31 Aug

Newsletter, August 31

Drumming Camp Notes
It can best be summed up by Kim’s statement!

What a week, huh?! The sweetest kids ever and beautiful weather made this week’s camp one to remember, and to top it off we had an amazing team of leaders and volunteers.  I’m still singing the drumming tunes in my head (boom, boom, bucket, boom boom!) and reveling in the joy of Saturday’s great turnout of families and parishioners.

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What a wonderful program from the magic in the kitchen with Sarah Ruth to the clean up crew and volunteers.

Thanks to everyone at St. Stephen’s who helped make it a great success.  The children had a wonderful experience learning to drum, making creative art projects, and eating scrumptious food.  Also a big thank you to Ya Ya for his outstanding job of culminating the children’s week long efforts with a grand finale!

Our deepest thanks.  – Fran, Gary and Susan.


August 29-September 2Deliver by 5pmIHN Meal Deliveries
IHN Headquarters
September 11, Sunday9am-9:45amWelcome Breakfast & Grocery Gift Card Sunday
September 13, Tuesday11am-2pmSenior Luncheon
September 14, Wednesday7:30pm-10pmFinance Committee Meeting
September 17, Saturday10:30am-1pmChristine’s Kitchen
September 18, Sunday11am-12:30pmVestry Meeting

Serving at the Altar  9/4 & 9/11

8am Reader: C. Francis8am Reader: A. Walker
10am Readers:
1. S. Clarke
2. P. Wick
10am Readers:
1. B. Riedel
2. K. Conway
3. E. Pluta
Chalicist: D. PriceChalicist: S. Clarke
Ushers: E. MaurerUshers: B. & R. Riedel
Altar Guild: C. Francis & A. ColeAltar Guild:
M. Walker, J. Dorn & D. Price
Coffee Hour:  Welcome Back Breakfast
hosted by M. & D. Price
Coffee Hour:  (9am) Welcome Breakfast
Altar Flowers: J. & T. Scharff in loving memory of
John’s Mom,  Phyllis G. Scharff in the year of her 83rd birthday.
Altar Flowers: Open


If you would like to donate gift cards to directly help Louisiana flood victims, Ellen Pluta will be sending them to a friend in Louisiana who is working with people displaced by the flood and will distribute them directly.  Home Depot, Target or Visa are all terrific, in any amount.  You can bring to church on Sunday or drop in mail to Ellen. Thanks!

Ellen Pluta 132 Parkway Mountainside NJ 07092.  Call with any questions 908-347-8362.


Online Day of Prayer Tomorrow
Click on the Link below

Meals the second week, 8/29 – 9/2,  should be delivered to IHN Headquarters Allergies:  pork, raspberries, apples, celery and peaches.  Please deliver food by 5:00pm.
Able to help? Contact Angie Benedict,  IHN Volunteer Manager  at 973-746-1400 angie@ihnessexnj.org 

Christine’s Kitchen – September 17, 2016 from 10:30am-1pm
We serve neighbors in need at Christine’s Kitchen at Holy Trinity in West Orange. Holy Trinity is located at Washington and Main Streets in West Orange.  Parking is on the street.  We can use entrees, fruit, and other foods, as well as volunteers.   If you feel like bringing something additional, do so!  Food will not go to waste.

If you want to volunteer or contribute call Claas at 908 451-0426

Coffee hosting and flowers
Please sign up with Susan Dinan for coffee hour.  Please Let Eugene or Claire know if you would like to donate flowers, please consider taking ONE Sunday in memory of a loved one, or in thanksgiving for an event.  Flowers are priced at $40, $50 or $60 for the two vases.

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 church@ststephensmillburn.org.  Thank You.