I was glad when they said unto me, Come into the House of the Lord!” Psalm. 122:1
Whether you’ve come for worship or visiting for a few moments of reflection and spiritual comfort, St Mary’s welcomes you!
St. Mary’s is a lively faith community of people with diverse backgrounds and circumstances. At St. Mary’s our faith is based upon the healing and grace of Jesus Christ. Our spiritual journeys have come together and are embraced in God’s unconditional love and mercy. We do our best to live that love through Anglican worship, pastoral care, community service and outreach. At St. Mary’s “word and sacrament come together in celebration and service”.
Worship at St. Mary’s is offered throughout the week. Our Eucharist, celebrated 5 days each week, is shaped around the rich liturgy and music of the Anglican tradition. Morning and Evening Prayer are available three days a week and the Sanctuary is open for personal prayer every day. A unique and varied schedule of other worship opportunities continues throughout the year with Choral Matins, Evensong and Advent Lessons. See all the regularly scheduled worship services on the Worship web page.
The Pastoral Care Team actively serves your needs on many important levels. If you are sick or have a concern about yourself or a loved one, navigate to the Pastoral Care web page and send an e-mail to the address shown, or call the Church Office at 239-992-4343. A member of the clergy or member of the pastoral care team will contact you.
The Quiet Room is the space entered from the narthex where families can see and hear the liturgy while caring for young children. Sunday School children of all ages gather in the Sunday School classroom in the Parish Life Center at 10:00 for fun and Bible based teaching. We teach using a lectionary-based, fully-graded Christian education curriculum called Living the Good News. The children rejoin the congregation in time to receive Holy Communion. We encourage the children to serve in the liturgy in a wide variety of positions. We provide a staffed, safe, clean and secure environment for children to encounter Jesus at St. Mary’s.
St. Mary’s offers a wide variety of youth activities tailored to the interests of the youth participants. The Teen Youth Group meets regularly for a meal and fellowship. The focus is biblical based teaching on how to live an authentic Christian life while dealing with the realities of being a teenager.
Fellowship flourishes at St. Mary’s. Be our guest for fellowship following the Eucharist in the Parish Life Center after the 8 AM and 10 AM Eucharists. Foyer Groups meet regularly for meals and conversation. Special events throughout the year include the parish picnic, Winterfest and St. Mary’s Day celebrations.
Welcome receptions bring newcomers and others considering a new spiritual home together with the clergy, established parish members and the church’s lay leadership. These are special opportunities for fellowship, refreshment and getting to know more about you. You will also learn about how St. Mary’s traditions of worship and the vitality of its parish life can enrich your life.