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St. David’s supports marriage equality

Thought of the Week
Be well and do good work! – Garrison Keillor
Readings
Genesis 28:10-19a, Psalm 139: 1-11, 22-23, Romans 8:12-25, Matthew 13:24-30,36-43
THIS WEEK AT-A-GLANCE
Sunday, July 23rd, Seventh Sunday after Pentecost, Red Team
No 8:00 am Holy Eucharist until further notice
9:30 am Holy Eucharist celebrated by The Rev. Robert Kriesat
10:45 am Iced Tea & Lemonade on the patio
Monday, July 24th
Summer hours in parish office, 8:30 am – 1:30 Monday through Thursday
7:15 pm Stewardship Commission
Wednesday July 25th
1:00 pm Meditation
2:00 pm Tai Chi Chih
8:00 pm AA Wednesday Group
Thursday, July 26th
PARISH OFFICE CLOSED – ADMINISTRATOR VACATION
9:30 am Healing Prayers service in the Chapel – no Eucharist, all welcome!
This week: learn about William Reed Huntington: Priest, 1909
Friday, July 27th PARISH OFFICE CLOSED on Fridays UNTIL SEPTEMBER
Sunday, July 30th, Eighth Sunday after Pentecost, Red Team
No 8:00 am Holy Eucharist until further notice
9:30 am Holy Eucharist celebrated by The Rev. Michael Muller
10:45 am Iced Tea & Lemonade on the patio

SAVE THE DATE
Wednesday August 9th, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Parish Barbeque
Tuesday August 15th St. Paul’s Shelter meal
September 9th Food and Beer Pairing

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.

Our Visiting Priest on Sunday July 23rd is the Rev. Robert O. Kriesat.
Rev. Robert Kriesat is a retired Lutheran clergyman, having served four congregations in New Jersey – West New York, Tenafly, Ridgefield Park, and retiring from Chatham in 2005. For over 30 years Bob served as the Ecumenical Officer for the New Jersey Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Bob was born in Jersey City and was raised in Hoboken. He is a graduate of Eastern Bible Institute (now Valley Forge Christian College) and Roberts Wesleyan College. Graduate work was done at Hamma School of Theology of Wittenberg University (Master of Theology) and the Graduate Theological Foundation at Notre Dame (Doctor of Ministry). Bob and his partner Ed make their home in Convent Station.

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. This week the fund was used to help buy an inhaler and a grocery card.
Contributions to the Rector’s Discretionary Fund are always welcome. Contact the Rector or place a check in the offering plate or send to parish office. The check is made out to St. David’s with memo line reading Rector’s Discretionary Fund Contribution.

Between 5/31/2017 and 7/3/2017, $1050 in gift cards given to Outreach clients. YTD donations $6640.
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!
Revised List for the KINNELON FOOD PANTRY (June 23): paper plates, napkins, dryer sheets. Thank you for supporting this ongoing ministry and to my great team of delivery people.

From the Outreach Committee: School Backpacks & School Supplies
Needed for Prison Ministry Children & Outreach Families
The most needed school supply is a backpack. Here is an opportunity to directly make a difference in a child’s life.
Please consider making a donation of either:
*A backpack
*Walmart card for school supplies
*Check payable to Prison Ministry with Backpack & school supplies in the memo line
We will take donations until the first week in August.
Please drop off backpacks in the box at the back of the church labeled School Supplies. Checks and store card donations may be given to members of the Outreach Committee: Doris Snyder, Debbie McCracken, Dale Pappas-Wilhelm or Mesrob Odian, or to the Treasurer, Mary-Esther Arther. Thank you.

Also, a neighbor needs an in-window AC unit. She is a grandmother undergoing cancer treatment with two granddaughters who look to her for support because their mother is a drug addict. This is an opportunity
if there ever was to help your neighbor. We are looking for people to help out in any of the following ways:
1 Does anyone has a secondhand unit to donate ?
IF not
2 Purchase/contribute towards cost of AC unit
3 Deliver unit
4 Possibly install unit
Please let Gill Otto/Doris Snyder know if you can help with any of these tasks.

Remember St. David’s!
As you are going places on vacation, remember his year’s Silent Auction. If you see something special or interesting, consider picking up one to put in a basket. The Silent Auction is October 28th.