• 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

INTERFAITH HOSPITALITY NETWORK will be hosting their annual Helping Homeless Families benefit concert on Sunday, April 19th, at Christ United Methodist Church in Lakewood, NJ featuring The Billy Lawlor Quintet with special guest: Deb Lyons. For tickets call 732-736-1550

MOTHER’S DAY BREAKFAST

Continuing the tradition here at St. Mary’s, the men of the parish will be preparing breakfast for all the ladies in the church on Mother’s Day. Come out and celebrate all the special women in your life! The breakfast will be held between services beginning at 9:00AM on Sunday, May 10th. If you would like to volunteer helping the men in the kitchen please contact Dru Kegreiss at 732-892-4247.

ST. MARY’S SOCIETY SPRING RUMMAGE SALE will be held on Thursday, May 7 & Friday, May 8 in Farnsworth Hall 9 AM until 2 PM (1 PM on Friday) Bag Sale All Day Friday! Donations can be brought to Farnsworth Hall on Sunday, May 3rd, between 9:00AM-3:00PM.

FUND RAISING BRAIN STORMING

Our annual winter Gift Auction has become a highly anticipated event through out the area. It is always sold out. It is our biggest and most successful fund raiser of the year. We would like to have a major fund raising event in the summer/fall that would complement our Gift Auction. As you are aware, we are all giving as much as we can to St. Mary's and yet, each year we are forced to dip into our investments to make up the shortfall. We are looking for ideas to involve the community outside of St. Mary's in supporting our fund raising. Just like we do with the Gift Auction. If you have any ideas or interest in helping the Vestry with identifying a summer/fall fund raising event, please meet with us on Sunday, May 17 at 9:15 am. If you cannot attend and want to contribute your ideas, please talk to any Vestry member. Thanks, Jack Greene

A Warm Welcome To Our New Choir Director

Mr. Patrick Marques

When Peter saw the astonishment of those who had seen the lame man healed, he addressed the people, "You Israelites, why do you wonder at this, or why do you stare at us, as though by our own power or piety we had made him walk? ... More

Acts 3:12-19

See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and that is what we are. The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Beloved, we are God's children now; what we will be has not yet been revealed. What we do know is this: when he is revealed, we will be like him, for we will see him as he is. And all who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure... More

1 John 3:1-7

Jesus himself stood among the disciples and their companions and said to them, "Peace be with you." They were startled and terrified, and thought that they were seeing a ghost. He said to them, "Why are you frightened, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? Look at my hands and my feet; see that it is I myself. Touch me and see; for a ghost does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have." And when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet. While in their joy they were disbelieving and still wondering, he said to them, "Have you anything here to eat?" They gave him a piece of broiled fish, and he took it and ate in their presence... More

Luke 24:36b-48

 



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