News from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

“…aim at righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness.”  1 Timothy 6:11
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.

Sunday, September 29th
The Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost

9:15 AM Choir Rehearsal
10 AM Morning Prayer
10 AM Sunday School
Healing Prayers
Guest Preachers:  Elaine & Paul Dixon

Healing Prayer

The Laying on of Hands and Prayers for Healing will be held on Sunday, September 29th, following the 10 AM service. All who would like to receive anointing and prayers for healing are welcome to stay after the service.

Sunday School

Meets at 10am in the education building. Join Kate Brousseau as she introduces a new program called “Hands-On Bible”. The 2019 school dates are 9/29, 10/6, 10/20, 11/3, 11/17, 12/1, 12/15 & 12/22.

The Christmas Pageant rehearsals will take place during the December Sunday school classes.

Blessing of the Animals-Date Change

Sunday, October 6th at 12:30pm.  Animals are welcome!  Join us!

St. Paul’s Knitters & Crocheters


will be meeting at the home of Dorothy Waldt, 7 Wayne St., Montvale (201-391-0794) on Tuesday, October 8th at 7 p.m.   Our thanks to Rita McCarthy for so graciously hosting our September meeting at her home with 12 members attending.  It’s always a delightful get together and newcomers are always welcome!”

ALS Walk

Please join long time St Paul’s parishioner David Riley and his family for the ALS Walk on October 12.  You can support their efforts by joining the walkers, sponsoring the Riley team, or by a straight donation.  Please follow the link for more details.

Stew Leonard’s Grocery Gift Cards?

Jim Rahal has discovered that the New Stew Leonard’s grocery store, at the Paramus Park Mall, will participate in giving St. Paul’s 5 % for the grocery gift cards that we sell for them.  Please let us know if you will shop there and if we should make them a part of our Grocery Gift Card Fundraiser.  Jim wants you to call or text him with your thoughts.  His cell number is #201-376-3127.  Learn about Stew Leonard’s.

Education for Ministry(EFM)

Helping Christians understand, enjoy and live the faith they love.  Learn more at

Wednesday Holy Eucharist


The Wednesday Holy Eucharist service at 12pm, has resumed.  Join us for the service in the Rector’s office with 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.

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.

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 29th
Morning Prayer 10am

Guest Preachers:  Elaine & Paul Dixon
Lay Readers:  Dawn Hopper, Elaine Hinsch, Nigel Simpson
Acolytes:  Jon Felz, Joshua Simpson, Sara Simpson
Ushers:  Bruce Hackett, Joe Solis, Paul Dixon
Altar Guild:  Lindsay Graham, Charlotte Guderian, Vicki Solis
Flowers:  Jane Moser
Coffee Hour:  Dorothy Waldt, Lisa Johnson

Flowers:  The McCarthy & Waldt families
Bread:  Morning Prayer
Wine:  Morning Prayer

Readings     Enlarged     Bulletin Insert     Script
Hymns for Sunday, September 29th
Opening Hymn #437:  “Tell out, my soul”
Gradual Hymn #609:  “Where cross the crowded ways of life”
Closing Hymn #657:  “Love divine, all loves excelling”

Assisting in our Worship – Sunday, October 6th
Holy Eucharist – 10am
Celebrant:  The Rev. Joyce McGirr
Lay Readers:  Adelaide Simpson, Chris Hembree, Dorothy Waldt
Acolytes:  Bruce Hackett, Nathaniel Hall, Mary Looes
Ushers:  Gene Muller, John Orr, Janice Orr, Lindsay Graham
Altar Guild:  Elaine Hinsch, Dell Ludwig, Rita McCarthy
Coffee Hour Hosts:  Stewardship Committee

Flowers:  Hank Henninger & family
Bread:  Lindsay Graham
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 juice boxes/bottles, dried black beans, white rice and paper towels.  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.  
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

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