St. Mary’s offers numerous opportunities for adults to learn and grow. Spiritual Formation includes programs that challenge you to think differently, help you to expand your knowledge base, deepen your prayer life, and engage you with the breadth and depth of Anglican history and contemporary expressions of the faith.
St. Mary's Reflection: Mike Stafford, Interim Associate Minister
At The End Of The Year
For the past few years my family has taken some time on New Year’s Eve to reflect on the year behind us and the year ahead of us. We think about ways that we have grown, our accomplishments, our struggles, and most importantly, our thanksgivings for the…Read More »
by Eric Choate, Director of Music
In my music history courses in college, we learned of the offices of the church, as well as the Mass. The history of Western music is inextricably connected with the history of the Church, and a foundational understanding of her liturgies was necessary to learn about music of the Medieval and Renaissance periods. It was here where I first learned …Read More »
St. Mary's Reflection:
Marla Perkins, Music Associate
Reflection for the Feast Day of St. Francis
Visiting the tomb of St. Francis in Assisi, Italy, was a beautiful and profound experience in my life. The Basilica of St. Francis is set into the hillside overlooking Umbrian countryside. The gorgeous, airy, and light-filled upper church is beautifully ornate, alive with col…Read More »
Welcome Back to What is New - Mike Stafford, Interim Associate Minister
Last Sunday, St. Mary’s celebrated its return to the program year, and what a joyful reunion it was! The liturgies both at 9 and 11 were glorious, the weather was spectacular, and it was a wonderful return to the vibrant life of the St. Mary’s community.
Even so, what was so familiar has also evolved,…
The Book of Common Prayer
Discussion and Praying with the Book of Common Prayer – Enjoy a short class feasting on the treasures in our Book of Common Prayer! These 45 minute discussions were taught by Rev. David Erickson or Rev. Marguerite Judson and explore the Daily Office, Praying the Psalms, Finding a Prayer for Anything, and more! If you don’t have your own Book of Common P…Read More »
With the onset of the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, we are now worshiping virtually with our faith communities. While gathering in this manner has proven to be a great way to stay connected with the practice of coming together for Sunday services and fellowship, the practices of weekday prayer, meditation and reflection have taken on an even greater role during these turbulent …Read More »