July 12-18 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.



Racism - 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 Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 863 0679 2581
Password: 251859

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

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, Hawley Family has been tending the light, and next week, Laura Vernon will care for it.








Confirmation Class
meets this
Sunday after Worship

Confirmation is affirming for one's self what was once affirmed on our behalf at Baptism.

The members of this year's class have been asked to write a one page statement of personal beliefs that will serve as the starting point for our discussion this Sunday.

Participants are simply asked to stay on the Zoom meeting after worship on Sunday. We will conclude by 12:15 p.m.

When Can We Go Back to our Building?

Let's start with the easy part: we all love St. Martin's and think it is a beautiful church. We love to go there for worship, social events and inspiring programs.

But...

Never in our lifetime has there been a public health situation like the one we are experiencing now.

We were preparing to send out a survey to ask you when and howyou would like to reopen our buildings. There are lots of state and diocesan requirements and lots of extra financial cost involved in going back into our buildings, even in a very limited way.

But then the health reports for this week began coming in, and the reports of churches that have reopened infecting countless others.

So, for the time being, we will stay as patient as we can. We will stay as safe as we can. We will continue to gather by way of platforms such as Zoom. If you are having problems using Zoom, please contact us and let us help you.

The Vestry will discuss safe times and ways to open at each month's meeting.

Until then, let's count our blessings. Some people who could not physically get to St. Martin's now join in regularly via the internet. People on vacation are logging in. Members of the military can join us from where they are stationed. We are joining with St. John's for good study and discussion - it's not all bad. In fact some of it is actually wonderful. So rejoice, and again I say rejoice. God is good and we will get to new places and ways together, by God's sustaining grace!

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

Call Us: 908-526-1350