Sunday Bulletin 10:00 AM August 19

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Foyer Groups Sign-Up


For the past thirty-six years, St. Mary’s adult parishioners have enjoyed foyer group activity. It is time to sign up for the 2018-2019 groups. You will find the sign-up sheet on the kiosk located in the courtyard. If you don’t want to have a dinner at your home, the dinner can take many forms. The host/hostess and group may want to have a casual picnic with wine tasting, or a brunch, or ferry ride to San Francisco and lunch, etc. The last day to sign up will be September 2nd. The foyer kick-off will be held at David and Joyce Abbott’s home, 200 Silverado Springs Drive, September 16th, from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Please bring an appetizer and beverage of choice. This is a nice way to meet and get to know the wonderful people at St. Mary’s. If you have any questions please call one of us. Joyce Abbott, 226-1251 or Darlene Joens, 255-8127.

Stewardship Help Needed

Are you interested in helping to spread an attitude of gratitude and abundance? We need your help!

We are looking for volunteers to help with this fall’s Stewardship Program for time and talent. In our busy, electronic and impersonal world, warm relationships among members of God’s family take on major importance. As such, your Vestry is asking for your involvement in our September and October Stewardship Campaign. Please contact Julia Smith at 920-527-1907 or if you are interested in helping with any of the following:

1. Spending an hour or so preparing Pledge Campaign communications for mailing and pledge cards for distribution or helping with posters/bulletin inserts.

2. Help distribute pledge cards after the services of October 6/7 and October 13/14

3. Spread the word on the importance of Stewardship at the October 6/7 and October 13/14 services

Thanks for considering this opportunity. With your help, we will transition Stewardship from a financial matter to a spiritual matter so everyone benefits from the sacrificial gift of time, talent and treasure.



If you have the opportunity to do amazing things in your life, I strongly encourage you to invite someone to join you.” Simon Sinek

Come join us do amazing things! Each week a small group of us meets for fellowship, conversation about Scripture, worship, (of course snacks) and lots of laughter. Its Education for Ministry (EfM), an educational course designed to assist participants in discovering and nurturing their call to Christian service.

Like other groups around the country we use study, prayer and reflection - combining the Church’s traditions with the collective experience of the group’s members - to deep our spiritual understanding.

We are beginning a “new year” of meetings in September and would be thrilled to have you join us. 

You may have heard things about EfM that make it sound “hard” (it takes four years to complete, there is a lot of reading, it’s like going to school again) - don’t be dissuaded by those rumors! EfM’ers have found what might originally feel like a challenge, becomes manageable and a rewarding part of the program.

If you are looking for a way to deepen your spiritual practice, learn more about your faith or be a part of a group exploring their paths to ministry, please join us. If you have questions before you jump in, please speak to anyone in the group to learn more.

Malcolm Mackenzie is taking sign-ups through the end of August.

Denny Olmstead, Marilyn Bennett, Bob Chance, Robert Bennett, Don Callison, Wendy Armstrong, Barbara Margraf, Diane Curtis-Page, Anne Saunders

Evening of Elegance






                             SILENT AND LIVE AUCTIONS

                              FUN MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT

Burgers, Dogs, and Bingo

Burgers, Dogs, and Bingo- Bingo in August. What better way to spend a Hot August Night than with grilled burgers, hot dogs, and Bingo. Join us on Saturday, August 25th starting at 6:00 p.m. We will begin with grilled burgers or hot dogs, chips, drink, and dessert and then continue 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.

Children's Ministry & Sizziling Summer


…for the official beginning of Godly Play on October 7! During the month of September, children will meet during the first part of church as usual to do some preliminary preparation for their part in Godly Play. Parents: It will be helpful to have all children from age 3 to 11 attend these Sundays. Thank you for your support!

Next Sunday, August 26 is the last meeting of the Sizzling Summer Sunday Series! Here’s what is happening:

Sizzling Summer Sunday Series for Children & Youth






August 26


Visiting Day


Anne Saunders

We will be visiting home-bound people who are not able to come to church or do not have visitors often.

If you have any questions, contact Ann Gibson at (707) 337-6682 or




Outreach Collections

Christmas in Summer?

Yes - and a merry Christmas it will be for our shoebox recipients. All of you have done an amazing job of donating items for the Samaritan Purse Shoeboxes. We filled 151 last year and hope to fill 200 this year to bring “joy to disadvantaged children around the globe.” We do still need hair brushes, combs, Ivory soap bars, flashlights, yoyos, harmonicas, t-shirts, chapstick and of course money for the shoeboxes and for shipping. We greatly appreciate your help in this outreach program sponsored by St. Elizabeth’s Guild.   As such a giving parish, we have joyfully filled many Christmas shoeboxes for children in need all over the world. Now we have a chance to hear first hand how much the shoebox meant to a young boy from the Congo. Yves Dushmine will be speaking on Sunday, August 19th at 2:00 at the Napa Valley Community Church, 4149 Linda Vista Ave. If you are interested, please call the church office to RSVP.


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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