Reverend Sheelagh’s Thought for the Week: March 30, 2016
Wishing everyone a Happy Easter! Alleluia!
April 3, Sunday Grocery Gift Card Sunday
April 10, Sunday Bread Sunday
April 10-17 IHN Hosting
April 12, Tuesday 11am-2pm Senior Luncheon
April 14, Thursday 7:30pm-10pm Finance Committee Meeting
April 24, Sunday 11:30am-1pm Vestry Meeting
April 24, Sunday 4pm-5pm Beckerath Organ Recital
April 24, Sunday 7:30pm-10pm Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway
Show Choir Benefit Choir Concert
Scheduled To Serve At The Altar:
April 3, 2016
8am Reader Allison Walker
10am Readers Felder Dorn, Ellen Pluta & Oyin Owolabi
Chalicist John Scharff
Ushers Barbara Riedel & Mary Alice Chech
Altar Guild Nancy Sieffert & Julia Dorn
Altar Flowers Open
Coffee hour Open
April 10, 2016
8am Reader Marvin Walker
10am Readers Barbara Riedel, Kathleen Conway & Ladi Owolabi
Chalicist Denise Price
Ushers Chris & Sarah Jeter
Altar Guild Marvin Walker, Theresa & John Scharff
Coffee hour Bread Sunday hosted by Barbara Riedel
Altar Flowers The Siegel & Loxly families
UPCOMING EVENTS AT ST. STEPHEN’S
Grocery Gift Card Sunday April 3
Happy Easter St. Stephen’s! As you may be aware as part of our stewardship to St. Stephen’s we sell gift cards to King’s and Shoprite on the first Sunday of every month. This Sunday, April 3 we will have cards available. So if you shop for your groceries at either Kings or Shoprite please consider stopping by our table at coffee hour on Sunday to make a purchase. At this time we can only accept cash or checks for these purchases.
BREAD SUNDAY…. Is coming soon…. on April 10th
We remember the words from the Lord’s Prayer, “give us this day our daily bread” both figuratively and literally! Please bring a bread product. Rolls, bagels, loaf, slices, slab, round, square, rectangle etc. It is a time for us to “break bread together” as a St. Stephen’s community.
Barbara Winson Riedel, 201-906-2712.
HOSPITALITY IS WHO WE ARE
In 1987 St. Stephens became one of a few dozen congregations involved with a new ministry to homeless families – IHN – the Interfaith Hospitality Network for the Homeless. Since then, another 6,000 congregations have done the same, involving more than 160,000 volunteers and collectively serving more than 600,000 children and adults. Volunteer congregations host families for a week offering food and shelter while the case management team helps them move toward permanent housing and self-sufficiency.
We host next from April 10 to April 17. We will be on hand on Sunday, March 13, to share more about IHN, family homelessness and how small acts of kindness can support families in distress and enrich our own. If you are newer to the church and the program, come to learn how simple things like cooking a lasagna, reading to a 3 year old and sleeping overnight, help families stay together at a time of crisis – changing the course of them, and their children’s lives. If you’re an old hand at IHN, come and share your experiences and expertise.
We’ll need volunteers to stay overnight, to cook and serve meals, to entertain children, to run errands and for the set up and take down work to convert classrooms to bedrooms. To learn more, talk to Margo Greenfield or Claas Ehlers. To sign up, click this link. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0845a4ac2ba02-ihnapril
As always, Meal Coordinator Sara Ruth Dorn will conduct signups during coffee hour for volunteers to prepare and serve dinners and purchase the necessary breakfast and snack staples.
The next sign-up at coffee hour for food and supplies will be Sunday, April 3. If you wish to sign-up in the meantime or have questions, please call Sara Ruth Dorn at 973-467-9847.
Papermill Show Choir Benefit Concert
Sunday 24 April, 7:30pm St. Stephen’s Church
Tickets: $20 adults, $15 seniors & $10 children
Tickets can be purchased at the door or after church in April. Tickets can be reserved by calling the Rectory, 973-376-0688.
We are pleased to announce the clergy who will be serving at St. Stephen’s church during Rev. Sheelagh’s sabbatical. Rev. Derek Darves, assistant priest and Deacon Kathleen Ballard will continue serving at church.
Others who will help lead worship or preach on a occasional basis will include The Reverend Bob Morris, Deacon Chris McCloud, Marvin Walker (who is training to be a Deacon) and our own Felder Dorn.
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