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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 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

THE EPICLESIS: “Calling Down from On High”

In a recent Insight Into Liturgy concerning the Liturgical Movement various components of the Liturgy of the Eucharist were identified, and reference was made that some would be revisited in subsequent Insights. This one, then, is part of that effort and it pertains to the Epiclesis. At their essence the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist are a love story. It is a dramatic rendering in two acts of God’s love for his people, the Mystical Body of Christ, the Church. Like any drama there are roles. There is the role of God: The Holy Trinity of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. There is the role of the priest, the celebrant, who is the instrumentality of God. We have a role as the congregation, a speaking part with movement and gestures. The drama as we have come to know it opened in Jerusalem nearly two thousand years ago and has been “on the road” ever since, enacted in settings both grand and humble, among a handful as well as thousands. In this Insight we touch upon the role of the Holy Spirit. Interestingly the Eastern Orthodox Church sometimes criticizes the

November 13th, 2020|Categories: Liturgical_Insights|0 Comments
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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