Wednesday, December 26, 2018
St. Mary's Family,

Thank you to all of you who so worked tirelessly to make our Christmas Eve and Christmas morning masses so beautiful and worshipful! If you were out of town or weren't able to make it on Christmas Eve, you can listen to the musical prelude and the Mass by clicking here . We were able to use the new audio recording equipment we purchased with the grant money we received from the Deanery, and the quality of the recording is quite good. The video recording didn't turn out, but we will work out the kinks over time.

Merry Christmas to all of you!

Peace,
Fr. Charles
You're invited to continue celebrating the Nativity of our Lord during the 12 days of Christmas! To read more about the 12 Days of Christmas, click here . To pray the Daily Office at home, you can use the normal link at the bottom of this email, or click here for an alternate option.

Here is the worship schedule at St. Mary's:

Wednesday, Dec. 26: St. Stephen's Day. 12:05 p.m. Low Mass (no Wednesday evening services).
Thursday, Dec. 27: St. John's Day.  12:05 p.m. Low Mass.
Friday, Dec 28: Holy Innocents.  12:05 p.m. Low Mass.
Saturday, Dec 29: St. Thomas Becket: 11:05 a.m. Low Mass.
Sunday, Dec 30: First Sunday after Christmas. 8:00 a.m. Low Mass and 10:00 a.m. High Mass.
Monday, Dec 31: 12:05 p.m. Low Mass.
Tuesday, Jan 1: The Feast of the Holy Name. High Mass at 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, Jan 2: 12:05 p.m. Low Mass and 6:00 p.m. Evening Prayer.
Thursday, Jan 3: 12:05 p.m. Low Mass.
Friday, Jan 4: 12:05 p.m. Low Mass.
Saturday, Jan 5: 11:05 a.m. Low Mass.
Sunday, Jan 6: The Feast of the Epiphany. 8:00 a.m. Low Mass and 10:00 a.m. High Mass.
Office Schedule
The church office will be closed on Tuesday, January 1st. Any contributions that you would like to be received in 2018 for tax purposes must be received by Monday, December 31st at 11:00 a.m.
Annual Parish Meeting
The Annual Parish Meeting of St. Mary's Episcopal Church will be held in the parish hall on Sunday, January 20th, 2019 after the 10:00 a.m. Mass.

At this meeting, the parish will review the past year in ministry and look forward to the next year. The 2019 budget, having been previously approved by the vestry, will be presented, and new vestry members will be elected. We will be sending out photos and bios on the five vestry candidates during the first week of January.

You are invited to attend, even if you're not formally a member of the parish! Those eligible to vote must meet the following requirements:
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Have received communion at least three times in the past year
  • Have contributed to the support of the parish for six months preceding the meeting
If you have questions about your voting eligibility, please contact Deacon Gerry in the church office.
St. Mary's Belles
Upcoming in January 2019:

12th Christmas Day Champagne Brunch
Saturday, January 5th at Bonnie's
11am to 2pm
Spouses, significant others and friends are welcome.
Please RSVP to Bonnie Haupt
Holiday Respite at the District Pour House
Tuesday January 15 @ 1:00pm
7122 Wornall Road in Waldo
Click on the Daily Office button to pray Morning and Evening Prayer, and to find daily Bible readings!
Donate to St. Mary's Online!
Weekly Service Schedule

Sunday
Low Mass: 8 a.m.   
Solemn High Mass: 10 a.m.
Sung Compline: 7 p.m. (2nd Sunday of the month)

Tuesday
Low Mass: 12:05 p.m.

Wednesday 
Low Mass: 12:05 p.m.
Evening Prayer and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: 6:00 p.m.

Thursday
Low Mass: 12:05 p.m.

Saturday 
Noonday Prayer: 11:05 a.m. (2nd and 4th Saturday of the month)
Clergy and Staff

Assistant to the Rector
 
Rector Emeritus
The Reverend Robert M. Hutcherson
  
Deacon Administrator

 
Artist-in-Residence/Choirmaster
 
Organist
 
Sexton
Ms. Rosalyn Powell
Vestry

Mr. Todd Chenault-Wiseley, Senior Warden
Dr. Michael D. Frost, Junior Warden
Mr. Donald E. Clark
Mrs. Faye A. Hopkins
Mrs. Sharon Hunter-Putsch
Mr. Raja Reed
Mr. Dennis L. Robinson
Canon John L. Schaefer
Mr. David S. Wilcox, II
                                                  
Ms. Mary Beveridge, Parish Clerk
Ms. Judith B. Brougham, Parish Treasurer 
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