News from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

“This is my Son, the Beloved!”  Luke 9
Sunday, March 3rd
The Last Sunday after Epiphany

8 AM Holy Eucharist
9:15 AM Choir Rehearsal
10 AM Holy Eucharist
10 AM Teen Group
Celebrant:  The Rev. Edward M. Hasse, III
Sermon Title:  “This is my Son, the Beloved!”

Lent Madness

Who will win the Golden Halo?  This is a fun way to learn about the Saints during Lent.  Join us for Lent Madness.

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

March 5th, 5:30-7:00pm, $5 per person.

Vestry Meeting

March 5th, following the pancake supper.

Ash Wednesday

March 6th, Liturgy & Eucharist with the imposition of ashes at 12:00pm & 7:00pm.

Ashes To Go
Rev. Ed Hasse will be providing ashes on Ash Wednesday 3/6, from 6:30am-7:15am at the Montvale train station.  Join us!

Look for this photo in the local papers (Anne Bosch, Ann Hirsch & Rev. Edward M. Hasse, III).  Press Release
Church Leader University

Saturday, March 9th, 8am-12pm.  A training day for wardens, vestry members, treasurers, clergy and all congregational lay leaders to learn, network and celebrate your ministry!  Learn more & register by March 4th.

Sunday School

Will meet on March 10th & 24th. Please speak to Ed Hasse or Dawn Hopper to sign up and/or volunteer to lead a Sunday.  Form     Calendar

Easter Candy Sale

Order your yummy Gertrude Hawk Easter candy now! Catalogs are in the pews. Orders must be received by March 10th. Please include payment with your order. Make checks payable to St. Paul’s church, and leave your orders in the “Teen Group” mailbox in the Education building. For more information please call the Looes family #201-358-2678 or e-mail Thank you for your support!

Lent Book Study

“Unbelievable” by Bishop John Spong.  Join us on March 10th, 11:30am in the Rector’s office.  Each Sunday in Lent, we will discuss some chapters.  Please read chapters 4-11 before 3/10.

St. Paul’s Knitters & Crocheters

We will meet Tuesday, March 12th, 7 pm at the home of Pam Wiss, 23 Windsor Pl., Old Tappan (201-666-4912). Newcomers always welcome!

Breaking Bread with Bishop Carlye

You and your family are invited to gather with Bishop Carlye Hughes to have a light meal and engage in a relaxed exchange of information, ideas and dreams. Five gatherings are being held at locations around the diocese in February, March and April. Find out more and RSVP online at

Healing Prayer

The Laying on of Hands and Prayers for Healing will be held on

Sunday, March 31st, following the 10 AM service. All who would like to receive anointing and prayers for healing are welcome to stay after the service.

Sunday School Help is Needed

Helpers are needed to lead the classes on 4/14 & 5/5.  Please see Ed Hasse or Dawn Hopper.

fish fry
Fish-N-Chips by Tastefully British (Date Correction)

Saturday, May 4th, 5-7pm, $18 each, eat in or take out, fish or chicken tenders. For tickets or reservations please call Jim Rahal #201-376-3127. Thank you.

Stewardship Packets

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

Offering Envelopes

Are in the narthex.  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.

Annual Parish Meeting Reports

The 2018 Annual Reports can be found in the Narthex or Here.

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

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/Marshalls  10%
Chili’s 11-19%
Panera 8%
and many more!

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

Assisting in our Worship – Sunday, March 3rd
8am Lay Readers: Rose Ann Cavenna, Claudia Gibbs
10am Lay Readers:  Janet Tunick, Gene Muller, Ann Partridge
Acolytes:  Charlie Looes, Mary Looes
Ushers:  Nigel Simpson, Leigh Hopper, Jon Felz
Altar Guild:  Adelaide Simpson, Claudia Gibbs, Laura Gasnick
Coffee Hour:  Tweeter & Tom Moran

Flowers:  The Dixon/Murray family
Bread:  The Dixon/Murray family
Wine:  The Piatt family

Readings     Enlarged     Bulletin Insert 
Hymns for Sunday, March 3rd
Opening Hymn #7:  “Christ, whose glory fills the skies!”
Gradual Hymn #711: “Seek ye first the kingdom of God”
Communion Hymn #460: “Alleluia!  Sing to Jesus”
Closing Hymn #427:  “When morning gilds the skies”

Assisting in our Worship – Sunday, March 10th
8am Lay Readers:  Rose Ann Cavenna, Bob Bogert
10am Lay Readers:  Sarah Montemarano, Jonathan Viaud, Elaine Hinsch
Acolytes:  Jon Felz, Joshua Simpson, Sarah Simpson
Ushers:  Jim Rahal, Hank Henninger, Paul Saraceni
Altar Guild:  Lindsay Graham, Charlotte Guderian, Vicki Solis
Flowers:  Jane Moser
Coffee Hour:  Claudia & Gary Gross

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

Service Schedules
The 2019 service schedules are below with the latest revisions.
Altar Guild schedule     New Acolyte Schedule
Tri-Boro Food Pantry
Requests are 

canned fruit,white rice, soap (bars/liquid) 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.

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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4 Woodland Road, Montvale, NJ 07645

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Please notify the church office with changes.

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