Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Vestry
From left to right, front row: Mr. David Wilcox, Canon John Schaefer, Dr. Michael Frost, Fr. Charles Everson, Mrs. Sharon Hunter-Putsch, Bonnie Haupt, Mr. Dennis Robinson. Back row: Mr. Chris McQueeny, Mr. Don Clark, Mr. Raja Reed, Dcn. Gerry Shaon

Thanks to everyone for a wonderful Annual Meeting! After the meeting, the new Vestry was seated and elected officers:

Senior Warden, Mrs. Sharon Hunter-Putsch
Junior Warden, Dr. Michael Frost
Treasurer, Mrs. Judith Brougham
Clerk, Mrs. Betty Iorg

Class of 2020
Mr. Don Clark
Bonnie Haupt
Mr. Raja Reed

Class of 2021
Mr. Dennis Robinson
Canon John Schaefer
Mr. David Wilcox

Class of 2022
Mrs. Sharon Hunter-Putsch (Senior Warden)
Dr. Michael Frost (Junior Warden)
Mr. Chris McQueeny
Candlemas
The Feast of our Lord Jesus Christ in the Temple
and The Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary 

Solemn High Mass
Friday, February 1st, 6:00 p.m. 

On Candlemas, the Christmas cycle comes to a close. Please bring any candles you'd like to have blessed for use in your home in the coming year.  Click here to read more about Candlemas .

A group will join up for dinner after Mass at a local restaurant. You're invited!
Help Needed this Saturday
This Saturday, February 2nd, we will be taking down the greenery and lights in the church. Please consider donating a couple of hours of time to help!  We will meet at 1:00 p.m.
Social Justice Ministry Opportunity
Fellow St. Mary's parishioners,

After the Advent adult forum on social justice, I felt led to help organize a meaningful way for us to serve those in need. With Fr. Charles's blessing, I'm asking your prayerful consideration to join me in this work.

Sex Workers Outreach Project (SWOP) is an organization that, among other things, will connect volunteer pen pals to sex workers who are currently incarcerated. We are called to sustain those within God's community with the light of love, understanding, and compassion, and Christ included sex workers within His boundless community.

 We will meet this Sunday, February 3 in the Nave immediately following the 10:00 a.m. Mass. For those interested, we will be filling out volunteer forms and from there, SWOP will contact us individually to connect us with our pen pals. I'll be sure to have frequently asked questions handy, so folks can know a little more about this program.

In Christ,
Chris Steinauer
Confirmation Introductory Meeting
Would you like to formally join St. Mary's and The Episcopal Church? Interested in the exploring the sacrament of confirmation? If so, please prayerfully consider joining me for an introductory meeting to explore what this might mean for you! 

From the Catechism in the Book of Common Prayer:

Q.  What is Confirmation?
A.   Confirmation is the rite in which we express a mature commitment to Christ, and receive strength from the Holy Spirit through prayer and the laying on of hands by a bishop.

This discussion is for those who have not yet been confirmed, and as well as those who have already been confirmed in another tradition but would like to explore formal membership at St. Mary's.

To sign up for the class, please click on this link , input your name, and click on all of the time slots listed when you are available.  Please indicate your availability by Sunday, February 3rd.  I will then schedule the meeting based on everyone's availability and notify the attendees. I look forward to our discussion!

Peace,
Fr. Charles
St. Mary's Arts and Crafts
Tomorrow , January 31st
10:00am-2:00pm
St. Mary's Apartment
Bring your UFO (unfinished object) or PhD (partially half done) craft or just come to chat! Join us on every last Thursday of the month.
St. Mary's Belles
Wine and Chocolate:
Sin or Sacrament?
Saturday February 16th

1pm to 4pm at Betty Iorg's 
7241 Jarboe
Come with your favorite form of chocolate. Wine will be provided.
Blessing of the Throats
This Sunday, February 3rd after both Masses, we will offer the traditional Blessing of the Throats in honor of St. Blaise.    Click here to learn more about this tradition. 
If you'd like to send flowers for Faye Hopkin's funeral on February 9th, please consider contacting Justin Smith at jsmitheventflorist@gmail.com . The family has requested specific colors, and Justin is willing to help coordinate the floral arrangements to ensure a consistent color pallet!
Click on the Daily Office button to pray Morning and Evening Prayer, and to find daily Bible readings!
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Weekly Service Schedule

Sunday
Low Mass: 8 a.m.   
Solemn High Mass: 10 a.m.
Sung Compline: 7 p.m. (2nd Sunday of the month)

Tuesday
Low Mass: 12:05 p.m.

Wednesday 
Low Mass: 12:05 p.m.
Evening Prayer and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: 6:00 p.m.

Thursday
Low Mass: 12:05 p.m.

Saturday 
Noonday Prayer: 11:05 a.m. (2nd and 4th Saturday of the month)
Clergy and Staff

Assistant to the Rector
 
Rector Emeritus
The Reverend Robert M. Hutcherson
  
Deacon Administrator

 
Artist-in-Residence/Choirmaster
 
Organist
 
Sexton
Ms. Rosalyn Powell
Vestry

Mrs. Sharon Hunter-Putsch, Senior Warden
Dr. Michael D. Frost, Junior Warden
Mr. Donald E. Clark
Bonnie Haupt
Mr. Chris McQueeny
Mr. Raja Reed
Mr. Dennis L. Robinson
Canon John L. Schaefer
Mr. David S. Wilcox, II
                                                  
Mrs. Betty Iorg, Parish Clerk
Ms. Judith B. Brougham, Parish Treasurer 
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