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, April 19th
    • Holy Eucharist - Rite I, 8:00 a.m.
    • Pancake Breakfast - 8:45 - 9:30 a.m.
    • Holy Eucharist Rite II - 10:00 a.m.
    • Christian Formation - 11:15 a.m.
    • Jr. EYC - 5:30 p.m.
    • Sr. EYC - 6:15 p.m.
    • A.A. Meeting, 8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 21st
    • Morning Prayer, 8:30 a.m. 
    • Prayer Shawl Ministry/Queen St. Deli, 2:00 p.m. 
    • A.A. & Al-Anon Meetings, 8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 22nd
    • Men's Prayer Breakfast - 6:45 a.m.
  • Thursday, April 23rd
    • Morning Prayers - 8:30 a.m.
  • Friday, April 24th
    • Williams/Houghton Wedding Rehearsal - 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 25th
    • Williams/Houghton Wedding - 5:00 p.m.
  • THE BELL RINGER: Copies of the current issue of The Bell Ringer are located on the table in the Narthex.  It can also be accessed on our website at www.stmaryskinston.com.
 
TASTE OF HOPE: The Taste of Hope returns on Monday, May 18, 2015, at 7:00 p.m.  We are happy to announce that Chef Khymi Harrell, will be this year’s Chef for Taste of Hope.  Khymi is the chef at Ginger 108, in Kinston.  The Taste of Hope raises money for supplies for our mission team going to the Dominican Republic this summer.  Tickets are now on sale at $25 per person.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST:  You are invited to a pancake breakfast on Sunday, April 19th.  The meal will be served from 8:45 – 9:30 a.m. in Moseley Hall.  The breakfast will consist of pancakes, sausage, coffee and orange juice.  The Vestry will prepare the meal and the profit benefits youth scholarships.  The cost of the meal is $7 for adults and $5 for children 9 and under.  
 
MARY’S KITCHEN ANONYMOUS DONOR CHALLENGE!  Although the Feinstein Foundation has suspended its annual $1 Million Giveaway to Fight Hunger for 2015, a generous member of St. Mary’s has stepped forward to offer their own challenge.  The donor, who wished to remain anonymous, will match up to $5,000 of money collected through April 30, 2015.  If this challenge is met, Mary’s Kitchen will net more proceeds this year than in previous Feinstein challenge campaigns. 
            Please consider being a part of this!  If you would like to donate please make your check payable to Mary’s Kitchen and mail to the church office.  And spread the word to your friends about this year’s challenge.  
 
ACOLYTE TRAINING:  Young people who will be entering the Fifth Grade or older are invited to serve as acolytes.  Acolyte training will be held on Sundays, April 19th and 26th at 4:00 p.m.  Training will last approximately 45 minutes.  Those with questions are asked to contact Father Michael or Father Tom.  

IT’S TIME FOR GRADUATION:  We will acknowledge our high school graduates on Sunday, May 17th at “Mass on the Grass”, at 10:00 a.m.    We ask that all those who are graduating this spring, either from high school or any postsecondary education, please notify our Parish Secretary, Linda Johnson by May 8th with the name of the school you’re graduating from and the degree you’ll earn.  Linda’s email address is ljohnson@stmaryskinston.com.

CHERISHED MEMBERS AND FRIENDS LUNCHEON: The Cherished Members Luncheon will be held on May 7th at 11:30 a.m. in Moseley Hall.  This will be the last luncheon until the fall.  All retired individuals are welcome to attend.  Please sign up on the Sign-Up Sheet in the Narthex or contact the Parish Office by Tuesday, May 5th at noon.  


COMMUNITY PRAYER BREAKFAST: The Kinston-Lenoir County Community Prayer Breakfast will be held on Thursday, May 7th from 7:00 – 8:00 a.m. at The Gate (201 E. Gordon Street) sponsored by The Association of Congregations.  Tickets are available at The Gate at 939-3223 to reserve your seat.  Tickets are $10 per person, make checks payable to The Gate.  
 
ST. MARY’S IS FIELDING A SOFTBALL TEAM and we need you!  Again this year St. Mary’s will have a team in the Kinston-Lenoir County Parks and Recreation Commission’s Summer Church Softball League.  We need men and women to play who are 16 years of age or older.  There is no age limit.  Team practice will soon begin.  If you are interested in playing, please contact this year’s Coach, Andrew Duppstadt at (910) 934-2642 or at andrew.duppstadt@ncdcr.gov.  If you are interested, please contact Andrew in the near future.






                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

 
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