Get Involved

There are many ways to get involved and become a fully engaged member of the community at St. Mary’s. Whether you’re looking for an opportunity to serve, or for a place to feel fulfilled and connected, we are ready and excited to help you find your place with us.

 

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Ministries

Services: We offer two Sunday services every week. Our service at 11 am is a traditional Rite Two Holy Eucharist from the Book of Common Prayer with organ and piano. There is a jazz piano prelude, an organ postlude, and hymns from the 1982 Hymnal and Lift Every Voice and Sing. This service is followed by a phenomenal brunch prepared every week by parishioners. The 6 pm Holy Eucharist is smaller and more modern. In addition to the musical sources listed above, the 6 pm service uses songs from Wonder, Love and Praise.

Bible Study: For many Sundays out of the year, our clergy offer a Bible Study that meets from 1-2 pm after brunch. These are very popular and well-attended!  Bible Study is organized into sections throughout the year, and each section has a theme; in the past we’ve done studies around personal devotion and the Book of Common Prayer.

Food Pantry: the food pantry runs every Tuesday morning from 9:30 to 11:30, supplying between 100 and 140 families and individuals with groceries. If you would like to find out if you are eligible to visit the food pantry, or if you are interested in working with us as a volunteer, please visit our food pantry webpage.

Missio Engage Team: Our Missio team takes on projects around welcoming our neighbors into our lives and welcoming our parish into the world outside our doors. In the past year we have sponsored events such as our parish Tres Reyes party, summer barbecues, a parish yard sale, a neighborhood Blessing of the Animals, and much more. We meet every other week; if you would like more information or to get involved, please contact Rev. Edwin or our Micah Fellow.

Hospitality Committee: the hospitality committee is responsible for organizing everything from our weekly Sunday Brunch, to our larger community events and celebrations. It is also actively involved in engaging new members of the parish and in finding ways for those members to be involved in parish life. For more information about the Hospitality committee, hosting social hour or to get involved, please contact Rev. Edwin.

Twenties and Thirties Fellowship: Our Twenties and Thirties fellowship meets monthly in the evening for prayer, friendship, and a potluck supper. Check out our calendar to see when we’re next meeting, or contact Rev. Edwin or our Micah Fellow for more information.

Liturgy

Liturgical Reader/Lector: becoming a lector (the individual who reads Scriptures during service) is a great way for anyone to get involved at St. Mary’s. If you are interested in becoming a reader for the Bible lessons, please contact Rev. Edwin.

Altar Guild: the altar guild is responsible for preparing the vestments, setting up the sanctuary for the priests, and arranging the flowers. They prepare a space for our worship. If you are interested in getting involved in the altar guild, please contact Rev. Edwin.

Membership

Baptism: Holy Baptism is full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into Christ’s Body the Church. To arrange a meeting with the Priest-in-Charge or the Assistant Priest to discuss baptism, or for any baptism-related questions, please contact the Rev. Edwin Johnson.

Eucharist/Communion: The Holy Eucharist is the principal act of Christian worship, instituted at the Last Supper when Christ commanded his disciples to “do this” in remembrance of him. Christ’s presence is truly known in the Holy Sacrament and his presence is also truly known in the gathered eucharistic community. The Eucharist, or “Thanksgiving”, is the central Christian remembrance of Christ’s life, death and resurrection. All baptized Christians are invited to partake.

Confirmation: In the course of their Christian development, those baptized at an early age are expected, when they are ready, to make a mature public affirmation of their faith and to receive the laying on of hands by the bishop. Those baptized as adults  (unless baptized with the laying on of hands by a bishop) are also expected to make a public affirmation of their faith in the presence of a bishop and to receive the laying on of hands. For more information about confirmation, confirmation classes or to schedule a meeting with the Priest-in-Charge please contact Rev. Edwin.

Pledging: Showing regular, pledged financial support of any amount is a simple, and practical way to be involved at St. Mary’s and to take ownership in the life of the community. For more information about pledging or to request a pledge card, please contact the Rev. Edwin. Or, download a Pledge Card and return it to us by mail.