Sunday Bulletin 10:00 AM September 16

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Stewardship – A Way of Life!

“True Joy, happiness and inner peace come from giving of ourselves to others. A happy life is a life for others.” – Henri Nouwen

We will be distributing 2019 Stewardship Pledge Cards on October 6/7 and 13/14. This is your opportunity to commit a portion of your time, talent and resources to God in a spirit of gratitude for what he has given you. Our goals for this year:

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

·      10 new pledgers

·      Raise $295,000 supporting 2019 Operations ($275,000 flat to 2018) and Outreach contribution ($20,000 responding to the Listening Session and CAT survey)

·      Continued support for St. Mary’s Endowment or Special Gifs Fund.

Thanks to those who have responded to the call for volunteers to assist with this ministry!

Youth Sunday Celebrations!

For you “old-timers,” Youth Sunday is making a comeback and for those of you not familiar with Youth Sunday… you are in for a real treat! Beginning September 30th and every 5th Sunday thereafter, you will see, hear, and experience the youth in lay ministry roles during the 10:00am worship service. The youth with not only serve as acolytes, they will greet, usher, and be lay readers. They are excited to have this opportunity to serve and are looking forward to welcoming you to church on Sunday, September 30th!

Godly Play / Children's Chapel News

Children’s Chapel Chatter

Thank you SHOUT OUTS go to…

… our Acolytes for last week, Graham, Armida and Josie! Nice job!

… Diane Dexter, Peter Dexter, Robert Bennett, Matt Moreno, Linda Doshier, Rob Simas,

Martha Mackenzie, Rodney Pierce, Jen LaLiberté, Tege Montmorency, Marilyn Bennett,

Linda Moreno, Mary Hamler, Nancy York, Pam Bonotto and Sharon Souza! Your help in

cleaning, painting and preparing the Godly Play Room is very appreciated! It looks SUPER!


HELP NEEDED: Godly Play Leaders (2)

  • Training Required. Training weekend is Sept 28-30!
  • Work with a partner!
  • You lead for 40 mins. on your assigned Sunday!
  • Lead only one Sunday per month!
  • Benefits: Unlimited!
  • See Ann Gibson for more information and to volunteer!


  • Sunday, September 23 – Only children who went on the Veterans’ Home visit need to attend S4. We will prepare thank you notes. When we finish, children will be asked to join their families in church.
  • September 28-30: Godly Play Leadership Class for all leaders-to-be! (Must attend all days)
    • September 28 – 5:00pm - 8:30pm
    • September 29 – 8:00am - 7:00pm
    • September 30 – 12:30pm - 3:30pm
  • Sunday, September 30SCHEDULE CHANGE for Children: No activity planned. Children should attend church with their families.
  • Sunday, October 14 Godly Play begins! Children ages 3 - 11 should be at church before 9:45am. To avoid interrupting the class after it starts, we ask you to bring your child(ren) early if possible. Children will then meet their parents in church for Communion.

If you have any questions, contact Ann Gibson at

(707) 337-6682 or






New Member Get Together

St. Mary's New Member Get Together

If you are new to St. Mary’s within the last year the Vestry invites you to a new member get together. This is an opportunity to meet other new members of St. Mary’s, vestry members, and Rev. Vanessa in a smaller setting. Please join us for coffee, tea and pastries at the home of Tege and John Montmorency on Saturday, September 22 at 10:00 am. For the Montmorency’s address and to RSVP please contact Sharon Arnold in the Church Office at or 707-255-0991.

Cristosal - Speaker Noah Bullock Executive Director, Cristosal

Click Here to view the information on Cristosal program which will be held at St. Mary's on September 16

Foyer Group Kick-Off

FOYER GROUP KICK-OFF – September 16th

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.

Meeting for Vergers, LEM's, Lectors, and Intercessors


All Vergers, LEM's, intercessors and lectors please meet in the hall on Sept. 23 at 9:10 for a short meeting.  There are a few things for us to go over and at this time please bring any questions, concerns or words of encouragement for all!  Thanks, Marilyn Bennett

Evening of Elegance

Evening of Elegance - Fun, Fellowship and Fundraising

October 20, 2018 at the Silverado Country Club 6pm


An event in support of St Mary’s operations and a capital raise

for renovation and remodeling of the bathrooms!


What’s Planned? The evening begins with hors d’oeuvres and champagne while you peruse the fun Silent Auction goodies.

Also visit the Wall of Wine - kind of like a liquid grab bag!  For only $10 you pick a brown bag covered bottle of wine. You might get the house red or perhaps the Mondavi to Kalon Vineyard, Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, 2012.

The festivities continue with an exciting Live Auction! We’ll have some old favorites on offer (Dinner by the River; Bocce and Dinner at the Olmsted’s) and some new surprises as well.

Want to Sign Up? Beginning Sept 22, tickets for the event will be on sale after each service. Each ticket is $95 and includes dinner and wine.

Can’t Attend?   To offer some of the fun of the evening to those who can’t make it, there will be a new raffle - The Golden Ticket. $25 buys you a chance to win your choice of ANY auction item available. ONLY 100 of these tickets will be sold. So you have the chance to win a really great prize, for an affordable price - with no need to be there to win.

What About?  We are also providing parishioners a chance to “underwrite” The Bathrooms, some portion of our new facilities. Bathroom Benefactor Sponsorships have been established to allow people to fund a specific aspect of the bathroom remodel. You will receive a letter shortly with more information. 

Donations Neede 

Evening of Elegance - in support of St. Mary’s and

renovation and remodeling of the bathrooms! 

The event’s fundraising programs need your donations. 

Please be generous and creative!

Silent Auction

We are looking for your talent and treasure! In the past we’ve had art works and crafts, baskets, event tickets and lots more. We’d appreciate any items you feel would be valued and will raise money for the event.

At all services on the weekends of Sept. 22/23 and 29/30 you can leave your donations with the Evening of Elegance ticket sellers in the courtyard. Please provide a written description of your item.  If you need help with transporting an item, please call Anne Saunders (503-367-4578). 

To ensure when people buy a Golden Ticket they can tell us which item they want if their ticket is chosen, we need to ask for all donations by: September 31st.

Wine Wall

We need everyone to play along in building our Wall of Wine!  We’re looking for donations from all parishioners. Please donate a bottle or a case to stock the wine wall.

Starting Oct. 1st there will be wine boxes in the Parish hall for all your donations. (Please make sure donations have a minimum retail value of $10).




Outreach Collections


This is what Operation Christmas Child is all about according to Yves Dushime, who at the age of 11 in Togo, Africa was a Samaritan Purse shoebox recipient. (to hear Yves’ amazing story please go to - click on Sermons, scroll to August 19, 2018 real life-changing stories, click on watch) Marilyn Bennett, Pam Bonotto, Diane Dexter and Mary Hamler had the pleasure of hearing Yves, a young man now living in Buffalo, NY but born in a refugee camp in the Congo after his family fled from the Rwandan genocide, speak in Napa of how the red and green shoebox changed his life and transformed his community. You may hear Yves’ speech at the above website and hear for yourself how St. Mary’s, through our shoebox donations, is bringing love and hope to the young children who receive these gifts of real toothbrushes, real school supplies, real toys and our love and prayers. Yves said what touched him the most was the personal note that said “God loves you, Jesus loves you, I love you.” Love and gifts from a complete stranger reaffirmed Yves’ faith in God. Operation Christmas Child uses simple gifts to plant these seeds of Love and Hope.


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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