• 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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Thus you are no longer aliens in a foreign land, but fellow-citizens with God's people, members of God's household. You are built upon the foundation laid by the apostles and prophets, and Christ Jesus himself is the foundation-stone. In Him the whole building is bonded together and grows into the holy temple in the Lord. In Him you too are being built with all the rest into a spiritual dwelling for God.

Ephesians 2:19-22

Message from Saint Mary's by the Sea Wardens and Vestry
Calling our next Rector
Annual Meeting Election Results


Chair Yoga is held on Tuesday mornings in Farnsworth Hall from 9:00-10:00AM Enjoy a yoga practice not limited by pain or past injury by participating in chair yoga. No need to be fit, flexible, or have prior yoga experience.


Great news! The Committee is in the process of finishing our final interviews and visits. We hope to forward the candidates to the Vestry within the next few weeks. Please keep the Committee and Vestry in your prayers as we endeavor to bring this process to a conclusion. Al Soyster, For the Committee


Inserted in your bulletin you will find a Membership Status Form. The information obtained will help up us update our current membership file. We may already have your information, but please take a minute to fill out the form so we can verify it.


To supplement our budget and allow us to fully fund our ministries and pay our fair share pledge to the Diocese without making major withdrawals from our investments, we are proposing a fund raiser for this summer called “Trip to Anywhere”.

IHN AT ST. MARY’S: Our next host week begins Sunday, July 31st, 2016. Please consider volunteering for: mattress set up (by 4:30 PM Sunday); preparing dinner and/or providing fellowship (6-8 PM); overnight host
(8 PM-7 AM); mattress breakdown and cleanup; laundering linens. A list of food and supply donations will be made available as we get closer to our week.

MARY’S TABLE is requesting donations of creamy Caesar salad dressing and cakes to serve for desert. Donations would be very much appreciated.

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


Traveling for business or pleasure? Please consider bringing home the hotel's or ship's toiletries to share with the seafarers at SCI.

JULY WORSHIP SERVICES: On Sunday, July 17, Rev. Johan will be our celebrant and preacher. On July 24 an extraordinary preacher and clergyman, Canon Petero Sabune will be visiting us. More information on him and that day to follow. On Sunday July 30 Rev. Johan will again be our celebrant and preacher.

Watch our weekly Sermon Archive here

O Lord, mercifully receive the prayers of your people who call upon you, and grant that they may know and understand what things they ought to do, and also may have grace and power faithfully to accomplish them; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

This is what the Lord God showed me: the Lord was standing beside a wall built with a plumb line, with a plumb line in his hand. And the Lord said to me, "Amos, what do you see?" And I said, "A plumb line." Then the Lord said,

"See, I am setting a plumb line in the midst of my people Israel; I will never again pass them by;
the high places of Isaac shall be made desolate,
and the sanctuaries of Israel shall be laid waste,
and I will rise against the house of Jeroboam with the sword."... More

Amos 7:7-17


Moses said to the people of Israel, "The Lord your God will make you abundantly prosperous in all your undertakings, in the fruit of your body, in the fruit of your livestock, and in the fruit of your soil. For the Lord will again take delight in prospering you, just as he delighted in prospering your ancestors, when you obey the Lord your God by observing his commandments and decrees that are written in this book of the law, because you turn to the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul.

Deuteronomy 30:9-14

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother,

To the saints and faithful brothers and sisters in Christ in Colossae:

Grace to you and peace from God our Father.

In our prayers for you we always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, for we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints, because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. You have heard of this hope before in the word of the truth, the gospel that has come to you. Just as it is bearing fruit and growing in the whole world, so it has been bearing fruit among yourselves from the day you heard it and truly comprehended the grace of God. This you learned from Epaphras, our beloved fellow servant. He is a faithful minister of Christ on your behalf, and he has made known to us your love in the Spirit... More

Colossians 1:1-145

Just then a lawyer stood up to test Jesus. "Teacher," he said, "what must I do to inherit eternal life?" He said to him, "What is written in the law? What do you read there?" He answered, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself." And he said to him, "You have given the right answer; do this, and you will live."...More

Luke 10:25-37


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