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Connect with St. Mary’s ONLINE

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

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

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2020 09 20 Service Bulletin

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MORNING PRAYER: A Source of Spiritual Enrichment

On Sunday September 13th, at both the 8:00am and 10:00am services, the liturgy will be that of Morning Prayer; with the Liturgy of the Eucharist following at the 10:00am service. Deacon Gilmore will be the officiant for Morning Prayer at both services; and Mother Parini will be the celebrant at the 10:00am Eucharist. This combined arrangement of Morning Prayer and the Eucharist is not new but was the manner by which many Episcopal parishes worshipped on Sunday mornings prior to the publication of the 1979 edition of the Book of Common Prayer. This most recent edition of the Book of Common Prayer reflects a liturgical seismic shift of what is referred to as the Liturgical Movement. It is a huge subject encompassing several hundred years, having its inception among certain Benedictine monks in France in the early 1800’s, and which benefited enormously along the way by discoveries of documents from the Early Church, invaluably aiding research into the liturgies going back to those of the Apostles. A primary emphasis of this new perspective on worship was greater participation by the laity in the liturgies. Morning Prayer largely owes its origin to the canonical monastic hours of prayer, as followed

September 3rd, 2020|0 Comments

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 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