The Shoe That Grows: 2017 Advent Outreach Project

By Barbara Van Gaasbeek In many countries around the globe, contaminated water on river banks and contaminated soil provide breeding grounds for parasites which can easily enter the body through bare feet. Approximately 300 million children in the world suffer from the effects of parasites. Parents who live in impoverished countries cannot afford to buy…

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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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Please Join Us On June 25 As Bishop Visits St. Mary’s

The Right Reverend Diane Jardine Bruce will be celebrant and preacher at the 10:30 a.m. service on  Sunday, June 25th, 2017 at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church. We warmly invite you to strengthen your commitment to your faith through Baptism, Confirmation, Reception and Reaffirmation. Baptism “Holy Baptism is full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit…

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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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Celebrating Success

Read up on the latest success stories and needs of the ASL. If you’d like to donate goods, services, funds, or time, please contact Scott Freeborn. Mia Ferreira, the Program Manager for the Alternative Sleeping Location ~ Friendship Shelter recently provided some very encouraging news about the Alternative Sleeping Location to Scott Freeborn, the St…

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“The Shoe That Grows” Advent Project A Success!

Thank you so very much for your wonderful support of this project – we have raised $3,000.00, enough to purchase 200 pairs of these ingenious shoes that grow in size to match the growth of impoverished children’s feet, and protects them from the misery of living with parasitic diseases. Upon receipt of St Mary’s check…

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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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Haiti Relief Effort a Success!

Thank you so much for your generosity to the people of Haiti. We raised a total of $1,700.00 for Giving Children Hope! If you remember, for every $1 raised, $22 of aid is provided to Haitians, so this means you have actually given $37,400.00 worth of relief aid to Haiti! THANK YOU! And thanks also…

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