Welcome to St. Paul's 

St. Paul's is a community of faith. We serve Jesus Christ through worship, prayer, study, and service in the tradition of the Episcopal Church in the Anglican Communion. We warmly welcome all persons to join with us in Christian worship and fellowship. For information on becoming a member, please click here.

Giant Book Sale – Starts Sunday, November 2nd

Donations are sought for our Annual Book Sale which will take place following the morning services on November 2. Especially needed are hardback and paperback fiction, nonfiction, cookbooks, audio books, videos, computer software, compact discs, records, DVDs, puzzles & children’s and teen books.  Volunteers are needed for this fun event! A sign-up sheet can be found outside of the choir hallway.  You may drop off your donations in the PODS Container beginning on Sun., Oct. 12. Donations are also accepted after 3pm weekdays & 9am to 9pm weekends. If possible please bag & label your books by category. The church is unable to accept donations of textbooks, magazines, encyclopedias, Reader’s Digest condensed books. Thank you for your support. 

Grocery Gift Card Fundraiser 

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!

Click to download St. Paul's Grocery Card Order Form (pdf)

 Upcoming Events 

Annual Book Sale – Sunday, November 2nd

 

Our Annual Book Sale will take place on Sunday, November 2, with setup beginning on Wednesday, October 30th (pm).  Volunteers are always needed and appreciated for the fun event.  Book donations will begin mid-October. 

Please consider helping to sort books on Friday evening, October 31 and Saturday, November 1 anytime during the day.  It is a fun time and the choir could REALLY use some help with this large task.  Sorting the books makes it easier for shoppers to find what they want.   Your assistance would be GREATLY appreciated.

Youth Group Event-Sunday, November 2nd 5:30-7:30pm

It's our first event of the season. We will start with pizza, play our most popular youth group games (if you've been to youth group you know the games, if you don't know the games, be prepared for crazy, running around fun), and end with sundaes! All youth grades 6-12 are welcome.  Friends are welcome too. Contact Erica Webber with questions. 

Blanket Night – Wednesday, November 12th, 7:30pm

You are invited to St. Paul’s annual Blanket Night on Wednesday, November 12th at 7:30 in the Parish Hall. We’ll make fleece no-sew blankets to donate to the less fortunate. (Pictures of previous happy recipients are on the Outreach bulletin board.) Bring sewing scissors, if you have them, and join us for a win-win evening of good works and a good time. Questions? Contact Gale Jacob at 908-654-5356, candgjacob@comcast.net or Diane Purdy at 908-709-0833,dianepurdy1@comcast.net.

Mission Trip - Summer 2015

Registration is open for our trip to Steubenville, Ohio, July 19-24, 2015! This trip is a great combination of work and fun. The youth from St. Paul's really enjoy this crazy, busy, fun trip!  We will help local organizations with work projects. Youth completing grades 6-12 in June 2015 are eligible to join this trip. The dates are July 10-24 and the cost per person is $350. A deposit of $200 is required by November 10. Please either register on the sign up form outside Fr Andrew's office or contact Erica Webber webberfamily233@gmail.com to register or with questions.

Genesis Bible Study – Thursdays @10:30am in the lounge

We continue to read through the Book of Genesis.  This week we are beginning to read the Abraham stories starting in chapter 12 and what it means to ‘cut’ a covenant with the Lord.   Hope to see you there. Fr. Nathan

Parish Hall

Among the improvements to the Parish Hall are the ceiling fans and the drapes. Both are operated by remote control. Please do not try to pull the drapes.

Acolyte Sign Up

Any parish child, 11 or older, is welcome to sign up to join the acolyting team. Sign-up sheet is outside the rector's office or contact Lora 232-8506, x10 or parishoffice@stpaulswestfield.org Training times will be announced.

Board Members Needed for Plainfield Community Outreach

Plainfield Community Outreach is seeking Board members from congregations that volunteer with Grace's Kitchen. The three areas of Plainfield Community Outreach are Grace's Kitchen, ESL program, and 21st century afterschool program. Board members help to make decisions and support the program activities in these three areas. The Board meets the first Thursday of the month (usually 10 times a year).  Meetings are usually from 7pm until 8:45pm.  They hope to find people of faith who have a heart for outreach work and are willing to work to make a difference in the lives of others. Please consider donating your time and talents to the Plainfield Community Outreach Board.  For additional information, please contact Mary Testori, Board President at 732-752-1945 or mapates@hotmail.com

October Outreach Donations: Household Cleaning Items

This month we will collect household cleaning supplies for our neighbors served by the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless. We can use products to clean bathrooms, kitchens, floors, carpets, windows, furniture, dishes, and clothing. These are expensive items for people on fixed or very limited budgets. Your faithful generosity is truly appreciated. Donation bins are in the hallway outside the church office.

Book Group – Sunday, November 16th

St. Paul’s book group met in September and enjoyed a lively discussion.  They decided Sunday after church is the favored meeting time and selected the next book. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is the selection to read and discuss on Sunday, November 16.  Adichie’s novel, Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and critically reviewed as “one of the best books of the year”, contains insightful observations about America from an immigrant’s view.

Solid Brass – Sunday, Nov. 30th TIME CHANGE 7:00pm

Friends of Music will present Solid Brass in concert on Sun., Nov. 30th at 7:00pm.  This professional ensemble has performed to rave reviews for more than 500,000 people since the group was established in1982, including premiere concert halls such as Alice Tully Hall, Manhattan.  This 11 member ensemble (including percussion) will be a delight to the ears in St. Paul’s acoustics.   A reception will follow in the Cloister.

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