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!
Calendar of Events
MISSION TRIP TO GHANA
Please join us in Farnsworth Hall this coming
Sunday morning, after either of the worship
services, for a brief video presentation about
the Ghana mission trip being run this summer
by Good News for the Nations Ministries. The
mission includes a 2- week vacation Bible school
for up to 2000 children as well as providing
needed supplies for their school. Alison Shaw,
Grace and Katelyn Tutelo, Barbara Foster’s
granddaughters, will be making the presentation.
Our next IHN cycle begins Sunday,
April 22nd. Please contact Jessie 732-272-6828
or Mike 732-267-5474 with any questions or RSVP
to the church office.
SUNDAY BOOK STUDY
BOOK STUDY between the services 9-9:45.
On April 8th we will introduce
our Spring book: "The Power of Now"
by Eckhart Tolle. A bestseller for more than
20 years, this book will point us to the powerful
spiritual practice of being more fully present
to the present moment, which is exactly where
God always is! Please join us anytime!
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.
Helping Homeless Families Gospel Concert
Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 6:00pm.
The Union Church of Seaside Park 47 4th Avenue,
There is no charge to attend but a free-will
offering will be taken with all proceeds going
OF JOAN BIONDO
St. Mary’s will be installing
a pane in the next stained glass window in honor
of our sister, Joan Biondo. If you would like
to contribute to this tribute, please send a check
payable to St. Mary’s to the church office,
with a note indicating “Joan’s window.”
A special collection has been set up on the WeShare
site for those that wish to make a donation on
EARTH DAY WEEKEND ACTIVITIES
Sat. 4/21, 9 AM to 1 PM
Please help Saint Mary's look her best! Come
and participate in our Church-wide Parish Clean
Up Day. Please bring yard tools, leaf bags,
gloves and cleaning supplies. Many hands make
light work! After sprucing up in and around
Saint Mary's, head over to the "All the
Buzz About Point Pleasant Earth Day 2018 Celebration"
at Riverfront Park (Maxson Ave. & River
Rd.) until 4 PM.
For the Soup Kitchen in
Asbury Park. We need a few more volunteers
for 1 or 2 Saturday mornings a year. Please
contact Laura Grodewald (firstname.lastname@example.org
/ 732-948-3186) for more information.
Midweek Service of Holy Eucharist
are held on Wednesdays at 11 am
in the Church.
POINT PLEASANT GARDEN CLUB
The next meeting will be held at St.
Mary’s on Tuesday, May 8th from
7-9. Everyone is invited to join!
ST. MARY’S T-SHIRTS
A variety of sizes are now available in the
parish office. Please contact Cherisse for yours
DONATIONS FOR TENT CITY A
box has been placed in Farnsworth Hall for clean
winter/spring clothing for the residents of
tent city located in Howell.
St. Mary’s Society, our local branch
of the ECW, encourages our young adults to apply
for this opportunity. The monetary awards, offered
through our Diocese, are open to all high school
Seniors and to Freshmen through Juniors in college.
The applications, in English and Spanish, are
available from Cherisse in the church office.
The deadline for all applications is
April 1, 2018; at least two letters
of recommendation are required.
BISHOP VAN DUZER SCHOLARSHIP
High School Seniors, who will be entering their
first year of college in the Fall, are also
encouraged to electronically submit their applications
Van Duzer Scholarship to
or to www.newjerseyyouth.org. Questions may
be addressed to Canon Debi Clarke at email@example.com
or 609 394-5281, ext. 36.
EARTH DAY WEEKEND
Sat. 4/21, 9 AM to 1 PM
Please help Saint Mary's
look her best! Come and participate
in our Church-wide Parish Clean Up Day.
Please bring yard tools, leaf bags,
gloves and cleaning supplies. Many hands
make light work! After sprucing up in
and around Saint Mary's, head over to
the "All the Buzz About Point Pleasant
Earth Day 2018 Celebration" at
Riverfront Park (Maxson Ave. & River
Rd.) until 4 PM.
Please RSVP to Lynn
or (732) 403-9708.
ST. MARY’S SOCIETY RUMMAGE
Thursday, May 10th from 9:00
A.M. - 2:00 P.M. &
Friday, May 11th from 9:00 A.M. - 1:00
BAG SALE ALL DAY FRIDAY!
Set up is scheduled for Monday, May
7 & Tuesday, May 8.
If you have an hour or two to lend a
hand, it would be greatly appreciated!
SIGN UP IN FARNSWORTH HALL TO
Donations will be accepted in Farnsworth
Hall from 11:30AM-3:00PM on Sunday,
TO THE CURRENT USERS OF PARISHPAY
Welcome to the WeShare family!
Following this week’s transition, here
are several things to keep in mind as you familiarize
yourself with WeShare.
We take the security of your website seriously.
We take the security of your website seriously.
Your recurring donations will continue as scheduled.
But you must authenticate your account and email
to receive WeShare emails to make any changes
to your account or receive WeShare emails. The
first time you enter the system-you will have
to go through a onetime validation requiring:
• Your ParishPay user name, The last
4 digits of the bank account or credit card
ParishPay And ONE of the following two options:
• Your email address
• A collection name and the specific amount
donated within the last 6 months
Please feel free to contact the WeShare customer
service team for assistance at WeShare@4lpi.com
or call 1 (800) 950-9953 and select Option 1.
PLEDGE FOR 2018
If you have prayerfully decided to make an
annual pledge to support St. Mary's By The Sea
in 2018, please return your pledge card to the
office as soon as possible so that we can plan
ahead for ministries and expenses in the new
OFFERING ENVELOPES for 2018 are still
available to pick up in Farnsworth Hall.
is in need of someone to deliver meals
every third Thursday anytime between
4 and 5 PM. It takes approximately 1/2
hour of your time to deliver meals to
three different addresses in Point Pleasant
Mary's Table is the
recipient of a grant to
support our feeding ministry from the
Sandy New Jersey Relief Foundation
Thank you all for making the Gift Auction
such a success. There are so many tasks requiring
so much time and labor - and every year we have
your enthusiastic support. Your generosity,
energy and commitment resulted in a net profit
of $28,000. And our parish family had fun working
as a team in the process. God is good! All the
SEAMEN’S CHURCH INSTITUTE
In October, a box will be taken to the
Seamen’s Institute. Many seamen
are away from their families and not allowed
to leave their ships. To help brighten
their holidays, please donate comfort
items to help them through the season.
Sunday of Easter
April 15, 2018
O God, whose blessed Son
made himself known to his disciples in the breaking
of bread: Open the eyes of our faith, that we may
behold him in all his redeeming work; who lives and
reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Peter addressed the people, “You
Israelites, why do you wonder at this, or why do you
stare at us, as though by our own power or piety we
had made him walk? The God of Abraham, the God of
Isaac, and the God of Jacob, the God of our ancestors
has glorified his servant Jesus, whom you handed over
and rejected in the presence of Pilate, though he
had decided to release him. But you rejected the Holy
and Righteous One and asked to have a murderer given
to you, and you killed the Author of life, whom God
raised from the dead. To this we are witnesses. And
by faith in his name, his name itself has made this
man strong, whom you see and know; and the faith that
is through Jesus has given him this perfect health
in the presence of all of you.
“And now, friends, I know that you acted in
ignorance, as did also your rulers. In this way God
fulfilled what he had foretold through all the prophets,
that his Messiah would suffer. Repent therefore, and
turn to God so that your sins may be wiped out.”
See what love the Father has given
us, that we should be called children of God; and
that is what we are. The reason the world does not
know us is that it did not know him. Beloved, we are
God's children now; what we will be has not yet been
revealed. What we do know is this: when he is revealed,
we will be like him, for we will see him as he is.
And all who have this hope in him purify themselves,
just as he is pure.
Everyone who commits sin is guilty
of lawlessness; sin is lawlessness. You know that
he was revealed to take away sins, and in him there
is no sin. No one who abides in him sins; no one who
sins has either seen him or known him. Little children,
let no one deceive you. Everyone who does what is
right is righteous, just as he is righteous.
Jesus himself stood among the disciples
and said to them, “Peace be with you.”
They were startled and terrified, and thought that
they were seeing a ghost. He said to them, “Why
are you frightened, and why do doubts arise in your
hearts? Look at my hands and my feet; see that it
is I myself. Touch me and see; for a ghost does not
have flesh and bones as you see that I have.”
And when he had said this, he showed them his hands
and his feet. While in their joy they were disbelieving
and still wondering, he said to them, “Have
you anything here to eat?” They gave him a piece
of broiled fish, and he took it and ate in their presence.
Then he said to them, “These
are my words that I spoke to you while I was still
with you—that everything written about me in
the law of Moses, the prophets, and the psalms must
be fulfilled.” Then he opened their minds to
understand the scriptures, and he said to them, “Thus
it is written, that the Messiah is to suffer and to
rise from the dead on the third day, and that repentance
and forgiveness of sins is to be proclaimed in his
name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You
are witnesses of these things. More