General Interests

Pentecost Picnic May 19th

This is what it’s all about – friends, family, food, and faith! A huge thank you to everyone who was able to come out.  Special thanks to Gavin and Jeri Gumbinner, along with Morgan and Cody, for loading and unloading their pickup truck with all our food and supplies.  Now that’s faith in action!

Why Go on a Mission Trip?

There are many types of mission trips. Some are much longer. Some involve medical work. Some involve direct evangelism. This video applies to the short term type of trip that we will be going on. For different trips, the reasons might be different. Variety is a good thing!

The Lost Discipline of Bible Reading -by Tom Morris

I can recall an occasion when members of a well-known sect knocked on my door and offered some materials designed to help me “study the Bible.”  This sect is known (i) for its zeal in “witnessing” door to door, and (ii) for its denial of a number of the key teachings of the Christian faith. …

The Vestry Retreat

Many thanks to Barry Marsh (vestry member and video editor extraordinaire) for putting together this video. The retreat went very well – we are blessed with a great vestry!

Confirmation Day 2013 with Bishop Frade

We welcomed the RT. REV. LEO FRADE, Bishop of Southeast Florida, to St Mary’s today. He officiated and administered the Sacrament of Confirmation at our 9AM contemporary service to Karlyn Anders, Evan Farrara, Vanessa Gumm, and Elizabeth Schneider… -tw

Greetings from Marilyn

I had the pleasure of stopping in to see Marilyn today.  (She gave me permission to post the picture.) She is not able to get out of the house much, but St. Mary’s makes sure to send lay Eucharistic visitors twice per month to bring her communion. Marilyn’s eyes are not what they used to…

The Choir makes an Easter “WOW!”

What a week it was – the Faure Requiem, Easter services… And then came the last hurrah. The Offertory of the 11:00 a.m. service. The Alleluia Chorus. And they just WENT FOR IT! Rarely does a congregation burst into applause – but how else could one respond to such a moment? Congratulations to the choir…