On June 11th, the Feast of Saint Barnabas the Apostle, our beloved Deacon Polly will celebrate the 30th anniversary of her ordination as a Deacon and on that day she will officially retire. In his book, Brightest and Best, Sam Portaro wrote of Saint Barnabas that, “He undertook his ministry because it was something he … More Deacon Polly Is Retiring
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The Prayer Shawl and More group will gather on Sunday, May 6 after the 10 AM service, (about 11:30) in the nursery, located across from the offices. All knitters and crocheters are welcome and encouraged to come. There will be patterns available and ideas to consider. Creative options include prayer shawls for Roswell, the on going Christmas at Sea for … More Attention Knitters and Crocheters
You’re invited to a concert presented by churches from the East Aurora Ministerium on Sunday, April 29 at 3PM at the St. John Vianney Chapel at Christ the King Seminary. The St. Matthias’ Choir will present several of your favorite anthems including Ola Gjielo’s “Ubi Caritas” and Everett Titcomb’s “O Love How Deep.” The choir … More Sing of the Lord’s Goodness
Joining more than 180,000 teenagers from some 7,000 churches nationwide, our youth Sunday school class will participate in World Vision’s 30 Hour Famine event. The event will bring together tens of thousands of teenagers who will devote a weekend to fasting, prayer and service to fight hunger. Fasting from food for 30 hours, our participating teens will spend their weekend at the church, … More Youth Raising Money to Fight Hunger
Sunday, April 29th during Coffee Hour Come and join your Vestry Members and Wardens (The Cool Kids) to chat about all that is happening at SMC. Bring your thoughts and questions while we share some enthusiastic ideas, accomplishments and plans moving forward. DON’T FORGET! We will begin immediately following the 10am service during coffee hour.
Mark your calendars for SUNDAY, APRIL 22 for Choral Evensong. We will worship together that afternoon at 3 p.m. (please note the earlier time), and a festive reception will follow. The choir will present several stunning anthems, including Edward Bairstow’s (1874-1946) ” The King of Love My Shepherd Is” and Charles Wood’s (1866-1926) “O Thou … More Choral Evensong Is Almost Here!
Beloved of God, Easter is coming, and it’s not all about bunnies and chocolate and jelly beans – but you knew that. Rather, it is about the hope of new, full, eternal life promised to us in the Resurrection and Ascension of our Lord, Jesus Christ. The Rector of the church attended by the Johnson-Stojs … More An Invitation to Holy Week
Lent Madness is a unique Lenten devotion, combining a love of sports with a passion for the lives of the saints. 32 saints are placed into a tournament-like single elimination bracket. Each pairing remains open for a set period of time and Lent Madness participants learn about and vote for their favorite saint. 16 saints … More A Lighthearted Lenten Discipline
40acts is the generosity challenge for Lent, created by UK Christian charity, Stewardship. What if Lent could be about more than just giving stuff up? What if it could be a time of radical generosity as well as spiritual discipline? Read more or take the 40 day challenge. The family wallchart offers suggestions for all … More Practicing Generosity for Lent