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 smaller informal worship and multi-function space, 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 a Holy Eucharist 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. This service lasts about an hour.

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 as found on pg. 316 of the Book of Common Prayer offers guidance for receiving Holy Communion in our church. "Beloved in the Lord: Our Savior Christ, on the night before he suffered, instituted the Sacrament of his Body and Blood as a sign and pledge of his love, for the continual remembrance of the sacrifice of his death, and for a spiritual sharing in his risen life. For in these holy Mysteries we are made one with Christ, and Christ with us; we are made one body in him, and members one of another. Having in mind, therefore, his great love for us, and in obedience to his command, his Church renders to Almighty God our heavenly Father never ending thanks for the creation of the world, for his continual providence over us, for his love for all mankind, and for the redemption of the world by our Savior Christ, who took upon himself our flesh, and humbled himself even to death on the cross, that he might make us the children of God by the power of the Holy Spirit, and exalt us to everlasting life. But if we are to share rightly in the celebration of those holy Mysteries, and be nourished by that spiritual Food, we must remember the dignity of that holy Sacrament. I therefore call upon you to consider how Saint Paul exhorts all persons to prepare themselves carefully before eating of that Bread and drinking of that Cup. For, as the benefit is great, if with penitent hearts and living faith we receive the holy Sacrament, so is the danger great, if we receive it improperly, not recognizing the Lords Body. Judge yourselves, therefore, lest you be judged by the Lord. Examine your lives and conduct by the rule of Gods commandments, that you may perceive wherein you have offended in what you have done or left undone, whether in thought, word, or deed. And acknowledge your sins before Almighty God, with full purpose of amendment of life, being ready to make restitution for all injuries and wrongs done by you to others; and also being ready to forgive those who have offended you, in order that you yourselves may be forgiven. And then, being reconciled with one another, come to the banquet of that most heavenly Food. And if, in your preparation, you need help and counsel, then go and open your grief to a discreet and understanding priest, and confess your sins, that you may receive the benefit of absolution, and spiritual counsel and advice; to the removal of scruple and doubt, the assurance of pardon, and the strengthening of your faith. To Christ our Lord who loves us, and washed us in his own blood, and made us a kingdom of priests to serve his God and Father, to him be glory in the Church evermore. Through him let us offer continually the sacrifice of praise, which is our bounden duty and service, and, with faith in him, come boldly before the throne of grace."

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.

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 normally staffed Monday thru Friday 9:00am to either noon or 3:00pm.
* The Church is always available for prayer during office hours. Please check in at the office.
* The Memorial Garden is always open and is available for prayer.
* Children's Sunday School from 8:00am to 9:00am.
* Sunday Worship with Holy Communion is at 8:00am (no music).
* Sunday Worship with Holy Communion is at 10:30am (with music). Childcare is available during this service.
* Coffee Fellowship in the Hospitality Room after Sunday Worship Services.
* Bible Study/Adult Christian Education Tuesday evenings from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.
* Wednesday Holy Eucharist at noon each week.
* 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

Tuesday Night Bible Study/Adult Christian Education: Tuesday evenings from 6:30pm to 8:00pm in the Bp. Rivera Building. 

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

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

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

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Upcoming Events

 

Lenten Study: The Days of Holy Week. This Lenten study takes place Tuesday evenings from 6:30pm to 8:00pm in the Bp. Rivera Bld..

Movie Night: Friday April 4. Evening Prayer at 6:00pm. A light supper at 6:30pm. Movie at 7:00pm. This months movie is The Passion of The Christ.

 

Anglican 4th Day Group Reunion: Sunday April 6 after the 10:30am Service. Contact Dcn. Jane for more information. 

 

Vestry Meeting: Monday April 7 at 6:30pm in the Bp. Rivera Bld..

 

DHC Chapter Meeting: Wednesday April 9. Holy Eucharist at noon followed by a brown bag lunch, study, prayer, and business.

 

Mass of Chrism: Thursday April 10 at 8:00am at Saint James' Chapel of the Holy Innocence.

 

DHC Lunch for HOPE Sanger: Saturday April 19 at Cynthia Shaheen's home.

 

** HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE ** 

  • Palm Sunday: April 13 at 8:00am and 10:30am. Liturgy of the Palms, Holy Eucharist, Dramatic Passion Gospel.
  • Maundy Thursday: April 17 at 7:00pm. Holy Eucharist with Foot Washing and Stripping of the Altar followed by a one-hour Vigil Watch. 
  • Good Friday: April 18 at 7:00pm. Mass of the Presanctified (Verneration of the Cross and Holy Communion from the Reserve Sacrament) followed by Stations of the Cross.
  • Easter Morning: April 20. Single Holy Eucharist at 9:30am followed by fellowship.  

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

     
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