14 Sep

Newsletter, September 14

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.
September 12, Wednesday7:30pm-10pmFinance Committee Meeting
September 22, Saturday
11amConsecration Of The New Bishop at NJPAC
September 23, Sunday11:30am-1pmVestry Meeting
October 6, Saturday9am-3:15pmVestry University
October 7, Sunday1pmBlessing Of The Animals
Serving at the Altar 9/16 & 9/23
September 16
No 8am Service
September 23
No 8am Service
10am Readers:
K. Hanson
F. Young
10am Readers
K. Hanson
J. James
L. Owolabi
Chalicist: R. RiedelE. Maurer
Ushers: P. Boegershausen &
M. Hirschfeld
Ushers: E. Maurer & S. Moran
Altar Guild: J. JamesAltar Guild: J. Dorn
Coffee Hour: H. Rooney, M. Nazareth, S. Macbeth & L. RugbeerCoffee Hour: Open
Altar Flowers: A. ColeAltar Flowers: M. Chech
 8am Service
During this Transition period, there will be a 10am service only.   The 8am service will resume when our Priest is in place in late Fall. We appreciate your understanding.
New Bishop’s Consecration
Saturday, September 22, at 11am
God willing and the people consenting, the Rev. Carlye J. Hughes will be ordained and consecrated a Bishop in the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church and Eleventh Bishop of The Episcopal Diocese of Newark on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 11 AM at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC).  Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry will be the Chief Consecrator.
Vestry University
Saturday, October 6, 9 am to 3:15 pm
Vestry University will be held on Saturday, October 6, from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at St. Elizabeth’s Church in Ridgewood.
It is a day for all wardens, vestry members, treasurers, clergy and other congregational leaders to learn, network and celebrate your ministry. There are 24 different workshops to choose from!
Further information, including how to register, is on our website – https://dioceseofnewark.org/event/vestry-university-2018 . The cost is $20 per person, which includes lunch.
The deadline to register is 5pm on Monday, October 1!
Blessing of the Animals
St. Stephen’s Church,
Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 1PM
All members of the community and their pets are welcome.
The event will be held on the parish lawn or inside the church if it rains. A brief ceremony to celebrate the joy of having a pet will include the blessing of each individual animal, and each pet will receive a “certificate of blessing” to commemorate the event.

For the safety of the pets, we ask that they come in appropriate carriers and containers or on a secure lead.

We sincerely hope that you and your animal friends will be able to attend.
Parish Office Hours:
Monday & Wednesday Closed
Tuesday & Thursday 9am-5pm
 Friday 9am-12pm