St. Mary of the Hills
Episcopal Church

September 16, 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 Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
September 19, 2021

Holy Eucharist
8:00AM and 10:10AM

Livestream 10:10AM
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Latest News from St. Mary of the Hills

Tabletalk: Faith and Food

Wednesdays, 4:00-5:30PM
via Zoom

New Formation Offering beginning Wednesday, September 29!

Four weeks of classes, offered via Zoom, will look at some of our associations with food and with faith. At our first gathering we will bring a recipe, a kitchen tool, a movie or short story reference by which we will introduce ourselves to each other. The second week we will look at the book of Esther and the pivotal meal in her story. Then on week three we will watch the woman with the alabaster jar interrupt a dinner party. The fourth and final week will look at the meal of Jesus and his disciples which has shaped our worship. Woven throughout will be our own stories and the echoes of other table times with Jesus and the people of God. his four-week session is led by the Rev’d Dr. Linda Privitera, an artist, a teacher, a writer, a free-range chicken priest who frequently offers classes and retreats in the US and Canada. Contact to register.
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

Would You Like to be a Lector/Intercessor at St. Mary’s?

A vital part of our worship services at St. Mary’s is reading the lessons and leading the prayers of the people. If you would like to be part of this, contact Chip Myers (10:10 service) at or cell: 828-434-0038.
Save the Date

Blessing of the Animals

October 3, 2021

On Sunday afternoon, October 3, we will join with our neighbors from Rumple Memorial Presbyterian Church for the Annual Blessing of the Animals.
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
Flower Offering Opportunities

Is there an important person or a significant event happening in your life? Is there an upcoming birthday or anniversary you would like to honor? Sponsoring the flowers placed at the altar each week is a great way to offer thanks for life’s many gifts. Many dates are available for 2021. Please contact Greta Wilson, Parish Administrator, for more information and available dates.

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