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I became a member of St. Mary’s several years ago, long after first being confirmed in the Episcopal Church in Florida in the early 1970s. I participate in the caregiver’s support group, men’s activities, and retreats. I also had the privilege of participating in the 2016 St. Mary’s pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
My interest in astronomy and astrophysics started in elementary school and continued while growing up in Miami during the very early days of the space program taking place up the coast at Cape Canaveral, never dreaming that one day I would work at a place near there called Kennedy Space Center that didn’t even exist then.
The third layer up is the corona consisting of white plumes, tendrils, and streamers of ionized gas that flow visibly outward into space for multiple sun diameters. These are spectacular during a total eclipse. While the corona is hundreds of times hotter than the sun’s surface, it is also millions of times less dense. Therefore the corona is still much dimmer than the sun’s surface, so also only seen during a total eclipse. The corona does not have an upper limit and is the source of the solar wind that goes off into space with enough energy to cause auroras on Earth and other planets and sometimes damages Earth satellites.
By Glenn Mucklow
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Event Category: Team Meeting
Event Date: Sunday, October 15, 2017 – 16:30
- Table 1 – Certificates of Blessings to fill out
- Table 2- Animal Tattoo’s for children
- Table 3 – Goldfish, apple slices, water, and doggie and cat treats (Rock Springs and St. Mary’s to provide)
- Please note: If it rains, we will move the worship service indoors, but the pet event will be rescheduled for another time.
Sister Eliseea Papacioc, an Orthodox nun and icon writer, is internationally acclaimed for her icon art. See examples of her work on Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 6:00 p.m. and learn why the Eastern Orthodox Church regards icons as windows into the divine. This is a free event.
Capture a glimpse into this group as we gather for a meal (in Paca Hall) and conversation about our Response to God’s blessing — Fr. Chris will guide the reflection of this phenomenon. Jay and Lindsay Liwanag, who are part of the 20s and 30s group, will be there to help celebrate and extend the conversation about our talents, time and treasure.
Adults of all ages are invited.
Join us this Sunday, September 25 from 6:00 pm-7:30 pm. Childcare will be provided.
On Sunday, Sept. 10, St. Mary’s regular Sunday Worship Schedule resumes.
>>Holy Eucharist at 7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m. , 11:15 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.<<
Sept. 10, we will have Children’s Chapel during the 9:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. services.
Sept. 17, we will resume Sunday School, which is scheduled at 10:15 a.m. downstairs. Adult Forums and coffee hours will also resume at 10:15 a.m. upstairs in Paca Hall.
12:00 p.m. – Noonday prayer
6:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist
11:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist with Healing Prayer