Family Promise

Sunday, September 27 to Sunday, October 4

What is Family Promise?

Children's Service

Sunday, September 27

Children's Service will resume on Sunday September 27th 9:30am in the Chapel! 

Children of all ages and their parents are welcome to join us for a brief half hour service filled with Prayer, Bible Stories and of course Music.

Come join Father Andersen, Al Vonderhae as we make some joyful noise to the Lord!

Children's service will be held the 4th Sunday of each month!



James B Nye Golf Outing

Wednesday, September 30

On May 16th, 2013 our beloved friend Jim Nye passed away following a severe injury he sustained a few days prior.


Jim was a longtime parishioner of St. Mary's and Vestry Member.  Jim was also very active in Sparta and Sussex County activities


Future Care - Wills, Trusts Estates

Tuesday, September 29

St. Mary's is excited to begin a new season of FUTURECARE!

Our first program of the season is centered around setting up Wills, Trusts, Estates, and other similar documents.

Our presenter is Bill Askin of Sparta’s own Laddey, Clark & Ryan, LLP.

The session will take place on Tuesday, September 29th at 7PM in Schaffer Hall. It is open to the public and there is no charge for admission. Please sign up in the Narthex if you plan on attending


College Care Packages

Sunday, October 16

On Sunday October 16th following the 10:30am service we will be assembling college care packages for our college students.

Packages will be prepared for all whether they are away at school or commute from home.

Please make sure we have your son/daughter's College address by emailing it to:

If you have questions or want to participate please see Kathy O'Brien!

Music Garden Ribbon Cutting

Wednesday, June 3

At the beginning of 2014 St. Mary's Episcopal Church Outreach gave a grant to Newton Head Start so they could build a Music Garden Playground.

First Sunday After Christmas & Holy Eucharist

Sunday, December 27

There will be a single service on Sunday December 27th. 

Service will begin at 10am and coffee hour will follow. 

The Rev. Erik Soldwell will be celebrating the service.

Rev. Soldwell is also serving as our consultant during the transition process.


Veterans Day Service

Sunday, November 8

On Sunday November 8th at our 10:30am service we will be honoring our Nations Veterans.

Members of St. Mary's Church and Veterans from the Sparta area are invited to this special service.

Father Andersen will offer a special blessing to all those who served. 

In preparation for this service if you are a veteran or family member of a Veteran please click below

Blessing of the Animals

Sunday, October 8

St.Mary's Episcopal Church of Sparta, NJ welcomes you to join us for our annual Blessing of the Animals! On Sunday October 8th during the 10:30am service.

Hammer for Heroes

Saturday, June 6

Outreach will be sponsoring 'Hammer for Heroes" thru Habitat for Humanity of Morris County.

Please save the date June 6th,2015, 9am to 2pm.This is a FAMILY event all are welcomed.

Please check out the web site at for the information. Look for the sign up sheet in early May,lets do some " Hands on Outreach" teach our children about giving back and enjoy a fun filled day with your church family.


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