A Journey of the Mind, Body & Spirit

By: 
Cliff Cernek

Today we heard the heroic story of a very special group of women, who are making a place for the sick and abandoned children in Cameroon, Africa. We were honored to welcome Sr. Mary Ruth of the Good Shepheard House of Camerron Africa.  Truly on this day we were in the presence of an Angel...

To learn more about Sr. Ruth and the Good Shepherd Home, please visit: http://www.goodshepherdhome.org

St. Mary's Teen comes to the aid of young Mothers in Need

By: 
Cliff Cernek

Birth Haven is one of several organizations St. Mary's Episcopal Church Outreach supports.

 

Family Promise is here of April 26th - May 2nd!

By: 
Cliff Cernek

What is Family Promise?

 

This year St. Mary's adopted "G3" (Gifts, Giving and Gratitude) to replace "Time, Talent, Treasure." Each Sunday we "Talk the Talk", G3 gives us the opportunity to "Walk the Walk".

G3 not only pretains to volunteering at the Church. Taking care of and raising your family and participating in school and community functions is what Gifts, Giving and Gratitude are all about. It is leaving here on Sunday and "going forth into the world"

Sparta Day 2014

By: 
Cliff Cenrek

Sparta Day 2014 is on May 17th from 10am to 4:00pm

Help is needed that day to provide coverage at the table we will be taking.

Even if you can only help for a half hour it would be appreciated.

Sign up will be available in the Narthex next week.

Or see Cliff Cernek (201)600-1378 or email cliffc276@hotmail.com - if you are interested.

Spring Clean Up is May 4th!

By: 
Cliff Cernek

Following the 10:30am Service on Sunday May 6th we will have our annual Spring Cleanup

Help is needed for 1 hour and pizza will be served when the work is complete.

Come to the service in your garden clothes!

Please bring rakes, blowers and garden tools!

 

 

Defibrillator Training

By: 
Cliff Cernek
In order to keep our defibrillator we need to have 12 members of our congregation certfied to use it.
If you previously took the training, you will need to be recertified. If you would like to be certified new participants are welcome and needed.
 
The training will take place in June at St. Mary's (Date and time to be announced when we have enough interested people that can give us dates they are available.

St. Mary's hosts Sussex County Veterans

By: 
Cliff Cernek

On Sunday March 30th St. Mary's Episcopal Church of Sparta was honored to host a screening for the film "Freedom is not Free" a documentary about the plight of our nation's veterans. Veterans from all over Sussex County came to St. Mary's.

In addition to the film, there was a discussion on veteran issues ranging from medical and stress related issues and awareness of the difficulties veterans face in obtaining treatment.

For more informaton on Sussex County Veteran issues vistit: www.nami-sussex-nj.org

 

Food Pantry

By: 
Cliff Cernek

Each month we publish a list of suggested non-perishable foods needed for distribution at the Sparta Ecumenical Council Food Pantry.  For March, St. Mary’s is asked to donate small or medium sized juice or milk boxes and brownie, cookie or cake mixes.

Did you know

The WATCH

Thursday, April 13 to Friday, April 14

While Jesus was praying in the Garden at Gethsemane, he asked his disciples to “Remain here and watch with me.”

St. Mary’s parishioners will be able to remain and pray for a time throughout the night – just as the disciples of Jesus were asked to do. Prayer Vigil begins at 8:30 p.m. after the Maundy Thursday service and continues uninterrupted until 8:00 a.m. Good Friday morning. If you are interested in participating in this event, please sign up in the Narthex with allotted half hour time slot/slots.

Seder Supper

Sunday, April 13

Seder Supper tickets are now on sale.  $7 for adults; $3 for youth who are 12 and under.  See Carol Lynch for tickets.   Also, on the center table in the Narthex is a sign-up sheet for the sides needed for the dinner.  The seder is held on Palm Sunday (April 13th) at 5pm in Shaffer Hall.

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