The Episcopal Church of St. Mary the Virgin
The people of Saint Mary’s seek to live into the Great Commandment
by loving God entirely and our neighbor mutually.
To help us accomplish our mission, we strive to
pray daily, worship weekly, learn constantly,
serve joyfully, and live generously.
Please note Schedule for January 25, 2015
8:00 a.m. Rite I Eucharist
9:00 a.m. Combined 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Eucharist
Service followed by Annual Meeting at 10:30 a.m. and Parish Lunch. All gather together for this important yearly meeting to celebrate the good work over the past year, look ahead to what 2015 holds for St. Mary's, elect officers for the coming year and receive reports on our current growth and health. Nursery will be open during the service and Annual Meeting. There is no Sunday School, but there will be a children/youth activity during the Annual Meeting.
5:30 p.m. Evening Service
6:30 p.m. Youth Group (Great Room)
Santa Barbara, February 24 - 27
Lenten Retreat in
For three days we will experience a gentle rhythm of prayer, silence, conversation, contemplation, and leisure in the beautiful hills of Santa Barbara. The monks of the Anglican Order of the Holy Cross, who follow the rule of St. Benedict, will be our hosts and companions in prayer. During our time together we will consider our spiritual journeys and the value of quiet transformation – those subtle shifts that may have profound impacts on our lives.
Training for Vestry
Training for your Vestry … and everyone else!
Saturday, February 7th, 2015
Grace Cathedral and the San Francisco Deanery will be our hosts for a day of workshops for the laity, including Eucharistic visitor training, lay pastoral caregiving, volunteer recruitment, dialogue on race relations, and more. All are welcome! If you would like to register please CLICK HERE
Book & Bible Study
The Book of Genesis
Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.in the Study, January 15, 22 & 29
We begin the New Year by revisiting some of the most compelling (and sometimes perplexing) early stories of the Old Testament. We willl incorporate some of the work of our own playwright, Bill Bivens (remember Pult Scripture?). Intrigued? Join us!