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St. Mary’s 10 AM Sunday Worship Service will be live-streamed:
facebook.com/stmarysbonita/

Note: St. Mary’s has a worship service almost every day which is live-streamed

Click the link below to view this week’s bulletin:
2020 11 22 Service Bulletin

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St. Mary’s Music Ministry Thanksgiving Program 2020

FATHER GEORGE CURT’S MEMORIAL SERVICE

Picture of Holly with title ECW CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON

Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 12:00 PM

Pelicans Nest Country Club
COVID-19 precautions in effect

RSVP by November 29th to Renee Osborne
renee@midwestsinglesource.com or 316-655-0335

Meals of Hope

Families all over the county are coming to St. Mary’s Mondays 1-5 PM for free food distribution sponsored by Meals of Hope.

Volunteers needed: please bring a hat, sunscreen, water, and a mask! We are working in shifts so any amount of time is a valuable asset. It is a hot but rewarding afternoon in the Florida sun for these volunteers.

We pray that God be with us now and always….

The video below shows some of the cars coming through St. Mary’s for food distribution.

RECTOR SEARCH UPDATE

The Vestry has completed work on St. Mary’s Parish Profile which will be publicly posted to advertise our search for a new rector.  Click on the button below to view the Profile.

ST. MARY’S PARISH PROFILE

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

CHRIST THE KING: “…and put all things under his feet…”

The Feast of Christ the King concludes the liturgical season of the year known as Ordinary Time; the time stretching from Pentecost to the season of Advent; our season of hope and expectation for Christ’s coming again. The celebration of Christ’s lordship exalted by God to rule over all…not just the whole universe but our hearts as well…looks back both to Ascension, Easter, Transfiguration and ahead to Christmas. Christ himself spoke of this kingship, this sovereignty in the Gospel according to St. Matthew (28:18): “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.” And the Early Church patriarch St. Cyril of Alexandria wrote in the 5th century: “Christ has dominion over all creatures…by essence and by nature…consubstantial with the Father, has all things in common with him, and therefore has necessarily supreme and absolute dominion over all things created.” Ironically, in spite of Christ’s own words, and those of the Early Church Fathers, the Feast of Christ the King did not enter the liturgical calendar until the mid-1920’s; and with it a special focus on the implications it made on the faithful. Ironic perhaps but never more appropriate and of consequence to us given the buffeting of

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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