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Thought of the WeekMay our lives be illumined by the steady radiance renewed daily, of a wonder, the source of which is beyond reason. – Dag Hammarskjold

Readings Jeremiah 31:31-34, Psalm 51:1-13, Hebrews 5:5-10, John 12:20-33 

Friday March 16th Fish and Chip Supper
Sunday, March 18th, 5 Lent, Red Team
8:00 am      Holy Eucharist
9:15 am      Choir Warm up 10:00 am    Holy Eucharist 11:15 am    Coffee Hour 11:30 am    Joyful Noise
11:30 am    Dream Group

Tuesday, March 20th 9:00 am      Morning Prayer in the Chapel
10:00 am    Outreach Committee 7:00 pm      AA Tuesday group

Wednesday,  March 21st
9:00 am      Morning Prayer in the Chapel 1:00 pm      Meditation 2:00 pm      Tai Chi Chih
7:00 pm      Vestry 8:00 pm      AA Wednesday group

Thursday, March 22nd
9:00 am Morning Prayer in the Chapel
9:30 am Holy Eucharist service with Healing Prayers in the chapel – all welcome! Today we celebrate the life and work of James De Koven, Priest, 1879,

Sunday, March 25th, Palm/Passion Sunday, White Team
Fire Department Spring Pancake Breakfast at Kiel Ave. Firehouse
8:00 am      Holy Eucharist
9:15  am     Choir Warm up
10:00 am    Holy Eucharist with palms
11:15 am    Coffee Hour 11:30 am    Joyful Noise 11:30 am    Merry Heart

Sunday March 25 Palm Sunday
Thursday March 29 Maundy Thursday
6:00 pm Service with Agape Supper, Liturgy of the Last Supper, Stripping of the Altar
Friday March 30 Office Closed 12 Noon Traditional Service 7:30 pm Service
Sunday April 1 Easter Sunday – 1 service only at 10:00 AM (correction)
Sunday April 8 Easter 2 The Rev. Elizabeth Golub to preside and preach
No 8 am Service. 10:00 am Holy Eucharist with Flowering of the Cross

In cases of a pastoral emergency, please contact our priest-in-charge, The Rev. Jon M. Richardson cell phone 973-850-9564.


Rev. Jon Richardson’s contact details: *Email: jon@stdavidskinnelon.org *Office 973-838-6927
*Cell phone: 973-850-9564.
Rev. Jon’s day off is Friday.

Schedule change for the Parish Administrator: The parish office will be open Monday through Thursday 9 am – 2 pm. The office will be closed every Friday.

Morning Prayer in the Chapel: Rev. Jon likes to begin his day with Morning Prayer. All are welcome to join him in the chapel at 9 AM on days that he is on campus.– Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday most weeks.

Opportunities to put Faith into Action

    • Local “March for our Lives”: All Saint’s, Hoboken is organizing a march in conjunction with others happening in Washington, DC and around the country on March 24th at 1:00 pm, beginning at the Jubilee Center (601 Jackson Street, Hoboken).  For additional information, contact the Rev. Elaine Thomas at ethomas@allsaintshoboken.com
    • Episcopal resources online for responding to gun violence:
  • Bishops United Against Gun Violence: www.bishopsagainstgunviolence.org
  • Episcopal Peace Fellowship: www.epfnational.org
  • Lutheran/Episcopal Advocacy Ministry of New Jersey: www.leamnj.org

Volunteer Opportunity: The parish picture board outside the parish hall is in need of a loving caretaker.  Please consider stepping up to help share the good news of all that is going on in our parish!  It isn’t a huge time commitment, and you can do it on your own schedule.  But it does make a big impact on all the people we have coming in and out every day! Let Gill know if you’re able to help out (parishadmin@stdavidskinnelon.org, 973 838 6696).

St. David’s will prepare and serve supper at the St. Paul’s Homeless Shelter on April 17. We will need: a main course, vegetable, salad, bread and butter, dessert, 2 drivers/servers. No pasta or pork dishes. Please sign up in the narthex if you can help. Thank you!

The Standing Committee of the Diocese of Newark has released the names of three candidates who have presented themselves for consideration and discernment to be the 11th Bishop of Newark.  To see the full announcement and learn more about the candidates: Click here, or visit the Diocesan website.

Support Kinnelon Fire Department! Spring Pancake Breakfast  at the Kiel Ave Firehouse,  7:00 a.m.- Noon.
On March 25th the members of the Kinnelon volunteer Fire Company will host their Annual Spring Pancake Breakfast. Spring is in the air and so is the aroma of our fresh brewed coffee served with fluffy pancakes, choice of toppings, plump, juicy sausage, crispy bacon, French toast sticks, country applesauce, chilled orange juice and milk (chocolate or plain). Al you can eat! So bring your family and friends from far and near to enjoy a country breakfast or leisurely brunch and come out to support the Kinnelon Firefighters who volunteer to protect your home and property.

That’s Sunday, March 25th, 2018 (Rain or Shine) 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The Company One Firehouse, 103 Kiel Avenue, Kinnelon, New Jersey 07405
Adults and Children age 12 and over: $8
Senior Citizens and /children under age 12: $6 Children under age 2 – Free
Tickets as always are available at the door.


Between 12/31/17 and 2/18, a total of $1075 in vouchers has been donated and this amount has been distributed among local food pantries and food banks.

North Porch gladly accepts other appropriate items for kids under 4 years but listed here are the ones they really need: Enfamil 12.5 oz powered baby formula and soy formula; Diapers, especially Large size diapers – 5, 6 and Pull-Ups of all sizes; Baby Wipes; Jars of Baby Food – all ages, fruit, veggie and 1st foods. Donations for North Porch should be placed in the cradle in the narthex. Thank you!  

Kinnelon Food Pantry –Current list: paper towels, toilet paper, tissues. Thank you all for your faithful support of this Outreach opportunity and to my excellent team who collect and deliver it to Boro Hall.

Note from Nancy Moody, our Liaison with Boro Hall: Although the Outreach Program for clients at St. David’s has changed, the food pantry donations program will continue as usual. This is how it works:  The food pantry liaison calls Kinnelon Borough Hall once a month and finds out what the immediate needs of the pantry are.  We do our best, as a congregation, to fulfill those immediate needs every week.   Please continue to be generous in your item donations.  Thank you!

EASTER DECORATIONS – The envelopes for contributions toward Easter decorations are in the pews. Both memorials and thank offerings are appropriate – just be sure to clearly print the first and last names on the envelopes. Deadline: March 22.

MAUNDY THURSDAY AGAPE SUPPER, Thursday March 29, 6:00 PM. Please sign up in the narthex if you can offer simple foods (no desserts) for our regular Maundy Thursday observance.  John Simonelli has kindly agreed to act as Supper Coordinator. Michael Kidney will bake the Communion bread.

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