We are a loving and inclusive community of believers
and seekers who know that God is love (1 John 4:16), mercy
triumphs over judgement (James 2:13), and being a Christian
means living and loving like Jesus (Matthew, Mark, Luke &
John). Come and see!
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
ANNUAL PARISH PICNIC
Sunday, August 18th
at Riverfront Pavillion in
Point Pleasant from 9-1.
Details to follow
WE COULD USE YOUR HELP
If you have any experience in fundraising or
special event planning we would love to pick
your brain! Please reach out to Mother Victoria,
Mike Mercuro, Suzanne Jorgensen, or phone the
parish office and speak to Cherisse.
are available to
bring Communion to those who are not able to get
to church for extended periods of time due to
illness or mobility issues. We are grateful to
for stepping forward
to co-ordinate this vital parish ministry. If
you know of someone who needs home, hospital,
rehab, or nursing home visits, please let us know.
If you would like to be trained to participate
in this beautiful ministry, please contact
Robin or Mother Victoria.
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St. Mary’s is forming a new committee
that will focus on staying connected
with our current parishioners as well
as welcoming our new ones. Please contact
Pam Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org
if you are interested.
SUNDAY SCHOOL FAMILIES It's
that time of year again and we're very excited
to see our students for another fun-filled year!
Registration forms will be in the back of the
church each Sunday through the first day of
classes, Sunday, September 16th. Please return
completed forms (which can be found at the back
of the church) to Cherisse in the Parish Office.
If you have questions or would like to volunteer
your time for Sunday School or Nursery, please
call Laurie Clayton at 732-600-5454.
Registration Form here
NURSERY/PRESCHOOL HELP NEEDED
We need a few adults and teens who are willing
to rotate to oversee the Nursery/Preschool during
our 10 o’clock service each Sunday. This
will allow our young families to attend church
while their children are in a safe and fun space.
Please call Laurie Clayton 732-600-5454, if
you are able to help out.
CALLING ALL FAMILIES WHOSE TEENS, 6TH
GRADE AND OLDER, WILL REGULARLY BE ATTENDING
CHURCH SCHOOL THIS YEAR. We are planning
and need your input to create an effective program.
Specifically we need to know if your teen will
regularly attend on Sunday mornings or if an
alternative meeting time might be preferable.
Please contact Laurie Clayton
either by phone or email to discuss alternatives
for the coming year.
732-600-5454 or email@example.com
WHAT IS THE ST. MARY’S CHALLENGE?
Simply stated, for every dollar that is donated
above the regular pledged amount and identified
as St. Mary’s Challenge, an anonymous
donor will match that donation dollar for dollar,
up to $5,000. Each month we will give an update
on the status of the challenge. To donate just
indicate on your check St. Mary’s Challenge
or if a cash donation, use any envelope and
write St. Mary’s Challenge on the envelope.
To date $1840.00 has been donated
to St. Mary’s Challenge ($3680.00 with
Check out our
Calendar of Events
SPRING BOOK STUDY continues
Sundays from 9 to 9:45 in the Jones Room.
"Adult Faith" (Part 2)
by Diarmuid O'Murchu
INTERESTED IN BECOMING AN ENERGY HEALER?
Heal yourself, lose weight, reduce stress, experience
more peace and joy now! Reiki Level
1 Certification Class Includes Usui
White Light and Seichum Attunements. A Certificate
of Completion will be awarded at the end of
class and includes Attunement, instruction and
hands on sessions. This first level offers the
basic understanding of Reiki, it’s history,
principles, lineage and how it works. You will
learn about chakras and the body’s energy
system, how to feel/sense energy, learn the
hand positions and experience the giving and
receiving of Reiki. Having completed this class,
you will be able to use Reiki on yourself, family
and friends. $200 Saturday, June 15
from 11-4. Please RSVP by June
7 to Susan Anthony 732.475.5655
or email Onealphaomega123@gmail.com
FROM THE ALTAR GUILD
This year, in light of all the
recent fires, storms and natural disasters that
have caused suffering for so many people around
the country, we would like to make a Christmas
donation to Episcopal Relief and Development.
Our plan is to keep our Christmas flower display
beautiful but simple and donate the remaining
funds to ERD. Your Christmas flower donations
will help beautify our sanctuary AND help those
in need. Please give as generously as you are
able. Thank you!
For the Soup Kitchen in Asbury
Park. We need a few more volunteers for 1 or
2 Saturday mornings a year. Please contact Laura
/ 732-948-3186) for more information.
SINGERS NEEDED The
choir is in need of a few singers, especially
females (altos and sopranos). If interested,
please speak to JoAnn Roy, our choir director/organist.
Please help yourself to Centering Prayer pamphlet,
located at the back of the church. Centering
Prayer is a beautiful form of Christian meditation
that has, for centuries, drawn people into deeper
intimacy with God. If you have any questions,
or would like to discuss your prayer life and
the possibility of trying Christian meditation,
please speak to Mother Victoria
TABLE is in desperate need
of baked items for Thursday evenings.
If you have any questions, please contact
Kathy at 732-600-3916 Thank you so much
for all you do for this wonderful ministry.
Mary's Table is the
recipient of a grant to
support our feeding ministry from the
Sandy New Jersey Relief Foundation
SEAMEN’S CHURCH INSTITUTE
Traveling for business or pleasure? Please
consider bringing home the hotel’s
or ship’s toiletries to share with
the seafarer’s at SCI. SCI is eager
to receive travel-sized toothpaste, shampoo,
conditioner, lotion (hand or body), and
soap. Unscented items are preferred. Please
leave your donations in the kitchen marked
for Elaine Long.
Sunday after Pentecost
June 16, 2019
Almighty and everlasting God, you
have given to us your servants grace, by the confession
of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal
Trinity, and in the power of your divine Majesty to
worship the Unity: Keep us steadfast in this faith
and worship, and bring us at last to see you in your
one and eternal glory, O Father; who with the Son
and the Holy Spirit live and reign, one God, for ever
and ever. Amen.
Does not wisdom call,
and does not understanding raise her voice?
On the heights, beside the way,
at the crossroads she takes her stand;
beside the gates in front of the town,
at the entrance of the portals she cries out:
"To you, O people, I call,
and my cry is to all that live.
The Lord created me at the beginning of his work,
the first of his acts of long ago.
Ages ago I was set up,
at the first, before the beginning of the earth.
When there were no depths I was brought forth,
when there were no springs abounding with water.
Before the mountains had been shaped,
before the hills, I was brought forth--
when he had not yet made earth and fields,
or the world's first bits of soil.
When he established the heavens, I was there,
when he drew a circle on the face of the deep,
when he made firm the skies above,
when he established the fountains of the deep,
when he assigned to the sea its limit,
so that the waters might not transgress his command,
when he marked out the foundations of the earth,
then I was beside him, like a master worker;
and I was daily his delight,
rejoicing before him always,
rejoicing in his inhabited world
and delighting in the human race."
Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31
Since we are justified by faith,
we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
through whom we have obtained access to this grace
in which we stand; and we boast in our hope of sharing
the glory of God. And not only that, but we also boast
in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces
endurance, and endurance produces character, and character
produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us, because
God's love has been poured into our hearts through
the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.
Jesus said to the disciples, "I
still have many things to say to you, but you cannot
bear them now. When the Spirit of truth comes, he
will guide you into all the truth; for he will not
speak on his own, but will speak whatever he hears,
and he will declare to you the things that are to
come. He will glorify me, because he will take what
is mine and declare it to you. All that the Father
has is mine. For this reason I said that he will take
what is mine and declare it to you."