Worship Services

Worship Services

St. Mary's public worship services have been temporarily suspended   

We are not gathering in person until further notice, but we will continue to worship together online.  

  • We are creating video Worship Services weekly
  • A Weekly Bulletin will also be available
  • Both of these will be easy to find on the Home Page of our website.  Scroll down to the section labelled Recent Sermon and click on the big picture.
  • We will be sending out weekly reminders via Constant Contact email when new worship services become available.

You can also visit our Lenten page for a list of online resources, prayer sites and readings that may help sustain you during our time apart.

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In normal times, St. Mary’s offers two weekend worship services.  We hope to resume this schedule when the CDC gives us the all clear.

Saturday evenings at 5:00 p.m., in St. George's Chapel (in the Parish House) 
This evening service is a peaceful, spoken, contemplative worship service, ideal for those who want to draw closer to God in holy stillness - or who may be unable to attend on Sunday morning.

On the first Saturday of every month, join us after this service for a Wine and Cheese get-together.

Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m., in the Historic Church or St. George’s Chapel (in the Parish House). 
This service is an expression of joyous worship, with music and the fullest expression of our community's spirit and liturgical gifts.

Following the 9:00 a.m. service, please join us for coffee and snacks in the Gathering Space in the Parish House.

Please check out our Event Calendar for more details.

It is our pleasure to welcome children and their parents at all services.  We believe children learn to worship by worshiping.  We know that they will have their own sounds and movements to offer.  We are grateful to have children at church.

We have a hearing loop system to assist with hearing during worship.  Please speak to a greeter for information and assistance.

 

Connect with the Worship Services 

Want to be more involved in our Worship Services?  As an Acolyte? A Greeter?  A Lector (reader of Bible passages)?  An Intercessor (leader of Prayers of the People)?  Click on the ministry your are interested in (below) and connect with the lay leader in charge of that ministry.

If you're already serving in a liturgical ministry and want to check your schedule, you can see it on Ministry Scheduler online.

Acolytes

The Acolytes and Crucifer bring the light of God into the worship service and take it out into the world at the end.  They serve not only on Sunday mornings but at other services throughout the year.

Altar Guild

The altar guild sets the table and prepares the altar for all of the services held at St. Mary's. The guild maintains the linens and the silver and brass that are part of setting Christ's table.

  • Ann Gizzi and Ruth Siebens.  Both can be reached at
Greeters

Greeters are the first people to offer welcome and hospitality at St. Mary's. They greet people as they enter the church for worship services whether they are the weekly services or special services such as funerals or weddings.

  • Lauren Lema at
Lay Eucharistic Ministers

Lay eucharistic ministers (LEMs) assist the clergy as needed by administering the chalice at Eucharist. LEMs may be called upon to serve during other services such as weddings or funerals.

Lectors

Lectors and Intercessors proclaim God's Word aloud and lead the prayers of the people during worship. They are called upon to serve not only at weekly worship but during Holy Week, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, and for other special services.

  • Stacy Mello at
Music

Music inspires us. Offering up our voices in song; listening to music as part of the worship service, fills us with joy and helps lift our hearts and souls to God.

Music is a vital part of Sunday worship services. The 8 am service includes many traditional Episcopal hymns and often a choir or cantor will offer a special musical piece. The 10 am service focuses on more contemporary music that praises God with innovative tunes both lively and inspiring.

  • Michael Templeton, Pastoral Musician,