St. Mary's Episcopal Church

July 12, 2019

"The reality is that Good Samaritans often have a steep price to pay for their charity. If we are to answer the Gospel's call to all-inclusive loving, then we must be prepared to give all and face the consequences." 
—Elizabeth-Anne Stewart.

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If you have information for the newsletter, please email it to Melody Oliphant at 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
Sundays at 10:30 a.m.
Adult Study Group- in the library
Sunday Mornings @9:15 - 10:15 a.m.
The Adult Study Group will not be meeting July 7th or 14th, but will return on July 21st 
The study group is reading and discussing the book: Holy Envy, by Barbara Brown Taylor
5th Sunday after Pentecost
Proper 10
Year C
 July 14, 2019

1st Reading: Lon Young
2nd Reading: Bruce McLeod
Gospel Reading: Stan King

Prayers: Ashley Haws
Ushers: Stan King/Lon Young
BCPOD: Alex Jensen
Altar Guild: none available

Ministries Schedules:
Can be found on St. Mary's Website (here)
Sunday Readings:
Can be found (here) We follow Track 2
Fellowship & Visiting
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:

Total Combined Deposit:
including --
Noisy Bucket

Church Attendance

Support Group Attendance
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Food & Care Sunday
299 E. 900 S. in Provo (map)
11:50 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 
This Sunday, July 14th
Be sure to read about SMC's Food andCare Ministry below.
If you'd like more info about serving at F&CC, you may contact
Erik Heiny <> or
Stan King <>
Info from the Diocese of Utah

The most recent
Diocesan Newsletter
can be found (
 here )

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July 14-19 - (7-8) Grade Camp
July 21-26 - High School Adventure Camp
August 2-4 – Family Camp

To stay up to date on youth events, we invite you to follow us on Instagram at camp.tuttle, Facebook or our website           

Going on at St. Mary's Church (SMC)
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
The Bishop’s Committee has organized a Search Committee to begin the search process for a new Priest at St. Mary’s.
UPDATE: The Parish Profile has been accepted by Bishop Hayashi. He is now in the process of looking for good candidates. 

Members of the Search Committee are Serena Benish, Jim Meador, Dave Castelli, Pat Collins, Lon Young, and Melody Oliphant.
Guidance Prayer for New Ministry
Almighty God, giver of every good gift:
Look graciously on your Church,
and so guide the minds of those
who shall choose a rector for this parish,
that we may receive a faithful pastor,
who will care for your people
and equip us for our ministries;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
BCP, page 818
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: July 16th @ 6:00 pm

Village Inn Restaurant at East Bay in Provo
933 S University Ave, Provo, UT 84606 ( map )
We will be reading the book: 40 Days with Joan Chittister
Days 31-35 will be discussed at the next meeting.

For more information, contact Gidge Sundquist at 
( )
An Outline of the Faith/Catechism Class
On Break through the Summer
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 (
I was thrilled to see so many people expressing interest in EfM this fall! If you would like to be included in the group email list as we prepare for EfM in the fall or if you would like more information about EfM, please contact Melody Oliphant (
From the EfM website ( click here to read more about EfM ):
"Education for Ministry (EfM) is a unique four-year learning certificate program in theological education based upon small-group study and practice."

"The EfM program is preparation for the ministry to which we all are called. It is that vocation for which we pray at the end of the Eucharist: 'And now, Father, send us out to do the work you have given us to do, to love and serve you as faithful witnesses of Christ our Lord.'"
Community Music Outreach Program

~ A Mission of St. Mary's Church ~ 

Music in the Sanctuary

The St. Mary's Chancel Choir 
Contact Dallin Baldwin for rehearsal details:

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 -
How can those of us not participating in growing crops in the Community Garden help?
1) Composing:
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 Scera Theater in Orem has given the congregation of St. Mary's free movie tickets -
St Mary's Parish Office has limited movie tickets for Scera Theater in Orem - if you'd like to claim a ticket to use, please email Ashley, the Parish Secretary, at First come, first serve.
(Please only claim tickets if you will use them. We have many members who would enjoy this opportunity.)
The Scera in Orem has offered the congregation of St. Mary's the following tickets for free:
* Peter Pan (Scera Shell Outdoor Theater) - can go anytime July 5-20th, no Wednesdays; showtime is 8:00pm
* Ralph Breaks the Internet (Outdoor Movie) - Wednesday, July 17th, showtime at 9:00pm (yes, PM)
* Disney's Beauty and the Beasts (Scera Shell Outdoor Theater) - can go anytime August 2 - 17th, no Wednesdays; showtime is 8:00pm
* The Incredibles 2 (Outdoor Movie) - Wednesday, August 14th, showtime at dusk
* Tickets to Movie Series (indoor movie theater, meant for older children/adults) - Tuesdays at 10:00am, ending on August 13th
* Tickets to Movie Series (indoor movie theater, meant for younger children) - Mondays at 1:00pm, ending on August 12th
Upcoming Events at SMC
F&CC Pioneer Day BBQ - Wednesday, July 24th
St Mary's Day Picnic & BBQ - Sunday, August 18th
St Mary's at Provo PRIDE - Saturday in September TBD
The Blessing of the Animals - Saturday, October 5th @ 10 AM
Ending Childhood Homelessness Campaign - TBA 

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. 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                   Alex Jensen
Patricia Castelli              Bryan Kreller

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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