News from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

“By faith the people passed through the Red Sea as if it were dry land.”
Hebrews 11:29
Summer Evening Prayer

Join us this summer at 5pm on Saturday, August 17th. We will be led in prayer by Ann Partridge.  All are welcome!

Sunday, August 18th
The Tenth Sunday After Pentecost

9 AM Holy Eucharist
Celebrant:  The Rev. Dr. Richard Sloan

Transition Update #8

A Clergy Transition can be a scary time for some people. There is a period of mourning and sadness to see a beloved priest leave and many questions about what the future will hold for our parish family. Add to that, that during the summer at St. Paul’s familiar faces are missing while they enjoy their vacations, the service of Morning Prayer is different than what most of us are used to, there is no choir or Sunday School, and the pews aren’t as full. This is all a normal part of our church’s life. Summer services at St. Paul’s traditionally are quieter with lower attendance than the rest of the year. And the parish has been through transitions before and grown stronger because of them. So we encourage you to take this time to reflect on the changes, enjoy the slower pace of the summer, and listen to the inspiring thoughts shared by our lay preachers.

In the reading from Hebrews last week, Abraham is asked to have faith as he sets out on a new path leaving all he knows behind him. And in the Gospel reading from Luke, Jesus tells the disciples “do not be afraid”. Tweeter Moran wove these lessons into her message last Sunday to encourage us to celebrate all our gifts at St. Paul’s as we continue our transition journey together. These gifts and our faith will guide us in our planning for the upcoming months. And in time, we will all come to see this as an exciting opportunity to challenge ourselves, to grow, and explore new things.

St. Paul’s Wardens & Vestry 
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Transition Questions/Concerns

You are welcome and invited to contact the office with any questions/concerns pertaining to our church and the transition. To ensure you receive the most accurate and up-to-date information, we will connect you with the Wardens and Vestry. They are the members authorized to respond on behalf of the church.

Pastoral Care Needed?

If you have a pastoral care need, please reach out to the parish by phone or e-mail. The messages are checked regularly. In an emergency you may contact one of the Wardens directly. Beth Abrahamson #201-391-4960 or Ann Hirsch #551-404-2396. They will connect you with a priest if needed.

Grocery Gift Cards Update

The ACME on Chestnut Ridge Rd in Woodcliff Lake will be closing on October 2nd. Please note: other locations in the area will still be open. This is a great time to use gift cards to catch some sales. Please contact Jim Rahal or Lisa Johnson to purchase ACME, Shop Rite or Wegmans gift cards. The church earns 5 % from the store through this program. Please suggest any new stores to add.

Ree Hopper’s Book Fundraiser

We have an author among us! Our own Ree Hopper has written a book about the Borough of Montvale which is set to be released just in time to celebrate the town’s 125th Anniversary. There will be a book signing and reception on October 6th at the Montvale Library. Ree has graciously set aside some of the books to be sold as a fundraiser for St. Paul’s at $21.99 each. Please join us in congratulating Ree and to pre-order a copy to enjoy.

Morning Prayer Sermons

Attached you will find the Morning Prayer Sermons presented by some of our guest preachers this summer.

Sunday, July 21st, by Dorothy Waldt, Sermon 7-21-19
Sunday, July 28th, by Kate Brousseau, Sermon 7-28-19
Sunday, August 4th, by Gene Muller, Sermon 8-4-19

Off for the Summer

Acolytes – will not be scheduled now 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, Knitters, and Wednesday Holy Eucharist

Summer Worship Schedule

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

Knitters & Crocheters

They will hold their season opener on Tuesday, September 10th at 7 pm at the home of Rita McCarthy, 14 Bayberry Dr. Montvale (201-391-0194). St Paul’s K&C members traditionally knit baby hats and blankets for Preemie & full term babies born at St Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in Paterson. However, newcomers always are welcome to come just to relax for an evening of good conversation and refreshment and can bring their own projects to work on. If you would like to hear more about us, see Janet Tunick or Ann Hirsch.

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

Assisting in our Worship – Sunday, August 18th
Holy Eucharist – 9am

Celebrant:  The Rev. Dr. Richard Sloan
Lay Readers:  Janet Tunick, Claudia Gibbs, Bob Bogert
Ushers:  Nigel Simpson, Leigh Hopper, Jon Felz
Altar Guild:  Adelaide Simpson, Claudia Gibbs, Laura Gasnick
Coffee Hour:  Beth Abrahamson, Regina Hanrahan

Flowers:  The Hembree family, The Brennan family
Bread:  The Graham family
Wine:  The Piatt family

Readings     Enlarged     Bulletin Insert     
Hymns for Sunday, August 18th
Opening Hymn #594:  “God of grace and God of glory”
Gradual Hymn #542:  “Christ is the world’s true Light”
Offertory Hymn #490:  “I want to walk as a child of the light”
Closing Hymn #525:  “The Church’s one foundation”

Assisting in our Worship – Sunday, August 25th
Holy Eucharist – 9am
Celebrant:  The Rev. Dr. Richard Sloan
Lay Readers:  Dawn Hopper, Gene Muller, Dorothy Waldt
Ushers:  Jim Rahal, Hank Henninger, Paul Saraceni
Altar Guild:  Lindsay Graham, Charlotte Guderian, Vicki Solis
Flowers:  Jane Moser
Coffee Hour:  Claudia & Gary Gross

Bread:  The Graham family
Wine:  The Piatt family

Service Schedules
The 2019 service schedules are below with the latest revisions.
Altar Guild schedule               Lay Reader schedule  
Usher schedule               Coffee Hour schedule
Tri-Boro Food Pantry
Requests are oatmeal, pancake mix, syrup, lunch box snacks, juice boxes, canned tuna/chicken, peanut butter and jelly.  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 Fundraiser
Please support the Amazon fundraiser.  It is available year round for all your shopping needs.  Speak to Beth Abrahamson with any questions.  See link below for more info.
Grocery Gift Cards
Please purchase grocery gift cards for ACME, Kings, ShopRite & Wegmans.  They can be purchased from Jim Rahal or Lisa Johnson.  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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