Staying Connected as a Faith Community
Thursday, February 18, 2021
Tech Team Expansion: Thursday Volunteers Needed
As your "tech team" continues to learn about our new live streaming and recording technology, we are also seeking to expand our Church Media Ministry. We have resumed the Altar Guild ministries of preparing the Altar for services and cleaning up. Both are done at a separate time from when the tech team is present.
We are also ready to resume, on a limited basis, the lectors who read the lessons and prayers, and the acolytes who assist at the Altar. Both of these ministries are presently taking place on Thursday mornings. We know not everyone who has been involved in these ministries in the past is able to participate at this time, thus we are reaching out to extend a broader invitation. All those new to participating must know we hold high safetly standards including mask wearing and social distancing while in the building.
Are you healthy and available on Thursday morning? Is God nudging you to try something new? Our team of five wants you to come experience this new thing God is doing with us at St. Mary's. Reach out to Rev Ann ( or 304-951-7122) if you would like to know more. God calls each of us to participate in God's mission in the world and through the church. Might God be calling YOU to one of these special ministries?
Are you available to join the expanded Tech Team on Thursday mornings?
Yes, I can be a lector on a Thursday from 9:15-10:15am
Yes, I can be an acolyte on a Thursday from 9:15-10:15am
Yes, I can join an altar guild team for flexible set-up / clean-up times
Lenten Outreach Initiatives
*Contactless drop off on the office porch NOW available*

Wall Out Hunger
NOW through Palm Sunday (March 28th).
We are seeking: non-perishable food, toiletries, personal care items, feminine hygiene products, cleaning products & paper goods

Undie Sunday
March 7th
We are seeking new: socks, underwear, bras, undershirts for all ages and in all sizes. Stay tuned for a drive-thru collection date and time as well!

Gift Cards
Those who would like to donate to our partner school, Bennet Academy can purchase $25 gift cards to either Stop & Shop or Walmart and drop them at the office by March 29th.

Please join your Vestry for a Zoom listening session on the CAT results. The session is this Sunday, February 21, from 11 to 12. 

Through open and honest conversation, we hope to deepen our understanding of your feelings about St. Mary's - what brings you joy, what energizes you, what you would you like to see more of, less of or done differently. St. Mary's is your parish, and we will include your input to set priorities and plan for the future.
We look forward to hearing from you. Your voice matters. 

Join Zoom Meeting
1 929 205 6099

Meeting ID: 820 7228 9836
Passcode: 780792
YouTube Worship

Available Sunday @ 7:30AM or later

CLICK HERE for the February 21st bulletin
Coffee Hour
Our Zoom Coffee/Fellowship preceeds the 10AM service every week. Use the Sunday Service Link below to join anytime between 9:30 and 10:00am

February 21st 10AM

CLICK HERE for the bulletin
Join Zoom Meeting
1 646 876 9923

Meeting ID: 823 2447 0555
Password: 0000


Join fellow parishioners:

Monday: Karen A
Wednesday: paused during Lent
Friday: Sharon

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

Meeting ID: 856 0827 5573
Passcode: 41Park

To dial by telephone call +1 929 205 6099 
Passcode: 555650
Midweek Lenten Worship

Wednesdays: February 24th, March 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th @ 7:00 pm

During Lent we are joining our friends from Concordia, Emanuel and Faith Lutheran churches and offering a Zoom worship service reflecting the Way of the Cross, with music and lay preaching from each church.

CLICK HERE for the bulletin

Join Zoom Meeting
1 646 876 9923

Meeting ID: 885 7741 5152
Passcode: 038227
Invitation to Join Lenten Bible Study

Pastor Marschhausen from Concordia will host a Lenten Bible Study, via Zoom, twice each week and all from St. Mary's are invited to participate! The same topic will discussed on Sundays, immediately after morning Zoom worship and on Wednesdays, at Noon, via Zoom.

Please email Pastor Marschhausen at if you are interested in getting the texts before hand.
CLICK HERE to access Episcopal Relief and Development's Lenten Meditations for 2021
For more details, please visit:

CT State has created “Connecticut’s Vaccine Appointment Assist Line” for people who want to schedule appointments by phone or ask questions. The number is 877-918-2224. The line will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and offer a call-back option when workers are busy assisting other callers.

State of Connecticut
CLICK HERE to access the website with current vaccine information

CT's Vaccine Administration Managment System (VAMS)
CLICK HERE to enter to create a profile and find a time slot

Connecticut’s Vaccine Appointment Assist Line
UCONN Health Center
CLICK HERE to visit the website

Hartford Healthcare
CLICK HERE to visit the website

Yale New Haven Health
CLICK HERE to visit the website

CLICK HERE to visit the website

CLICK HERE to visit the website

 No-cost Income Tax Services Offered in 2021
Options for this year include virtual assistance, and in person appointments. No walk-in services are available. The details are available on the Town’s webpage.
CLICK HERE for more info

Support Bistro on Main and UR Community TODAY
TODAY, February 18 order takeout from Bistro on Main and they will donate 10% of proceeds to UR Community Cares. Order Here: UR Community Cares provides volunteers and services to the elderly and disabled residents of Manchester. Bistro on Main is a social enterprise restaurant owned and operated by our very own MACC Charities.

Better Manchester Story
Supporting Black-Owned Businesses Goes Beyond Black History Month. CLICK HERE to read the Better Manchester feature article on a new Black-owned business in Manchester.
PBS's The Black Church: This is Our Story This is Our Song

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the roots of African American religion beginning with the trans-Atlantic slave trade and the extraordinary ways enslaved Africans preserved and adapted their faith practices from the brutality of slavery to emancipation.

Note: Presiding Bishop Curry is a contributor
To make a 2021 pledge to St. Mary's CLICK HERE for the form
Ann's Zoom Coffee Shop on Fridays 1-2pm

Join Zoom Meeting
Dial +1 929 205 6099
Meeting ID: 873 0224 9184
Password: 958202
Virtual Prayers of the People
Please take a moment to lift these names up in your prayers. Contact Rev. Ann if you would like to add a loved one.

If you put a name on the list and their need has resolved, let us know and we'll remove them.
Mary Rolfe
Lynette Wilson
Beth Lavalette
Jenn Reguin
Donny Ballsieper
Margaret Burke
Bernie VonHone
Matt Briggs
Dawn Murphy
John Wagner
Lea Dubiel
Gary Jensen
Mechelle Olórtegui
Thea Michailides
Carolyn Stone
Deborah Kocsis
Alexander Tovar Olórtegui
Sylvia Rogers
Carlson Rogers
Torshia Anderson
Carlson Rogers, Jr
Llonia Jackson and family
Kelvin Rogers
Michelle Legister
Talitha Coggins
Aleesha Rogers
Walker-Young Family: Carmen, Courtnee, Emory, Morgan and Chelsea, Emrys and Erymi, 
Meg Wagner
Karen Armogida
Sharon and Cornelius
Jack Cianfaglione 
Dick Falcone
Linda and Michael
Kiki Eglinton
Dean Fedorchak
Summer M.
Arlyne Alexander
Ellise & Ralph Sullivan

For those who have died:
Ruth Clement
Dotti Canon
Eleanor Hunte 
Jean Cabana
Kathy Anderson
Bob Reault (pronounced “row”)
Jeanette Waytashak
Murial Ritchie
Michelle Darrell
Gloria Edwards
Paul Pedersen
Fred Winzler
Gail Wolcott
Dolores Jones
For comfort for their families and for all who mourn especially:
Cabana family, Norman, Denise
Reault Family (pronounced “row”)
LouAnn, Ellie and family
George, Darrell family
Pedersen family
Mark Winzler
Wolcott family, Jesse and Jamie
Kelly Sharp
Thanksgiving for:
Our Vestry leadership;
For our “Tech Team” – Gene, Sarah, Beth, Mechelle, Rev Ann

For those serving in the military:
Darriun Bedell, Kuwait