9212 Third Avenue[br]Stone Harbor, New Jersey 08247 [br] [br] 609-368-3031
The Rev. Eloise M. Shanley
Summer Schedule: Memorial Day through Labor Day
Sundays 8:30 am and 10:00 am
Fall – Spring Schedule:
Sundays 10:00 am
We celebrate Holy Communion on the First and Third Sundays of the month.
Parish Nurse Program
For community and members
Exercise Class for Seniors
Loaning of Medical Equipment
During COVID programs via ZOOM include:
Preschool Age Sunday School
Elementary Age Sunday School
Women’s Bible Study
Weddings and Baptisms
As a part of the resort community, we are open to hosting Weddings and Baptisms for non-members. Please contact the church for more information.
Who we are…
Our congregation is part of the (ELCA) Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Since our establishment in 1914, we have shared the love of God for all people through Word and Sacrament, education and service to our community. We unite with the other congregations of Seven Mile Island and in Cape May County and welcome all – residents, summer residents, and visitors – who wish to participate with us.
Worship Services Sundays 9:00 AM The Holy Eucharist Rite II with choir Weekday Morning Prayer Tuesday – Friday 8:30 AM via Zoom
Worship at the Beach Saturdays, 5:30 PM, July through August 101st St. Beach Pavilion
Experience the JOY that is St. Mary’s Through Scripture and Sacrament, preaching and prayer, music, and movement, we seek to engage heart, body, and mind in an experience of worship in which we offer the whole of our being to God. We pray you will be inspired and transformed, strengthened, and encouraged for the work of discipleship that awaits us in our daily lives. St. Mary’s is a Eucharistic community, meaning that our primary act of worship is the celebration of the Holy Eucharist. Eucharistic worship is communal worship – a shared experience in which we seek to be drawn closer to each other as we are drawn closer to God.
Come as you are! We WELCOME ALL people, No exceptions!
Outreach We serve our brothers and sisters in Christ’s name. We extend that service outside our church community to our neighbors in need through two outreach ministries.
The Branches St. Mary’s founded The Branches Center in Rio Grande in 2007. The Center has grown substantially since then and serves the poor, homeless and lonely of Cape May County assisting them to find the means to advance their lives by connecting them to resources and services. The Center offers a safe place for friendship and socialization, and simple comfort meals six days per week. In 2019 St. Mary’s created a 501(c)(3) non-profit to enable and encourage support for and involvement with The Branches to expand beyond our church and into the greater Cape May County religious and charitable community. The success of this decision has enabled The Branches to far surpass our church’s original vision.
St. Mary’s This ‘n That Thrift Shop provides assistance in vital ministry and mission by offering quality clothing and household goods at affordable prices to the community, along with jobs and work experience to those in need. Proceeds help to support The Branches and other ministries and outreach of St. Mary’s.
Community Service Family Promise of Cape May County School Supplies Program Advent Giving Tree
Groups AA, NA and Alanon hold weekly meetings in St. Mary’s Parish Hall.
Services are held only during the summer months Starting with the 2nd Sunday in May thru the last Sunday in September Hymn sign at 9:45 am Service starts at 10:00 am Services are also held at 8:15am from the first Sunday in July through the second Sunday in September.
We are a conservative, egalitarian congregation. Our congregation is small and friendly. Men and women participate with full equality in all areas of Synagogue life. Children are welcome and encouraged to attend and participate in services.
Come join us for services, which are held every Saturday morning at 9 o’clock AM. We run a Hebrew School where all children from Cape May County are welcome to enjoy our Jewish Heritage. For more information, please call 609-522-7541