July 26 - August 1 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.

We're talking about Racism

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 Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 883 7594 6808
Password: 628678

Join St. John’s / St. Martin’s Adult Forum
Thursday Zoom meeting.

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, the Jandak family will care for the Light of Christ.
We Pray We Are Getting Closer to Our Next Rector!

Last Sunday, the Discernment Committee reported that they have begun interviews with applicants. In addition we will have both a property audit of the church and rectory and a financial audit conducted as part of our preparations before calling a new rector. This is standard procedure required by the Diocese every time a parish calls a new rector. Please keep the applicants, the committee and our parish in your prayers that God will send us the right person for the next chapter of ministry here at St. Martin's.


A Raffle that
Makes a Difference!

Be the difference in the life of a family struggling with housing and food security.
Tickets are on sale now for IHN’s Holiday Calendar Raffle. The raffle draws seven winners each week in November,
December, and January 2021. All tickets are re-entered for each weekly drawing, giving ticket holders multiple chances to win! Each day of the three-month period has a designated value of $30 to $100. Winners will receive a check in the mail after each drawing.

You can make their annual fundraiser a success! Tickets are $10 and are available by calling  908-704-1920,  or emailing  Karen@ihnsc.org . You may also stop by the office, 98 West End Avenue, Somerville, during regular business hours.

August is St. Martin’s month to help the Somerset County Food Bank with distribution of food at Shiloh Pentecostal Church in Somerville. A van driver and helpers are needed each Saturday of August, and there are 5 Saturdays! One person is needed at the food bank location in Bound Brook at 8:20 a.m. to help load the vans and drive one of them to the church. Two or three additional helpers are needed at the church at 9:00 a.m. to assist with food distribution. Please email Marlene at  MFICZKO@OPTONLINE.NET  if you would like to volunteer. Let her know which dates you are available and if you would be willing to drive the van. Thank you.

Calling all Pandemic Chefs:

 Do you have a favorite recipe that you would like to share with the parish? Have you tried something new during your time home? Has your grandparent handed down a recipe that you can't find in any other cookbook? I'm putting together a St. Martin's recipe book that I will share electronically with everyone. How can you share your recipe? Scan it, take a picture of it, send me a link to the online site, type it up in Word, send it to me in the mail. There will be the usual categories: Appetizers, salads, drinks, entrees, desserts, misc. Send them to  randyali@aol.com .
How can we put this delicately and positively?

The people of St. Martin's are generous with their time, their finances, and offering the volunteer services they do. We have so much for which to be grateful. We are so committed to the ministry we share. We love this church.
So please keep up your financial support, because frankly, it is needed!
We have continued to spray the weeds (with a people-friendly solution of vinegar, salt, and dish soap) in the parking lot, patio, hillside, and school playground over the past few weeks. That will be a long-term battle, but fight the good fight.

Also the William Hawkins' dedication marker was installed in the patio garden bed. 

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

Call Us: 908-526-1350