Dear friends,

Welcome to St. Mary’s Episcopal Church!

Father Michael SingerYou may be looking for a warm, caring church home or you may simply be “passing through,” hungry for God’s word and sacraments. Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, we hope that the love of Christ will be seen and felt in your encounter with the people of St. Mary’s.
We are a diverse parish with all kinds of people, programs, and activities, and we believe our church to be a place that respects the holiness of worship and the integrity of your mind. There’s a place, purpose, and ministry for everyone who comes through our doors!

We hope this website will give you a sense of who we are and what have to offer in the service of Christ’s Kingdom. Please feel free to contact us directly and please come and join us on Sunday!

In Christ’s love,

The Rev'd A. Michael Singer, Rector

This Week at St. Mary's: 
  • Sunday, August 17 - Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
    • Holy Eucharist, Rite I, 8:00 a.m.
    • Staff Nursery, 9:30 a.m. to 11:15 p.m.
    • Holy Eucharist, Rite II  10:00 a.m.
    • Sundae Sunday, 11:15 a.m.
    • AA Meeting, 8:00 p.m.
  • Monday, August 18
    • Youth Council Meeting, 6:00 p.m.
    • Finance Committe Meeting, 6:15 p.m.
    • Vestry Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 19 
    • Morning Prayer, 8:30 a.m.
    • Staff Meeting, 9:00 a.m.
    • Outreach Commission Meeting, 7:00 p.m
    • AA & Al-Anon Meeting, 8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 20   
    • Men's Prayer Breakfast, 6:45 a.m.
    • Renewal Works, 6:00 p.m.
    • Reel Spirituality - 5:45 p.m., Movie - Chronicles of Narnia, starts at 6:05 p.m.    
  • Thursday, August 21 
    • Morning Prayer, 8:30 a.m.
  • Friday, August 22
    • Mary's Kitchen 30th Anniversary Dinner at King's, 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 23
    • Transition Meeting in Moseley Hall, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    • Choir Retreat at home of Ike Hines, 11:00 a.m.
SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE:  to benefit Northwest Elementary School - we wish to thank everyone who contributed.  The items will be blessed during the 10:00 a.m. service. 

BLESSING OF THE BACKPACKS:  We're sending St. Mary's students and educators back to school with our prayers and blessings!  On Sunday during the 10:00 a.m. service, we will bless backpacks and briefcases of the students and the educators. 

REEL SPIRITUALITY:  Come join us on Wednesday night for a great movie, fresh popcorn and fellowship at 5:45 in Moseley Hall as we will see
The Chronicles of Narnia:  The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.  Movie begins at 6:05 p.m.  We have chairs but you are welcome to bring your own. 

“MARY’S KITCHEN CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF SERVING”.  All Mary’s Kitchen volunteers are invited to a “Volunteer Dinner”, Friday night, August 22, at 6:00 p.m. at King’s Restaurant.  

ADULT CHOIR REHEARSAL:  will resume on Wednesday, August 27th at 7:00 p.m. and will continue every Wednesday unless noted.  This is a great time to join the choir and get involved with the music ministry at St. Mary's.  We have also launched a new Facebook page to help keep everyone in the loop with what the music ministry at St. Mary's is doing.  We will be posting the hymns, anthems, and other special music regularly so "Like" us on Facebook at  

CONGRATULATIONS:  to St. Mary's softball team who won the Kinston-Lenoir County Park Commission's Summer Church Softball League Regular Season Championship.  This is the first champsionship for St. Mary's team.  St. Mary's defeated Faith and Deliverance Church by a score of 6-5 in 10 innings on Monday, August 11, 2014.  A special thank you to Coach Sandy Shimer and all members of the team for all their efforts this year.  Tournament play has begun.  Come out and support the team.  Great job team! 

CONTRIBUTIONS FOR THE NEW BISHOP:  The Rev. Bob Skirving was elected to be the 8th Bishop of the Diocese of East Carolina in May.  On Saturday, November 8, he will be consecrated as Bishop of the Diocese of East Carolina at Rock Springs Center in Greenville, NC.  On this special day, and for his new
ministry, he will need several items reflective of his office.  On Sunday, August 17th, we are having a special offering, along with other churches of our diocese, to purchase items for our new bishop's ministry.  It is a sign of welcome and hospitality.  Please be generous in your response.  Please make your check payable to St. Mary's Church with "Bishop's New Clothes" written in the memo. 



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