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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