Staying Connected as a Faith Community

Drive-Thru Supplies Collection Saturday 9-10AM

A contactless drive-thru event will take place at Concordia Lutheran Church (40 Pitkin St.) on Saturday morning. Please place donations in your trunk and a volunteer will remove them from your car. We are taking the following specific items to help the school district create individual 'instruction kits' for each child learning in-person this Fall. Below are the specific items we will be collecting.

  • #2 Pencils
  • Hand Sharpeners
  • Pencil cap erasers
  • Crayola 12 pack Color Pencils
  • Crayola 24 pack Crayons
  • Crayola 10 pack Markers fine or think
  • 12" rulers
  • Black Sharpies: Fine & extra fine
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Tissues
  • Disposable masks

If you cannot make Saturday's event collection bins will continue to be outside both office buildings for drop-off.

Monetary donations will also be accepted and checks can be mailed to the church office with School Supplies Drive in the memo line.

Thank you to all who have donated thus far! Questions contact Sarah Tierinni at

Today's Morning Devotions service from the chapel

Note: The Tech Team will take next Thursday off from recording
St. Mary's Day Celebration Rescheduled

Our rescheduled celebration will take place this Sunday at 4pm for all who have RSVP'd.

Please remember to follow all safety protocols that will be in place upon arrival including wearing a mask for the duration of the service and refraining from congregating afterwards.

We look forward to seeing you!

Would you like to be matched with a fellow parishioner to help them in this time of isolation?
A special blessing for teachers and students will take place during our August 30th Zoom worship

Virtual COFFEE HOUR begins at 9:30AM- join with the regular worship Zoom link below. This week's host is Lanie Turner

Sunday, August 23rd at 10AM

CLICK HERE for the bulletin

New Permanent Meeting Code

 Meeting ID: 823 2447 0555
Password: 0000

Join Zoom Meeting:

1 646 876 9923


Compline will be held FIVE nights a week at 7:30 pm, on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday. This short service from The Book of Common Prayer will be led by parishioners and Revered Ann. Compline is found in the BCP on page 127 or you may access the prayer book online at

To Join Compline Zoom Meeting


By phone call +13126266799

enter  Meeting ID
856 0827 5573  

August 16th ZOOM Worship
CLICK HERE to veiw last Sunday's worship service
Feel free to familiarize yourself with Zoom via these Zoom Video Tutorials.  CLICK HERE to view.
Downloading and Using Zoom on a Kindle

A parishioner has asked how to use ZOOM on a Kindle Fire. Below are video tutorials to walk through the process because YES you can join Sunday worship from a Kindle!
CLICK HERE for instructions to download the Zoom App

CLICK HERE for a video that will include how to join a meeting

Join PowerUp Manchester, an anti-racism group with members of our community, during a two-day rally for justice!

We will be raising our voices and fighting to erase racism in our town. From 12PM - 10PM on August 22nd,and August 23rd, we will be gathering at Center Memorial Park in Manchester, CT. Come on down as we hold a bike drive to collect gently used/new bikes for BIPOC kids, provide voter registration, vendors, food trucks, speakers, performances, and more! Please contact Rachel Knowland at if you have a gently used or new bike that you would like to donate. Someone from our group will be happy to pick it up.


Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man: Episode 3
Chip and Joanna Gaines sit down with Emmanuel Acho.
Taking Care of Yourself & Others

Gentle Love Diaper Drive Tomorrow
Doantions of diapers and wipes can be dropped off on Friday, August 21st from 4pm-6pm at MHS Summit Street parking lot. Items collected will be brought to the Manchester Public Schools Welcome Center, who will help distribute the diapers and wipes to families in need. Want to support the pantry but unable to attend? CLICK HERE for an Amazon wishlist.

Urgent Need For Blood & Platelets
Hurry into your nearest donation center or blood drive to beat the heat and help save lives. When you come to give blood Aug. 1 - Sept. 3, we'll send you a $5 Gift Card via email courtesy of our partners at Amazon.
Upcoming Manchester blood drives include:
August 20 from 1:30pm-6:30pm at North United Methodist Church, 300 Parker Street.
August 27 from 8:00am-6:00pm at Our Companions Animal Rescue, 34 Sanrico Drive.
Sept. 1 from 11:00am-4:00pm at Buckland Hills Mall, 194 Buckland Hills Dr.
For more info and to schedule your appointment, call 1-800-RED CROSS CLICK HERE to visit the Red Cross' website

Veterans Art of All Kinds Exhibit debuts Friday at 5pm
The Galleries @ WORK_SPACE are showcasing the creative work of Veterans and their family members (ages 18+) in its Veterans Art of All Kinds exhibit which will be on display from Friday, August 21st through Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 903 Main Street in Downtown Manchester, CT. In addition, We have 2 virtual art workshops with great artists/educators. Workshop 1: Power Word Art – Tues. Aug. 25, 7p-8:30p on Zoom. Workshop 2: Mandala Making – Thurs. Sept. 10, 7p-8p on Zoom (Veterans Only)
For open house hours and complete details CLICK HERE

 Parkade Development:
Exciting news for Manchester on the Parkade Development! “This has been a true team effort. I would like to thank all the members of the Redevelopment Agency, the Board of Directors, and the staff for continuing to push this project forward," says Mayor Jay Moran. CLICK HERE to read the full story.

Connecting with Coffee

Ann's Zoom Coffee Shop on Fridays at 1pm

Join Zoom Meeting
or Dial +1 929 205 6099
Meeting ID: 873 0224 9184
Password: 958202


Coffee On The Curb”

This way of connecting has been fun and you don't even have to tidy the house! Feel free to call Rev Ann at 304-951-7122 or email her at and she will swing by your home and chat outside (at a safe distance).

Virtual Prayers of the People

CLICK HERE to view the list and to take a moment to lift these names up in your prayers. If you have people you wish to add please contact Rev. Ann.


Our Prayer for St Mary’s

Ever-present God, we thank you for the gift of the Holy Spirit as it moves and guides us here at St. Mary’s. We pray that you will reveal and help us to understand your mission. Inspire us in our love for each other and direct our actions as we move into relationships within our community. In Jesus’s name, we pray. Amen