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Newsletter, March 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.
Mar 14, Wednesday7pm-8:45pmPilgrim Program
Mar 14, Wednesday7:30pm-10pmFinance Committee Meeting
Mar 20, Tuesday7pmDrumming Class
(Rescheduled from March 13)
Mar 20, Tuesday7:30pmCommunity Service Award
Millburn Town Hall
Mar 25, Sunday8am & 10amPalm Sunday Services
Mar 25, Sunday
11:30am-1pmVestry Meeting
Mar 29, Thursday7pmMaundy Thursday Service with Foot Washing
Mar 30, Friday12pm & 8pmGood Friday Services
Apr 1, Sunday8am & 10amEaster Sunday Services
Apr 1, Sunday11:30amEaster Egg Hunt
Serving at the Altar 3/11 & 3/18
March 18, 2018
8am Reader: A. Walker
March 25, 2018
8am Reader: N. Sieffert
10am Readers: K. Hanson, S. Landers & L. Owolabi10am Readers: J. James, P. Wick & F. Young
Chalicist:  E. MaurerChalicist:  J. Soughan
Ushers: K. Hanson & B. RiedelUshers: T. & K. Conway
Altar Guild:  M. Nazareth & J. JamesAltar Guild:  N. Sieffert, T. & J. Scharff
Coffee Hour: M. NazarethN. Sieffert & J. Rossiter
Altar Flowers: No flowers during LentAltar Flowers: Palm Sunday
Garden Club
The Garden Club  work in the gardens has been postponed.  We will meet at a later date soon!
Transition Process
We will be meeting with the Diocese of Newark the last week in March to finalize all the necessary paperwork that has been requested.  We are hopeful, after this point, to receive names of clergy that we can interview. We will continue to keep you posted.
Snow Days
Please note, if it has snowed on Saturday night into Sunday or it’s snowing on Sunday morning, there will be no 8am service.  The same is true with ice precipitation. Please join us instead at the 10am service.  The Vestry is very concerned with the safety of our parishioners and clergy.  Thank you for your understanding.
Donations For Annual Easter Egg Hunt 
Please donate, plastic Easter eggs and candy to fill the eggs for the Annual Easter Egg Hunt which will take place on the front church lawn after Easter services. Examples of candy for the eggs: Hershey’s chocolate kisses or other candy as long as it is NUT FREE.  Any questions, contact Maryalice Chech at maryalice_chech@yahoo.com
Celebrating Easter
How wonderful it will be to celebrate Easter with beautiful Spring flowers!  You will find small envelopes in the pews which can be used to make donations to be used to purchase them for decorating the church.  These may be made in memory of someone.
Please print legibly the names on the envelopes.  The names will be included in the Easter Sunday bulletin.  Place the envelopes in the collection plate or turn them into the office.  In order to get the names in the bulletin, please return the envelopes by Sunday, March 18. Thank you for your assistance.
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Drumming Class
Tuesday March 20, 7pm-8pm
(Rescheduled from March 13)
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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: email Norma at Norma.cook@outlook.comOr leave a message 862 485 1573.
Community Service Award, March 20, 7:30pm
IHN and its volunteers are being recognized by Millburn Township at the March 20 meeting in Town Hall at 7:30 pm.  A Community Service Award will be presented. IHN will receive a Proclamation from the Mayor and have the IHN name enshrined on a plague that is displayed in Town Hall. All are welcome to attend.
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HOSPITALITY IS WHO WE ARE – Join us in our 30th year of offering hospitality to homeless families supported by the Interfaith Hospitality Network for the Homeless. We host next from Sunday, April 8 to Sunday, April 15. Volunteers to prepare meals or to purchase the necessary breakfast and other food items, can sign up at coffee hour or contact Sara Ruth Dorn. (dornfmillburn@gmail.com).
Volunteers to stay overnight, to entertain children, to run errands and for the set up and take down work to convert classrooms to bedrooms may click this link.  IHN 2018
If you’re new to the congregation or want to learn more, talk to Margo Greenfield,  (greenfieldmargo@gmail.com); Barbara Riedel (bwinsonriedel@gmail.com), or Blair Majtyka (blairmajtyka@me.com).
Parish Office Hours:
Monday & Wednesday Closed
Tuesday & Thursday 9am-4:30pm
Friday 9am-1pm