News from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Sunday, December 24th, The Fourth Sunday of Advent
8 AM & 10 AM Holy Eucharist
9:15 AM Choir Rehearsal
Celebrant:  The Rev. Edward M. Hasse, III
Sermon Title:  “Let it be!”
Christmas Worship Schedule
Christmas Eve Sunday, December 24th
4 PM – Holy Eucharist & Pageant
10:40 PM – Christmas Prelude
11 PM – Festive Holy Eucharist

Christmas Day Monday, December 25th
10 AM – Holy Eucharist
 
Wednesday, December 27th
NO 12PM Holy Eucharist
 
Sunday, December 31st
8 AM – Holy Eucharist
10 AM – Lessons & Carols
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Stewardship Packets
Packets have been mailed.  Please return your pledge card soon.
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Christmas Ornament Donation

Dec 24th 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.

Christmas Pageant
The Pageant will be on Christmas Eve at 4pm.
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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.

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Alumni Acolytes

All alumni acolytes are invited to serve at 11pm on Christmas Eve.  Please speak with Ed Hasse.

Christmas Caroling

Thanks to Steve McKenna for the photos.

Alleluia Fund

The Rt. Rev. Mark M. Beckwith, Bishop of Newark, invites you to contribute to the Alleluia Fund this season.  Donate.

Sunday School
Sunday School Class
10 AM –  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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St. Paul’s Knitters & Crocheters

Meeting, Tuesday, Jan. 9th, 7pm at Ree Hopper’s, 81 Magnolia Ave.

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Youth Group

Jan. 16th, 6:30-8pm.  Bring a sled if there is snow.

Memorial Garden

Donation cards and envelopes can be found in the nartex.

Bishop
Bishop’s Visit

February 4, 2018.  All are invited to attend!

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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 24th
8am Lay Reader:  Beth Abrahamson
10am Lay Readers:  Dawn Hopper, Elaine Hinsch, Claudia Gibbs
Acolytes:  Charlie Looes, Mary Looes, Nathaniel Hall
Ushers:  Gene Muller, Gene Malaterra, John Orr, Janice Orr
Altar Guild:  Kate Brousseau, Melissa Hasse, Pranathi Karanam,
                           Bob Brennan, Ann Hirsch, Shannon Iannotta
Flowers:  Poinsettias
Coffee Hour:  No Coffee Hour

Memorials
Flowers:  
Bread:  The Marason family
Wine:  The Piatt family

Readings     Enlarged     Bulletin Insert
Hymns for Sunday, December 24th
Opening Hymn #66:  “Come, thou long expected Jesus”
Gradual Hymn #265:  “The angel Gabriel”
Offertory Hymn #79:  “O little town of Bethlehem”
Communion Hymn #56:  “O come, O come, Emmanuel”
Closing Hymn #74:  “Blest be the King”

Assisting in our Christmas Worship
Sunday, December 24th – Christmas Eve

4 PM – Holy Eucharist & Pageant
Layreaders:  Addy Simpson, Dorothy Waldt, Elaine Hinsch,
                            Gene Muller, Ron Niclas
Ushers:  Bruce Hackett, Joe Solis, Betsy Thomason
Altar Guild:  Kate Brousseau, Melissa Hasse, Pranathi Karanam,
                           Bob Brennan, Ann Hirsch, Shannon Iannotta

11 PM – Holy Eucharist
Layreaders:  Rita McCarthy, Bob Bogert, Jonathan Viaud
Acolytes:  Alumni
Ushers:  Jim Rahal, Henry Henninger, Paul Saraceni, Nigel Simpson

Altar Guild:  Kate Brousseau, Melissa Hasse, Pranathi Karanam,
                           Bob Brennan, Ann Hirsch, Shannon Iannotta

Monday, December 25th – Christmas Day

10 AM – Holy Eucharist
Layreader:  Ann Partridge
Altar Guild:  Kate Brousseau, Melissa Hasse, Pranathi Karanam,
                           Bob Brennan, Ann Hirsch, Shannon Iannotta

Readings     Enlarged     Bulletin Insert
Assisting in our Worship – Sunday, December 31st
8am Lay Reader:  Gene Muller
10am Lay Readers:  Janet Tunick, Dorothy Waldt, Melissa Hasse
Acolytes:  Jon Felz, Kevin McKenna, Joshua Simpson, Sarah Simpson
Ushers:  Ron Niclas, Roy Nicolosi, Jeanne Nicolosi, David Riley
Altar Guild:  Adelaide Bortey, Claudia Gibbs, Laura Gasnick
Flowers:  Poinsettias
Coffee Hour:  Dolores Koonin, Rita McCarthy

Memorials
Flowers:  
Bread:  Rita & Brian McCarthy
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.
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.
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