06 Sep

Newsletter, September 6

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 8, Saturday
James D. Hicks Organ Concert
Fundraiser for the New Jersey Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
September 11, Tuesday
Drumming Class with Norma
September 12, Wednesday7:30pm-10pmFinance Committee Meeting
September 22, Saturday
11amConsecration Of The New Bishop at NJPAC
September 23, Sunday11:30am-1pmVestry Meeting
Serving at the Altar 9/9 & 9/16
September 9
No 8am Service
September 16
No 8am Service
10am Readers:
B. Riedel
F. Taber
L. Owolabi
10am Readers:
K. Hanson
F. Young
Chalicist: S. ClarkeChalicist: R. Riedel
Ushers: J. & K. WadeUshers: P. Boegershausen &
M. Hirschfeld
Altar Guild: J. DornAltar Guild: J. James
Coffee Hour: The VestryCoffee Hour: Open
Altar Flowers: The Scharff’sAltar Flowers: Open
 8am Service
During this Transition period, there will be a 10am service only.   The 8am service will resume when our Priest is in place in late Fall. We appreciate your understanding.
James D. Hicks Organ Concert
Saturday, September 8, at 5pm

NJ-based organist James D. Hicks presents Nordic Journey, a recital of organ music from Scandinavia at St. Stephens Episcopal Church, located at 119 Main Street, Millburn, NJ, on Saturday, September 8 at 5:00 p.m.  Not only is this a musical event, but a fundraiser for the New Jersey Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  James is in the midst of a multi-year fundraising endeavor for NJCFF, one that will culminate in a scheduled 2020 hike of the St. Olav’s trail, a medieval route located in Sweden and Norway.
James’ program for September 8 features the magnificent sounds of the church’s von Beckerath organ, and consists of music that he will record later in the autumn at the Halgrímskirkja, Reykjavík, Iceland. Hicks has commissioned several of the works on this concert of Scandinavian music, and the program will be a unique view into a musical tradition that encompasses many style: blues, jazz, classical and historic.
The audience is invited to contribute to this fundraiser by visiting HIcks’ website at www.hicksnordichike.com where one can make a secure and tax deductible contribution.  Checks and cash donations are also welcome at the performance with all proceeds going to the NJ Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
More information about James D. Hicks may be found at www.jamesdhicks.com.
Drumming Class
Tuesday, September 11, 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.
New Bishop’s Consecration
Saturday, September 22, at 11am
God willing and the people consenting, the Rev. Carlye J. Hughes will be ordained and consecrated a Bishop in the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church and Eleventh Bishop of The Episcopal Diocese of Newark on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 11 AM at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC).  Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry will be the Chief Consecrator.
Parish Office Hours:
Monday & Wednesday Closed
Tuesday & Thursday 9am-5pm
 Friday 9am-12pm