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Outdoor Worship Cancelled Sunday, October 18th

Due to unseasonably cold and windy weather, we are cancelling our outdoor worship on Sunday, October 18th. We aren’t giving up yet, but this week’s temperatures are well below average. Watch for this week’s sermon to be posted on Facebook and this website.

Outdoor Worship with Holy Eucharist Sundays at 9:30 am

Our “Lawn Chair Liturgy” worship in the Memorial Garden continues at 9:30 on Sunday mornings, weather permitting.

Our order of worship is abbreviated but includes a celebration of the Holy Eucharist. 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)
  • Long johns optional 😉

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. We pray that you all are safe and well.

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. (CT) — or view a recording any time
The Cathedral is offering meditations and Prayer Services 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 Hope and Healing

Merciful and loving God, we come to you in our weakness. We come to you in our fear. We come to you with trust. For you alone are our hope.

We place before you the disease present in our world. We turn to you in our time of need.

Bring wisdom to doctors. Give understanding to scientists. Endow caregivers with compassion and generosity. Bring healing to those who are ill. Protect those who are most at risk. Give comfort to those who have lost a loved one. Welcome those who have died into your eternal home.

Stabilize our communities. Unite us in our compassion. Remove all fear from our hearts. Fill us with confidence in your care.

This we ask in the Name of your Son, Jesus our Savior, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, One God for ever and ever. Amen.

We look forward to seeing you again soon for an authentic St. Mary’s welcome!

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.

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