Sunday Holy Eucharist
7:45 am & 10:00 am
Weekdays Daily Office
9:00 am & 5:00 pm
Thursday Healing Service
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Saint Mary's Episcopal Church
in Wayne, PA
Love of God...Love of Neighbor, Friend, and Stranger Alike
Our Mission: God is calling the people of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Wayne, Pennsylvania to follow Jesus’ teaching to love God with all our hearts, souls and minds; and to love our neighbor as ourselves. Therefore we love and embrace each other, friend and stranger alike in worship, service and prayer
as we seek to live in and share God’s Word.
– Adopted by the St. Mary’s Vestry, May 2015
Sunday Mornings in Lent
Sunday Mornings Beginning February 18, we will begin a 4-part series on the Nicene Creed with visiting Eastern University professor Dr. Phillip Cary. Dr. Cary has just published a book on the Nicene Creed, and we are eagerly anticipating this course with him meeting 2/18, 2/25, 3/10 and 3/17 at 9 am. If you would like to purchase a book please see Mtr. Lucy Ann.
Monday - Bible Study
Monday morning Bible study meets on Zoom at 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
We are now reading The Second Letter of Peter together.
After reading from the Scripture, we discuss the passage to discover its relevance for lives today. All are always welcome to join us as we “read, mark, learn and inwardly digest” the meaning. If you have any questions, feel free to speak with Twila, Erlis or Mother Lucy Ann.
Please consider joining us as we explore the Scriptures. Start the New Year with the Bible, and you’ll be in good company!
11:00 am. Zoom meeting link HERE
Meeting ID: 832 4824 9414
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Wednesday Nights Lenten Suppers 6 pm
During Lent beginning February 21, we will share Soup and Supper at 6 pm, followed by a program,“Worship the Lord in the Beauty of His Holiness,” from 6:45-7:30. We will focus on Anglican hymnody and liturgical practice, and reflect on the ways in which beauty and formal ceremony lift our souls to God.
Wednesday - St. Mary's Book Club
The next meeting of the St. Mary’s Book Club will meet on Wednesday, February 14th at 2 p.m. at Jean Wetzel’s home.
We will read Shakespeare’s King Lear. On March 13th we will discuss Jane Smiley’s novel, A Thousand Acres.
On April 10th our selection is Once There Were Wolves by Charlotte McConaghy.
Please join us for delicious refreshments and lively discussion. Everyone is welcome, and you don’t even have to read the book to join us. For more information please contact Erlis Wickerhsam
Wednesdays and Saturdays - Noah's Ark Thrift Shop
10 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Noah’s Ark Thrift Shop is CLOSED until Wednesday, March 6 for our spring season.
Noah's Ark fulfills the mission of St. Mary's by clothing the needy, and providing affordable second-hand clothing and household items to the community.
Thursday Mornings 10:30am - Memento Mori, Funeral Planning
Mother Lucy Ann will offer a program this Lent on the practical preparations for our passage from this life into the Greater Life. There will be an opportunity to make a selection of the music, hymns and readings you’d like to have at your own funeral service. We will have a funeral director visit with us; someone will help us make a living will and an advance directive; and a grief counselor and hospice nurse will teach us about the stages of death and dying. We will begin at 10:30 am in the Navajo Room.
Thursday Evenings - The Stations of the Cross will be offered on Thursdays in Lent in the church at 5:30pm, beginning February 15. All are welcome.
Saturday - Lenten Programs begin February 17
Saturday February 17, We will explore the theme, “Worship the Lord in the Beauty of His Holiness,” considering religious art and beauty in the Anglican tradition, and how it feeds our souls at St. Mary’s. We will meet in the sanctuary of St. Mary’s from 9:30-11:30; with a simple soup and sandwich lunch to follow.
HEADS UP AND SAVE THE DATES!
Lenten Quiet Morning Saturday, February 17
Visit to see Ladysitting at the Arden Theatre Co., February 27
Annual Parish Meeting, Sunday March 3rd
Holy Week Begins, March 24
Easter Sunday is March 31
Programs during Lent are Planned
“Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” In keeping with the ancient monastic Lenten discipline “memento mori,” Mother Lucy Ann would like to offer a program this Lent on the practical preparations for our passage from this life into the Greater Life. There will be an opportunity to make a selection of the music, hymns and readings you’d like to have at your own funeral service. We will have a funeral director visit with us; someone will help us make a living will and an advance directive; and a grief counselor and hospice nurse will teach us about the stages of death and dying. Time and dates to be announced. Please let Mother Lucy Ann know of your interest and speak with her if you have any questions or concerns.
Lenten Suppers on Wednesday Nights
It’s hoped we can share Lenten Suppers on Wednesday nights during Lent if there is enough interest. Soup and Supper at 6 will be followed by a program from 6:45-7:30. The schedule will allow time for Fellowship and Christian Formation before Choir rehearsal, with program still to be announced. Let Mother Lucy Ann know of any subjects which you would particularly like to be addressed!
The Annual Parish Meeting will take place Sunday, March 3rd immediately following the 10 am service in the Father Greene Room when we will approve the 2024 budget,elect new Vestry members, and review the 2023 reports from our diverse ministry groups. There will be a potluck lunch served. A sign up sheet for the potluck is available on the bulletin board in the Parish Hall. If you would like to serve on the Vestry, please speak with Mother Lucy Ann or Neal Fulton, Senior Warden.
St. Mary's has been on the corner of Lancaster and Louella Avenue for over a hundred years. St. Mary’s and the village of Wayne grew up together. If you like, you can find a historical account of that growth HERE, but please know, our focus is not on our past, but rather it is on the church of the 21st century. As an Episcopal Church, we love our liturgy. We will pray and sing and learn together through liturgy that honors God and feeds our soul. When you come visit, we will welcome you with open arms. As we grow in our relationship, we will hold your hand and cry with you if you are sick or distressed, and we will rejoice with you as you celebrate life's milestones. We will challenge you to learn more about God and how God will reconcile the world back unto himself. And we will prepare you to go out into the world and proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Answers to frequently asked questions about St. Mary's liturgy, customs and our facility.