27 Sep

Newsletter, September 26

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 29, Saturday
5K at South Mountain to benefit IHN
September 30, Sunday11:30am-1pmVestry Meeting
October 6, Saturday9am-3:15pmVestry University
October 7, Sunday10amChurch School Fall Semester begins
October 7, Sunday1pmBlessing Of The Animals
October 9, Tuesday7pmDrumming Class With Norma
Serving at the Altar 9/30 & 10/7
September 30
No 8am Service
October 7
No 8am Service
10am Readers:
B. Churchill
P. Wick
F. Taber
10am Readers:
L. Owolabi
T. Scharff
Chalicist: S. ClarkeChalicist: R. Riedel
Ushers: M.A. Chech & H. RooneyUshers: P. Boegershausen & M. Hirschfeld
Altar Guild: A. ColeAltar Guild: C. Francis
Coffee Hour: N. Sieffert & B. RiedelCoffee Hour: H. Rooney
Altar Flowers: OpenAltar Flowers: J. Rossiter
Church School
The Fall semester of Church School will begin on Sunday, October 7th.
A Home for All
Join the 5K at South Mountain to benefit IHN. 9 a.m, Saturday September 29. Register at: https://ihnessexnj.org/a-home-for-all-5k-runwalk/


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.
Drumming Class
Tuesday, October 9, at 7pm
Parents, teachers and friends, Treat yourself to an hour of relaxation!
ADULTS come along and have some fun drumming at: St Stephen’s Episcopal Church Between: 7pm-8pm. RSVP: Norma at: Norma.cook@outlook.com. Or leave a message: 862 485 1573.
Parish Office Hours:
Monday & Wednesday Closed
Tuesday & Thursday 9am-5pm
 Friday 9am-12pm