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Newsletter May 27, 2015

Reverend Sheelagh’s Thought for the Week: May 27, 2015

And now for the Trinity!  I actually like the idea of the Trinity, even though it is not well defined in Scripture.  Perichoresis is the Greek term used to express the co-existence of the three persons of the Holy Trinity – God, Son and Spirit. The word suggests perpetual movement, a dance of the three iterations, in and of one another.  The pretzel-like Trinitarian symbol also evokes the idea that there is no beginning and no end; that all are equal and all are in tension with one another.  In Jesus, we have witnessed one part descend into human form, and then return to be assumed into the Perichoresis; The Holy Spirit’s descent is another form of that action.  OK, enough! Don’t worry about it, just notice when the Spirit of God is at work in you and around you.

Sad News

Sadly we announce to our parish family and friends that Trina Debevoise passed away on Pentecost Sunday 24, 2015.

The funeral will be held at St Stephen’s on Saturday June 6, at 11:00am. A reception will follow. All are invited to attend. Please keep Dickinson and the family in your prayers.

May light perpetual shine upon her +

Reminders

Date Time Event
MMay 31, Sunday 3:00 pm David Hegg Lifetime Achievement Awards
June 6, Saturday 11:00 am Trina Debevoise’s funeral

Serving at the Altar Sunday  5/31 & 6/7

Sunday May 31st Saturday June 6th
8 am Reader:   Carol Francis Readers at the 11:00 am service
1. Kathleen Wade
2. Sam Polanco
3. Peter Wick
1. Jean James
2. Barbara Churchill
3. Ellen Pluta
Chalicist: John Scharff Chalicist: Janet Hager
Ushers: Paul Boegershausen and Eric Maurer Ushers: Owen and Patti Moore
Coffee Hour Host: Margo Greenfield
Flowers are given by: Jane Rossiter
Flowers are given by: Rev. Sheelagh &
St Stephen’s Choir

Coffee hosting and flowers

Please let Eugene or Claire in the office know if you want to donate flowers. Please sign up for coffee with Susan Dinan. No one has signed up for the coffee hour for June 7.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Celebrating Sara Ruth

Please join us Sunday May 31 at St. Peter’s, Morristown, to celebrate the love and faithful witness of Sara Ruth Dorn and other Diocese of Newark seniors. Bishop Beckwith will preach at an Evensong service to honor their many significant contributions of time and talent to the church and the community, with the presentation of the David Hegg Lifetime Achievement Awards.
This time, Sara Ruth doesn’t have to cook!
Reception at 3
Evensong at 4
St. Peter’s Church, 70 Maple Avenue, Morristown, NJ

IHN Meals Needed

Due to unforeseen circumstances, IHN families will have to stay in a hotel next week.  I know this is short notice and a busy time for everyone, but I am hoping that some of you might be able to help and prepare dinners for our families.  We need dinners starting Monday, June 1st to Friday, June 5th to be delivered by 5:30pm to IHN headquarters. Your home cooked meals will be most appreciated.
Family breakdown:   4 Adults, 3 teenagers, 2 children and 2, 1 year olds
Allergies:  No pork, nuts, mangoes, pineapple, strawberries or shellfish
As always thank you for your time and help.
If you can help, please contact Margo Greenfield.
Greenfieldmargo@gmail.com.

FOOD BARREL

Contributions to the St. Stephen’s food barrel are delivered to food pantry at Apostles’ House in Newark to help alleviate the problem of hunger in Essex County.  Please heed the announcement made to the tune of “Roll Out the Barrel” by our choir.

Fill up the barrel
Elijah is counting on you!
Fill up the barrel!
There’s so much good you can do!
Shop for the barrel,
Tuna and Wheaties and stew,
Now’s the time to fill the barrel,
It’s the right thing to do!

Our food barrel is located in the Narthex by the rear door to the Church, ready to be packed with nonperishable items such as: CANNED MEAT, CANNED BEEF STEW, CANNED TUNA, PEANUT BUTTER, JELLY, CANNED FRUIT, RICE, DRIED BEANS, 100% FRUIT JUICE, CANNED VEGETABLES, POWDERED MILK or PARMALAT, COLD and HOT CEREALS, CANNED SOUPS, MACARONI and CHEESE, CANNED OR INSTANT POTATOES, COFFEE and TEA.

Summer Music

Soon the Senior Choir will be taking their well-deserved summer vacation. If you would like to make a musical contribution to our 10:00 a.m. services during the summer months, please contact Kim Williams at kkawe@optonline.net or see her at Coffee Hour.  Solos or small ensembles are welcome, vocal or instrumental.

Shakespeare in the Summer?

All those interested in Shakespeare, outdoor picnics by the Hudson River, and warm summer nights you might like a parish trip to Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival to experience “A Midsummer’s Night Dream” on a Saturday in July. Let me know 908 686 5489 and we can begin a plan. The date is July 19 at 7:30. The grounds of Boscobel open around 5:30 for picnicking. There is a group discount available for 12 more.

Notice:

In the interest of Rev. Derek Darves we are currently relocating the entrance from the back door at the Rectory to the side door on the porch.