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Seven Mile Island 4.5.2006

By Rick Racela

Holy Week begins on Palm Sunday, April 9. Here are the Worship ser-vices planned by the churches of Seven Mile Beach.
First United Methodist Church of Avalon, 3344 Dune Drive:
April 9, Worship Ser-vice at 10 a.m.
April 13, Holy Thurs-day, Soup and Bread Sup-per with Holy Communion at 6 p.m. followed by a showing of “The Jesus Film” at 7 p.m.
April 14, Good Friday worship at noon, sanctuary remains open until 3 p.m.
April 16, Easter Sunday Celebration Worship at 8:30 and 10 a.m.
At Our Saviour Lu-theran Church, 93rd Street and Third Avenue:
April 9, Worship Ser-vice at 10 a.m.
April 13, Maundy Thursday Service of the Lord’s Supper at 7:30 p.m.
April 14, The Way of the Cross at 7:30 p.m.,
April 16, Easter Service of the Lord’s Supper at 8:30 a.m. and Festival Service of Easter at 10 a.m.
At Maris Stella Roman Catholic Church, Dune Drive at 50th Street:
April 9, Masses 7:30 a.m. in the Chapel, 9, 10 and 11 a.m. in the Main Church.
April 13, Holy Thursday Mass at 7 p.m.
April 14, Good Friday Mass at 3 p.m.
April 15, Holy Saturday Mass at 7 p.m.
April 16, Easter Masses at 7:30 a.m. in the Chapel, 9, 10 and 11 a.m. in the Main Church.
At Saint Mary’s Episco-pal Church, Third Avenue and 95th Street:
April 9, Holy Eucharist, Blessing and Distribution of Palms at 8 and 10 a.m. 
  April 13, Foot-washing and Solemn Holy Eucha-rist at 7:30p.m.
April 14, Solemn Cele-bration of the Lord’s Pas-sion at noon, Good Friday Service of Healing and Reconciliation at 7:30 p.m.
April 15, The Great Vigil of Easter at 7:30 p.m.
April 16, Holy Eucharist at 8, 9:30, and 11 a.m.
At Saint Paul’s Roman Catholic Church, Third Avenue and 99th Street:
 April 9, Masses follow the regular Sunday sched-ule.
Palm will be distributed before all the Masses, Sat-urday 5 p.m., Sunday 8 and 11 a.m. Procession before the 11 a.m. Mass.
Confessions April 10-12 after the 8 a.m. Mass.
April 13, The Mass of the Lord’s Supper will begin at 7 p.m. Adoration at the Repository after Mass until midnight.
April 14, The Church will be open from noon to 3 p.m. The Celebration of the Lord’s Passion will begin at 3 p.m.
Holy Communion will be distributed at this ser-vice. There will be no morning services.
Stations of the Cross at 7 p.m.
April 15, Blessing of the food baskets at 10 a.m., confessions 4 to 4:30 p.m.
Easter Vigil begins at 8 p.m. and consists of four parts: A Service of Light, Liturgy of the Word, Lit-urgy of Baptism and the Liturgy of the Eucharist.
April 16, Masses at 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. There is no evening Mass on Easter Sunday.
The Ecumenical Easter Sunrise Service, with all of the churches of Seven Mile Beach combined, will be held at 6:15 a.m. at 30th Street and the beach in
The Stone Harbor Easter-Egg Hunt, spon-sored by the Stone Harbor Fire Company, is Saturday at 1 p.m. at the firehouse.
Easter Bunny will be there along with food and prizes. Should it rain the hunt will be held on Sun-day at 1 p.m.
The Avalon Home and Land Owners Association will meet on Saturday to hear a presentation by Harry deButts, Sal deSi-mone and Tom Thornton.
These speakers will dis-cuss Avalon’s plans to mitigate the effects of natural and manmade dis-asters on the community and how these actions relate to the flood insur-ance program.
In addition Capt. Dick Herb will speak on the mission and activities of the Fisheries Council.
 The meeting will be held in the Borough Coun-cil Chamber, 3100 Dune Drive at 10 a.m.
The Stone Harbor Gar-den Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. on April 10 in the Fire House Meeting Room, 96th Street and Second Avenue.
The program is “Con-tainer Gardening” pre-sented by Lorraine Kiefer.
Volunteers are needed to help the Blind Center of the Jersey Cape.
Just a half hour of your time to assist sight-impaired persons to board their busses would be a significant help. General help is also needed with the program especially on craft days.
The Blind Center is lo-cated at First Methodist Church, 34th Street and Dune Drive. Please call Pastor Ray Schmeling, 967-4204 to volunteer.
The April 13 Luncheon Meeting of the MASH branch of Burdette Tomlin Memorial Hospital Auxil-iary will be held at Sand Barrens Golf Club begin-ning at 11:30 a.m. 
Fred Shuster will speak on “Physical Fitness.”
Avalon’s Easter Egg Hunt is April 15 at 10 a.m. at the Recreation field between Eighth and  10th Streets on Dune Drive.
Enjoy Breakfast with the Easter Bunny as he hops down the marsh trail at the Wetlands Institute, April 15 from 9 a.m. to noon.
Enjoy bunny stories, games, crafts and breakfast with the Easter Bunny himself.
Tickets are $10 for members, $15 for non-members. Reserve early; call 368-1211.
The Avalon Republican Club will meet on April 19 at the Rock’N’Chair Res-taurant to hear from Con-gressman Frank LoBiondo.
Social hour is at 5 and dinner is at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25. Call Michele Petrucci at 967-3288
The Annual Spring Rummage sale at First United Methodist Church of Avalon will be May 5-6. Articles are now being accepted.
If the building is open when you come, please place your donations in the classroom near the kitchen.
If the building is not open you may place arti-cles at the top of the cov-ered handicap ramp at the front of the building.
Proceeds from this sale support the work of the UMC Women’s group for the coming year.
The Stone Harbor Book Club will meet this month on April 27, due to the Easter holiday.
 They meet at the Stone Harbor School at 93rd Street and Third Avenue.
They are reading and will be reviewing “Moun-tains beyond Mountains” by Tracy Kidder.
The Avalon Museum is co-sponsoring a trip on April 30 to Historic Greenwich in Cumberland County. The trip will fea-ture a stop at the Prehis-torical Museum, which has an extensive collection of Native American artifacts, some from the Swainton area.
There will be a guided tour of the 1730 Gibbon House, home of the Cum-berland County Historical Society, and their Mari-time Museum.
Also included is a guided walking tour of Ye Greate Street, with a visit to the Greenwich Tea Party monument.  (Bos-ton’s wasn’t the only Tea Party.)
The cost of $25 includes transportation and all ad-missions. You are encour-aged to bring your own lunch.
They will leave from the County Museum on Route 9 at 9:45 a.m. with a sec-ond stop in Tuckahoe, and return at 5 p.m. The trip is open to the public.
For more information and reservations, please call the museum at 967-0090.
Attention Surfers! Inter-net surfers that is.
You can read my col-umn on-line at he Herald’s ever-expanding website.
Just go to and click on News in the left-hand column, News Notes, then Seven Mile.
There you will find the current and two past weeks of my column. It is a great way to stay in touch when you are out of town or for visitors to learn about what’s coming up before they arrive.
Now you can review the ordinances of Stone Har-bor on-line. They are all available on the Borough’s Website at
Reserve your space now for the Stone Harbor Community Yard Sale, sponsored by the Stone Harbor Garden Club.
The Yard Sale will take place on May 20, from 8-2 p.m., (rain date May 21) in the Women’s Civic Club Parking Lot, 96th Street and First Avenue.
Call 967-7436 to reserve your 8’x8′ space. You will provide your own table.
The Avalon Senior Cen-ter welcomes all seniors from Avalon, Sea Isle and Stone Harbor.
Sue Keen, 967-5924, can answer any questions you may have about their activities or events. Here are a few of the many ac-tivities.
The Monday Cooking Class that was planned for April 17 has been can-celled.
Every Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. is Open Art Work-shop.
The puzzle club, “Piece Time” meets on the third and fourth Tuesdays at 1 p.m.
There is an open bridge game every Tuesday at 7 p.m., intermediate bridge on Thursdays from 9:30 to noon, and beginner classes on Fridays at 9:15 a.m.
Spanish classes are held every Wednesday from 9:30 to 11a.m.
Knitting/Crocheting classes on April 5 and 19 at 2 p.m.
The last bingo game will be played April 26 at 1:30p.m.
Tracking the progress of our regularly scheduled boards and councils:
Tonight, Avalon Coun-cil meets at 7:30 p.m.
April 7, Stone Harbor Zoning Board of Adjust-ment meets at 8 p.m. This is a change due to Good Friday.

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