News from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

“…through the one man, Jesus Christ.”  Romans 5:17
Sunday, March 1
The First Sunday in Lent

9:15 AM Choir Rehearsal
10 AM Holy Eucharist
10 AM Sunday School
Worship Committee Meeting – Ushers
Speaker:  Jon Felz 

Sunday School

Sunday School

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

Worship Committee Meetings


Sundays after the 10am service, in the Rector’s office.

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 Thank you for your support!

Daylight Savings

Spring ahead

Begins Sunday, March 8, 2020.

Bishop’s Visit

On March 8th please join us as we welcome Bishop Hughes during the 10am service and continuing on at coffee hour for a “town hall” style meeting where we can all get to know each other. Please visit the diocesan website to learn more or listen to her vlog posts at

At the Bishop’s Request

On March 8th, the loose plate offering will be directed to the Alleluia Fund for Outreach, a diocesan-wide effort that supports ministries addressing food, shelter, education and international outreach. Grants are awarded annually to congregation-based or -affiliated programs-shelters welcoming, helping, and housing neighbors, food ministries striving to meet the ever-growing need, after-school and summer programs educating and nurturing at-risk children, and international programs promoting health, fighting disease, and responding to disasters. For more information, please visit the diocese’s website,

The Tuesday Sisters


will meet on Tue Mar 10th at 7 pm at the home of Pam Wiss, 23 Windsor Pl, Old Tappan (201-666-4912). 13 members attended our February meeting held in the Rector’s Office. Newcomers always welcome. See Janet Tunick or Ann Hirsch if you wish to learn more about us.

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.

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.

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. St. 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.

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.

Assisting in our Worship – Sunday, March 1
Morning Prayer – 10am

Speaker:  Jon Felz
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
Coffee Hour Hosts:  Ann Hirsch, Rita McCarthy

Flowers:  The Dixon/Murray family

Readings     Enlarged     Bulletin Insert     Script 
Hymns for Sunday, March 1st

Opening Hymn #143:  “The glory of these forty days”
Gradual Hymn #142:  “Lord, who through-out these forty days”
Closing Hymn #150:  “Forty days and forty nights”

Assisting in our Worship – Sunday, March 8th
Holy Eucharist – 10am

Celebrant:  The Rt. Rev. Carlye J. Hughes
Assisting Priest:  The Rev. Joyce B. McGirr
Bishop’s Chaplain:  Bob Bogert
Lay Reader:  Janet Tunick
Chalice Bearers:  Chris Hembree, Nigel Simpson
Acolytes:  Jon Felz, Joshua Simpson, Sarah Simpson
Ushers:  Jim Rahal, Hank Henninger, Paul Saraceni
Altar Guild:  Lindsay Graham, Charlotte Guderian
Flowers:  Jane Moser
Coffee Hour Hosts:  Beth Abrahamson, Regina Hanrahan

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


Service Schedules
2020 service schedules with the latest revisions:
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.

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

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 tuna/chicken, juice, hot cereal and

personal hygiene products.

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,
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.

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.

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

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

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.

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