• St. Mary's by the Sea is a Christian community
  • that strives to create a sanctuary for ALL
  • seekers and believers alike
  • to come and experience the Love of God through Jesus Christ,
  • to share that love with those around us
  • and in the wider world,
  • and to grow in faith
  • as part of a caring Christian family.
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God is love and those who live in love live in God and God lives in them.

1 John 4:16

STEWARDSHIP

We are deeply grateful for the stewardship pledges that we have already received, and we encourage those who have not yet pledged this year to please pray about doing so. Pledges of any amount enable us to formulate our parish budget and make plans for all our various ministries in the coming year. Your giving "From the Heart" allows St. Mary's to continue to be a place of Faith, Hope, Love, and Justice for all. Thank you!

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Holy Week Schedule
Palm Sunday: April 9th 8 am & 10 am
Holy Wednesday: April 12th, Tenebrae 7 pm

Sacred Triduum
Maundy Thursday: April 13th, Middle Eastern-ish potluck, Holy Eucharist, Watch, 7pm
Good Friday: April 14th Good Friday Service at 12 noon and 7 pm
(church and chapel will remain open for silent prayer all day)
Holy Saturday: April 15th Easter Vigil at 7 pm

Easter Sunday: April 16th
Ecumenical Sunrise Service at Jenkinson’s Pavilion (across from Aquarium) 6 am
Easter Services at St. Mary’s 8 am and 10 am

MAUNDY THURSDAY

"Middle-Eastern-ish" Potluck and Service of Holy Eucharist and Foot/Hand Washing Thurs., April 13th, at 7PM in Farnsworth Hall.

Please sign up in Farnsworth Hall.

LENTEN MINI RETREAT:
“WHO DO YOU SAY THAT I AM?”

Saturday April 1, 10 am to 2 pm, at St. Mary’s
“Who do you say that I am?” Saturday April 1st, 10 am to 2 pm at St. Mary’s, lunch & Eucharist included.

FAMILY COMMUNION SUNDAY

We are planning Family Communion Sunday, on May 21st. Mother Victoria will lead an engaging program on four consecutive Sundays immediately following the 10 o'clock service, beginning April 23rd.


St. Mary's by the Sea
2017 Gift Auction

AMAZON ADVENTURE PICTURES

IHN FELLOWSHIP

Our next IHN host cycle begins
Sunday, April 2nd

EASTER FLOWERS

If you would like flowers on the altar in loving memory or in honor of a loved one, please fill out an “Easter Flower” envelope which can be found in the pews or at the back of the church and drop in the offering plate. Requests should be submitted no later than 4/9.

SATURDAY MORNING YOGA

Please join us Saturday mornings from 7:30–8:30 am in the Jones Room for a fun morning yoga practice with Michelle Benedict. All are welcome. Please bring your own mat; wear comfortable clothes and don’t forget to bring water.

MARY’S TABLE is in need of dessert donations. Home baked or store bought cakes, pies, cookies, etc. All donations are welcome and appreciated.

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

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.

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Fourth Sunday in Lent
March 26, 2017

Gracious Father, whose blessed Son Jesus Christ came down from heaven to be the true bread which gives life to the world: Evermore give us this bread, that he may live in us, and we in him; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

The Lord said to Samuel, “How long will you grieve over Saul? I have rejected him from being king over Israel. Fill your horn with oil and set out; I will send you to Jesse the Bethlehemite, for I have provided for myself a king among his sons.” Samuel said, “How can I go? If Saul hears of it, he will kill me.” And the Lord said, “Take a heifer with you, and say, ‘I have come to sacrifice to the Lord.’ Invite Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will show you what you shall do; and you shall anoint for me the one whom I name to you.” Samuel did what the Lord commanded, and came to Bethlehem. The elders of the city came to meet him trembling, and said, “Do you come peaceably?” He said, “Peaceably; I have come to sacrifice to the Lord; sanctify yourselves and come with me to the sacrifice.” And he sanctified Jesse and his sons and invited them to the sacrifice. More ...

1 Samuel 16:1-13

Once you were darkness, but now in the Lord you are light. Live as children of light— for the fruit of the light is found in all that is good and right and true. Try to find out what is pleasing to the Lord. Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them. For it is shameful even to mention what such people do secretly; but everything exposed by the light becomes visible, for everything that becomes visible is light. Therefore it says, “Sleeper, awake! Rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.” More...

Ephesians 5:8-14

As Jesus walked along, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned; he was born blind so that God’s works might be revealed in him. We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming when no one can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” When he had said this, he spat on the ground and made mud with the saliva and spread the mud on the man’s eyes, saying to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which means Sent). Then he went and washed and came back able to see. The neighbors and those who had seen him before as a beggar began to ask, “Is this not the man who used to sit and beg?” Some were saying, “It is he.” Others were saying, “No, but it is someone like him.” He kept saying, “I am the man.” But they kept asking him, “Then how were your eyes opened?” He answered, “The man called Jesus made mud, spread it on my eyes, and said to me, ‘Go to Siloam and wash.’ Then I went and washed and received my sight.” They said to him, “Where is he?” He said, “I do not know.” More ...

John 9:1-41

 



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