• St. Mary's by the Sea is a Christian community
  • that strives to create a sanctuary for ALL
  • seekers and believers alike
  • to come and experience the Love of God through Jesus Christ,
  • to share that love with those around us
  • and in the wider world,
  • and to grow in faith
  • as part of a caring Christian family.
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Thus 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.

Ephesians 2:19-22

Message from Saint Mary's by the Sea Wardens and Vestry

Welcome The Reverend Victoria Pretti

Dear People of God,

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... Read more


Saturday Oct 15, 6pm-9pm. Get together to enjoy pumpkin desserts and beverages. Bring your own pumpkin dessert - recipes available for you to try.


Join us on Saturday mornings from 7:00–7:45 am in
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 pm.

MARY’S TABLE is requesting donations of creamy Caesar salad dressing and cakes to serve for desert. Donations would be very much appreciated.

Mary's Table is the recipient of a grant to
support our feeding ministry from the
Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Foundation


Traveling for business or pleasure? Please consider bringing home the hotel's or ship's toiletries to share with the seafarers at SCI.


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.

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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.

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Twenty First Sunday after Pentecost
Proper 23
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 ...

Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7

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 glory. More ...

2 Timothy 2:8-15

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 ...

Luke 17:11-19


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