Join us as we celebrate the joys and traditions
of the holidays/Holy Days
- Wednesday, December 24, Christmas Eve, 5:30 pm -- Children's Christmas Pageant (Children's rehearsal and pizza, 4:00)
- ,Wednesday, December 24, Christmas Eve, 6:30-10:00, House of Grace -- come relax between services with food and fellowship
- Wednesday, December 24, Christmas Eve, 10:00 pm -- music prelude to the late service by our music team
- Wednesday, December 24, 10:30 pm -- Christmas Eve candle light service
- Christmas Day, December 25, 10:00 am -- Christmas Day service with scripture, carols, homily and Eucharist
St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church
A community of real people, rooted in the common journey of following Jesus’ way of love,
seeking to live out a relevant faith that meaningfully connects with our lives, and the lives of others.
St. Mary Magdalene Basics Classes: A Foundation for Faith
St. Mary Magdalene Basics is a series of 3-5 week courses that give us a foundation for the faith we live together as a parish in the Episcopal Church. It’s not an indoctrination, but a chance to roll up our sleeves, learn, discuss and apply the core pieces of who we are as Christians and Episcopalians. These classes are important—and so we ask a commitment to attend the days in each series of a class. Classes will be held on Wednesday evenings and will include a light supper at 6:30, class from 7:00-8:00, and we will end with Compline. Childcare will be provided if needed. Registration for all classes is open: just e-mail the rector at email@example.com to register.
Our first class in the series is Basic Anglicanism
- Basic Anglicanism is like a citizenship class for St. Mary Magdalene. Everything you need to know about the Episcopal Church, Anglican Communion, our worship, how we govern ourselves as a broader church and make decisions. You’re guaranteed to learn something new, even if you’ve been an Episcopalian all your life.
Wednesday evening: December 17
Future classes in the series are as follows:
- Basic Christianity tells the whole story of our faith from beginning to end. We will look at the basic concepts of Christianity and what they mean for our lives. We will explore in depth the topics of Creation, Jesus’ death and resurrection, and our ongoing life in Christ.
Wednesday evenings: January 7, January 14, January 21 and January 28
- Basic Bible A basic orientation to scripture, a map of the broad themes of the Bible and timeline of events. How to read the Old and New Testaments. A review of different ways to do Bible study.
Wednesday evenings in Lent February 25, March 4, March 11, March 18 and March 25:
- Basic Discipleship How does our faith make a difference in our daily life? The discipline and practice of prayer, living in community, study, service, almsgiving. What does it mean to grow in our relationship with Christ not just as individuals but as a community? Participants will be encouraged to adopt our Rhythm of Life.
Wednesday evenings: April 8, April 15, April 22 and April 29
One encyclopedia’s definition of Pastoral Care is: “Pastoral care is a term applied where Christians offer help and caring to others in their church or wider community. Pastoral care can be listening, supporting, encouraging and befriending.”
Too often we think of pastoral care as just visiting the home bound or the ill and infirm. We regularly visit folks in nursing facilities, in hospitals or in their homes. We sometimes fail to realize that everyone is in need of pastoral care at one time or another. As loving and caring Christians, we should all keep our “antennae” out to sense the need for pastoral care in others.
We encourage and invite you to notify the church office when you or a member of your family is hospitalized, rehabbing at home or in a facility, or just in need of some pastoral conversation.
Please contact the church office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, the rector at email@example.com or by phone at 816-331-2222.