News from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

“Let the little children come to me.”
Mark 10:14
Animal Blessing

Thursday, October 4th, 6pm in the outdoor chapel.  Weather permitting.  All pets and families are welcome.

Sunday, October 7th
The Twentieth Sunday After Pentecost

8 AM Holy Eucharist
9:15 AM Choir Rehearsal
10 AM Holy Eucharist
10 AM Sunday School
10 AM Teen Group
11:30 AM Lay Reader & Chalice Bearer Meeting
Celebrant:  The Rev. Edward M. Hasse, III
Sermon Title:  “Let the little children come to me.”

Sunday School

Will meet on October 7th & 28th. Registration is still open. Please speak to Ed Hasse or Dawn Hopper to sign up and volunteer to lead a Sunday.

pumpkin sale
Sunday Morning Teen Group

The Teen Group will be selling pumpkins and mums every

Sunday at church starting this Sunday, October 7 until the weekend before Halloween, October 28. The Teen Group is always looking for more members. Any teens 6th grade through high school are welcome to join, as this should be a fun year! 

Worship Committee Meetings

Sundays at 11:30am

             10/7-Lay Readers/Chalice Bearers
             10/14-Ushers             10/21-Altar Guild/Flower Committee
Come learn about various ways to engage in worship in these ministries. No obligation. All meetings will be held in the Rector’s office.

St. Paul’s Knitters and Crocheters

The next meeting will be on Tuesday, October 9th, 7pm at the home of Dorothy Waldt, 7 Wayne St., Montvale (201-391-0794). Our thanks and appreciation to Ann Hirsch for delivering 20 sets (baby blankets with matching hats), plus 3 baby blankets and 56 hats to St Joseph’s Children’s Hospital on Sep. 12th. And our special thanks and appreciation to all who have contributed to this ongoing project over the past several months. It is estimated that St Paul’s has been active in this St Joseph’s project for over 20 years. Newcomers always welcome!

Vestry Meeting

Wednesday, October 10th, 7:30pm.

halloween costumes
Youth Group Halloween Party

Tuesday, October 16th, 6:30-8pm. Please wear your costume! Bring a friend! Pizza will be served.

All Saints Sunday

On Sunday, October 28th at the 8 & 10am services and Thursday, November 1st (All Saints Day) at 7pm, 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 back of the church, by 10/21.

Stewardship Packets

have been mailed.  Please return your pledge card by October 28th.


All parishioners in the 8th grade and above may be confirmed. Please speak with Ed Hasse if you are interested. Confirmation classes will start in the near future.

Gift Card Purchases

Place your gift card purchases through the scrip program.  This way you can help the church raise money all year long.  See the Fundraising section belowOrder form.

Assisting in our Worship – Sunday, October 7th
8am Lay Readers:  Rose Ann Cavenna, Chris Hembree
10am Lay Readers:  Kate Brousseau, Nigel Simpson, Ann Partridge
Acolytes:  Hadyn Hopper, Jesse Hopper, Charlie Looes, Mary Looes
Ushers:  Gene Muller, John Orr, Janice Orr
Altar Guild:  Elaine Hinsch, Dell Ludwig, Rita McCarthy
Coffee Hour:  Claudia & Gary Gross

Flowers:  The McCarthy & Waldt families
Wine:  The Piatt family

Readings     Enlarged     Bulletin Insert 
Hymns for Sunday, October 7th
Opening Hymn #450:  “All hail the power of Jesus’ Name!
Gradual Hymn #551:  “Rise up, ye saints of God!”
Communion Hymn #336:  “Come with us”
Closing Hymn #344:  “Lord, dismiss us”

Assisting in our Worship – Sunday, October 14th
8am Lay Readers:  Rose Ann Cavenna, Beth Abrahamson
10am Lay Readers:  Ree Hopper, Chris Hembree, Claudia Gibbs
Acolytes:  Charlie Looes, Mary Looes, Delia Stiles
Ushers:  Nigel Simpson, Leigh Hopper, Jon Felz
Altar Guild:  Kate Brousseau, Melissa Hasse, Pranathi Karanam
Flowers:  Clyna Shaw
Coffee Hour:  Dolores Koonin & Rita McCarthy

Wine:  The Piatt family

Service Schedules
The 2018 service schedules are below with the latest revisions.
Lay Reader schedule          Usher schedule          Coffee Hour schedule
Special Request from the Tri-Boro Food Pantry
The Tri Boro Food Pantry is experiencing a food shortage. In addition to their regular monthly requests, they are in most need of tuna/canned chicken, PB&J, tomato sauce, cold breakfast cereals, pasta, pancake mix & syrup, white rice, mac & cheese, dried black beans, canned fruit, condiments, snacks, household cleaning products, paper towels and toilet paper. Any and all non-perishable items that are not expired are greatly appreciated. They are also collecting gently used children’s books.  FLYER
Tri-Boro Food Pantry
Requests are coffee, juice, juice boxes, canned fruit, snacks and white rice.  Please leave your donations in the basket found in the narthex.     Tri-Boro website
St. Paul’s Nursery School Notice
Registration has begun for 2018-2019.  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 Melissa Hasse @ 201-391-3860.

Sunday Morning Teen Group
Meets on Sundays throughout the month, September-June.
Computer Outreach

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

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
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.

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4 Woodland Road, Montvale, NJ 07645

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