Parish Notes and Announcements: Week of July 23, 2017
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On Sunday, November 19th, at 3:00 pm 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. More information to follow.

TO THE CURRENT USERS OF PARISHPAY

Thank you for using online giving for your support of our parish. Online giving is safe, simple, and convenient. It benefits our parish by helping to streamline our administrative process and providing more accurate budgeting. Our current online giving provider, ParishPay, has been acquired by Liturgical Publications. All ParishPay accounts will be transitioned to WeShare, LPi’s online giving platform, later in the summer. You do not need to do anything for this transition process. Your information will be transferred electronically following the strictest security protocol. Once the transition is complete, you will receive more information about how to login and manage your account on WeShare. INTERESTED IN SIGNING UP FOR ONLINE GIVING? To learn more about WeShare online giving go to LPI


IHN Fellowship
All are welcome!

Our next IHN volunteer fellowship gathering will be Thursday, August 17th 6:00 PM at the home of Mike and Jessie Mercuro. Feel free to join us even if you're not a reular volunteer as it is relaxed and inviting way to get to know more about IHN at St. Mary's while enjoying good food and conversation. Any Questions? Please feel free to email or phone Jessie Mercuro (732 272 6828), Mike Mercuro, or Lynn Schambach (732 403 9708).

Please RSVP to one of us or the church office by 8/15. Keep an eye for the sign-up sheet - our next IHN host cycle begins Sunday, September 3rd, opportunities are abundant, and you all make such a difference in the lives of the families we host.

PLEASE HELP ST. MARY'S @ THE WEDNESDAY NIGHT CONCERT SERIES ON THE BOARDWALK

Please help us out by selling a few tickets and then enjoying the concert. A sign up sheet is in Farnsworth Hall. If you have any questions, please contact Jack Greene at 732-892-4762.

ST. MARY’S SUNDAY SCHOOL

Download Registration form here

NURSERY CARE We now have a schedule of volunteers to staff the nursery through the end of December, so parents with small children can enjoy the church service while their children are supervised in the play room. Anyone else wishing to volunteer can call Merry Joerg at 848-333-2202 or email joerg31415@aol.com.

MARY’S TABLE

MARY’S TABLE is in need of dessert donations. Home baked or store bought cakes, pies, cookies, etc. All donations are welcome and appreciated. Please just leave in kitchen marked for Mary's Table.

MARY’S TABLE is looking for someone to deliver meals to 3 locations in Point Pleasant Beach on Thursday nights. It will take less than half an hour! We will have the meals ready at 4:00 PM. Please contact Kathy Lyon at 732-600-3916 if you are able to help.

MARY’S TABLE is also seeking someone to help wash dishes on the fourth Thursday of the month, and someone to wash and prep donated fresh vegetables on Friday's (for freezing and use another week) Thank you!

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

SATURDAY MORNING YOGA

SATURDAY MORNING YOGA is going on Summer break and will resume beginning at 7am – 8am on Saturday September 9.

CHAIR YOGA WITH LAURA continues on Thursday mornings at 9:00AM in Farnsworth Hall. Donations: $5.00.

FLOWER, CANDLE and COMMUNION WINE DONATIONS

If you would like to make a donation in memory of or in honor of a loved one please complete one of the forms available in the back of the church.

SAY CHEEEESE!

We have a blank bulletin board in Farnsworth Hall just begging to be decorated! We thought it would be fun to make a photo collage of our St. Mary’s family. Bring in pictures of yourself and your loved ones and we will pin them up for all to admire.

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. SCI is eager to receive travel sized toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, lotion (hand or body), and soap. Unscented items are preferred. In addition, SCI will accept the following items: unscented and colorless lip balm, small packs of Kleenex, sugarless chewing gum, microwave popcorn, sealed packages of hard candy, puzzle books (Sudoku or word searches), and playing cards.

NOTE: books, calendars, and magazines are not accepted by SCI. A tote marked for SCI donations is in the closet in Farnsworth Hall. Please contact Elaine Long (732-262-3123) if you are interested in joining the knitters and/or have yarn to donate to this effort. More information on knitting is at: http://seamenschurch.org/christmas-at-sea or https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9404AA6E23C289C7

HOSPITALITY COMMITTEE

If you are interested in joining the group of Sunday greeters for the 10:00AM service, please contact Eileen Denicole at 732-534-5981. Volunteering would be about once every 7 weeks.

ASBURY PARK SOUP KITCHEN

Volunteers are needed to help at the Asbury Park Soup Kitchen the second Saturday of each month. We meet at Trinity Church in Asbury from 9:30 to about 1:30 to prepare and serve lunch. Come and help. For more information contact Joan Biondo at 732-899-5331.

COFFEE HOUR HOSTS

We need volunteers to host coffee hour this summer! Please sign up on the list posted to the right of the kitchen door.
What would St. Mary’s be without food and drink?

MEMORIAL GARDEN

If you notice something that requires maintenance, please tell the Memorial Garden Committee rather than attending to it yourself. If you plan to place flowers in the garden for a loved one, please use planters acquired for this purpose that are available in the church office. Thank you for helping us keep the gardens beautiful in memory of our friends and family.

SELF HELP GROUPS AT ST. MARY’S

Day Time & Group

Monday 1:00PM AA in Farnsworth Hall, 7:00PM AA Farnsworth Hall, 8:30PM AA Farnsworth Hall
Tuesday 1:00PM Alanon in Farnsworth Hall, 7:00PM AA in the Jones Room
Wednesday 1:00PM AA in Farnsworth Hall, 8:00PM AA in Farnsworth Hall
Friday 9:00AM AA in Farnsworth Hall, 11:00AM Alanon in the Jones Room, 8:00PM AA in Farnsworth Hall

HANDICAP PARKING

Please remember that the church parking lot is used for handicapped parking ONLY during Sunday services.

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