St. Mary's school worship is creative, inclusive, age-appropriate, and a regular part of school life for our faculty and students. Our chapel services give our community the opportunity to worship together, which strengthens relationships between students, teachers, and families.
All students attend Chapel at St. Mary's, which is held weekly on Wednesdays. The Reverend Mark D. Story, Rector of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, serves as chaplain and oversees worship planning. Parents are always invited to attend chapel services with their children.
Chapel is an offering of each child to the Lord - their thoughts, prayers, hopes, beliefs, and dreams.
The reading or telling of stories from Holy Scripture is a significant part of the chapel experience. Also, students actively participate in the service by using their skills in reading (upper chapel), acting (lower chapel), and singing - as well as serving as acolytes.
Our Wednesday Chapel services include an upper chapel (2nd-5th grade) and a lower chapel (preschool-1st grade). Our 2nd through 5th-grade students also participate in a faculty-led worship service on Mondays - "Monday Morning Meditation".
Time is given for individual prayers and expressions of concern about others. The primary purpose of chapel is to hear God's word in Holy Scripture, rehearse the faith of the church in the Creedal Statement of Belief and offer prayers.