Announcements

Transition Tasks List as of 4/4/18

If you’d like to read about the tasks that will be undertaken during this first year of transition to finding our new rector, please click here. This list of tasks is updated as of 4/4/18.




St. Mary’s Vestry Covenant

To view the covenant adopted by the Vestry at their 3/21/18 meeting, please click here.




New Church Directory

NEW DATE ADDED !          THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2018

To celebrate our church family and strengthen the bond within our congregation, we welcome you to be part of our new directory.   We are partnering with Lifetouch for this project.  Lifetouch is providing the directory at no cost to the church and every family receives a complimentary directory and an 8 x 10 portrait.   For those wishing to purchase any extra photos,  there will be a  20 % discount for all military service and first responders; as well as a $5 discount for donations to Operation Shoebox.

 

                WHERE:    Turnbull Hall

 

                WHEN:        Thursday, May 17    from 1:00 to 8:00 pm

                                 Friday, May 4 and Friday, May 18  from 1 – 8:30 pm

                                Saturday, May 5 and Saturday, May 19 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

                APPOINTMENTS:    Sign up after church services in the courtyard   OR

                                    On line: https://booknow-lifetouch.appointment-plus.com/y9q4212e

 

WHEN YOU COME TO YOUR APPOINTMENT, PLEASE BRING AN ITEM FOR OPERATION SHOEBOX.  THE COLLECTION FOR MAY IS: BRUSHES; COMBS; TOOTHBRUSHES; BAR SOAP AND WASH RAGS. 

 

Questions?   Call Barb Olmsted – 707-287-6144  or Diane Curtis-Page 707-945-0590




Field Mass and Picnic

 

June 3 at Kennedy Park see you there!!  This is a new location for us but we guarantee it will be fun and enjoyable. We have reserved 2 sites that are close to the first parking lot, with a paved walkway from the parking to the picnic area.  These sites are side by side and are also close to the restrooms.  The name of the sites is Mulberry 1 & 2.  They are shaded by nicely full oak trees and also have the BBQ on the premise.  We will have the 10:00 a.m. service at the park so please bring lawn chairsfor the service and for your comfort.  We are arranging lawn games: baseball, volleyball, croquet, lawn darts and more.  There is a nature walk close to our site and we are hoping there is something for everyone.  We will BBQ hamburgers and  hotdogs.  We will supply water and lemonade as well.  Last name beginning A-M please bring a salad and N-Z please bring a dessert to share.  You will need to supply your own table settings and if you bring alcohol it must be donated to a common bar to be poured by a certified pourer and shared with all of legal age.  Tickets are $10.00 per adult and $5.00 per child.  Tickets and sign-ups will begin May 4th and 5th after each service.




New Electrical Panel

 

The new electrical panel in Turnbull Hall includes a new wall switch above the lights switches for operating the stove fan. As such, Please do not access the panel for reasons other than electrical modifications.  Call the building and grounds members for electrical issues.  Peace and understanding. The new electrical panel in Turnbull Hall includes a new wall switch above the lights switches for operating the stove fan.  As such, please do not access the panel for reasons other than electrical modifications.  Call the building and grounds members for electrical issues. 




Stewardship and Finance Committee Listening Session

 

Sunday April 29th following the 10:00 a.m. Service

 

 Are you interested in understanding more about Christian Stewardship? St. Mary’s Operations Priorities and How the Budget is Established?  More importantly are you willing to help us to develop our Funding Strategy to align with the Holy Cow Survey and Transition plans? If so, please join us at the active listening session with Clergy, Stewardship and Finance Committee to develop this important ministry for St. Mary’s financial planning.  Additional listening sessions are planned for early May.  Please watch the bulletin for further announcements on dates and times.

 




Children’s Ministry Updates

The Annual Nursery Staff and Children’s Chapel Leaders’ Appreciation Brunch will be May 20 at 11:00 AM. This is a  time when our parish shows their appreciation for the leaders of these ministries.  We are looking for help with decorating and clean up.  Also, we need egg casseroles, fresh fruit and baked goods!  Please Contact Ann Gibson and let her know what you can help with.  Thank you!

Vacation Bible School (VBS) is quickly approaching!  Come joins us as we survive on a deserted island after being SHIPWRECKED!  VBS will be July 16-20, 2018, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.  Volunteers Needed: Jr. and Sr. Counselors (youth  entering 6th grade and on) and also adults to run stations and do other duties that support the week!  Working in a team setting and with children is an exhilarating and enriching experience!  Won’t you join us?  Contact Ann Gibson.

Vacation Bible School (VBS)!  Come joins us as we survive on a deserted island after being SHIPWRECKED!  Jesus will recue us!  July 16-20, 2018, 9:00am to 12:00pm, ages 4-11 (or 5th graders).   Cost is $45 ($40 each additional sibling).  Contact Ann Gibson for moreinformation at anngibson@stmarysnapa.org or (707) 337-6682.

Curriculum Search Committee will meet on April 22 at 11:15 AM.  Anne Clarke, Diocese Christian Formation Leader will visit with us.  Grab a cup of coffee and a treat and see you there!




Burgers and Bingo!

That’s right Bingo is back.  Come join us for a night of grilled burgers and Bingo on April 27th starting at 5:30 PM.  We will begin with grilled burgers, chips, drink, and dessert and then continue on with a rollicking game (or 10) of bingo.  Dinner is $10 and Bingo is $1 a card.  Sign up after the services so that we know how many to expect. (Coming in May-Board Game Night )




Outreach

Thank you to all who brought socks for the California Vets Home and the Samaritans Purse Christmas Shoeboxes. For March and April we will be collecting small cars, dolls and flashlights for the children; puzzle books, nail polish and flashlights for the vets. The big plastic boxes will remain in Turnbull Hall for your donations. Checks for purchasing these items is also still very welcomed.




From the Bishop's Office

Bishop Search Work Evolves

The Search Committee is hard at work gathering information about the diocese, and reading and reviewing all the wonderful information and comments that came to us from the listening sessions held around the diocese. Every single comment is being read, and we'll use that information to guide the writing of the profile, especially sections on "who we are" as a diocese and the type of bishop we seek. A draft of the profile will be produced in mid-April, and the final profile should be public shortly thereafter.

 

Also, as announced earlier this month, the Standing Committee is searching for people interested in appointment to the Transition Committee. Applications are due by May 4. Learn more by checking out the Diocesan web-page. 




Update on Our Pastor Search

For any and all updates on St. Mary's search for a new pastor, please see the St. Mary's Pastor Search page on this website.




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