News from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

“Rejoice with me, the lost has been found!”  Luke 15:9
Sunday, September 15th
The Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost

9:15 AM Choir Rehearsal
10 AM Holy Eucharist
Celebrant:  The Rev. Joyce McGirr

Welcome Rev. Joyce McGirr

Please join us in welcoming Rev. Joyce McGirr. She will be serving as a Supply Priest at St. Paul’s for the next few months as we continue our transition journey. We will have one service on Sundays at 10am, the Wednesday noon service and the Family service on the third Saturday of the month at 5pm.

Vestry Meeting

Wednesday, September 18th, 7:30pm.


BBQ & Fireworks Viewing

Saturday, September 21st at 4pm.
Sign-up in the Education Building.
Please bring a side dish or dessert.

Do you love to sing?

The Lakeside Choraliers is a non-denominational community choir that has been entertaining audiences in the Pascack Valley for over 45 years. The group is hosting an open house on Monday, September 23 at 7:30pm at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 4 Woodland Road in Montvale. Come join us and see what we are all about. Refreshments will be served. For further information, please speak to Dorothy Waldt.

Church Leader University – Growing in Christ

Saturday, October 5th, 8am – Noon at St. Elizabeth’s Church in Ridgewood, NJ.  All congregational lay leaders are invited to learn, network and celebrate your ministry.  Breakfast with the Bishop is included.  Registration is required by 9/27/19.  Fee is $20/person.

Ree Hopper’s Book Fundraiser

We have an author among us! Our own Ree Hopper has written a book about the Borough of Montvale which is set to be released just in time to celebrate the town’s 125th Anniversary. There will be a book signing and reception on October 6th at the Montvale Library. Ree has graciously set aside some of the books to be sold as a fundraiser for St. Paul’s at $21.99 each. Please join us in congratulating Ree and to pre-order a copy to enjoy. Please make your check payable to St. Paul’s Church and submit it to the church office or to Ree Hopper. Thank you.

Transition Questions/Concerns

You are welcome and invited to contact the office with any questions/concerns pertaining to our church and the transition.  We will connect you with the Wardens and Vestry.

Also, please review our Update letters.  They are an additional resource to keep up-to-date on the Transition progress.

Update #1     Update #2     Update #3     Update #4     Update #5     Update #6

Pastoral Care Needed?

If you have a pastoral care need, please reach out to the parish by phone or e-mail. The messages are checked regularly. In an emergency you may contact one of the Wardens directly. Beth Abrahamson #201-391-4960 or Ann Hirsch #551-404-2396. They will connect you with a priest if needed.

Grocery Gift Cards Update

The ACME on Chestnut Ridge Rd in Woodcliff Lake will be closing on October 2nd. Please note: other locations in the area will still be open. This is a great time to use gift cards to catch some sales. Please contact Jim Rahal or Lisa Johnson to purchase ACME, Shop Rite or Wegmans gift cards. The church earns 5 % from the store through this program. Please suggest any new stores to add.

Morning Prayer Sermons

Attached you will find the Morning Prayer Sermons presented by some of our guest preachers this summer.

Sunday, July 14th, by Tweeter Moran, Sermon 7-14-19
Sunday, July 21st, by Dorothy Waldt, Sermon 7-21-19
Sunday, July 28th, by Kate Brousseau, Sermon 7-28-19
Sunday, August 4th, by Gene Muller, Sermon 8-4-19
Sunday, August 11th, by Tweeter Moran, Sermon 8-11-19
Sunday, September 1st, by Elaine Hinsch, Sermon 9-1-19

Dozens of Fresh Eggs

Dear parish family,
As you may or may not know, our family has been raising chicks for a year now and are becoming overwhelmed with eggs.  Our eggs are all natural non-gmo, some brown and some greenish blue. We have a refrigerator behind our garage where we store the eggs for anyone interested in picking up.  Our address is 5 Edgren Way, Montvale.  Please feel free to come by at your convenience and pick up a dozen or more. Come anytime.  It would be helpful if you return the cartons when you are done.  Thanks,
The Piatt Family

Assisting in our Worship – Sunday, September 15th
Holy Eucharist 10am

Celebrant:  The Rev. Joyce McGirr
Lay Readers:  Ree Hopper, Beth Abrahamson, Tweeter Moran
Acolytes:  Bruce Hackett, Nathaniel Hall, Mary Looes
Ushers:  Nigel Simpson, Leigh Hopper, Jon Felz
Altar Guild:  Ann Hirsch, Lisa Johnson, Clyna Shaw
Flowers:  Beth Abrahamson
Coffee Hour:  Carol & Steve McKenna

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

Readings     Enlarged     Bulletin Insert
Hymns for Sunday, September 15th
Opening Hymn #522:  “Glorious things of thee are spoken”
Gradual Hymn #711:  “Seek ye first the kingdom of God”
Communion Hymn #654:  “Day by day”
Closing Hymn #388:  “O worship the King”

Assisting in our Worship – Sunday, September 22nd
Holy Eucharist – 10am
Celebrant:  The Rev. Joyce McGirr
Lay Readers:  Sarah Montemarano, Beth Abrahamson, Ann Partridge
Acolytes:  Hadyn Hopper, Jesse Hopper, Thomas Murray, Bryan Murray
Ushers:  Jim Rahal, Hank Henninger, Paul Saraceni
Altar Guild:  Adelaide Simpson, Claudia Gibbs, Laura Gasnick
Coffee Hour Host:  Adelaide Simpson, Clyna Shaw

Flowers:  The Iannotta family
Wine:  The Piatt family

Service Schedules
The 2019 service schedules are below with the latest revisions.
Altar Guild schedule          Lay Reader schedule          Acolyte schedule
Usher schedule               Coffee Hour schedule 
Tri-Boro Food Pantry
Requests are oatmeal, pancake mix, syrup, lunch box snacks, juice boxes, canned tuna/chicken, peanut butter and jelly.  Please leave your donations in the basket found in the narthex.  Or mail in a gift to 65 Pascack Rd, Park Ridge.  Please check expiration dates.  Thank you.    Tri-Boro website
St. Paul’s Nursery School Notice
Registration is now open for 2019-2020.  Click Here.
We offer 3 & 5 day classes for young 3s, 3 & 4yr olds.  We have extended hours before & after school as well.  We always strive to adapt our program to the ever changing needs of the Nursery School families.  The school was established in 1969 as part of St. Paul’s Church and continues to serve the community by providing an excellent kindergarten readiness program.

If you or a neighbor or friend would like more information about our program or to arrange a personal tour, please call Lisa Skoglund @ 201-391-3860.

Sunday Morning Teen Group
Meets on Sundays at 10am throughout the month, September-June. We are always looking for more members. Any teens 6th grade through high school are welcome to join, as this should be a fun year!
Computer Outreach

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

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 plain ol’ errand running.  Please contact the church office #201-391-3181,
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
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

Grocery Gift Cards
Please purchase grocery gift cards for ACME, Kings, ShopRite & Wegmans.  They can be purchased from Jim Rahal or Lisa Johnson.  These businesses make a 5% per dollar donation to St. Paul’s Church.  Thank You.

Tue – Thu mornings

4 Woodland Road, Montvale, NJ 07645

In the narthex (church lobby)
Please notify the church office with changes.

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