St. Mary's Episcopal Church

June 13, 2019

The Blessing of the Garden will be celebrated right after Eucharist this Sunday, June 16th. Bring bells, chimes, and/or shakers and make a joyful noise to Lord. 

"In the Night Prayers in the New Zealand Prayer Book the three persons of the Trinity are referred to as Earth Maker, Pain Bearer, Life Giver, and that is illuminating for me."
—Madeleine L'Engle.

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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 study group is reading and discussing the book: Holy Envy, by Barbara Brown Taylor
Bishop's Committee Meeting
This Sunday, 
June 16th
~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 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 ( here ).
First Sunday after Pentecost
Trinity Sunday
Year C
 June 16, 2019

Eucharistic Minister: Shaunna Gage
Prayers: Rohit
1st Reading: Bruce McLeod
2nd Reading: Roy Varghese

Prayers: Stan King
Ushers: Roy Varghese; Stan King
BCPOD: 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
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.
Trinity Sunday
June 16, 2019
Stats for:
Total Combined Deposit:
 Noisy Bucket Match:

Church Attendance
Support Group Attendance
Make a secure online donation with PayPal
Info from the Diocese of Utah

The most recent
Diocesan Newsletter
can be found (
 here )

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June 23-26 – Mini Camp (3-4) Grade Camp
July 7-12 - (5-6) Grade Camp
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: June 18th @ 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 26-30 will be discussed at the next meeting. 
An Outline of the Faith/Catechism Class
Thursdays in the SMC Library @ 6-7:30PM
The current group studying the Catechism is scheduled to finish by the end of June. Thereafter, I will be taking a break for the summer. If there is enough interest in a class in the fall, we will reassemble. 

Thanks to all who have taken the class and have meditated on and discussed with the class on a deep level the principles found in the Outline of the Faith. I have had a delightful time leading two groups through the fall/winter and winter/spring and reflecting on important ideas within a community. 
♥ Melody
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, please contact
Melody Oliphant ( ) 
We will have an EfM Sunday June 23rd - see below for details. 
I am tremendously excited to invite you to EfM here at St Mary's Church! 
Class will start in September after Labor Day.
Registration will begin on June 23rd.
From the EfM website:
"Education for Ministry (EfM) is a unique four-year distance learning certificate program in theological education based upon small-group study and practice. Since its founding in 1975, this international program has assisted more than 100,000 participants in discovering and nurturing their call to Christian service. EfM helps the faithful encounter the breadth and depth of the Christian tradition and bring it into conversation with their experiences of the world as they study, worship, and engage in theological reflection together."

Please do take a look at the info on the website ( here ) to understand what EfM is about and feel free to ask me any questions that you may have.
(Melody Oliphant - )

Next week, Sunday, June 23rd, the EfM group from St. Stephens that I studied with this year will be joining us for Eucharist,  and Fran Crookston, my mentor from this year, along with Phil Kinchington, the coordinator for EfM within our Diocese, will speak to our congregation about EfM - after services, there will be a table in the Parish Hall where you can ask your questions and pre-register for class. Cost is $375; scholarships may be available for those who need them.
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
The Blessing of the Community Garden
just after Eucharist Service on
Sunday, June 16th 

Bring bells, chimes, and/or shakers and make a joyful noise to God.

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
Events happening at our neighbor's across the street @ PCCUCC: 
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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