St. Mary of the Hills
Episcopal Church

September 30, 2021
- This Sunday -
Join us In Person or Online
As COVID-19 cases increase in our community,
please wear a mask at all times while inside the Church.
The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost
October 3, 2021

Holy Eucharist
8:00AM and 10:10AM

Livestream 10:10AM

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Latest News from St. Mary of the Hills

This Sunday

Blessing of the Animals

October 3, 2021
This Sunday, October 3, the Annual Blessing of the Animals will be held at 2:00PM on the Front Lawn. This year, the service is a partnership between St. Mary's and our neighbors at Rumple Memorial Presbyterian Church. All creatures, great and small, are

25 years ago St. Mary’s started the Bread of Life Program with one team serving one dinner a month to Hospitality House. Hospitality House is a shelter serving a seven-county area of the High Country which includes Watauga County. Approximately 20 to 30 meals were served. In 2021 over 6,000 meals will be prepared by 5 teams. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bread of Life teams have continued to serve the community by dropping off meals or purchasing meals from F.A.R.M. Café’. The need continues to grow and more volunteers are needed and welcomed to join a team. It is one day per month, a small time commitment that serves so many. It is truly an act of love. Please contact Sue Wilders (828-355-9751) or the parish office ( and we will connect you with a team leader.
The Society of St. Andrew is hosting an apple gleaning and welcoming volunteers in Boone to support our local food pantries on Monday, October 4th at 5:15PM. To learn more, or to RSVP (required to participate), contact Julie Sutton ( 
2021 Tour of Homes Grants Letter from Loy McGill
This year’s virtual Tour of Homes and on-line Auction received over $64,000 to fund grant requests from 24 area non-profit agencies. All agencies participating in the Tour grant process received support; the total amount requested from all organizations was $103,200. Available funds were applied equitably over these groups based on demonstrated need with an emphasis placed on initiatives committed to supporting individuals and families in the health and human services sectors.

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Responding to Natural Disaster
Our nation is experiencing multiple natural disasters, from fires on the West Coast to hurricanes in the Southeast to the pandemic that is ravaging communities from shore to shore. Wondering how you can help? Episcopal Relief & Development (ERD) is the compassionate response of The Episcopal Church to human suffering in the world. Learn more about efforts to respond to these crises and find out how you can support and participate in important work being done by Episcopalians at
Rector's Forum and Lemonade on the Lawn

As we respond to the increase in COVID-19 cases throughout our community by seeking to limit large gatherings outside of public worship, the Rector’s Forum and Lemonade on the Lawn are suspended until further notice.  

Daily Morning Prayer
(In-Person and Online)

Morning Prayer is offered each weekday, Monday-Friday, at 8:30AM in the Church.

Morning Prayer is offered at 7:30AM via Zoom on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Contact Owene Courtney ( for more information and for Zoom log-in information. 

Online Giving to St. Mary of the Hills

Thank you for your continued generous support of St. Mary of the Hills!
Gifts can also be received via mail at P.O. Box 14 Blowing Rock, NC 28605.

Joe Raulerson, Financial Secretary, can speak with you about setting up recurring payments to fulfill your pledge. You may reach him via e-mail at

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