News events (archived):
March 3 Choral Evensong at 5 p.m., followed by supper
March 24 Palm Sunday at 11 a.m.
March 28 Maundy Thursday at 6 p.m.
March 29 The Way of the Cross at 6 p.m.
March 31 The Sunday of the Resurrection (Easter) at 11 a.m.
February 4 Every Church Woman Meeting at 10 a.m.
February 12 Pancake Supper at 6 p.m.
February 13 Ash Wednesday Service at 6 p.m.
January 7 Every Church Woman Meeting at 10 a.m.
January 9 Bishop's Visit/Confirmation/Reception
January 10 Mid-Week Eucharist and Healing at 10 a.m.
January 20 Cake and Coffee honoring The Rev. Stephen Mazingo
December 3 Every Church Woman Meeting at 10 a.m.
December 9 Christmas Party Luncheon at noon
December 13 Mid-Week Eucharist at 11.30 a.m.
December 16 Lessons and Carols Service at 11 a.m.
December 24 Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 6 p.m.
November 4 Reformation Sunday at 11 a.m.
November 5 Every Church Woman Meeting at 10 a.m.
November 8 Mid-Week Eucharist and Healing at 11:30 a.m.
October 1 ECW Meeting at 10 a.m.
October 4 Blessing of the Animals at 5:30 p.m.
October 24 Low Country Seafood Boil Supper at 6 p.m.
September 10 Every Church Woman Meeting at 10 a.m.
September 13 Mid-Week Eucharist and Healing at 11:30 a.m.
September 19 Men's Prayer Lunch at noon
August 9 Mid-Week Eucharist and Healing at 11:30 a.m.
August 12 Feast of St. Mary, Service and Luncheon
July 12 Mid-Week Eucharist and Healing at 11:30 a.m.
July 18 Covered Dish Supper (Speaker from Trinity Center)
June 3 Trinity Sunday at 11 a.m.
June 14 Mid-Week Eucharist and Healing at 11:30 a.m.
May 27 The Day of Pentecost at 11 a.m.
May 20 Ascension Sunday at 11 a.m.
May 7 Every Church Woman Meeting at 10 a.m.
May 13 Intergenerational Christian Education Class
April 1 Palm Sunday at 11 a.m.
April 5 Maundy Thursday at 6 p.m.
April 6 Good Friday and Way of the Cross at 6 p.m.
April 8 Easter Sunday at 11 a.m.
April 12 Mid-Week Eucharist and Healing at 11:30 a.m.
March 5 Every Church Woman Meeting at 10 a.m.
March 11 Evensong Service
by St. James Parish musicians and choir at 5 p.m.
March 11 Soup and Sandwich Dinner after Evensong
March 14 Men's Prayer Lunch at noon
March 15 Mid-Week Eucharist and Healing at 11:30 a.m.
March 18 Baptism of James Bear Thompson at 11 a.m.
March 25 Intergenerational Christian Education Class at 10 a.m.
February 6 Every Church Woman Meeting at 10 a.m.
February 8 Men's Prayer Lunch at noon
February 21 Pancake Supper at 6 p.m.
January 7 The Epiphany service at 11 a.m.
January 9 Every Church Woman Meeting at 10 a.m.
January 11 Men's Prayer Lunch at noon
January 12 Mid-Week Eucharist and Healing at 11:30 a.m.
January 22 Bishop's Luncheon after church
December 5 Every Church Woman Meeting at 10 a.m.
December 11 Intergenerational Sunday School at 10 a.m.
Christmas Party at noon
December 14 Men's Prayer Breakfast
November 6 All Saints' Sunday
November 7 Every Church Woman Meeting at 10 a.m.
November 27 Season of Advent begins
October 1 Blessing of the Animals at 10 a.m.
October 3 Every Church Woman Meeting at 10 a.m.
October 12 Low Country Seafood Bog dinner at 6 p.m.
October 30 Reformation Sunday
September 12 Every Church Woman Meeting at 10 a.m.
August 14 Feast of St. Mary service at 11 a.m.
July 17 Graduate Recognition service at 11 a.m.
June 2 Luncheon for The Wounded Warrior Battalion
May 2 Every Church Woman Meeting at 10 a.m.
April 4 Every Church Woman Meeting at 10 a.m.
April 17 Palm Sunday service at 11 a.m.
April 21 Maundy Thursday service at 6 p.m.
April 22 Good Friday service at 6 p.m.
April 24 Easter Sunday service at 11 a.m.
March 8 Pancake Supper at 6 p.m.
March 9 Ash Wednesday service at 6 p.m.
February 7 Every Church Woman Meeting at 10 a.m.
February 11 A Night of Wine and Roses at 6 p.m.
January 3 Every Church Woman Meeting at 10 a.m.
January 16 Luncheon in Honor of Bishop Daniel
December 5 Annual Congregational Meeting after the morning service
December 7 Every Church Woman Meeting at 6:30 p.m.
December 12 Christmas Luncheon
December 24 Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, Rite II
December 26 Christmas Festival of Lessons and Music at 11 a.m.
November 2 Every Church Woman Meeting at 6:30 p.m.
October 4 Blessing of the Animals at 5:30 p.m.
October 5 Every Church Woman Meeting at 6:30 p.m.
October 13 Fish Fry Supper at 6:30 p.m.
September 7 Every Church Woman Meeting at 6:30 p.m.
September 22 Vestry Retreat between St. Mary's and St. James at 5:30 p.m.
August 15 Feast of St. Mary's and Mission Sunday with luncheon
June 1 Every Church Woman Meeting at 6:30 p.m.
May 4 Every Church Woman Meeting at 6:30 p.m.
May 13 Luncheon for The Wounded Warrior Battalion
May 15 SpringFest
April 6 Every Church Woman Meeting at 6:30 p.m.
March 2 Every Church Woman Meeting at 6:30 p.m.
February 2 Every Church Woman Meeting at 6:30 p.m.
February 4-6 127th Diocesan Convention in New Bern
February 16 Pancake Supper at 6:30 p.m.
February 17 at 6:30 p.m. Ash Wednesday Service
January 5 Every Church Woman Meeting at 6:30 p.m.
December 1 Every Church Woman Meeting at 6:30 p.m.
December 4 Wine and Cheese Tasting
December 13 Christmas Party
December 24 Christmas Eve Holy Eucharist
December 27 The Festival of Lessons and Music
November 22 Thompson Child and Family Focus collection
November 8 UTO Sunday
October 3 Blessing of the Animals Service
October 6 Every Church Woman Meeting at 6:30 p.m.
October 14, 2009 Fish Fry
September 3, 2009 3rd Annual Burgaw Annual Golf Classic
September 1, 2009 Every Church Woman Meeting at 6:30 p.m.
August 20, 2009 ECW Gathering at the Trinity Center.
August 12, 2009 The Feast of St. Mary's Holy Eucharist and Supper
August 2009: Soles4Souls collection of newly and gently worn shoes for those who need help
July 26, 2009: Hymn Sing - Celebration Worship Service of Member's Favorite Hymns
June 28, 2000 Confirmation Sunday and Bishop's Luncheon
May 16, 2009
St. Mary's Church - ECW Booth at Pender County Spring Festival
May 14, 2009
St. Mary's Church - Pig Pickin' for the Wounded Warrior Battalion
May 13, 2009 at 6:30 p.m.
St. Mary's Church - Pot Luck Supper
December 5, 2008
St. Mary's Church - An Episcopal-Lutheran Community.
First Annual Holiday Wine & Cheese Tasting
Date: Friday, December 5, 2008
Time: 06.00 PM - 08.00 PM.
Location: St. Mary's Church Parish Hall, 506 South McNeil Street, Burgaw NC 28425
Please join us for an Evening of Wine Tasting.
Tickets are: $15 per person & $25 per couple.
Tickets include: wine tasting and heavy hors d'oeuvres!
Puchase of ticket by:
Annette Olesen at 675 2705
Bettie Phelps at 259 6552
Kristin McFarland at 398 2762 or
Candice Alexander email@example.com
Proceeds will benefit:
The St. Mary's Church and EWC (EveryChurch Woman) in their support
of local charities and community outreach.
Sponsors: "Noni Bacca Winery" and "Princess House".
November 16, 2008:
Special Dedications on November 16:
During worship on sunday, November 16,
we will dedicate two wonderful gifts
for St. Mary's Church.
The first is a beautiful new banner created
for our Centennial Celebration.
The second is a gift of pew cushions,
given in loving memory of
Eloise Bowling McGill by her family.
Please join us
as we thank God for these gifts!.
Mid-week Eucharist services
on October 16 and 23 have been canceled.
Will resume on Thursday, October 30, 2008.
A memorial service for Joe Lowell
at St. Mary's Church will be Sunday, October 26 at 1.00 PM.
Our annual Fish Fry 2008
Sponsored by the men of the church.
This wednesday, October 15, 2008 at 6.30 PM.
A part-time Administrative Assistant.
St. Mary's Church is accepting applications
for a part-time Administrative Assistant.
Applicants may Email their resumes to Senior Warden Pat Casaw
at firstname.lastname@example.org or
mail them to the church's post office box.
Applications will be accepted until October 12, 2008.
August 24: Dedication of the Children’s Cross
St. Mary’s Church dedicated a new processional cross during our worship on August 24.
In case you missed it, the bulletin details are reprinted below.
The Children's Cross has been constructed throughout the summer by our Sunday School children.
The Cross represents the contribution of the children of St. Mary's to our Centennial Celebration.
The cross is called a “tintinnabulum”, which means “little bell”. The definition of “tintinnabulation” from Webster's Dictionary means “the ringing source of bells”.
The cross is made from poplar wood and, with the bells and ribbons, weighs approximately ten pounds. The ribbons were donated by members of the parish, as were some of the bells.
There are 101 bells on the cross. One for each year of St. Mary’s history and one for the future.
The cross was designed and built by Robbie Powell and Rick Alexander at Rocky Point Mobile Services welding and machine shop. (Rick is Danielle’s father.) Annette and the children have been working on the cross for the past two months.
They are excited to contribute to St. Mary’s Centennial Celebration and would like to thank everyone who helped them.
The children who participated in creating the cross include:
Danielle Alexander - Kyra Corcoran - Quinn Corcoran
Amberlyn DuBois - Nova Martin - Samuel Scarborough
Chip Swinson - Andrew Zygmunt - Anna Zygmunt
St. Mary's Church welcomes Father Dan Macgill as its new priest-in-charge.
St. Mary's Church, an Episcopal-Lutheran Community, is pleased to announce the arrival of its new priest, Father Dan Macgill.
Father Macgill's first Sunday at St. Mary's Church was April 13, 2008.
Father Macgill is a Virginia native and a graduate of Hampton-Sydney College. After teaching in the public school system for three years, he worked with his family's petroleum business for more than two decades.
He finished four years of seminary training in 1996 and was ordained as an Episcopal priest in 1997.
Father Macgill served as the chaplain for Snowshoe Mountain Resort in West Virginia. He also served as priest-in-charge at the Chapel on the Mount in Snowshoe, WV and for St. John's Episcopal Church in Marlinton, WV.
Father Macgill is married to Sybil Owen Macgill of Greensboro, NC. They have four children and six grandchildren. The Macgills currently live in Wilmington, NC.
Preparing to say 'Adieu'
It is with mixed emotions that the congregation of St. Mary's prepares to say "Good Bye and Thank You" to Rev. Lawrence Baietti for his time with us. Father B. has led us successfully through very challenging times and great changes in the life of parish.
Both he and his wife JoAnn wil be greatly missed.
We know that their family will be so happy when the anticipated move to Colorado which brings them closer to both their children and grandchildren.
We thank them and pray for their continuing good health and his ability to serve as God directs
During the season of Lent , each Sunday morning starting at 10:00 am, the Rev. L. Baietti is conducting an adult bible study in the St. Mary's fellowship Hall. The focus of the study is St. Paul's first letter to the Corinthians. It is open to all who wish to attend. The discussion, as always promises to be challenging, thought provoking and inspirational.
Tentative Schedule of Events*
August 13 - Wednesday - At 06.00 pm 'The Feast of St. Mary' will be celebrated with a Eucharistic
Service followed by a pot luck supper and a presentation describing the history of St.Mary’s Church.
September 14 - Sunday - 11.00 am Worship Service - A luncheon will follow Worship
with a presentation of the history of St Mary’s Episcopal Church Women (ECW).
October 4 - Saturday - 10.00 am - at St. Mary's Parking Lot - Blessing of the animals
October 15 - Wednesday - 6.30 pm - Men’s Fish Fry with a presentation of men’s missions
throughout the history of St. Mary’s, including the construction of the current church building.
November 2 - Sunday - 11.00 am - Lutheran Sunday Service.
Special Guest - The Rev. Philip Tonnesen, Representing the NC Lutheran Synod.
November 9 - Sunday - 11.00 am Worship Service - Special music by the
East Carolina University choir and a recognition of past acolytes and crucifers
who will describe the impact of this ministry on their lives.
Sunday, November 23 - 11.00 am Worship Service - Day of Centennial Celebration with special
guests from the Diocese of East Carolina, The Lutheran Synod, and greetings from other
congregations. A special luncheon celebration will be held at the Heritage Center in Burgaw.
December 2nd, 2007:
First Lutheran Service held at our church. We will worship for the first time as “St. Mary’s Church: an Episcopal-Lutheran Community.” Our liturgy will be Setting Four from the new hymnal, Evangelical Lutheran Worship. We will welcome The Rev. Robert Hudak, Rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Greenville as our guest preacher, and the ECU Episcopal Campus Ministry Choral Singers will provide special music. A celebratory luncheon prepared by our ECW will be held after worship. Please join us for worship at 11:00AM and bring a friend!