Rev. Sheelagh’s Thought For The Week
How wonderful to have a baptism, a wedding and introduction to our newest addition, Samantha, all in one week. To say nothing of the 60 plus people and pets who came to be blessed on Sunday. What an abundance of good things. I am also heartened each week to greet our newcomers and new families. God is good, all the time.
“Living generously” is the theme for this year’s stewardship appeal, and I invite you to be thoughtful about what that means for us right now. Generosity is a gift that comes with benefits. When we give, love, or live generously we actually feel much more generous towards ourselves. That is healing and uplifting. Think about how you feel when you give sandwiches, fruit etc., to those we feed at St.John’s or Christine’s Kitchen. Or the love that suffuses us at our Thanksgiving table.
As you consider your pledge this season, think of the warmth that comes when you know you have done something big, for something good, and how that blessing returns to you.
|October 6, Thursday||7pm-9:30pm||Preschool Committee Meeting|
|Oct 11, Tuesday||11am-2pm||Senior Luncheon|
|Oct 16, Sunday||2pm-4pm||Cemetery Tour 2016|
(rain date 10/23)
|Oct 18, Tuesday||7:30pm-10pm||Finance Committee Meeting|
|Oct 23, Sunday||11:30am-1pm||Vestry Meeting|
|Oct 23, Sunday||12pm-3pm||St. John’s Elizabeth|
|Oct 24-Oct 26||Mon, Tue, Wed||Clergy Conference Shawnee, PA|
Serving at the Altar 10/9 & 10/16
|8am Reader: M. Walker||8am Reader: M. Ellingham|
1. J. James
2. C. Ehlers
3. F. Taber
1. S. Polanco
2. K. Conway
3. B. Churchill
|Chalicist: D. Price||Chalicist: J. Scharff|
|Ushers: J. & B. Majtyka||Ushers: M. & D. Price|
|Altar Guild: M. Walker & J. Dorn||Altar Guild: M. Walker & J. Dorn|
|Coffee Hour: J. & B. Majtyka||Coffee Hour: Open|
|Altar Flowers: J. Rossiter & family||Altar Flowers: J. Spressert|
Please keep Haiti, Cuba, the Bahamas, Florida and all in the path of Hurricane Matthew in your prayers. Donations can be made at Episcopal Relief and Development website – www.episcopalrelief.org.
Tour of St. Stephen’s Historic Cemetery 2-4pm Sunday, October 16, 2016
(Rain date October 23)
Sunday afternoon, 16 October, is the date for an event that no parishioner should miss. Tours will leave the cemetery gate at 451 Millburn Avenue (across from the high school) at intervals between 2:00 P.M. and 4:00 P.M. Tours will visit 11 grave sites and make one stop in the mausoleum. At each site, an impersonator will speak for the person buried there. Two sites that feature people significant to Millburn’s history are those of Edward Pettigrew, a philanthropist, and George Noyes Slayton, a civic leader. Ward J. Herbert, former Chancellor of the Diocese of Newark will speak, as will Lt. Eddie Sutton, whose photograph hangs in our narthex. Other speakers include an army nurse in World War I and a red cap evangelist known as the “Bishop of Grand Central.”
Please invite – and bring with you if possible – family members, friends, and neighbors. Rain date is 23 October.
Please sign up for coffee hour! The next few weeks are open in October. The sign up sheet is in the Narthex on the bulletin board.
Dates & Deadlines
If you have any dates or events that need adding to the St. Stephen’s Calendar please send them to Claire, and all articles and e-mails for the newsletter by NOON on Tuesday to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank You.
Please note the Parish Office is closed on Mondays