Weekly Worship Service
Sunday, May 16, 2021
Worship via Zoom with Coffee Hour to follow—10:00am
This will be the Seventh Sunday of Easter and we’ll be hearing one of the ECMN Eastertide sermons given by the Rev. Liza Anderson. Liza Anderson, PhD is a historical theologian who currently serves as assistant professor of theology at the College of Saint Scholastica in Duluth, MN. She received her PhD from Yale University in 2016, and also holds degrees in religion and theology from Swarthmore College, Trinity College Dublin, and Harvard Divinity School. She has previously taught at Claremont School of Theology, the Ukrainian Catholic University, Episcopal Divinity School, and Saint Peter’s Seminary in Iraq. Liza specializes in the histories and theologies of ancient and medieval Christianity outside of Europe, and is currently writing a monograph on the experience of bandonment by God in Christian ascetical theology. She is a lay member of the Episcopal Church’s Executive Council and a previous member of the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music.
- First Reading: Acts 1:15-17, 21-26 Peter proclaims the scripture has been fulfilled; Matthias is chosen to replace Judas
- Second Message: Will be screen shared
- Gospel: John 17:6-19 Jesus prays for his disciples before his betrayal and arrest.
For the Zoom worship service on May 16, 2021 Click HERE
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- To listen to the reading of “The Runaway Bunny” and the sermon given last Sunday, May 9 by the Rev. Cindi Brickson, Click HERE.
- In preparation for Ascension Sunday and leading into Pentecost Sunday, read Acts 1.
- Pentecost is coming…Sunday, May 23, and the color for of the day is red. Pull out those red clothes, red flowers, red backdrops in readiness for Pentecost! Now WHY all this talk about red?? Red is the symbol of tongues of fire and is a tangible reminder of an invisible reality…that the whole Christian life is fueled by the powerful work of the Holy Spirit. This is what the whole season of Pentecost is about!
- In preparation for the “Question of the Day” on Pentecost, give thought to “How the Holy Spirit is at work in your life, at St. Mary’s and in the world.”
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Join the Saint Mary’s Re-Gathering Team!
Are you looking forward to a time when we can once again gather in-person? Are you interested in being a part of a Team to help make that happen?
As we work towards approval from ECMN of our Saint Mary’s “Plan for Re-Opening for Physical Worship”, we also need to work out the internal logistics of holding in-person indoor and outdoor gatherings. We are looking to expand our Re-Gathering Team to include:
- Technology coordinator(s)
- Volunteer coordinator(s)
- RSVP coordinator(s)
- Safety Trainer for all Volunteers and Building Users
- Cleaning coordinator(s)
We are looking forward to creating a complete and vibrant Team to help make this happen. We would like to assemble this Team as soon as we can to be prepared when the time is right.
If you are interested in joining the Re-Gathering Team or have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pastoral Care Calendar for May 2021:
Compline (All Are Welcome)
Tuesday, May 18 and each Tuesday following at 8:30pm, all are invited to pray Compline in our Zoom prayer room. We will use the Prayer Book. This is a brief form of the Liturgy of the Hours, prayed before bedtime. All are welcome. Contact Rev. Cindi for details / the link.
Healing Circles help us step out of ordinary time into a safe and accepting environment in which each of us can explore our own healing. All are welcome; please contact Rev. Cindi for more information and to get the link.
Join our Prayer Chain:
Pray with and for your friends and family at Saint Mary’s
Please contact Rev. Cindi if you would like to be included among those praying for
the needs of St. Marians or if you have a prayer request. (No meeting required)
For confidential prayer requests or to join any of these events:
Reach out to Reverend Cindi Brickson at
email@example.com for a Zoom Link
Healing Our City
Every morning, 8:00am
A diverse group of faith leaders from across Minneapolis have created Healing Our City, a virtual prayer tent. You are invited to join the Zoom call each day at 8am for a 20-minute prayer for healing and reflection. Click HERE to learn more and join people of all faiths, across Minneapolis and beyond, in prayer for healing and solidarity.
Info Re: KIVA loans 4-29-21
Our money is out there working around the world!
Less than 2 months ago, Saint Mary’s made over $1000 in KIVA loans around the world and now again we’ve made more loans! As loan payments are received, we’re able to keep those dollars in circulation by making new loans. $1275 was loaned last week…We partially funded a toilet in the Philippines, a water pump in Indonesia, supplies to weave traditional belts in Guatemala, floor looms to make fabric for traditional skirts in Guatemala, piglets and feed in Madagascar, chickens and feed in El Salvador, land and coffee growing supplies in Nicaragua, school tuition for 3 children in Kenya, school fees and data in the Philippines, smartphones needed for schooling in Indonesia, sewing machine, silk thread and fabrics in Palestine and apple trees and feed for goats in Albania! Yes, our money is at work around the world!!
Anyone interested in participating or finding out more Click HERE.
Upcoming Events at Saint Mary’s
Opportunities for Worship, Education, Choir, & Meet Ups
for the week of 5/14 – 5/20
Sunday, May 16, 2021
Worship with coffee hour to follow
Monday, May 17, 2021
Contact Rev. Cindi for details and a link Click HERE
Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Finance Committee Meeting
Contact for details and a link Click HERE
Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Contact Rev. Cindi for details and link Click HERE
Thursday, May 20, 2021
Saint Mary’s Dinner Group
Contact Julie Thomas for more information. Click HERE.
Thursday, May 20, 2021
Thursday Evening Contemplative Service Via Zoom
Led by Erika Scheurer and Anna Clark
Sunday School Online:
MiaLisa McFarland Millares will send out an email with readings, activities,
and links for videos and discussions to all on our Constant Contact list.
If you receive this email, you are on the list.
Visit the Saint Mary’s Calendars page for more information on what is happening.