Weekly Worship Service
Sunday, June 5, 2022 Day of Pentecost (also known as Easter 8)
- First Message: Acts 2:1-21
- Second Message: Romans 8:14-17
- Gospel: John 14:8-17
10:00am – Hybrid (In-Person and Zoom) Pentecost Day Eucharist led by our new Rector, The Rev. Lindsey Briggs.
After the service, a Zoom social gathering will be held for those worshiping virtually. The Pentecost Picnic will be held starting at 11:00am on the St. Mary’s lawn for in-person worshipers and anyone who wants to stop in.
Welcoming our Next Rector
Children, Youth, and Families
- Saint Mary’s COVID Protocols as of 4/26/2022
- One Voice Mixed Chorus Concert
- Episcopal Night with the Minnesota Twins!
Prayers in the Weekly
- After a Worship Team meeting on Monday, May 23, we can tell you that starting this Sunday, June 5, we will have Eucharist every Sunday!! This is from our new rector, The Rev. Lindsey Briggs!!! If you have your own small cup or glass to receive wine, be sure to bring it. Small paper cups will also be available, if you need one.
- Heads up!! WEAR RED on Sunday, June 5, Pentecost!! Start looking through the clothes in your closet and in your drawers. There must be something RED! RED is the color of the day for Pentecost. Don’t be left out of sea of RED!! June 5, WEAR RED!!
- Help our new rector get to know us—wear your name tag!! If you don’t have one (or aren’t sure), send an email to the Worship Team (firstname.lastname@example.org) or click this link to send an email. Paulette will make you a name tag. In the email, include the following information:
- how you’d like your name to display on your name tag,
- your preferred pronouns, if any, and
- if you’d like a rainbow flag on your name tag
- “Covid Comfort” & DOTS!!…Do you need 6′ spacing to feel safe at church? Do you prefer elbow and fist bumps? Are you hankering for hugs? We have a new way for you to communicate your level of comfort with physical contact during Covid.
- There are DOT stickers available for you to put on your name tag or your shirt to let all of us know how close you’re willing to get when we’re greeting each other.
- A RED • dot will indicate that you’d like to maintain social distance (peace sign, air hug); a YELLOW • dot will tell us that you feel comfortable coming closer and would like a wave or a fist or elbow bump as a greeting; and a GREEN • dot will indicate that you are willing to be close and are potentially open to hugs.
- Worship Schedule for June 2022 (hybrid—in-person & virtual unless otherwise noted)
- June 5 — 10:00am Eucharist service led by our new rector, The Rev. Lindsey Briggs. This is a celebratory service, both because it’s the Day of Pentecost and because it’s the first Sunday The Rev. Briggs is with us. WEAR RED!!! Bring a food item to share and join other St. Marians for a Pentecost picnic.
- June 6 — 7:30pm Compline (Zoom only) – FIRST Monday of each month during the summer)
- June 12, 19, 26 (All Sundays) —10:00am Eucharist led by The Rev. Lindsey Briggs.
- Weekly Worship Services
- Thursdays—Contemplative Service 7:00pm in St. Mary’s Chapel.
Feedback is welcome!
Still thinking about giving the Worship Team input about your yearnings/longings around worship at St. Mary’s? It’s never too late to let us know what you’re thinking about. Click HERE to give feedback. Thanks!
Welcoming our Next Rector
- Pentecost barbecue and potluck picnic June 5 at 11:00 a.m. following Lindsey’s first Sunday celebrating mass with us.
- Meetings with various teams at St. Mary’s (e.g., Communications, Buildings and Grounds)
- Outdoor gatherings with small groups of St. Marians over a meal or snacks/drinks, hosted by volunteer households at their homes or at a local park.
- Opportunities to sign up for one-on-one meetings with Lindsey.
Please join us this coming Sunday, June 5th as we welcome our new rector – The Reverend Lindsey Briggs! This will be Reverend Lindsey’s first Sunday with us and we are so pleased she is here. Our hope is to have a church FULL of friendly St. Marians to let her know how glad we are she is joining our community.
After our 10am Eucharist service for Pentecost (remember to wear RED!) we will gather outside for our first picnic since the pandemic began. Please bring a salad, side dish or dessert to share; hamburgers, hot dogs, a vegetarian option and beverages will be provided. Masks will still need to be worn until you are outside for the picnic.
Would you like to know more about Reverend Lindsey? Do you have questions for her – serious or silly – that you’d like to ask? If so, click this link to submit your question. The answer just may be featured in an upcoming “Getting to Know Our New Rector” article.
You’re also invited to follow Reverend Lindsey on Instagram @revlindseybriggs.
St. Mary’s Children, Youth, and Families
Our last Family Zoom Service for the school year was May 29. Thanks to all who participated this year.
An update on St. Mary’s KIVA loan to Tejedoras De Sajputa Group in Guatemala–Making a Difference in the World
In a rural area of the state of Quiche, the women carefully protect their methods of weaving. Margarita, 26, says that her community’s woven fabrics are their cultural heritage because the methods come from her ancestors. That is why the fabrics and embroideries of the traditional blouses that Margarita weaves and embroiders are unique in her community. She explains that each artisan woman uses her own creativity to give life, style and color to the traditional shirts. She has been running this business for more than four years. Through her ability to weave and embroider traditional blouses, Margarita generates her own income. She continues to capitalize on her business to meet consumer demand. That is why Margarita took out her first loan with Kiva in July 2021. With this financing, she was able to purchase yarn in various colors in bulk. As a result of her efforts, Margarita can send her only child, a nine-year-old daughter, to school.
- Masks covering the nose and mouth are still required indoors.
- 6’ physical (also known as “social”) distancing will not continue.
- Lay Leader or Officiant will continue to read important announcements from lectern, including those from the Weekly Email, from the basket at the back of sanctuary and from the chat. Individual parishioners go to floor mic to request prayers. Anti-bacterial wipes will be available to wipe the mic for those who wish to do so.
- Bread and wine will be distributed for communion. Wine will be served from the “pourable chalice”, so bring your small glasses or take a paper cup from an usher.
- Communion will take place at the center aisle, either standing or kneeling.
- Small processions are back.
- On Sundays when there is Eucharist, there will be a Gospel Procession to middle of center aisle, using either lapel or floor mic.
- Use Acolytes again (with parental permission) (Note: Penelope, Clare and Caroline are super excited to be able to acolyte again!)
- Singing with masks in place!
- Passing the peace with handshakes – yes, can do this. We need to respect that people have different comfort levels. Please check each person’s color dot and/or ask re their preference. (See “Dot” blurb in “What’s New”.)
- Social time in the Sanctuary and St. Mary’s Room returns! No beverages or snacks yet, but time to be together and be social and chat! (Occasional exceptions re food/drink with windows/doors open, but generally will defer this until we can be outside.
One Voice Mixed Chorus Concert
One Voice Mixed Chorus will perform their Sound Mind concert at the Ordway Concert Hall on June 18 and 19. Sound Mind uplifts Queer voices exploring mental health through song, story, and art. This will be our first in-person One Voice performance in two years. We can’t wait to share this powerful experience with you! You can get tickets and learn more at https://www.onevoicemn.org. Use promo code FAITH for 50% off.
Episcopal Night with the Minnesota Twins!
Tuesday, June 21, 6:40pm at Target Field. For more information Click HERE.
Please pray for those on Saint Mary’s prayer list: Don; the Horton family; Amara; the Strande family; Steven; Pat; Lanny & Sandy; Bishop Craig Loya as he leads the ECMN; ECMN; all frontline workers; teachers and those who support children and youth in education; all who have had hardships because of Covid; all who are homeless, unemployed, or struggling financially; doctors, nurses, caregivers, and all who care for the sick or dying; all who work for new systems of justice and equity; all those who are in need of some extra love, grace, peace, and good energy; all who are in need of prayer.
If you would like a name to be added to Saint Mary’s public prayer list or special prayer shared, please email Claire at clairehorton97 at gmail.com. The prayer list will be updated weekly, and all prayers will remain on the list for one month unless otherwise requested.
Website Link: https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/donhorton
Upcoming Events at Saint Mary’s
Opportunities for Worship, Education, Choir, & Meet Ups
for the week of 6/3 – 6/9
Sunday, June 5, 2022
In-person and Virtual Worship Service
Monday, June 6, 2022
Compline (First Monday of each month during the summer)
Tuesday, June 7, 2022
Men’s Group Meeting
Email email@example.com for more information
Thursday, June 9, 2022
Saint Mary’s Dinner Group
Contact Julie Thomas for more information – julieandcats at comcast.net
Thursday, June 9, 2022
Thursday Evening Contemplative Service
Led by Erika Scheurer and Anna Clark
Link (please note that the Contemplative Service returns to In-person and Virtual!)
Visit the Saint Mary’s Calendars page for more information on what is happening.