At St. Mary’s we seek to live out our faith by following Galatians 6:2: “Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.”
When a member of our parish is ill or in need, the community pitches in to support them. These are some of the ministries that St. Mary’s parishioners participate in regularly.
Pastoral Care and Emergencies
If you are ill or hospitalized and in need of a visit contact the office Monday – Friday between 9 am and 4 pm. Contact the clergy directly after hours and on weekends.
- Church Office: 707-255-0991
- The Rev. Robin Denney: 805-835-8538
- The Rev. Don Callison: 707-287-2000
Our rector, Robin, loves meeting with newcomers, so please contact us to set up a time to chat. Gatherings for newcomers and introductory classes about the Episcopal Church are scheduled periodically; please contact the office for information.
Invite Welcome Connect
Guided by the gospel imperative to “Go and make disciples of all nations,” the ministry of Invite Welcome Connect equips and empowers individuals and congregations to practice evangelism, hospitality, and connection to each other and the community at large.
All our church leaders, staff, and volunteers who work with children, vulnerable adults, or who visit folks in a pastoral capacity are background checked and trained. We follow strict policy to protect children and adults from abuse, and require any group that uses our facility to follow the same policies. Throughout the pandemic we have valued the advice and support of medical professionals who have helped to keep us safe and prevent the transmission of disease.
Pastoral Care and Stephen Ministry
We have a trained pastoral care team to support church and community members in times of crisis or grief. They work alongside our clergy to support our parishioners who are going through difficult times in their lives. You can contact the pastoral care team’s confidential email [email protected]
The Sunshine Ministry volunteers send monthly notes, birthday and holiday cards to those who are experiencing difficult times, housebound, ill and in mourning.
Our Eucharistic Visitors are trained, and bring communion to folks at their homes, who are not able to come to church. To sign up to receive a visit, please contact us.
There are times when our prayers just don’t seem to be enough. St. Mary’s Prayer Chain can help that. This dedicated group of people will pray for you and/or your loved ones. A phone call will begin the chain. Members of the ministry will pray for whomever you request and call the next person on the list to continue the chain. Usually they continue prayers for a week. It depends on your request. If you don’t know who to call to begin the chain, please call the office and they will be glad to help you. Please don’t hesitate, the members are here to help and believe in the power of prayer. If you feel called to support our church family through prayer, please contact us for more information.