News from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

“The Prodigal Son”  Luke 13
Paterson Men’s Shelter

Help is needed to serve food at the Paterson Men’s Shelter this Saturday, March 30th.  To offer your assistance or to learn more, please contact Jon Felz at #914-450-9888, A.S.A.P.  Thank you.

Congratulations & Best Wishes

To Megan Montemarano and Brandon Bubba on their recent engagement.  Meg is the daughter of Ralph and Sarah Montemarano.  A 2020 wedding is planned.

Sunday, March 31st
The Fourth Sunday In Lent

8 AM Holy Eucharist
9:15 AM Choir Rehearsal
10 AM Holy Eucharist
10 AM Teen Group
Healing Prayer
Good Friday Pageant Rehearsal
11:30 AM Lent Book Study
Celebrant:  The Rev. Edward M. Hasse, III
Sermon Title:  “The Prodigal Son”

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.

Good Friday – Stations of the Cross

Volunteers are needed to participate in the Good Friday Stations of the Cross presentation, 4/19 at 7pm. Rehearsals will be on Sundays 3/31, 4/7 & 4/14 after the 10am service. Please speak with Gene Muller (201-307-9154) or Beth Abrahamson (845-735-5156).

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 31st – pages 169-198
April 7th – pages 199-256
April 14th – pages 257-282

Readers Needed

For the Palm Sunday Passion Narrative. Please speak to Ed Hasse if you are interested.

Seder Supper

Thursday, April 18th @ 6:30pm. Please sign-up for the potluck on the easel in the education building.

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.

St. Paul’s Knitters & Crocheters

will be meeting on Tue. April 9th in Ed’s Office in the Education  Building at 7 pm.  Mainly we knit and crochet baby blankets and matching hats for St Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in Paterson but you are free to come with your own project for an always pleasant evening.  Our thanks and appreciation to Pam Wiss for so graciously hosting our March meeting at her home.  Come on… join us!

Vestry Meeting

April 10th, 7:30pm.

Easter Flower Memorials

are now being accepted. Envelopes can be found in the pews. Please send your request to the church office no later than Palm Sunday, April 14th.

Sunday School

Will meet April 14th & May 5th. Please speak to Ed Hasse or Dawn Hopper to sign up and/or volunteer to lead a Sunday.  Form     Calendar

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Youth Group

Monday, April 15th @ 6:30-8:00pm. 

Holy Week Schedule

Wednesday in Holy Week – April 17
12 PM – Holy Eucharist
Maundy Thursday – April 18
6:30 PM – Seder Supper
Good Friday – April 19
12 PM – Liturgy
7 PM – Pageant

Holy Saturday – April 20
7:45 PM – Vigil
Easter Sunday – April 21
8 AM – Holy Eucharist
10 AM – Holy Eucharist
Easter Candy Hunt

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 31st
8am Lay Readers: Rose Ann Cavenna, Tweeter Moran
10am Lay Readers:  Sarah Montemarano, Melissa Hasse, Ann Partridge
Acolytes:  Charlie Looes, Mary Looes
Ushers:  Nigel Simpson, Leigh Hopper, Jon Felz
Altar Guild:  Ann Hirsch, Linda Johnson, Clyna Shaw
Flowers: Beth Abrahamson
Coffee Hour:  Adelaide Simpson, Clyna Shaw

Flowers:  The Waldt family
Bread:  The Moran family
Wine:  The Piatt family

Readings     Enlarged     Bulletin Insert 
Hymns for Sunday, March 31st
Opening Hymn #145:  “Now quit your care”
Gradual Hymn #686: “Come, thou fount of every blessing”
Communion Hymn #321: “My God, thy table now is spread”
Closing Hymn #691:  “My faith looks up to thee”

Assisting in our Worship – Sunday, April 7th
8am Lay Readers:  Rose Ann Cavenna
10am Lay Readers:  Melissa Mortensen, Elaine Hinsch, Bob Bogert
Acolytes:  Jon Felz, Joshua Simpson, Sarah Simpson
Ushers:  Gene Muller, John Orr, Janice Orr, Lindsay Graham
Altar Guild:  Adelaide Simpson, Claudia Gibbs, Laura Gasnick
Coffee Hour:  Dorothy Waldt, Lisa Johnson

Flowers:  The Graham 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.

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