Worship Schedule – summer 2021

Monday

  • Evening Prayer - 5 pm
  • Held in the Lady Chapel

Tuesday

  • Evening Prayer - 5 pm
  • Held in the Lady Chapel
  • First Tuesday each month
  • Recovery Eucharist 5:30 PM

Wednesday

  • First Wednesday each month
  • Healing Eucharist - 12 Noon
  • Evening Prayer - 5 pm
  • Held in the Lady Chapel

Thursday

  • First Thursday each month
  • Requiem Eucharist 8:30 AM
  • Evening Prayer - 5 pm
  • Held in the Lady Chapel

Friday

  • Evening Prayer - 5 pm
  • Held in the Lady Chapel

Saturday

  • Holy Eucharist - 5 pm
  • Rite II with Music
  • Hymns & Service Music

Sunday

  • Holy Eucharist - 8 am
  • Rite I
  • Spoken Service using Traditional Language

Sunday

  • Choral Eucharist - 10 am
  • Rite II
  • Sunday School & Nursery

Lectionary

The lectionary is an ordered system for reading the Holy Scriptures at the eucharist and the daily offices. It is usually presented in the form of a table of references for the psalms and readings for the various days of the liturgical year, although it may be a separate book containing the actual texts of the readings. You can consult the readings for each month here: v

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Altar Servers

Altar servers are integral to worship at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, from setting up the altar book to reading lessons, lighting candles, passing the offertory plates, ringing the sanctus bells and holding the chalice. The lay leader has overall responsibility to ensure that all acolyte duties are performed and to assist the celebrant. In addition, he should check the sanctuary before the service to ensure that all is ready.

These duties include checking and turning on sound system, making sure the offering plates are in proper position and the credence table is set-up with the veil. Other acolyte duties include marking the lectionary and preparing the altar book. In addition, the thurifer is responsible for making sure the thurible is ready for incense burning. The thurifer is the acolyte responsible for swinging the thurible during the eucharist. That means arriving early, emptying ashes from the thurible and putting new incense to burn.

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Altar Guild

The altar guild is a volunteer group of the parish whose duty is to care for the altar, vestments, vessels and altar linens of the parish. Altar guild members prepare the sanctuary for services and clean up afterwards. They frequently supervise the decoration of the sanctuary of the parish with flowers.

Altar guild members also prepare the sanctuary for special services such as baptisms, funerals and Easter Sunday. For a baptism, for example, they prepare the baptismal towel and arrange the special candles. There are specific instructions for the altar guild. These include how to fold the linens, set the chalices and fill the candles with oil.

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Order Flowers for St. Mary’s Episcopal Church

Altar Flowers

Step One

Telephone the church office at 1-239-992-4343 and discuss your choice of dates for the flowers with the staff.  Once you have agreed on a date and any other arrangements, proceed to the next steps: the contact form and payment via online donation.


Step Two

Second Step – Complete the form below and click the “SEND” Button







    Step Three

    Click on the link below to Pay for the Flowers $120 or a different amount as agreed with the office staff.

    PAY FOR FLOWERS – CLICK HERE

    St. Mary’s Music Program 2021-2022

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