03 Nov

Newsletter, November 3

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.
Nov 4, Saturday10:30am-1pmChristine’s Kitchen
Nov 11, Saturday10am-12pmGarden Club Meeting
Nov 12, Sunday4pmBeckerath Organ Recital
Nov 14, Tuesday11am-2pmSenior Luncheon
Nov 14, Tuesday7pm-8pmDrumming Class
Nov 15 & 29,
Dec, 6, 13, & 20
Jan 3, Wednesday
7pm – 8:45pmPilgrim Program
St Stephen’s Rectory
Nov 15, Wednesday7:30pm-10pmFinance Committee Meeting
Nov 19, Sunday11:30am-1pmVestry Meeting
Nov 19, Sunday
11amTurkey Box Collection
Serving at the Altar  11/5 & 11/12
Nov 5, 2017
8am Reader: C. Francis
Nov 12, 2017
8am Reader:  M. Ellingham
10am Readers:
1. F. Dorn
2. K. Conway
3. K. Hanson
10am Readers:
1. B. Riedel
2. J. James
3. F. Young
Chalicist: S. ClarkeChalicist: J. Scharff
Ushers: S. Moran & R. Riedel
Ushers: T. & K. Conway
Altar Guild: C. Francis & J. Dorn
Altar Guild: M. Nazareth & A. Cole
Coffee Hour: M. Chech
Coffee Hour: Open
Altar Flowers: The Ellingham family
Altar Flowers:  J. James
Transition Process
The Vestry will be creating a Parish Profile over the next couple of weeks.  A Parish Profile is a representation of our community of faith and tells our St. Stephen’s story. This Parish Profile will ultimately be on the St. Stephen’s website as well as the Diocesan website in hopes of attracting prospective candidates.

If anyone is interested in being involved in this Transition Process with us, please contact me either by email: maryalice_chech@yahoo.com or cell: 973-951-7154.

Please Join Us In Prayer As We Search For Our Next Bishop
Gracious God,
We, your people in the Diocese of Newark, give you thanks and praise for your work among us and through us, generation to generation. Lead us in the months ahead as we prayerfully search for our next Bishop. Raise up for us a steadfast steward who will embrace our broad and blessed diversity and uphold the apostolic heritage of your Church. Guide us to a faithful witness who speaks the Gospel truth in love and joy, and intimately knows your Word and world. Direct us, your disciples, in our discernment so our faith may increase and our works glorify your Name. All this we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory throughout all ages. Amen.
North Porch Thanksgiving Collection
This year our Thanksgiving collection at St. Stephen’s will take a somewhat different focus.  The theme this year is “Thanks for Young Life!” and the collection will be for the mothers and infants who are served by North Porch Center.  Collection boxes will be available in the Narthex throughout November and there will be a special Coffee Hour to celebrate a Baby Shower.
Please donate the following:
Diapers, sizes 4,5,6 and pull ups, baby wipes, baby formula: Enfamil 12.5 oz powdered and soy, jars of baby food: fruits and vegetables, and 1st foods, cereal, and toiletries for infants.
St. Stephen’s North Porch collections are limited to emergency needs – items that are required for infant care but  may not be available as the month comes to an end.  Please donate these.  Also, North Porch locations have limited storage space and cannot take large items.  If you have larger items please contact North Porch to determine if your items can be used.
Thank you again for your continued generosity.
Christine’s Kitchen
Saturday, November 4th
Each Saturday 70 to 120 people in need enjoy a hot lunch, and take home with them cake and bread. They come from all over the area, and they include families, homeless and seniors. The soup kitchen is located at Holy Trinity Church, but it is the product of a group of over a dozen churches, youth groups and synagogues which take turns hosting.
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church is located at 315 Main Street at the intersection of Main and Franklin streets in West Orange, opposite the Washington Elementary School.
If you would like to volunteer to help or just donate a meal (feeds 6 to 8 people,) contact

Deryck Rugbeer at 201-452-9068, or Deryck.Rugbeer@UBS.Com or  turkeyen@gmail.com .
P.S. Left over Halloween Candies are welcome.
Garden Club Meeting
Saturday, November 11 
The next Garden Club Meeting (in the gardens) will be Saturday, November 11 from 10am-12pm. Please bring garden tools and gloves.  Anyone interested in gardening is invited to join in!
BECKERATH ORGAN RECITALS 48th Season   (2017-2018)
MONICA CZAUSZ – November 12, 2017 at 4 pm
Friends of Music at St. Stephen’s
119 Main Street
Millburn, New Jersey 07041
Contact Peggy Thompson 908-233-1570
Admission is by donation at the door ($10 suggested).  Children accompanied by an adult are cordially invited to come as guests.  A reception to meet the artist follows the recital.
FRIENDS OF MUSIC:  This recital series relies heavily on the generous financial support of its Friends of Music to maintain the series, now entering its 48th season.  As you are able, please consider supporting the series as a Friend of Music with a tax deductible donation, entitling you to admission to each recital and acknowledgment in the program. Donors are listed in the. following categories:
   PHILANTHROPISTS      $300 or more
   BENEFACTORS              $200 to $299
   PATRONS                       $100 to $199
   SPONSORS                    as able
Mail checks payable to “Friends of Music at St. Stephen’s,” and mail to Friends of Music at St. Stephen’s, 119 Main Street, Millburn, NJ 07041. Please print your name as it should appear in the program, and include your postal address as a backup.  And many thanks for your support!
Drumming Class
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 St Stephen’s Episcopal Church
Parents, Teachers and Friends,
Need to energize and remember to breathe!
Come along and have some fun Drumming
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
At: St Stephen’s Episcopal Church
Between: 7pm-8pm
RSVP: email Norma at Norma.cook@outlook.com
Or leave a message 862 485 1573
Turkey Box Collection
November 19, 2017
Maryalice Chech is the coordinator this year for the Turkey Box Collection.  Boxes need to be in the parish hall by 11am Sunday morning, Nov. 19th.
The following items are recommended for each Turkey box dinner that is donated:
1 sturdy box
1  10 – 15 lb. FROZEN TURKEY
1 disposable aluminum foil roasting pan
2 boxes of stuffing
1 bag of white potatoes OR two cans sweet potatoes
2 cans of vegetables (corn, green beans, peas,)
2 cans of turkey gravy
2 cans cranberry sauce
1 package rolls or corn muffins
½ gallon of apple or cranberry juice
Parish Office hours are as follows:
Monday & Wednesday Closed
Tuesday & Thursday: 9am-4:30pm
Friday: 9am-1pm