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Weekly Update for Sunday, October 6 (2007)

Please join us this Sunday, October 7 in welcoming Bishop Gayle Harris as our guest celebrant for the 10AM service. Following the service will be the Blessing of the Animals in the front yard. There will be no 8AM service this Sunday.

Father Julio Rivera Visit on Sunday, September 30 This past Sunday, Father Julio Rivera from of our sister parish in El Salvador visited St. Mary’s. St. Mary’s and Santa Maria Virgen, located in a neighborhood outside the capital city of San Salvador, have a historic relationship dating back nearly 20 years.

Father Rivera and Peter Chase co-celebrated the mass. Parishioners from St. Andrew’s in Marblehead graciously provided translation as needed. After the service, Father Rivera presented St. Mary’s with a plaque as well as some hats.

For more pictures from the visit, please visit our website here.

Save the Dates: October and November

October 28: Coffee and Connections Please join us in the parish hall following the Sunday October 28 10AM service for a special coffee hour hosted by the Vestry. More details will be provided in the coming weeks.

November 6 and 11: Information Sessions for El Salvador Mission Trip in 2008 St. Mary’s is planning a joint mission trip to El Salvador in 2008. We will be teaming with our neighbor, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Natick. Information sessions for people interested in learning more are planned for the evenings of Tuesday November 6 (at St. Paul’s) and Sunday November 11 (at St. Mary’s).

November 17: Food and Fancies Church Bazaar Proceeds from our annual church fair are used to support St. Mary’s outreach programs.

Women of St. Mary’s Welcoming Dinner – Tuesday October 9th at 6:30pm All women are invited to the Women of St. Mary’s Welcoming Dinner. Appetizers will be served at 6:30pm followed by a potluck supper and dessert. After dinner, fellow parishioner Jean Holtey will join us to discuss needlepoint. This should be a lovely and creative presentation. A sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board. Please contact Maryjane Burgess (508-655-7635) or Greta Cullison (617-332-1182) with questions.

Foods’n Fancies Meeting – Sunday, October 21 There will be a meeting of last years Food’n Fancies table captains following the church service on Sunday, October 21. Anyone wishing to join us to become involved in a GREAT bazaar are welcome! We need new members and new ideas. Thanks — Mav.

Food’s and Fancies Craft Workshops It is almost time for us to put on our elf hats in the spirit of preparing for the annual Foods and Fancies bazzar. 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 at

Tuesday, October 16th @ 9:30am Tuesday October 23rd @ 7:00pm Tuesday October 30th @ 9:30am Tuesday November 6th @ 7:00pm

Calendar of Events for Sunday, October 14 8:00am Holy Eucharist 10:00am Holy Eucharist 10:00am Sunday School (CGSI & II) 11:00am Sunday School (Intermediate Class and Middle School) 11:00am Coffee Hour

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