Sunday Bulletin 10:00 AM November 11

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Christmas Tea

Come join us for “A Cup of Christmas Tea” Party!

December 8, 2018 2:00pm Tickets are $35/person and children 12 or younger are $15 with paying adult. Tickets are available now through December 2 at the church office or after church services.

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St. Mary’s is now an eligible AMAZON SMILE charitable organization. It is easy to join After you sign up for Amazon Smile or Amazon Smile Prime, every purchase you make generates money for St. Mary’s. The more you shop, the more you are helping your church and it costs you nothing! Sign in to on your computer or mobile phone. Then sign into Your Account. Type in St. Mary’s Church then scroll down to find the St. Mary’s in NAPA. Click on the arrow by our church and then start your shopping. We will receive .05% of every eligible purchase. Sounds like a little but it will add up and again it costs you nothing! What puts a smile on your face and is more fun than shopping? Shopping while earning money for St. Mary’s.

Bel Canto Performance


Plan to kick off your holidays with the sound of some of your favorite carols and seasonal songs when Bel Canto, under the direction of Ted von Pohle, presents its 4th Annual holiday concert, Our Heart’s Delight, Friday, December 7, at 7:30 pm, at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 1917 Third Street, Napa, and Sunday, December 9, at 3:00 pm, at Mont La Salle, 4401 Redwood Road, Napa. Featuring a cappella arrangements spanning Renaissance motets and carols of Spain, Holland, France, Germany and England to contemporary American vocal jazz standards, the program will include works composed and arranged by Jan Sweelinck, Franz Biebl, Arvo Pärt, John Rutter, Robert Shaw and Alice Parker. Tickets for Our Heart’s Delight can be purchased pre-sale for $20 online at or $25 at the door. To mark their fourth season, von Pohle announced that Bel Canto will be releasing a recording, Our Heart’s Delight with many of their favorite holiday concerts arrangements. CDs will be available at each of the concerts as well as on the Bel Canto website. They make a great Christmas and hostess gifts.

Chapel Chatter (Children's News)

Children’s Chapel Chatter

This section is devoted to all the happenings for children at St. Mary’s.

Nursery: The Nursery is available for children 0 thru 2 years old, every Sunday from 9:30am to 11:30am. 

Sunday School: Godly Play is offered to children 3-12 years old every Sunday. To avoid interrupting the class after it starts, we ask that children be present by 9:45am. The program is held in the Godly Play Room as so known as the Jerusalem Room. Children will rejoin their families during the 10:00am Service for Communion.


Thank you SHOUT OUTS go to…

… our Acolytes for last week!

… our Godly Play Teachers for today, Claire Simpkins and Susan Wheeler!

… our Nursery Attendants, Joshua and Jonathan!

This and That!

  • We are looking for a substitute Nursery Attendant. Their responsibility will be to help in the Nursery when one of our regular attendants cannot work. Hours are 9:30am to 11:30am. It is a paid position. Certification is required but easy to obtain. For more information, contact Ann.
  • Our Godly Play program has started and has been very well received by the children! We are always looking to tell our stories to as many children as we can. Why not bring a friend? A demonstration of the program for the congregation is planned on January 13, 2019.


Advent Wreaths: Please see the notice in the regular part of the bulletin for more details. Please note… Families with children in Sunday School, Youth Group or the Nursery will receive one free kit per family but it must be order by Nov. 25. Pick up kits on Dec. 2 when we will make the wreaths during 10:00am Coffee Hour.


  • Christmas Eve Pageant: This year we are shaking the Epiphany Pageant up! We will be presenting a Christmas Eve Pageant instead. It will take place during the 4:30 Family Service on Christmas Eve. We are looking for child actors for this presentation. If you would like to be in the pageant, contact Ann Gibson now as practice will start on Dec. 9. Practices will be held during Coffee Hours after the 10:00am Services.
  • Children’s Christmas Party: The Children’s Christmas Party will be on December 15. Mark your calendars and plan to attend! Friends are welcomed! More information to come!

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

Thanksgiving Offering

St. Mary’s Thanksgiving Offerings

This year the Vestry has decided the Thanksgiving offerings will be split evenly between two local organizations -- The Table and Napa Foodbank. For parishioners who care to write a check, please note on your check “Thanksgiving Offering” in the memo line (and if your check is for your monthly pledge, please write “Pledge” on the memo line to make sure it gets credited correctly). Any cash received through plate offerings will be split evenly and donated to these two organizations.

The Table ( feeds Napa’s most vulnerable population in a welcoming and respectful environment. Since 1985, 25 community groups, including St. Mary’s, have prepared and served meals daily to disadvantaged members of our community, helping offset the negative effects of food insecurity. A donation of $10 can feed 5 people, $50 can feed 25, and so on.

Napa Food Bank ( provides a variety of nutritious food to low-income individuals, families and seniors, and non-profit organizations throughout Napa County through four programs: Emergency Food Pantries; Senior Brown Bag; the USDA Commodity Program; and Non-Profit Access. The Food Pantry Network allows low-income residents to receive a monthly allotment of food from one of seven locations throughout the county. Together they serve an average of 1,000 households per month.

Many blessings of Thanksgiving to you for your generosity to our community members who struggle to feed their families and themselves year-round.

Turkey Drive

Turkey Drive
The Salvation Army is once again collecting turkeys for Thanksgiving. They are in need of fresh turkeys between 10 & 15 lbs. Please bring your turkeys to St. Mary's no earlier than November 8th and no later than November 18th. You may also drop your turnkeys off at the Salvation Army, please say they are from St. Mary's. Any questions, please contract Brian Roberts. Thank you!

Salvation Army Angels

Salvation Army Angels
Once again St. Mary's is supporting the Salvation Army Angel program. The Angels will be available for pick up each Sunday but must be returned by December 2nd. The Toy listed on the Angel needs to be NEW, un-wrapped and delivered back to the Church.
Thank you for brightening the lives of the children in our community. If you have any questions, please contact Brian Roberts.

Your're Invited - Second Annual Interfaith Meal of Faith and Hope

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Stewardship is the way of life to Christian service 

Take to heart the words of Psalm 24: “The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it”. We should recognize that part of following Jesus is a need to give as he has given to us. This a source of peace and happiness to all Christians. As such, the Stewardship campaign is a time for you to return a portion of your time, talent and resources to God in a spirit of gratitude for what he has given to you. As we think about giving, it is essential that we consider the gifts we have received and shared, and the role St. Mary’s plays in our lives. As we reflect on what St. Mary’s means to each of us and our call for Stewardship, it is important to consider our Parish’s needs and community during the transition that is currently underway.

If you did not pick-up your pledge card during the last two week-ends, it will be mailed to you this week. Extras are available in the office. 

Our Goals for this year:

o   100% participation of current pledgers with at least one ministry participation.

o   10 new pledgers.

o   $275,000 in pledges to fund 2019 Operating Costs (equal to 2018)

o   $20,000 in pledges to fund Programs based on results of Listening Sessions and CAT survey

o   Continued support of St. Mary’s Endowment and Special Gifts Fund.

 Please return your pledge card at the service, drop by office or mail.    Thank you for your support!

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