13 Oct

Newsletter, October 12

Rev. Sheelagh’s Thought For The Week

Yesterday we had a wonderful turnout for our seniors’ luncheon.  Fourteen sat down to feast on home-made lasagne, salad, and apple pie.  The pharmacist Marcus Lawson, came from Walgreens, answering questions on Diabetes and other seasonal health issues.  It was good.  Thank you to Muriel, Sue, Theresa, Eugene and Deacon Kathleen.

Living generously is the theme of our stewardship season.  Looking at the calendar gives us an insight as to the amount of outreach and partnership we offer.

Weather permitting, this weekend brings the Cemetery Tour.  The cemetery was one of the earliest ministries of our church, along with the preschool.  Just imagine how many lives have been touched by these two ministries alone.  As we consider what our stewardship gifts of time, talent and treasure support, we don’t need to look far to be totally amazed.


Oct 16, Sunday11amCollection for St John’s Elizabeth
Oct 16, Sunday2pm-4pmCemetery Tour 2016
(rain date 10/23)
Oct 18, Tuesday7:30pm-10pmFinance Committee Meeting
Oct 23, Sunday11:30am-1pmVestry Meeting
Oct 23, Sunday12pm-3pmSt. John’s Elizabeth
Oct 24-Oct 26Mon, Tue, WedClergy Conference Shawnee, PA

Serving at the Altar  10/16 & 10/23

8am Reader: M. Ellingham8am Reader: A. Walker
10am Readers:
1. S. Polanco
2. B. Riedel
3. B. Churchill
10am Readers:
1. T. Scharff
2. F. Young
3. C. Ehlers
Chalicist: J. ScharffChalicist: R. Riedel
Ushers: M. & D. PriceUshers: S. & C. Jeter
Altar Guild: M. Walker, D. Price & A ColeAltar Guild: N. Sieffert & J. James
Coffee Hour: S.R. DornCoffee Hour:  Open
Altar Flowers: J. SpressertAltar Flowers: Open

Stewardship “Living Generously”

Living Generously  Is our theme this year, shortly you will be receiving a letter inviting you to be thoughtful about the ways in which your gift makes a difference to others.  Please take the time during the next month to consider what you might give for the mission administry of St. Stephen’s.  The in-gathering will be around thanksgiving time.


Collection For St. John’s Elizabeth

Hello All,

Hope everyone is doing well. Due to low attendance the last few events and confirmation that a few folks will not be able to assist for this month, we are looking to raise $250 as a monetary donation to St. John’s instead of volunteering/donating premade foods.  They will be able to take our donation and buy the necessary items to feed the patrons.

Thanks so much in advance for your consideration.  You can provide your donation to the church directly or to us on Sunday, October 16th.  We will be collecting it after the 10am service.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via email at ssguillenpolanco@gmail.com  or give us a call directly Soraya at (201) 779-6854 or Sam at (646) 805-8682. Have a lovely week ahead! 🙂 Please feel free to forward this email to anyone else that might be interested in donating.

With Much Love & Appreciation,

Sam + Soraya Polanco

Tour of St. Stephen’s Historic Cemetery  2-4pm Sunday, October 16, 2016
(Rain date October 23)

Sunday afternoon, 16 October, is the date for an event that no parishioner should miss.  Tours will leave the cemetery gate at 451 Millburn Avenue (across from the high school) at intervals between 2:00 P.M. and 4:00 P.M.  Tours will visit 11 grave sites and make one stop in the mausoleum.  At each site, an impersonator will speak for the person buried there.  Two sites that feature people significant to Millburn’s history are those of Edward Pettigrew, a philanthropist, and George Noyes Slayton, a civic leader.  Ward J. Herbert, former Chancellor of the Diocese of Newark will speak, as will Lt. Eddie Sutton, whose photograph hangs in our narthex.  Other speakers include an army nurse in World War I and a red cap evangelist known as the “Bishop of Grand Central.”

Please invite – and bring with you if possible – family members, friends, and neighbors. Rain date is 23 October.

draiser at ArteVino, Millburn, New Jersey. To all you artists and those who think you are not artists: let’s get together for a brunch at ArteVino which will help raise fun and funds for St. Stephen’s!! If you think you would be interested in an event like this, please let me know in person, by phone (908) 686-5489 or email scharff1@lycos.com


Coffee Hour
Please sign up for coffee hour!  The next few weeks are open in October.  The sign up sheet is in the Narthex on the bulletin board.

Dates & Deadlines
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.

Please note the Parish Office is closed on Mondays