Monday, November 29, 2010

Not sure what happened

So, all of the posts from Religious Emphasis week vanished. Working on that mystery and will update November Chapels over the coming days...

Thursday, November 4, 2010

St. Mary's Community Fund

For our second chapel sponsored by the SMCF, Barbara King director the Exchange Club joined our community. Mrs. King (a mother of two alumnae) spoke about the work of the Exchange Club to interrupt the cycle of abuse in families. She expressed her gratitude for the money given by the SMCF on behalf of the whole St. Mary's community.

This was also the day to kick-off the "Stuff and Name the Turkey" fundraiser. A mock-Glee television show inspired the girls to be a part of this wonderful annual event!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Alumnae Chapel

We welcomed "home" Ellen Clark Moore, class of 1973. After being introduced by her niece, a current Sophomore, Ellen shared the story of her year spent as Maid of Cotton. She highlighted the "glamorous perks" of the job while telling the community about the privilege of traveling all the way around the world. Ultimately, Ellen encouraged her listeners to take risks, even to act on whims, so that they might push themselves to have new adventures.

Monday, November 1, 2010

All Saints Eucharist

The Rev. Mark Rutenbar preached at our second school Eucharist celebrating the feast of All Saints. He asked on the morning after Halloween to consider "life without masks," and particularly to reflect upon who in each of our lives shows us how to live in God's love. Students in every grade then "decorated" the chapel walls with multi-colored post-it notes bearing the names of our saints: past and present. Amid the fluttering colors and these special remembrances, we shared Holy Communion together.

This enriching worship service was made even more beautiful by the offering of music from our Chamber Ensemble - what glorious sounds!