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

Second Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 4

We are now accepting donations via Venmo!


Rector's Corner

Gratitude for the Sweet Success of Strawberry Fest

Dear Members, Friends, Volunteers, Merchants, and the Stone Harbor Community,

We are overjoyed to extend our heartfelt gratitude to each and every one of you for your incredible support in making our Strawberry Fest a grand success. Thanks to your enthusiasm and generosity, we raised over $3,700 and welcomed approximately 300 people to this joyous event.

Your dedication and hard work have truly borne fruit, and it was a beautiful sight to witness our community coming together in such a vibrant and celebratory way. From the delicious strawberry treats to the wonderful raffles and warm fellowship, every moment of the festival was enriched by your presence and contributions.

As the Apostle Paul reminds us, "Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change" (James 1:17). Your kindness and support are indeed among those perfect gifts, and we are deeply grateful for them.

To our volunteers who tirelessly prepared and served, to the merchants who generously provided goods and services, and to all who attended and participated, thank you for making this event memorable. Your efforts and generosity have made a significant impact on our community and our mission here at St. Mary's.

We look forward to many more joyful occasions where we can come together and celebrate the spirit of unity and love that defines St. Mary's and Stone Harbor. T

Thank you once again for your incredible support and for making Strawberry Fest such a success.

With heartfelt gratitude,

Mo. Allison+

Strawberry Fest 2024

Pride around the Diocese

Episcopal Church unveils new Pride shield in celebration of LGBTQ+ inclusion

Episcopal Church unveils new Pride shield in celebration of LGBTQ+ inclusion

In affirmation and celebration of The Episcopal Church’s LGBTQ+ members, the Office of Communication is pleased to unveil a new Pride shield available online for churchwide use.Place article copy here. Be sure to make the articles short and concise as people tend not to read much more than a couple of paragraphs.

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General Convention worship will feature five joint services, a variety of styles and voices

General Convention worship will feature five joint services, a variety of styles and voices

Episcopal News Service] Official worship during the six legislative days of the 81st General Convention during its June 23-28 meeting in Louisville, Kentucky, will feature three joint services of ...

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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.

Recovery Ministry at St. Mary's

12 Step Meetings in the Church Hall

Monday 7:30 pm - Narcotics Anonymous (NA)

Tuesday 8:00 pm - Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

(Tuesday, Alanon Summer Meetings start 5/28/24)

Tuesday 7:15 pm - Alanon Beginner's meeting in the Chapel

Tuesday 8:00 pm - Alanon meeting in the Chapel

Wednesday 7:00 pm Recovery Eucharist

June 26th, July 24th, August 28th

Thursday 7:00 pm - Big Book Meeting (AA)

(Friday Alanon Summer Meetings start 5/25/24)

Friday 10:00 am - Alanon

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

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

  • June 2nd, Diocese of NJ Pride Sunday
  • June 15th, Pride Eucharist at Christ Church, Toms River Time: TBA
  • June 15th, The Wedding of Susan Shaw and Edward Mellon
  • June 16th, Father's Day
  • June 20th-21st - 7 mile Island Players Auditions in the Hall
  • 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.

Second Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 4

Deuteronomy 5:12-15

Psalm 81:1-10

2 Corinthians 4:5-12

Mark 2:23-3:6

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: