News from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

“Whoever wishes to be great must become a servant.”  Matthew 20:26
Sunday, October 21st
The Twenty-Second Sunday After Pentecost

8 AM Holy Eucharist
9:15 AM Choir Rehearsal
10 AM Holy Eucharist
10 AM Teen Group
11:30 AM Altar Group/Flower Committee Meeting
Celebrant:  The Rev. Edward M. Hasse, III
Sermon Title:  “Whoever wishes to be great must become a servant.”

Worship Committee Meeting

Altar Guild/Flower Committee will meet in the Rector’s office on Sunday, 10/21 at 11:30am.  Come learn about various ways to engage in worship.  No obligation.

pumpkin sale
Sunday Morning Teen Group

The Teen Group will be selling pumpkins and mums every

Sunday at church 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! 

Sunday School

Will meet on October 28th and November 11th. Registration is still open. Please speak to Ed Hasse or Dawn Hopper to sign up and volunteer to lead a Sunday.  Form     Calendar

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.

Memorial Garden Blessing

All Saints Sunday, October 28th, following the 10am service.  All are welcome.

Stewardship Packets

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

Property Day

Saturday, November 3rd, 8am-1pm.  All are welcome!

Veterans Remembered

Sunday, November 11th we will recognize and remember members of our parish who are veterans of our U.S. Armed Forces.  Please submit names to be honored by November 4th, to the church office.  Those who were recognized on the list last year will be brought forward to this year. Thank you.


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.

Book Study

“Unbelievable” by Bishop John Spong. We will read the book and discuss it as part of the Advent Book Study.

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 21st
8am Lay Readers:  Rose Ann Cavenna, Beth Abrahamson
10am Lay Readers:  Janet Tunick, Bob Bogert, Jonathan Viaud
Acolytes:  Jon Felz, Joshua Simpson, Sarah Simpson
Ushers:  Jim Rahal, Henry Henninger, Paul Saraceni
Altar Guild:  Ann Hirsch
Flowers: Beth Abrahamson
Coffee Hour:  Beth Abrahamson, Regina Hanrahan

Wine:  The Piatt family

Readings     Enlarged     Bulletin Insert 
Hymns for Sunday, October 21st
Opening Hymn #398:  “I sing the almighty power of God
Gradual Hymn #427:  “When morning gilds the skies”
Communion Hymn #335:  “I am the bread of life”
Closing Hymn #594:  “God of grace and God of glory”

Assisting in our Worship – Sunday, October 28th
8am Lay Reader:  Gene Muller
10am Lay Readers:  Adelaide Simpson, Nigel Simpson, Beth Abrahamson
Acolytes:  Bruce Hackett, Nathaniel Hall
Ushers:  Bruce Hackett, Joe Solis, Paul Dixon
Altar Guild:  Adelaide Simpson, Claudia Gibbs, Laura Gasnick
Coffee Hour:  Ann Hirsch, Abigail Hall

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

Service Schedules
The 2018 service schedules are below with the latest revisions.
Lay Reader schedule          Usher schedule          Coffee Hour schedule
Tri-Boro Food Pantry
Requests are canned fruit, tuna, coffee, tissues and toilet paper.  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.    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 to 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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