27 Sep

Newsletter, September 26

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
September 29, Saturday
9am
5K at South Mountain to benefit IHN
September 30, Sunday 11:30am-1pm Vestry Meeting
October 6, Saturday 9am-3:15pm Vestry University
October 7, Sunday 10am Church School Fall Semester begins
October 7, Sunday 1pm Blessing Of The Animals
October 9, Tuesday 7pm Drumming Class With Norma
 
Serving at the Altar 9/30 & 10/7
September 30
No 8am Service
October 7
No 8am Service
10am Readers:
B. Churchill
P. Wick
F. Taber
10am Readers:
TBD
L. Owolabi
T. Scharff
Chalicist: S. Clarke Chalicist: R. Riedel
Ushers: M.A. Chech & H. Rooney Ushers: P. Boegershausen & M. Hirschfeld
Altar Guild: A. Cole Altar Guild: C. Francis
Coffee Hour: N. Sieffert & B. Riedel Coffee Hour: H. Rooney
Altar Flowers: Open Altar Flowers: J. Rossiter
NOTICES
Church School
The Fall semester of Church School will begin on Sunday, October 7th.
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UPCOMING EVENTS
A Home for All
Join the 5K at South Mountain to benefit IHN. 9 a.m, Saturday September 29. Register at: https://ihnessexnj.org/a-home-for-all-5k-runwalk/

 

 
Vestry University
Saturday, October 6, 9 am to 3:15 pm
Vestry University will be held on Saturday, October 6, from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at St. Elizabeth’s Church in Ridgewood. It is a day for all wardens, vestry members, treasurers, clergy and other congregational leaders to learn, network and celebrate your ministry. There are 24 different workshops to choose from!
Further information, including how to register, is on our website – https://dioceseofnewark.org/event/vestry-university-2018 . The cost is $20 per person, which includes lunch.
The deadline to register is 5pm on Monday, October 1!
Blessing of the Animals
St. Stephen’s Church,
Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 1PM
All members of the community and their pets are welcome.
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The event will be held on the parish lawn or inside the church if it rains. A brief ceremony to celebrate the joy of having a pet will include the blessing of each individual animal, and each pet will receive a “certificate of blessing” to commemorate the event.

 

For the safety of the pets, we ask that they come in appropriate carriers and containers or on a secure lead.

We sincerely hope that you and your animal friends will be able to attend.
Drumming Class
Tuesday, October 9, at 7pm
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: Norma at: Norma.cook@outlook.com. Or leave a message: 862 485 1573.
Parish Office Hours:
Monday & Wednesday Closed
Tuesday & Thursday 9am-5pm
 Friday 9am-12pm
14 Sep

Newsletter, September 14

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
September 12, Wednesday 7:30pm-10pm Finance Committee Meeting
September 22, Saturday
11am Consecration Of The New Bishop at NJPAC
September 23, Sunday 11:30am-1pm Vestry Meeting
October 6, Saturday 9am-3:15pm Vestry University
October 7, Sunday 1pm Blessing Of The Animals
 
  
Serving at the Altar 9/16 & 9/23
September 16
No 8am Service
September 23
No 8am Service
10am Readers:
K. Hanson
F. Young
10am Readers
K. Hanson
J. James
L. Owolabi
Chalicist: R. Riedel E. Maurer
Ushers: P. Boegershausen &
M. Hirschfeld
Ushers: E. Maurer & S. Moran
Altar Guild: J. James Altar Guild: J. Dorn
Coffee Hour: H. Rooney, M. Nazareth, S. Macbeth & L. Rugbeer Coffee Hour: Open
Altar Flowers: A. Cole Altar Flowers: M. Chech
NOTICES
 8am Service
During this Transition period, there will be a 10am service only.   The 8am service will resume when our Priest is in place in late Fall. We appreciate your understanding.
UPCOMING EVENTS
New Bishop’s Consecration
Saturday, September 22, at 11am
God willing and the people consenting, the Rev. Carlye J. Hughes will be ordained and consecrated a Bishop in the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church and Eleventh Bishop of The Episcopal Diocese of Newark on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 11 AM at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC).  Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry will be the Chief Consecrator.
Vestry University
Saturday, October 6, 9 am to 3:15 pm
Vestry University will be held on Saturday, October 6, from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at St. Elizabeth’s Church in Ridgewood.
It is a day for all wardens, vestry members, treasurers, clergy and other congregational leaders to learn, network and celebrate your ministry. There are 24 different workshops to choose from!
Further information, including how to register, is on our website – https://dioceseofnewark.org/event/vestry-university-2018 . The cost is $20 per person, which includes lunch.
The deadline to register is 5pm on Monday, October 1!
Blessing of the Animals
St. Stephen’s Church,
Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 1PM
All members of the community and their pets are welcome.
The event will be held on the parish lawn or inside the church if it rains. A brief ceremony to celebrate the joy of having a pet will include the blessing of each individual animal, and each pet will receive a “certificate of blessing” to commemorate the event.

For the safety of the pets, we ask that they come in appropriate carriers and containers or on a secure lead.

We sincerely hope that you and your animal friends will be able to attend.
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Parish Office Hours:
Monday & Wednesday Closed
Tuesday & Thursday 9am-5pm
 Friday 9am-12pm
06 Sep

Newsletter, September 6

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
September 8, Saturday
5pm
James D. Hicks Organ Concert
Fundraiser for the New Jersey Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
September 11, Tuesday
7pm
Drumming Class with Norma
September 12, Wednesday 7:30pm-10pm Finance Committee Meeting
September 22, Saturday
11am Consecration Of The New Bishop at NJPAC
September 23, Sunday 11:30am-1pm Vestry Meeting
 
 
 
 
 
Serving at the Altar 9/9 & 9/16
September 9
No 8am Service
September 16
No 8am Service
10am Readers:
B. Riedel
F. Taber
L. Owolabi
10am Readers:
K. Hanson
F. Young
Chalicist: S. Clarke Chalicist: R. Riedel
Ushers: J. & K. Wade Ushers: P. Boegershausen &
M. Hirschfeld
Altar Guild: J. Dorn Altar Guild: J. James
Coffee Hour: The Vestry Coffee Hour: Open
Altar Flowers: The Scharff’s Altar Flowers: Open
NOTICES
 8am Service
During this Transition period, there will be a 10am service only.   The 8am service will resume when our Priest is in place in late Fall. We appreciate your understanding.
UPCOMING EVENTS
James D. Hicks Organ Concert
Saturday, September 8, at 5pm

NJ-based organist James D. Hicks presents Nordic Journey, a recital of organ music from Scandinavia at St. Stephens Episcopal Church, located at 119 Main Street, Millburn, NJ, on Saturday, September 8 at 5:00 p.m.  Not only is this a musical event, but a fundraiser for the New Jersey Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  James is in the midst of a multi-year fundraising endeavor for NJCFF, one that will culminate in a scheduled 2020 hike of the St. Olav’s trail, a medieval route located in Sweden and Norway.
James’ program for September 8 features the magnificent sounds of the church’s von Beckerath organ, and consists of music that he will record later in the autumn at the Halgrímskirkja, Reykjavík, Iceland. Hicks has commissioned several of the works on this concert of Scandinavian music, and the program will be a unique view into a musical tradition that encompasses many style: blues, jazz, classical and historic.
The audience is invited to contribute to this fundraiser by visiting HIcks’ website at www.hicksnordichike.com where one can make a secure and tax deductible contribution.  Checks and cash donations are also welcome at the performance with all proceeds going to the NJ Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
More information about James D. Hicks may be found at www.jamesdhicks.com.
Drumming Class
Tuesday, September 11, at 7pm
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: Norma at: Norma.cook@outlook.com. Or leave a message: 862 485 1573.
New Bishop’s Consecration
Saturday, September 22, at 11am
God willing and the people consenting, the Rev. Carlye J. Hughes will be ordained and consecrated a Bishop in the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church and Eleventh Bishop of The Episcopal Diocese of Newark on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 11 AM at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC).  Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry will be the Chief Consecrator.
Parish Office Hours:
Monday & Wednesday Closed
Tuesday & Thursday 9am-5pm
 Friday 9am-12pm