St. Mary's Episcopal Church

October 18, 2019


Join us for Holy Eucharist ~ Sundays @ 10:30 a.m.

All desiring to fellowship & worship with us are welcome;
God loves you as you are! 

St. Mary's Church is thrilled to announce that their new Vicar, the Rev. Susan Toone, will Celebrate and Preach this Sunday, October 20th at 10:30 a.m.  
Afterward, during Fellowship, a special luncheon will be held in the Parish Hall. 
From the Diocesan Newsletter:
"St. Mary's Church Provo has a familiar priest as a new Vicar. The Rev. Susan Toone will be the historic church's new cleric.
She has served the diocese and Episcopal Community Services as the chaplain to two of the diocesan owned senior centers, St. Mark's Tower and Millcreek St. Mark's. She announced her new position by saying "I'm delighted and honored to answer the call!" The position has been vacant since the retirement and subsequent death of its beloved Vicar, the late Rev. Dr. Peter Van Hook. The Church is known for its music and community service. The Rev. Susan Toone will start October 16th."
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If you have information for the newsletter, please email it to Melody Oliphant at by Tuesday evening.
Sunday at St. Mary's Church (SMC)

Holy Eucharist/
Morning Prayer

Sundays at 10:30 a.m.
Adult Study Group- in the library
Sunday Mornings @9:15 - 10:15 a.m.
The study group is reading and discussing the book:  The Third Jesus: The Christ We Cannot Ignore, by Deepak Chopra.
Worship Ministers' Schedule
19th Sunday after Pentecost
Proper 24

Year C
October 20, 2019

Eucharistic Minister: Shaunna Gage
Acolyte: Rohit
1st Reading: Mary Allen
2nd Reading: Robert Redd
Prayers: Bruce McLeod
UshersStan King / Roy Varghese
BCPOD Worship: Jim Meador
BCPOD Fellowship: Bryan Kreller
Altar Guild: Roy Varghese

Ministries Schedules:
Can be found on St. Mary's Website (here)
Sunday Readings:
Can be found (here) We follow Track 2
Fellowship & Visiting
Sundays at 11:30 a.m. in the Parish Hall.
Please sign up to bring a "sweet" or "savory" refreshment to fellowship - the sign-up calendar is in the kitchen/parish hall -- your help is appreciated!
Note that the 1st Sunday is always Potluck - feel free to bring a dish to share; the 5th Sunday is always hosted by the Youth and Children of the congregation.
Stats for:
Church Attendance:
Total Deposit:

Support Group Attendance-
Make a secure online donation with PayPal
Bishop's Committee Meeting
This Sunday, October 20th
~in the SMC Library @ 12:15 - 1:45 p.m. 
The Bishop's Committee is the governing board of St. Mary's Church that meets monthly, typically on the third Sunday of each month.
The meetings are open, and the agenda is posted the week before each meeting on the Parish Website.
Ending Child Homelessness Diaper Drive 2019
St. Mary's Church will be joining with the Coalition of Religious Communities in participating in the Ending Child Homelessness Diaper Drive again this year. Please bring to the church any size package of any size baby/toddler diapers from this Sunday to the end of October. 
Info from the Diocese of Utah

The most recent
Diocesan Newsletter
can be found (
 here )

Community of Hope / Circle of Care Meeting
This Saturday, October 19
9:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m.
at the Cathedral Church of St. Mark - 
231 E 100 S, Salt Lake City (map)
Information about Community of Hope International is available at
Want to deepen your service and spirituality? Visit the Community of Hope / Circle of Care meeting Saturday, October 19, 9:30-11:30 at the Cathedral Church of St. Mark, 231 E 100 S, Salt Lake City.

The Utah region of Community of Hope International involves lay people across the diocese in pastoral care: being present to those in need in a compassionate, listening, non-controlling manner. A curriculum of in-depth training and formation based in Benedictine spirituality prepares Community of Hope members to serve in a variety of settings, including parishes, hospitals, assisted-living facilities, and hospices.
Questions? Contact --
Chris LeCluyse at 801-660-9124,, or
Carolyn Ershler at 801-201-0814,
(Melody Oliphant is a member of Circle of Care/Community of Hope - feel free to talk to her as well.)

Information about Community of Hope International is available at
New  Beginnings 
November 8 -10 at St. James Church
Check in Friday 6 - 6:30 p.m. to Sunday Noon
For youth in grades 6-8 
$65 per participant (scholarships available)
Youth and Leaders - Register at:
Our New Beginnings weekend is a community building event, not only for our junior high youth, but this event is organized and led by our high school youth.  We also invite youth leaders to join in on the activities and discussions.  Each adult may represent up to 5 youth from their church or community.

During the weekend, participants meet peers from across the diocese and enjoy skits, listen to talks, and participate in small group activities and discussions. These activities focus on self, friends, parents, siblings, school, and God's love and prayer. 
*If you need financial assistance or would like more information, please contact Karen Gleeson at
Going on at St. Mary's Church (SMC)

We will have choir rehearsals every first and third Sunday of the month. Everyone is welcome to join! We rehearse from 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. on the Sundays we perform. 

An Outline of the Faith/Catechism Class
Class held in the St Mary's Library
Mondays from 7pm  - 8:30pm

If you are interested in studying the Catechism / An Outline of the Faith in preparation for baptism, confirmation, reaffirmation or for a deeper understanding of the faith for your own Christian formation with a 12 week class in the fall, please contact Melody Oliphant (
Ministries at St. Mary's Church
 Contact Person/People
(on the website here)
What is God calling you to do? Talk to any member of the ministries if you would like more information.
“Christ has no body now but yours. No hands, no feet on earth but yours. Yours are the eyes through which he looks compassion on this world. Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good. Yours are the hands through which he blesses all the world. Yours are the hands, yours are the feet, yours are the eyes, you are his body. Christ has no body now on earth but yours.” ~ St. Teresa of Ávila
Evening Prayer 
Wednesdays at 7:00 PM
in the St. Mary's Church Side Chapel (Choir Room)

Come join us for a spoken prayer service out of the
Book of Common Prayer.
For more information contact Alex Jensen (
Centering Prayer
4th Sunday of the Month
after church & fellowship
@ 12:30 pm in the Sanctuary
Contact Dcn. Sandra Jones ( ) for more information.
The Tuesday Discussion Group:
1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the month
Next meeting: TBD - on hiatus through summer

Village Inn Restaurant at East Bay in Provo
933 S University Ave, Provo, UT 84606 ( map )
Contactact Gidge Sundquist, Shaunna Gage, or Melody Oliphant for info.
Community Music Outreach Program

~ A Mission of St. Mary's Church ~ 

Music in the Sanctuary

The St. Mary's Chancel Choir 
will have choir rehearsals every first and third Sunday of the month. Everyone is welcome to join! We rehearse from 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. on the Sundays we perform. 
Contact Dallin Baldwin for rehearsal details:

All are welcome!  
Food and Care Ministry &
The Community Garden

~ A Mission of St. Mary's Church ~ 

If you have any questions regarding the Community Garden, please contact: 
Lon Young -
Photo credit for The Blessing of the Community Garden: Roshan Abraham
How can those of us not participating in growing crops in the Community Garden help?
1) Composting:
You may notice that we've dedicated Box #9 for composting. Please feel free to dump in any plant-based scraps.
2 ) Donate crops from your home garden:
If you have a garden at home and would like to contribute to Food & Care Coalition, you may donate too!
Donating to Food and Care Coalition:
You can take donations to F&CC yourself during normal business hours (see below) or simply ask at fellowship hour if there's someone who can do a donation run for you. 
Donation Hours:
Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 
Saturday 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 

Please deliver your donations at the east entrance past the gate. Deliveries are received anytime gate is open.
No amount is too small to contribute. They will weigh your donation and may hand you a receipt indicating the donation in terms of weight, which is simply there system. St. Mary's would like to keep track of our Community Garden's contribution over the growing season. Please TEXT  Lon at (385) 448-0678 with the weight, however small, after a donation is made. This is one way we show the Diocese that the grant funds they awarded us are continuing to be a positive force in the world.
How is our Parish performing at the Food & Care Coalition? Click (here) to view the monthly stats.

Follow the link ( here ) to view F&CC current needs. 
At St. Mary’s, one of our core values is that “We care about the communities in which we live, and we seek, as individuals and as a congregation, to reach out to others carrying with us the good news of Jesus’ love for us.” 
One of our outreach opportunities for service to the community is our relationship with the Food & Care Coalition, where we help feed the hungry among us. We’ve been involved in it for 30+ years, starting in our own Parish Hall kitchen.
Come and volunteer providing lunch to the clients of the Food & Care Coalition.
We can use help in serving food, greeting clients, handing out sack lunches, washing dishes, cleaning up, and engaging in friendly conversation with the clients. (Children under sixteen are welcome to greet guests with an accompanying adult.)
Contact Steve Nordstrom, Erik Heiney, or Stan King through the church office to sign up to help or for more information.
Going on in Our Community
Harold Layton Yost passed away peacefully at the age of 81 in his home in Orem, Utah, Friday October 11th, 2019 at approximately 1:00pm, following a gradual decline in his health.
A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, October 21, 2019 at Sundberg-Olpin Mortuary, 495 South State Street, Orem, Utah
After the service, there will be a luncheon at the LDS church located at 135 east 2000 south, Orem, UT in the Cultural Hall for closest friends and family, "and I consider those in our church as my closest friends," Trez said.
Harold attended St. Mary's Church for the last couple of years, and he could often be found in the St Mary's kitchen, helping Trez with the food during Fellowship.
Harold will be missed by the St. Mary's Congregation.
Condolences, prayers, hugs, and love to Trez from us at St Mary's Church.
The College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy is launching a clinical pastoral education program at Utah Valley Hospital for those who aspire to a ministry in chaplaincy. All tuition is being waived thanks to a grant from the Intermountain Foundation. If your clergy or members are interested more information and applications can be found on the webpage or by reaching out to me directly - David Roth ( )
Episcopal Church Young Adult Service Corps:
Applications accepted for 2020-2021 placements
Deadline: January 10, 2020

For more information, check out the website:

Applications are now available for 2020-2021 placements with the Young Adult Service Corps (YASC), the international missionary program of The Episcopal Church. YASC offers Episcopalians ages 21-30 the opportunity to follow the Way of Love into deeper relationship with God and the global Anglican Church while spending a year living and working with communities around the world. From Guatemala to Oman, the Philippines to England, El Salvador to South Africa, and dozens of countries in between, YASC volunteers are building relationships that transform their lives and their faith.

These young adults serve as teachers in church-run schools, work alongside development professionals who seek to empower their local communities, and participate in the daily life and ministry of churches and cathedrals around the Anglican Communion.
For more information, check out the website:
Upcoming Events at SMC
Ending Childhood Homelessness Campaign - diaper drive through end of October
Advent Begins - Sunday, Dec 1st
Christmas Eve Services - December 24; 7 p.m. & 11 p.m.
SMC Parish Office Staff & Clergy
St. Mary's Episcopal Church
physical and mailing address:
50 West 200 North
Provo, UT 84601

(801) 373-3090

Find us online:

The Rev. Susan Toone - Vicar / Priest
Available by appointment.

The Rev. Dcn. Sandra Jones - Vocational Deacon
Available by appointment.
Contact her at or 432-640-8094

The Bishop's Committee:
Steven Nordstrom - Sr. Warden ( )
Jim Meador - Jr. Warden ( )
Shaunna Gage                Taran Bhagat
Robert Redd                   Bryan Kreller
Patricia Castelli              
Other members of the Church Staff may be contacted through the Church Office:
                 Ashley Haws, Parish Secretary                 
                 Heidi Memmott, Facility Manager                 
                 Serena Kanig Benish, Community Music Outreach Program (CMOP)
                 Dallin Baldwin, Organist
                 George Benish, Treasurer / Bookkeeper

The schedule of support group meetings is on our church calendar and posted next to the main (west) door.
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