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This Coming Week at St. Mary’s

Sunday, March 2 – Fourth Sunday of Lent

8:00 am Holy Eucharist – Peter Chase

10:00am Special Music & Holy Eucharist – Homily Preacher & Celebrant – Peter Chase

9:45am Childcare 10:00am CGSI & II 11:00am Intermediate Class 11:00am Middle school Class 11:00am Coffee Hour 5:30pm Soup & Cinema – Movie: Romero El Salvador Mission Trip meeting following movie

Special Music – Sunday, March 2 Please join us at the 10:00am service this coming Sunday. The Adult Choir and soloists will sing a setting of the Mass, Missa Brevis St. Joannis de Deo, by Franz Joseph Haydn. The five parts of the Mass — Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, and Agnus Dei–will be sung by the choir at the appropriate points in the liturgy accompanied by a “church trio” — two violins and continuo. Haydn wrote 12 Mass settings of various lengths and complexities. The Missa Brevis St. Joannis de Deo is one of his early masses, written in the mid-1770s. It is a simple, yet beautiful setting, composed for the small church of a monastery in Austria. This Mass is sometimes referred to as the Kleine Orgelmesse (Little Organ Mass) because of an organ solo in the Benedictus, which is the concluding section of the Sanctus. Although the Mass has moments of quiet contemplation, Haydn’s overall tone is one of cheerfulness and hopeful assurance. When criticized for the cheerfulness of his sacred music, Haydn replied that he “could not help it if at the thought of God his heart leapt for joy.”

Please join us for Soup and Cinema – Sunday, March 2 at 5:30pm Please join us tonight for Soup and Cinema. The movie tonight is Romero, which is a docu-drama on the life of Cardinal Romero of El Salvador. Those going to El Salvador from St. Mary’s and St. Paul’s in Natick will be preparing soup.

Save the Date: El Salvador Event – Saturday, April 12 The 2008 El Salvador Mission Team from Saint Mary’s and St. Paul’s (Natick) will be sponsoring a night of “cabaret music, food, spirits, dancing and a limited auction” on the evening of April 12th. All proceeds will benefit the 2008 El Salvador Mission Team and the Diocese of El Salvador. More details will be forthcoming.

Lenten Study Series, Tuesdays at 10:00am The Women of St. Mary’s invites you to join in a study of many facets of “The Search for Peace.” Discussions will be held each Tuesday morning during Lent, beginning at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapter Room. Both men and Women are welcome to join us. Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, March 4: The Reverend Philip Jacobs of Trinity Church in Canton will be speaking about the history of the Episcopal Peace Fellowship where he has been a member for more than 40 years and its role as the peace and justice witness of the church. Stitch’n Chat – Tuesday, March 4 at 7:30pm The next Stitch’n Chat will be held on Tuesday, March 4 at 7:30pm at Kitty Smith’s home at 4 Chiltern Road in Weston. For more info please call Kitty Smith at 781-235-1871.

World Day of Prayer – Friday, March 7 at 10:00amAll women and men are invited to celebrate the World Day of Prayer on Friday, March 7 at 10:00am in Christ Church United Methodist of Wellesley- to take a pictorial trip to Guyana. The offering of donations will be used to help women and children all over the world as they seek opportunity, education, shelter, food and basic rights. Light refreshments will be served. Christ Church, located on Brook St. in Wellesley, will be hosting World Day of Prayer service written by women in Guyana. The program’s theme, “God’s Wisdom Provides New Understanding” will be highlighted by Christ Church’s Minister, Rev. Dr. Amy Alletzhauser. Those who plan to attend are requested to bring along their favorite cup or mug.

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