Welcome to St Andrew UMC in Toms River, NJ

We invite you into the deep life of Christ's blessings and Ministry to worship, explore, serve and grow alongside Christians as we live out God's call.

The People of St. Andrew

Welcome to a new portion of our website called The People of St. Andrew. Take the time to meet just a few of the children of God here!

Annual Lenten Series

ash-wednesday-quotes-14 1St. Andrew experiences Lent through covered dish fellowship and uplifting programing to help people appreciate and prepare their hearts for the love and sacrifice God showed at Easter.

Covered dish dinners are at 6 pm with programs at 7 pm on Wednesday evenings.  Beginning with Ash Wednesday we will have a sacrificial meal of soup and bread followed by a service of healing and ashes.

Each Wednesday in Lent will follow with programs of music and testimony of God's love.  Our own youth group will also bring their perspective of God's love in everyday life.  Return here for a complete listing of programs soon.

On Holy Thursday we will have a service of Holy Communion.

 

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Daily Scripture

Words from Pastor Mark

Pastor Mark Fieger

"Living Above Mediocrity"

Dear Friends,

Tucked away in the genealogies of the Older Testament is a man who grabs ones attention. He is like an oasis in a dry desert.  Reading over 500 names, (which is about as exciting as watching paint dry), is a person named, Jabez. What did he do? He prayed that God would bless him, and bless him in a big way! At first glance, one may think this is a narcissistic and a ‘selfish prayer.’  Yet, upon further inspection, Jabez refused to settle for an average, mediocre life.   I wonder, are we content with ‘mediocrity?’ Or, do we really want God’s best for self and others?

 

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"Come unto me, all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and you shall find rest unto your souls."

Mathew 11:28