July 5-11 with St. Martin's
Sunday with
St. Martin's
Abbreviated Liturgy 10:30


The link to our weekly Zoom service is on the top of the home page of our website, with a link to the leaflet/hymns as well. Each service is recorded and posted on the St. Martin's website https://www.stmartinsnj.org/
and Facebook (St. Martin's Episcopal Church, Bridgewater, New Jersey) the following week in case you missed it.   

Join the Zoom Meeting - https://us02web.zoom.us/j/408114126

Invite your friends, your neighbors, even strangers! Several churches are reporting growth during this time of pandemic. Worshipping with St. Martin's is a good way to start your week with God and one another.

It begins TONIGHT!

Racism is a Spiritual Matter

How should we articulate the spiritual disfigurement caused by our racialized society and then chart a course toward authentic racial reconciliation through the Body of Christ?

Join St. John’s / St. Martin’s Adult Forum
Thursday Zoom meeting.
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Beginning July 2 and continuing Thursday nights at 7:00 p.m. through August 6, the congregations of St. John's in Somerville and St. Martin's in Bridgewater will have a Zoom conversation about race and our faith.


Keeper of the Light

There is a light at St. Martin's that never goes out. We call it the "Sanctuary Light" because it hangs in the sanctuary of the chancel (front of the church) lighting the Reserved Sacrament. It reminds us of the presence of Christ who is with us always. During this time when we are not able to be in our building, members of the parish have been taking turns caring for the light in their own home and then passing it on to another member for the next week, until we can all be together again in the church building.

This week Anne Marie and  Tim Galbreath    have been tending the light, and next week, the Hawley Family will care for it.

Making a Positive Difference!

Because an anonymous friend of this parish has made two substantial gifts to St. Martin's during this time of pandemic, other people's lives are being helped in crucial ways!

First, a grant of more than $5,000 was made to St. Martin's School this month to help defray their rent. The school has stayed open throughout this ordeal, but at times having as few as three students, who were all the children of essential workers. More children have come back, but the school is still far from full capacity. Still the teachers need to be paid, and there are additional costs for extra cleaning. Everyone is working very hard, but all this would not be possible were it not for the assistance that literally helps keep the doors open and welcoming.

Another major portion of the gift, $4,000 was given to SHIP in Somerville, which assists the homeless and poor in our area. The need for more of everything SHIP offers has escalated to never before experienced levels.

Marlene Ficzko writes: SHIP wishes to thank all the parishioners at St. Martin’s who donated over a dozen casseroles this week. They were appreciative of the work St. Martin’s does to aid in the feeding of the homeless and unemployed. The Outreach Committee thanks all who helped with this project.

St. Martin's has always been generous, but in these challenging days we realize just how important it is to offer each other a helping hand. So thank you to everyone. We each have our way to help and make this a better world.









Prayer for
Independence Day

Lord God Almighty, in whose Name the founders of this country won liberty for themselves and for us, and lit the torch of freedom for nations then unborn: Grant that we and all the people of this land may have grace to maintain our liberties in righteousness and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

St. Martin’s Episcopal Church
1350 Washington Valley Road,
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
www.stmartinsnj.org

Call Us: 908-526-1350