About St. Mary’s

 

At St. Mary’s, worship forms the heart of our community, from which all our core values flow.  As a community, we gather weekly to worship the risen Christ.  This grounds us and inspires us to reach out to our community  and to care for one another.

Episcopal worship – Episcopal worship is guided by the Book of Common Prayer.  We desire to be a people who are guided by God, not the other way around.  We accomplish this by letting our tradition and liturgy order our lives as a reminder that God is our Lord and we are to follow his guidance.  The kneeling, standing and reading all work together to help us Worship God and submit to Christ as our Lord.

Worship services – Our services have been described as “tradition done well.”  These services ground our community in the truth of Christ and bind us together as a worshipping community of followers of Christ.  If you would like to become part of the St. Mary’s community, come visit us on Sunday.  Please make yourself known to an usher so that we may personally welcome you.

Family/Children – We are a Church that values growing deeper in relationship with one another.  One of our chief responsibilities as a congregation is to help raise the children God has entrusted to us.  Whether you are a parent, grandparent or have no children of your own, we want everyone at St. Mary’s to see it as their role to help love and nurture the children entrusted to us.  We have a nursery, Children’s Chapel, Church School and welcome all kids into our services.  One of the great joys of being a multi-generational congregation is having both young and old present when we gather.

Adults – For the adults in our midst, we have many ways to connect.  The best way is to find a ministry you feel passionate about, whether it’s a Bible study, being part of the Altar Guild (that sets the table for services) or serving coffee on Sunday mornings.  We encourage you to get involved.  This is the best way to meet people and grow in your faith.

Care – As Christ met people in all situations, so we desire to walk with people in good times and hard times.  Whether its chronic sickness, job loss, end of life issues or something else, at St. Mary’s our pastoral care ministries and groups try to meet people where they are.  Look for our care ministries to help out or to get help.

St. Mary’s is a vibrant community that seeks to worship Christ, love our neighbors as ourselves and serve the poor nearby and far away.  We encourage you to come and join us for worship to see if this is where God is calling you or if we can be a step in your journey.