Staying Connected as a Faith Community
Thursday, February 11, 2021
Ash Wednesday
February 17th @ 7pm

On Ash Wednesday we begin our forty-day journey toward Easter with a day of fasting and repentance. Marking our foreheads with dust, we acknowledge that we die and return to the earth. At the same time, the dust traces the life-giving cross indelibly marked on our foreheads at baptism. Please join us as we embark on this journey together.

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Lenten Outreach Initiatives
*Contactless drop off on the office porch*

Wall Out Hunger
Ash Wednesday (Feb. 17th) through Palm Sunday (March 28th).
We are seeking: non-perishable food, toiletries, personal care items, feminine hygiene products, cleaning products & paper goods

Undie Sunday
March 7th
We are seeking new: socks, underwear, bras, undershirts for all ages and in all sizes. Stay tuned for a drive-thru collection date and time as well!

PLEASE NOTE: Typically, this outreach would also benefit our partner school, Bennet Academy, but since Manchester schools are still refraining from allowing visitors into the school building and are in a hybrid school model it is not possible to share these items. Those who would like to donate to Bennet can purchase $25 gift cards to either Stop & Shop or Walmart and drop them at the office by March 29th.
Save the Date!
C.A.T. Listening Session hosted by the Vestry on Sunday, February 21st after 10AM Zoom Worship. Link to be shared next week.
YouTube Worship

Available Sunday @ 7:30AM or later

CLICK HERE for the February 14th bulletin
Coffee Hour
Our Zoom Coffee/Fellowship preceeds the 10AM service every week. Use the Sunday Service Link below to join anytime between 9:30 and 10:00am

February 14th 10AM

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Join fellow parishioners:

Monday: Karen A
Wednesday: paused during Lent
Friday: Sharon

This short service from The Book of Common Prayer can be found in the BCP on page 127 or you may access the prayer book online at

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Weekly Lenten Worship

Wednesdays @ 7pm during Lent we are offering a worship service reflecting the Way of the Cross, with music and lay preachers from all the churches offering homilies. Note: our Wed. night Compline service will be on pause as we dive into this weekly Lenten opportunity.

Invitation to Join Lenten Bible Study

Pastor Marschhausen from Concordia will host a Lenten Bible Study, via Zoom, twice each week and all from St. Mary's are invited to participate! The same topic will discussed on Sundays, immediately after morning Zoom worship and on Wednesdays, at Noon, via Zoom.

Please email Pastor Marschhausen at
February Happenings

CLICK HERE to view the Happenings.

We are asking that all members of the parish who were not at the annual meeting last week read the article on Page 6: Annual Meeting: Envisioning St. Mary’s Future in a Changing World.
This is a summary of the discussion that took place and lays out imporant information going forward.
Q&A: Washington Bishop Mariann Budde says church should ‘lead with Jesus’ in its nonpartisan advocacy

CLICK HERE to read this powerful interview
Bishop Douglas Shares Mediation

The Racial Healing, Justice and Reconciliation Ministry Network offers this series of meditations focused on Racial Justice as an effort to raise awareness and provide ECCT with a meaningful space to spark transformative conversations in parochial settings.
For more details, please visit:

CT State has created “Connecticut’s Vaccine Appointment Assist Line” for people who want to schedule appointments by phone or ask questions. The number is 877-918-2224. The line will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and offer a call-back option when workers are busy assisting other callers.

State of Connecticut
CLICK HERE to access the website with current vaccine information

CT's Vaccine Administration Managment System (VAMS)
CLICK HERE to enter to create a profile and find a time slot

Connecticut’s Vaccine Appointment Assist Line
UCONN Health Center
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Hartford Healthcare
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Yale New Haven Health
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Gentle Love Diaper Pantry Partnership
From February 8 – 20, you can drop off diapers, pull-ups and baby wipes at Monaco Ford’s showroom, 767 New London Turnpike Glastonbury, CT. CLICK HERE to listen to founder Kyle Zingler, a 17 year old junior at MHS speak about the non-profit

Washington National Cathedral Valentine’s Day Concert
The Cathedral Band featuring Sylver Logan Sharp. Sunday, February 14 @ 6 pm EST CLICK HERE to register and get the link

7 Types of Verses for When You Can’t Sleep: Find Peace for Your Soul
CLICK HERE to read the article
CLICK HERE to view the slideshow that our Boy Scout troop presented during Zoom worship on Scout Sunday! It is a great testament to their ability to adapt and evolve during this past year. Way to go Troop 27 and thanks!
“For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel, will save it.” – Mark 8:35
Jesus is pretty clear that we are not to spend our time on earth amassing stuff and seeking to extend our lives and capital but rather to give ourselves away in grateful response to the gospel. Saving one’s life is about loving and giving instead of fortifying one’s own status and economic condition.
Mission, Money, and the Church (Conclusion) by Chris A. Meinzer
Stewardship Leaders Newsletter Issue # 40 | Feb.9, 2021

This week we continue to hear from Chris Meizner from ATS. If you have not had a chance to read last week’s article, I encourage you to check it out. This week Meizner challenges us to consider how our churches respond to change. Do we make incremental adjustments, or innovative steps forward? While there may be a time for both approaches, the dual pandemic of racism and COVID-19 has forced a church often stuck in incrementalism to make bold, decisive innovative change in a short period of time.
How have you seen your church respond incrementally or innovatively to the challenges it has faced because of the dual pandemic?

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To make a 2021 pledge to St. Mary's CLICK HERE for the form
Ann's Zoom Coffee Shop on Fridays 1-2pm

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Virtual Prayers of the People
Please take a moment to lift these names up in your prayers. Contact Rev. Ann if you would like to add a loved one.
Mary Rolfe
Lynette Wilson
Beth Lavalette
Jenn Reguin
Donny Ballsieper
Margaret Burke
Bernie VonHone
Matt Briggs
Dawn Murphy
John Wagner
Lea Dubiel
Gary Jensen
Mechelle Olórtegui
Thea Michailides
Carolyn Stone
Deborah Kocsis
Alexander Tovar Olórtegui
Sylvia Rogers
Carlson Rogers
Torshia Anderson
Carlson Rogers, Jr
Llonia Jackson and family
Kelvin Rogers
Michelle Legister
Talitha Coggins
Aleesha Rogers
Walker-Young Family: Carmen, Courtnee, Emory, Morgan and Chelsea, Emrys and Erymi, 
Meg Wagner
Karen Armogida
Sharon and Cornelius
Jack Cianfaglione 
Dick Falcone
Linda and Michael
Kiki Eglinton
Dean Fedorchak
Summer M.
Arlyne Alexander
Ellise & Ralph Sullivan

Ruth Clement
Dotti Canon
Eleanor Hunte 
Jean Cabana
Kathy Anderson
Bob Reault (pronounced “row”)
Jeanette Waytashak
Murial Ritchie
Michelle Darrell
Gloria Edwards
Paul Pedersen
Fred Winzler
Gail Wolcott
Dolores Jones
For comfort for their families and for all who mourn especially:
Cabana family, Norman, Denise
Reault Family (pronounced “row”)
LouAnn, Ellie and family
George, Darrell family
Pedersen family
Mark Winzler
Wolcott family, Jesse and Jamie
Kelly Sharp
Thanksgiving for:
Our parish annual meeting held on zoom.
For Karen Armogida, Harry Perry and Beth Bickley for their service on the vestry.
For Mary Covello, Sylvia Armogida, and Beth Lavalette newly elected vestry members
Darriun Bedell, Kuwait