Staying Connected to St. Mary's

Worship and Daily Musical Offerings

 SERVICES:

  • Eucharist Rite I Saturdays 5pm
  • Eucharist Rite II Sundays 10am

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All livestreamed services can be viewed on the Cathedral's YouTube pageIn-person attendance is currently suspended.

Click here to view this week's offerings which are published on our Worship page.

We welcome you to connect with the Cathedral community through musical selections created to bring hope, strength and peace. These can be found on our YouTube page and Facebook page.

 

Spiritual Resources

Weekly Prayer Services on Facebook Live

Wednesday Noonday Prayer @ noon 

Friday Night Compline @ 7:30pm 

Wherever you are, take a moment to pause in prayer with the St. Mary's community for any or all of these prayer services - to begin the day on the first day of the week, to mark midday in the middle of the week, or to the end the day before the weekend. Go to the St. Mary's Facebook page and click the "video" button to begin watching live.

If you are interested in leading Friday Night Compline, please send an email to Drew Massengale (massengale.drew@gmail.com) to be added to the list. You will receive instructions on how to lead the prayer service as well as how to stream via Facebook Live, if necessary. 

Presiding Bishop Curry will offer 'Habits of Grace': video meditations that will be posted every Monday through May. Come here for some inspiration to start your week!

You can pray the Daily Office here, or visit https://pray-as-you-go.org/

Help & Support

We are here. Our clergy and pastoral care teams are active and available to you. 
Please call the church (901-527-3361) or email Interim Dean Jean Vargo (jvargo_at_stmarysmemphis_dot_org) or Drew Woodruff (dewverger_at_aol_dot_com)  

Click here for a list of local & national groups offering support during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Christian Formation

Virtual Christian Adult Formation Offerings:

Dr. Jerry Harber's Sunday School Class 

Sundays at 1 pm via Zoom
We will resume on January 10, 2021 with a new series:


THE LORD’S PRAYER AND MORE: Teach Us to Pray

More than you might imagine, clergy hear parishioners say that they really don’t know how to pray and aren’t even sure if prayer “works.” In this series we’ll explore the nature of prayer, the “how to’s” of prayer, the deeper levels of the Lord’s Prayer, and the question of the value of prayer. If you’d like to expand and deepen your prayer life, this series can help.

You're invited to join other folks from St Mary's, from other churches, and from out of town as they gather each week for an hour of study.

Click the link to log in any time between 1:00 and 1:15 p.m. Sundays. The class typically runs from 1:15 to 2:15 p.m.

https://zoom.us/j/9785359753?pwd=alRYWnVvSm5OVTV1SlZNeGJnVjExZz09
Meeting ID: 978 535 9753
Passcode: stmarys

Social Justice & Community Engagement

Social Justice & Outreach is a hallmark of ministry at St. Mary's.  From Wednesday Eucharist and Breakfast to Walk with 901 to Pop-Top Ministry to the Servant Ministry Team, we have a variety of programs and events that work to bring the Kingdom of God alive.

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Music Ministry

The Cathedral has a long tradition of musical excellence, and our worship and music reflect this while being flexible to remain vibrant and living. Our music is rooted in the great Anglican choral tradition while we sing joyfully from other traditions. The Choir is comprised of volunteers and paid section leaders.  

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Events

Annual Parish Meeting 2021

Annual Parish Meeting

Sunday, January 24, 2021 via Zoom

All welcome! Plan to join your St. Mary's community during this important time of transition. Your voice determines how we continue to be the church in the pandemic and beyond. The meeting will include:

  • Interim Dean, department & committee reports
  • An opportunity to ask questions about the budget and expenses
  • Telling our COVID story and reconnecting as a congregation
  • Goal setting
  • Voting on Vestry members through Zoom polling

We ask that members of the same household share a screen/account to make space for others in the meeting. Never used Zoom before? Just click the link below and follow the prompts to sign up!

Join Zoom Meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89381287177?pwd=VmR3aUtoTWVaejRPK255RHRJL3ZZUT09

Meeting ID: 893 8128 7177

Passcode: 655940

Dial in by phone (312) 626-6799

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News

House Blessing 2021

January 11, 2021

House Blessing Invitation

The Church has a custom of blessing homes during the Epiphany season. During this COVID time, it is a way to ask God’s blessing on our homes, those who live in them, and those who visit. It is an invitation for Jesus to be a daily guest in our home, our comings and goings, our conversations, our work and play, our joys and sorrows.

A traditional way of doing this is to use chalk blessed at the altar during Epiphany and write the following above the home’s entryway:20 + C + M + B + 21.

The letters C, M, B have two meanings. They are the initials of the traditional names of the three magi: Caspar, Melchior, and Balthazar. They also abbreviate the Latin words Christus mansionem benedicat, “May Christ bless the house.” The “+” signs represent the cross and 2021 is the year.

Rev Jean+ is more than honored to come bless your home, from the outside, while passing to you the candle and the words of blessing for the interior of the house. If you prefer to bless your own home, a blessing prayer will be provided along with chalk and candle. Call Rev Jean+ at 402 302 5600 or Emily in the church office and Rev Jean+ will bless or drop off the chalk and candle and prayers for a no contact delivery.

The Home is our First church, during the blessing share stories, faith stories, and share the love of Jesus. Think about when you first learned to pray, or who told you about Jesus, or the first time you remember going to church, or when God felt really present or far away.

House blessings are an invitation for Jesus to share in our stories, and to be our guest in our family gathering. 

Rev Jean Vargo+

Interim Dean

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Hunger Ministry -- Volunteers Needed!

January 04, 2021

Food ministry continues! Thank you for all the ways everyone is continuing to keep this ministry going through food and financial donations.   

We are moving POP TOPS to Saturday and serving sausage biscuit sandwiches on Wednesday. We need sponsors for this breakfast--we will use all volunteers, no paid staff. We are asking if people would volunteer for the first, second or third Wednesday of the month. You may volunteer to buy the food, make the sandwiches and or serve the food.    

If you have questions about how to help, contact Deacon Drew Woodruff: 901.336.1103 or dewverger@aol.com

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