Your church home at the shore!
The Rev. Eloise Shanley, Pastor
9212 Third Avenue, Stone Harbor, NJ 08247
Sunday after Labor Day through Sunday before Memorial Day - 10:00 a.m. in the sanctuary
Memorial Day Sunday thru Labor Day Sunday- 8:30 a.m. in the garden & 10:00 a.m. in the sanctuary
Masks are optional. Current Covid-19 precautions are in place.
Holy Communion the first and third Sunday of the month.
The mustard seed becomes a great shrub that shelters the birds, recalling ancient images of the tree of life. We’d expect a cedar or a sequoia, but Jesus finds the power of God better imaged in a tiny, no-account seed. It’s not the way we expect divine activity to look. Yet the tree of life is here, in the cross around which we gather, the tree into which we are grafted through baptism, the true vine that nourishes us with its fruit in the cup we share. It may not appear all that impressive, but while nobody’s looking it grows with a power beyond our understanding.
Third Sunday after Pentecost Video Service
Our next Communion Sunday will be June 20, 2021
The Worship Committee is holding a polishing party on June 23rd at 1:00 pm to polish the brass. If you are interested, please bring clean soft rags. Thank you.
The 20th Annual Blueberry Festival will be held on Sunday, June 18th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in Parish Hall. Please join us for desserts, music, and fellowship. If you would like to help with providing blueberry desserts, call the church office or use the sign-up sheets in the narthex or on the Parish Nurse desk. Thanks you all for helping make this a successful event.
We have begun our Summer Worship Schedule with two services. There will be an outside service in the garden (weather permitting) at 8:30 am and a 10:00 am service inside in the sanctuary. We will be following the current Covid-19 guidelines.
If you are planning to attend the 8:30 a.m. service in the garden and are able to help set up the chairs, please arrive at the church at 8:00 a.m. Thank you in advance for your help.
Anyone who is willing to help with Vacation Bible School during the first week of August, whether it be teaching a class, decorating, crafts, snacks, music, etc., please contact the Church Office at 609-368-3031 as soon as possible. We would appreciate your help in providing this ministry to the children of our church and community.
We are updating our records. If we don't already have, please contact the Church Office with your birthday and wedding anniversary date.
May God Bless you with his presence now and always!
WELLNESS & EXERCISE PROGRAM - Wednesdays, from 10:30 am to 12 noon, in Parish Hall. Everyone is invited to join us. Please get consent and medical clearance information from the Parish Nurse desk or call Bonnie Kratzer at 609-368-0197. Masks required and social distancing in place. This program has taken a break for the summer and will resume in September.
THE ADULT FORUM - Sundays at 9 a.m. Join us in the conference room. Canceled until further notice.
PARISH NURSE HOURS - Wednesdays 1 - 3 p.m. for blood pressure screenings in Parish Hall. Covid-19 precautions in place. Open to the community. Masks required.
CHOIR PRACTICE - Wednesdays at 7 p.m. in the Choir Room. Canceled until further notice.
WOMEN'S DEVOTIONAL HOUR - Thursdays at 9:45 a.m. Now meeting via Zoom. All are welcome to join. Please contact the Church Office for the login information. Last meeting will be June 3rd.
COFFEE HOUR - Second Sunday of each month following the Worship Service. Next Coffee Hour date to be determined.
SUPPORT COMMITTEE MEETING - First Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. Next Meeting is July 6, 2021 in Parish Hall.
CHURCH COUNCIL MEETING - Second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. Next Meeting is July 13, 2021 in Parish Hall.
WELCA MEETING - We are serving our needy community by food donations to The Branches. Please bring one item listed
below* to church every Sunday to help stock their food pantry. Deliveries will be made weekly. Thank you. *bread, peanut butter, jelly, juice, cereal bars, rice krispy treats, spaghetti sauce, canned beef stew, Hormel meats, hot dogs, hot dog rolls
WELCA is also collecting personal items for CARA (Coalition Against Rape and Abuse). The most needed items are:
shampoo, conditioner, body wash, hand soap, deodorant, and disposable diapers (size 5 and 6). Please help WELCA
by bringing these items and placing them in the designated spot in the narthex. We will deliver them weekly.
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Hours: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Beth Sheeran, Parish Secretary
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