Whether you haven't been to church in a long time, if you're brand new to Christianity, or if you're comfortably part of another religious tradition, you are welcome to come visit St. Mary's Church. Here's what you can expect at our services:
We are a welcoming community. You are welcome to join us each week in worship, prayer, and fellowship. We hope that St. Mary's becomes as special to you as it is to us. We live into our baptismal covenant in community together, and we invite all to join with us. You can expect respect and care from us, and respect in both word and deed for everyone present is our only expectation.
How you dress is an expression of your individuality. It’s up to you what you wear to church. Some come dressed in their “Sunday best” while others prefer more casual attire such as jeans and a nice shirt. The same goes for children. We invite you and your family to dress in whatever way you feel is comfortable and appropriate for worship and fellowship in community.
Children of all ages are welcome. Yes, we mean it. We feel that children learn to love and worship God alongside their parents and in community, and so they are always welcome in our worship services.
Our services include lots of sitting, standing, kneeling, singing, praying, reciting, and greeting one another. You are welcome to participate as much or as little in the service as you feel comfortable or motivated. Also, if standing or kneeling for periods of time is difficult for you, feel free to remain seated.
Worship in the Episcopal Church is liturgical. We seek to worship in our body, mind, and spirit, in forms and practices that connect us back to the earliest Christian communities. In our worship services, we read scripture together, we encourage one another in our Christian life, we sing hymns, we pray for one another and for the world, we greet one another in peace, and we share in the feast of the Lord's Table. Our worship is outlined in The Book of Common Prayer, a prayer book used throughout the Anglican Communion in various forms since the 1549. It strives to connect our worship to ancient rites celebrated by the earliest Christian communities with the needs and sensibilities of contemporary life.
All baptized Christians are welcome to come to the altar and receive Communion. It is neither required that you be an Episcopalian, nor that you be a member of St. Mary's Church. However, if you don't feel comfortable receiving Communion, you are welcome to remain seated, or even to come forward to receive a blessing from the Priest. To do this, simply cross your arms across your chest as an indication you are seeking a blessing.
Following the 10:30 service on Sundays people meet in the Fellowship Hall at the back of the church to socialize, enjoy a cup of coffee, hot cocoa, fruit punch, and light refreshments. Every first Sunday of the month we share a potluck meal together after the service. Feel free to stick around after the service and meet the clergy and other parish members.
For a fantastic preview of the style of our services, go to https://how2charist.com/ for free videos explaining our style of worship.
50 W 200 N, Provo, UT 84601
We're located near Smith's Food and Drug in Provo. Feel free to park your car in the lot on the west side of our building and enter the church through the large red doors on the south side. (801) 373-3090