News from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

“All of you are one in Christ Jesus!”  Galatians 3:28
Sunday, June 23rd
The Second Sunday After Pentecost

8 AM Holy Eucharist
9:15 AM Choir Rehearsal
10 AM Holy Eucharist
Celebrant:  The Rev. Edward M. Hasse, III
Sermon Title:  “All of you are one in Christ Jesus!”

Off for the Summer

Wednesday Holy Eucharist – Join us for Ed’s last Wednesday 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, Sunday School and Knitters

Healing Prayer

Ed’s last 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.

Summer Worship Schedule

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

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 #3

As we move closer to Ed’s departure, we reflect on the blessings of his time at St. Paul’s. From our beloved community on the corner of Woodland and Grand to God’s presence at The Church on the Hill, the fruits of his love and labor are both tangible and extraordinary. Memories of his spiritual guidance at times of both joy and anguish will remain with us always. We will remember the lessons of Star Wars Movies and The Honeymooners, stories of Big Ed and the Hasse family and more recently becoming a grandfather to Max; the lore of the beach at Cape May Point; including his New Year’s Day swim, and the blessings of Ed being seen in the community either running through the streets, working at Fieldstone Middle School, or just being there to support everyone. Most importantly, we will remember to see ourselves as the true body of Christ, as Ed sees us. We feel blessed to have worked, prayed, and loved one another alongside Ed for the last 23 years.

Our parish is in an incredibly healthy position to navigate this transition. Our shared call to ministry has made this health possible. Our finances are robust, our buildings and grounds are in great shape, our sanctuary is filled with the sound of beautiful voices led by Ingrid and the choir each week, we have a lovely Memorial Garden for people to find eternal rest and family members to find peace, and we have a nursery school program that will celebrate it’s 50th year in September to welcome our youngest members to St. Paul’s. Our community is diverse and growing; our spirit of community, service and love is strong.

Our call to minister in Christ’s name will continue after Ed’s departure, and with your help we expect that our ministries will continue to thrive and that our parish will continue to grow. We are lucky to have strong lay leaders to sustain our worship, programs, and ministries in the months to come.

In the next few months and with the support of the Diocese of Newark, St. Paul’s will identify and call an Interim Rector. Simultaneously, the search will begin for a permanent Rector. By leaving when our parish is healthy and growing, Ed has helped position us to conduct our search from a place of strength. As one of the strongest parishes in the Diocese, and located in our beautiful Pascack Valley, we expect to attract the best and brightest. With your continued commitment, we believe that our search will prove as successful as it did in 1996.

Finally, as we prepare to bid farewell to the Hasse’s on June 30th, we invite you to continue celebrating their tenure at St. Paul’s in both worship and fellowship in the weeks to come.

St. Paul’s Wardens & Vestry          Update #1     Update #2

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 23rd
8am Lay Readers:  Rose Ann Cavenna, Dorothy Waldt
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
Bread:  Rita & Brian McCarthy
Wine:  The Piatt family

Readings     Enlarged     Bulletin Insert     
Hymns for Sunday, June 23rd
Opening Hymn #427:  “When morning gilds the skies”
Gradual Hymn #304:  “I come with joy”
Communion Hymn #302:  “Father, we thank thee”
                                        #477: “All praise to thee”
Closing Hymn WLP #775:  “Give thanks for life”

Assisting in our Worship – Sunday, June 30th
8am Lay Readers:  Rose Ann Cavenna, Claudia Gibbs
10am Lay Readers:  Melissa Mortensen, Nigel Simpson, Beth Abrahamson
Acolytes:  Jon Felz, Joshua Simpson, Sarah Simpson
Ushers:  Jim Rahal, Hank Henninger, Paul Saraceni
Altar Guild:  Kate Brousseau, Melissa Hasse, Megan Geier
Coffee Hour:  Tweeter & Tom Moran

Flowers:  The Ludwig 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, 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

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