Calendar for Week of November 17

Sunday, November 17
 
No Nursery
  8:00am   Holy Eucharist
  9:30am   Church School
10:00am   Holy Eucharist
11:00am   Coffee Hour
  4:00pm   Christ the King
Monday, November 18
  8:30am   Yoga
  7:30pm   AA (6:15 newcomers)
Tuesday, November 19
  7:30pm  Vestry Meeting
Wednesday, November 20
  6:00am  CTK – Chapter Room
Thursday, November 21
  9:30am   Chapter Room – CTK
  6:30pm   Junior Choir
  7:00pm   Vesper Service
  7:30pm   Adult Choir
Sunday, November 24
The Rev. Ann Bonner-Stewart’s
First Sunday at St. Mary’s

  8:00am   Holy Eucharist
  9:30am   Church School
  9:30am   Nursery Care 
10:00am   Holy Eucharist
11:00am   Coffee Hour
  4:00pm   Christ the King





Calendar for the Week of November 10

Sunday, November 10
  8:00am   Holy Eucharist
  9:30am   Church School
  9:30am   Nursery Care 
10:00am   Holy Eucharist
11:00am   Coffee Hour
11:30am   Adult Forum
 4:00pm    Christ the King
Monday, November 11
Office Closed
  8:30am   Yoga
  7:30pm   AA (6:15 newcomers)
Wednesday, November 13
  6:00am  CTK – Chapter Room
Thursday, November 14
  9:30am   Chapter Room – CTK
  6:30pm   Junior Choir
  7:30pm   Adult Choir
Sunday, November 17
  8:00am   Holy Eucharist
  9:30am   Church School
  9:30am   Nursery Care 
10:00am   Holy Eucharist
11:00am   Coffee Hour
 4:00pm    Christ the King



Calendar for the Week of November 3

Join us for an All Saints Evensong on Saturday, November 2 at 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, November 3
  8:00am   Holy Eucharist
  9:30am   Church School
  9:30am   Nursery Care 
10:00am   Holy Eucharist
11:00am   Coffee Hour
 4:00pm    Christ the King
Monday, November 4
8:30am   Yoga
  7:30pm   AA (6:15 newcomers)
Tuesday, November 5
  7:00pm  Chapter Rm Reserved
  7:00pm  Parents Community
Wednesday, November 6
  6:00am  CTK – Chapter Room
Thursday, November 7
  9:30am  Chapter Room – CTK
  6:30pm  Junior Choir
  7:30pm  Adult Choir
Sunday, November 10
  8:00am   Holy Eucharist
  9:30am   Church School
  9:30am   Nursery Care 
10:00am   Holy Eucharist
11:00am   Coffee Hour
 4:00pm    Christ the King

From the Historical Archives: The Reverend Baury’s 25th Anniversary Sermon

The Reverend Alfred Baury, longest serving rector of St. Mary’s

This portrait of The Rev. Alfred Baury hangs to this day in our Chapter Room. It was painted during his 25th year as Rector of St. Mary’s. The Rev. Baury preached a remarkable sermon  on the occasion of his 25th Anniversary as Rector in which he told the story of the founding of St. Mary’s Church and expressed his “satisfaction of witnessing our scriptural Church advancing, from depression and feebleness, to comparative vigor and strength.” The Rev. Baury and his family our buried in our church yard.

Read the originally prepared text of this remarkable sermon in our online Historical Archive by CLICKING HERE.

Calendar for Week of October 27, 2019

Sunday, October 27
  8:00am   Holy Eucharist
  9:30am   Church School
  9:45am   Nursery Care 
10:00am   Holy Eucharist
11:00am   Coffee Hour
 4:00pm    Christ the King
Monday, October 28
8:30am   Yoga
  7:30pm   AA (6:15 newcomers)
Tuesday, October 29
  3:30 pm  Sanctuary Reserved
Wednesday, October 30
  6:00am  CTK – Chapter Room
  6:30pm  Chapter Room Reserved
  6:30pm  Junior Choir
  7:30pm  Adult Choir
Thursday, October 31
  9:30am  Chapter Room – CTK
Saturday, November 2
Sanctuary & Parish Hall Reserved
  5:00pm  All Saints Evensong
Sunday, November 3
Daylight Time Ends
8:00am   Holy Eucharist
  9:30am   Church School
  9:45am   Child Care
10:00am   Holy Eucharist
11:00am   Coffee Hour
  4:00pm   Christ the King 

Calendar for the Week of October 20

Sunday, October 20
  8:00am   Holy Eucharist
  9:30am   Church School
No Nursery Care
10:00am   Holy Eucharist
11:15am   Ministry Fair
 3:00pm    CTK Bible Study
 4:00pm    Christ the King
Monday, October 21
8:30am   Yoga
  7:30pm   AA (6:15 newcomers)
Wednesday, October 23
  6:00am  CTK – Chapter Room
Thursday, October 24
  9:30am  Chapter Room – CTK
  6:30pm  Junior Choir
  7:30pm  Adult Choir
Saturday, October 26
1:30pm  Acolyte Retreat
Sanctuary & Parish Hall Reserved
Sunday, October 27
8:00am   Holy Eucharist
  9:30am   Church School
10:00am   Holy Eucharist
11:00am   Coffee Hour
  3:00pm   CTK – Bible Study
  4:00pm   Christ the King 

Vesper Service Thursday, October 17 at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall

Evening Prayer, also called Vespers, is one of the great gifts of the Church. We sing, we hear scripture, and we join our hearts in prayer. Join us this Thursday, October 17 in the parish hall, for the first service of Vespers here at St. Mary’s. All congregants are encouraged to attend. This will be growing into a youth-led service, so please come support them as they are becoming the leaders God has called them to be.

All Saints’ Choral Evensong on Saturday, November 2

You are invited to an All Saints’ Choral Evensong on Saturday, November 2 at 5:00 p.m.at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 258 Concord St in Newton Lower Falls. The St. Mary’s Choir will be remembering our beloved choir member, Jane Sabin, and all faithful departed as we celebrate the Feast of All Saints. 

The service of Choral Evensong originated in 1549 with the first Book of Common Prayer for the Anglican Church. Composers have written settings of this liturgy and choirs throughout the world sing it regularly in cathedrals, churches and chapels. 

In addition to readings, prayers, and the traditional Evensong canticles, the service will include Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem, sung by the St. Mary’s Choir accompanied by harp, strings and organ. 

Please come and experience the serene beauty of this music as we remember loved ones who are no longer with us. All are welcome to attend free of charge. A reception will follow in the Parish Hall.

We Welcome The Reverend Bailey Whitbeck and The Reverend Priscilla Wood

At tomorrow’s services (October 13) we welcome both the Reverend Bailey Whitbeck and the Reverend Priscilla Wood.

The General Convention of the Episcopal Church authorized the ordination of women in 1976 and St. Mary’s sponsored one of the first women ordained in the Diocese of Massachusetts. The Reverend Bailey Whitbeck was sponsored for the priesthood by St. Mary’s in the late 1970s and is coming back on Sunday to tell us her story. 

We will also have with us the Reverend. Priscilla Wood who was also ordained about the same time in the Diocese of Newark. As we prepare to welcome the Reverend Ann Bonner-Stewart as our next rector, we are proud to celebrate our parish’s longstanding support of women’s ordination.