Weekly Worship Service
Sunday, June 12, 2022 Trinity Sunday – First Sunday after Pentecost
- First Message: Romans 5:1-5
- Gospel: John 16:12-15
10:00am – Hybrid (In-Person and Zoom) Eucharist Service
After the service, a Zoom social gathering will be held for those worshiping virtually, and a social gathering will be held in the Sanctuary/St. Mary’s room for in-person worshipers.
To join the 10am worship on June 12, 2022 – Click HERE
If asked for a passcode, enter 277625
If asked for a meeting ID, enter 818 4016 4967
To join by cell phone only (voice only, no video),
Enter Meeting ID 818 4016 4967
If asked for a passcode, use 277625
For the June 12 Service Bulletin for the 10am service – Click HERE
For the Pentecost and Summer service song sheet – Click HERE
To view the June 5 Pentecost sermon video – Click HERE
Welcoming our Next Rector
- 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
The “What’s New?” section was started when things changed frequently, when we had a different style of service each Sunday… sometimes it was Eucharist, sometimes adapted Morning Prayer, sometimes even a Zoom only Gospel Based Discipleship. Because of the constant changes, it was important to keep parishioners abreast of what worship would look like week to week. Now that we have a consistent priest and will have Eucharist every week, things won’t change weekly.
Also, the Worship Team probably won’t meet until sometime in August so there will be nothing new on that front.
If there are changes in worship that the St Mary’s community needs to know about, you can be certain that you’ll find that information here in the Weekly Email.
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 Rector
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.
Stay tuned for an announcement about how to sign up for opportunities to get to know Reverend Lindsey.
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.
Margarita is a member of the Communal Bank “Tejedoras De Sajputa” (Weavers of Sajputa). She and six other women in the group communicate in their first language – the Mayan Ixil language. Only with difficulty do they communicate in Spanish. These women are grateful to Kiva and Friendship Bridge lenders for financing their textile businesses. Margarita and her companions also received medical attention from a nurse at the institution. Each of them underwent Pap tests, glucose checks, and height and weight checks. During the loan cycle, they also received monthly educational training through games, drawings, riddles and puzzles. Via these learning strategies, the women are learning about health, nutrition, women’s rights, family planning, budgeting, investing and saving.
There are now more than 32,000 clients who are benefiting from Friendship Bridge’s “Microcredit Plus” program. Thank you Kiva!
- 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 6/10 – 6/16
Sunday, June 12, 2022
In-person and Virtual Worship Service
Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Men’s Group Meeting
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Thursday, June 16, 2022
Communications Team Meeting
Thursday, June 16, 2022
Saint Mary’s Dinner Group
Contact Julie Thomas for more information – julieandcats at comcast.net
Thursday, June 16, 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.