News from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

“We observed his star at its rising!”  Mathew 2:2
Sunday, January 6th
Epiphany

8 AM Holy Eucharist
9:15 AM Choir Rehearsal
10 AM Holy Eucharist
10 AM Teen Group
11:30 AM Book Study
Celebrant:  The Rev. Edward M. Hasse, III
Sermon Title:  “We observed his star at its rising!”

Book Study

“Unbelievable” by Bishop John Spong. We will read the book then discuss it on Sunday, January 6th at 11:30am.

Vestry Meeting

Wednesday, January 9th, 7:30pm.

Annual Meeting Commission Reports are due 1/15/19.  Please send them to the church office.  Electronic copies are preferred.

fundraising
Stewardship Packets

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

Sunday School

Will meet on January 13th & 27th. Please speak to Ed Hasse or Dawn Hopper to sign up and/or volunteer to lead a Sunday.  Form     Calendar

youth group
Youth Group Meeting

January 15th, 6:30-8pm. Bring a sled if there is snow.

servers
New Service Schedules

The 2019 schedules for ushers, lay readers, chalice bearers and coffee hour hosts have been distributed. Please contact Janet, 201-573-0501, janethtunick@aol.com, with your questions.

Annual Parish Meeting

Sunday, January 27, 2018. Everyone is encouraged to attend. Please speak to Ann Hirsch with nominations for Parish Vestry or Diocese Representative positions.

Offering Envelopes

Please speak with Elaine Hinsch if you want numbered envelopes. You don’t need to pledge to get them. Numbered envelopes make donations easier to record.

Confirmation

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.

Shop with Scrip Rebate Program

Please support St. Paul’s by using this convenient rebate program while shopping in stores and online.  You can purchase gift cards to use while shopping, to give as gifts or you can download gift cards to your cell phone to use instantly.  Simply purchase “scrip/money” to use while shopping and the retailers give the rebate directly to the church. 

Check out your favorite store’s rebate at https://shop.shopwithscrip.com/Shop/Product/Browse#?saved.

Here are a few examples of the rebates offered:
Christmas Tree Shoppe/Bed Bath and Beyond  7-8.75%
Best Buy 4-5.75%
Old Navy 14%
TJ Maxx/Home Goods/Marshells  10%
Chili’s 11-19%
Panera’s 8%
and many more!

Click “Register” and use St. Paul’s Scrip Enrollment code:  68927L8342L45
Please contact Beth Abrahamson for more details.

WORSHIP
Assisting in our Worship – Sunday, January 6th
Epiphany
8am Lay Readers: Rose Ann Cavenna, Gene Muller 
10am Lay Readers:  Ree Hopper, Chris Hembree, Tweeter Moran
Acolytes:  Charlie Looes, Mary Looes
Ushers:  Nigel Simpson, Leigh Hopper, Jon Felz
Altar Guild:  Elaine Hinsch, Dell Ludwig, Rita McCarthy
Flowers: Poinsettias
Coffee Hour:  Claudia & Gary Gross

Memorials
Flowers:  The Cymmer family
Bread:  
Wine:  The Piatt family

Readings     Enlarged     Bulletin Insert 
Hymns for Sunday, January 6th
Opening Hymn #119:  “As with gladness men of old”
Gradual Hymn #128: “We three kings of Orient are”
Communion Hymn #117: “Brightest and best of the stars”
Closing Hymn #135:  “Songs of thankfulness and praise”

Assisting in our Worship – Sunday, January 13th
8am Lay Readers:  Rose Ann Cavenna, Elaine Hinsch
10am Lay Readers:  Janet Tunick, Beth Abrahamson, Rita McCarthy
Acolytes:  Jon Felz, Joshua Simpson, Sarah Simpson
Ushers:  Jim Rahal, Hank Henninger, Paul Saraceni
Altar Guild:  Kate Brousseau, Melissa Hasse, Pranathi Karanam
Flowers:  Beth Abrahamson
Coffee Hour:  Carol & Steve McKenna

Memorials
Flowers:  
Bread:  
Wine:  The Piatt family

PLEASE BE CAREFUL THAT YOU ARE LOOKING AT THE CORRECT DATE OF SERVICE.  THIS LIST IS FOR NEXT SUNDAY, OVER A WEEK AWAY.
Service Schedules
The 2018 service schedules are below with the latest revisions.
Lay Reader schedule          Usher schedule          Coffee Hour schedule

The 2019 service schedules are below.
ONGOING  MINISTRIES
Tri-Boro Food Pantry
Requests are 

canned fruit, jelly, oatmeal/hot cereal and tissues.

 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 now open for 2019-2020.  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.

calendar-kids-banner.jpg
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, saintpaulsmontvale@yahoo.com.
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
MEMORIAL OPPORTUNITIES
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

FUNDRAISERS
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.
CONTACT US

OFFICE HOURS
Tue – Thu mornings

JOIN US
4 Woodland Road, Montvale, NJ 07645

CHURCH DIRECTORIES
In the narthex (church lobby)
Please notify the church office with changes.



EPISCOPAL WEBSITES
COMMUNITY INTERESTS
Below are links that are not hosted by St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Montvale.
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 4 Woodland Road, Montvale, NJ 07645
Sent by saintpaulsmontvale@yahoo.com in collaboration with
Constant Contact