Living Our Faith in the Community
Community ministries are in integral part of life at St. Mary’s. Involvement with community ministries is an important way that we live out our baptismal covenant, both to “seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving our neighbors as ourselves,” and to “strive …Read More »
The members of the Episcopal Church of St. Mary the Virgin in San Francisco raise money each year around the holidays through a special Tidings of Comfort and Joy fundraiser. These funds are distributed to Bay Area based non-profit organizations that serve disadvantaged and under served populations in the Bay Area. Special consideration is given to organizations with connection…Read More »
Daughters of the King
The Daughters of the King is a national order for women who undertake a Rule of Life, incorporating prayer and service into a life that is dedicated to strengthening the spiritual health and engagement of the parish. At St. Mary’s, in addition to various service and prayer projects, the Daughters typically sponsor a reflective Quiet Day, usually at the begi…Read More »
“Justice is what love looks like in public.” …Cornell West
A committed group of St. Mary’s parishioners has come together to live our Christian call to justice. As the Rev. David Erickson phrases it, the goal of justice ministry is “to address systemic evil with systemic good.” Justice goes beyond charity to address the systems that cause and support injustice. In addition to fe…Read More »
We are here for you!
“In those days when the number of disciples was increasing . . . widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution of food. So the Twelve gathered all the disciples together and said, ‘. . . Brothers and sisters, choose seven . . . from among you who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will turn this responsibility over to them and will give our attention to …Read More »
The people at St. Mary’s believe that all Christians are called to be dedicated stewards of God’s creation. To that end, we set aside three Sundays every year (the Feast of Saint Francis, World Mission Sunday, and Earth Day) to bring our prayerful attention to the critical ecological issues facing the global community. We also commit to being a “green” church in our daily practi…Read More »
St. Mary’s has started a Young Professionals Group. The purpose of the group is to connect our young professional worshippers once a month with activities such as hiking, volunteering, networking and friendship throughout the year! If you are interested in attending or would like more information about the group, please reach out to [email protected].