Corn Roast & Summer Festival August 11

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It’s ‘May Madness’ at St. Mary’s

Saturday, May 5: Spring Fling Dinner and Dance

Saturday, May 12: Second Saturday Study Group Resumes

Friday and Saturday, May 18 & 19: St. Mary's Annual Rummage Sale

Sunday, May 20: The Day of Pentecost

Learn more about the May Madness Events at St. Mary's!

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Service Canceled Sunday, April 15 Due to Snow Storm

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Holy Week and Easter Schedule

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Our Journey Through Lent

Every gift from God reveals his love, but no gift reveals his love more than the gifts of the cross. In this five-session video Bible study and discussion, join pastor and spiritual guide Max Lucado and Fr. Scott as they explore the many gifts that Christ provided to us at his crucifixion. These include not only the gift of the cross, but also the gift of the thorns that pierced his brow. The nails that tore his flesh. The seamless robe that he removed for us. The empty tomb where he forever defeated sin and death. These were gifts he didn’t have to give. The only required act for our salvation was the shedding of blood, yet God did so much more. So, as we ponder these gifts, we need to pause and listen for his voice. As we do, perhaps we will hear him whisper, “I did it just for you.”

Ash Wednesday is February 14 with a service of Holy Communion and the Imposition of Ashes at 6:15 pm.

Our Wednesday evening study and discussion series begins on February 21. A simple soup supper will be served at 6:15 with the video and discussion to follow. We hope you will join us on our prayerful and reflective Journey Through Lent.

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150th Anniversary January 28, 2018

On Sunday, January 28th, St. Mary’s will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Dedication of the Church by Bishop Henry Benjamin Whipple. Our liturgy that day will have the look, feel and sound of an 1868 Sunday service, with prayers and hymns from that era.

Following the 9:30 a.m. service of Holy Communion, we will gather for our Annual Meeting and election of Vestry members. A light lunch will be served following the meeting. (There will be no potluck until Sunday, February 4th.)

Almighty God, to whose glory we celebrate the dedication of this house of prayer: We give you thanks for the fellowship of those who have worshiped in this place, and we pray that all who seek you here may find you, and be filled with your joy and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

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Harvest Festival Saturday, November 4

St. Mary’s Annual Harvest Festival Potluck Dinner and Dance will be held Saturday, November 4. The music begins at 5:00 with dinner at 5:30. Suggested donations are $10 per adult and kids under 10 are free. All proceeds will be donated to disaster relief efforts.

Come for the good food and stay for the music and dancing! The dancing will start shortly after supper, and we will be dancing (and probably singing) to The Back Porch Band from Afton, Minnesota!

Bring your friends, neighbors, family, kids and your favorite dish to share. Everyone is welcome!

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“Lord, Teach Us to Pray”

Like the apostles, we long to learn to pray as Jesus prayed: with faith, fire and fervency. Too often, however, we’re not sure how to begin, what to say, or even if our prayers will be heard and answered. This four-session discussion series will explore the four traditional forms of prayer: Praise, Petition, Intercession and Thanksgiving. We’ll learn that praying is a simple tool everyone has been given to enter into a conversation with God. We will discover the wealth of resources for prayer in the Book of Common Prayer and learn the basics for developing a rewarding prayer life with some down to earth tips from best-selling author and pastor Max Lucado.

Join us at 9:35 a.m. on the second Saturday of October, November, December and January to learn, share, explore and experience how a simple practice of prayer can enhance and enrich our conversation with God. There are no books to buy, no homework to do, and no attendance requirement; just a space to learn, grow and share.

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A Litany for Peace

By Linda Friern and Tony Bartlett, in The Fire of Peace © 1992, Pax Christi

Let us pray that we may be set free from the chains of violence and war.

 

Jesus the Christ, by your cross and resurrection…deliver us

by your nonviolence and love…deliver us

by your witness to truth…deliver us

by your passion and death…deliver us

by your victory over the grave…deliver us

 

from the desire for power…deliver us

from the conspiracy of silence…deliver us

from the negation of life…deliver us

from the worship of weapons…deliver us

from the celebration of killing…deliver us

from the slaughter of the innocent…deliver us

from the nightmare of hunger…deliver us

from the politics of terror…deliver us

from a false peace…deliver us

from relying on weapons…deliver us

from the spiral of armaments…deliver us

from plundering the earth’s resources…deliver us

from the despair of this age…deliver us

from global suicide…deliver us

 

By the light of the Gospel…give us your peace.

by the good news for the poor…give us your peace.

by your healing and wounds…give us your peace.

by faith in your word…give us your peace.

by a hunger and thirst for justice…give us your peace.

by the coming of your reign…give us your peace.

by the outpouring of the Spirit…give us your peace.

by reconciliation of enemies…give us your peace.

by gentleness and nonviolence…give us your peace.

by the truth that sets us free…give us your peace.

by prophecy and witness…give us your peace.

by persecution because of your name…give us your peace.

by the power of your love…give us your peace.

 

Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world… have mercy on us.

Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world… have mercy on us.

Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world… grant us your peace.

 

Almighty God, kindle, we beseech you, in every heart the true love of peace, and guide with your wisdom those who take counsel for the nations of the earth, that in tranquility your dominion may increase till the earth is filled with the knowledge of your love; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

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Corn Roast and Summer Festival August 19

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