8:00 am | Contemplative Holy Eucharist
9:00 am | Holy Eucharist with Band
10:30 am | Holy Eucharist with Choir
Nursery care available from 8:45 to 12:00
Christian education for children during both services
Coffee Hour to follow each service
2019 Vacation Bible School
A Noah’s Ark themed Vacation Bible School program will be held at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 10630 Gravelly Lake Drive SW, Lakewood, WA 98499 on July 22-26 from 9:00 am to 12 noon daily with a celebration program on Sunday, July 28th at the 10:30 am morning worship service.
The program is open to all children 3 years of age (must be potty trained) through 6th grade. Donations are appreciated ($15 recommended per child). The deadline for registration is July 8th. Registration forms are available at the church (hours 10 am – 3:00 pm,Tues-Fri), email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to our website at www.stmaryslw.org or call 253-588-6621
The Rainbow is a beautiful reminder to us that God keeps his promises!!
AN EXCERPT FROM THE June 1958 Architectural Record
“ A special concern in many Episcopal churches today is that the altar, which is the central point in the worship service, should be central also in the church itself. The “church in the round”, often suggested, offers many problems more difficult to resolve psychologically, perhaps, than architecturally. The original concept of St. Mary’s was round, with a centrally placed altar; but the final rectangular plan, which avoids facing one section of the congregation with another, solves the problem of making the altar the dominant point in the church and of bringing the congregation closer to the altar itself. It does the first by raising the altar on a free, open platform, and the second by making the church unusually wide (56 ft) for its length (88 ft.) The choir is in the rear of the church, a satisfactory solution both musically and liturgically, since it leaves the altar unchallenged for attention at the chancel end. The nave seats 400; the narthex provides for 125 more. The structural frame of laminated wood beams and columns makes possible a form and a space which, together with the materials used (principally resawn cedar, left natural). The soft blue color of the carpet and the natural daylight admitted through the two triangular skylights over the altar, produce the “atmosphere of reverence so much sought and so seldom achieved in today’s churches.”
Robert Billsbrough Price, Architect
Worthen & Wang, electrical and Mechanical Engineers
Korsmo Brothers, General Contractors
This class is excellent for beginners, those in injury recovery, or anyone needing stretching and breathing exercises. This practice does not involve getting up and down from the floor. The class is appropriate for all levels of fitness. The poses and moves are simple and they will promote flexibility, balance, strength, increased range of motion, and muscle tension release.
When: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3-4pm
Where: St. Mary’s (10630 Gravelly Lake Dr. SW, Lakewood WA)
Cost: $10 drop-in or $50 per month
Contact: Mary Jean Fischer | 808-354-4313 | www.maryjeanfischer.com
Here is our very own Maria Gonzalez addressing the House of Bishops at Convention: