Reserve your seats now
at this year's Palm Sunday Dinner!
"Who Is My Neighbor?"
"The Jewish Passover Seder:
A Celebration of Freedom."
Sacramento-area reform rabbi Seth Castleman will lead us in exploration of the deep meaning of the Passover celebration as it was in Jesus' time and is today, and how its echoes can be felt in our celebration of Holy Eucharist. Click here for tickets.
St. Mary's is offering free barbecued pulled-pork sandwiches to anyone! After the 10 a.m. service the last Sunday of every month, enjoy all you can eat. Semi-pro BBQ master Al White brings his special recipe to delight your tastebuds. All are welcome!
Holy Week and Easter
Remember... Venerate... Celebrate!!!
Palm/Passion Sunday Services, April 9
Rite I (traditional) - 8 a.m.
Rite II (modern) - 10 a.m.
Virtual Tour of the Holy Land, Tuesday, April 11
Explore the places Jesus walked... 7 p.m.
Service of Reconciliation, Wednesday, April 12
Release your burdens... 7 p.m.
Maundy Thursday, April 13
Holy Eucharist with Foot Washing, 7 p.m.
Good Friday, April 14
With Veneration and Stations of the Cross
The Seven Last Words, 12:00 p.m.
The Good Friday Liturgy, 7 p.m.
The Great Vigil of Easter, Saturday, April 15
The Ancient Tradition in Contemporary Style
The new fire is kindled... 8 p.m.
Easter Sunday, April 16
Holy Eucharist Rite I - 8 a.m.
Holy Eucharist Rite II - 10 a.m.
Children's Easter Egg Hunt - 11:30 a.m
All are invited. All are welcome. Come and see!
Every Week at St. Mary's:
"Opening Hearts and Minds to All"
The word Episcopal means "pertaining to Bishops," and refers to the way the church is organized into geographical dioceses containing many congregations, with bishops as their shared pastors and leaders. The Episcopal Church is a member of a worldwide association, or communion, known as the Anglican Communion. Together we join with our brothers and sisters all over the world in worshiping Jesus Christ in common prayer.
Commitment—We are committed to God in Jesus Christ, to one another, and to Jesus' mission to the world.
Care—We enjoy and care for one another at St. Mary's.
Compassion—We reach out in God's compassion to the world around us, including people from all backgrounds and cultures.
Celebration—We rejoice in God's love through worship, fellowship, and special events.
The purpose of St. Mary's Episcopal Church is to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ.
Every weekend is a celebration at St. Mary's! We are glad to be in God's presence and with one another. We have two worship services each Sunday, each with its own style:
Evening Prayer Services
We have meditative Evening Prayer services at the church building on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month at 7 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - CommUnity
This is an exciting Saturday Evening service that uses contemporary prayers, music, videos, and skits to provide an additional sensory experience which brings the message of Jesus Christ into our present day lives. Holy Eucharist on 4th Saturday of each month.
Beginning Friday, March 3 at 7:00 pm, we will be holding a Stations of the Cross service each Friday evening through Lent. Each week will be done in a different style. All are welcome!
Tuesdays in Lent, join in reading People of the Passion: A Lenten Weekly Study, by Cathy Randall. This book examines some of the main characters of Jesus’ final days to understand through their stories how we become more like Jesus when we draw close to him. Discussion groups will meet on Tuesdays at noon (led by Rev. Anne) and 6 pm (led by Lynn Holman) starting March 7. We have the books, now we need people for the soup. Please see the signup sheets and let us know when you can provide the soup at which study.
We need your help to make our sanctuary beautiful for Easter. Please consider donating a lily for the sanctuary area in honor of a special person or in thanksgiving for a special blessing in your life. There is a sheet in the Fireside Room, and a link on our website, where you can sign-up to donate a lily. We will print an insert listing the honors and thanksgivings in the Easter Sunday bulletins. You may bring your lily in beginning on April 10th.