27 Aug

Newsletter, August 26

Reverend Sheelagh’s Thought for the Week: August 26, 2015

“Every generous act of giving, with every perfect gift, is from above…” James 1:14

The first day of our camp was filled with generous giving and we all realise how perfect this gift is.  To be able to do this is such a gift for each of us, for we know that it is good. We don’t run a “religious” camp, but it is most definitely spiritual.  So many people make this happen. The musical gifts of Yah Yah and Kim, the artistic talents of  many of our members, Gezine, Carole, Eugene, to name just a few; the generosity of the town restaurateurs, the food ministry of the Dorns and our energetic youth. Let’s not to forget all the silent helpers behind the scenes and in previous camps, who inspire, lead and guide. This is truly the body of Christ at work in the world and it is filled with God’s grace!

I can’t tell you how blessed I feel today.  This is what feeds my soul – this is why I was called into ministry.- this is what it means for me to live in to the Christ that abides in us as we abide in him.  Come visit us, see it for yourself.  Don’t miss our celebration in the park on Saturday at 2pm.


Week of August 24-2911:00 am – 3:00 pmDrumming Camp at St. Stephen’s
 August 29, Saturday10:30 am – 1:00 pmChristine’s Kitchen
August 30, Sunday11:30 am – 2:00 pmCemetery Meeting
September 6, Sunday10:00 amSenior Choir Resumes
September 13, Sunday9:00 amWelcome back Sunday Breakfast


Serving at the Altar Sunday 8/30 & 9/6
8 am Reader: E. Maurer
8 am Reader: C. Francis
10 am Readers:
1. B. Churchill
2. N/A
3. K. Hanson
10 am Readers:
1. F. Dorn
2. N/A
3. P. Wick
Chalicist: S. Clarke
Chalicist: J. Soughan
Ushers: Sam and Soraya PolancoUshers: Paul Boegershausen and Eric Maurer
Coffee Hour Host:  Open
Flowers are given by: Eugene Foley in memory
of Kathleen Foley, Jerry Goldstein and Albert Rusch.
Coffee Hour Host:  Open
Flowers are given by:  Open

  Coffee hosting and flowers 

Please sign up with Susan Dinan for coffee hour.  Please let Eugene or Claire know if you want to donate flowers.


Drumming Camp is in progress!
It’s not too late to come and help out, If you have a spare hour or two, please come on over to St. Stephen’s and join the volunteers in helping to make this a terrific and memorable experience for the campers!  And please do not miss the fantastic show on Sunday at 2pm in Taylor Park!

Christine’s Kitchen
We cap off a wonderful week of living and being Matthew 25 with Christine’s Kitchen on August 29th, from 10:30-1:15 as we serve neighbors in need at Christine’s Kitchen at Holy Trinity in West Orange.
1.       Holy Trinity is located at Washington and Main Streets in West Orange.  Parking is on the street.
2.       We can use entrees, fruit, other foods and volunteers; the first three will be served and eaten by our guests; the last will not (we hope).
3.       If you feel like bringing something additional, do so!  Food will not go to waste.
4.       We will be done in plenty of time for the drumming performance.
5.       Call Claas at 908 451-0426 if you want to volunteer or contribute or email him at cehlers@familypromise.org.
WE are told there will be a lot of people since it is end of the month, so anything you can do is much appreciated.


We are closed on Mondays with extended hours Tuesdays through Thursdays. In an emergency call 973-376-0688 ext. 11 to get a number to call for immediate help.

Deadlines!  We need all items for the bulletin and the enews by NOON on Tuesday please, so Claire can get the work laid out and printed timely.  After that, whatever we have, errors and all, will be printed as is.  Thanks for your help.