22 Feb

Newsletter, February 21

Prayer for Guidance in finding a new Rector (BCP)
Almighty God, giver of every good gift:  Look graciously on your Church, and so guide the minds of those who shall choose a new Rector for this parish, that we may receive a faithful pastor, who will care for your people and equip us for our ministries;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.
Events
Date
Time
Event
Feb 21 & 28 Wednesday 7pm-8:45pm Pilgrim Program
Feb 25, Sunday 11:30am-1pm Vestry Meeting
Mar 7 & 14, Wednesday 7pm-8:45pm Pilgrim Program
Mar 13, Tuesday 7pm-8pm Drumming Class
Mar 14, Wednesday 7:30pm-10pm Finance Committee Meeting
  
Serving at the Altar 2/25 & 3/4
February 25, 2018
8am Reader:  N. Sieffert
March 4, 2018
8am Reader: C. Francis
10am Readers: F. Dorn, O. Owolabi & T. Scharff 10am Readers: K. Conway, J. James & F. Young
Chalicist:  R. Riedel Chalicist:  J. Scharff
Ushers: K. Hanson & B. Riedel Ushers: R. Riedel & H. Rooney
Altar Guild:  N. Sieffert & T. & J. Scharff Altar Guild:  C. Francis & J. Dorn
Coffee Hour: K. Hanson & B. Riedel Coffee Hour: Open
Altar Flowers: No flowers during Lent Altar Flowers: No flowers during Lent
NOTICES
 
 
African-American Spirituals
During this season of Lent, you will notice the use of spirituals in our worship each week. As we modern-day Christians observe Lenten practices, spirituals can serve as expressions of lament for the suffering, sorrows, and oppression we see in our world; as expressions of longing to follow our faith where it leads us; and expressions of hope for freedom from that which keeps us bound. The spirituals used in our services are taken from The Hymnal 1982 and from Lift Every Voice and Sing II, the African American Hymnal of the Episcopal Church.


St. Stephen’s Garden Club
The temperatures are still cold.  Rain, ice, and snow are still falling but . . .

The St. Stephen’s Garden Club will soon begin meeting!!  Let’s get together soon to plan for Spring! 

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Upcoming Events
 
The Pilgrim Program
 Wednesday, February 21, 7pm-8-45pm
The Pilgrim Program group will meet for the fourth session in the rectory beginning Wednesday, February 21; 7:00 – 8:45 p.m.  New members are welcome and past members are invited to return.  Please join in this journey of faith and sharing of Scripture stories  as well as stories of our lives. There are no pre -requisites and, while it is ideal if you can attend all six gatherings, missing some is not an issue. There is a small manual and you are asked to make a donation of $8.00 – 10.00 to help cover the cost. Please consider joining this journey during the Lent/Easter season.
 
Drumming Class
Tuesday March 13, 7pm-8pm
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Parents, teachers and friends, treat yourself to an hour of relaxation!
ADULTS come along and have some fun Drumming. At: St Stephen’s Episcopal Church Between: 7pm – 8pm. RSVP: email Norma at Norma.cook@outlook.comOr leave a message 862 485 1573.
 
Parish Office Hours:
Monday & Wednesday Closed
Tuesday & Thursday 9am-4:30pm
Friday 9am-1pm
17 Feb

Newsletter, February 16

Prayer for Guidance in finding a new Rector (BCP)
Almighty God, giver of every good gift:  Look graciously on your Church, and so guide the minds of those who shall choose a new Rector for this parish, that we may receive a faithful pastor, who will care for your people and equip us for our ministries;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.
Events
Date
Time
Event
Feb 14, Wednesday 12pm & 7pm Ash Wednesday Services
Feb 18, Sunday 4pm Beckerath Winter Organ Recital
Feb 21, Wednesday 7pm-8:45pm Pilgrim Program
Feb 25, Sunday 11:30am-1pm Vestry Meeting
Serving at the Altar  2/18 & 2/25
February 18, 2018
8am Reader:  TBD
February 25, 2018
8am Reader:  TBD
10am Readers: J. James, K. Conway & K. Hanson 10am Readers: F. Dorn, O. Owolabi, T. Scharff
Chalicist: E. Maurer Chalicist:  R. Riedel
Ushers: R. Riedel & K. McClellan Ushers: O. & P. Moore
Altar Guild:  M. Nazareth & J. Dorn Altar Guild:  N. Sieffert & T. & J. Scharff
Coffee Hour: H. Rooney Coffee Hour: Open
Altar Flowers: No flowers during Lent Altar Flowers: No flowers during Lent
NOTICES
 
 
St. Stephen’s Garden Club
The temperatures are still cold.  Rain, ice, and snow are still falling but . . .

The St. Stephen’s Garden Club will soon begin meeting!!  Let’s get together soon to plan for Spring! 

yellow-tulip-field.jpg

Upcoming Events
 
 
St. Stephen’s Church, Millburn, NJ
Sunday, February 18, 4 pm
Christopher Houlihan, Organist
Join us for an exciting program performed on the renowned Baroque-style Beckerath tracker organ at historic St. Stephen’s Church in Millburn.  Hailed as “dazzling” by the Wall Street Journal, Christopher Houlihan was named by Diapason magazine as one of the top 20 organists under the age of 30 in 2015.  He has performed in major venues across the nation, from the Kennedy Center to Disney Hall, as well as in Europe and at the national conventions of the American Guild of Organists and the Organ Historical Society.  He holds a Master’s degree from The Juilliard School where he studied with Paul Jacobs. Previous studies were with John Rose of Trinity College, Hartford.  Last spring, he was named the John Rose College Organist-and-Directorship Distinguished Chair of Chapel Music at Trinity College.  No tickets required.  A suggested donation of $10 can be made at the door.  Children accompanied by an adult are welcomed.  Meet the artist at a reception following the recital.  For directions to the church or more information visit www.ststephensmillburn.org or call 973-376-0688.
 
The Pilgrim Program
 Wednesday, February 21, 7pm-8-45pm
The Pilgrim Program group will meet for the fourth session in the rectory beginning Wednesday, February 21; 7:00 – 8:45 p.m.  New members are welcome and past members are invited to return.  Please join in this journey of faith and sharing of Scripture stories  as well as stories of our lives. There are no prerequisites and, while it is ideal if you can attend all six gatherings, missing some is not an issue. There is a small manual and you are asked to make a donation of $8.00 – 10.00 to help cover the cost. Please consider joining this journey during the Lent/Easter season.
 
 
Parish Office Hours:
Monday & Wednesday Closed
Tuesday & Thursday 9am-4:30pm
Friday 9am-1pm
Please note the office will be closed this Friday February 16
07 Feb

Newsletter, February 7

Prayer for Guidance in finding a new Rector (BCP)
Almighty God, giver of every good gift:  Look graciously on your Church, and so guide the minds of those who shall choose a new Rector for this parish, that we may receive a faithful pastor, who will care for your people and equip us for our ministries; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.
Events
Date
Time
Event
Feb 13, Tuesday 7pm-8pm Drumming Class
Feb 13, Tuesday 7:30pm-10pm Finance Committee Meeting
Feb 14, Wednesday 12pm & 7pm Ash Wednesday Services
Feb 18, Sunday 4pm Beckerath Winter Organ Recital
Feb 21, Wednesday 7pm-8:45pm Pilgrim Program
Feb 25, Sunday 11:30am-1pm Vestry Meeting
Serving at the Altar  2/11 & 2/18
February 11, 2018
8am Reader:  TBD
February 18, 2018
8am Reader:  TBD
10am Readers: F. Taber, B. Churchill & P. Wick 10am Readers: J. James, K. Conway & K. Hanson
Chalicist: S. Clarke Chalicist: E. Maurer
Ushers: M. Hirschfeld & P. Boegershausen Ushers: R. Riedel & K. McClellan
Altar Guild:  C. Francis & T. & J. Scharff Altar Guild:  M. Nazareth & J. Dorn
Coffee Hour: C. Francis Coffee Hour: H. Rooney
Altar Flowers: C. Francis Altar Flowers: No flowers during Lent
NOTICES
 
THANKSGIVING
My appreciation for this wonderful St. Stephen’s family is unbounding.  You have surrounded us with love and caring in so many ways through your support and prayers, meals, cards, magnificent memorial service and bountiful reception following.  We are so thankful to each of you!
Alex Cole & Family
 
FOOD BARREL
We had a big success on S O U P E R  Sunday, with 83 cans of soup being donated to the barrel.  Analysis by the Barrel Statistician Julia Dorn revealed that 78 of the cans were split among Progresso (43), Campbell Chunky (24) and Campbell (11) soups.  We’ll have some other special days as the year goes along, but for now, please keep filling the barrel with nonperishable food.

Upcoming Events
 
Drumming Class
Tuesday February 13, 7pm-8pm
Parents, teachers and friends, treat yourself to an hour of relaxation!
ADULTS come along and have some fun Drumming. At: St Stephen’s Episcopal Church Between: 7pm – 8pm. RSVP: email Norma at Norma.cook@outlook.com
Or leave a message 862 485 1573


Sunday, February 18, 4pm – Beckerath Organ Recital by
Christopher Houlihan
We welcome one of the brightest stars in the new generation of organists,
CHRISTOPHER HOULIHAN, who was selected in 2015 by the AGO for The Diapason’s “20 under 30” list of leaders in the organ world under 30.  He has performed recitals and concertos at major venues across the country from the Kennedy Center to Disney Hall, also in Europe and at conventions of the American Guild of Organists and the Organ Historical Society.  In 2017 he released a new all-Bach organ CD on the Azica label, adding to earlier recordings on Towerhill Records.  Studying with Paul Jacobs, he earned a Master’s degree from The Juilliard School.  Last Spring he was appointed the John Rose College Organist-and-Directorship Distinghished Chair of Chapel Music at Trinity College, Hartford.
 
The Pilgrim Program
 Wednesday, February 21, 7pm-8-45pm
The Pilgrim Program group will meet for the fourth session in the rectory beginning Wednesday, February 21; 7:00 – 8:45 p.m.  New members are welcome and past members are invited to return.  Please join in this journey of faith and sharing of Scripture stories  as well as stories of our lives. There are no pre -requisites and, while it is ideal if you can attend all six gatherings, missing some is not an issue. There is a small manual and you are asked to make a donation of $8.00 – 10.00 to help cover the cost. Please consider joining this journey during the Lent/Easter season.
 
 
Parish Office Hours:
Monday & Wednesday Closed
Tuesday & Thursday 9am-4:30pm
Friday 9am-1pm
01 Feb

Newsletter, January 31

Prayer for Guidance in finding a new Rector (BCP)
Almighty God, giver of every good gift:  Look graciously on your Church, and so guide the minds of those who shall choose a new Rector for this parish, that we may receive a faithful pastor, who will care for your people and equip us for our ministries;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.
 
Events
Date
Time
Event
Feb 3, Saturday 11am Richard Cole’s Memorial Service
Feb 4, Sunday 10am St. Stephen’s Annual Meeting
Feb 13, Tuesday 7pm-8pm Drumming Class
Feb 13, Tuesday 7:30pm-10pm Finance Committee Meeting
Feb 14, Wednesday 12pm & 7pm Ash Wednesday Services
Feb 18, Sunday 4pm Beckerath Winter Organ Recital
Feb 21, Wednesday 7pm-8:45pm Pilgrim Program
Feb 25, Sunday 11:30am-1pm Vestry Meeting
Serving at the Altar  2/4 & 2/11
February 4, 2018
8am Reader:  TBD
February 11, 2018
8am Reader:  TBD
10am Readers: B. Riedel, K. Wade & L. Owolabi 10am Readers: F. Taber, B. Churchill & P. Wick
Chalicist:  J. Soughan Chalicist: S. Clarke
Ushers: L. & O. Owolabi Ushers: M. Hirschfeld & P. Boegershausen
Altar Guild:  C. Francis & J. James Altar Guild:  C. Francis & T. & J. Scharff
Coffee Hour: M. Greenfield Coffee Hour: C. Francis
Altar Flowers: H. Rooney Altar Flowers: Open
NOTICES
 
Parish Annual Meeting

Our Parish Annual Meeting will be the 4th of February, beginning with the Eucharist at 10am  This is when we elect our Vestry, Wardens and Leadership of the Church.  We also present our proposed budgets for 2018, and our annual reports of 2017.

Upcoming Events
 
Memorial Service For Richard Cole
Saturday, February 3, 11am
Richard Cole’s Memorial Service will be held at 11am on Saturday, February 3, at St. Stephen’s Church in Millburn, reception in the Parish Hall following the service.
 
FOOD BARREL
This Sunday, 4 February,  is important for three reasons, to wit: (1) It is the date of the annual parish meeting (2) it is the date for the SUPER BOWL and (3) it is
SOUPER SUNDAY for our food barrel.  Please bring cans (of your choice) of soup for the food barrel.  Other nonperishable food items of course are welcome too, but it would be great if everyone could bring a can or cans of SOUP to put in the barrel this Sunday.
 
Drumming Class
Tuesday February 13, 7pm-8pm
Parents, teachers and friends, treat yourself to an hour of relaxation!
ADULTS come along and have some fun Drumming. At: St Stephen’s Episcopal Church Between: 7pm – 8pm. RSVP: email Norma at Norma.cook@outlook.com
Or leave a message 862 485 1573


Save The Date!
Sunday, February 18, 4pm – Beckerath Organ Recital by
Christopher Houlihan
We welcome one of the brightest stars in the new generation of organists, CHRISTOPHER HOULIHAN, who was selected in 2015 by the AGO for The Diapason’s “20 under 30” list of leaders in the organ world under 30.  He has performed recitals and concertos at major venues across the country from the Kennedy Center to Disney Hall, also in Europe and at conventions of the American Guild of Organists and the Organ Historical Society.  In 2017 he released a new all-Bach organ CD on the Azica label, adding to earlier recordings on Towerhill Records.  Studying with Paul Jacobs, he earned a Master’s degree from The Juilliard School.  Last Spring he was appointed the John Rose College Organist-and-Directorship Distinghished Chair of Chapel Music at Trinity College, Hartford.
 
The Pilgrim Program
 Wednesday, February 21, 7pm-8-45pm
The Pilgrim Program group will meet for the fourth session in the rectory beginning Wednesday, February 21; 7:00 – 8:45 p.m.  New members are welcome and past members are invited to return.  Please join in this journey of faith and sharing of Scripture stories  as well as stories of our lives. There are no pre -requisites and, while it is ideal if you can attend all six gatherings, missing some is not an issue. There is a small manual and you are asked to make a donation of $8.00 – 10.00 to help cover the cost. Please consider joining this journey during the Lent/Easter season.
 
 Parish Office Hours:
Monday & Wednesday Closed
Tuesday & Thursday 9am-4:30pm
Friday 9am-1pm