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2020 09 20 Service Bulletin

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THE PROPERS, PART II: Scaffolds and Building Blocks for the Liturgy

In the previous Insight Into Liturgy we observed that the Propers are intrinsic to who we are as Christians, and perhaps more so as Anglicans/Episcopalians because of how they structure our liturgy, how we use them to tap into the enormous spiritual heritage of our faith, how they give life and meaning to the way we worship God. And metaphorically we referred to them as scaffolds for our liturgy, building as it were the edifice of the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist. In this paradigm of our liturgy being a structure, it is significant to point out that there are two essential components of the building under construction: the foundation which is referred to as the Ordinary of the Mass (those sung parts of the liturgy which are most always included: Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, Agnus Dei); as compared to the building blocks of the structure, otherwise known as the Propers (those sung or chanted parts of the liturgy the content of which can change from week-to-week: Introit, Gradual, Alleluia or Tract, Sequence, Offertory, Communion). It is also important to note that the sung Propers, whether by a cantor, choir, or congregation, are chosen

September 11th, 2020|0 Comments



9801 Bonita Beach Road

Bonita Springs, Florida 34135

Summer Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 10am to 3 pm

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Meals of Hope – Families in Need

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.

“Mary, Did you Know”

from “One Special Song” on St. Mary’s Facebook Page

Choir News: Our talented Musicians are recording their favorite sacred songs on Facebook-a link will be on our website as well.  Please join us in prayer on their special series, One Special Song, featuring Taylor, Charles, Mary, Pam, Adell, Becky, Kathleen, Diane, Barbara and others.  Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.

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