Parish Notes and Announcements: Week of November
12, 2017 |
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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 special celebration.
STEWARDSHIP NOTE FROM YOUR TREASURER
We all come to St. Mary’s for any
number of reasons – for the spiritual nourishment
we all need; for the community that it is; for the programs
and ministries she provides us; for the outreach she provides
our community. Likewise, we all work to make this happen,
each contributing time and energy in our own way. Additionally,
we all contribute financially to make sure our efforts
are fully realized. As you would expect, I wish to address
the financial contribution we all make. I realize no one
likes to talk about money but it is something we can’t
ignore. The Good News! - We are on track to fulfill our
2017 pledges by the end of the year. Thank you! Looking
ahead to 2018, our goal is to continue moving our ministries
and programs forward, to meet our anticipated budget needs
for 2018 and to keep the investment portfolio withdrawals
to 5% or less. We can do that if we all continue our 2017
pledge amount into 2018 with a small addition –
an additional $1.50 a week to our 2017 pledge amount will
go a long way to provide the financial base needed to
keep all that we have and do at St. Mary’s viable.
There you have it! We can’t do it without your support
so again, THANK YOU for your continued generous support
of St. Mary’s and all that she does!
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 used
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.
ST MARYS T-SHIRTS
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. Wear
it out in public and let people know about all of the
good things that we do here. Shirts are available in all
sizes for $10 each. They make great gifts. Please contact
Cherisse with your order.
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 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ST. MARY'S SOCIETY MEETING
will meet on Tuesday, November 14th, 1:00 PM. Hostesses:
Joyce, Marilyn, and Barbara
Fall Book Study "The
Shack" by William Paul Young, every Sun. in the Jones
Room from 9-9:45am.
Midweek Service of Holy Eucharist
Wednesdays at 11 am in the Church.
COOKIE WALK will be held Saturday, December 2nd.
Sign up sheets have been posted in Farnsworth Hall for
cookie bakers. Vendors and Crafters Wanted! The cost is
$20.00 for a 6ft space. Please contact Karen at 732-920-7458
to reserve your spot or for more information
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 Joan Biondo.
POINT PLEASANT GARDEN
CLUB meets on the second Tuesday of each month
from 7-9 in Farnsworth Hall. Everyone is invited to join!
Registration form here
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 pageant.
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. We can still use some helpers
and substitute teachers for this class so please if you
have a child you would like to register or if you're interested
in helping, contact Laurie Clayton (732) 600-5454.
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
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.
Five years and thousands of meals later Mary's Table
continues to welcome families and individuals into a
warm environment where everyone is welcome for both
food and fellowship. This ministry is grateful for,
and truly blessed to have, the support of St. Mary's
congregation. You have helped in countless ways, week
after week, over the past several years and without
you, this ministry could not have continued.
Thank you all!
Mary's Table is the recipient of a grant
support our feeding ministry from the
Sandy New Jersey Relief Foundation
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
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.
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
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. Some suggestions are toiletry
items in small sizes, individually wrapped candy, cards,
scarves, gloves and hats. Please put them in a bag for
Elaine Long and leave them in the kitchen. Thank you so
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
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?
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
Friday 9:00AM AA in Farnsworth Hall, 11:00AM Alanon in
the Jones Room, 8:00PM AA in Farnsworth Hall
Please remember that the church parking
lot is used for handicapped parking ONLY
during Sunday services.
St. Mary's by the Sea Episcopal Church