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
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.
SAFE CHURCH TRAINING IS COMING TO
Saturday, May 12th from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
This workshop is a requirement for clergy,
wardens, employees, church personnel, lay Eucharistic
visitors, and anyone regularly working with
children or youth (including all those working
with our Sunday School). Training is required
every five years but those who have previously
attended the workshop may do their re-training
Our next HOME CHURCH GATHERING
will be at the home of Sheila and Al Soyster (53
Serpentine Road in Brick) on Tuesday, March 20th
from 6:30 - 8:30 pm. Desserts are welcome. Please
respond to Cherisse in the parish office if you
plan on attending. Thanks!
‘The Divine Dance’ by Richard Rohr,
Sundays between the services (9-9:45 am) in
the Jones Room. Fr. Richard's book will give
us some of the theological underpinnings for
the expanded understanding of God as Trinity
that we discovered in reading "The Shack"
by William Paul Young. Join us (whether you
choose to read the book or not) as we continue
to discuss and reflect on the true nature and
essence of God.
of Holy Eucharist
are held on Wednesdays at 11 am
in the Church.
The Spring Lake Theater Co. present “Into
The Woods” on Friday, April 13th
at 7:30PM. Tickets are $30.00 each and
include a raffle along with a coffee and
dessert reception beginning at 6:30PM.
Please call the Theater Co. for your tickets.
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.
PLEDGE UPDATE Our sincere
thanks to all who have pledged to St. Mary’s
by-the-Sea this year to support our various
ministries and community outreach.
Holy Week & Easter 2018
Palms, Passion, & Holy Eucharist at
8 am and 10 am
Candlelight Tenebre at 7 pm.
Beginning at 7 pm. Middle-eastern-ish
potluck supper, tableside service of Holy
Eucharist, ritual hand and foot washing,
stripping of the altar, chapel night watch.
Good Friday Service at 12 noon and 7 pm.
Easter Vigil Service at 7 pm.
Sunrise Service at Jenkinson’s Pavilion
Easter Services at St. Mary’s at
8 am and 10 am.
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.
2018 Lenten Bible Study
I and II Corinthians readings
(To be accomplished before class, please)
Questions: contact Andrea 732 295-8233 or email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
or 609 394-5281, ext. 36.
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
VOLUNTEERS 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
ST. MARY’S T-SHIRTS
A variety of
sizes are now available in the parish office.
Please contact Cherisse for yours today!
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 in Lent
March 18, 2018
Almighty God, you alone
can bring into order the unruly wills and affections
of sinners: Grant your people grace to love what you
command and desire what you promise; that, among the
swift and varied changes of the world, our hearts
may surely there be fixed where true joys are to be
found; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and
reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now
and for ever. Amen.
The days are surely coming, says
the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the
house of Israel and the house of Judah. It will not
be like the covenant that I made with their ancestors
when I took them by the hand to bring them out of
the land of Egypt—a covenant that they broke,
though I was their husband, says the Lord. But this
is the covenant that I will make with the house of
Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put
my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts;
and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
No longer shall they teach one another, or say to
each other, “Know the Lord,” for they
shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest,
says the Lord; for I will forgive their iniquity,
and remember their sin no more. More
Christ did not glorify himself in
becoming a high priest, but was appointed by the one
who said to him,
“You are my Son, today I have begotten you”;
as he says also in another place, “You are a
priest forever, according to the order of Melchizedek.”
In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered
up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and
tears, to the one who was able to save him from death,
and he was heard because of his reverent submission.
Although he was a Son, he learned obedience through
what he suffered; and having been made perfect, he
became the source of eternal salvation for all who
obey him, having been designated by God a high priest
according to the order of Melchizedek. More...
Now among those who went up to worship
at the festival were some Greeks. They came to Philip,
who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and said to him,
“Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” Philip went
and told Andrew; then Andrew and Philip went and told
Jesus. Jesus answered them, “The hour has come
for the Son of Man to be glorified. Very truly, I
tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth
and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it
dies, it bears much fruit. Those who love their life
lose it, and those who hate their life in this world
will keep it for eternal life. Whoever serves me must
follow me, and where I am, there will my servant be
also. Whoever serves me, the Father will honor.
“Now my soul is troubled. And
what should I say—‘Father, save me from
this hour’? No, it is for this reason that I
have come to this hour. Father, glorify your name.”
Then a voice came from heaven, “I have glorified
it, and I will glorify it again.” The crowd
standing there heard it and said that it was thunder.
Others said, “An angel has spoken to him.”
Jesus answered, “This voice has come for your
sake, not for mine. Now is the judgment of this world;
now the ruler of this world will be driven out. And
I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all
people to myself.” He said this to indicate
the kind of death he was to die. More