St. Mary's Episcopal Church

Stone Harbor, New Jersey

All are welcome. Please join us!

Sunday Service - 10:00 am

Staying Connected


Worship with us:

Sunday Service Time: 10:00 am

in person and Live on Facebook

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 8

We are now accepting donations via Venmo!


Rector's Corner

As we gather to celebrate Independence Day, we find ourselves in a season of uncertainty. The world around us feels fragile, and the path forward can seem unclear. Yet, in the midst of these times, we are reminded of the resilient spirit that has carried our nation through many trials.

Independence Day is more than fireworks and barbecues; it is a moment to reflect on the courage and vision of those who dared to dream of a land of freedom, justice and liberty for all. Today, we too are called to embody that same courage and vision, trusting in God's unwavering presence and grace.

In the face of challenges, let us hold fast to our faith and our hope. Let us be instruments of peace, justice, and love, serving our neighbors and communities with compassion and kindness. Remember that God’s light shines brightest in the darkness, guiding us toward a future filled with promise.

As we celebrate this day, may we also pray for our nation, seeking God's guidance and blessing in all we do. Let us lift our voices in unity, trusting that God is with us, now and always.

A Prayer for Our Nation

Almighty God, who has given us this good land for our heritage:

We humbly beseech thee that we may always prove ourselves a people mindful of thy favor and glad to do thy will.

Bless our land with honorable industry, sound learning, and pure manners.

Save us from violence, discord, and confusion; from pride and arrogance, and from every evil way.

Defend our liberties, and fashion into one united people the multitudes brought hither out of many kindreds and tongues.

Endue with the spirit of wisdom those to whom in thy Name we entrust the authority of government, that there may be justice and peace at home, and that, through obedience to thy law, we may show forth thy praise among the nations of the earth.

In the time of prosperity, fill our hearts with thankfulness, and in the day of trouble, suffer not our trust in thee to fail; all which we ask through Jesus

Christ our Lord. Amen.

With faith and hope,

Mo. Allison+

St. Mary's on the NEWS

St. Mary's front lawn was the stage on Wednesday for a performance of Beauty and the Beast by the 7 Mile Players for Bob Kelly of Fox 29! Enjoy the link above.

Presiding bishop-elect to forego installation at National Cathedral; scaled-back event to be held at church's New York headquarters

Episcopal News Service - Louisville, Kentucky] Presiding Bishop-elect Sean Rowe and the installation planning and transition committees announced June 28 that Rowe's installation service will take...

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Forward Day by Day

Read, Reflect, Respond, Pray - Forward Day by Day is an inspiring daily devotional to begin your day with.

The May, June, July issue is now available in the church narthex. Please help yourself to a copy and feel free to take one for a friend who may enjoy having it. If you would like us to mail a one to you, please let the church office know and we will be glad to send it.

Stewardship Minute

To All of our members and friends

What is Stewardship?

Stewardship is the responsible management and care of the resources that God has entrusted to us. It encompasses our time, talents, and treasures, recognizing that everything we have is a gift from God. As stewards, we are called to use these gifts wisely, generously, and joyfully to further God's work in the world.

Why is Stewardship Important?

Deepening Our Faith: Stewardship is a spiritual practice that helps us grow in faith. By giving back a portion of what we have received, we acknowledge God's sovereignty and express our gratitude for His blessings. This act of giving strengthens our relationship with God and deepens our trust in His provision.

Supporting Our Mission: At St. Mary's, our mission is to share the love of Christ, serve our community, and nurture spiritual growth. Your contributions enable us to offer meaningful worship services, provide pastoral care, support outreach programs, and maintain our beautiful church facilities. Every gift, no matter the size, makes a significant impact on our ability to fulfill this mission.

Building Community: Stewardship fosters a sense of belonging and partnership within our congregation. When we come together to share our resources, we create a vibrant and supportive community. Your generosity allows us to host fellowship events, educational programs, and other activities that strengthen our bonds and enrich our spiritual lives.

Extending Our Reach: Through your stewardship, St. Mary's can extend its reach beyond our church walls. We support local, national, and international initiatives that address critical needs, such as hunger relief, disaster response, and educational support. By giving to St. Mary's, you are part of a larger effort to make a positive difference in the world.

How You Can Get Involved

  • Pray: Begin with prayer, asking God to guide you in your stewardship journey. Seek God's wisdom in how you can best use your gifts to serve God's kingdom.

  • Give: Consider making a financial contribution to St. Mary's. Your regular tithes and offerings provide the foundation for our ministry. You can give online, or by mail or by collection plate.

  • Serve: Offer your time and talents by volunteering for one of our many ministries. Whether it's assisting with worship services, participating in outreach projects, or joining a committee, your involvement is invaluable.

  • Invite: Encourage others to join our church family. Share the good work that St. Mary's is doing and invite friends, family, and neighbors to experience our community and worship with us.

Thank you for your ongoing generosity and commitment to St. Mary's. Together, we can continue to grow in faith, serve our community, and make a lasting impact for Christ.

Some ways to support St. Mary's

  • Become a member
  • Volunteer
  • The Sunday collection plate
  • Send a check payable to St. Mary's to:

St. Mary's Episcopal Church,

9425 Third Ave., Stone Harbor, NJ 08247

(Your envelope and number is not necessary, only your name.)

  • Setting up a personal online banking "bill pay" option. The bank will mail the check for you to the church office.
  • Online giving through our website at
Visit our Website

We have now joined Venmo! If you have Venmo, you can donate to the church - @StMarysStoneHarbor

Become an Acolyte and Eucharistic Minister!

Are you seeking a deeper connection with our worship and community? Have you felt the call to serve in a meaningful way? We invite you to consider becoming an Acolyte and Eucharistic Minister.

Why Serve?

Spiritual Enrichment: As an Acolyte or Eucharistic Minister, you'll play a vital role in our worship services, helping to create a sacred and reverent atmosphere. This ministry offers a profound way to experience God's presence and grace.

Community Connection: Serving in these roles strengthens your bond with fellow parishioners and enhances your sense of belonging within our church family.

Personal Growth: Engaging in this ministry allows you to grow in faith, humility, and service. It's an opportunity to develop leadership skills and deepen your understanding of our liturgical traditions.

What Does the Role Involve?

Acolytes assist in the preparation and conduct of our worship services, lighting candles, carrying the cross, and helping with the altar.

Eucharistic Ministers assist in distributing the Holy Communion, sharing the body and blood of Christ with our congregation.

No prior experience is needed—just a heart willing to serve and a commitment to our church’s mission. Training will be provided to ensure you feel confident and supported in your new role.

How to Get Involved

If you are interested in joining this fulfilling ministry, please contact Mo. Allison. You can also sign up after Sunday services at the welcome table in the narthex.

We are excited to welcome new members to our team and to witness the many ways you will enrich our worship and community life.

Together, let us continue to serve God and one another with joy and devotion.

Coffee Hour

Coffee Hour is held after service every Sunday in the parish hall. It is an opportunity to get together for relaxed conversation and fellowship over a cup of coffee. If you would like to provide a snack for coffee hour, please pick a Sunday and sign up. Nothing elaborate, just a small snack to enjoy with coffee. You can find the sign up sheet on the door to the kitchen. Thank you!

Upcoming Events

Sunday Service - 10:00 am

  • July 6th - Saturday Beach Service begins 101st St. Beach Pavilion, 5:30 pm
  • July 11th - Thursdays on the Lawn concerts begin 7:30 - 9 pm

CHECK OUT OUR CALENDAR on our website for all activities taking place throughout the week.

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 8

Wisdom of Solomon 1:13-15; 2:23-24

Canticle: A Song of God's Mercy

2 Corinthians 8:7-15

Mark 5:21-43

Worship Services

Tuesday - Friday 8:30 am Morning Prayer via Zoom

Sunday Service Time: 10:00 am

and Live on Facebook

Services, studies, and service bulletins may be accessed on our website: