Join us online or in person:
Palm Sunday April 2nd 10:30 am
Maundy Thursday April 6th 6:30 pm
Good Friday April 7th 7:00 pm
Easter Sunday April 9th
Sunrise Service 6:30 am
WorshipService 10:30 am
EASTER PRAYER VIGIL
Worship is gearing up for the season of Lent. Last year we had an amazing experience with an Easter vigil from Good Friday @ 8:00 pm until 6:00 am Easter Sunrise service. If you are interested in being a part of this for the first time, or again, this year you can sign up using your Church Center APP. If you need help please reach out to the office, Sabrina or Vicki if you need help.
EASTER EGG HUNT
Join us on Sunday, April 2, 2023 for the ALL AGES EASTER EGG HUNT. After worship the Spiritual Formation Ministry Team will be hosting the egg hunt and more. No RSVP is necessary. If you would like more information or to help with stuffing eggs, please email Leeann S or the front office.
Sign up for our weekly St. Mary’s Prayer Newsletter. Every week, you’ll get an updated and detailed prayer list, announcements for the week, and some original content from Pastor Sam. It’s the best place to stay up to date with St. Mary’s in every way!
The worship committee could really use some more helping hands and hearts to make worship possible. If you are interested in joining, please feel free to reach out to Alice B or reach out to the church office.
Sunday School News
There is no Children’s Sunday school scheduled for Easter Sunday (April 9th).
We hope to see you at one of the services!There is no Children’s Sunday school scheduled for Easter Sunday (April 9th).
We hope to see you at one of the services!
SAVE THE DATE!
Vacation Bible School is scheduled for the week of July 10th. Please join us for Food Truck Fun! Each evening will be filled with crafts, games, Bible stories and fun! If you wish to volunteer, please see Emily B or Stacy F or contact the church office.
Free Little Library
St Mary’s oversees a community Free Little Library at Brewer’s Market. We are looking for some helpers to manage donations and keep the site clean and organized. This does not need to be a long-term commitment; many hands make light work. If you’re able to lend us a bit of time throughout the year, please contact Sabrina (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Vicki M.
CAN-LEY CUP COMPETITION!
Let’s Face-Off Against Community Needs
Stay Tuned for More Information and Ways YOU Can Help!
Donations to benefit Shepherd’s Staff Blessings Closet
FINANCE REPORT, February 2023
Below is a summary of church finances and other related items for the end of January:
General Fund: Budget %
Total Income: $27,353.49 14.13%
Expenses: $47,318.51 24.50%
Wider Church Giving:
Total Income: $ 1,505.50
Expenses: $ 1,041.64
Our income to date is 11% higher while our expenses are 38% higher when compared to February 2022. The large increase in expenses were due to the 1st quarter property insurance payment of $7,200, $4,200 for the purchase of church fuel oil and the overlap of two Administrative Assistants.
We received $204.00 in donations for the Silver Run Pantry and $310.00 for the Digital Fund. We received $428.50 this month in the Capital Improvement Fund bringing out year to date amount to $673.00 and $370 for the Disaster Relief Fund.
It is important that we continue to support our church’s General Fund and our various Wider Church Giving efforts to help sustain our support to a number of local programs that are assisting those in need in our community.
Thank you for your continued support to St. Mary’s and to our outreach activities. We are blessed to have members and friends of the church contribute in so many ways to help those who are less fortunate.
Bob F, Finance Ministry Chairman
Registrations are now open! What does that mean? It means you can begin signing up or registering for events like the Prayer Vigil. Eventually we’ll have VBS registrations open as well as sign up lists for Bible studies and other church activities. Stay tuned to Church Center for the latest features!
If you need assistance with the app, please contact Sabrina H or Vicki M.
There will be a Congregational Meeting on Sunday, April 23rd after worship to seek congregational approval to spend in excess of $10,000 to improve the safety and accessibility of our church building. Work includes a new rear door, automatic openers on 2 doors, remote entry features on two doors, replacement of some deadbolt locks, and rekeying all exterior doors.
More information will be provided prior to the meeting date and time will be provided for input and response to questions/concerns.
DESIGNER BAG BINGO
MAY 6, 2023
North Carroll Community School
Tickets are available for sale NOW!
(Contact Debbie H or the office if you are interested.)
If you can’t attend but are interested in supporting the event, we are still looking for a few sponsors for door prizes and donations of gift cards for our gift card tree raffle (more details below).
Tickets are $25 in advance ($30 at the door). This entitles you to 20 regular games of bingo and the chance to win a door prize throughout the evening. All purses (Coach, Kate Spade, Michael Kors, and Vera Bradley) are new and valued anywhere from $150 to $500!
Everyone attending the event must have a ticket and anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult. If you buy 8 tickets or more, we will reserve a table for you!
Did I mention Good Neighbor Games—4 of the 20 regular games of bingo will be Good Neighbor Games. So if you win, the players on either side of you win a “designer” prize as well!
The Door Prizes include a variety of new items from Coach, Scout, Michael Kors, and other goodies. Yes, we even have a few “Man-Prizes” too.
Refreshments: Enjoy homemade soup, sandwiches, and desserts (our special for the evening is a sandwich, chips/pretzels, and a drink for $5) Schweet!
There are many games of chance for purchase available throughout the event including: gift card tree raffles, 50/50, gift basket raffles, and much more to give you an opportunity to walk away with fantastic prizes (so you may want to bring some additional pocket fuzz if any of these additional games of chance interest you).
We still need help with the event! So what to do if you want to get involved:
See Emily B, or the church office, if you want to purchase gift cards through the Scrip Program to donate for use at the event (any dollar amount is much appreciated).
Sponsor a bag or a door prize.
Volunteers to help at the event (set-up, clean-up, working the event).
Come out for a night of fun and fundraising. This event helps us to support our church mission, the community, and local organizations that provide vital services to individuals in need of assistance.
If you have any questions or want more information, please do not hesitate to reach out to anyone on the Fundraising Ministry (Debbie H, Lisa B, Carla S, or Emily B). Thank you!