Saint Mary's Anglican Church
6175 E. Kings Canyon Road
Fresno, California 93727
(559) 255-4883

 

 
 
"Come Worship the LORD in the Beauty of Holiness"
 
   

 

Welcome in the name of God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit

 

 

You're Invited

We invite you to come worship the LORD with us this week!

Our parish is blessed with wonderful church facilities that include a beautiful air-conditioned worship space that can accommodate 150 people, a small but functional Hospitality Room, an outdoor Memorial Garden for quiet reflective prayer, a Nursery, Sunday School classrooms, Youth Group space, a large Adult Christian Education / Bible Study Room, private Office and Conference space, a Playground, a Basketball Court, a large grass field, and ample parking. Our entire 4.5 acre church campus is handicap accessible.

Our 8:00am Sunday Morning Holy Eucharist celebration is a quiet and reflective service (no worship music) that lasts about an hour. Our 10:30am Sunday Morning Holy Eucharist celebration is more festive in that it includes a blend of Traditional Hymns and Contemporary Christian Music. This service lasts about an hour and a half and nursery care for infants and toddlers is available during the service. Our parish family is blessed to have a talented and dedicated Music Ministry Team who love to sing praises to Our Lord, and who also play various instruments including the beautiful Grand Piano located in our sanctuary. Coffee Fellowship in our Hospitality Room follows each worship service on Sunday.

Every Wednesday afternoon at 12:00pm we offer either a Holy Eucharist worship service or a Noontime Prayer worship service in the church. In place of a traditional sermon or homily we have a relaxed discussion on the Scripture lessons appointed for the day. These service lasts 30-60 minutes.

Fridays during Advent and Lent we offer Evening Prayer in the Church at 6:30pm. The Service of Evening Prayer, also known as Evensong and/or Vespers, lasts 30-45 minutes. 

All baptized Christians who are prepared to receive the precious Body and Blood of Christ are welcome to receive Holy Communion in our Church. The following exhortation offers guidance for receiving Holy Communion in our church. "Dearly beloved in the Lord: if you intend to come to the Holy Communion of the Body and Blood of our Savior Jesus Christ, you must consider how Saint Paul, in his Letter to the Corinthians, exhorts us all diligently to examine ourselves before we presume to eat of that Bread, and drink of that Cup. For as the benefit is great, if we receive that holy Sacrament with a truly penitent heart and lively faith; spiritually eating the flesh of Christ and drinking his blood, so that we might be made one with Christ and he with us; so also is the danger great, if we receive the same unworthily. For then we become guilty of profaning the Body and Blood of Christ our Savior, and we eat and drink to our own condemnation. Therefore, judge yourself lest you be judged by the Lord. First, examine your life by the rule of God's commandments. Wherever you have offended, either by thought, word, or deed, there confess your sins to Almighty God, with the full intention to amend your life; be ready to make restitution for all injuries and wrongs done by you to others; and also be ready to forgive others who have offended you: for otherwise, if you unworthily receive Holy Communion, you will increase your own condemnation. Therefore, repent of your sins, or else do not come to God's Holy Table. If you have come here today with a troubled conscience, and you need help and counsel, come to me, or to some other priest, and confess your sins; that you may receive godly counsel, direction, and absolution. To do so will both satisfy your conscience and remove any scruples or doubt. Above all, each of us should give humble and hearty thanks to God, for the redemption of the world by the death and passion of our Savior Jesus Christ. He humbled himself, even to death on a cross, for us sinners who lay in darkness and in the shadow of death; that he might make us children of God, and exalt us to everlasting life. Because of his exceedingly great love for us, our Savior Jesus Christ has instituted and ordained these holy mysteries as pledges of his love, and for a continual remembrance of his death and passion, to our great and endless comfort. To him, therefore, with the Father and the Holy Spirit, let us give continual thanks, as is our duty and our joy; submitting ourselves entirely to his holy will and striving to serve him in holiness and righteousness all the days of our life. Amen."

Please let us know if you are sick or going in the hospital, if you are in need of counseling, or if you would like Fr. Michael to visit and/or bless your home and/or your pets.

If you would like information about being received into this Church, or about the Sacraments of Baptism, First Holy Communion, Confirmation, Reconciliation/Confession, Holy Matrimony, Holy Orders, Holy Unction (Anointing of the Sick); or if you have questions about Christian Burial, please contact us. We promise to respond to you as quickly as possible!

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Weekly Schedule

* The Church Office is closed on Mondays and is normally staffed Tuesday thru Friday 9:00am to 3:00pm.
* The Church and Memorial Garden are always available for prayer during office hours. Please check in at the office.
* Sunday Worship with Holy Communion is at 8:00am (no music).
* Sunday Worship with Holy Communion is at 10:30am (with music). 
* Coffee Fellowship in the Hospitality Room after Sunday Worship Services.
* Bible Study/Adult Christian Education Tuesday evenings from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.
* Mid-week worship service Wednesdays at noon.
* Evening Prayer in the Church Friday evenings at 6:00pm during Advent and Lent.
* Baptism and Confirmation - Contact Fr. Michael for information and to schedule instruction classes.
* Reconciliation / Confession - Fridays during Advent & Lent after Evening Prayer, and anytime by appointment.
* Home and Hospital Visitations as requested.
* Special Services and Events as listed below *
 
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Driving Directions

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We're located at 6175 E. Kings Canyon Road on the southwest corner of Kings Canyon Road and Burgan Avenue (one block East of Fowler Avenue).

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Ongoing Events

Anglican 4th Day (Cursillio) Group Reunion: The 1st Sunday of every month after the 10:30am service.

Tuesday Night Bible Study/Adult Christian Education: Tuesday evenings from6:30pm to8:00pm in the Bp. Rivera Bld.

Mid-Week Wednesday Worship Service: Every Wedensday at 12:00pm we offer either a Holy Eucharist worship serive or Noontime Prayer service in the church. These services include a relaxed discussion on theScripture lessons appointed for the day.

Weekly Music Ministry Team Practice: Every Thursday at 6:30pm in the church.

Thursday Music Ministry Team Practice: Every Thursday at 6:30pm in the church.

Friday Movie Night: The 1st Friday of each month. Evening Prayer at 6:00pm. A light supper at6:30pm. Movie at 7:15pm.

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Upcoming Events

Friday Movie Night: Friday August 1. Evening Prayer at 6:00pm. A light supper at 6:30pm. Movie at 7:15pm.

Anglican 4th Day Group Reunion: Sunday August 3 after the 10:30am service.

DHC Chapter Meeting: Wednesday August 6. Holy Eucharist at noon followed by a brown-bag lubch, study, prayer, and business.

DHC Crafting Day: Saturday August 9 at 9:00am in the Church Office Bld.

No Vestry Meeting in August: The next vestry Meeting in Thursday September 11 at 6:30pm in the Bp. Rivera Bld.

 

Our complete Parish Calendar is available on the News & Info. page.

 

     
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