Journey Of The Universe

        Where did humans and all life forms come from? All cultures have origin stories that explain the origins of humankind and other life forms. Early cultures relied on origin stories based on the natural and spiritual worlds. Modern peoples draw on a variety of disciplines to explain the natural and spiritual…

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Mutual Ministry Review: Where We Are, Where We Are Headed

  The Rev. Canon Joanna Satorius joined the St. Mary’s Vestry and Rev. Lester Mackenzie for a mutual discussion of where we are presently, and where we are headed as a church community. Topics of interest included newcomers, fellowship, servant leadership, communications and more. Click here to read the full report. Our sense of fellowship…

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Lenten Adult Education Series 2017: Confirmation, Reception, and Reaffirmation

   Sundays in Lent 9:15am – 10:00am Confirmation is the rite in which we express a mature commitment to Christ, and receive strength from the Holy Spirit through prayer and the laying on of hands by a bishop (Book of Common Prayer, p. 860). By exploring Scripture, Church History, the Prayer Book, and other parts…

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Living Generously-Stewardship Season at St. Mary’s

“They rise in darkness as a light for the upright; they are gracious, merciful and righteous. It is well with those who deal generously and lend, who conduct their affairs with justice. For the righteous will never be moved; they will be remembered forever.” -Psalm 112-4-6 (NRSV) On Sunday, November 20, the St. Mary’s community…

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Terry Thomas Smith: August 13, 1942-September 29, 2016

  (Text courtesy of the Laguna Beach Indy) For over 35 years, Terry was a devoted resident of Laguna Beach and a long time benefactor and Trustee of Laguna College of Arts & Design. He served as Development Committee Chair, Collectors Choice Committee Chair, and was instrumental in funding many special projects, and the LCAD…

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Join Us For Our Annual Blessing of the Animals

  All Laguna Beach pets, great and small, are invited to attend the St. Francis Day Blessing of the Animals at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church at the 10:30 AM service Sunday, October 9 in the upper garden outdoor sanctuary.  People are also welcome to bring the ashes or a picture of a beloved pet they…

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A Timely Message From The House Of Bishops

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Our ASL Neighbors Need Your Help

  The change in seasons brings with it a slower, more predictable routine. Children return to school, festival season comes to a close, and the days become shorter and cooler. For the men and women of the ASL, however,  life is a year-round struggle for basic needs. Please consider donating one or more of these…

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