Christmas at St. Mary’s
There are a number of special ways that we at St. Mary’s will be celebrating the birth of Jesus this year. We will gather in ways we never have before and may never again! We hope that this Christmas, for so many reasons, will be an unforgettable time and one that our children will be telling their grandchildren about generations from now!
- Sunday, December 20, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.—The Children’s Ministry Committee and the children of our parish will present a drive-through Christmas Pageant. From your car, you will travel from station to station where the story of the birth of Christ is depicted. Our entire church campus will be illuminated to guide you on your way to Bethlehem. (The inclement weather date is Wednesday, December 23.)
- Christmas Eve, Thursday, December 24—A special pre-recorded Christmas Festival of Lessons and Carols will be available at 4 p.m. on our Facebook page and on our YouTube channel.
- Christmas Eve, Thursday, December 24—For those who are hearty, we will gather at 8 p.m. in person, outside here at St. Mary’s in the east parking lot for a special Christmas Eve service. Registration is required.
- Christmas Day, Friday, December 25—A special Christmas morning prerecorded service will be posted on our Facebook page and on our YouTube channel.
Sunday Morning Outdoor Worship Services during COVID
Due to weather and the rise in COVID cases, St. Mary’s is no longer offering outdoor worship services on Sunday mornings. There will be one more outdoor service on Christmas Eve on Thursday, December 24 at 8 p.m. (weather permitting) The service include scripture readings, prayers, and a reflection, and music provided by a musician. Please plan to wear a face mask and bring folding chairs for yourself and your family. Due to the 75-person limitation, we are asking parishioners to register for the service.
Registration Link for Thursday, December 24 at 8 p.m. – Registration Opens at 10 a.m. on Monday, December 21
All Indoor Public Worship Services Cancelled
To learn more visit our resource page to learn more about online worship offerings and other resources.
Sunday Morning Worship, September – May
We think you will find a warm, serene, welcoming service and congregation when you come. Children are encouraged to participate in the liturgies along with their parents and other adults members. We welcome children of all ages in the service. Nursery care is available for children newborn – age 4 in the Sunday School Building.
9:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist I in Little St. Mary’s
10:10 a.m. Adult Forum, Sunday School, and Confirmation Class
Adult Forum in the New Parish Hall
Sunday School in the classrooms in New St. Mary’s and the Education Building
Confirmation Class in the Education Building
11:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist II and Morning Prayer I in New St. Mary’s*
*We have first, third, and fifth Sunday Holy Eucharist at both services. Second and fourth Sundays will have Morning Prayer, except during Advent, Lent, and Easter.
12:00 p.m. Fellowship with cookies and coffee in the Cafe and New Parish Hall
During the Week
Little St. Mary’s is open every day from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for prayer and reflection.
Wednesdays, Noonday Prayer at 12 p.m. in Little St. Mary’s throughout the year, except in Lent.
During Lent, join us for Holy Eucharist with Prayers for Healing on Wednesdays at 12 p.m. in Little St. Mary’s.
Summer Schedule, June – August
Beginning Sunday, June 16 through Labor Day Weekend, Sunday service is at 10 a.m. in New St. Mary’s and Wednesday Noonday Prayer is at 12 p.m. in Little St. Mary’s.
10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist II and Morning Prayer I in New St. Mary’s*
*We have first, third, and fifth Sunday Holy Eucharist Rite Two Second and fourth Sundays will have Morning Prayer Rite One with an optional Holy Communion following the service.
11:00 a.m. Fellowship with cookies, lemonade, and coffee in the New Parish Hall and outside on the Terrace (weather permitting)