On May 16, 2020, the Episcopal Diocese of El Camino Real sent out the diocesan plan for reentering our church.  This news was met with hopeful anticipation and while seeing it in print took some of the wind out of our sails, we know we are in good hands with Kristine as our Rector and with our Diocese.  You can find the current plan here.

As we travel this road together, we will continue Sunday services and coffee hours held via Zoom. We have created an online service bulletin and are trying new things like adding music and toddler time before the service via Zoom. Christian Social Concerns and I-HELP ministries continue to follow ever-changing guidelines to assist the hungry. We will continue to increase our online outreach through the website, blogging, email, and Facebook.  We have gone live with our very own YouTube channel!  The Vestry, Youth Group, Spiritual Writing, Prayer Shawl, Celtoids, and other groups continue to meet via Zoom as well. We are the church!

Check out Kristine’s insightful blog at https://kristineajohnson0.wixsite.com/peripateticpreacher/blog

You need not be a member to see what we post on Facebook.  If you see something you like, please like it and share!  https://www.facebook.com/StMarysPG/

St. Mary’s YouTube can be found here, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYE3NbLeSi-lKcgMCXYWE0A or by searching for StMarysPG in YouTube.

Watch for the service and coffee hour Zoom link in the Weekly Reminders email, sent each Thursday evening, or email news@stmarysbythesea.org

If you’re not getting the weekly emails and would like to, send your name and email address to news@stmarysbythesea.org and we’ll be happy to add you.  Also, send us information to include in the emails and on the website.

As a reminder, the website address is www.stmarysbythesea.org.  You’ll find past issues of Times and Tides, news, information about St. Mary’s and its ministries, sermons, and links to other online services in our diocese and Washington National Cathedral.