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, January 25th 
    • Holy Eucharist - Rite I, 8:00 a.m.
    • Bible Challenge Discussion, 9:00 a.m.
    • Holy Eucharist Rite II, 10:00 a.m.
    • Christian Formation Programs, 11:15 a.m.
    • Journey in Faith Informational Meeting, 11:15 a.m.
    • Jr. EYC, 5:30 p.m.
    • Jr. & Sr. EYC Supper, 6:15 p.m.
    • A.A. Meeting, 8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, January 27th
    • Morning Prayer, 8:30 a.m. 
    • Prayer Shawl Ministry/Queen St. Deli, 2:00 p.m.
    • A. A. Meeting & Al-Anon Meetings, 8:00 p.m. 
  • Wednesday, January 28th
    • Men's Prayer Breakfast, 6:45 a.m. 
    • Blind Association, 1:00 p.m.
    • St. Cecilia's Choir, 5:30 p.m.
    • Parish Supper, 6:00 p.m.
    • Adult Choir Rehearsal, 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 29th 
    • Morning Prayer, 8:30 a.m.
    • Pre-Convention Deanery Meets, 6:30 p.m.
    • Vestry Retreat, 9:00 a.m.
  • Saturday, January 31st  
    • Altar Guild Training, 9:30 a.m.   

THE BIBLE CHALLENGE:  Make 2015 a year to read some scripture each day.  A reading schedule that will take you through the whole Bible in the year is available in the Narthex.

ADULTS OF ST. MARY'S: Please consider supporting youth ministry at St. Mary’s by providing a meal for the EYC in 2015.  A sign-up sheet which lists available dates is posted on the bulletin board in the narthex.  Why not get a couple friends together and enjoy fellowship while offering this gift to the youth.  Thank you!!!

CHRISTIAN FORMATION CLASSES  returned on  Sunday, January 18, 2015, at 11:15 a.m.  St. Mary’s has classes for all ages.  Make a New Year’s resolution to have Christian formation a part of your Sunday.

ALTAR GUILD TRAINING: Altar Guild members are invited to the training session on Saturday, January 31, 2015, at 9:30 a.m.  The session will be held in Moseley Hall.  For some this will be a review of information and training you’ve already received.  For others, it will be new information. Father Michael will be leading this training.  Bring your questions.  We look forward to seeing everyone.

THE 2015 CHILI COOK-OFF for GLORY RIDGE is set for Wednesday, February 4, at 6:00 pm in Moseley Hall.  An award for Best In Show will be determined by an expert panel. Prizes for People’s Choice & Most Original will be determined by all in attendance. The cost is $10 per person (cost includes a ballot) – those who bring a chili only pay $5.  ALL proceeds will go towards the Glory Ridge Mission Trip!!  Please bring your friends!
WE’RE COLLECTING PALMS: We are now collecting your old palm branches, from previous years Palm Sunday celebrations.  Please bring old palm and place them in the container in the Narthex.  Any item blessed is never just thrown away.  Thank you.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT SUPPER RETURNS: Wednesday night suppersare back at 6:00 p.m.  The dinners are an opportunity for sharing dinner and conversation.  If you would like to attend a dinner, please indicate so on the appropriate sign-up sheet in the Narthex or contact the Parish Office by noon on Tuesday.  This week we are having Mexican food from the LaFlama Restaurant.    

ST. CECILIA'S CHOIR REHEARSAL:   returns on Wednesday night in the Parlor at 5:30 p.m.  All children three-years-of-age through the First Grade are encouraged to attend.  This half-hour rehearsal is a time to sing and hear stories of God's love.
All are welcome!  

JOURNEY IN FAITH is a class for anyone interested in learning about, or re-visiting, the basics of the Christian faith and Anglican tradition.  This is the preparatory class for those considering confirmation into the Episcopal Church, but it is open to anyone!  Informational meetings will be held during the Christian Formation hour on January 25, for adults and February 1, for youth.
FINANCIAL STATEMENTS: Financial statements for 2014 have been mailed.  If you have concerns regarding your statement, please contact Parish Administrator, Marilyn Wiggins. 

CHERISHED MEMBER LUNCHEON will be on Thursday, February 5th at 11:30 a.m.  Please contact the church office by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, February 2nd  if you plan to attend.  Invite a friend. 

COUNTDOWN TO GLORY RIDGE:  Days to go!  The mission trip to Glory Ridge (August 2-8) is open to all middle and high schoolers.  Any adults interested in serving as chaperones for this trip should talk to Father Tom.  

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