News from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

“Forty days and Forty nights.”  Hymn #150
Ashes to Go

Rev. Ed Hasse was at the Montvale train station on Ash Wednesday, 3/6 to give out ashes.  He was joined by Bob Bogert, Jeffrey Piatt, Ann Hirsch and Joe Solis.

Spring ahead
Daylight Savings – Spring Ahead

Remember to turn your clocks 1 hour ahead Saturday night, March 9th. 

Sunday, March 10th
The First Sunday In Lent

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
Sermon Title:  “Forty days and Forty nights.”

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 – Orders Due this Sunday 3/10

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!

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.

Disrict 9 – Lenten Offering

Neighbors Helping Neighbors – A fundraising campaign for Lent 2019.  To benefit Center for Food Action (CFA).  Please see the flyer.  Find other events on the D9 Event Calendar.

family worship
Family Holy Eucharist

Saturday, March 16, 5pm.  All are welcome.

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.

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. Gatherings are being held at locations around the Diocese in March and April. Find out more and RSVP online at

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/text Jim Rahal #201-376-3127. Thank you.

Sunday School Help is Needed

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

Vestry Meeting

April 10th, 7:30pm.

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 10th
8am Lay Readers: Rose Ann Cavenna, Elaine Hinsch
10am Lay Readers:  Kate Brousseau, Melissa Hasse, Tweeter Moran
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

Readings     Enlarged     Bulletin Insert 
Hymns for Sunday, March 10th
Opening Hymn #143:  “The glory of these forty days”
Gradual Hymn #142: “Lord, who through-out these forty days”
Communion Hymn #671: “Alleluia!  Sing to Jesus”
Closing Hymn #150:  “Forty days and forty nights”

Assisting in our Worship – Sunday, March 17th
8am Lay Readers:  Rose Ann Cavenna
10am Lay Readers:  Dawn Hopper, Bob Bogert, Nigel Simpson
Acolytes:  Hadyn Hopper, Jesse Hopper, Thomas Murray, Bryan Murray
Ushers:  Bruce Hackett, Joe Solis, Paul Dixon
Altar Guild:  Elaine Hinsch, Dell Ludwig, Rita McCarthy
Coffee Hour:  Beth Abrahamson, Regina Hanrahan

Flowers:  The Bentley family
Bread:  The McCarthy family
Wine:  The Piatt family

Service Schedules
The 2019 service schedules are below with the latest revisions.
Altar Guild schedule     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.

Tue – Thu mornings

4 Woodland Road, Montvale, NJ 07645

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

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