Staying Connected as a Faith Community

Thursday, January 19, 2023


While we seek to be together, we also seek to remain healthy. Given the increase in COVID-19 rates and the recent guidance from the Connecticut Department of Public Health, we recommend masking during indoor worship. Disposable masks will be available if needed. 

CLICK HERE to go to St. Mary's YouTube Channel and view Sunday's service

***In-Person & Livestreamed***

Holy Eucharist

St. Mary's ~ 9AM

Celebrant: Fr. Shaw

Coffee Hour Hosts: Loretta Symons & Rod Jensen

CLICK HERE for the bulletin

Pledge Envelope Update

The 2023 Pledge Envelopes are expected to ship in mid-February per recent communications with the company. In the meantime, please continue to submit your pledge payments as planned. Cash or checks should be placed in a sealed plain envelope, with your pledge number indicated on the envelope or check. If you have any questions, please contact Sandy at the Church Office.


Sunday, January 29, 2023

Please mark your calendars and join us for our Annual Meeting on Sunday, January 23. The meeting will begin after the morning’s Holy Eucharist service. A Zoom option (information is forthcoming) will also be available.

One of the votes at the meeting is a vote on recommended changes to St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Bylaws. These changes include the ability to hold electronic meetings, quorum definitions and terms for the Vestry. CLICK HERE for review of the document prior to the meeting, the revisions are noted in red. Paper copies will also be available in the office.

The Annual Meeting is a time for the parish to come together – to conduct some business, review the previous year and enjoy each other in fellowship. We look forward to seeing you at the meeting.

On behalf of the Vestry,

Joy Dorin

**NEW** Fellowship Opportunity with Concordia

CLICK HERE to print the RSVP form and return to Concordia by Feb. 12th

Fellowship and Fun with St. John's

All St. Mary's parishioners are invited to the following two event's at St. John's (523 Hartford Turnpike, Vernon)

Brunch with Fr. Marc

Join Fr. Marc for brunch in the Lower Parish Hall. The following dates are available:

Tuesday, 1/24 @ 10am

Please email or call at 860-872-0517 to RSVP. 

Potluck Trivia Night

Test your trivia knowledge against your fellow St. John member!

Join us Thursday, 1/26 @ 6pm in the Lower Parish Hall.

You are welcome to bring a dish.

Please email or call at 860-872-0517 to RSVP.

Scout Sunday February 5th

Scout Sunday is Feb 5 and the scouts from Troop 27 will be participating in the service. We will provide ushers, readers, and a crucifer as well as process in with our flags and the church flag and sit in the front pews. Following the service the Boys will host a scout breakfast of eggs, sausage, pancakes, fresh fruit, muffins, syrup and beverages. The cost is $10.00 for all you can eat. 

Free COVID-19 Test Kits

Every U.S. household is eligible to order 4 free at-home COVID-19 tests.

CLICK HERE to order

If you would like to make a 2023 pledge to support God’s work through St. Mary's Church CLICK HERE

Weeknight Compline on Zoom

@ 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

Prayers of the People

Please take a moment to lift these names up in your prayers. 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.

Italicized names are newly added this week

All those suffering in mind, body, or spirit

Geoff Olivier

Jane Bensche

Pat Georgeady

Carol Mallett

Jennifer and Jerry Hrycyszyn

Hrycyszyn Family in Ukraine

Lea & Cliff Dubiel

Joseph Longo

Sue & Lincoln Specht

Betty Keehner

Ellen Schmedding

Amber Mallett

Edna Hennessey

John Jr.

Shirley McGarry

Stephanie Kwasnicki

Wayne Keith

Deacon Karen Fedorchak

Lois Johnson

Lynette Wilson

Mikie Cook

Pastor Persida-Riveras-Mendez

Joyce Banks

Andy Zeidler

Sonia Grosvenor

Sylvia, Carlson, and Carlson Rogers, Jr.

Caleb, Meriah, and Tom

Miriam Gustow

Jen Carlson

Those who have died

Desmond O’Neill

Joan Stauch

Lawrence Cassells

Marv Thon

Rev. Joseph Bourret

Allen Piper, Jr.

Christopher Marvin

Veronica Feragne

The Rev. Beth Hoffmann

Robert “Bob” Taylor

Joan Sheffield

Don Sineti

Bruce Green

Comfort for their families and for all who mourn

Thanksgiving for

Our Priest in Charge, Fr. Shaw Mudge

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

Joan Sheffield Memorial Service

The media ministers are providing a livestream of Joan's funeral service at the request of her family. If you would like to also attend virtually please click the linked picture below tomorrow, January 20th at 1:30pm

Altar Flower Donations 

Donations may be made as a memorial or a thank offering for a family member, friend or event. Please place your donation in the offertory plate or send it to Sandy in the office with a designated month you would like. A suggested donation is between $50-$75 and arrangements are made by Brown's Flowers.