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St. Mary's Episcopal Church

October 11, 2019


Please Note: In previous newsletters, the date for the Community of Hope / Circle of Care Meeting was said to be this Saturday, Oct 12th - IT IS NOT. The meeting will be held on the 3rd Saturday of the month, October 19th, to allow those in Tuttle School to also attend. See below for more info.
May today there be peace within.
May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be.
May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith.
May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you.
May you be content knowing you are a child of God.
Let this presence settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love.
—Teresa of Avila. 
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If you have information for the newsletter, please email it to Melody Oliphant at merriemelody39@gmail.com by Tuesday evening.

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! 

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
18th Sunday after Pentecost
Proper 23

Year C
October 13, 2019

1st Reading: Lon Young
2nd Reading: Melody Oliphant
Gospel Reading: Emma Crisp
Prayers: Ashley Haws
Ushers
Stan King / Jim Meador
BCPOD Worship: Shaunna Gage
BCPOD Fellowship: Steven Nordstrom
Altar Guild: Melody Oliphant

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:

9/29/2019 
Church Attendance:
37
Total Deposit:
$496.37


10/6/2019 
Church Attendance:
 48
Total Deposit:
$964.12

Including Noisy Bucket:
$53.68

Support Group Attendance-
(total for both weeks)
 799
Make a secure online donation with PayPal
Food & Care Sunday
299 E. 900 S. in Provo ( map )
11:50 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 
This Sunday, September 8
Be sure to read about SMC's Food and Care Ministry below.
If you'd like more info about serving at F&CC, you may contact -
Erik Heiny ( erik.heiny@uvu.edu ) or
Stan King ( stanley.king@comcast.net )
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 )

(With a correction to the Diocesan Fall Youth Event - the info here in the SMC newsletter is correct.)
Community of Hope / Circle of Care Meeting
Saturday, October 19 (3rd Saturday of the month)
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 www.cohinternational.org/.
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, clecluyse@westminstercollege.edu, or
Carolyn Ershler at 801-201-0814, cershler@icloud.com.
(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 www.cohinternational.org/.
GO Monday!
October 14th at St. Paul's church 
6:00-8:00 pm (doors open at 5:30 for group games)
Our first Go Monday of the season will be at St. Paul's Church (261 South, 900 East).  Please join us for good conversation, food, music, games and prayer!  Our "GO Mondays" are designed for youth in grades 6-12 to gather monthly at alternating churches around the Wasatch Front. 
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:
www.camptuttle.org/registrations
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 kgleeson@episcopal-ut.org.
Going on at St. Mary's Church (SMC)
A Report on The Blessing of the Animals,
by Robert Redd & Mary Allen, who led the service on Saturday, October 5th.

THE ANIMAL BLESSING went well -
It was a little chilly at first, but it warmed nicely to perfect.  
A pair of horses came! One a 20-year-old who has graced us with his hoofs before, and one with baby Weston Oliver riding.
Fiona took pictures, and Lila, ever in her nourishment mode, passed out the dog treats.
Attendance: 8 dogs, 2 horses.
Donations: $10.00.

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
Now forming a class for fall -
Class will begin Monday, October 14 @ 7 p.m. in the St Mary's Library.


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 (merriemelody39@gmail.com)
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
UPDATE: SMC has a new Priest! 
The Rev. Susan Toone was recommended to the Bishop's Committee by the Search Committee a few weeks ago; after interviewing her themselves, the Bishop's Committee  then recommended to Bishop Hayashi that Susan+ be the Priest of St Mary's Church, to which Bishop Hayashi also agreed that she would be a great fit.
Susan+ will start working at St Mary's Church on a part-time basis starting October 16th; her first Eucharist on October 20th.

Thanks be to God for sending us a "faithful pastor, who will care for us, [God's] people, and equip us for our ministries," as we have been diligently praying for.
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 (alexander4720@gmail.com)
Centering Prayer
4th Sunday of the Month
after church & fellowship
@ 12:30 pm in the Sanctuary
Contact Dcn. Sandra Jones ( deacon@stmarysprovo.org ) 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: dallin.baldwin@gmail.com

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

~ A Mission of St. Mary's Church ~ 
Photo credit for The Blessing of the Community Garden: Roshan Abraham

If you have any questions regarding the Community Garden, please contact: 
Lon Young - 
lonyoung1973@gmail.com
Attention Gardeners:
Please harvest the ripe veggies from your plot. Many ripe vegetables have been spotted. 

Have a great week and happy harvesting!
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
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 https://www.cpspnautiluspacific.org/our-training-programs or by reaching out to me directly - David Roth ( drdavidroth@gmail.com )
Episcopal Church Young Adult Service Corps:
Applications accepted for 2020-2021 placements
Deadline: January 10, 2020

For more information, check out the website:
https://www.episcopalchurch.org/global-partnerships/young-adult-service-corps

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:
https://www.episcopalchurch.org/global-partnerships/young-adult-service-corps
Upcoming Events at SMC
2019
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

telephone: 
(801) 373-3090
email: 
parishoffice@stmarysprovo.org

Find us online:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stmarysprovo
Website:  www.StMarysProvo.org

Clergy:
The Rev. Susan Toone - Priest
Available by appointment after October 16th.

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

The Bishop's Committee:
Steven Nordstrom - Sr. Warden ( Nextgenlibrarian@gmail.com )
Jim Meador - Jr. Warden ( jmeador1951@gmail.com )
Shaunna Gage                Taran Bhagat
Robert Redd                   Alex Jensen
Patricia Castelli              Bryan Kreller

Other members of the Church Staff may be contacted through the Church Office:
parishoffice@stmarysprovo.org
                 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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