“Blessed be God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit”
At Saints Martha and Mary you will find a welcoming worship tradition. Following the Book of Common Prayer, visitors will always find traditions that connect us to the wider church, but they will find contemporary approaches to the music and liturgy too, the music is diverse with both contemporary and traditional hymns carefully selected to have meaning for the week’s readings and the church season. For kids of all ages we offer story time. Come experience worship and Saints Martha and Mary and let us extend to you, our friendly greeting in Christ, “The Peace of the Lord be always with you.”
Epiphany in Times Like These
Welcome to the Season of Epiphany which comes after Christmas and before the beginning of Lent. It marks a time whent the Holy Spirit recognized and people began to notice the public ministry of Jesus.
This Sunday we mark the Baptism of our Lord in the River Jordan.
We too ask God's healing waters to pour over us and our divided nation now, to bring us a Spirit of unity and purpose to do God's work in the world.
Webster's Dictionary describes some other meanings of Epiphany, including: an intuitive grasp of reality through something (such as an event) usually simple and striking, or an illuminating discovery, realization, or disclosure. May we who have been through times we thought we would never see have a striking realization of how we need to change. Are we crazy to hope for a different path forward? There's a prayer we like that goes very much like this:
May God bless you with enough Foolishness …
to believe that you can make a difference in this world,
so that you can do
what others claim cannot be done.
May it be so with us. Amen.
Join us January 10. Our services are online on Sundays at 9:30 AM. We are gathering together virtually, rather than in-person, to do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19 until more people can be vaccinated. To obtain the Zoom link for the worship service simply email the webmaster prior to the service.
Happy New Year, and happy new ways in 2021.