News from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

Family Evening Prayer

Saturday, June 15th at 5pm.  All are welcome!
Guest Preacher:  Ann Partridge

Sunday, June 16th
Trinity Sunday

8 AM Morning Prayer
9:15 AM Choir Rehearsal
10 AM Morning Prayer
Guest Preacher:  Beth Abrahamson

Dear St. Paul’s Family,

Thank you very much for the wonderful celebration of ministry on Sunday, June 9th at the 10am service. The worship was joyful and the picnic afterward was amazing! Thank you for the wonderful support and good wishes, assistance with the service and picnic, for the cards and gifts, and the very generous gift to Melissa and me! You are each so special to my family and me, and we will miss you very much. May God continue to bless each of you and St. Paul’s Church, as we all continue on this journey of faith and service.

Off for the Summer

Wednesday Holy Eucharist – Join us for Ed’s last service on June 26th at 12pm.

Acolytes – will not be scheduled from July 7th thru September 1st, at the 9am services. If you are present during this time it would be most greatly appreciated if you would assist in the service.

Other groups also off for the summer include: 
Teen Group, Youth Group, Choir, Acolytes, Sunday School

Summer Worship Schedule

There will be one service at 9am on Sundays, July 7th through September 1st.

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.

Congratulations to our Parishioners

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.

Joshua Simpson – won two awards for Academic Excellence:  Geometry Honors and Spanish 1 Honors.

Sarah Simpson – was selected for membership to the “National Junior Honor Society”.

Parish Family News

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

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. 

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

Letter from The Rev. Edward M. Hasse, III
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

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, June 16th
Morning Prayer
Guest Preacher:  Beth Abrahamson
8am Lay Readers:  Rose Ann Cavenna, Beth Abrahamson
10am Lay Readers:  Ree Hopper, Chris Hembree, Beth Abrahamson
Acolytes:  Bruce Hackett, Nathaniel Hall
Ushers:  Gene Muller, John Orr, Janice Orr, Lindsay Graham
Altar Guild:  Lindsay Graham, Charlotte Guderian, Vicki Solis
Flowers:  Jane Moser
Coffee Hour:  Ree, Leigh, Dawn & Bruce Hopper

Flowers:  Hank Henninger & family
Bread:  Morning Prayer
Wine:  Morning Prayer

Readings     Enlarged     Bulletin Insert     
Hymns for Sunday, June 16th
Opening Hymn #362:  “Holy, holy, holy!”
Gradual Hymn #423:  “Immortal, invisible”
Closing Hymn #368:  “Holy Father, great Creator”

Assisting in our Worship – Sunday, June 23rd
8am Lay Readers:  Rose Ann Cavenna, Elaine Hinsch
10am Lay Readers:  Janet Tunick, Jonathan Viaud, Bob Bogert
Acolytes:  Charlie Looes, Mary Looes
Ushers:  Nigel Simpson, Leigh Hopper, Jon Felz
Altar Guild:  Elaine Hinsch, Dell Ludwig, Rita McCarthy
Coffee Hour:  Carol & Steve McKenna

Flowers:  Janet Tunick
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, pork & beans, jelly, maple syrup, & oatmeal.  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 Lisa Skoglund @ 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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