Weekly Worship Service
Sunday, August 7, 2022 – Ninth Sunday after Pentecost
10:00am – Hybrid (In-Person and Zoom) Eucharist Service
After the service, a Zoom social gathering will be held for those worshiping virtually, and a social gathering outside (in the entryway in inclement weather) for those worshiping in-person.
To join the 10am worship on August 7, 2022 – Click HERE
If asked for a passcode, enter 277625
If asked for a meeting ID, enter 818 4016 4967
To join by cell phone only (voice only, no video),
Enter Meeting ID 818 4016 4967
If asked for a passcode, use 277625
For the August 7 Service Bulletin – Click HERE
For the Pentecost and Summer service song sheet – Click HERE
We invite you to view the July 31 sermon video – Click HERE
- Saint Mary’s COVID Protocols updated 6/30/2022
- Senior Quilt Presentations
- July Vestry Meeting Summary
Prayers & Pastoral Care in the Weekly
Rev. Lindsey want to get to know you! By the end of August, our new priest is hoping to have met with everyone in the congregation. You can meet with her as an individual* or family; at church, on Zoom, or for a home visit. Click HERE to find a time that works for you to meet with Rev. Lindsey Briggs.
* If you are a youth, please sign up with an adult.
Each year we join with Interfaith Action of St. Paul and other congregations to collect school tools to help supply 9 local programs serving low income families.
This year the drive runs through Sunday August 14. Items can be dropped off in the box in the church entrance, or donations can be made to the ‘Interfaith Action of Greater St. Paul‘ organization online. Search for ‘School Tools’ when on the site.
Items of high need for donations include:
Pencils, crayons, markers, spirals, composition notebooks, folders, and notebook paper.
Questions can be directed to:
Rainy Morgan at: Morgan55105 at yahoo.com
Thanks in advance for considering this helpful project to support needy kids!
A message from the Episcopal Relief and Developmentepiscopalrelief.org to make a contribution today.Deadly flooding and fires in southern and western parts of the US are displacing thousands and creating a financial burden on the most vulnerable. Episcopal Relief & Development is working with church and local partners to provide help where it’s needed the most. Your swift response and compassionate gift to the Episcopal Relief & Development Disaster Fund will provide supplies to help communities in Kentucky, Virginia, Missouri, California and other places make a full and sustained recovery. Visit
- Masks covering the nose and mouth are still required indoors.
- 6’ physical (also known as “social”) distancing will not continue.
- Lay Leader or Officiant will continue to read important announcements from lectern, including those from the Weekly Email, from the basket at the back of sanctuary and from the chat. Individual parishioners go to floor mic to request prayers. Anti-bacterial wipes will be available to wipe the mic for those who wish to do so.
- Bread and wine will be distributed for communion. Wine will be served from the “pourable chalice”, so bring your small glasses or take a paper cup from an usher.
- Communion will take place at the center aisle, either standing or kneeling.
- Small processions are back.
- Use Acolytes again (with parental permission)
- Singing with masks in place!
- Passing the peace with handshakes – yes, can do this. We need to respect that people have different comfort levels. Please check each person’s color dot and/or ask re their preference.
- RED • dot – maintain social distance (peace sign, air hug)
- YELLOW • dot – more comfortable coming closer (a wave, or a fist or elbow bump as a greeting)
- GREEN • dot – willing to be close and are potentially open to hugs
We discussed different ways that the church could support Rev. Lindsey now that she has been around for a few months and identified some things.
- There is no air conditioning in the offices, making it very difficult to impossible to work there on warm days. We will look into repair/replacement of the old non-functioning system.
- Administrative tasks- the last time we had a paid administrator was 2015.
- Lindsey will compile a task list for further discussion on how best to have them completed, and by whom.
The Vestry is planning a retreat for October 2. Canon Blair Pogue will be a guest speaker. The focus of the retreat will be to provide tools to the vestry in their role as spiritual leaders of the church.
Please pray for those on Saint Mary’s prayer list: Don; the Horton family; Bishop Craig Loya as he leads the ECMN; ECMN; all front-line workers; teachers and those who support children and youth in education; all who have had hardships because of Covid; all who are homeless, unemployed, or struggling financially; doctors, nurses, caregivers, and all who care for the sick or dying; all who work for new systems of justice and equity; all those who are in need of some extra love, grace, peace, and good energy; all who are in need of prayer.
If you would like a name to be added to Saint Mary’s public prayer list or special prayer shared, please email Claire at clairehorton97 at gmail.com. The prayer list will be updated weekly, and all prayers will remain on the list for one month unless otherwise requested.
Website Link: https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/donhorton
Upcoming Events at Saint Mary’s
Opportunities for Worship, Education, & Meet-Ups
for the week of 8/5 – 8/11
Sunday, August 5, 2022
In-person and Virtual Worship Service
Thursday, August 11, 2022
Saint Mary’s Dinner Group
Contact Julie Thomas for more information – julieandcats at comcast.net
Thursday, August 11, 2022
Thursday Evening Contemplative Service
Led by Erika Scheurer and Anna Clark
Link (please note that the Contemplative Service returns to In-person and Virtual!)
Visit the Saint Mary’s Calendars page for more information on what is happening.