02 Jun

Newsletter, June 1


O God, from whom all good proceeds: Grant that by your inspiration we may think those things that are right, and by your merciful guiding may do them; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.


Gracious God, in you we live and move and have our being: We pray that you guide Rev. Sheelagh during this intentional Sabbath time. May she return to St. Stephen’s restored in body, mind and spirit. We also pray that you bless this parish and all who come here. May we carry out with joy the ministries to which we are called. May this also be a time of intentional prayer and reflection for us. By your Spirit, empower all to be strengthened by the gifts you give and to be renewed as servants of God. Amen.




June 1, WednesdayJune 1-Sep 1Rev. Sheelagh’s Sabbatical
June 4, Saturday10:30am-1pmChristine’s Kitchen
June 14, Tuesday11am-2pmSenior Luncheon
June 16, Thursday7:30pm-10pmFinance Committee Meeting


Serving at the Altar 6/5 & 6/12

8am Reader: C. Francis8am Reader: M. Walker
10am Readers
1. K. Conway
2. B. Churchill
3. E. Pluta
10am Readers
1. J. James,
2. P. Wick
3. F. Young
Chalicist: S. MacbethChalicist: R. Riedel
Ushers: M. Hirschfeld &
P. Boegershausen
Ushers: O. & P. Moore
Altar Guild:  C. Francis & A. ColeAltar Guild:  M. Walker, A. Cole &
D. Price
Coffee Hour:  M. GreenfieldCoffee Hour:  B. & R. Riedel
Altar Flowers:The Pluta-Ehlers family in celebration
of Arabella’s graduation,  and Kim
Williams in celebration of  St. Stephen’s Choir.
Altar Flowers: Open

We will be updating the Prayer List next week, if you wish to keep a name on the list, please e-mail Claire in the office, otherwise the names will be taken off.


Christine’s Kitchen – June 4, 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, or email him at cehlers@familypromise.org.

Thought For The Week
Thinkers. Writers. Please consider writing a brief “thought for the week” on anything at all for the weekly e-news during the sabbatical period. Let Claire or Janet Hager know you are interested.

Coffee hosting and flowers needed
We are still in need of coffee hosts for June 26 (Baptism), July 3 and 31. Please sign up with Susan Dinan.

Please let Eugene or Claire know if you want to donate flowers. June 12, 19 and all of July is available. 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.

Please send all articles and e-mails for the newsletter to Claire by NOON on Tuesday at church@ststephensmillburn.org