St. Mary of the Hills
Episcopal Church

June 17, 2021
Words to Ponder

“Jesus said, ‘Pray then in this way,
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name.
Your kingdom come.
Your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And do not bring us to the time of trial,
but rescue us from the evil one.’”
-Matthew 6.9-13

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Latest News from St. Mary of the Hills

Daily Morning Prayer
Morning Prayer is once again being offered each weekday, Monday-Friday, at 8:30AM in the Church. Masks and distancing continue to be required. All are welcome!

The Nativity of St. John the Baptist

Holy Eucharist will be offered on Thursday, June 24th, at 12:00PM in observance of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist.  All are welcome!
Burial Eucharist for Jim Ayoub 

Long-time St. Mary’s parishioner Jim Ayoub died in December 2020 in Florida.  A Burial Eucharist will be offered on Friday, June 25th, at 11:00AM with interment to follow in the Mary Garden.  
Tour of Homes 2021

This year’s Tour of Homes will once again be virtual! Four unique homes will be showcased in this year's video, available online in July. Visit to learn more.
Discipleship Group(s)
These groups follow a format designed by The Restoration Project, guiding participants through the seven disciplines which need to be followed and regularly restored in order to walk the path of discipleship.  If you are interested in joining a discipleship group or in putting one together, contact Owene Courtney at to learn more about this beautiful way of living as the Body of Christ, the Beloved Community on the journey of a disciple. 
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.

10:10 Service Returns
Beginning Sunday, July 4, Holy Eucharist will once again be offered at 8:00AM and 10:10AM each Sunday. Christian Formation will once again be offered at 9:00AM.

Limited Parish Office Hours

The parish office will be open with limited hours next week. The office will be staffed with volunteers on Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00am-12:00pm. 

This Sunday
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The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
June 20, 2021

Holy Eucharist
at 8:00AM and 11:00AM

Livestreamed 11:00AM

Sunday Coffee Minute

Join us at 10:00AM each Sunday morning for a Coffee Minute via Zoom. This is a great opportunity to reconnect with old friends and cultivate new relationships. All are welcome! Use the button below to connect. The password is 'coffee'.
A Story from Godly Play

Online Giving to St. Mary of the Hills

Thank you for your continued generous support of St. Mary of the Hills!

Even as we practice social distancing and refrain from gathering for the health and safety of one another, the mission and ministry of the Church is ongoing - Worship, Christian Formation, and Outreach to our community continue in this season.

Please continue to remember us with your generous financial support.
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