Parish Notes and Announcements: Week of July 23,
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MARK YOUR CALENDAR 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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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