is love and those who live in love live in God and God lives
1 John 4:16
MOTHER VICTORIA’S INSTALLATION
Sunday, Nov. 19th, at 3:00 P.M.
The Rt. Rev. Bishop
William Stokes will join St. Mary’s
for the Celebration of New Ministry
as we officially install our new rector,
Mother Victoria Pretti.
Please note: There will be no 8:00AM
or 10:00AM worship services that morning.
Please plan on attending this
Calendar of Events
Service of Holy Eucharist Wednesdays
at 11 am in the Church.
ALL SUNDAY SCHOOL FAMILIES
Please mark your calendars...there are three
consecutive Sundays approaching in November
when there will not be Sunday School instruction.
There will be NO Sunday School,
November 12, November
19, and November 26.
Classes will resume on Sunday, December
3rd with preparation for the Christmas
FAMILIES OF YOUNG CHILDREN
We are planning for a Preschool Sunday School
class to begin in the coming weeks with age
appropriate lessons for our youngest students.
Show the world that you are proud
of your church by wearing your St. Mary's T-shirt.
The blue shirts are well made with the St. Mary's
logo on the front. Shirts are available in all
sizes for $10 each.
ST. MARY'S SOCIETY MEETING
will meet on Tuesday, November 14th, 1:00 PM.
Hostesses: Joyce, Marilyn, and Barbara
BOOK STUDY "The Shack" by William
Paul Young, every Sun. in the Jones Room from
If there are adults who are interested
in being either Confirmed as Episcopalians (if
you've not been Confirmed in another Christian
denomination) or received by Bishop Stokes into
the Episcopal Church, during Mother Victoria's
Installation service on Sunday November
19th at 3 pm, please let Mother Victoria
know ASAP, and feel free to contact us with any
ADVENT BIBLE STUDY on the
book of PSALMS will meet in the Jones Room at
10:00AM on Tuesdays; November 7, 14,
28 and December 12, 19.
Please see Andrea Rittenhouse for the weekly
reading list or contact her at 732-295-8233
ST. MARY’S COOKIE WALK will
be held Saturday, December 2nd.
up sheets have been posted in Farnsworth Hall
for cookie bakers. Vendors and Crafters Wanted!
The cost is $20.00 for a 6 ft space. Please
contact Karen at 732-920-7458 to reserve your
spot or for more information.
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.
INTERFAITH HOSPITALITY NETWORK
Our next IHN host week begins Sunday,
November 12th. There
is a sign-up sheet in Farnsworth Hall
and while it is mostly full, there are
still a few opportunities to volunteer.
THANK YOU FROM MARY'S TABLE
When Mary's Table opened its doors on
November 1, 2012 it welcomed a community
reeling from Superstorm Sandy. Read
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
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
POINT PLEASANT GARDEN CLUBS
next meeting will be held at Bennett Cabin (corner
of Maxon and Riverfront in the Boro) on Tuesday,
the 14th from 7-9. In December we will resume
our meetings at St. Mary’s in Farnsworth
Hall. Everyone is invited to join!
ARE NEEDED FOR THE ASBURY PARK SOUP KITCHEN
St. Mary’s parishioners have helped the
2nd Saturday of every month for almost 30 years.
If you are able to participate, please contact
Third Sunday after Pentecost
November 12, 2017
O God, whose blessed Son
came into the world that he might destroy the works
of the devil and make us children of God and heirs
of eternal life: Grant that, having this hope, we
may purify ourselves as he is pure; that, when he
comes again with power and great glory, we may be
made like him in his eternal and glorious kingdom;
where he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Joshua gathered all the tribes of
Israel to Shechem, and summoned the elders, the heads,
the judges, and the officers of Israel; and they presented
themselves before God. And Joshua said to all the
people, “Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel:
Long ago your ancestors—Terah and his sons Abraham
and Nahor—lived beyond the Euphrates and served
other gods. Then I took your father Abraham from beyond
the River and led him through all the land of Canaan
and made his offspring many. More
We do not want you to be uninformed,
brothers and sisters, about those who have died, so
that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope.
For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again,
even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those
who have died. For this we declare to you by the word
of the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until
the coming of the Lord, will by no means precede those
who have died. For the Lord himself, with a cry of
command, with the archangel's call and with the sound
of God's trumpet, will descend from heaven, and the
dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive,
who are left, will be caught up in the clouds together
with them to meet the Lord in the air; and so we will
be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage one
another with these words. More...
Jesus said, “Then the kingdom
of heaven will be like this. Ten bridesmaids took
their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. Five
of them were foolish, and five were wise. When the
foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them;
but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps.
As the bridegroom was delayed, all of them became
drowsy and slept. But at midnight there was a shout,
‘Look! Here is the bridegroom! Come out to meet
him.’ Then all those bridesmaids got up and
trimmed their lamps. The foolish said to the wise,
‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are
going out.’ But the wise replied, ‘No!
there will not be enough for you and for us; you had
better go to the dealers and buy some for yourselves.’
And while they went to buy it, the bridegroom came,
and those who were ready went with him into the wedding
banquet; and the door was shut. Later the other bridesmaids
came also, saying, ‘Lord, lord, open to us.’
But he replied, ‘Truly I tell you, I do not
know you.’ Keep awake therefore, for you know
neither the day nor the hour.” More