Parish Notes and Announcements: Week of March 17,
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Palm Sunday, April 14th
Palms, Passion, & Holy Eucharist at 8 am and 10 am
Holy Wednesday, April 17th
Candlelight Tenebre at 7 pm.
Maundy Thursday, April 18th, 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, April 19th
Good Friday Service at 12 noon and 7 pm.
Holy Saturday, April 20th
Easter Vigil Service at 7 pm.
Easter Sunday, April 21st
Sunrise Service at Jenkinson’s Pavilion 6 am.
Easter Services at St. Mary’s at 8 am and 10 am.
WILL YOU WATCH WITH
ME? The signup is posted in the back of the church
for anyone wishing to participate in the night watch from
Maundy Thursday evening into the early morning hours of
Good Friday. Please signup if you wish to be part of this
quiet time of prayer and reflection.
LENTEN BIBLE STUDY
Anyone who has not already
received the English version of the Qur’an and wants
to join our Lenten Bible study, please see Andrea/call
her at 732 295-8233/write via firstname.lastname@example.org
so a copy can be ordered for you. Thanks.
Tuesday, March 19th, 10:00 AM, Jones Room - The Bible
and the Qur’an
In the Qur’an, please read Chapter 1 (The Opening)
and 2 (The Heifer).
In the Bible, please read
Genesis Exodus Leviticus Deuteronomy Micah Job
1:1-31 2:11-12 15:19-32 7:6 6:8 1:6-7
2:19-20 6:1-13 17:10-16 24:1-4
35:9-10 16:2-3 Matthew Luke John Jude Revelation
48:15-16 17:1-7 6:1-4 1:19 3:16 9 1:4, 20
49:29-33 19:5-6 19:1-9 8:1-2
Lesson #2, Tuesday March 26th, 10:00
AM, Jones Room
The Bible and the Qur’an
In the Qur’an, please read Chapter 12 (Joseph).
In the Bible, please read Genesis 37, 39-46.
QUIET DAY: A one day retreat for all women of
the diocese. April 6 from 10-3PM. Led by the Rev. Maria
Sanzo. Register by Tuesday, April 3 at https://tinyurl.com/WomensQuietDay04062019
or contact Mary Anne Clisham at 609-394-5281
FROM THE ENVIRONMENTAL
STEWARDSHIP MINISTRY (ESM)
GOOD NEWS FROM THE ESM!
Saint Mary’s can be both humbled
and proud to learn that since the summer of 2017, the
operations of our newly installed high efficiency lighting,
HVAC equipment and smart thermostats have yielded a 22%
decrease in our electric costs and a 15% decrease in our
gas costs!! As we faithfully minister to those in need
of food and fellowship, a warm bed or a safe place to
meet, we are also reducing our energy consumption and
carbon footprint! The ESM aims to realize greater energy
efficiency and cost savings by setting the temperature
throughout Saint Mary’s to 70 degrees during service
times and setting it back to 63 degrees when the church
and facilities are unoccupied. Over the next few weeks,
we will be testing and determining how much lead time
is needed for the system to “warm up” from
the set- back temperature. We understand that physical
comfort varies for everyone, and we graciously ask all
to understand we are exercising an intentional act of
stewardship of our environmental and monetary resources.
If anyone finds this temperature to be too uncomfortable,
please place a note for Al Wagner, Mike Mercuro or Daryl
Schambach in the basket marked ESM on the table in the
far left corner of church. Thank you all!
Let’s face the issue of
plastic pollution together, help raise awareness and make
personal and collective choices to protect humanity and
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 Robin
Henry 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
2018-19 BOOK STUDIES
Sundays 9 to 9:45 in the Jones Room.
Sundays 9 to 9:45
in the Jones Room. March 3 - April 14 (Lent): "The
Soul's Journey Into God by St. Bonaventure
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.
VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED
FOR THE ASBURY PARK SOUP KITCHEN!!
For the Soup Kitchen in Asbury
Park. We need a few more volunteers for 1 or 2 Saturday
mornings a year. Please contact Laura Grodewald
or 732-948-3186) for more information.
SUNDAY SCHOOL FAMILIES
It's that time of year again and we're very excited to
see our students for another fun-filled year! Registration
forms will be in the back of the church each Sunday through
the first day of classes, Sunday, September 16th. Please
return completed forms (which can be found at the back
of the church) to Cherisse in the Parish Office. If you
have questions or would like to volunteer your time for
Sunday School or Nursery, please call Laurie Clayton
at 732-600-5454. Thank you!!
Registration Form here
NURSERY/PRESCHOOL HELP NEEDED
We need a few adults and teens who are willing to rotate
to oversee the Nursery/Preschool during our 10 o’clock
service each Sunday. This will allow our young families
to attend church while their children are in a safe and
fun space. Please call Laurie Clayton 732-600-5454, if
you are able to help out.
CALLING ALL FAMILIES WHOSE TEENS,
6TH GRADE AND OLDER, WILL REGULARLY BE ATTENDING CHURCH
SCHOOL THIS YEAR. We are planning and need your
input to create an effective program. Specifically we
need to know if your teen will regularly attend on Sunday
mornings or if an alternative meeting time might be preferable.
Please contact Laurie Clayton either
by phone or email to discuss alternatives for the coming
732-600-5454 or email@example.com
PAMPERED CHEF FUNDRAISER FOR
MARY’S TABLE In the near future, Pampered
Chef will be having a fundraiser for Mary’s Table!
We will be posting it on the Facebook site and will
ask all of you Facebook users to kindly pass it to your
friends and family.
Mary's Table is the recipient of a grant
support our feeding ministry from the
Sandy New Jersey Relief Foundation
St. Mary’s 13th Annual Gift
FROM YOUR GIFT AUCTION COMMITTEE:
Dear Saint Mary's Family, Our 13th Annual Gift Auction,
"Mardi Gras" proved to be the exciting, successful
event we have become accustomed to hosting. As you know,
the undertaking is no simple feat. By the Grace of God
and with the support of many who contributed time, talent,
energy, donations of gifts, gift cards, money, home baked
and store bought treats, Saint Mary's Gift Auction netted
$21,465.00!! We extend a heartfelt and gracious thank
you to all whose help made it possible to raise vitally
needed funds so we, through our outreach ministries, may
continue to touch the lives of those in need in our community.
ALTAR FLOWER DONATIONS
Beginning after Easter the
Altar Guild will be purchasing flowers and other altar
items, on request, “In Honor” or “In
Memory of”. Forms and instructions can be found
in the back of the church. Such donations, in support
of the Altar Guild, are always welcome.
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.
TRINITY CHURCH SOUP KITCHEN SPRING
FUNDRAISER will be "The Producers",
Friday, March 29 at 6:30pm at Spring Lake Community House
Theater. Tickets are a minimum donation of $30. Checks
should be made out to "Trinity Church" &
in the memo write "Food Justice". For tickets
please contact Cherisse in the parish office.
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