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St. David’s supports marriage equality

Thought of the Week
“Everyone may not be good, but there’s always something good in everyone. Never judge anyone shortly because every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.”― Oscar Wilde

Readings
Exodus 16:2-15, Psalm 105:1-6, 37-45, Philippians 1:21-30, Matthew 20:1-16

THIS WEEK AT-A-GLANCE
Sunday, September 24th, 16th Sunday after Pentecost, White Team
No 8:00 am Holy Eucharist until further notice
Launch of Financial Stewardship Campaign
8:45 am Choir Warm up
9:30 am Holy Eucharist: The Rev. Michael Muller to preside and preach
10:45 am Stewardship Brunch in the Parish Hall
11:00 pm Merry Heart, Boonton
Monday, September 25th
Parish office closed – vacation
Hours in parish office, 8:30 am – 1:30 Tuesday through Thursday
Wednesday September 27th
1:00 pm Meditation
2:00 pm Tai Chi Chih
8:00 pm AA Wednesday Group
Thursday, September 28th
9:30 am Healing Prayers service in the Chapel – no Eucharist, all welcome!
Today we celebrate the lives and work of Richard Rolle, Walter Hilton, and Margery Kempe: Mystics, 1349, 1396, c. 1440
7:30 pm Choir Rehearsal
Friday, September 29th PARISH OFFICE CLOSED on Fridays through 9/29
Sunday, October 1st, 17th Sunday after Pentecost, Start of Creation Season,
Blessing of the Animals, Green Team
No 8:00 am Holy Eucharist until further notice
No choir this Sunday
9:30 am Holy Eucharist with Blessing of the Animals:
The Rev. Michael Muller to preside and preach
10:45 am Coffee Hour in the Parish Hall

On the Horizon
Saturday October 14th K-Fest (Rain date 10/15)
Tuesday October 17: St. Paul’s Shelter meal

SAVE THE DATE
Saturday October 28th Silent Auction & Beefsteak Dinner – tickets on sale 10/1
Saturday November 4th Lifeline Screening returns to the Parish Hall
– contact Nancy Moody if you would like a voucher towards the cost

In cases of a pastoral emergency during this time of transition for St. David’s, please contact our Wardens John Simonelli (cell phone 973-650-2115) or Jennifer Trevisan (home phone, 862-248-0754) or Gill Otto in the Parish Office, mornings Mondays through Thursdays.

Donate to Episcopal Relief & Development’s Hurricane Harvey Fund http://www.episcopalrelief.org/ to provide emergency assistance to people recovering from the impact of flooding after this major storm. Your generous support will supply critical necessities for communities immediately and for the long-term as they recover and rebuild. Both the Diocese and FEMA advise NOT to have a clothing or food drive! The best way to help is donate to a known charity, like the American Red Cross (or ERD). NJ is sending official teams of trained rescue workers.

Outreach – St. Paul’s Men’s Shelter dinner is Tuesday October 17.
Sign up for meal items and server is on the board in the back of the church. If you are unable to be in church for the next several Sundays please call Gill at the church or Joan Molee at 973-650-4218 or email her at mrsmolee@gmail.com to sign up.

It’s that time of the year again! Silent Auction and Beefsteak Dinner, Saturday October 28th. A sign up is in the narthex – there are many ways in which you can help make this major fundraising event a success. Plan your basket; take a flyer to encourage your friends to come and enjoy a delicious beefsteak dinner. Tickets on sale October 1st.

OUTREACH MINISTRIES OF ST. DAVID’S and GROCERY CARDS
Over the years this program has grown to include 14 individuals and families. As important as food is, many of these clients use the cards for much-needed prescriptions they could not afford to purchase elsewhere. WE NEED $300 OF CARDS EVERY WEEK THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. Please help our neighbors, who are in real need. Purchasing of grocery cards benefits St. David’s financially. Payment for cards may be made by check or credit/debit card.
Between 8/1/2017 and 9/5/2017, $1000 in gift cards given to Outreach clients YTD donations $8590.

New ‘shopping list’ for North Porch (4-26-17): 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!

September List for the KINNELON FOOD PANTRY: grape jelly, pork & beans, regular tea bags, toilet paper, regular coffee.
Thank you for supporting this ongoing ministry and to my great team of delivery people.

Remember St. David’s! If you see something special or interesting, consider picking up one to put in a basket. The Silent Auction is October 28th. Questions? Ask Mary Harbinsky, who organizes this event.

Friends of Kinnelon Library Security Shredding Event – Saturday October 7, 9 AM-Noon Behind Borough Hall. $8 per box (14” x 18” x 10”) Drive in, unload your private and confidential papers and drive out with peace of mind.

Please consider supporting the Prison Ministry at their October fundraiser

Prison Ministry, Diocese of Newark
Beefsteak Dinner and basket auction
Your support makes a positive difference in a child’s life.
Guest Speaker: Ms Viergina Dudley
Director of Social Services for Essex County Correctional Facility
October 20, 2017
St. Paul’s Church, 200 Main Street Chatham, 6:00 pm

Ticket $35 – reservation deadline 10/17
Call 973-235-1077
All you can eat – BYOB

Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings will be in our community on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at Saint David’s Episcopal Church. Ultrasound screenings to Identify risk factors for Cardiovascular disease include; Carotid Artery (plaque buildup-a leading cause of stroke), Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (an enlargement or weak area in the main blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body), Peripheral Arterial Disease (hardening of the arteries in the legs), a Heart Rhythm Screening (an EKG to detect Atrial Fibrillation-irregular heartbeat) and an Osteoporosis Risk Assessment for men and women. Being proactive about your health by knowing your risks helps you and your doctor address problems early. Register online TODAY at www.lifelinescreening.com/communitycircle and receive your “Community Circle” discount and your Preferred Appointment! Please contact Nancy Moody if you would like a voucher towards the cost of this screening. FLYERS NOW AVAILABLE IN CHURCH AND ON THE LOBBY TABLE.