February 28-March 6 With St. Martin's
Third Sunday in Lent Service
Here is a link to: Sunday's Bulletin.
Outreach
It’s Easter Bunny time!!! Outreach is gearing up to make Easter a happy holiday for local children who may not otherwise receive a visit from the Easter Bunny. On Sunday, March 7th, we will be collecting Easter baskets, Easter candy and small toys in the church parking lot from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.. In addition, we will be collecting new and gently used children’s springtime clothing. 
Bruce Linn's Funeral Mass
Due to Covid restrictions, the in-person part of Dr. Linn's Funeral Mass is by invitation only, but it will be live-streamed on Facebook on Friday, March 5 at 1 p.m.

http://www.facebook.com/SaintMartinsEpiscopalChurchBridgewaterNJ

so that all who desire may join us in prayer for the repose of his soul. Fr. Rob will be the celebrant and Fr. Bruce will be the Preacher. Link to the: Mass Bulletin
Lenten Study
Thursdays in February and March
Zoom Link for Lenten Study: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88625557684?pwd=RlN6UXZJc2xUR09tbXpDb2ppSS9vQT09

Meeting ID: 886 2555 7684
Passcode: Lent
Keeper of the Light
There is a light at St. Martin's that never goes out. We call it the "Sanctuary Light". 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. If you would like to be the "Keeper of the Light" for a week, email Philip with the subject "Candle" at philip.muniz@gmail.com.
In-Person Worship
We continue to make preparations for reopening. At this moment, we are in need of ushers!
Changes to the Church Office
Jennifer Fraley is no longer working as the parish administrator (her last day is actually this Friday) and we wish her well. For the time being, due to the large deficit in the 2021 budget, a new parish administrator will not be hired. We are hopeful that a new one may be in place in 2022, as we begin to recover more from the pandemic. In the meantime, Yvonne Comeau will be volunteering in the office on Monday mornings, and Barbara Butler will be volunteering on Friday mornings. Please let them know how grateful we are for their service to the parish.

If you need to contact Father Rob, please feel free to email him (rectorstmartinsnj@gmail.com) directly, or call/text him on his cell (336.264.5185). As the office remains open part-time, this is the best way to ensure that he gets your message in a timely manner.  

A new cleaning person has also been hired. Iveth Rodriguez has been contracted by the school since September, as has done a remarkable job keeping the school clean. Beginning this weekend, she will also clean the church and parish offices on a weekly basis. 
Prayer Concerns
and Blessings
  • Bruce Linn, a longtime, faithful member of St. Martin's passed away on February 20th. Pray for Jane and her family.
  • Jenn Persson requested prayers for Dianna Soos and her family on the death of her father; Linda Pagel on the death of her husband, and Deb & Gene Williams who had to put their dog, Timmy, down last week.
  • Lorna, a mutual friend of Jack & Barbara, is in hospice.
  • Juanita reported that her grandson, Trevor, will be celebrating his 14th birthday on Saturday.
  • Len Cacciatore requested prayers of thanksgiving for his aunt, Madeline Buonanno, who at 90 yrs old recovered from Covid-19.
  • Gary Keyak requested prayers for his neighbor's 11 yr. old daughter, Adrianna. Her Ewings Sarcoma has returned.
  • Beth Hixenbaugh's student who we had prayed for returned to school on Friday, having recovered from Covid-19. Also a friend's son, Amin, was in a bad car accident that left him permanently paralyzed.
  • Elsie Francis' mom's posthumous 121st birthday would have been today. She died at 109 yrs old.
  • Consuelo Jimenez' birthday is today. She and her husband Oliverio are former parishioners, now living in New Mexico.
  • Kathy Picazio's grandson, Joey, will be 10 yrs old on Wednesday.
Job Opportunities
Engineer I and II - Manufacturing Industry (Job Descriptions) Contact Howard Stamato for more info.
 
Bridgewater-Raritan School District: teaching positions, cafeteria aides, special education assistants, and secretarial positions. We are especially in need of substitute teachers (you need a 4 year college degree; does not have to be in teaching). Contact Alison for more information.
St. Martin’s Episcopal Church
1350 Washington Valley Road,
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
www.stmartinsnj.org
Call Us: 908-526-1350
Contact information for Fr. Rob
rectorstmartinsnj@gmail.com or fatherroblaws@yahoo.com