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Service Bulletin for May 24, 2020



Rector Search Update

Rector Search Update
Chris Davies, Chair

I am honored to have been asked by the Vestry of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church to be the Chair of the Rector Search Committee. With this honor comes a great responsibility to ensure the search process proceeds in a deliberate manner to select three well qualified candidates to recommend to the Vestry.

The Search Committee and process are described below and includes information on how to apply to be a member of the Search Committee.
Chris Davies


Ascension Sunday – May 24th, 2020

May 24, 2020 - Ascension Sunday

THE AGNUS DEI: The Symbol of Our Atonement

The Agnus Dei, from the Latin, the Lamb of God, became part of the Roman Liturgy of the Eucharist officially late in the seventh century; though references to the Lamb of God are found in several earlier liturgies. Jesus as the Lamb of God enters the New Testament very early in the Gospel according to St. John (Chapter 1: 36): “Here is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!”; and it is exclaimed by St. John the Baptist to two of his disciples when he sees Jesus passing by (Chapter 1:29). In fact the expression “the Lamb of God” occurs over 30 times in Holy Scripture; particularly in the Book of Revelation. But it is also an iconoclastic image through out the Old Testament, beginning with Exodus and the Passover; continuing through the prophets Jeremiah and Isaiah. Additionally, sacrifice for sin offerings, specifically those of the people of Israel, using lambs twice a day, was integral part of Temple worship in Jerusalem. In other words, there is no more meaningful symbol of sacrificial atonement in all of Judaism than the lamb; and consequently our faith as well. This declaration,

Coronavirus Weekend Worship Schedule Changes

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church will have online-only Worship for the weekend worship services until restrictions are lifted.  There will be no weekend worship services in the church with congregations present.  Please read the letter outlining St. Mary’s policy by clicking the button below.

Coronavirus Policy Letter

NOTICES: The notices for the coming week at St. Mary’s can be read or downloaded by clicking the button below.

ST. MARY’S NOTICES MAY 23rd – May 30th

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