you are no longer aliens in a foreign land, but fellow-citizens
with God's people, members of God's household. You are built
upon the foundation laid by the apostles and prophets, and
Christ Jesus himself is the foundation-stone. In Him the whole
building is bonded together and grows into the holy temple
in the Lord. In Him you too are being built with all the rest
into a spiritual dwelling for God.
from Saint Mary's by the Sea Wardens
Reverend Victoria Pretti
Often enough, the first
question that I am asked as a (female)
clergy person when I meet someone new
is: “What should I call you?”
But please know that what you call me
is far less important than the fact
that you did indeed call me to be your
new priest and pastor! I am thrilled,
honored and very grateful to be called
to serve as your next Rector at St.
Mary's by the Sea in Point Pleasant
Beach New Jersey. I know that we will
all have the opportunity to get to know
one another more deeply in the very
near future, but for now please allow
me a few brief words of personal introduction...
Saturday Oct 15, 6pm-9pm. Get together to enjoy
pumpkin desserts and beverages. Bring your own
pumpkin dessert - recipes available for you
SATURDAY MORNING YOGA
Join us on Saturday mornings from 7:00–7:45
the Jones Room with Michelle Benedict for a
gentle but fun yoga session to start the day.
I. Please join
us for some fun with our amazing IHN volunteers
on Friday, October 14th, 6 PM at the home of
Lynn and Daryl Schambach, 525 Harris Avenue,
Brielle. If you know of anyone who may be considering
helping out with IHN, please bring them along
too!! Please RSVP by Friday, October 7th to
Cherisse in the parish office.
II. Interfaith Hospitality
Network is holding a Gift Auction
on Friday November 4 at the Woodlake Country
Club, New Hampshire Ave, Lakewood, from 5:30pm—9
is requesting donations of creamy Caesar
salad dressing and cakes to serve for
desert. Donations would be very much
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
seafarers at SCI.
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS
We welcome all family pets to come to the 10
AM service on Sunday, October 9 as we celebrate
the Feast of St. Francis with a Blessing of
the Animals. Please bring your pet on a leash
or in a carrier, and then bring them with you
to the Communion rail where they will receive
a blessing when your receive Holy Communion.
St. Mary’s will be hosting
the Community Friendship Dinner this afternoon
at Harvey United Methodist Church. If you would
like to volunteer to serve and/or help clean up,
please contact Kelly Johnson at 908-239-1218.
There will be a meeting in the
Jones Room Sunday, October 16th
after the 10 o'clock service to review current
practices, scheduling, outstanding issues, etc.
The ushers will have their first
meeting with Mother Victoria on Sunday October
23 after the 10 am service. All ushers
are requested to attend.
Sunday after Pentecost
October 9, 2016
Lord, we pray that your
grace may always precede and follow us, that we may
continually be given to good works; through Jesus
Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and
the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
These are the words of the letter
that the prophet Jeremiah sent from Jerusalem to the
remaining elders among the exiles, and to the priests,
the prophets, and all the people, whom Nebuchadnezzar
had taken into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon. More
Remember Jesus Christ, raised from
the dead, a descendant of David-- that is my gospel,
for which I suffer hardship, even to the point of
being chained like a criminal. But the word of God
is not chained. Therefore I endure everything for
the sake of the elect, so that they may also obtain
the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal
On the way to Jerusalem Jesus was
going through the region between Samaria and Galilee.
As he entered a village, ten lepers approached him.
Keeping their distance, they called out, saying, "Jesus,
Master, have mercy on us!" When he saw them,
he said to them, "Go and show yourselves to the
priests." And as they went, they were made clean.
Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed,
turned back, praising God with a loud voice. He prostrated
himself at Jesus' feet and thanked him. And he was
a Samaritan. Then Jesus asked, "Were not ten
made clean? But the other nine, where are they? Was
none of them found to return and give praise to God
except this foreigner?" Then he said to him,
"Get up and go on your way; your faith has made
you well." More