News from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

“…we had been eyewitnesses of his majesty.”  2 Peter 1:16
Sunday, February 23rd
The Last Sunday after Epiphany

9:15 AM Choir Rehearsal
10 AM Holy Eucharist
Worship Committee Meeting – Lay Readers

Worship Committee Meetings

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Sundays after the 10am service, in the Rector’s office.
      2/23-Lay Readers     3/1-Ushers

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

Pancakes

February 25, 5:30-7:00pm, $5/person.

Ash Wednesday Services

February 26
12 noon Ashes & Holy Eucharist.
7pm Evening Prayer with Ashes lead by Elaine Hinsch & Beth Abrahamson.

D9 Lenten Outreach Project

This Lent, District 9 will be collecting money for North Porch Women & Infants’ Centers. Each parish is hoped to collect $500.  Click here for more information.

Youth Group Sleepover

Friday, February 28th, 8pm until Saturday, February 29th, 8am. Bring sleeping bags, DVD’s, talent show stuff & food to share! Contact Steve McKenna for more info.

Gertrude Hawk Easter Candy Sale

The Teen Group is selling Easter Candy. Orders must be received by March 1st. Please include payment with your order. Make checks payable to St. Paul’s Church, and leave your orders in the “Teen Group” mailbox in the Education building. For more information please call the Looes family #201-358-2678 or e-mail jslooes@gmail.com. Thank you for your support!

Sunday School

Sunday School

will be March 1st, 15th & 29th. Please contact Kate Brousseau with any questions.

Save the Date – Bishop’s Visit

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Fish & Chips by Tastefully British

fish fry

Saturday, April 18th, 5-7pm, $18 each, eat in or take out, fish or chicken tenders. For tickets or reservations please call Jim Rahal #201-376-3127. Thank you.

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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.

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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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.

Paterson Men’s Shelter

Volunteers are always needed to help prepare and serve dinner at the shelter for homeless men located at St. Paul’s Church in Paterson. Please speak with Jon Felz for more info. A sign up sheet is in the Ed. Bldg.

WORSHIP
Assisting in our Worship – Sunday, February 23rd
Holy Eucharist – 10am

Celebrant:  The Rev. Joyce B. McGirr
Lay Reader:  Janet Tunick
Chalice Bearers:  Claudia Gibbs, Dorothy Waldt
Acolytes:  Bruce Hackett, Nathaniel Hall, Mary Looes
Ushers:  Gene Muller, John Orr, Janice Orr, Lindsay Graham
Altar Guild:  Ann Hirsch, Lisa Johnson, Clyna Shaw
Flowers:  Beth Abrahamson
Coffee Hour Hosts:  Tweeter Moran

Memorials
Flowers:  The Bogert/Gibbs family
Bread:  Lindsay Graham
Wine:  The Piatt family

Readings     Enlarged     Bulletin Insert 
Hymns for Sunday, February 23rd

Opening Hymn #551:  “Rise up, ye saints of God!”
Gradual Hymn #707:  “Take my life, and let it be consecrated”
Communion Hymn #412:  “Earth and all stars”
Closing Hymn #401:  “The God of Abraham praise”

Assisting in our Worship – Sunday, March 1st
Holy Eucharist – 10am

Celebrant:  The Rev. Joyce B. McGirr
Lay Reader:  Ree Hopper
Chalice Bearers:  Elaine Hinsch, Tweeter Moran
Acolytes:  Thomas Murray, Bryan Murray, Delia Murray
Ushers:  Nigel Simpson, Jon Felz, Bob Brennan
Altar Guild:  Laura Gasnick, Claudia Gibbs, Adelaide Simpson
Flowers:  
Coffee Hour Hosts:  Ann Hirsch, Rita McCarthy

Memorials
Flowers:  The Murray family
Bread:  The Murray family
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
2020 service schedules with the latest revisions:
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 canned fruit/tuna/chicken, dried black beans 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 begins in January for the 2020-2021 school year.  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

Those Interred at St. Paul’s (2019 Necrology)

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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