Staying Connected
Join us this weekend for worship.
Saturday at 5:30 pm, Sunday at 9:00 am in the sanctuary, or
The service is also posted on our website
If you would like a pastoral visit or a visit from one of our
Eucharistic Ministers, please contact Mo. Allison.
Blessing of the Animals
St. Mary's celebrated the Feast of St. Francis with a special worship service and blessing of our pets on the front lawn last Sunday. It was a great day! The pets even enjoyed coffee hour treats. You may view the link to the service here.
And Pictures of the day here.
Haitian Refugee Crisis Town Hall

Mother Allison attended a special Town Hall meeting held by the Bishop on the Haitian Refugee Crisis. If you are interested in serving on the Diocese of NJ Task Force, please contact Mother Allison.

If you would like to learn more ways to assist in NJ please visit to donate or become a volunteer.
It's good to have our choir back!
Welcome back to our faithful choir members and thank you for your dedication!

New members are welcome!
Rehearsals are held on Thursdays at 5 pm; a short rehearsal is held on Sundays at 8:30 am.
No experience is necessary, just a desire to praise the Lord in song.

Please Contact Kyle if you are interested: 
Halloween Family Fun Day!
Lots of tricks and treats will be happening on St. Mary's front lawn on Halloween Day, October 31st, from 11:30 to 3:30 pm.
We're planning lawn games, face painting, arts & crafts, treats and more.

If you have a talent to share, a fun idea, or wish to help out,
let Mo. Allison know.
Let's help to Stamp Out Hunger
Food insecurity is on the rise and St. Mary's is stepping up to assist our neighbors in need. During the month of October, please bring Canned Goods, Easy Microwavable Meals, and Boxed Food Items to the church on Sunday, or you may leave your donations in the chapel at any time. The bounty will be blessed and sent to The Branches for distribution.
Like to serve behind the scene?
Join the Altar Guild Team!
St. Mary's Altar Guild is looking for new members!

The Altar Guild prepares the altar for Holy Eucharist and reverently cleans up the bread, wine, and Communion vessels after a service. If you like to work behind the scenes, enjoy working alongside others, then you will like being on the Altar Guild team. Training will be available. Contact Mo. Allison or Janice Haines.
Ways to contribute to St. Mary's
Your support of the mission and ministry of St. Mary's through your communal worship and financial support during these challenging times
is appreciated!
Ways to donate are:

  • The Sunday collection plate

  • Send a check payable to St. Mary's to:
St. Mary's Church,
9425 Third Ave., Stone Harbor, NJ 08247
(Your envelope and number is not necessary, only your name.)

  • Setting up a personal online banking "bill pay" option. The bank will mail the check for you to the church office.

Mark your Calendars
Looking Forward...
October: Food Drive
October 4th - 17th (Mo. Allison is on Vacation)
October 14th - 5 pm Choir rehearsal
October 18th - 7 pm Vestry meeting
October 17th - Cyrus and Mary Mitchell Baptism, 95th St. Beach, 1 PM. (Mo. Allison will be back for this)
October 31st: Halloween Fun Day on the Lawn

November 7th : All Saints Sunday
November 14th: Thank You Reception/Coffee Hour
November 28th: Advent Begins ( Advent Study to be determined)

December 21st: Blue Christmas Service
December 24th: Christmas Eve

more to come...

CHECK OUT OUR CALENDAR on our website for all activities taking place throughout the week.
Lectionary Text for the Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 23
Worship Services
Saturday 5:30 pm and Sunday 9:00 AM in person (church)
Sunday 9:00 AM Live on Facebook
Sunday 11:00 AM on St. Mary's website
Services, studies, and service bulletins may be accessed on our website: