News from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

“Strive to enter through the narrow door.”  Luke 13
family worship
Family Holy Eucharist

Saturday, March 16th at 5pm.  All are welcome to attend.

Sunday, March 17th
The Second Sunday In Lent

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:  “Strive to enter through the narrow door.”

Lent Book Study

“Unbelievable” by Bishop John Spong.  Join us each Sunday during Lent at 11:30am in the Rector’s office.  The book will be discussed as follows:
March 17th – pages 93-120
March 24th – pages 121-168
March 31st – pages 169-198
April 7th – pages 199-256
April 14th – pages 257-282

youth group
Youth Group Meeting

Tuesday, March 19th at 6:30pm.  Join us!

Sunday School

Will meet on March 24th & April 14th. Please speak to Ed Hasse or Dawn Hopper to sign up and/or volunteer to lead a Sunday.  Form     Calendar

Good Friday – Stations of the Cross

Volunteers are needed to participate in the Good Friday Stations of the Cross presentation, 4/19 at 7pm. The first rehearsals will be on Sunday 3/24 after the 10am service. Please speak with Gene Muller (201-307-9154) or Beth Abrahamson (845-735-5156).

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.

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.

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

Vestry Meeting

April 10th, 7:30pm.

fish fry
Fish-N-Chips by Tastefully British

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

A helper is needed to lead the class on May 5th.  Please see Ed Hasse or Dawn Hopper.

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 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

Readings     Enlarged     Bulletin Insert 
Hymns for Sunday, March 17th
Opening Hymn #149:  “Eternal Lord of love”
Gradual Hymn #490: “I want to walk as a child of the light”
Communion Hymn #654: “Day by Day”
Closing Hymn #304:  “I come with joy to meet my Lord”

Assisting in our Worship – Sunday, March 24th
8am Lay Readers:  Rose Ann Cavenna, Beth Abrahamson
10am Lay Readers:  Ree Hopper, Dorothy Waldt, Chris Hembree
Acolytes:  Bruce Hackett, Nathaniel Hall
Ushers:  Gene Muller, John Orr, Janice Orr, Lindsay Graham
Altar Guild:  Kate Brousseau, Melissa Hasse, Megan Geier
Coffee Hour:  Melissa Mortensen

Flowers:  The McCarthy family
Bread:  The Graham 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 

jarred pasta sauce, oatmeal, jelly/jam and juice boxes


 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

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