Sunday, March 15, 2020


*   *   *   *   ANNOUNCEMENTS   *   *   *   *

Sunday, March 15, 2020

THE REV. TAMMY YOUNG is officiating this morning. Please be sure to welcome her to coffee hour. 

A WELCOME to all visitors and newcomers.  We're glad you're here, and we hope you'll keep coming back.   Holy Communion is open to all who wish to receive. This is Christ’s altar, and all are welcome at Christ’s feast. We also hope you’ll introduce yourself to the clergy after the service and will sign our guest book.   Welcome!!

SATURDAY STATIONS OF THE CROSS & NOONDAY PRAYERSEvery Saturday, during Lent at 11:30 Stations of the Cross in the Chapel, followed by Noon Day Prayers.   A short Bible Study follows.  

VISITORS AND NEWCOMERS:  Please take a few moments to fill out one of the blue cards in the pews and by the guest book in the Narthex, and place the card in the offertory plate.  It’s very important to us that you be included as a parishioner, if you so desire.  

PASTORAL VISITS:  Please contact the church office at 732-591-9210 if you are ill and in need of a pastoral visit.  “We make house calls.

*   *    LENTEN & HOLY WEEK SERVICES   *   * 

  • PALM SUNDAY - April 5th, 8:00 &10:00 AM
  • PRAYER BEAD SERVICE- Monday, April 6th, 7:00 PM
  • STATIONS OF THE CROSS- Tuesday, April 7th, 7:00 PM
  • TENEBRAE- Wednesday, April 8th, 7:00 PM (Church)
  • MAUNDY THURSDAY- April 9th, 7:00 PM
  • GOOD FRIDAY SERVICES- Children’s service at 10:00 AM and Eucharist at 7:00 PM
  • THE GREAT EASTER VIGIL - Saturday, April 11th, 7:30 PM
  • EASTER SUNDAY - April 12th, services 8:00 & 10 AM

*   *   *   *    UPCOMING EVENTS   *   *   *   *

  • PRETZEL SUNDAY - March 29th
  • AGAPE DINNER- Maundy Thursday, April 9th, followed by foot washing service at 7:00 PM
  • LOW SUNDAY BRUNCH- Sunday, April 19th
  • GOODS & SERVICES AUCTION - Saturday, May 2nd
  • PICNIC - Sunday, June 14th following the 10:00 Service
  • SPAGHETTI DINNER -Saturday, November 14th
  • COOKIE WALK - Saturday, December 5th

*   *   *   *   SERVICE TO TRINITY   *   *   *   *

EASTER FLOWERS:  The envelopes for donations for Easter flowers are on the table in the Narthex and in the envelope under the Flower chart.  Mark your envelope In Memory of or In Thanksgiving for your loved ones.   The suggested donation is $30.00.  Please place the envelope in the offering plate or in the secretary’s mailbox no later than March 29th.  Thank you.

GOODS AND SERVICES AUCTION:  Saturday, May 2, 2020.   You may start bringing new items for the baskets.  There is a sign-up sheet on the table in the Narthex with suggestions.  PLEASE remember to fill out a donation form, including the value of your donation. 

THE BELL CHOIR NEEDS YOU!  Please consider joining us.  We meet Mondays from 7:30 to 9:00.  Musical knowledge is helpful, but NOT necessary.  Many of our members do not read music.  If you can count, you can play bells.  Most of you enjoy listening to the bells but we need new members to continue.  If you can't commit to the whole year, please consider helping for a few months, i.e. now through the Christmas season or from Christmas to Easter, etc.  Please see Rick or Beth for further information.

“CALLING ALL SINGERS”:  If anyone is interested in joining the choir, please speak to June. WE NEED ALL VOICES! 

*   *   *   *   SERVICE TO COMMUNITY   *   *   *   *

NEEDS FOR ST. MARK’S KEANSBURG:  For the next few months we’d like to focus on some specific needs for St. Mark’s. Rather than canned goods, they are in need of such things as toilet paper, napkins, dish soap (not for dish washers, and not huge bottles), sponges, Double A batteries and sterno.


*   *   *   PRAYERS AND REMEMBRANCE   *   *   *

The flowers and aumbry candles are given to the Glory of God in thanksgiving and in loving memory of family and friends 



And we ask your prayers throughout the week for the family and friends of this parish family who have requested our prayers:

Jack Anderson, Frank Aniello, Jesse Arlt, Barbara, George Barreiro, Barry, Lois Hunter Bass,  Penny Bermel, Bill Boyd, Melissa Conover, Joan Cornelia, Sally Crochet, Charles Faverio, Marlene Fehley, Mary Gorman, Grace Grana, Dante Graves, Ruth McDonald Haffield, Dorothy Jackson, The Rev. George M. Jaeger, Alvina Johnson,  the Jones family, Jessica Lanoce, Doris Lavoie, Peggy McDonald Lint, the McMullin family, Stephen Meigh, Anna Marie Melanski, Karen Mengo, Arthur Morrain, Bernard Murray, Neil Murray, Nancy, Renee Orlando, Bob Perry, Jean Pesce, Joseph Porpura, Alma Cardona Quinones, Marty Richeimer, Theo Scafuto, Kathie Sharpe, Dennis Sherwood, Rema Sherwood, Sienna Smith, Carol Speirs, Megan Stahl, Susan Steinhardt, Sue, Terry Suruda

If there is someone you want to add to our list, please contact the office by Tuesday for the following Sunday bulletin. If someone recovers, please call the office so we can remove their name. Thank you.



March 15, 2020

8:00 AM

First & Second Reading & Psalm:  Pam Gunter

Chalice: Pam Gunter

Usher: TBD

Altar Guild:  Pam Gunter

10:00 AM

Chalice/First Reading/Psalm:  Maria Hassanin

Second Reading:  Fred Tuccillo

Epistle Server/Crucifer: Eric Lesniak

Gospel Server: TBD

Torch:  Jonathan Perry

Organist:  June Muller

Altar Guild:   Penny Bermel

Coffee Hour:  Lee/Karcanes

Counters:  Ernie Ostic/Lisa Alston

Ushers/Greeters:  Carol Vogt, Susan Stitzel



Almighty and ever living God, ruler of all things in heaven and earth, hear our prayers for this parish family. Strengthen the faithful, arouse the careless, and restore the penitent. Grant us all things necessary for our common life, and bring us all to be of one heart and mind within your holy Church; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.






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