News from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

“The Lord has done great things for us!”  Psalm 126 v.4
family worship
Family Holy Eucharist

Saturday, December 16th, 5pm.  All are welcome!

Sunday, December 17th, The Third Sunday of Advent
8 AM & 10 AM Holy Eucharist
9:15 AM Choir Rehearsal
10 AM Sunday School
FINAL Christmas Pageant Rehearsal
11:30 AM Advent Book Study
Celebrant:  The Rev. Edward M. Hasse, III
Sermon Title:  “The Lord has done great things for us!”
Stewardship Packets
Packets have been mailed.  Please return your pledge card soon.
Sunday School
Sunday School Class
10 AM – December 17th, January 7th & 21st.
Registration is open.  Please speak to Ed Hasse or Dawn Hopper to sign-up and volunteer to lead a Sunday.          Class Dates
Christmas Pageant
FINAL Rehearsal 12/17.  Costumes will be given out.  The Pageant will be on Christmas Eve at 4pm.
Advent Book Study

December 17 at 11:30am.  “Silence-the power of quiet in a world full of noise” by Thich Nhat Hanh.

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Christmas Ornament Donation

Dec 17th please bring a special Christmas ornament from your home to decorate the St. Paul’s Christmas tree.  Your ornament will be shared for years to come.

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Christmas Flower Offering

Envelopes are in the pews.  Please return the envelope with your gift and designation for the offering by December 17th.

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Advent & Devotional Materials
Available in the Narthex.  On-line meditations are located at .
Sunday Morning Teen Group Fundraiser

St. Paul’s 2017 Christmas ornaments are available for sale through the Teen Group on Sundays during Advent.

Coat Drive Update

Thank You to all for helping to make the Coat Drive a huge success with over 100 gently used coats donated!

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Alumni Acolytes

All alumni acolytes are invited to serve at 11pm on Christmas Eve.  Please speak with Ed Hasse.

Alleluia Fund

The Rt. Rev. Mark M. Beckwith, Bishop of Newark, invites you to contribute to the Alleluia Fund this season.  Donate.

Annual Parish Meeting

Sunday, January 28, 2018.  Everyone is encouraged to attend.  Please speak to Ann Hirsch with nominations for Parish Vestry or Diocese Representative positions.

St. Paul’s Nursery School
Registration for 2017-2018 is open.  Click Here.
Assisting in our Worship – Sunday, December 17th
8am Lay Reader:  Janet Tunick
10am Lay Readers:  Rita McCarthy, Melissa Hasse, Claudia Gibbs
Acolytes:  Hadyn Hopper, Jesse Hopper, Nathaniel Hall
Ushers:  Ron Niclas, Roy Nicolosi, Jeanne Nicolosi, David Riley
Altar Guild:  Lindsay Graham, Charlotte Guderian, Vicki Solis
Flowers:  Poinsettias
Coffee Hour:  Claudia & Gary Gross

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

Readings     Enlarged     Bulletin Insert
Hymns for Sunday, December 17th
Opening Hymn #65:  “Prepare the way”
Gradual Hymn #68:  “Rejoice! rejoice”
Communion Hymn #61:  “Sleepers, wake!”
Closing Hymn #72:  “Hark! the glad sound”

Assisting in our Worship – Sunday, December 24th
8am Lay Reader:  Beth Abrahamson
10am Lay Readers:  Dawn Hopper, Elaine Hinsch, Claudia Gibbs
Acolytes:  Charlie Looes, Mary Looes, Nathaniel Hall
Ushers:  Gene Muller, Gene Malaterra, John Orr, Janice Orr
Altar Guild:  Kate Brousseau, Melissa Hasse, Pranathi Karanam,
                           Bob Brennan, Ann Hirsch, Shannon Iannotta
Flowers:  Poinsettias
Coffee Hour:  No Coffee Hour

Bread:  The Marason family
Wine:  The Piatt family

Christmas Worship Schedule
Sunday, December 24th
Advent 4                                                  Christmas Eve
8 & 10 AM – Holy Eucharist                      4 PM – Holy Eucharist & Pageant
                                                                        10:40 PM – Christmas Prelude
                                                                        11 PM – Festive Holy Eucharist

Monday, December 25th
Christmas Day
10 AM – Holy Eucharist
Wednesday, December 27th
NO 12PM Holy Eucharist
Sunday, December 31st
8 AM – Holy Eucharist
10 AM – Lessons & Carols
Assisting in our Christmas Worship
Sunday, December 24th – Christmas Eve

4 PM – Holy Eucharist & Pageant
Layreaders:  Addy Simpson, Dorothy Waldt, Elaine Hinsch
Ushers:  Bruce Hackett, Joe Solis, Betsy Thomason
Altar Guild:  Kate Brousseau, Melissa Hasse, Pranathi Karanam,
                           Bob Brennan, Ann Hirsch, Shannon Iannotta

11 PM – Holy Eucharist
Layreaders:  Rita McCarthy, Bob Bogert, Jonathan Viaud
Acolytes:  Alumni
Ushers:  Jim Rahal, Henry Henninger, Paul Saraceni, Nigel Simpson

Altar Guild:  Kate Brousseau, Melissa Hasse, Pranathi Karanam,
                           Bob Brennan, Ann Hirsch, Shannon Iannotta

Monday, December 25th – Christmas Day

10 AM – Holy Eucharist
Layreader:  Ann Partridge
Altar Guild:  Kate Brousseau, Melissa Hasse, Pranathi Karanam,
                           Bob Brennan, Ann Hirsch, Shannon Iannotta
Tri-Boro Food Pantry
Requests for December are:  coffee, canned fruit and household cleaners (surface cleaners, laundry detergent, soft scrub, etc.).  Please leave your donations in the basket found in the narthex.  Tri-Boro website
Sunday Morning Teen Group
Meets on Sundays throughout the month.
Computer Outreach

Looking for Teens that are interested in refurbishing computers.  Please contact Bob Hanrahan #201-386-4250 or Hank Henninger #845-893-3225.

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 plan ol’ errand running.

Please contact Shannon Iannotta at 201-925-2594 or
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

Amazon & Gift Cards Fundraiser
Please support the Amazon and Great Lakes (Scrip) Gift Card fundraisers.  Both can be used year round for all you shopping needs.  Speak with Gene Malaterra or Beth Abrahamson with any questions or to place a gift card order.  See links below for more info.

Sign-up & Pay                                  Order Form

Scrip Enrollment code:  68927L8342L45
Grocery Gift Cards
Please purchase grocery gift cards for ACME, Kings, ShopRite & Wegmans.  They can be purchased from Dell Ludwig.  These businesses make a 5% per dollar donation to St. Paul’s Church.  Thank You.

St. Paul’s accepts Credit and Debit cards for gift card purchases.  Please note:  a service charge of $3.00 for every $100 charged will be passed on to the purchaser.

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