Hello St. Mary's Family,
Bishop Doyle has continued the suspension of "at Church worship" for the time being. But we are airing our Sunday services live at 10:00 AM. Go to the "Worship" tab at top of this site and click on "Live Media." We will keep you updated!
In His Peace,
It is a moment of high drama when the Risen Lord makes his appearance with the disciples. He shows them the pain he has borne, his wounds on his hands and side. Offering them “Peace,” he gives them a great mission—Christ sends them (and us) into the world just as he has been sent into the world. A new commission in the name of Jesus Christ is created. We call it the Church. Pentecost is the birthday of the Church.
In triumph over suffering and death, Christ breathes on them and gives his Church the Holy Spirit, another revelation of the household of God. He tells them to “receive” the Spirit, as a gift which is presented, and is to be greeted with great joy as it guides, sustains, and comforts the Church. How’s that for a birthday present?
- Rev. Bill
St. Mary's will serve a hot breakfast from 8:30-9:45 EVERY SUNDAY. Rev. Bill will take the floor from 9:10 to 9:50 during breakfast and offer a lesson and reflection on the inexhaustible subject of being “Unabashedly Episcopalian.”
Fellowship, breaking bread, and bringing the congregation from both the first and second service together. Come whenever breakfast is being served, at whatever time suits your schedule.
It will be informal, casual, participatory, and fun! You don’t have to follow a syllabus be prepared. You don’t have to be “on time” either. Come when you can. Just eat good food and spend some fun time with your fellow parishioners!
They spent their time learning from the apostles, and they were like family to each other. They also broke bread and prayed together. Acts 2:42