St. Mary's Episcopal Church

September 13, 2019

Reverse Sunday Services Schedule
This Sunday, September 15
10:30 a.m. - Re-dedication of the Meditation Garden at St. Mary's Church --- 
                   Gather in  the Meditation Garden north of the Parish Hall at the Labyrinth. 
10:45 a.m. - Fellowship (to follow directly after Re-dedication) 
11:30 a.m. - Eucharist in the Church Proper
More information below.
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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.
This Sunday only -- Eucharist will begin at
11:30 a.m. following fellowship & the Rededication of the Meditation Garden.
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
14th Sunday after Pentecost
Proper 19

Year C
September 15, 2019

Eucharistic Minister: Mary Allen
Acolyte: Rohit / Alex
1st Reading: Erik Heiny
2nd Reading: Sabrina
Prayers: Robert Redd
Ushers: Stan K. / Erik H.
BCPOD Worship: Steven Nordstrom
BCPOD Fellowship: Alex Jensen
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.
This Sunday only, Fellowship will be starting around 10:45 a.m., immediately following the Rededication of the SMC Meditative Gardens. If you would like to bring some refreshment to share that would be welcome.

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 donations to - 
Noisy Bucket Match

Church Attendance:
Support Group Attendance
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Reverse Sunday Services Schedule
This Sunday, September 15
10:30 a.m. - Re-dedication of the Meditation Garden at St. Mary's Church --- 
                   Gather in  the Meditation Garden north of the Parish Hall at the Labyrinth. 
10:45 a.m. - Fellowship (to follow directly after Re-dedication) 
11:30 a.m. - Eucharist in the Church Proper
Please join us this Sunday, August 15th at 10:30 for a re-dedication service of the Meditation Garden at St. Mary's Episcopal Church.

Recently, Jack Wilkey, a young Boy Scout, completed his Eagle Scout project by restoring and improving the garden space just to the north of the Parish Hall.

Jack and a number of volunteers cleared overgrowth, fixed sprinkler systems, laid weed barrier, put down ground cover, planted a number of new plants, repainted the labyrinth, filled in concrete on the labyrinth pad, and installed two new benches in the garden. They also beautified and cleaned up much of the rest of the exterior grounds at St. Mary's.

We will celebrate the completion of this space with a re-dedication service with Jack and many of the volunteers who helped with the project. The service will begin at 10:30, last for 10-15 minutes, followed by a period of fellowship and refreshments with the St Mary's Church congregation, Jack, and the volunteers and guests. Afterward, we will have Holy Eucharist service in the Church at 11:30 a.m., where the Rev. Anne Campbell will again join us as the Supply Priest for the day.

If you would like to bring some refreshment to share that would be welcome.
Info from the Diocese of Utah

The most recent
Diocesan Newsletter
can be found (
 here )
WHAT:          Diocesan Fall Youth Event
WHEN:         Friday, October 4th, 6:00pm  
                     to Sunday, October 6th, 12 Noon
WHERE:      Camp Tuttle, Big Cottonwood Canyon
WHO:           Junior and Senior High youth (Grades 6-12)
COST:          *$65 per participant
REGISTER:  Online at under registration tab or register through your CampSite parent portal     
Join us for relaxing and fun-filled weekend in the mountains and enjoy the changing colors of the season!  We plan to pamper ourselves, and take some time to relax and share some self care ideas. On Saturday night we will celebrate with a Halloween party and decorate pumpkins and cookies!

*For questions and scholarship requests, please email Karen Gleeson at
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 coming soon in November! 
November 8-10 at St. James Church
For youth in grades 6-8 
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 is invited to 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 would like more information, or get involved with this great event, please contact Karen Gleeson at  
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
UPDATE: The Search Committee has made a recommendation to the Bishop's Committee.

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: 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.
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 (
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 -
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.
Upcoming Events at SMC
Re-dedication Service  for the Meditative Garden - Sunday, September 15th @ 10:30 AM
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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