Staying Connected as a Faith Community
This is the 30th edition of the St. Mary's e-newsletter!
We hope you find them informative, engaging and most importantly a way to stay connected.
CLICK HERE for the video link to today's Morning Devotions from the Memorial Garden
Celebration of St. Mary's Day
Andrea, Joy, Edith and Beth are hard at work planning the St. Mary's Day outside worship service for August 16th. Information including safety protocols and RSVP information will arrive by mail early next week.
ZOOM COFFEE HOUR
Susan Bourret will be hosting coffee hour this Sunday at 9:30













Sunday, August 2nd at 10AM



CLICK HERE for the bulletin





New Permanent Meeting Code

 Meeting ID: 823 2447 0555
Password: 0000



     
Join Zoom Meeting:

or
Dial
1 646 876 9923

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SUMMER COMPLINE

Compline/Night Prayer is now offered FIVE nights a week at 7:30 pm, on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday.

Join this small group prayer service to refocus yourself after a busy day.


Compline is found in the BCP on page 127 or you may access the prayer book online at  www.bcponline.org .


To Join Compline Zoom Meeting


or

You Can Call

13126266799

enter  Meeting ID
856 0827 5573  


Anti-Racism Work

Take Time to Listen and Learn; Here are some tools






Visit antiracismcovenant.org  this website invites all people of faith - lay and ordained individuals, parishes, dioceses, community leaders, businesses, etc. - to sign their names and make a covenant to move beyond "talking" about change to engaging in real transformative work. 


Honoring Civil Rights Activist John Lewis

John Lewis' funeral will take place today at 11am at Atlanta’s historic Ebenezer Baptist Church. It will be broadcast on all national news outlets.

CLICK HERE to listen to John Lewis shares stories from the aftermath of the March on Washington, and how Selma became the stage for African Americans to fight for their right to vote, leading to the Selma to Montgomery marches.

CLICK HERE to take a moment to view this profound rendition of Amazing Grace that was preformed by Dr. Wintley Phipps at the ceremony for Rep. John Lewis at the Capital.

A documentary titled John Lewis: Good Trouble is now streaming. CLICK HERE to view the trailer and options to rent.


Listen to Bishop Curry share his thoughts on prayer leading to action during a time of pandemic
Taking Care of Yourself & Others

Bistro On Main run by MACC Charities is now re-opened! They are open for carry out only Tuesday - Saturday 11:30 am - 7:30 pm. This high quality resturant is located at 867 Main Street Downtown Manchester. CLICK HERE for the to-go menu.


Manchester Senior Center News
Due to this week's high temperatures, the Manchester Senior Center will be activated as a cooling center this week for the community during normal business hours (8:30AM-4:30PM), with limited access, limited capacity, & no other services. The Senior Center will remain locked and not open to the public, but those in need of a cool down will be allowed to enter. People utilizing the Senior Center must remain masked.

Meal services are continuing under a delivery/pick up model. Senior Center staff will work with participants to ensure that people are signed up for the appropriate service. For details call the Senior Center at 860-647-3211.

T0wn offers NEW way to connect
Your Voice Matters is another avenue for the Manchester community to connect. You'll now have access to updates on the latest projects, project questionnaires, public surveys, and community forums giving you the opportunity to share your opinions, feedback, and inquiries in real time with real people from the community. CLICK HERE to sign up


The Greater Downtown Manchester Discovery Map has arrived! The map was commissioned by the Town of Manchester to promote the Greater Downtown Manchester area by highlighting its many commercial and quality of life assets for visitors.Let us show our support for the downtown businesses and attractions. CLICK HERE to view the new map and maybe you will find something new to do!



Connecting with Coffee




Ann's Zoom Coffee Shop on Fridays at 1pm

Join Zoom Meeting
or Dial +1 929 205 6099
Meeting ID: 873 0224 9184
Password: 958202

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Coffee On The Curb”

This way of connecting has been fun and you don't even have to tidy the house! Feel free to call Rev Ann at 304-951-7122 or email her at  revalovejoy@gmail.com and she will swing by your home and chat outside (at a safe distance).

Virtual Prayers of the People

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 please contact Rev. Ann.


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Lord, make us instruments of your peace. Where there is
hatred, let us sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where
there is discord, union; where there is doubt, faith; where
there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where
there is sadness, joy. Grant that we may not so much seek to
be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive; it is
in pardoning that we are pardoned; and it is in dying that we
are born to eternal life. Amen.