News from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

“Thanks be to God!”
Sunday, November 25th
The Last Sunday after Pentecost

8 AM Holy Eucharist
9:15 AM Choir Rehearsal
10 AM Holy Eucharist
10 AM Teen Group
10 AM Sunday School
Healing Prayer
Celebrant:  The Rev. Edward M. Hasse, III
Sermon Title:  “Thanks be to God!”

Sunday School

Will meet on November 25th and December 9th. We will be making Gingerbread Mangers on 11/25! Please speak to Ed Hasse or Dawn Hopper to sign up and/or volunteer to lead a Sunday.  Form     Calendar

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Jesse Tree

Help is needed to put up the Jesse Tree after the 10am service on Sunday, November 25th. Please see Hank Henninger to help out.  Thank you.

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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 Dec. 16th.

Christmas Pageant

Parts have been distributed. Rehearsals will be on 12/2, 12/9, 12/16 and 12/23.  Pageant will be on Christmas Eve at 4pm.

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.

Project Joy

Project Joy! is one of the many programs organized by People to People. The families involved with Project Joy! are unable to provide gifts for their children come Christmas time. The Teen Group is working with People to People in order to give these families what they want for Christmas.  Please contact Mary Looes by e-mail: to sign up for a Christmas gift to purchase for a family in need. Gifts need to be brought to church by Friday, December 21st.  Thank you to everyone who has donated so far.  Click here for the list of requests.

Advent Bible Study

Sundays in December at 11:30am. December 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd in the Rector’s office.

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Youth Group Caroling

All are invited to sing Christmas Carols with the Youth Group on Monday, December 10th, 6:30pm.  We will meet in the church parking lot to carpool to the Atrium in Park Ridge.  After singing, we will return to the parish hall for some hot cocoa.  Join us!

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.

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.

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 on Sunday, January 6th at 11:30am.

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 25th
8am Lay Readers: Rose Ann Cavenna, Elaine Hinsch 
10am Lay Readers:  Dawn Hopper, Ron Niclas, Rita McCarthy
Acolytes:  Hadyn Hopper, Jesse Hopper, Thomas Murray, Brian Murray
Ushers:  Bruce Hackett, Joe Solis, Paul Dixon
Altar Guild:  Ann Hirsch
Flowers: Clyna Shaw
Coffee Hour:  Adelaide Simpson, Clyna Shaw

Flowers:  The Bogert/Gibbs family
Bread:  The McCarthy family
Wine:  The Piatt family

Readings     Enlarged     Bulletin Insert 
Hymns for Sunday, November 25th
Opening Hymn #290:  “Come, ye thankful people, come
Gradual Hymn #398:  “I sing the almighty power of God”
Communion Hymn #291:  “We plow the fields”
Closing Hymn #397:  “Now thank we all our God”

Assisting in our Worship – Sunday, December 2nd
Advent 1
8am Lay Readers:  Rose Ann Cavenna, Claudia Gibbs
10am Lay Readers:  Janet Tunick, Dorothy Waldt, Nigel Simpson
Acolytes:  Bruce Hackett, Nathaniel Hall
Ushers:  Gene Muller, John Orr, Janice Orr
Altar Guild:  Adelaide Simpson, Claudia Gibbs, Laura Gasnick
Coffee Hour:  Tweeter & Tom Moran

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, jelly, bottled juice, cleaning supplies and paper towels.  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 at 10am 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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