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St. Mary’s 10 AM Sunday Worship Service will be live-streamed:
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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 10 25 Service Bulletin

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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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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.

ANAMNESIS AND OBLATION: Portals to Stewardship

In a recent Insight Into Liturgy concerning the Liturgical Movement a comparison was made between the eucharistic prayers found in the 1979 Book of Common Prayer and one written nearly two thousand years ago by Hippolytus of Rome, and their similarities were emphasized. One component of those rites or prayers is that of Anamnesis and Oblation. The Anamnesis is that part of the liturgy wherein the saving acts of our Lord, Jesus Christ, are recalled; and is defined from the ancient Greek as “reminiscence” and “memorial sacrifice”. These saving acts, to quote from eucharist prayer Rite I, are “his blessed passion, and precious death, his mighty resurrection and glorious ascension”. Like the eucharistic prayer Rite II and its several versions, it follows the Prayer of Consecration. Oblation, as defined in the Book of Common Prayer, is “an offering of ourselves, our lives and labors, in union with Christ, for the purposes of God”; and is based in Christ’s one offering of himself for our salvation. It is the celebrant, of course, who expresses these yearnings on our behalf. In this “season of stewardship” it is worth noting that Oblation has both a broad as well as a narrow meaning.

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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