
For this funeral service, our church parking lot will be reserved for choir members in the service, disability parking, and for drop off only. Please try to arrange to car pool if possible.
This will take many willing hearts and hands, but it will truly be a labor of love, and one way we can all express our thanksgiving for Tay's beautiful ministry among us.
We are sad to announce that Carol Phillips passed away this past Sunday. Carol was one of the wise elders of the Episcopal Diocese of Alaska, having served as editor of the history of the diocese, A Century of Faith: 1895-1995. A service in celebration of her life will be held at St. Mary's on Friday, November 14 at 7:00 pm. Please save the date and make plans to honor this wonderful woman of faith.
We had a terrific Family Night last week, learning about the Bible and how to make it a part of our home life. The pizza was pretty good, too!
October's Family Night was great, join us next month! At the October Family Night, we had a wonderful evening of family friendly worship, dinner and Bible games for the children with conversation about reading the Bible as a family for parents. Below you will find a PDF of a simple prayer service we shared with the parents that your family can use every night with a short Bible reading or verse. Print it out and see what it unfolds in your heart over the course of a month! Join us on Tuesday, November 18 for the next Family Night where our theme will be Giving With Thanksgiving. Together we will learn about giving, stewardship and gratitude, in preparation for Thanksgiving!Children's Chapel this week is a work week, where our children respond to the stories they have heard in Children's Chapel with their own work.
St. Mary's Holiday Bazaar
Saturday, November 22
'Tis the season for apples and pumpkins, falling leaves,
winter tires, fuzzy gloves, and best of all, Bazaars!
The 8th annual St. Mary's Holiday Bazaar is coming right up.
Mark your calendars. Even better, get involved !
We need bakers, people to help set up, and a team to staff the Tally Table where the checkout process begins.
Regiftables will be accepted on Saturday, November 1, in Waldron Hall.
Regiftables are not garage sale items.
They are new or nearly new items that you do not use.
Convert them to funds for outreach programs.
The Bazaar team's priorities for outreach include programs for women and children.
Contact Judy Veermanveerquilt@gci.net or 344-7730
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