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2021 01 17 Bulletin

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In Bible Study, God talks to us …

St. Mary’s Lectionary Bible Study
Wednesdays at Noon

Open Bible

Review Bible readings for this week,
led by the Clergy.

Call the church office for a ZOOM invitation,

St. Mary’s Library Features for January, 2021

  • The children’s Book Nook is up and running with 38 beautiful books ready for borrowing – and more to come.
  • The January Reading List features readings for Epiphany and the works of Martin Luther King.
  • Stop by to see the ongoing display for our Labyrinth, then follow the sign to the left of the church entrance to have a walk on the real thing.

Sunday, January 17th worship
Using new live-streaming equipment

Try it, it’s like being there!

NEWS FROM PENNY WISE THRIFT SHOP AT ST. MARY’S

PENNY WISE THRIFT SHOP

9801 Bonita Beach Road

Bonita Springs, Florida 34135

Summer Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 10am to 3 pm

Slides to the right showcase our shop –>

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A drone filmed aerial tour

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church

filmed by parishioner Charlie Baker

THE FEAST OF THE BAPTISM OF OUR LORD: The Fulfilling of All Righteousness

The Sunday after Epiphany is the feast day for the celebration of the baptism of Jesus Christ. From the Gospel of St. Matthew 3:13 we read: “Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan, to be baptized by him.”  But have you ever wondered why?  Why did Jesus, who was without sin, consent to be baptized in like manner with others who were repenting for their sins?  In fact St. John the Baptist asked this question himself: “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?”  And Jesus replied: “Let it be so now; for it is proper for us to fulfill all righteousness.” This seminal event in the life of Jesus Christ is loaded with significance and purpose, which we celebrate (and grapple with!) on this feast day.  Christ’s baptism served many purposes.  To name a few, it validated St. John the Baptist’s ministry of confession of sin, repentance, and redemption; and Jesus, in humility, identified with us through his participation.  In other words, as he would on the Cross, he stepped in for us.  His Baptism anointed, consecrated, and announced the start of his public ministry, his Messianic mission.  Its foreshadowed baptism

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About St. Mary’s Episcopal Church

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church brings a wide variety of people with diverse backgrounds together for a spiritual journey. We welcome all visitors and encourage newcomers to join us for a welcome reception to meet our other members and the church leadership. Here at St. Mary’s, we have plenty of opportunities to worship and attend fellowship gatherings, special events, and volunteer events.

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Meet The Rev. Dr. D. William Faupel
Priest in Charge

A personal welcome from Father Bill Faupel (The Rev. Dr. D. William Faupel) who is our Priest in Charge.  Whether it is setting the tone for our worship, giving an inspirational sermon, or taking the time to pray with a parishioner in need, Fr. Bill is there for each of us.

Welcome to St. Mary’s from Priest In Charge Fr. William Faupel

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