A Word from our Stated Supply Pastor – 2nd Sunday in Lent

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Second Sunday in Lent The poem which follows was written by the late Presbyterian Elder Ann Weems and is simply entitled, A Lenten Poem. As she muses over the meaning and nature of Lent she invites us all into a time of reflection, discernment, memory and hope. Even as we sense the beginning of the […]

Care Corner

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It’s been a tough year. We are almost to the exact one-year mark of our first COVID shutdown. I remember how scared I was. I’m happy to report I am no longer so scared but I do have a deep sense of unease over how all of this is playing out. Why am I feeling […]

News from Point Beach Prep

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We had a super busy week learning letter S! We did spin art, a scavenger hunt, and danced to silly songs. We sang Mr. Sun, Shake Your Tailfeather, Baby Shark, Cha Cha Slide, and See It Say It Sigh It. We made sharks, suns, and stamp art. Some of the books we read were Sharey […]

What’s Happening? — Our Lenten Activities

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February 23, and March 2, 2021- PresbyReaders at 9:30 am via Zoom We will be discussing Sue Monk Kidd’s book, The Book of Longing. This is a work of historic fiction in which the author imagines “Ana” the wife of Jesus. Read the book ahead of time and plan to share in the discussion on […]

A Word from our Stated Supply Pastor

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“We therefore commit this body to the ground, earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust; in sure and certain hope of the Resurrection to eternal life.” The Book of Common Prayer The sober and compelling words of the burial rite in the Book of Common Prayer always bring us up short and reminds […]

Super Bowl of Caring Update

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Thank you to everyone who participated in the Souper Bowl of Caring. $415 dollars was collected which will be used to purchase food gift cards to be distributed by St. Gregory’s Pantry. Tom Brady may have won his seventh super bowl, but you have shown who the real winner is in tackling hunger in our […]

Care Corner

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New Jersey is getting more COVID tests but Ocean County is getting 40% less. These are the headlines today in the Asbury Park Press. Oh, and let’s add the arrival of new variants of the virus that make it more transmissible and more resistant to the vaccine that we can’t get. Feeling frustrated and dismayed? […]

A Word from our Stated Supply Pastor

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“Be still, and know that I am God! I am exalted among the nations I am exalted in the earth  Psalm 46:10 For most of us the events unfolding in Washington during the last week have been frightening and upsetting. A violent assault of the capitol by our own countrymen is unknown to us and to […]

Sunday School: Taking Responsibility in the New Year

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God has entrusted us to care for and cultivate His creation. In January we’ll discover how to do that by taking responsibility. Whether it’s the work we need to accomplish, the people we meet, or the words we use: life is filled with moments where we can decide to take responsibility and use what we […]