This Sunday at St. Mary's
Third Sunday in Lent
Service details for this Sunday
The Rev. Dawn Allen-Herron
Our musicians this week will be organist Molly Buttars, Anna Cometa, Kyle Gantz, and the St. Mary's Choir under the direction of Luke Honeck.
Almighty God, you know that we have no power in ourselves to help ourselves: Keep us both outwardly in our bodies and inwardly in our souls, that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
1 Corinthians 1:18-25
Expanding our Zoom experience:
visions of our sanctuary
Recently, something new - and familiar - was added to our services: one of the Zoom video frames brought us into the main sanctuary. Thanks to newly installed equipment, we are now able to include our church building as we gather to worship online. We are not yet moving into a new kind of worship; instead, we are adding a new dimension to our now-familiar experience of online worship.
A few important notes:
- Our church buildings remain closed to gatherings, other than a limited number of worship leaders for Sunday services.
- We are maintaining protocols consistent with diocesan, local and state government, and public health guidelines and mandates. These may be viewed here: Using St. Mary’s during this pandemic
As we continue on through this pandemic, we find ourselves between the already and not yet: already discovering new connections and shared experiences and not yet in a place where we can physically gather safely. As we watch parts of the service proceed in the beloved physical sanctuary of the church for the first time in many months, we may feel a range of emotions, from hope and promise to concern and uncertainty and discomfort. This is all normal. Give yourselves grace, and come as you are.
If you need help getting equipment or accessing our Sunday or mid-week worship services on Zoom, send us an email. We can help!