Dear friends,

Welcome to St. Mary’s Episcopal Church!

Father Michael SingerYou may be looking for a warm, caring church home or you may simply be “passing through,” hungry for God’s word and sacraments. Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, we hope that the love of Christ will be seen and felt in your encounter with the people of St. Mary’s.
   
We are a diverse parish with all kinds of people, programs, and activities, and we believe our church to be a place that respects the holiness of worship and the integrity of your mind. There’s a place, purpose, and ministry for everyone who comes through our doors!

We hope this website will give you a sense of who we are and what have to offer in the service of Christ’s Kingdom. Please feel free to contact us directly and please come and join us on Sunday!

In Christ’s love,

The Rev'd A. Michael Singer, Rector


This Week at St. Mary's: 
  • Sunday, October 19 
    • Holy Eucharist, Rite I, 8:00 a.m.
    • Staff Nursery, 9:30 a.m. to 11:15 p.m.
    • Holy Eucharist, Rite II  10:00 a.m.
    • Jr. EYC, 5:30 p.m.  
    • Sr. EYC, 6:15 p.m.  
    • AA Meeting, 8:00 p.m. in Moseley Hall
  • .Tuesday, October 21   
    • Morning Prayer, 8:30 a.m.
    • Staff Meeting, 9:00 a.m.  
    • AA & Al-Anon Meeting, 8:00 p.m. in Moseley Hall
  • Wednesday, October 22    
    • Men's Prayer Breakfast, 6:45 a.m.
    • St. Cecilia's Choir, 5:30 p.m.
    • Wednesday Night Dinner, 6:00 p.m.
    • Adult Choir Rehearsal, 7:00 p.m.    
  • Thursday, October 23  
    • Morning Prayer, 8:30 a.m.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT DINNERS have returned to St. Mary’s.  The dinners are a delightful occasion for parish fellowship…and you leave the cooking to us.  Each week a signup sheet may be found on the bulletin board in the Narthex listing the week’s dinner.  Those planning to attend  must sign up prior to noon on Tuesday.  The cost of the meal is $7 for adults,  $5.00 for children 10 and under and no more than $25 for a family of 2 adults and children under 10.  Join your parish family on Wednesday evenings and leave dinner to us. 
 
ST. CECILIA’S CHOIR rehearsals return at 5:30 p.m. in the parlor on Wednesday nights.   All children 3 years of age through the First Grade are invited to attend.  Please bring your child and make a joyful noise to the LORD!!

BAPTISMS:  The next Sunday for baptisms at St. Mary's will be All Saints' Sunday, November 2, 2014, during the 10:00 a.m. service.  If you or a member of your family has a desire to be baptized, please speak to Father Michael or Father Tom in the near future. 

 YOUTH GROUP SUPPERS Can you help provide a meal for the Youth Group on a Sunday evening?  A sign-up sheet is posted on the bulletin board in the narthex with dates for which a meal is needed.  THANK YOU! 
  
LUNCH PROVIDED........if you can help out with Cherished Member lunches.  Dates are Thursdays, November 6th and December 4th.  Please contact Anne Lindley for more information at 521-6404,  

ST. MARY’S NURSERY SCHOOL is celebrating 40 years!  All former students, parents and teachers are invited to an Open House on Sunday, November 9, 2014, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.  There will be tours and an opportunity for former student to meet and talk to their teachers.
 
ST. MARY’S MARKET: St. Mary’s Market is Monday, November 24, 2014.  The Market will run from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Invite your friends for lunch and to shop for holiday treats.
 
ARE YOU GOING?  On Saturday, November 8, 2014, the Rev. Rob S. Skirving, Bishop-Elect of the Diocese of East Carolina, will be consecrated a bishop and become the VIII Bishop of the Diocese of East Carolina.  The liturgy will take place at Rock Springs Center, 4025 N. Carolina Route 43, Greenville, NC, beginning at 11:00 a.m.  The doors open at 9:00 a.m. Plan to be present with others from the diocese on this day of celebration. A box lunch for $15 is available following the service.  October 24, is the deadline for ordering a lunch at: www.ecdio.org/general.html.

R.S.V.P. is required for all attending – An optional lunch is available for $15 per person.  To pay for your lunch online, follow the link from your submission confirmation page.  Please visit the Ordination and Consecration page for more information and to R.S.V.P.  NOTE:  The Hilton Greenville has sold out of rooms for this event.  For questions regarding the online R.S.V.P. process or for groups – please contact Hannah Jarman @252-522-0885, ext. 233 or hjarman@diocese-eastcarolina.org.
 
THE CHILDREN'S SABBATH:  Plan to join us on Sunday as we celebrate the Children's Sabbath.  Several children from our parish will be involved in the worship.  The Greenville Choral Society's Childrens' Chorus will be providing special music.    
  
THE HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL  will be next Sunday, October 26th, from 4:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m.  All kids ages 10 and under are invited to come to Moseley Hall dressed up in their favorite Halloween costumes for fun and games!!  The cakewalk is always a favorite with the kids – please sign up in the narthex if you can donate a cake!  Cakes need to be placed on the stage in Moseley Hall prior to 4:00 p.m.
 
ANNUAL ALL SAINTS’ EVENSONG will be held on Sunday, November 2nd, at 5:30 p.m.  Joining us will be the choirs and people of St. Augustine’s and Holy Innocents Episcopal Churches.  At this service, you’ll have an opportunity to light a candle in remembrance of a departed loved one.  Please list your loved one(s) on the list in the Narthex.
 
COMPLINE UNDER THE STARS: We will be holding a “Compline Under the Stars” at 6:15 p.m. on Sunday, November 9th.  You may stand; bring a lawn chair, or a blanket to sit on.  After this brief service, which marks the close of day, you will have the opportunity to roast marshmallows and make smores.  There will be with coffee and hot chocolate available to drink.  We’ll provide all the ingredients. You are asked to bring your friends.  For this event, we are in need of portable fire pits.  If you have a fire pit we can borrow, please contact the Parish Office.

TIME TO ORDER BULBS….The annual ECW Bulb Sale at St. Mary's is going on now.  With all the wonderful projects going on in our town, we need to do our part to make it as beautiful as possible. Not only does this enhance the beauty of our community, it provides wonderful funds for the many in-reach and out-reach projects we do at St. Mary's.  Deadline for ordering bulbs is November 2nd.  Order forms are available in the Narthex. 

 



 
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