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GLORY - St. Paul's Lenten Series 2015
Join us Wednesdays for our Lenten Series!
Click here to find details on our Wednesday lunch and pot luck dinner worship and learning series beginning Wednesday, February 25 and concluding with Evensong for the Annunciation on March 25 at 7:30 p.m.
We have a great ongoing fundraising opportunity with ShopRite, Stop&Shop, and Kings. If you buy a giftcard for those locations through St. Paul's, the church gets a 5% donation from these stores. So please consider this for your food shopping! Download the form and bring to Church. Thank you and happy shopping!
Mission Kitchen Spring 2015 - Drivers and Donations Requested
On the 4thSunday of each month, we provide a hot meal at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Elizabeth. We have been serving this ministry for almost 10 years. In the past year, our monthly donations of fruit/hard boiled eggs and volunteers to drive/serve have declined. We need your help to keep this going. Upcoming dates are: March 22, April 26, May 24, June 28. Please sign up outside Fr Andrew’s office or contact Erica Webber 500-4439 or email@example.com if you can help.
A Big Thank You to Nate
We are happy to report that with the help of our own, Nate Burroughs, we have been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Collins deForest Charitable Trust to be used for general operations.
Lent 2015: Preparing for Glory
Magnificence, splendor, power, radiance, holiness, righteousness…these are some of the synonyms for the concept of “glory”. We will offer a Lenten series for adults that will reflect upon the liturgical calendar from Christ’s birth, to His baptism, transfiguration, passion, resurrection, ascension, and the coming of the Spirit all from the perspective of revealing God’s glory. Glory will be studied in sessions on the Hebrew Bible as well as the New Testament. The program will conclude with a choral evensong on The Feast of the Annunciation.
This week’s, March 4th, will take place from 11:45am – 1pm with lunch included (a donation will be requested.) On March 11, the Holy Eucharist will be offered in the chapel at 6pm, a pot-luck supper will follow, and the program will run from 7-8pm. Choral Evensong will be offered at 6:30pm on March 25th followed by a pot-luck supper. For more information please call Lora at: 908-232-8506 x10.
Bible Study - Thursday, March 5th @ 10:30am
This Thursday we read Exodus chapters 2 and 3. We will look at the burning bush and the revelation of God's name and what it means for us.
Phone Issues Water Issues
We have suffered a water line break underground between the office area and the church. This has disabled our lobby restrooms. We are working with the plumbers to find the break and praying for a thaw so that we can dig and repair. We appreciate your patience.
Diocesan Convention Forum
The diocese met last Friday and Saturday in convention. The rector, Barbara Bach, Bing Bills, and Ed Tyjewski represented our parish. A forum to report on the convention will be held on Sunday, March 15 at 11:30 in the Meeting Room.
Stations of the Cross – Fridays @ Noon
The simple yet profound devotion of Stations of the Cross will be offered on the Fridays before Holy Week at noon. This service combines prayers and brief scriptural and traditional meditations at the 14 crosses that adorn our walls around the sanctuary and chapel and it takes roughly 30 minutes. Come and see…
Altar Guild Meeting – This Sunday, March 8th
There will be an Altar Guild meeting this Sunday, March 8th at 9:00am in the rector’s office.
March Outreach Donations
"Beyond Our Borders" is this month's Outreach theme. We hope you will consider joining us as we support the Good Shepherd Home in Cameroon, West Africa where an estimated 50,000 children are orphaned. Its founder, Sister Jane, is associated with the Episcopal nuns of the Community of St. John Baptist in Mendham. No child is turned away and the Home receives no government support. More info about the life saving work of the Home, please visit its website at goodshepherdhome.org. To sponsor one child is only $30 a month. Brochures are also available on the tables in our hallway. Checks should be made out to St. Paul's and Good Shepherd Home should be noted in the memo section of your check. Thank you for your generosity.
Support Grace’s Kitchen – March & April
Plainfield Community Outreach’s Annual Campaign to Fight Hunger! Grace’s Kitchen has been serving meals to the homeless & needy people of Plainfield for 20 years! They are eager to continue & need your help. Each year there are more cutbacks in federal & grant programs. Please open your heart & give generously during the months of March & April. Please make checks payable to St. Paul’s Church indicating Grace’s Kitchen in the memo section.
Book Club – This Sunday, March 8th @ 11:30am
We’ll discuss Lila by Marilynne Robinson, which portrays Lila’s destitute childhood among migrants. When Lila marries John Ames, the elderly widowed pastor, she trusts no one. She strives to understand John, his preaching, and the Bible. Their quiet, loving relationship and the birth of a son bring Lila a measure of contentment. Robinson won a Pulitzer Prize for Gilead and received a National Humanities Medal from President Obama in 2013. Questions? Contact Barbie Bach at 908-789-9371 or firstname.lastname@example.org