News from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

“For you are my hope, O Lord God…”  Psalm 71:5
Sunday, August 25th
The Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost

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

Summer Worship Schedule

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

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.

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

welcome back
Welcome Back Sunday!

September 8, 2019
10am Holy Eucharist with Rev. Joyce McGirr

Choir, Sunday School Registration & Children’s Breakfast
11:15 am Special Coffee Hour hosted by the Vestry, on the back lawn!

Please join us as we begin the new year.

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.

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.

Also, please review our Update letters.  They are an additional resource to keep up-to-date on the Transition progress.

Update #1     Update #2     Update #3     Update #4     Update #5     Update #6

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.

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

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 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

Readings     Enlarged     Bulletin Insert     
Hymns for Sunday, August 25th
Opening Hymn #688:  “A mighty fortress is our God”
Gradual Hymn #477:  “All praise to thee”
Offertory Hymn #321:  “My God, thy table now is spread”
Closing Hymn #367:  “Round the Lord in glory seated”

Assisting in our Worship – Sunday, September 1st
Morning Prayer – 9am
Guest Preacher:  Elaine Hinsch
Lay Readers:  Kate Brousseau, Chris Hembree, Elaine Hinsch
Ushers:  Bruce Hackett, Joe Solis, Paul Dixon
Altar Guild:  Elaine Hinsch, Dell Ludwig, Rita McCarthy
Coffee Hour:  Claudia Gibbs, Bob Bogert

Bread:  Morning Prayer
Wine:  The Piatt family

Service Schedules
The 2019 service schedules are below with the latest revisions.
Altar Guild schedule          Lay Reader schedule          Acolyte 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

In the narthex (church lobby)
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