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God's Giving Garden 
Despite the rain, the Ross Farm Giving Garden continues to produce! With a bumper crop of cucumbers and zucchini, as well as green beans, squash, tomatillo's and basil, we have delivered well over 600lbs of food to the hungry! 

We would like to thank all who have come to help us in the last couple of weeks. With the weather as crazy as it was, we managed to harvest, weed, and plant radishes, beets, beans and lettuce. This is the time of year when the garden needs a lot of attention, so please check the hours and come when you can. Thank you for all that you do for the hungry in Somerset County. There are many, and they are grateful. 

July 30-August 5; August 20-26; 
September 10-16; October 1-7

Cathy Ferrara, email: 

Recent photos from the garden show (above) a giant cucumber!!
Top right, basil.
Below, bags of produce waiting to be delivered.
 Join us for a day 
at the races!!
Sunday, August 26

Join us at Monmouth Park for an afternoon at the races.  After service on Sunday, August 26.
More information to follow.
All are welcome!
Missed Pastor Beth's Sermon?
Pastor Beth's weekly sermons are now available to listen to via audio file.  Just go to and click on the Audio Play button at the top of the page, or next to the relevant date. Previous sermons (from Dec. 6, 2016 onwards) are also available via audio file.
Parking availability this Sunday
This Sunday parking will available in the lower parking lot and in the triangle across the street.

Pastor Beth Vacation and Pastoral Needs
Pastor Beth returns from vacation on August 3, and then will be away on retreat at Cross Roads from August 20-24.
For pastoral needs and emergencies for July 30-Aug 3 please contact the Rev. Shawn Carty of Community of St. John Baptist, Mendham, Tel: 208-471-0244 or, email:

Summer Parish Office Hours
Due to the construction work and the quieter summer months our Parish Administrator is mainly working from home. She will be present in the office occasionally. Voicemail is being checked regularly. Please bear with us during the next couple of months while we await our upcoming move in to our new Parish House. Thank you.
Pastor Beth's Office Hours
Pastor's Beth is in the office each week on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. 
Monday is her day off.  On Fridays she works from home.  
Good News in the Garden State Newsletter

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Lutheran Episcopal Advocacy Ministry of New Jersey - Faith in Action, sign up for their email newsletter using this link
St. Bernard's Episcopal Church, Bernardsville

 AA Update:

Alcoholics Anonymous meets  on Tuesday evenings at 8 pm and Saturday evenings at 6 pm in the church, while construction is going on.  

Event Calendar  @ St. Bernard's!
Check the dates of all the upcoming events below and mark them in your calendar!

August 2018


Pastor Beth away
5 10 am Holy Eucharist
10th after Pentecost
Refreshments in the Narthex
Finance Committee Meeting
12 10 am Holy Eucharist
11th after Pentecost
Refreshments in the Narthex
19 10 am Holy Eucharist
12th after Pentecost
Refreshments in the Narthex
19 2 pm Giant Picnic at Cross Roads Camp & Retreat Center

Pastor Beth on retreat at Cross Roads Camp & Retreat Center
26 10 am Holy Eucharist
13th after Pentecost
Refreshments in the Narthex
InReach outing at Monmouth Races

Upcoming Events

August 19 - Giant picnic at Cross Roads Camp

August 26 - Day at Monmouth Races!

Cross Roads Camp & Retreat Center
Giant Church Picnic!
August 19, 2 pm
Our new Parish House
& The Heritage at Claremont  !

For photos, a fabulous video on the final renderings and information on the parish house and The Heritage at Claremont condominiums 
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See photos below on the most recent progress of our new Parish House.  

2nd Floor entrance, stone work commences

Stone work on the front and entrance  of the 
Parish House