News from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

“Understanding Weakness”
Sunday, May 26th
The 6th Sunday of Easter

8 AM Morning Prayer
9:15 AM Choir Rehearsal
10 AM Morning Prayer
10 AM Teen Group
Preacher:  Dorothy Waldt
Sermon Title:  “Understanding Weakness”

Youth Group BBQ

Tuesday, June 4th @ 6:30-8:00pm.  All young people in the 5th-12th grades are welcome.  Bring a friend!  Dinner will be served.  Please bring a snack or dessert and drink to share.

Ed’s Celebration of Ministry

Sunday, June 9th @ 10am.  Everyone is invited to join in the celebration of Ed’s ministry during the 10am service and parish picnic.

Day of Pentecost

Join us on June 9th to celebrate the birthday of the church at the 8 & 10am services. Please wear RED. Readers are needed to read the lesson of the day in languages other than English. Please speak to Ed Hasse if you can help!

Parish Picnic and BBQ

Sunday, June 9th, 11:15am. Burgers and drinks will be provided by the car club. Please sign-up in the education building, to bring a salad or dessert to share.


Congratuations to our graduates.  We are proud to announce:

Charlie Looes – will graduate from Pascack Valley High School and attend Dartmouth College in the fall.

Corey Lydon – will graduate from Clarkstown High School North and attend Roger Williams University in the fall.

Frankie Scott – will graduate from Pascack Hills High School and attend Quinnipiac University in the fall.


Franklyn Falby has achieved Eagle Scout.  His Eagle Ceremony will be held Tuesday, June 11 at 7:oo pm in the Park Ridge Elks.

Vestry Meeting

June 12th at 7:30pm in the parish hall.

Healing Prayer

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

Sunday, June 30th, following the 10 AM service. All who would like to receive anointing and prayers for healing are welcome to stay after the service.

Transition Update #2

In the Episcopal Church the parish selects or “calls” their priest – one is not assigned to the parish as in other denominations. This process begins with the priest’s separation announcement and the planning of the end of ministry celebrations. We are in this phase right now. 

Please plan on joining in the celebration of Ed’s ministry with us at St. Paul’s during the 10 am service on June 9th and continuing on at the Annual Picnic following the service. 

Once Ed retires on June 30th, the Wardens and Vestry are the formal and canonical leaders of the congregation and are responsible for worship services and pastoral care. As in the past while Ed was on vacation, our services will be lay led with guest preachers and Supply Clergy as needed. The Wardens will have clergy contact information for any Pastoral matters that may arise. In the next few weeks a meeting will be held with a Transition Counselor provided by the diocese and St. Paul’s Vestry. This will begin a period of discernment with discussion about our mission, financial stability, and programs that will help us select an Interim Priest. An Interim Priest is specially trained to assist the parish during this time as we begin the search for our next priest. Our goal is to have an Interim Priest in place for Welcome Back Sunday on September 8th. The Wardens and Vestry will continue to update the parish throughout the Transition process. Please contact us should you have any questions or concerns.     Update #1

Graduation Information Needed

Please send information about this year’s graduates to the church office, so we can include them in our bulletin and e-mail news!

Parish Family News

Please send information about your family news to let us know if you are moving, about any awards you received or achievements you’ve accomplished, etc.. We will post them in the bulletin and e-mail news! Thank you.

Dozens of Fresh Eggs

Dear parish family,
As you may or may not know, our family has been raising chicks for a year now and are becoming overwhelmed with eggs.  Our eggs are all natural non-gmo, some brown and some greenish blue. We have a refrigerator behind our garage where we store the eggs for anyone interested in picking up.  Our address is 5 Edgren Way, Montvale.  Please feel free to come by at your convenience and pick up a dozen or more. Come anytime.  It would be helpful if you return the cartons when you are done.  Thanks,
The Piatt Family

Letter from The Rev. Edward M. Hasse, III
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, May 26th
Morning Prayer

8am Lay Readers:  Dorothy Waldt, Gene Muller
10am Lay Readers:  Ree Hopper, Claudia Gibbs
Acolytes:  Charlie Looes, Mary Looes
Ushers:  Nigel Simpson, Leigh Hopper, Jon Felz
Altar Guild:  Kate Brousseau, Melissa Hasse, Megan Geier
Coffee Hour:  Claudia & Gary Gross

Flowers:  Bob & Dell Ludwig, The Hembree family
Bread:  Morning Prayer
Wine:  Morning Prayer

Readings     Enlarged     Bulletin Insert 
Hymns for Sunday, May 26th
Opening Hymn #718:  “God of our father”
Gradual Hymn #719:  “O beautiful for spacious skies”
Closing Hymn WLP #775:  “Give thanks for life”

Assisting in our Worship – Sunday, June 2nd
8am Lay Readers:  Rose Ann Cavenna, Gene Muller
10am Lay Readers:  Kate Brousseau, Elaine Hinsch, Ann Partridge
Acolytes:  Jon Felz, Joshua Simpson, Sarah Simpson
Ushers:  Jim Rahal, Hank Henninger, Paul Saraceni
Altar Guild:  Ann Hirsch, Linda Johnson, Clyna Shaw
Flowers:  Beth Abrahamson
Coffee Hour:  Adelaide Simpson, Clyna Shaw

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  cold cereal, macaroni & cheese, canned tuna/chicken and paper towels


 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

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