St. Mary’s offers a varieties of opportunites for adults to grow and live out their faith.
Adult Education and Bible Studies
The Alpha Course — a great place to learn the basics of the Christian Faith. Alpha at St. Mary’s is currently on hiatus… but it will return!
For more info click here.
Bible Studies for Men and Women — various Bible studies take place during the year designed to deepen our knowledge and understanding of God’s Word.
Men of Integrity — A Bible study and fellowship group for men, which will soon be reorganizing for the Fall.
Daughters of the King (DOK)
The Order of the Daughters of the King (DOK) is a spiritual sisterhood of women dedicated to a life of Prayer, Service and Evangelism. We have made a commitment to Jesus as our Savior, and we follow Him as Lord of our lives. We are an Order for women who are communicants of the Episcopal Church, churches in communion with it, or churches in the Historic Episcopate.
The DOK typically meet the first Sunday of each month at 9am.
For more information about the St. Mary’s chapter of the DOK, contact Linda Lynch, chapter president, by sending an email here.
To learn more about the national order of the DOK, click here.
Episcopal Church Women (ECW)
Every woman member of St. Mary’s automatically belongs to the ECW. The ECW plays an important role in the life the Church. St. Mary’s ECW helps plan and organize our Christmas and Summer Bazaars, our Chicken and Biscuits dinner, and other fundraising and service events during the year.
The ECW meets in the Parish Hall at 10AM on the second Monday of every month.
If you are interested in getting involved with the ECW, you can contact our President, Nancy Watts, by sending an email here.
The St. Mary’s Altar guild assists the rector by taking care of the set up and take down of the altar, and making sure the sacramental functions of the church are supported. This is an important ministry of the women of the church. For more information, contact one of the heads of our Altar Guild, Shirley Walker and Sandy Williams, by sending an email here.
Welcoming visitors and newcomers to St. Mary’s is a vital component of our outreach. Our Welcoming ministry includes greeting people when they arrive at Church, visiting newcomers after the service, praying for newcomers and more.
If you have a good voice and the courage to stand up in front of the congregation, then becoming a Lay Reader may be for you! Lay Readers help during the Sunday service by reading the Scriptures as assigned for the day.
Lay Eucharistic Ministers (LEM’s)
LEM’s visit St. Mary’s homebound parishioners and bring them Communion (pre-consecrated). They also may serve as chalice bearers during services. A license from the Diocese is required (Deacon Dave will help with this).
Our canning group began in the summer of 2008 and has met periodically. The goal of the group is to raise money through the sale of the canned goods for the support of St. Mary’s and other area ministries, including the Serendipity Food Pantry. Contact: Marika Jones
There are many opportunities to volunteer at St. Mary’s. These include:
- Community Fellowship Lunches
- Extra Helpings
- Serendipity Food Pantry of Lake Luzerne
- Alpha Dinners
- Sunday School Teaching
- and more…..!