We invite you to learn more about our Parish as we search for a new rector!
Great and Holy God, You look with favor on your servants and call us blessed. Pour out your grace upon St. Mary’s church.
Open our doors to welcome you; open our minds to understand you, open our hearts to love you.
Raise up a Rector who will care for your people, equip us for our ministries, and bind us together in your love. Grant that we may walk with you in the Way of Love and reflect your goodness and light always.
This we pray in the promise of your Son, our savior Jesus Christ.
Worship with Us
In Person and Online
Join the St. Mary’s live stream worship service every Sunday at 10:00 AM
Once the live service has concluded the video will be available later to watch on our YouTube channel.
Download the bulletin and watch previous services on the video archive page.
Wherever you are on the spiritual journey there is a place for you at St. Mary’s. Whether you are a casual visitor, someone seeking a spiritual home, or a member of the congregation, this website is for you. Please take time to explore and we hope to see you soon!
Worship leaders are called upon each Sunday to serve alongside clergy, musicians and others to make the experience rich and diverse for those in attendance. Each voice adds... [Click on picture for additional information.]
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The collection plate is made available during each service. Vestry members have been tasked with processing the checks, cash and coins due to the confidential nature... [Click on picture for additional information.]
In person coffee hour will resume in the Parish Hall. Gathering for refreshments following worship is important to our connection to others while safety, simplicity and cleanliness... [Click on picture for additional information.]
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INTERIM DIRECTOR OF MUSIC
The Director of Music is responsible for establishing a robust and inspiring music program in at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Lakewood, WA. This Director plans and prepares music, plays the organ/piano accompaniment during worship services, directs the Parish Choir*, plays, sings and directs the Worship Team*. Reports to Interim Priest. *Choir direction and/or Worship Team participation and leadership may be excluded from this position with reduction of base salary. Three/eighths time position; $20,000 annual salary.
St. Mary’s has a rich history but has aged and shrunk considerably, especially since the Covid pandemic. It is also in a search for a new Rector who will be charged with oversight of worship and music. Currently it is offering one Sunday service with a blend of traditional hymnody, liturgical music and praise music. This interim position description, duties, and hours will be subject to review, renewal, and expansion upon negotiation with the new Rector, mid 2022.
Contact Rev. Andrew Cooley, Interim Priest.Contact Rev. A. Cooley
Zoom-Morning Prayer 10:00 AM
Mon, July 04 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Find peace and centering for your week ahead.
Reflections AA Group
Mon, July 04 2022 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Zoom # 493 413 574 with password 494 703.
Feeling lost, afraid and just not sure where to turn? Reflections is an introspective approach to AA and is open to everyone who needs support and help.
Our zoom meeting # 493 413 574 with password 494 703.Please contact Ray Robinson at 253-376-5404 for more information or to join. Loren Osier is also available to answer questions, especially those asked by women at 253-507-0063 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Zoom-Bible Study for All
Tue, July 05 2022 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Bible Study for all has returned to gathering in person on Tuesday mornings at 8 am. Group meets in the Parish Hall with social distancing. A Zoom option and is still available. A reminder notice goes out to all Tuesday morning at 7 AM.
Topic: A study and discussion of the scripture readings for the upcoming Sunday.
Tue, July 05 2022 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
“Be still and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10 with Rev. Paul Rietmann
Parish Post-Information/Articles due
Wed, July 06 2022 12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
If you have information to share, make an announcment or write an article. Copy is due to the editor by Noon each Wednesday at email@example.com
The Diocese and Beyond
Reading, Music, and Ministry
There are many resources available to us that provide information, workshops, studies, activities within the Diocese or music and national ministries beyond. Included in the Parish Post and located on the website will be a series of links to connect you locally or around the world.