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Mary Ward


Director of Senior, Mens & Handbell Choirs


Mary has served as our organist since 1998. She also directs the Senior Choir, Men’s Choir and Handbell Choir. She earned a Service Playing Certificate from the American Guild of Organists. In the past she served as organist and/or choir director for various Episcopal, Lutheran and United Churches of Christ in the area.

Fun Facts About Mary

Favorite Quote
“God gave us music so that we can pray without words.”
She is an avid gardener and enjoys spending time along with her husband in their yard in the Smithsburg area. She also has many house plants.
Mary agrees with Martin Luther who said that “. . .besides theology, music is the only art capable of affording peace and joy of the heart…the devil flees before the sound of music almost as much as before the Word of God.”


Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.
Psalm 95:1

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