03 May

Newsletter, May 2

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
May 8, Tuesday 7pm Drumming Class
May 13, Sunday 11:30am-1pm Vestry Meeting
May 16, Wednesday 7:30pm-10pm Finance Committee Meeting
Serving at the Altar  5/6 & 5/13
 
May 6, 2018
8am Reader: N. Sieffert
May 13, 2018
8am Reader: C. Francis
10am Readers:
P. Wick
F. Dorn
B. Riedel
10 Readers:
B. Churchill
F. Taber
Chalicist: J. Soughan Chalicist: S. Clarke
Ushers: R. Riedel & M. Hirschfeld Ushers: M. Chech & H. Rooney
Altar Guild: J. Dorn & A. Cole Altar Guild: C. Francis & J. James
Coffee Hour: B. Riedel & K. Hanson Coffee Hour: Open
Altar Flowers: A. Walker Altar Flowers: M. Nazareth
 
NOTICES
 
St. Stephen’s Former Rector, Gordon Tremaine
As most of you know our former Rector, Gordon Tremaine, unexpectedly died in March.  So many of us remember him as a wonderful preacher and leader who really got us involved in outreach.  Our commitment to IHN is a direct result of his efforts. We were his first Parish….and we thought it would be good to remember him with a donation from St. Stephen’s to one of the groups he supported.  If you would like to contribute to this please just put a check in the offering plate ….or mail it to the office…and note that it’s for Gordon. We’d like to send this by May 7th. Thank you. Nancy Sieffert
 
Calendar Events
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Please send information for an upcoming St. Stephen’s event that you would like to have advertized in the weekly bulletin, online news, or website calendar to: church@ststephensmillburn.org 
 
Drumming Class
Tuesday May 8, 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.com Or leave a message 862 485 1573.
 
 
Parish Office Hours:
Monday & Wednesday Closed
Tuesday & Thursday 9am-4:30pm
Friday 9am-1pm
Please Note:  The Parish office will be closed on
Thursday May 3 & Friday May 4, for vacation.
18 Apr

Newsletter, April 18

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
April 18 & 25 Wednesday 7pm Pilgrim Group
Apri 18, Wednesday 7:30pm-10pm Finance Committee Meeting
April 22, Sunday 11:30am-1pm Vestry Meeting
Apr 29, Sunday 7pm Paper Mill Show Choir Concert
May 8, Tuesday 7pm Drumming Class
Serving at the Altar  4/22 & 4/29
 
April 22, 2018
8am Reader:
A. Walker
April 29, 2018
8am Reader
M. Ellingham
10am Readers:
B. Riedel
S. Landers
K. Wade
10am Readers:
T. Scharff
O. Owolabi
K. Hanson
Chalicist: J. Soughan Chalicist: J. Scharff
Ushers: E. Maurer & S. Moran Ushers: J. & K. Wade
Altar Guild: M. Nazareth & J. Dorn Altar Guild: J. Dorn & T. & J. Scharff
Coffee Hour: The Riedels Coffee Hour: Open
Altar Flowers: Open Altar Flowers: Open
NOTICES
 
Transition Process
Our Priest In Charge job description is now officially posted!  Please continue to pray for the parish, and the Vestry/Search Committee as we continue on this journey together.
Evening of Discernment Cancelled

Due to insufficient interest, we have cancelled the Evening of Discernment scheduled for April 24, 2018.

Please note that the Commission on Ministry continues the important work of helping clergy and parish discernment committees identify and nurture people who feel called to ordained ministry.
We encourage anyone who is sensing a call to ordained ministry, priestly or diaconal, to visit the Commission on Ministry subpage at the diocesan site and review the Guidelines which describe in detail the process leading to ordination. Aspirants, as well as others, are welcome to contact the chairs of the Committee on the Priesthood and the Committee on the Diaconate with questions.
Mr. Larry Sunden, chair, Commission on Ministry/Committee on the Priesthood,larry@sunden.com
The Rev. Peter Jackson, chair, Committee on the Diaconate,pjackson_69@msn.com
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Pilgrim Group
Wednesday, April 18 & 25, 7pm
Session 4 of the Pilgrim Group will be completed on April 18, and 25 at 7pm.
 
Paper Mill Show Choir Concert
Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 7pm
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The Papermill Broadway Show Choir will perform a benefit concert at St. Stephen’s church on Sunday, April 29, at 7pm.  Ticket prices are as follows:
Adults $20.00, Seniors $15.00, & Children $10.00
Tickets are available at the door and will be sold after church during coffee hour. You may also purchase by credit card online at http://ststephensmillburn.org,just click the “Donate” tab, and enter as a one time donation. Or you can come by the Rectory and pay by check or cash, See below for regular office hours. The congregation provides snacks (savory and sweet) during the intermission.  If you would like to contribute food or drink, or help with set-up, clean-up, or ticket sales please let Susan know, sdinan@pace.edu
 
Drumming Class
Tuesday May 8, 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.com Or leave a message 862 485 1573.
Parish Office Hours:
Monday & Wednesday Closed
Tuesday & Thursday 9am-4:30pm
Friday 9am-1pm
05 Apr

Newsletter, April 4

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
Apr 8-15 Sunday – Sunday IHN Week
Apr 11,18 & 25, Wednesday 7pm Pilgrim Group
Apr 15, Sunday 10am The Bishop Of Newark will be our Celebrant
Apri 18, Wednesday 7:30pm-10pm Finance Committee Meeting
April 22, Sunday 11:30am-1pm Vestry Meeting
Apr 29, Sunday 7pm Paper Mill Show Choir Concert
  
Serving at the Altar  4/8 & 4/15
April 8, 2018
8am Reader:
N. Sieffert
April 15, 2018
8am Reader:
N. Sieffert
10am Readers:
F. Taber
L. Owolabi
10am Readers:
B. Churchill
K. Conway
B. Riedel
Chalicist: S. Clarke Chalicist: R. Riedel
Ushers: P. Boegershausen & H. Rooney Ushers: S. & L. Landers
Altar Guild: N. Sieffert & J. Dorn Altar Guild:N. Sieffert & J. James
Coffee Hour: L. Rugbeer & M. Cruickshank Coffee Hour: Open
Altar Flowers: H. Rooney Altar Flowers: Open
NOTICES
 
Evening of Discernment: God is Calling – How Will You Answer?

Tuesday, April 24 2018, 6:00PM

At Episcopal House
This conference, hosted by the Commission on Ministry, will provide an overview of the discernment process.
Those expected to attend are the people discerning their next steps in ministry (called Aspirants), their rectors and all members of their Discernment Committees. Individuals who want to attend by themselves for information and exploration are also invited. Those considering ordination should have already contacted the Commission on Ministry.
The role of the Discernment Committee is very important at the early stage of the process. We have found that this conference helps the Committee members understand better what is expected of them, their subsequent meetings with the Aspirant and the report they will submit to the COM at the completion of their meetings. A light supper will be offered.
To register by Friday, April 13
  • Aspirants to the Vocational Diaconate: please contact The Venerable Peter Jackson at pjackson_69@msn.com
  • Aspirants to the Priesthood: please contact Mr. Larry Sunden at larry@sunden.com

Deadline: Friday, April 13, 2018

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Pilgrim Group
Wednesday, April 11, 18 & 25, 7pm
The Pilgrim Group will complete Session 4 on three Wednesdays in April: the 11th, 18th and 25th.
 
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REMINDER:  Our guests from the Interfaith Hospitality Network will arrive on Sunday, April 8.  Please bring the donations (for which you have signed up to contribute) to the kitchen and label IHN.  A check-off list will be on the table by the door.
Thank you!
 
Sunday, April 15, 2018, 10am
Please join us on Sunday, April 15th when The Rt. Rev. Mark Beckwith, Bishop of Newark, will be our celebrant at the 10:00am service.  Following the service, St. Stephen’s Vestry will host coffee hour.
 
Save The Date!
Paper Mill Show Choir Concert
Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 7pm
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The Papermill Broadway Show Choir will perform a benefit concert at St. Stephen’s church on Sunday, April 29, at 7pm.  Ticket prices are as follows:
Adults $20.00, Seniors $15.00, & Children $10.00
Tickets are available at the door and will be sold after church during coffee hour. You may also purchase by credit card online at http://ststephensmillburn.org,just click the “Donate” tab, and enter as a one time donation. Or you can come by the Rectory and pay by check or cash, See below for regular office hours. The congregation provides snacks (savory and sweet) during the intermission.  If you would like to contribute food or drink, or help with set-up, clean-up, or ticket sales please let Susan know, sdinan@pace.edu
 
Parish Office Hours
Monday & Wednesday Closed
Tuesday & Thursday 9am-4:30pm
Friday 9am-1pm
28 Mar

Newsletter, March 28

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
Mar 29, Thursday 7pm Maundy Thursday Service with Foot Washing
Mar 30, Friday 12pm & 8pm Good Friday Services
Apr 1, Sunday 8am & 10am Easter Sunday Services
Apr 1, Sunday 11:30am Easter Egg Hunt
Apr 8-15 Sunday – Sunday IHN Week
Apr 11 & 18, Wednesday 7pm Pilgrim Group
Apr 15, Sunday 10am Celebrant of The Bishop Of Newark
Apr 29, Sunday 7pm Paper Mill Show Choir Concert
 
Serving at the Altar 3/29 & 3/30, 4/1/ & 4/8
 
March 29, 2018
Maundy Thursday
March 30, 2018
Good Friday
April 1, 2018
Easter Sunday
8am Reader:
C. Francis
April 8, 2018
8am Reader:
N. Sieffert
7pm Readers:
J. James
T. Scharff
Noon Readers:
F. Dorn
L. Owolabi
B. Churchill8pm Reader:
B. Riedel
10am Readers:
F. Dorn
B. Riedel
K. Hanson
10am Readers:
F. Taber
L. Owolabi
Chalicist: S. Clarke Chalicist: E. Maurer Chalicist: S. Clarke
Usher:
P. Boegershausen
Ushers: TBD Ushers:
B. & R. Riedel
Ushers:
P. Boegershausen & H. Rooney
Altar Guild:
C. Francis & J. Dorn
Altar Guild:
N. Sieffert & J. Dorn
Coffee Hour:
The Owolabi Family & H. Rooney
Coffee Hour:
L. Rugbeer
Altar Flowers:
Donations from St. Stephen’s Congregation
Altar Flowers:
H. Rooney
NOTICES
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Maundy Thursday Service with Foot Washing & Stripping of Altar – 7pm


Good Friday Services -12pm & 8pm

Flowering of Church All Welcome – Saturday 9am

Easter Services – Sunday 8am and 10am

Annual Easter Egg Hunt – Sunday 11:30am
 


Evening of Discernment: God is Calling – How Will You Answer?

Tuesday, April 24 2018, 6:00PM

At Episcopal House
This conference, hosted by the Commission on Ministry, will provide an overview of the discernment process.
Those expected to attend are the people discerning their next steps in ministry (called Aspirants), their rectors and all members of their Discernment Committees. Individuals who want to attend by themselves for information and exploration are also invited. Those considering ordination should have already contacted the Commission on Ministry.
The role of the Discernment Committee is very important at the early stage of the process. We have found that this conference helps the Committee members understand better what is expected of them, their subsequent meetings with the Aspirant and the report they will submit to the COM at the completion of their meetings.
A light supper will be offered.
To register by Friday, April 13
  • Aspirants to the Vocational Diaconate: please contact The Venerable Peter Jackson at pjackson_69@msn.com
  • Aspirants to the Priesthood: please contact Mr. Larry Sunden at larry@sunden.com

Deadline: Friday, April 13, 2018

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Pilgrim Group
Wednesday, April 11 & 18, 7pm
The Pilgrim Group will complete Session 4 on two Wednesdays in April: the 11th, and the 18th.
Sunday, April 15, 2018, 10am
Please join us on Sunday, April 15th when The Rt. Rev. Mark Beckwith, Bishop of Newark, will be our celebrant at the 10:00am service.  Following the service, St. Stephen’s Vestry will host coffee hour.
 
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HOSPITALITY IS WHO WE ARE
Join us in our 30th year of offering hospitality to homeless families supported by the Interfaith Hospitality Network for the Homeless.

We host next from Sunday, April 8 to Sunday, April 15.

Volunteers to prepare meals or to purchase the necessary breakfast and other food items, can sign up at coffee hour or contact Sara Ruth Dorn. (dornfmillburn@gmail.com).
Volunteers to stay overnight, to entertain children, to run errands and for the set up and take down work to convert classrooms to bedrooms may click this link.  IHN 2018 
If you’re new to the congregation or want to learn more, talk to Margo Greenfield,  (greenfieldmargo@gmail.com); Barbara Riedel (bwinsonriedel@gmail.com), or Blair Majtyka (blairmajtyka@me.com).
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Save The Date!
Paper Mill Show Choir Concert
Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 7pm

The Papermill Broadway Show Choir will perform a benefit concert at St. Stephen’s church on Sunday, April 29, at 7pm.  Ticket prices are as follows:

Adults $20.00, Seniors $15.00, & Children $10.00
Tickets are available at the door and will be sold after church during coffee hour. You may also purchase by credit card online at http://ststephensmillburn.org, just click the “Donate” tab, and enter as a one time donation. Or you can come by the Rectory and pay by check or cash, See below for regular office hours. The congregation provides snacks (savory and sweet) during the intermission.  If you would like to contribute food or drink, or help with set-up, clean-up, or ticket sales please let Susan know, sdinan@pace.edu
Parish Office Hours:
Monday & Wednesday Closed
Tuesday & Thursday 9am-4:30pm
Friday 9am-1pm
(Please Note:) The Parish office will be closed Good Friday
22 Mar

Newsletter, March 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
Mar 21, Wednesday 7pm Pilgrim Group
Mar 24, Saturday 10am-12pm Garden Club
Mar 25, Sunday 8am & 10am Palm Sunday Services
Mar 25, Sunday
11:30am-1pm Vestry Meeting
Mar 29, Thursday 7pm Maundy Thursday Service with Foot Washing
Mar 30, Friday 12pm & 8pm Good Friday Services
Apr 1, Sunday 8am & 10am Easter Sunday Services
Apr 1, Sunday 11:30am Easter Egg Hunt
Apr 8-15 Sunday – Sunday IHN Week
Apr 11 & 18, Wednesday 7pm Pilgrim Group
Apr 29, Sunday 7pm Paper Mill Show Choir Concert
 
 
Serving at the Altar 3/25, 29, 30 & 4/1/18
March 25, 2018
Palm Sunday
8am Reader:
N. Sieffert
March 29, 2018
Maundy Thursday
March 30, 2018
Good Friday
April 1, 2018
Easter Sunday
8am Reader:
C. Francis
10am Readers:
J. James
P. WickPassion Readers:
F. Dorn
P. Wick
B. Riedel
F. Young
K. Wade
J. James
K. Hanson
B. Churchill 
7pm Readers:
J. James
T. Scharff 

 

 

 

 

 

Noon Readers:
F. Dorn
L. Owolabi
B. Churchill8pm Reader:
B. Riedel 

 

 

 

10am Readers:
F. Dorn
B. Riedel
K. Hanson 

 

 

 

 

Chalicist:
J. Soughan
Chalicist: S. Clarke Chalicist: E. Maurer
Ushers:
T. & K. Conway
Usher:
P. Boegershausen
Ushers: TBD Ushers:
B. & R. Riedel
Altar Guild:
N. Sieffert, T. & J. Scharff
Altar Guild:
C. Francis & J. Dorn
Coffee Hour:
N. Sieffert & J. Rossiter
Coffee Hour:
The Owolabi Family
Altar Flowers:
Palm Sunday
Altar Flowers:
Donations from
St. Stephen’s Congregation
 
NOTICES
 
Evening of Discernment: God is Calling – How Will You Answer?

Tuesday, April 24 2018, 6:00PM

At Episcopal House
This conference, hosted by the Commission on Ministry, will provide an overview of the discernment process.
Those expected to attend are the people discerning their next steps in ministry (called Aspirants), their rectors and all members of their Discernment Committees. Individuals who want to attend by themselves for information and exploration are also invited. Those considering ordination should have already contacted the Commission on Ministry.
The role of the Discernment Committee is very important at the early stage of the process. We have found that this conference helps the Committee members understand better what is expected of them, their subsequent meetings with the Aspirant and the report they will submit to the COM at the completion of their meetings. A light supper will be offered.
Please register by Friday, April 13
  • Aspirants to the Vocational Diaconate: please contact The Venerable Peter Jackson at pjackson_69@msn.com
  • Aspirants to the Priesthood: please contact Mr. Larry Sunden at larry@sunden.com

Deadline: Friday, April 13, 2018

 
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Pilgrim Group

(Note Changes to Dates)

The Pilgrim Group will meet on Wednesday, March 21 at 7pm in the Rectory. We will NOT meet on  March 28 (Holy Week) but will complete Session 4 on two Wednesdays in April: the 11th, and the 18th.
St. Stephen’s Garden Club
The Garden Club will meet on  Saturday, March 24 (weather permitting) from 10am – 12pm.  Please bring garden tools.
 
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HOSPITALITY IS WHO WE ARE – Join us in our 30th year of offering hospitality to homeless families supported by the Interfaith Hospitality Network for the Homeless.
We host next from Sunday, April 8 to Sunday, April 15.
Volunteers to prepare meals or to purchase the necessary breakfast and other food items, can sign up at coffee hour or contact Sara Ruth Dorn. (dornfmillburn@gmail.com).
Volunteers to stay overnight, to entertain children, to run errands and for the set up and take down work to convert classrooms to bedrooms may click this link.  IHN 2018 
If you’re new to the congregation or want to learn more, talk to Margo Greenfield,  (greenfieldmargo@gmail.com); Barbara Riedel (bwinsonriedel@gmail.com), or Blair Majtyka (blairmajtyka@me.com).
 
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Save The Date!
Paper Mill Show Choir Concert
Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 7pm
More Details Next Week
Parish Office Hours:
Monday & Wednesday Closed
Tuesday & Thursday 9am-4:30pm
Friday 9am-1pm
14 Mar

Newsletter, March 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
Mar 14, Wednesday 7pm-8:45pm Pilgrim Program
Mar 14, Wednesday 7:30pm-10pm Finance Committee Meeting
Mar 20, Tuesday 7pm Drumming Class
(Rescheduled from March 13)
Mar 20, Tuesday 7:30pm Community Service Award
Millburn Town Hall
Mar 25, Sunday 8am & 10am Palm Sunday Services
Mar 25, Sunday
11:30am-1pm Vestry Meeting
Mar 29, Thursday 7pm Maundy Thursday Service with Foot Washing
Mar 30, Friday 12pm & 8pm Good Friday Services
Apr 1, Sunday 8am & 10am Easter Sunday Services
Apr 1, Sunday 11:30am Easter Egg Hunt
Serving at the Altar 3/11 & 3/18
March 18, 2018
8am Reader: A. Walker
March 25, 2018
8am Reader: N. Sieffert
10am Readers: K. Hanson, S. Landers & L. Owolabi 10am Readers: J. James, P. Wick & F. Young
Chalicist:  E. Maurer Chalicist:  J. Soughan
Ushers: K. Hanson & B. Riedel Ushers: T. & K. Conway
Altar Guild:  M. Nazareth & J. James Altar Guild:  N. Sieffert, T. & J. Scharff
Coffee Hour: M. Nazareth N. Sieffert & J. Rossiter
Altar Flowers: No flowers during Lent Altar Flowers: Palm Sunday
 
NOTICES
 
Garden Club
The Garden Club  work in the gardens has been postponed.  We will meet at a later date soon!
 
Transition Process
We will be meeting with the Diocese of Newark the last week in March to finalize all the necessary paperwork that has been requested.  We are hopeful, after this point, to receive names of clergy that we can interview. We will continue to keep you posted.
 
Snow Days
Please note, if it has snowed on Saturday night into Sunday or it’s snowing on Sunday morning, there will be no 8am service.  The same is true with ice precipitation. Please join us instead at the 10am service.  The Vestry is very concerned with the safety of our parishioners and clergy.  Thank you for your understanding.
 
Donations For Annual Easter Egg Hunt 
Please donate, plastic Easter eggs and candy to fill the eggs for the Annual Easter Egg Hunt which will take place on the front church lawn after Easter services. Examples of candy for the eggs: Hershey’s chocolate kisses or other candy as long as it is NUT FREE.  Any questions, contact Maryalice Chech at maryalice_chech@yahoo.com
Celebrating Easter
How wonderful it will be to celebrate Easter with beautiful Spring flowers!  You will find small envelopes in the pews which can be used to make donations to be used to purchase them for decorating the church.  These may be made in memory of someone.
Please print legibly the names on the envelopes.  The names will be included in the Easter Sunday bulletin.  Place the envelopes in the collection plate or turn them into the office.  In order to get the names in the bulletin, please return the envelopes by Sunday, March 18. Thank you for your assistance.
 
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Drumming Class
Tuesday March 20, 7pm-8pm
(Rescheduled from March 13)
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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.
 
Community Service Award, March 20, 7:30pm
IHN and its volunteers are being recognized by Millburn Township at the March 20 meeting in Town Hall at 7:30 pm.  A Community Service Award will be presented. IHN will receive a Proclamation from the Mayor and have the IHN name enshrined on a plague that is displayed in Town Hall. All are welcome to attend.
 
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HOSPITALITY IS WHO WE ARE – Join us in our 30th year of offering hospitality to homeless families supported by the Interfaith Hospitality Network for the Homeless. We host next from Sunday, April 8 to Sunday, April 15. Volunteers to prepare meals or to purchase the necessary breakfast and other food items, can sign up at coffee hour or contact Sara Ruth Dorn. (dornfmillburn@gmail.com).
Volunteers to stay overnight, to entertain children, to run errands and for the set up and take down work to convert classrooms to bedrooms may click this link.  IHN 2018
If you’re new to the congregation or want to learn more, talk to Margo Greenfield,  (greenfieldmargo@gmail.com); Barbara Riedel (bwinsonriedel@gmail.com), or Blair Majtyka (blairmajtyka@me.com).
 
Parish Office Hours:
Monday & Wednesday Closed
Tuesday & Thursday 9am-4:30pm
Friday 9am-1pm
08 Mar

Newsletter, March 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
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
Mar 17, Saturday
10:30am
Garden Club Meeting
Mar 25, Sunday 8am & 10am Palm Sunday Services
Mar 29, Thursday 7pm Maundy Thursday Service with Foot Washing
Mar 30, Friday 12pm & 8pm Good Friday Services
Apr 1, Sunday 8am & 10am Easter Sunday Services
Apr 1, Sunday 11:30am Easter Egg Hunt
Serving at the Altar 3/11 & 3/18
March 11, 2018
8am Reader: C. Francis
March 18, 2018
8am Reader: A. Walker
10am Readers: K. Wade, B. Churchill & F. Taber 10am Readers: K. Hanson, S. Landers & L. Owolabi
Chalicist:  J. Soughan Chalicist:  E. Maurer
Ushers: L. & O. Owolabi Ushers: K. Hanson & B. Riedel
Altar Guild:  C. Francis & J. Dorn Altar Guild:  M. Nazareth & J. James
Coffee Hour: E. Foley Coffee Hour: M. Nazareth
Altar Flowers: No flowers during Lent Altar Flowers: No flowers during Lent
NOTICES
 
Snow Days
Please note, if it has snowed on Saturday night into Sunday or it’s snowing on Sunday morning, there will be no 8am service.  The same is true with ice precipitation. Please join us instead at the 10am service.  The Vestry is very concerned with the safety of our parishioners and clergy.  Thank you for your understanding.
 
Donations For Annual Easter Egg Hunt 
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Please donate, plastic Easter eggs and candy to fill the eggs for the Annual Easter Egg Hunt which will take place on the front church lawn after Easter services. Examples of candy for the eggs: Hershey’s chocolate kisses or other candy as long as it is NUT FREE.  Any questions, contact Maryalice Chech at maryalice_chech@yahoo.com
 
Celebrating Easter
How wonderful it will be to celebrate Easter with beautiful Spring flowers!  You will find small envelopes in the pews which can be used to make donations to be used to purchase them for decorating the church.  These may be made in memory of someone.
Please print legibly the names on the envelopes.  The names will be included in the Easter Sunday bulletin.  Place the envelopes in the collection plate or turn them into the office.  In order to get the names in the bulletin, please return the envelopes by Sunday, March 18. Thank you for your assistance.
 
Upcoming Events


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.

Saturday, March 17 St. Stephen’s Garden Club

St. Stephen’s Garden Club will meet in the gardens on Saturday, March 17-10:30am weather permitting. We will begin some clean up and movement of plants.  After about two hours let’s gather for some St. Patrick’s Day refreshments.  If it is too cold or we have snow we will postpone to the following Saturday.  All are welcome to join the cleanup!
 

IHN 2018, April 8-15

HOSPITALITY IS WHO WE ARE – Join us in our 30th year of offering hospitality to homeless families supported by the Interfaith Hospitality Network for the Homeless.
We host next from Sunday, April 8 to Sunday, April 15.
Volunteers to prepare meals or to purchase the necessary breakfast and other food items, can sign up at coffee hour or contact Sara Ruth Dorn. (dornfmillburn@gmail.com).
Volunteers to stay overnight, to entertain children, to run errands and for the set up and take down work to convert classrooms to bedrooms may click this link.  IHN 2018
If you’re new to the congregation or want to learn more, talk to Margo Greenfield,  (greenfieldmargo@gmail.com); Barbara Riedel (bwinsonriedel@gmail.com), or Blair Majtyka (blairmajtyka@me.com).
 
Parish Office Hours:
Monday & Wednesday Closed
Tuesday & Thursday 9am-4:30pm
Friday 9am-1pm