Worship

In corporate worship, we unite ourselves with others to acknowledge the holiness of God, to hear God’s Word, to offer prayer, and to celebrate the sacraments.

At St. Mary’s we find our center when gather for worship each Sunday. The service is called the Eucharist, from the Greek word for thanksgiving. In the Eucharist we share bread and wine in the way Jesus taught us at the Last Supper. Celebrating the Eucharist together we find a connection with God and with a community, both those present and with Christians around the world. We are also intimately connected with Jesus who we believe is truly present in the bread and wine.

Our worship unites, transforms, and renews us as beloved children of God. We are united in our prayer, praise, and thanks to God; transformed by the power of God’s Word; and renewed through the grace of Holy Communion. We are more than spectators at worship—we become living members of the Body of Christ and heirs of God’s eternal kingdom.

Each of us is on a spiritual journey seeking the path to a sustaining relationship with God and with others. We at St. Mary’s are pilgrims like you and have chosen to journey with one another here. We have become part of a living tradition which speaks to us profoundly and challenges us to grow into a deeper faith.

If you are looking for a faith community, we invite you to journey with us. Our services are open to all, and we will welcome you again when you choose to return. In the meantime, if you would like information about participating in the life of the parish or have questions or needs to which we may respond, please contact us.

Worship Online

Join us online as we offer prayer, praise and thanks to God. Our service is livestreamed each Sunday at 9:30 AM on our YouTube Channel. Recordings can be viewed anytime.

Assist at Worship

St. Mary’s welcomes adult and youth volunteers (grade five and above) to assist at worship services:

  • Ushers greet arriving worshipers, help them find seats, and bring the offerings to the altar.
  • Lectors read the first and second lessons at each service.
  • Assisting Ministers offer the Prayers of the People and help serve Communion wine at the altar.
  • Acolytes light the candles on the altar, carry the cross in processions and assist the priest and deacon with Communion preparations at the altar. (If no acolyte is scheduled, the Assisting Minister helps with these duties.)
  • Sacristans prepare the altar for Holy Eucharist with the appropriate linens and Communion vessels.
  • Eucharistic Ministers carry Holy Communion to those who are unable to regularly attend worship services.

Anyone interested in learning more about assisting at worship services is encouraged to speak with Fr. Scott or any of the current lay ministers.

Sing With the Choir

Our choir enriches our common worship, prayer and praise through song.  The choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings from September through May and sings at worship each month.  New members are welcome at any time.

Please speak with Brittany Kamrath, our choir director, or any choir member to learn more.