Staying Connected as a Faith Community
Thursday, July 7, 2022
CLICK HERE for the July edition of the Happenings
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**In-person and livestreamed**

Morning Prayer
St. Mary's @ 9AM

Joy Dorin is our Lay Worship Leader and Beth Lavalette our Lay Preacher

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Welcome to Fr. Shaw Mudge!

On Tuesday, June 21, your vestry voted unanimously to call Father Shaw to St. Mary's. We are fortunate to be able to tap into his experience with parishes in transition and his connections at ECCT as we take the next steps in our Moving Forward journey. Fr. Shaw's first Sunday with us will be July 17th! Please plan on attending and showing him a warm welcome to St. Mary's!
Name Tag Hospitality

As we welcome Fr Shaw to St. Mary's we are bringing back our name tag board to the rear of the church. If you would like a printed name tag please either use the poll below or sign up on the clip board in the Narthex over the next few Sundays. Please make every effort to wear your name tag to help Fr. Shaw put a name to a friendly face!
Would you like a printed name tag?
Coffee Hour Sign-Up

We are looking for people or teams to sign up for this fellowship opportunity! Keep it simple and light!

The sign up sheet is available in Anderson Hall on the front table. Take a look at the open dates and grab a date to serve!

You can also contact Beth Bickley at with any questions
Dylan Mello Accepts a New Call
Former St. Mary’s parishioner Dylan Mello recently shared that he has been called to join Christ and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Westport, Connecticut, as its Associate for Youth and Families. He begins his new position in September.

St. Mary’s is Dylan’s sponsoring parish as he pursues his education and discernment for ordination. He has been in postulancy and is enrolled in a program at Episcopal Divinity School at Union Theological Seminary focused on social justice.

For the last three years, he has been serving as Southwest/Northwest Region Missionary for the Episcopal Church in Connecticut.

We wish Dylan and his family—wife Alejandra and daughters Carolyn and Violette—many blessings as he assumes his new position
 Any well wishes can be sent via email to or mail 925 Oronoke Rd. - Unit 28H Waterbury CT 06708
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Fellowship Activities with St. John's, Vernon

Berry Breakfast
July 10th at 11:00am after the 10:00am Eucharist. Lots of waffles, sausage, and plenty of fresh picked local berries. 
Small group brunches in July
They will be held at 10:30am on Thursday July 7th, July 14th, and July 21st, and Sunday July 17th at 11:00am after the Eucharist. These are small gatherings were parishioners can get to know each other and Fr. Marc better.   Folks are welcome to sign up with Christina- parish administrator.
Fellowship Activity with our friends from Concordia:

 Pool Party and Barbeque
Sunday, August 14, 2022
3:00-7:30 pm
Want to sit by a pool on a hot summer day and enjoy fellowship, drinks, snacks and a cookout with friends from Concordia? If so, you are most welcome to attend this year’s BBQ. It will be held at Mark Winzler’s home (address will be provided to those attending).  Bring a lawn chair, if possible.

The menu includes hot dogs, hamburgers, rolls, German potato salad and baked beans kindly supplied by Mark. We invite those attending to sign up to provide one of the following items appetizer, dessert or salad    
 CLICK HERE for the RSVP form
Please reply by By Monday, August 8

RSVP: Call the Concordia Office: 860-649-5311 or e-mail:
or mail: 40 Pitkin Street, Manchester, CT 06040
@ 7:30pm

Monday: Karen A
Wednesday: Andrea
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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If you would like to make a pledge for 2022 to the mission of St. Mary's Church please CLICK HERE for the form and return it to the office at any point in the year.
Prayers of the People
Please take a moment to lift these names up in your prayers.
Updated July 2022
All those suffering in mind, body, spirit
Lynette Wilson
Denise Donez
Geoff Olivier
Pam Sargent
Jane Bensche
Shirley McGarry
Peg McCoan
Tom and Nancy Mann
Pat Georgeady
Karen Armogida
Carol Mallett
Linda Hollingsworth
Rick & Sylvia Armogida
Jennifer and Jerry Hrycyszyn
Hrycyszyn Family in Ukraine
Lea & Cliff Dubiel
Joseph Longo
Marsha Coombs
Lincoln Specht
Janice Poggi
Baby Drue-Anne Stanleys preemie granddaughter
Veronica Feragne
Laurice Hartzell
Betty Keehner
Amber Mallett
Ingeborg-Wife of former parishioner Harry Packman
Sharon, Michael & John
Edna Hennessey
John Jr.

Desmond O’Neill
Roberta Bryce
John Poggi
Kevin Kingsbury
Edith Dubiel
Joan Stauch
Lawrence Cassells

For comfort for their families and for all who mourn

Thanksgiving for
Our Wardens, Officers & Vestry leadership

For our partner school, Bennet Academy

For the work of the Greater Hartford Interfaith Action Alliance (GHIAA)

For our friends at Concordia, Emanuel and Saint John’s, Vernon
** NEW Contact for Prayers of the People**

For the next few weeks please send any prayer requests to Andrea Burr at Andrea will relay the prayer need to the prayer team and will update the Prayers of the People list weekly.