Staying Connected as a Faith Community

TODAY from 1-2 pm Ann will hold "Coffee at the Curb" at St. Mary's. Stop by if you woud like to, but please remember to practice social distancing!
Ann will offer Compline on ZOOM tonight at 7:30 PM


Every week on Fri, with Meeting ID: 741 202 531  

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Dial: 1-929-205-6099

Dear Parish Family,

This Sunday we will observe Palm Sunday in a new way in light of the physical distancing we are practicing during the pandemic. While this is stretching many of us to work with the new technology, we are doing the best we can. We very much want to stay connected in this unsettling time and this is a way to do it!

We will hold BCP's Morning Prayer with an adaptation of the Liturgy of the Palms at 10 AM on Zoom. Our friends from Concordia will be joining us (the two executitive teams did a test run last week!) Our pianist Kelly Sharp has recorded a musical piece for us to enjoy during the service.

You may join at: or dial by phone: 1-646-876-9923, then enter Meeting ID- 716 915 260

Some may be thinking "what about the palms?" Let's put branches on our doors or in our windows. The greenest ones you can find! Then send me a picture! It will be a physical sign of our connectedness. So many, many cherished traditions are paused. It grieves us. And as we have passed one million infected, I feel safe is paramount. Stay Safe, Stay Home, even on Palm Sunday. 

Be well and Be Safe Dear Ones.


You will recieve a full copy of Sundays bulletin in the mail shortly and it is linked HERE .

The Passion Reading for personal meditation and prayer Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday of Holy Week is linked HERE

CLICK HERE for Ann's full letter to the parish


Please continue, as you are able, to send in offerings to the church office. They will be counted and deposited weekly to keep our operations going and our financial commitments strong. You may mail envelopes to the office or drop in the secure mailbox outside the office.


We are here if you need to talk:

Rev. Ann at (304) 951-7122 or

Mechelle OlÓrtegui at

Sarah Tierinni at


Washington National Cathedral Liturgy of the Palms at 11:15AM on Sunday. CLICK HERE to check it out. Many have found this service comforting.

Palm Sunday Coloring Pages CLICK HERE (for children or adults, it is very relaxing)

ECCT has various resources for self-care during this time of isolation: CLICK HERE

Check your email on Tueday, April 7th for another e-newsletter that will include more information for Holy Week offerings.

For the Sick

Heavenly Father, giver of life and health: Comfort and
relieve your sick servants, and give your power of healing to
those who minister to their needs, that those (or N., or NN.)
for whom our prayers are offered may be strengthened in
their weakness and have confidence in your loving care;
through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with
you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.