September 27 | Parish Post

The next Animal Blessing at St. Mary’s will take place on October 6, 2019, at the 7:45 am, 9:00 am, and 10:30 am services.

All animals and families welcome!

Volunteers Needed…

Coffee hour teams have formed but are still in need of additional help with bringing goodies, set up and clean up once a month.  If you would enjoy being on a team add your name to the sign-up sheet located in the Narthex on the Welcome Table. If you have questions see Joan Cooley or call her at 253-584-7564.


The United Thank Offering (UTO) is a personal and family devotional program of the Episcopal Church. It is a way for us to express tangible thanks to God for the goodness in our lives. We put coins in a little Blue Box, combine those with the offerings of hundreds of thousands of other Episcopalians, and this becomes the United Thank Offering, spreading Good throughout the world. Little bits adding to a greater Good. You may pick up a new one in the Narthex. Retrieve your very own and embark on an adventure of thankful giving! Questions? Contact Trish Willebrand.

Come and See… Go and Tell weekend is approaching! Now is the time to invite folks to Come and See what you’ve experienced! The weekend will be presented at Dumas Bay Friday, October 25 – Sunday, October 27th. You can point potential guests at the web site – or directly to the online application form. Questions? Contact Roberta Newell at

News from the Pew

A Memorial Service will be held for Thomas Eagle Michlitsch-Rambo. The service is planned for Saturday, September 28, 2019, at 11 am. A reception will follow in the Parish Hall.

Women’s Bible Study group welcomes Rev. Dr. Bill Hardwick. He will lead in the study of Genesis beginning October 1. The group meets at Saint Mary’s on the first and third Tuesday of the month from 1 to 3 o’clock p.m.  Newcomers are welcome.

Body and Soul October lecture series will be held each Wednesday beginning with a meal at 6 pm. The presenter is Leticia Guardiola-Saenz Ph.D. The 7 pm program will highlight the gospels of Mark, Matthew, Luke, and John. The series will culminate Oct 30 with a summary of all four. Please sign up in the Narthex. Cost -Dinner/Lecture $10 and Lecture only $5. Each meal will feature and entrée tossed salad, rolls, and dessert. For more information visit the website or call Rosemary Doupe’ at 253-581-7059.

Pet Food drive kicks off on October 1. Please fill the cart with gifts of nourishment for God’s creatures in need. Dry (kibble) Moist (Canned) for dogs, and cats. Treats, supplies, kitty litter, etc.

Classics Potluck Luncheon will take place on Wednesday, October 9. The featured speak, Brent W. Ruth, of the Law Offices of Brent Williams-Ruth will present general information on Power Of Attorney- Medical and Financial, The Importance Of Planned Giving- Benefits and Elder Fraud/Scams/Abuse Awareness. Save the date!