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Weekly Update for October 28 (2007)

Calendar of Events for Sunday, October 28 UTO SUNDAY 8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist: Celebrant & Preacher: Peter Chase 9:45 a.m. Childcare10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist – Celebrant: Peter Chase Preacher: Tim Green10:00 a.m. Sunday School (CGSI & II)11:00 a.m. Sunday School Intermediate Class 11:00 a.m. Middle School (Project helping with Coffee & Connections)11:00 a.m. Coffee and Connections

Coffee and Connections, following the 10:00 a.m. service on Sunday, October 28 The Vestry of St. Mary’s Parish invites you to join us for Coffee and Connections immediately following the 10:00 a.m. service on Sunday October 28. This will be an opportunity to sit down with your fellow parishioners, enjoy a light brunch, and participate in a facilitated discussion about the people, programs and place that represent St. Mary’s to each of us. Childcare will be provided for those with small children who wish to attend. The Middle School Class has kindly offered to assist with this event!

Church Women United Spiritual Life Day, Friday, October 26 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s CWU is sponsoring a forum on “What it Means to be Spiritual” led by Peter Chase and our Rabbi-in-residence Ron Weiss. A light lunch will follow. Please plan on attending and bringing at least one friend. This event should foster an interesting conversation about the similarities between, and shared spirituality of Judaism and Christianity. Please contact Elisabeth Comer at 781-772-2220 or to sign up or with questions.

Please Book Sittings for 2007 Photo Directory Wednesday and Thursday, November 7 and 8 A photographer from Olan Mills will be at St. Mary’s from 3:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on November 7 and to take photos for the church directory. For those of you who have not been involved previously, this directory is completed once every five years, and provides a very useful resource—especially for newcomers—to connect names and faces. It also comprises a wonderful pictorial history of our congregation. It is great fun to capture the children in the parish as they mature. We thank the individuals and families, who have already scheduled their appointments, and will be calling the remaining parishioners in an effort to achieve close to 100 percent participation. Since there are few remaining slots available, we are attempting to schedule an additional day with Olan Mills. The directory includes activity pages comprising candid photos of church activities, including the church picnic, newcomers’ barbeque, Women of St. Mary’s outings, and mission trips to El Salvador and Katrina-ravaged sites. Please submit photos to Beverly Hurney.

Foods’n Fancies Bazaar on Saturday, November 17, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. We invite everyone in the parish to take part in our annual church fair, as volunteers and customers. Partake of handmade crafts, delicious home-baked foods, the Vermont cheddar cheese wheel, an array of white-elephant items, festive plant terrariums, raffles and the Silent Auction. Enjoy a homemade soup and sandwich lunch in the Chapter Room. Foods’n Fancies has earned such a reputation for wonderful buys that it attracts return visits from friends of St. Mary’s and former congregants who have moved away. Use this opportunity to do your Christmas shopping early. Invite your friends and neighbors to attend. And remember, all proceeds support our outreach ministries and countless in-need.

Silent Auction Search your attic, basement, jewelry box and closets for antique jewelry; furniture; paintings; prints; glassware; silver, gold and pewter items including dishware and unusual objects of value; rugs in good condition and rare books. The Silent Auction runs throughout the bazaar. For more information on Foods’n Fancies or the Silent Auction, contact Lynn Farnell

Foods and Fancies Craft Workshops Please join us in making crafts for the upcoming Foods and Fancies Bazaar. Whether or not you think of yourself as creative, you will have a great deal of fun participating in these workshops. Come to one or come to them all. You will amaze yourself on your skills and enjoy some fellowship as well. For more details, please contact Mary Jane Burgess @ Tuesday, October 23rd @ 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 30th @ 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 6th @ 7:00 p.m.

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