Ministries

Updates regarding the COVID-19 Coronavirus

    St. Mary's offers indoor Sunday morning worship of Holy Eucharist following the guidelines described in Fr. Tom's Pastoral Letter published on October 21 (see below).  Face coverings and social distancing are a part of our being able to gather safely indoors for worship during this time and are understood to be signs of love for one another.

    IN PERSON WORSHIP TIMES: 

    • 8:00am:  Holy Eucharist, Rite 1 in the All Saints' Chapel
    • 9:30am:  Holy Eucharist, Rite 2 in the main sanctuary 

    Because total occupancy will vary based on the number of individuals per household, worshippers are asked arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the beginning of the liturgy.  While space in the nave will be limited due to social distancing, overflow seating in our Fellowship Hall will be available.  

    In addition to our in-person worship, an online liturgy is published weekly on our Facebook page (click here) and YouTube channel (click here).  Please "like" and subscribe to these platforms!

    In efforts to keep the church staff safe, all visitors to the church office must wear face coverings upon entering the building.  Church business can also be conducted via phone (252-523-6146) or email during the parish’s traditional business hours (Mon-Thu 8:30am-4:30pm and Fri 8:30am-1:30pm). 

    Stay in touch with one another!  The most reliable source of contact information for members of St. Mary's is our online directory.  Click here to access it, feel free to update your own information if there has been a change, and send Lori Kelly, our Parish Administrator, an email if you have any questions.

    We are learning more every day about how to bring our community together in these times, to celebrate the Christian hope, support your life of faith, and point us all towards Jesus!

    Latest Correspondence & Announcements:

    October 21, 2020: Pastoral Letter from Fr. Tom: Worship Update - A return to Sunday Morning Indoor Worship

    October 16, 2020: An Update from Bishop Skirving regarding Public Worship

    September 8, 2020: Pastoral Letter from Fr. Tom: Worship Update - A Return to Communion with Physical Elements Present

    June 29, 2020: An Update from Bishop Skirving:  Public Worship in Phase Two Extension

    May 28, 2020: An Update from Bishop Skirving: Public Worship in Phase Two

    May 14, 2020: Pastoral Letter from Fr. Tom: Planning for Return to Public Worship

    May 13, 2020: An Update from Bishop Skirving: Planning for Return to Public Worship

    April 29, 2020: A Word to the Church from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry: "What Would Love Do?” 

    April 24, 2020: An Update from Bishop Skirving: Continued Suspension of Public Worship

    April 3, 2020 - Resources for Worship at Home for Palm Sunday and Holy Week

    April 1, 2020 - An Update about Palm Sunday & Holy Week

    March 28, 2020 - An Update on Office Closure & Worship Resources

    March 25, 2020 - An Update from Fr. Tom

    March 23, 2020 - An Update from Bishop Skirving: Continued Suspension of Public Worship

    March 20, 2020 - An Update from Fr. Tom

    March 18, 2020 - An Update from Fr. Tom

    March 18, 2020 - An Update from Bishop Skirving

    March 17, 2020 - Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s Word to the Church: Holy Week and Easter Day 2020 Online worship supported and encouraged

    March 16, 2020 - Pastoral Announcement - Funerals

    March 14, 2020 - Pastoral Announcement - Coronavirus Update Sharing Plans for St. Mary's Response to Bishop Skirving's Letter 

    March 13, 2020 - Suspending Public Worship - Bishop Skirving's Letter Regarding the COVID-19 Coronavirus

    March 11, 2020 - A Letter from Bishop Skirving Regarding the COVID-19 Coronavirus

    March 11, 2020 - Out of an Abundance of Compassion - A Pastoral Letter from St. Mary's Regarding the COVID-19 Coronavirus

    Resources

    The Online Book of Common Prayer

    Episcopal Diocese of East Carolina's COVID-19 Coronavirus Resource Page