News from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

“Come see the glorious things that the Lord has done”  Psalm 66
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.

Stewardship Sunday, October 13th
The Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost

9:15 AM Choir Rehearsal
10 AM Morning Prayer
10 AM Teen Group
Preacher:  Minute for Ministry

Teen Group

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will meet Sunday, 10/13, in the Rector’s Office @ 10AM. All teens from 7th grade – 12th grade are welcome. For more information, please contact John Looes,

Youth Group Movie Night

movie night

Tuesday, October 15th, 6:30pm in the parish hall. Popcorn and beverages will be served. All youth group members and parishioners are welcome to attend!

Click here to learn more about St. Paul’s Youth Group.

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 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.

All Saints Sunday

On Sunday, 11/3 the Necrology will be read. It is most appropriate to include names of those who have died since All Saints Day last year. Names of departed loved ones must be renewed, in order to be included in the list to be read this year. The names of those interred in the Memorial Garden will be automatically included on the list. E-mail/call the church office with names, or fill out a form found in the narthex, by 10/27Form

Do you have Keys to St. Paul’s?

Do you have any keys for St. Paul’s doors or locks?  Please let the office know.  We are establishing a Key Log.  A blank key log will be in the narthex (lobby of the church).  Please add your name to the log and check off the keys that you have.  You may also contact the office with your replies or with any questions #201-391-3181 or  Thank you.

Stewardship Packets

Please pick up your Stewardship packet in the narthex. Please return your pledge cards by November 3rd.  Thank you.

Thank you to Dorothy Waldt and Tweeter Moran for your wonderful presentation and delicious brunch.  Please see their sermon attached.

Recycling Collection Box

Elaine Hinsch will be collecting recyclable plastic bags/wrappings in the collection box found in the Education building.  Please see the attached flyer for a detailed list of the types to things to donate.   Recycling Flyer

Pay it Forward

The St. Paul’s Outreach Mission’s Pay It Forward program has started.  We are asking for our parish families or individuals, to reach into their hearts and think of ideas to give back. Last Sunday we gave several suggestions, but the choices are endless. A recent reading during the Sunday service “Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God”.  The Outreach Program shares $25 with those who are planning to participate in this amazing endeavor. If you have any questions, I’ll be at coffee hour this Sunday or contact me, at 201-803-9842, thank you, Paul Dixon.  Flyer

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

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.

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, October 13th
Morning Prayer 10am

Preacher:  Minute for Ministry
Lay Reader:  Janet Tunick
Chalice Bearers:  Bob Bogert, Claudia Gibbs
Acolytes:  Hadyn Hopper, Jesse Hopper, Jon Felz
Ushers:  Nigel Simpson, Leigh Hopper
Altar Guild:  Kate Brousseau, Megan Geier
Coffee Hour:  Regina Hanrahan

Flowers:  Elaine Hinsch
Bread:  Morning Prayer
Wine:  Morning Prayer

Readings     Enlarged     Bulletin Insert     Script 
Hymns for Sunday, October 13th
Opening Hymn #410:  “Praise, my soul”
Gradual Hymn #561:  “Stand up, stand up, for Jesus”
Closing Hymn #390:  “Praise to the Lord”

Assisting in our Worship – Sunday, October 20th
Holy Eucharist – 10am
Celebrant:  Joyce McGirr
Lay Reader:  Kate Brousseau
Chalice Bearers:  Bob Bogert, Nigel Simpson
Acolytes:  Jon Felz, Joshua Simpson, Sarah Simpson
Ushers:  Jim Rahal, Hank Henninger, Paul Saraceni
Altar Guild:  Ann Hirsch, Lisa Johnson, Clyna Shaw
Flowers: Beth Abrahamson 
Coffee Hour Hosts:  Claudia & Gary Gross

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 some Sundays at 10am during the school year. We are always looking for more members. Any teens 7th grade through high school are welcome to join.  To be included in Teen Group communications, please send your e-mail address to John Looes,
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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