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Our in-person services and gatherings are currently mask-optional for vaccinated guests. Thank you so much for your kindness and consideration for others and your efforts to ensure that we can all worship together safely.
All are welcome! Please note that all times are Eastern Time (ET)
+ Sunday Morning Holy Eucharist with Sermon and Music at 11 AM streamed via Facebook Live
On Sundays at 11 AM, all families with small children are welcome to join us in our Sunday School Soft Space in the back of the sanctuary.
Pray and Play for families occurs every third Sunday at 10 AM on the playground!
(Inclement Weather Location: Parish Hall)
+ Monday Morning Prayer at 9 AM via Facebook Live
+ Tuesday Morning Prayer at 9 AM via Facebook Live
+ Resuming January 17th, 2023: Tuesday Midday Low Mass with Healing Prayers at 12 PM In Person
+ Wednesday Morning Prayer at 9 AM via Facebook Live
+ Thursday Morning Prayer at 9 AM via Facebook Live
+ Friday Morning Prayer at 9 AM via Facebook Live
Complete Resources for Christian Formation for Families and Individuals are available at our Digital Catechesis page
Other available services within our diocese:
All Daily Office services are available on weekdays as text and video at this link.
Parish Staff is available 9 AM-2 PM Sunday through Thursday.
For Pastoral Emergencies, please call (267) 648-9064.
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 all expressions of gender. 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.