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Letter to the Parish – Events in September

Dear Member of St. Mary’s,

Autumn will soon be here, and we wanted to let you know about the special events and other exciting changes we have planned for September.

• On Sunday, September 14, Father Julio Rivera will visit us from our sister parish Santa Maria Virgen in El Salvador and will be co-celebrating at the 10AM service.

Also, later this same day at 4PM Father Rivera will be leading an Adult Forum titled “The Culture of Peace and Positive Thinking”, followed by a sit-down dinner of authentic Salvadorian cuisine. (You can reserve your spot in advance by calling/emailing Denise at the office.)

• On Sunday, September 21 following the 10AM service is our second annual “Welcome Back BBQ” for all St. Mary’s members and especially our new members. Like last year, this will feature a catered lunch from Blue Ribbon BBQ Restaurant, and games and activities for youth and their families.

• September 21 is also the start of the youth Christian Education Program and Acolyte Program. Based on feedback from parents, we are making several changes to the program this year. First, classes for older youth will start at 9AM instead of 11AM. Also, on one or two Sundays each month the younger children will join in the first part of the 10AM main service.

More information will be provided on these changes in September.

In addition, Peter Chase and Kirsten Johnson have special services, music programs, and guest celebrants planned for this year. More information will be available soon.

On behalf of your Vestry we are looking forward to seeing you in September.

Yours in Christ,

Rector Peter Chase Paul Pyzowski Mary Green

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