Staying Connected as a Faith Community
Thursday, August 4, 2022
CLICK HERE for the August edition of the Happenings

CLICK HERE to head to St. Mary's YouTube Channel for Sunday's service.
**In-person and livestreamed**

Holy Eucharist
St. Mary's @ 9AM

Fr. Shaw Mudge presiding

CLICK HERE for the bulletin

NOTE: The office will be closed August 6-15th

In case of emergency please contact:
Fr. Shaw – 518-577-2578
Joy Dorin – 860 -614-8183
Crusin' On Main Street is this Sunday

Please note that many streets surrounding St. Mary's will have limited access beginning at 8am. Be aware as you head to church in the morning that you may need to take an alternate route. The car show runs from 10am-3pm.
Message from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry on Lambeth Call on human dignity

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry is among an estimated 650 Anglican bishops worldwide—including more than 100 Episcopal bishops—attending the #lambethconference in Canterbury, England, through Aug. 7.

CLICK HERE to listen to his video message

CLICK HERE to read the headlines from Lambeth conference from the Episcopal News Service
Moving Forward As A Faith Community

The vestry officers and priests of St. Mary’s and St. John’s met on Tuesday evening, July 12, to continue to explore the benefits and opportunities of pursuing a merger. The energy level was high around the realization of what we can do together (outreach activities, Christian education, music program, fellowship events, etc.) in God’s name throughout the greater Manchester and Vernon region by combining resources. Next steps include a meeting with Bishop Laura and both vestries on September 10 to outline the ECCT process to officially request permission to pursue a merger, and further conversations among the officers, vestries and parish members of both churches.

The ECCT merger process is a new process, and there are many questions around what it entails. Some of these questions were raised at this year’s Annual Meeting. If you have additional questions, please let me know before the September 10 meeting as we want the meeting to be as informative as possible. We will distribute a summary of what was covered as soon as possible after the meeting.

Joy Dorin
Church in the Heat

  • The service livestream is available at 9am or anytime thereafter on YouTube.

  • You are welcome to bring your own capped water bottles from home to stay hydrated or step out into the

  • And remember that the Morning prayer service is shorter, typically 45 minutes.
School Supplies Drive 2022
4 weeks left

Our annual outreach for Manchester Public Schools is underway. There are great bargains for school supplies at local stores so please consider picking a few up for the students of Manchester. For those who would like to donate monetarily, checks can be made out to St. Mary’s with School Supplies in the memo line.

All donations can be placed in the baskets at the front of the church each Sunday or in the tote bin on the office porch.

Our last collection day will be Sunday, August 28th. The next day we will deliver them to the Bennet in time for distribution to the teachers and students before the first day of school on September 6th. Thank you for your continued support of this outreach to the Manchester community.

Questions?? See Sarah Brown Tierinni (860) 922-5849 or
Need some ideas?!!

  • Glue & Glue Sticks
  • Markers & Crayons
  • Erasers
  • Color Pencils
  • Pocket Folders
  • Pens & Pencils
  • One Subject Notebooks
  • Post-Its
  • Cleaning Wipes
  • Tissues
  • Expo Markers
  • Stickers
  • Red Pens
Save the Date:

St. Mary's Day will be celebrated with Holy Eucharist on August 21st. We will continue the tradition of adorning the wooden cross with flowers from our gardens. Please bring a few flowers from home with you to the 9am service.
Lawn Signage To Be Refreshed

At June’s meeting, your vestry voted to phase in updates and improvements to the various signs on St. Mary’s lawn. Over the next couple of weeks, the large wooden frame with the small, square signs and the Growing Our Faith banner will come down, and the banner will be hung on the church railing. For the next iteration of the large sign (the wooden frame), our plan is to design a sign/banner that reflects our commitment to doing God’s work in the community.

Additionally, the large, white sign with the 9 a.m. service time and live stream information will be removed as it did not weather well. The information on this sign will now be displayed on the property’s two wooden signs; the horizontal sign at the edge of the lawn by the parking lot, and the pole sign at the corner of Park and Church, which will also be updated to include the name of our current Priest-in-Charge Rev. Dr. Shaw
Fellowship Activity with our friends from Concordia:

 Pool Party and Barbeque
Sunday, August 14, 2022
3:00-7:30 pm

We invite those attending to sign up to provide one of the following items appetizer, dessert or salad    
 CLICK HERE for the RSVP form
Please reply by Monday, August 8

RSVP: Call the Concordia Office: 860-649-5311 or e-mail:
or mail: 40 Pitkin Street, Manchester, CT 06040
@ 7:30pm

Monday: Karen A
Wednesday: Andrea

This short service from The Book of Common Prayer can be found in the BCP on page 127 or you may access the prayer book online at

Join Zoom Meeting:
1 929 205 6099 

Meeting ID: 856 0827 5573
Passcode: 41Park
If you would like to make a pledge for 2022 to the mission of St. Mary's Church please CLICK HERE for the form and return it to the office at any point in the year.
Prayers of the People
Please take a moment to lift these names up in your prayers.
Updated July 2022
All those suffering in mind, body, or spirit
Lynette Wilson
Denise Donez
Geoff Olivier
Pam Sargent
Jane Bensche
Peg McCoan
Tom and Nancy Mann
Pat Georgeady
Karen Armogida
Carol Mallett
Linda Hollingsworth
Rick & Sylvia Armogida
Jennifer and Jerry Hrycyszyn
Hrycyszyn Family in Ukraine
Lea & Cliff Dubiel
Joseph Longo
Marsha Coombs
Lincoln Specht
Janice Poggi
Baby Drue-Anne Stanley's preemie granddaughter
Veronica Feragne
Laurice Hartzell
Betty Keehner
Ellen Schmedding
Amber Mallett
Ingeborg -Wife of former parishioner Harry Packman
Sharon, Michael & John
Edna Hennessey
John Jr.
Shirley McGarry
Lynn Stevenson
Stephanie Kwasnicki
Wayne Keith
DJ Wagner
Sylvia and Carlson Rogers

Desmond O’Neill
Roberta Bryce
John Poggi
Kevin Kingsbury
Edith Dubiel
Joan Stauch
Lawrence Cassells

For comfort for their families and for all who mourn

Thanksgiving for
Our Wardens, Officers & Vestry leadership

For our partner school, Bennet Academy

For the work of the Greater Hartford
Interfaith Action Alliance (GHIAA)

For our friends at Concordia, Emanuel and
Saint John’s, Vernon
** NEW Contact for Prayers of the People**

For the next few weeks please send any prayer requests to Andrea Burr at Andrea will relay the prayer need to the prayer team and will update the Prayers of the People list weekly.