News from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

“God of our fathers.”  Hymn #718
Sunday, November 11th
Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

8 AM Holy Eucharist
9:15 AM Choir Rehearsal
10 AM Holy Eucharist
10 AM Sunday School
10 AM Teen Group
Celebrant:  The Rev. Edward M. Hasse, III
Guest Preacher:  Ron Waldt

Veterans Remembered

Sunday, November 11th we will recognize and remember members of our parish who are veterans of our U.S. Armed Forces.  Insert.

Sunday School

Will meet on November 11th & 25th. Registration is still open. Please speak to Ed Hasse or Dawn Hopper to sign up and/or volunteer to lead a Sunday.  Form     Calendar

Eagle Scout Project

Franklyn Falby is a Boy Scout with Troop 80 in Park Ridge.  He is collecting items for Midnight Run as his Eagle Scout Project.  Please click here for more info.

youth group
Youth Group

will be meeting on Tuesday, November 13th at 6:30 pm. Everyone in the 5th-12th grade is welcome.  Please bring a canned food donation. See the flyer.

St. Paul’s Knitters & Crocheters

will be meeting on Tuesday, November 13th, 7 pm at the home of Sarah Montemarano, 3 Sloping Hill Lane, Montvale (201-476-1720). Newcomers always welcome!   Our thanks and appreciation to Dorothy Waldt for so graciously hosting our October meeting at her home with 7 members attending.

Teen Group

Thank you Saint Paul’s for your support with the pumpkin sale. We raised a total of $517! Tuesday, October 30, we went to the Paterson Men’s Shelter and served dinner and dessert. This Sunday, The Teen Group will be the beginning Project Joy! More details to follow on Sunday. Again, The Teen Group is always looking for more members and encourages anyone in 6th through 12th grade to join.
Thirty-One Gifts Fundraiser

Melissa Mortensen is hosting a Thirty-One Gifts party for St. Paul’s Church.  Thirty-One has a wide variety of organizing totes, storage solutions, fashionable accessories and handbags.  Great for teachers gifts, family and friends, and maybe a gift for yourself!  10% of the sales will go back to St. Paul’s and an additional 5% will be used to purchase baby and family items for North Porch & Center of Hope along with all the free products earned from the party. This will be a combo catalog and Facebook group party! Contact Melissa at, if you’d like a catalog or to be invited to the Facebook party! All orders need to be submitted before November 15th.   Orders will be ready for pick up at St. Paul’s no later than December 6th, direct and faster shipping in also an option. See Melissa for details. You can also check out this Shopping Link. Thank you.

UTO – The United Thank Offering

The United Thank Offering is a major local, national and international outreach program of the Episcopal Church.  From now until November 25th, we will collect funds for UTO.  Individual collection boxes are available in the narthex of the church.  Take a box, place some coins in it each day when you say thank you to God for various blessings and return the box to the church at the end of November.

Christmas Pageant

Parts will be distributed on Sunday, November 18th. Please contact Emily Smith ASAP at or #551-404-2773, if you want to be in the pageant but cannot be here to get your part. Rehearsals will be on 12/2, 12/9, 12/16 and 12/23. Pageant will be on Christmas Eve at 4pm.

thanksgiving service
Pascack Valley Thanksgiving Service

Sunday, November 18th, 7pm at Congregation B’nai Israel,
53 Palisade Ave, Emerson. Everyone is welcome!  See flyer.

Advent Progressive Dinner

An Advent Progressive Dinner for all adults, will be held on December 2, beginning at 5:00 pm. Dinners will be hosted by several parishioners at their homes. Dessert will be hosted by Elaine Hinsch at her home at 7:00 pm. Please see invitations here and in the pews. Please contact Rita McCarthy at 201-391-0194 with questions.

Vestry Meeting

Wednesday, November 14th, 7:30pm.

Stewardship Packets

have been mailed.  Please return your pledge card A.S.A.P.


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, November 11th
Guest Preacher:  Ron Waldt
8am Lay Readers: Rose Ann Cavenna, Beth Abrahamson 
10am Lay Readers:  Ree Hopper, Melissa Hasse, Tweeter Moran
Acolytes:  Charlie Looes, Mary Looes
Ushers:  Nigel Simpson, Leigh Hopper, Jon Felz
Altar Guild:  Elaine Hinsch, Dell Ludwig, Rita McCarthy
Coffee Hour:  Dorothy Waldt, Lisa Johnson

Flowers:  Elaine Hinsch
Bread:  Elaine Hinsch
Wine:  The Piatt family

Readings     Enlarged     Bulletin Insert 
Hymns for Sunday, November 11th
Opening Hymn #717:  “My country, ’tis of thee
Gradual Hymn #608:  “Eternal Father, strong to save”
Communion Hymn #719:  “O beautiful for spacious skies”
Closing Hymn #718:  “God of our fathers”

Assisting in our Worship – Sunday, November 18th
8am Lay Readers:  Rose Ann Cavenna, Bob Bogert
10am Lay Readers:  Kate Brousseau, Jonathan Viaud, Ann Partridge
Acolytes:  Jon Felz, Joshua Simpson, Sarah Simpson
Ushers:  Jim Rahal, Henry Henninger, Paul Saraceni
Altar Guild:  Kate Brousseau, Melissa Hasse, Pranathi Karanam
Flowers:  Beth Abrahamson
Coffee Hour:  Carol & Steve McKenna

Flowers:  The Waldt family
Bread:  The Moran 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 is still open 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. We are always looking for more members. Any teens 6th grade through high school are welcome to join, as this should be a fun year!
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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