News from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

“Prepare the way of the Lord!”  Mark 1:3
Sunday, December 10th, The Second Sunday of Advent
8 AM & 10 AM Holy Eucharist
9:15 AM Choir Rehearsal
Christmas Pageant Rehearsal
11:30 AM Advent Book Study
Celebrant:  The Rev. Edward M. Hasse, III
Sermon Title:  “Prepare the way of the Lord!”
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Stewardship Packets
Packets have been mailed.  Please return your pledge card soon.
Christmas Pageant
Rehearsals 12/10, 12/17.  The Pageant will be on Christmas Eve at 4pm.
Advent Book Study

December 10 & 17 at 11:30am.  “Silence-the power of quiet in a world full of noise” by Thich Nhat Hanh.

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Sunday Morning Teen Group Fundraiser

St. Paul’s 2017 Christmas ornaments are available for sale through the Teen Group on Sundays during Advent.

Lakeside Choraliers Concert

Sunday, December 10th, 3pm at St. Paul’s Church.

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Advent & Devotional Materials
Available in the Narthex.  On-line meditations are located at www.dioceseofnewark.org/meditations .
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Parish Christmas Caroling

All parishioners and friends are welcome to join us Christmas Caroling on Tuesday, December 12th, 7pm at the Atrium in Park Ridge.  Please meet in the church parking lot at 6:30pm to carpool.  After caroling we will gather in the parish hall for refreshments.  A sign up sheet is in the Education building.

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Vestry Meeting

Wednesday, December 13th, 7:30pm.

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Family Holy Eucharist

Saturday, December 16th, 5pm.  All are welcome!

Sunday School
Sunday School Class
10 AM – December 17th, January 7th & 21st.
Registration is open.  Please speak to Ed Hasse or Dawn Hopper to sign-up and volunteer to lead a Sunday.          Class Dates
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Christmas Ornament Donation

Dec 17th please bring a special Christmas ornament from your home to decorate the St. Paul’s Christmas tree.  Your ornament will be shared for years to come.

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Christmas Flower Offering

Envelopes are in the pews.  Please return the envelope with your gift and designation for the offering by December 17th.

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Annual Parish Meeting

Sunday, January 28, 2018.  Everyone is encouraged to attend.  Please speak to Ann Hirsch with nominations for Parish Vestry or Diocese Representative positions.

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St. Paul’s Nursery School
Registration for 2017-2018 is open.  Click Here.
WORSHIP
Assisting in our Worship – Sunday, December 10th
8am Lay Reader:  Elaine Hinsch
10am Lay Readers:  Ree Hopper, Ron Niclas, Beth Abrahamson
Acolytes:  Megan Gasnick, Delia Stiles
Ushers:  Gene Muller, Gene Malaterra, John Orr, Janice Orr
Altar Guild:  Adelaide Bortey, Claudia Gibbs, Laura Gasnick
Flowers:  Poinsettias
Coffee Hour:  Dorothy Waldt, Sarah Montemarano

Memorials
Flowers:  The Orr family
Bread:  The Iannotta family
Wine:  The Piatt family

Readings     Enlarged     Bulletin Insert
Hymns for Sunday, December 10th
Opening Hymn #436:  “Lift up your heads”
Gradual Hymn #76:  “On Jordan’s bank”
Communion Hymn WLP #724:  “People, look East”
                                                     #314:  “Humbly I adore thee”
Closing Hymn #59:  “Hark! a thrilling voice”

Assisting in our Worship – Sunday, December 17th
8am Lay Reader:  Janet Tunick
10am Lay Readers:  Rita McCarthy, Melissa Hasse, Claudia Gibbs
Acolytes:  Hadyn Hopper, Jesse Hopper
Ushers:  Ron Niclas, Roy Nicolosi, Jeanne Nicolosi, David Riley
Altar Guild:  Lindsay Graham, Charlotte Guderian, Vicki Solis
Flowers:  Poinsettias
Coffee Hour:  Claudia & Gary Gross

Memorials
Flowers:  Lindsay Graham
Bread:  Lindsay Graham
Wine:  The Piatt family

PLEASE BE CAREFUL THAT YOU ARE LOOKING AT THE CORRECT DATE OF SERVICE.  THIS LIST IS FOR NEXT SUNDAY, OVER A WEEK AWAY.
Christmas Worship Schedule
Sunday, December 24th
Advent 4                                                  Christmas Eve
8 & 10 AM – Holy Eucharist                      4 PM – Holy Eucharist & Pageant
                                                                        10:40 PM – Christmas Prelude
                                                                        11 PM – Festive Holy Eucharist

Monday, December 25th
Christmas Day
10 AM – Holy Eucharist
 
Wednesday, December 27th
NO 12PM Holy Eucharist
 
Sunday, December 31st
8 AM – Holy Eucharist
10 AM – Lessons & Carols
ONGOING  MINISTRIES
Tri-Boro Food Pantry
Requests for December are:  coffee, canned fruit and household cleaners (surface cleaners, laundry detergent, soft scrub, etc.).  Please leave your donations in the basket found in the narthex.  Tri-Boro website
Sunday Morning Teen Group
Meets on Sundays throughout the month.
Computer Outreach

Looking for Teens that are interested in refurbishing computers.  Please contact Bob Hanrahan #201-386-4250 or Hank Henninger #845-893-3225.

Pastoral Care
Can we add you to our pastoral care volunteer list?  From time-to-time, fellow parishioners are in need of transportation to/from medical appointments, a meal or just plan ol’ errand running.

Please contact Shannon Iannotta at 201-925-2594 or siannotta@syncsort.com.
St. Paul’s has a Facebook page
Please look for “St. Paul’s Episcopal Church” in Facebook and share or like our events and posts.  And if you are organizing a church or community event, please share to the St. Paul’s Facebook page.  Thank you.          Link
MEMORIAL OPPORTUNITIES
Sunday Altar Flowers & Bread

Memorialize the Sunday altar flowers or bread.  Sign-up on the board in the rear of the church.  Your name and your memorial will be printed in the bulletin on the Sunday you choose.

Flower Memorials – please donate $50 for the cost of the flowers.

Bread Memorials – please deliver an unsliced loaf of bread to the sacristy prior to the 10am service on the date of your memorial.
Memorial Garden
Information about the Memorial Garden can be found in the links below.  Paper copies are in the narthex.

 April 2017:  Renovation Brochure & Donation Card

FUNDRAISERS
Amazon & Gift Cards Fundraiser
Please support the Amazon and Great Lakes (Scrip) Gift Card fundraisers.  Both can be used year round for all you shopping needs.  Speak with Gene Malaterra or Beth Abrahamson with any questions or to place a gift card order.  See links below for more info.

Sign-up & Pay                                  Order Form

Scrip Enrollment code:  68927L8342L45
Grocery Gift Cards
Please purchase grocery gift cards for ACME, Kings, ShopRite & Wegmans.  They can be purchased from Dell Ludwig.  These businesses make a 5% per dollar donation to St. Paul’s Church.  Thank You.

St. Paul’s accepts Credit and Debit cards for gift card purchases.  Please note:  a service charge of $3.00 for every $100 charged will be passed on to the purchaser.
CONTACT US

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