Summer Worship Hours (May 27th-August 19th)
Sundays at 10:00AM : Choral Eucharist
Regular worship hours resume on Sunday, August 26th, when the Eucharist returns to 11:00AM.
Nursery and choir resume after Labor Day.
Tuesdays during term from 12:15PM – 12:45PM: Low Mass with Healing Prayers and Anointing – resumes August 28th, 2018
Thursdays during term at 8:00PM: Candlelight Compline, followed by Coffee and Conversation – resumes August 30th, 2018
Check our Events Calendar for occasional special services.
As an Episcopal parish with Anglo-Catholic roots, we sing a great deal of the liturgy, including the Gloria, the Sanctus and Benedictus, the Lord’s Prayer and the Fraction Anthem. The hymns we sing come primarily from authorized Episcopal church hymnals: The Hymnal 1982, Lift Every Voice and Sing II, Other Voices, and Wonder, Love and Praise. Believing that our language not only reflects our world but also shapes it, we try, as
much as possible, to be inclusive in our liturgical language while remaining faithful to the Anglo-Catholic traditions of worship at St. Mary’s.
We try to make the language of our worship conform to our conviction that the nature of God embraces equally male and female. We take our Bible readings and psalms mostly from the New Revised Standard Version, sometimes modified to avoid gender specific references to God without losing original meanings. In our liturgies, we sometimes make similar significant and important changes in the language of The Book of Common Prayer
and its supplements. Some historical texts that are widely known and loved, like the Lord’s Prayer, are used in familiar translations and so are copyrighted materials such as hymns and anthems.
In all texts we affirm the non-gendered nature of God, as well as all the dimensions of God’s boundless creative love which we can never fully imagine or express. As a congregation that welcomes frequent visitors and members from other traditions, for many years we have printed the entire Sunday liturgy, briefly annotated, in a separate booklet, which changes with the liturgical year.