08 Nov

Newsletter, November 7

EVENTS
Date
Time
Event
November 11, Sunday 11:15am Coffee Hour in honor and gratitude for Rev. Jane
November 13, Tuesday 7pm Drumming Class with Norma
November 14, Wednesday 7:30pm-10pm Finance Committee Meeting
November 18, Sunday 11am Turkey Box Dinner Drive
November 18, Sunday 11:30am-1pm Vestry Meeting
 
 
Serving at the Altar  11/11 & 11/18
November 11
No 8am Service
November 18
No 8am Service
10am Readers:
B. Churchill
K. Conway
K. Wade
10am Readers:
J. James
F. Young
L. Owolabi
Chalicist: J. Soughan Chalicist: R. Riedel
Ushers: J. & K. Wade Ushers: B. Riedel & M.A. Chech
Altar Guild: N. Sieffert & N. Cole Altar Guild: J. Dorn
Coffee Hour: The Vestry Coffee Hour: J. Spressert
Altar Flowers: The Landers Family Altar Flowers: Open
NOTICES
 
 
Farewell 
Friday November 9, will be my last day here at St. Stephen’s and I would just like to thank you all for an amazing journey here.  I wish St. Stephen’s family all the very best for the future, I will truly miss you all.  Until we meet again God Bless! 
Claire Temple-Jones
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
 
Sunday November 11, 2018
Coffee hour in honor of Rev. Jane  
November 11th – Vestry sponsoring coffee hour in honor and gratitude of Rev. Jane.   Additional “Baked goods” welcomed!
Drumming Class
Tuesday, November 13 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.
Annual Turkey Box Dinner Drive
Sunday November 18, 2018
Boxes need to be at church by 11am for pick up!
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Thanks to our wonderful parish, we now have enough Turkey boxes to give to our drumming camp families.  The sign-up was very successful!
Box Dinner Menu-The following items are recommended for inclusion in each donated box:
  • 1 sturdy box
  • 1  10 – 15 lb. FROZEN TURKEY
  • 1 disposable aluminum foil roasting pan
  • 2 boxes of stuffing
  • 1 5lb bag of potatoes OR two cans sweet potatoes
  • 2 cans of vegetables (corn, green beans, peas,)
  • 2 cans of turkey gravy
  • 2 cans cranberry sauce
  • 1 package rolls or corn muffins
  • ½ gallon of apple or cranberry juice
  • Dessert-cookies, brownies, pies (no frozen pies)
Parish Office Hours:
Monday & Wednesday Closed
Tuesday & Thursday 9am-5pm
 Friday 9am-12pm
31 Oct

Newsletter, October 31

Events
Date
Time
Event
November 4, Sunday
4pm
Beckerath Organ Recital
November 11, Sunday 11:15am Coffee Hour in honor and gratitude for Rev. Jane
November 13, Tuesday 7pm Drumming Class with Norma
November 14, Wednesday 7:30pm-10pm Finance Committee Meeting
November 18, Sunday 11:30am-1pm Vestry Meeting
 
 
Serving at the Altar  11/4 & 11/11
November 4
No 8am Service
November 11
No 8am Service
10am Reader:
S. Landers
10am Readers:
B. Churchill
K. Conway
K. Wade
Chalicist: R. Riedel Chalicist: J. Soughan
Ushers: T. & K. Conway Ushers: J. & K. Wade
Altar Guild: C. Francis Altar Guild: N. Sieffert & N. Cole
Coffee Hour: C. Francis Coffee Hour: The Vestry
Altar Flowers: F. Taber Altar Flowers: The Landers Family
NOTICES
 
 

Please don’t forget to turn your clocks back one hour this weekend!

 

UPCOMING EVENTS
 
St. Stephen’s Church, Millburn, NJ
Sunday, November 4, 2018, 4 pm
Trent Johnson, Organist 
Join us for an exciting program performed by composer and concert organist, Trent Johnson, on the renowned Baroque-style Beckerath tracker organ at historic St. Stephen’s Church in Millburn, NJ.  Mr. Johnson is Organist and Assistant Director of Music at All Souls Unitarian Church in NYC and Music Director and Conductor of the Oratorio Singers of Westfield, NJ. An active recitalist, he performs frequently throughout the Northeast, Europe, and Asia. As a composer, he has written both instrumental and vocal works, and his operaKenyatta premiered at The Performing Arts Center in Newark, NJ in November 2017.  The program will include works by J.S. Bach, George Walker, John Weaver, Max Reger, and Mr. Johnson himself.  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.  
 
 
Sunday November 11, 2018
Coffee hour in honor of Rev. Jane
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November 11th – Vestry sponsoring coffee hour in honor and gratitude of Rev. Jane.   Additional “Baked goods” welcomed!
Drumming Class
Tuesday, November 13 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
25 Oct

Newsletter, October 25

Events
Date
Time
Event
November 4, Sunday
4pm
Beckerath Organ Recital
November 11, Sunday 11:15am Coffee Hour in honor and gratitude for Rev. Jane
November 14, Wednesday 7:30pm-10pm Finance Committee Meeting
November 18, Sunday 11:30am-1pm Vestry Meeting
 
 
Serving at the Altar 10/28 & 11/4
October 28
No 8am Service
November 4
No 8am Service
10am Readers
J. James
K. Conway
K. Wade
10am Reader
S. Landers
Chalicist: E. Maurer Chalicist: R. Riedel
Ushers: L. & O. Owolabi Ushers: T. & K. Conway
Altar Guild: N. Sieffert & J. James Altar Guild: C. Francis
Coffee Hour: The Landers Family Coffee Hour: C. Francis
Altar Flowers: The Landers Family Altar Flowers: Open
NOTICES
Sunday November 11, 2018
Coffee hour in honor of Rev. Jane
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November 11th – Vestry sponsoring coffee hour in honor and gratitude of Rev. Jane.   Additional “Baked goods” welcomed!
 
St. Stephen’s Church, Millburn, NJ
Sunday, November 4, 2018, 4 pm
Trent Johnson, Organist
Join us for an exciting program performed by composer and concert organist, Trent Johnson, on the renowned Baroque-style Beckerath tracker organ at historic St. Stephen’s Church in Millburn, NJ.  Mr. Johnson is Organist and Assistant Director of Music at All Souls Unitarian Church in NYC and Music Director and Conductor of the Oratorio Singers of Westfield, NJ. An active recitalist, he performs frequently throughout the Northeast, Europe, and Asia.  As a composer, he has written both instrumental and vocal works, and his opera Kenyatta premiered at The Performing Arts Center in Newark, NJ in November 2017.  The program will include works by J.S. Bach, George Walker, John Weaver, Max Reger, and Mr. Johnson himself.  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.orgor call 973-376-0688.  
Parish Office Hours:
Monday & Wednesday Closed
Tuesday & Thursday 9am-5pm
 Friday 9am-12pm
11 Oct

Newsletter, October 10

Events
Date
Time
Event
October 17, Wednesday 7:30pm-10pm Finance Committee Meeting
October 21, Sunday 11:30am-1pm Vestry Meeting
October 23, Tuesday 7pm Drumming Class With Norma
November 4, Sunday 4pm Beckerath Organ Recital
 
 
Serving at the Altar 10/14 & 10/21
October 14
No 8am Service
October 21
No 8am Service
10am Readers:
F. Taber
T. Scharff
B. Churchill
10am Readers
S. Landers
J. James
O. Owolabi
Chalicist: J. Soughan Chalicist: S. Clarke
Ushers: B. Riedel & M.A. Chech Ushers: S. & L. Landers
Altar Guild: J. Dorn Altar Guild: T. & J. Scharff
Coffee Hour: Open Coffee Hour: Open
Altar Flowers: A. Walker Altar Flowers: Open
ANNOUNCEMENT
 
St. Stephen’s Full Time Rector
Dear friends,
After much consideration and thoughtful discernment, the Vestry of St Stephen’s Church is thrilled to share this announcement about our new full time Rector. Our church family has supported each other through a long transition and we are happy to welcome Rev. Paula Toland as our leader and partner as we begin the next chapter in St. Stephen’s history.
Rev. Paula brings a broad range of skills and experience in ministry, liturgy, Christian formation, pastoral care, and administration. She is passionate about inviting people to experience God’s grace because of her deep appreciation for the Gospel. Rev. Paula is committed to inter-generational ministry and inclusiveness; creating a space where all are welcome as part of our community.
We hope that you will join us in welcoming Rev. Paula as she begins her partnership with St. Stephen’s by presiding at the 10am service on November 25th.
Sincerely,
Maryalice Chech
Warden, Programs
Roger Riedel
Warden, Property
UPCOMING EVENTS
Drumming Class
Tuesday, October 23, 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
04 Oct

Newsletter, October 3

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
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 17, Wednesday 7:30pm-10pm Finance Committee Meeting
October 21, Sunday 11:30am-1pm Vestry Meeting
October 23, Tuesday 7pm Drumming Class With Norma
 
Serving at the Altar 10/7 & 10/14
October 7
No 8am Service
October 14
No 8am Service
10am Readers:
B. Riedel
L. Owolabi
T. Scharff
10am Readers:
F. Taber
T. Scharff
B. Churchill
Chalicist: R. Riedel Chalicist: J. Soughan
Ushers: P. Boegershausen & M. Hirschfeld Ushers: B. Riedel & K. Hanson
Altar Guild: C. Francis Altar Guild: J. Dorn
Coffee Hour: S. Macbeth, M. Nazareth & B. Churchill Coffee Hour: Open
Altar Flowers: J. Rossiter Altar Flowers: A. Walker
NOTICES & LOCAL NEWS
St. Stephen’s Church School
The Fall semester of Church School will begin this Sunday, October 7th.
Newsworthy
You can read an article about St. Stephen’s Drumming Camp in the diocesan online version of The Voice at https://dioceseofnewark.org/news. On the same page, you can see photos and video of the consecration of Bishop Caryle J. Hughes, 11th Bishop of the Diocese of Newark.
The Community of St. John the Baptist
A small group from St. Stephen’s visited the Community of St. John the Baptist in Mendham, NJ on September 28th.  Our day began with a period of personal reflection followed by Noonday Prayers in the Chapel. Then we took Sr. Barbara Jean to lunch in Chester to show our appreciation for her presence in our lives.

UPCOMING EVENTS
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 23, 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
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.
pets-banner.jpg
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.
pets-banner.jpg
Parish Office Hours:
Monday & Wednesday Closed
Tuesday & Thursday 9am-5pm
 Friday 9am-12pm