Outdoor Worship Services Begin July 5th at 9:30 am
We will conduct “Lawn Chair Liturgies” in the Memorial Garden at St. Mary’s beginning at 9:30 on Sunday morning, July 5th, weather permitting.
Our order of worship will be quite abbreviated, and there will be no celebration of the Holy Eucharist at this time. Worshipers will be expected to comply with all current disease transmission prevention guidelines including:
- Stay home if you feel sick
- Wear an appropriate face covering/face mask
- Observe a minimum of six feet of physical distancing between household groups
- Bring lawn chairs or a blanket to sit on (No chairs will be provided)
For those choosing to stay safe at home or are otherwise unable to attend, a new homily from our clergy will be posted on our Sermons page each Sunday.
Online Resources from the Washington National Cathedral
Visit the National Cathedral’s online portal to join in virtual worship and creative connections. Even though our doors are temporarily closed, you can still be a part of all that the Episcopal Church has to offer. When the world seems upside down, we can help you find your footing with daily prayer, Sunday Eucharist and more.
Sunday Eucharist – Live online at 10:15 a.m. (CDT) — or view a recording any time
The Cathedral is offering meditations and Daily Prayer online seven days a week.
We have also provided a link to the Daily Office orders of worship below.
May God bless, strengthen and protect us all,
A Prayer for Social Justice
Grant, O God, that your holy and life-giving Spirit may so move every human heart and especially the hearts of the people of this land, that barriers which divide us may crumble, suspicions disappear, and hatreds cease; that our divisions being healed, we may live in justice and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Welcome. You’ve found home – a church home – where whatever your background, however you see God today, no matter how challenging your journey is right now, you are welcome.
At St. Mary’s, we strive to be an inclusive, safe place for all people. You will encounter the unconditional love of God and the fellowship of friends right here. We’re a multi-generational faith community, living out the central invitation from Jesus: Love God, Love Others and Serve the World.
We smile a lot around here, and it’s authentic! We believe that people desire relationships over religion, and our Sunday services are joyful, relevant and hope-filled. And, we believe that fun and church are not mutually exclusive. Love and joy are the fruits of being in relationship with God and with each other.
Our congregation ranges from those who have just begun to explore their faith to those who have been going to church for years. Questions, doubts and dreams combine in our quest for the holy. Come, see and experience the beauty and love of Christ with us. Everyone is welcome!
Praying the Daily Office is an ancient practice that uses traditional prayers to mark certain times of the day. For Anglicans, this generally comes in the form of the two main offices of Daily Morning Prayer and Daily Evening Prayer. They may be led by lay people and may be said with others (communally) or individually. Other offices as set forth in the Book of Common Prayer include Noonday Prayer and Compline (an office said before going to sleep). The link above will take you to the Daily Office appointed for this particular time of day.
The site is optimized for use on desktop or mobile devices. It was developed and is provided by the Brotherhood of St. Gregory, a Christian Community of the Episcopal Church.