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Newsletter, July 25

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.
July 29, Sunday
Baby Shower at Coffee Hour
for North Porch
August 15, Wednesday
Finance Committee Meeting
August 19, Sunday
Vestry Meeting
August 20 – 24, Monday – Friday
Drumming Camp
September 8, Saturday
James D. Hicks Organ Concert
Serving at the Altar  7/29 & 8/5
July 29, 2018
No 8am Service
August 5, 2018
No 8am Service
10am Reader: P. Wick10am Reader: F. Taber
Chalicist: J. SoughanChalicist: J. Scharff
Ushers: H. Rooney & E. MaurerUshers: H. Rooney
Altar Guild: N. SieffertAltar Guild: C. Francis
Coffee Hour: T. Scharff  / baby shower for North PorchCoffee Hour: Open
Altar Flowers: OpenAltar Flowers: Open
Babysitting Service
Please Note:  There will be no babysitting on Sunday, August 26.
North Porch Christmas In July
St. Stephen’s annual Christmas in July collection to benefit North Porch Center for Women and Infants began on Sunday July 1.  It will conclude on Sunday, July 29 with a Baby Shower at Coffee Hour.  Throughout the month containers will be available in the Narthex for donations.
Emergency needs are as follows: diapers – sizes 4, 5, 6 and Pull-Ups of all sizes, formula: Enfamil 12.5 powdered; regular and soy variety, jars of baby food: fruit and vegetables and First Foods, toiletries: shampoo,  diaper rash cream, baby wash, and wipes.
New or gently used baby clothes can be included but the emergency needs are crucial low income Moms whose resources are low at the end of the month.
You can also donate by giving a check made out to North Porch.
Drumming Camp
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Once again St. Stephen’s Church will host a week-long summer drumming camp for children in the PATCH program (these are children with incarcerated parents.)  The camp will take place from August 20 to 24, from 3:30pm – 7:30pm.  The camp is staffed by volunteers who help to coordinate snacks and dinner, arts and crafts, sports and games, and we leave the drumming instructions to a pro, Yah’ Ya Kamate who has worked with us for many years, and Kim Williams who you know well!  If you are interested in volunteering at the camp please contact Susan Dinan at susandinan@yahoo.com If you want to hear a lovely concert from some very enthusiastic drummers please join us on Friday evening, August 24, 2018.  Thank you!
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James D. Hicks Organ Recital
September 8, 2018 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.


Parish Office Summer Hours:

Tuesday & Thursday 9am-5pm
Monday, Wednesday & Friday Closed