News from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

“…live in harmony with one another…”  Romans 15:5
Sunday, December 8
The Second Sunday of Advent

9:15 AM Choir Rehearsal
10 AM Baptism & Holy Eucharist
11:30 AM Advent “Way of Love”

Celebrant:  The Rev. Joyce McGirr

Advent “Way of Love”

Sundays in Advent at 11:30am. December 8th, 15th & 22nd in the Rector’s office. Click here to learn more.

Teen Group – Adopt a Family

The Teen Group is sponsoring “Adopt a Family” for the Holidays, through Bergen County Social Services. Sign-up sheets will be at Coffee Hour through December 8th.


All gifts need to be at St. Paul’s by December 15th for delivery to Bergen County Social Services that afternoon

Thank you for your support.

St. Paul’s Knitters & Crocheters

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will meet Tue. 12/10, 7pm at the home of Elaine Hinsch, 2 Eucalyptus Rd. Montvale (201-664-8038). Our thanks and appreciation to Sarah Montemarano for so graciously hosting our Nov meeting with 9 members attending. Newcomers welcome!

Vestry Meeting

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Wednesday, December 11th, 7:30pm.

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 12/15 & 12/22.

The Christmas Pageant rehearsals will take place during the December Sunday school classes.  The Christmas Pageant will be on December 24th at 4pm.

Christmas Flower Offering

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You are welcome to offer your Christmas Flower memorials.  Envelopes are in the pews. Please return the envelope with your gift and designation for the offering by Dec. 15th.

Lakeside Choraliers

will perform their Christmas Concert on Sunday, December 15 at 3:00pm here at St. Paul’s. Concert tickets are $20.00. Please see Dorothy Waldt (#201-820-5923) or Rita McCarthy (#201-391-0194) for tickets.

Christmas Caroling

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The Youth Group will be Christmas Caroling on Wed, 12/18. All are welcome to join in this wonderful tradition of sharing the holiday spirit with our friends at the Atrium in Park Ridge. Please meet at the church at 6:15pm. There will be Hot Cocoa and cookies at church afterwards. We end by 8:30pm.

THANK YOU

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Thank you to all who helped with the decorating of the church for the Christmas Season. It looks beautiful and will be enjoyed by all.

Stewardship Packets

Please return your pledge cards A.S.A.P..  Thank you.

2020 Calendars

2020 Calendars are available in the narthex. You are welcome to help yourself.

Annual Parish Meeting

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The Annual Parish Meeting will be held on Sunday, January 26, 2020.  All are encouraged to attend.

Transition Note

The Transition Process can take a minimum of 18-24 months. Saint Paul’s is in the Separation and Planning Stage during which we are encouraged to reflect on the past and dream about where the future will lead us. This time is an opportunity to see where God calls us to go and should be looked on as a gift.

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Inclement Weather Cancellation Policy

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

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Submissions to Bulletin and Newsletter

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

WORSHIP
Assisting in our Worship – Sunday, December 8th
Holy Baptism & Holy Eucharist – 10am

Celebrant:  The Rev. Joyce McGirr
Lay Reader:  Janet Tunick
Chalice Bearers:  Elaine Hinsch, Chris Hembree
Acolytes:  Bruce Hackett, Thomas Murray, Bryan Murray, Mary Looes
Ushers:  Nigel Simpson, Jon Felz
Altar Guild:  Lindsay Graham, Charlotte Guderian, Vicki Solis
Flowers:  Jane Moser
Coffee Hour Hosts:  Carol & Steve McKenna

Memorials
Flowers:  Lindsay Graham & The Fontana family
Bread:  Lindsay Graham
Wine:  The Piatt family

Readings     Enlarged     Bulletin Insert
Hymns for Sunday, December 8th
Opening Hymn #436:  “Lift up your heads”
Gradual Hymn WLP #724:  “People, look East”
Baptism Hymn #296:  “We know that Christ is raised”
Communion Hymn #314:  “Humbly I adore thee”
Closing Hymn #76:  “On Jordan’s bank

Assisting in our Worship – Sunday, December 15th
Holy Eucharist – 10am
Celebrant:  The Rev. Joyce McGirr
Lay Reader:  Rita McCarthy
Chalice Bearers:  Ann Partridge, Dorothy Waldt
Acolytes: Hadyn Hopper, Jesse Hopper, Thomas Murray, Bryan Murray 
Ushers:  Jim Rahal, Hank Henninger, Paul Saraceni
Altar Guild:  Elaine Hinsch, Dell Ludwig, Rita McCarthy
Flowers:  
Coffee Hour Hosts:  Dorothy Waldt, Lisa Johnson

Memorials
Flowers:  
Bread:  
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.
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 
ONGOING
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.

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 discover ways to give back. The choices are endless. 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 or contact me, at 201-803-9842, thank you, Paul Dixon.  Flyer

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

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 saintpaulsmontvale@yahoo.com.  Thank you.

Guest Speaker Talks

Attached you will find the talks presented by some of our guest speakers.

July 14th, by Tweeter Moran, Talk 7-14-19
July 21st, by Dorothy Waldt, Talk 7-21-19
July 28th, by Kate Brousseau, Talk 7-28-19
August 4th, by Gene Muller, Talk 8-4-19
August 11th, by Tweeter Moran, Talk 8-11-19
September 1st, by Elaine Hinsch, Talk 9-1-19
October Stewardship, by Dorothy Waldt & Tweeter Moran, Talk Oct 2019

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

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.  
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, jslooes@gmail.com.
What is the Youth Group?

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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.

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.

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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, saintpaulsmontvale@yahoo.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
Education for Ministry(EFM)

Helping Christians understand, enjoy and live the faith they love.  Learn more at www.efm-newark.com

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

FUNDRAISER
Grocery Gift Cards
Please purchase grocery gift cards for 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.
CONTACT US

OFFICE HOURS
most Tue – Thu mornings

JOIN US
4 Woodland Road, Montvale, NJ 07645

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



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