THE FIRST SUNDAY IN LENT.
February 21, 2021
TODAY AT ST. MARY’S
- GODLY PLAY for children 3-6 years via zoom. Today’s story is ‘Lent-Thirty Pieces Of Silver’ Matthew 26:14 – 27:5.
- FAITHQUEST (for children 7-13 via zoom). Today we continue with the story of Jacob and Esau with a Divine Diversions workshop – led by Len.
1.00 P.M. “BENEDICITE” WALKING GROUP meets this afternoon under the Lych Gate at ST. Mary’s for a guided prayer walk . “O ye ice and snow bless ye the Lord, Praise Him and Magnify Him for ever!”
4.30 P.M. FASTING FOR FEEDING. Today we will be joining together on zoom to cook Sweet Potato. and Chick Pea Stew. Please see attached recipe for ingredient list. To join in, please go to: this link .
PARISH LIFE NOTES
ST. MARY’S ANNUAL MEETING was held last Sunday afternoon via video conference with 40 parishioners in attendance. We received the 2020 Annual Reports and Financial Statements, and approved the budget of $224,996 for the coming year. Beth was the Rector’s appointment for Churchwarden, and Mary was the elected Churchwarden. Returning to serve on the Vestry this year are: Katherine, Bob, Nathaniel, Alanna, Tom. New members of Vestry are: Andrew and Ben. Special thanks to Dave for chairing the meeting, and to Janice, who retired from serving as churchwarden.
PLEDGE FORMS FOR 2021. The churchwardens ask that parishioners fill out and return paper pledge form that was mailed out, or fill out the pledge form on the parish web-site. Financial commitment is not only part and parcel of our out discipleship of Jesus Christ as expressed in our Rule of Life (BCP, p. 555), but is vital for the health, and well being for our parish, and assists the Vestry in stewarding our parishes finances.
BUILDING UPGRADE. This week saw the installation of a new sound system for St. Mary’s with enhanced audio recording capability and the installation of new lighting in the lounge/ meeting room. Our thanks to Terry for overseeing this work.
BIBLE STUDY ON THE LETTER TO THE HEBREWS with Henry meets on zoom this Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. Please contact Henry for advance readings and zoom link.