News from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

“God, be merciful to me a sinner”  Luke 18:13
Sunday, October 27th
The Twentieth Sunday After Pentecost

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

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

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 11/3, 11/17, 12/1, 12/15 & 12/22.

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

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.

Property Day

November 9th, at 8am. Join in to help spruce up the church property.

St. Paul’s Knitters & Crocheters


The St Paul’s Knitters & Crocheters will be meeting at the home of Sarah Montemarano, 3 Sloping Hill Rd, Montvale (201-476-1720) at 7 p.m. on Tues. Nov 12th.  Our thanks and appreciation to Dorothy Waldt for so graciously hosting our Oct meeting with 12 members attending.  Newcomers always welcome!

Family Game Night

Please join us for Family Game Night on Saturday, November 16 at 5:00. We will serve soup, sandwiches and juice, but feel free to bring any other food and beverage. We will have several tables set up with games, jigsaw puzzles, and coloring books. Bring the children and enjoy an evening of fun and socializing.

Thanksgiving at the Paterson Men’s Shelter

Please help us to provide Thanksgiving dinner and extra meals for Thursday 11/28 through Saturday 11/30 at the Paterson Men’s Shelter. We are in need of helpers to make food so it can be delivered and served to the men. Please speak with Jon Felz (#914-450-9888) if you are interested.

What is the Youth Group?

youth group

We are 5th – 12th grade boys & girls (parishioners and not!), that get together once a month for activities that foster fellowship, outreach, and good ol’ fashioned socialization! We play games, we communicate in an open environment, we play more games, eat pizza and the evening passes by quite quickly. We hope you’ll join us at our meetings. Feel free to invite friends. Watch the Sunday bulletin for our schedule & events.
Click here to learn more about St. Paul’s Youth Group.

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 key log is 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.

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

Welcome Rev. Joyce McGirr

Please join us in welcoming Rev. Joyce McGirr. She will be serving as our 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 and the Wednesday noon service.

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

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

Inclement Weather Cancellation Policy

During times of inclement weather, a notice of cancellation will be posted on the church website by 8:30am that Sunday morning.  Regardless of cancellation, please always choose safety first.

Submissions to Bulletin and Newsletter

All submissions need to be received in the church office by Monday night to ensure inclusion in the next Sunday bulletin & newsletter.

Assisting in our Worship – Sunday, October 27th
Holy Eucharist 10am

Celebrant:  The Rev. Joyce McGirr
Lay Reader:  Ree Hopper
Chalice Bearers:  Beth Abrahamson, Elaine Hinsch
Acolytes:  Hadyn Hopper, Jesse Hopper, Nate Hall
Ushers:  Bruce Hackett, Joe Solis, Paul Dixon
Altar Guild:  Adelaide Simpson, Claudia Gibbs, Laura Gasnick
Coffee Hour:  Ann Hirsch, Abigail Hall

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

Readings     Enlarged     Bulletin Insert 
Hymns for Sunday, October 27th
Opening Hymn #637:  “How firm a foundation”
Gradual Hymn #517:  “How lovely is thy dwelling place”
Communion Hymn #304:  “I come with joy”
Closing Hymn #555:  “Lead on, O King eternal”

Assisting in our Worship – Sunday, November 3rd
Holy Eucharist – 10am
Celebrant:  Joyce McGirr
Lay Reader:  Rita McCarthy
Chalice Bearers:  Bob Bogert, Claudia Gibbs
Acolytes:  Jon Felz, Joshua Simpson, Sara Simpson
Ushers:  Gene Muller, John Orr, Janice Orr, Lindsay Graham
Altar Guild:  Lindsay Graham, Charlotte Guderian, Vicki Solis
Flowers:  Jane Moser
Coffee Hour Hosts:  Carol & Steve McKenna

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 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
Education for Ministry(EFM)

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

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

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