STAYING CONNECTED AS A FAITH COMMUNITY


TOMORROW from 10-11AM is our DRIVE-THRU Food Drive!
If you can please place donations in your trunk, follow the cones in the St. Mary's parking lot, and pop your trunk when it is your turn. We will deliver to MACC at 11:15AM. We are excited to see the turn out; even in the rain!

Have you gone by church lately? MACC blessed us with two of these signs to show our support to the Manchester community.

Go to  www.fusioncrossmedia.com  and order a $20 sign for your home or a few more for your neighbors. FusionCross-Media gives $2 for each sign purchased to the MACC Emergency Food Pantry to help keep food on the table and meals to the hungry through the MACC Community Kitchen.


ZOOM UPDATE: Remember if you do not have access to the technology or do not desire to use ZOOM you can still call in (to the specific phone number given) using a regular telephone and be able to listen to the service. We are planning on sharing upcoming ZOOM services on Facebook Live as another way to participate.




ZOOM Worship
Sunday April 26th 10AM


CLICK HERE for the bulletin

Meeting ID: 889 3265 1776
Password: 0000

Join Zoom Meeting:
or
Dial
1 646 876 9923

Join Ann for
COMPLINE at 7:30pm

FRIDAY Compline
Meeting ID: 741 202 531  

CLICK HERE or Dial: 1-929-205-6099

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WEDNESDAY Compline
Meeting ID: 173 966 797


CLICK HERE or DIAL 1-929-205-6099


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CLICK HERE for the Compline bulletin

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Every FRIDAY Coffee & Conversation 1:00pm

Meeting ID: 873 0224 9184
Password: 95202

or Dial 19292056099


CLICK HERE for a video from Rev. Ann last Friday which was posted on Facebook


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The Way of Light: Stations of the Resurrection

Mark your calendars for Sunday,  May 3rd  to pray the Way of the Resurrection together, virtually at 4:30 pm. 

Email me at  revalovejoy@gmail.com . I will give you one of the scripture passages. Pray, reflect and  make art . Send me a photo of your art - of any artistic medium - the only requirement is it’s your original work. Due by  April 30 . These images will be incorporated into worship (like the photos on Sundays).

Also, email me for a passage to pray and reflect on and write your own meditation  reflection  on the passage in max 250 words. Deadline  May 3 . I will then create a devotional book, the Way of Light in our lives.

Both invitations are open to all ages and life experiences, no artistic training or theological education desired or expected!

The Way of Love for the Easter Season 2020
This calendar for the Easter season, created by Sue Van Oss of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Duluth, Minnesota, offers a practice for each of the Great 50 Days. CLICK HERE for the full size version.


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Something to Consider
  Many of us have received a stimulus check from the federal government or will so in the coming days and weeks. We have already had parishioners share a portion or "tithe" of their checks and we thank them. If you are in a position to give please consider making an extra gift to St. Mary's. You might also consider gifting a portion to Episcopal Relief and Development, MACC Charities or the Rector's Discretionary Fund. You may also have a practice of giving to a particular charity. Thank you for considering this.
-Junior Warden Sarah Tierinni

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May Happenings Needs Your Help!
Vestry member Noreen Kirk is working to compile a May edition of the Happenings that tells our stories! If you would like, please send photos or brief comments about what you or your family are doing while staying home. It can be about how you are feeling, things you are finding helpful or comforting, what you are grateful for? Send to nskirk50@gmail.com by Saturday, April 25th


Concordia Pastor Relocating to West Coast
The Rev. Douglas Barclay, who has served as pastor at Concordia Lutheran Church for nearly five years, recently announced that he has accepted a call to serve as pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church in Manhattan Beach, California. Pastor Barclay shared his news in an April 22 letter to St. Mary’s Vestry. “Know that I have a deep love and affection for all of you at St. Mary’s,” Pastor Barclay wrote. He went on to commend the long history of collaboration between the two churches and the many opportunities for joint worship, fellowship and community outreach. “… My prayer is with you in this difficult time of pandemic,” Barclay added. “God’s nature is to bring abundant life out of the most troubling times. Our faith is that God is good to God’s promises to always accompany our lives with love and grace.” With travel restricted due to the pandemic, Douglas does not expect to relocate until later in the summer.  
Self-Care during Isolation

CLICK HERE to visit the Chicago Art Institute which is offering virtual tours. Vestry member Noreen Kirk shares that her favorite is the Highlights section, that lets viewers see and learn about some of the institute’s finest works of art.

CLICK HERE for ECCT's page that shares many different self-care resources.

On Sunday our guest preacher Bishop Hazelwood referenced Malcolm Guite, an English poet, singer-songwriter, Anglican priest, and academic. CLICK HERE for a reading of "A Sonnet for St. Thomas the Apostle" What powerful imagery and beautiful words....

CLICK HERE for a New York Times article that Rev. Ann shares.

 
Prayers of the People

We are now planning on bringing a vitual Prayers of the People list to you every week. Please CLICK HERE to view the list and to take a moment to lift these names up in your prayers. If you have people you wish to add or if you have a desire to join a newly invigorated Prayer Team who will set aside time in their day to pray please contact Rev. Ann.