10 Jan

Newsletter, January 10

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.
Jan 10, Wednesday 7:30pm-10pm Finance Committee Meeting
Jan 14, Sunday 10am Church School
Jan 14, Sunday 11:30am-1pm Vestry Meeting
Jan 15, Monday 10am-1pm Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Wyoming Presbyterian Church, Millburn
(Donation to benefit St. Stephen’s Annual Drumming Camp)
Serving at the Altar  1/14 & 1/21
January 14, 2018
No 8am Service
January 21, 2018
8am Reader:  A. Walker
10am Readers: P. Wick, O. Owolabi & B. Riedel
10am Readers: F. Dorn, K. Conway & K. Hanson
Chalicist:  R. Riedel
Chalicist:  E. Maurer
Ushers:  S. & L. Landers
Ushers:  M. Chech & S. Moran
Altar Guild:  N. Sieffert & J. Dorn
Altar Guild:  M. Nazareth & A. Cole
Coffee Hour:  K. Hanson & B. Riedel
Coffee Hour: T. & J. Scharff

Altar Flowers: Open

Altar Flowers: Anonymous
St. Stephen’s Family News
Long time parishioner of St. Stephen’s, William Eldridge, passed away last week and will be buried in Long Island with a grave side service.
May light perpetual shine upon him. +
Dates & Deadlines
Please don’t forget to send upcoming dates and events for the St. Stephen’s calendar to church@ststephensmillburn.org .  Articles and correspondence for the newsletter must be received by Tuesday at noon.
Coffee Hour & Altar Flowers
A new coffee hour and altar flower sign up sheet will be going up on the bulletin board soon, courtesy of Heloisa Rooney.  Please feel free to sign up for either one.  Flowers can be purchased for $40, $50, or $60.  You can donate in memory of a loved one, or maybe an anniversary or birthday.  You can mail in cash or check  to the office, or put it in the Sunday collection plate.  Please make sure to put “altar flowers” in the memo, or write it on the envelope if you are paying by cash, along with your dedication.  You may also write your dedication on the sign up sheet.

Christine’s Kitchen January 6, 2018 Post Review
Thanks to all who contributed and volunteered.  It was a cold day but we still had 50+ guests who came out in the 5 degree weather as their needs seemed to outweigh the discomfort of the cold.
The food as usual was outstanding, as though we were cooking for a family dinner.
Burgers, chicken pot pie, pasta and meatballs, chicken, Indian dish, Caribbean dish, hotdogs, fruit, Italian sausages, baked beans, hot chocolate, coffee, juice , ham slices and much more.
For those who question whether their efforts in the kitchen were appreciated, I am happy to report that feedback from the guests was that it was spectacular.  They really appreciate your efforts and quality of food.
Next hosting is 6/2/18 by St Stephens.
Upcoming Events
Church School 
Sunday, January 14th
Church School will be starting Sunday, January 14th during 10am service in the classroom off the Parish Hall. The curriculum will be lectionary-based including special projects.  Also, learning to appreciate the presence of God around us
and learning why we do the things we do when we gather in God’s name.  Any questions please email Carol Francis: bearhousecf@aol.com

Open House for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Monday, January 15
To celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Wyoming Presbyterian Church is hosting a community-wide, family-friendly Open House on Monday, January 15, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The event will feature a Drumming Workshop led by Ya’haya Kamate. A goodwill donation will be collected during Ya’haya’s workshops for the benefit of St. Stephen’s annual Drumming Camp. The day will also include a showing of Martin’s Big Wordsmovie and a special BIG WORDS art project; a Peace and Diversity Book Fair by Words Bookstore of Maplewood; and performances by Millburn High School’s Soulfege A Cappella Group and the Wyoming Presbyterian Children’s Choir. The event is being organized by Marianne Bredlau, daughter of St. Stephen’s parishioner Sheelagh Clarke. All are invited to stop by any time during the Open House. Wyoming Presbyterian is located at 432 Wyoming Ave. in Millburn.
Parish Office Hours:
Monday & Wednesday Closed
Tuesday & Thursday 9am-4:30pm
Friday 9am-1pm