Future Care - St. Mary's

Cliff Cernek

The St. Mary’s Inreach Committee is excited to announce that beginning on Tuesday, September 30th, a series of adult education programs, entitled “FUTURECARE,” are coming to St. Mary’s.  The programs are designed to educate and prepare all participants for important life decisions that lay ahead of us all.


Regular Schedule Begins September 21st

Cliff Cernek

Our regular schedule begins on September 21st!

8:00am Holy Eucharist

9:00am Breakfast

10:00am Sacred Journeys

10:30am Holy Eucharist

11:30am Coffee Hour

Until then we remain one service 9am Holy Eucharist followed by Coffee Hour.


Sacred Journeys Registration

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Registration for Sacred Journeys Classes

GODLY PLAY and MUSTARD SEED - is on Sunday, September 7th and September 14th,

after the 9 o'clock service in Shaffer Hall.



10:00-10:45 AM for children ages 3 thru 1st Grade

10:00-10:45 AM for children Grades 2-5

Haven of Hope Picnic

Cliff Cernek

The annual Haven of Hope Picnic will be held on Saturday, July 26th  at 5pm in Hope, NJ. (Behind St. Luke's Church)

Sign up sheets are in the Narthex; everyone is asked to bring a side dish or dessert.

Haven of Hope serves as a respite for terminally and chronically ill children and their families; St. Mary's has been an active supporter of the organization and its mission for several years.


Seafood Fest is August 2nd!

Cliff Cernek

The 23rd Annual Seafood Fest is on August 2nd!

Hosted by Bob and Linda Heitzman, the fest will be held at St. Mary's on Saturday, August 2nd at 5:30pm.

Choose from lobster, shrimp, salmon or London broil or any combination. Pay for your dinner upon arrival (market price).

Everyone is asked to bring either an appetizer, a salad, a side dish, or a dessert.

Soft drinks are provided; this is a BYOB.  

The party is for those 18 and over, so start lining up your babysitters now!!

Vacation Bible School

Monday, June 26 to Friday, June 30

Come join us for a week full of fun and adventure and Catch the Wave of God’s Amazing Love. Vacation Bible School will be at St. Mary's Episcopal Church from June 26th to June 30th. The week will fill hearts with fun, laughter, and God’s grace as we enjoy a week of games, crafts, science and spiritual stories.

We will eventually be asking for donations of any beach oriented materials such as beach balls, beach blankets, pails, shovels, etc. to add to the décor and transform Shaffer Hall into a beach party scene. We need your help to make this happen for our children.

Ice Cream Social

Cliff Cernek

Our Pentecost Sunday Ice Cream Social will be held next Sunday after the 10:30am Service.

Please join us for some cool Summer ice cream!

The St. Mary's Children's Garden

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A 3-Tier Adventure into the “WONDERS OF NATURE”

Tear 1 Update:  The Children's garden is 90% complete. The Jennings have GIVEN (G1) their time and love for nature towards creating the garden for our children.

Location:  back of church.  See it from the chapel.

Tear 2: I am looking for GIFTS (G2) for the children in the form of “DONATIONS” of the following items:


Sparta Ecumenical Food Pantry

Cliff Cernek

For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you invited me in. (Matthew 25:35)

The Sparta Food Pantry helps feed those families in need in Sussex County.

In addition to the weekly food distribution the Pantry provides a Summer Lunch Program that helps feed children who normally get lunch assistance in school, but not during the summer. The Pantry also provides special meals at the Holidays.

St. Mary's Presents - Broadway in Concert

Cliff Cernek

Come to St. Mary's on Saturday June 14th 7pm, for Broadway in Concert!

St. Mary's Choir and the Sparta Select  Choir are combining voices for a night of Broadway Show Tunes.

Tickets are $5.00 and will go on sale soon!  See Ruth Muenzen or Laura Lopez for more details.


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