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2021 03 07 Bulletin

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St. Mary’s Library Features for March, 2021

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  • The March Book List features new books in the library this month.
  • The Easter Readings List contains books specially relevant to Easter.
  • 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.

Order of St. Luke’s Induction
Sunday, February 28, 2021

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THE OFFERTORY: Our Stewardship of Time, Talent, Treasure

In 1945 the Anglican Benedictine monk, Dom Gregory Dix, wrote and published The Shape of the Liturgy, which quickly became one of the most influential explorations into the liturgy of the Early Church; and which, in the course of time, significantly shaped our liturgies as found in the 1979 edition of The Book of Common Prayer. The following quote is the heart of his thesis: “It (the Eucharist) has four momenta only - Offertory, Thanksgiving Prayer (Canon, Anaphora), Fraction, Communion - and nothing else. It thus reproduces exactly the ‘took bread - gave thanks - brake - gave’ of the Gospels.” And Dix’s research essentially supports that these four actions are found quite consistently in the historical record of the Early Church liturgies. Needless to say, scholarly debate ensued, and Dix’s work was criticized for lacking some historical accuracy. But those who defended him also saw, like Dix, the offertory as representing the bringing the world into the eucharistic action, a view significant shared by the traditional Eastern Orthodox perspective of the offertory. In other words, in a very real sense the bringing of the bread, wine, and our “gifts” to the Altar as a liturgical eucharistic action can be

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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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