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Upcoming Services and Events

Sunday, March 9- Fifth Sunday in Lent  8:00 am   Holy Eucharist – Peter Chase    10:00am   Morning Prayer – 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: Wild Strawberries (see below for more info)

Final Lenten Soup and Cinema Study Series Sunday, March 9 at 5:30pm  (Please bring guests.) This year’s Lenten film series will conclude with Smultronstället (Wild Strawberries) produced and directed Ingmar Bergman.  This movie explores the disillusionment of an elderly physician, Professor Isak Borg, as he reflects upon his life and begins to perceive his mortality.  As he travels to Lund to receive an honorary award, Dr. Borg meets strangers and relatives, and in his dreams he is confronted by his own past as well as fear of insufficiency.  He slowly comes to realize that the choices he has made have created a cold and empty life, devoid of real meaning or value.  Finally, Borg receives redemption and reintegration through forgiveness and the love of his family.  Following the film there will be a discussion on redemption and grace by Peter Chase and Bill McAndrew.

Final Lenten Study Series on Peace Tuesday, March 11 at 10:00am Our final discussion will be held on Tuesday , March 11 at 10:00am (preceded by Holy Eucharist at 9:30am) in the Chapter Room. The Reverend Canon Edward W. Rodman, professor of Pastoral Theology and Urban Ministry at Episcopal Divinity School and a veteran of the civil rights movement, will be speaking on Restorative Justice, a social movement to institutionalize peaceful approaches to problem-solving and violations of legal and human rights. Both men and women are welcome.

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.

Stitch’n Chat – Tuesday, April 1 at 7:30pm The next Stitch’n Chat will be held on Tuesday, April 1 at 7:30pm at Jean Dalton’s home. You will receive more information in your next St. Mary’s email update.

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