- Something shiny
- A cool car
- A flower you really like
- A picture of St. Mary’s or another church building
- A reflection of your family in a mirror or water
- A bird
- Someone making a silly face
- A close picture of a leaf
All are welcome to join our Sunday 10am service online! To join, please sign up for email updates that will include the login credentials.
This Sunday’s prelude, The Call sung by Nathan Hylan, is one of the Five Mystical Songs written for solo baritone by English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958). The text is a poem by George Herbert (1593-1633), the Welsh-born poet and Anglican priest. The opening phrase, “Come, my way, my truth, my life,” is a reference to John 14:6, where Jesus says, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life.” These words are found in the Gospel reading this Sunday and in the Prayer of the Day.
David Haas (b. 1957) is a contemporary American composer of liturgical music. He set the opening words of this Sunday’s Gospel text from John 14, “Do not let your hearts be troubled.” We will hear an original arrangement of Haas’ hymn by Melanie Donnelly, alto and Eric Ritter, guitar.
This joyful Eastertide (Hymn 192) is a text by George Woodward (1848-1934), an English parish priest who wrote and translated a large number of hymns. His words are paired with a Dutch tune that was originally a 17th-century popular song. This pattern occurs often in hymn writing, where new words are set to a familiar tune to make it easier to sing. Although we may not be feeling especially joyful during this year’s Eastertide, this hymn brings a message of the hope that is ours through faith in the “Lord of all life.”
St. Mary’s held an online Trivia Night this past Saturday!
Here is a list of upcoming online get togethers, outside of our regular Sunday worship together. To join, please sign up for email updates that will include the login credentials.
Tuesday, May 5 at 2:30 p.m.: Children’s Storytime: Live from the Rectory (NEW time)! Past stories include “If Jesus Came to My House, “Snowmen at Work,” “The Night You Were Born” (a beautifully illustrated interpretation of Psalm 139), “Hunches of Bunches” by the indomitable Dr. Seuss, “Runaway Bunny” by Margaret Wise Brown, “The Tale of Three Trees,” “Snowmen All Year,” and more. Publishers have relaxed guidelines around some copyrighted material, but they do not want it to stay up indefinitely, so storytimes are deleted after three weeks. Share with your kids, grandkids, or neighbors!
Vespers every other Thursday in Eastertide! Save Thursday, May 14 and Thursday, May 28 at 7:00 p.m. for evening prayer on Zoom in Easter.
May Easter Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. COVID-19 Spiritual Survival Kit! What can we do to take care of ourselves and others right now? How can we do God’s work in the world and rely on God to help us survive — spiritually, physically, and emotionally? We will watch a video together from a respected instructor who will offer suggestions to help us navigate this period of time with care (May 10), connection (May 17), and rest (May 24). This course is ideal for anyone who wants to discuss skills and coping mechanisms that can be applied now.
[Photo courtesy of Ella C.]
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Saturday, May 2 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. St. Mary’s Zoom Trivia Night!
Sunday, May 3
- 10 a.m. Worship: Morning Prayer, Rite II
- 10:45 a.m.-11:15 a.m. Godly Play for Children Ages 3 – Grade 3
- 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. COVID-19 Spiritual Survival Kit
- 11:20 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Youth Group 4th Grade and Up
While we are still in social distancing because of COVID, we will continue to offer Sunday worship, Christian education, and weekday Vesper service through the ZOOM platform. ZOOM gives us more interactivity and flexibility than the Facebook Live and other services we looked at. HOWEVER do be safe, all of our Zoom services will require a password to participate.
If you are not already on the church mailing list, please sign up here for email updates . This will not only keep you up to date, but have the meeting and password information needed to participate in online worship.
“The Great Vigil, when observed, is the first service of Easter Day.
It is celebrated at a convenient time between sunset on Holy Saturday and sunrise on Easter Morning.”
10:00 a.m. Worship: Click here to join in worship at 10 a.m.! We will be streaming Palm Sunday. Here (Palm Sunday Bulletin) is the bulletin if you wish to view it on another device or print it beforehand. The bulletin will also be projected this week.
If you miss it live, the recording of the live stream and an audio clip will be shared so that you might pray and listen at your convenience.
We have been strongly discouraged from handing out palms… that’s okay! Bring in greenery! Print out a palm and color it!
NEW Virtual Coffee Hour! About 10 minutes after the service ends this Sunday, around 11 a.m., come “see” and chat with the people and friends of St. Mary’s! Click here to join in on Zoom! BYOC (Bring Your Own Coffee/Tea/Water/Whatever)!
Monday, April 6
Holy Week Coloring Packets! Enjoy the following packets have coloring pages, age appropriate information, and family discussion prompts about the most important weeks in the Christian year.
- Holy Week for Preschoolers Coloring Pack for Preschoolers
- Holy Week for Elementary Aged Children Coloring Pack for Elementary Aged Children