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Worship In Person

2nd Saturday Church & Dinner

Saturday, July 13 at 5:00 p.m. in the Chapel (dinner in the Community Hall at 6:00 p.m.)

Join us for Second Saturday Church at 5:00 p.m. in the Chapel, with music by our 2nd Saturday band followed by hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, and sides.

Because of the expected heat, we will eat INDOORS after the service, with optional Shrine Mont-inspired activities outdoors:


T-shirt tie-dying for kids

Camp crafts

Rev. Jon’s telescope for viewing the heavens. The moon will be up!

We welcome all ages to this casual Saturday evening service and dinner. Please bring friends and family!

An RSVP for dinner helps us greatly with planning. Questions? Contact Susan McGuire.


Communion at Home: If you would like a pair of Eucharistic Visitors to bring Communion to your home once a month or once every other month, please contact the Church Office.

Drive-Thru Communion: If you are unable to come to church on Sunday, and would still like to receive Drive-Thru Communion in your car, please contact the Church Office at 703-938-6521 by Friday the week before.


Children’s Chapel during the 10:00 a.m. service

Before the gospel, children who would like to go are invited to follow the acolyte with the dove cross to the Chapel, where a children’s book about faith is read and time for conversation, prayer, and response is given. Children are returned to the Sanctuary for the Peace.

Nursery 9:30 a.m.–Noon

Childcare on Sundays for children through age 4 is available in the Nursery, located on the lower level below the Sanctuary.

Coffee and Fellowship Hour following the 10:00 a.m. service

Join us in the church Narthex for coffee and conversation. All are welcome for an informal fellowship hour—a chance to see one another and chat.

Sunday School for Pre-K thru 12th Grade is on summer hiatus.

Please watch this space for fall registration information.

Sunday School for Pre-K–6th Grade Learn more.

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (4-year olds and kindergarten)

Godly Play (1st–4th graders)

Faith in Action (5th and 6th graders)

Sunday School for 7th–12th Grade Learn more.

Middle School

High School

Worship is at the heart of our community. Our experience of God creates a sacred life which changes the way we live, treating ourselves and others with dignity. Fed at Christ’s table, we take that deep nourishment out into the world, recognizing Christ’s presence everywhere. All of our ministries are a response to the love of God we experience around the table. It is a profound claim on our hearts, minds and bodies.


Men’s Bible Study 6:45–7:45 a.m. on Zoom

Join us on Zoom early for coffee followed by our Bible study. Please contact the Rev. Jon Strand or Ray Wadlow to RSVP. We are using the Bible study guide from St. Stephen’s Richmond—found below—to start out. We will generally meet weekly, taking breaks for holidays and the summer.

Women’s Bible Study 6:45–7:45 a.m. on Zoom

Bible women, especially those who speak, are surprisingly bold! Join us as we explore their voices, many of whom have been silenced or forgotten. Please contact the Rev. Ann Gillespie for the Zoom link.

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Worship Ministry

Helping our community prepare for and celebrate all the services of our liturgical life.

Acolytes & Vergers:

All youth in grades 7 through 12 are encouraged to serve in the Acolyte Ministry. Acolytes not only grow spiritually by playing an active, meaningful role in the liturgies, but also develop tremendous leadership skills as they grow from being a young torch bearer to captain of their own team. School volunteer hours can also be earned. Vergers are committed lay people who assist the clergy in the conduct of public worship. Their varied tasks include recruiting, training and directing the acolytes, physical preparation of the worship space, coordination of lay ministers, ordering and marshaling of processions, as well as general safekeeping of the church building. Vergers are selected by the rector.

Digital Ministry:

Run the audio and video for services in the Sanctuary and help live stream and record services—which involves monitoring the sound and video systems to ensure proper volumes, camera coverage, recording and troubleshooting and possible video editing for recorded services. An important part of the ministry is facilitating holiday services which expand the audio and video capabilities throughout the church building to accommodate the increased number of parishioners attending those services.

Eucharistic Ministers:

As Eucharistic Minister, you will serve the chalice of consecrated wine at the altar during Holy Eucharist at Sunday and special services. Lead Eucharistic Ministers assist the Priest in the preparation and serving of the Holy Eucharist, lead the procession, and perform other duties during Saturday services.


Greet people as they arrive at the services and assist any newcomers to find what they might need after the service—an excellent way to help with a person’s journey of faith. All that is needed is a welcoming attitude and every other talent and essential knowledge will develop on its own.

Lectors & Intercessors:

Read the lessons and/or psalm for the day and offer the prayers of the people as assigned for each service.

Music Ministry:

The Adult Choir and Choristers serve on Sunday mornings and at other special services or events. The Chorister program uses the Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) training curriculum called Voice for Life.

St. Mary’s Altar Guild:

Members prepare the worship spaces for the gatherings of God’s people: Holy Eucharist, Evensong, Baptism, Weddings, Funerals, Taize, and special liturgies. We take care of the sacred vessels, linens, and vestments working in teams that rotate weekly. At Christmas and Easter we decorate the church in celebration of our lives together in Christ. The Altar Guild is open to all parishioners ages 14 and up. We will train you!


Provide assistance in seating, handing out bulletins, and other logistics for services.