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St. David’s supports marriage equality

Thought of the WeekWe are constituted so that simple acts of kindness, such as giving to charity or expressing gratitude, have a positive effect on our long-term moods. The key to the happy life, it seems, is the good life: a life with sustained relationships, challenging work, and connections to community. – Paul Bloom  

Readings Acts 8:26-40, Psalm 22:24-30, 1 John 4:7-21, John 15:1-8


Sunday, April 29th, Easter 5, Green Team Don’t forget to take a plant sale order form – deadline May 1!
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

Tuesday, May 1st – Plant sale orders deadline 10:00 am Outreach Committee meeting 7:00 pm  AA Tuesday group

Wednesday,  May 2nd 1:00 pm Meditation 2:00 pm Tai Chi Chih 8:00 pm  AA Wednesday group

Thursday, May 3rd 9:30 am Healing Eucharist in the Chapel. Today we celebrate the lives and work of the                          apostles, St. Phillip and St. James
7:30 pm      Choir Rehearsal

Sunday, May 6, Easter 6, Gold Team 8:00 am      Holy Eucharist/Healing 9:15  am     Choir Warm up
10:00 am    Holy Eucharist/Healing – ERD President Robert Radtke to preach 11:15 am    Coffee Hour
11:30 am    Adult Forum led by ERD President Robert Radtke

On the Horizon:

  • Tuesday May 1 Deadline for plant sale orders
  • Sunday May 6, ERD President Robert Radtketo preach at 10:00 am and lead adult forum on work of Episcopal Relief and Development
  • Wednesday May 9th 7:00 pm Vestry meeting
  • Friday May 11th 10:30 am Margaret (Peg) Mendell memorial service
  • Saturday May 12th 9 am – Noon Plant sale order collection

Friends of the Library Security shredding event Saturday May 12, 9 am – Noon Behind the Borough Hall, $8.00 per box (no larger than 14” W x 18” L x 10”D.

  • Sunday May 20th Day of Pentecost. Time and Talent program launches
  • Monday May 21st 7:15 pm Stewardship Commission
  • Monday May 28th Memorial Day – office closed
  • Sunday June 3rd 1 service, Farewell Visitation by Bishop Mark Beckwith

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

Rev. Jon Richardson’s contact details:

Revised list of Important Dates for the remainder of the program year. Vestry approved an updated list of important parish dates (the blue page). Please take one from the pile at the back of the church. All sorts of good things coming up!

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 begins each day with Morning Prayer.All are most heartily welcome to join him in the chapel at 9 AM on days that he is on campus. –Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday most weeks.

Opportunities to put Faith into Action

Many ways in which you can support St. Paul’s Homeless Shelter in Paterson.

One new opportunity would be to make a financial contribution (however small) towards the cost of ingredients, which in the case of the entrée can be substantial.  Make out a check to St. David’s Church and enter ‘St. Paul’s food’ in the memo line. This amount will be added to your recorded donations and cooks will be empowered to continue to offer hearty meat dishes to our neighbors at the shelter. Any questions about this outreach mission, please ask our St. Paul’s coordinator, Joan Molee (mrsmolee@gmail.com).

Kinnelon Food Pantry – no more donations or deliveries at the current time. The Kinnelon Food Pantry at Boro Hall is now closed. Part of it is being relocated to the Church of the Nazarene in Butler behind Burger King

HEIFER ORG. FUNDRAISER In honor of your mother and the special women in your life – walk a fun mile AND support Heifer’s work ending hunger and poverty in the world! Walk anywhere you choose – solo or with others – on or before Mother’s Day. Donate and share your walk details at Mile For Mother’s Day. Every donation is appreciated and makes a difference! (see notice board for details)
We greatly appreciate your support of Heifer! Together we can end hunger and poverty and bring joy and hope to families around the world! With Gratitude! Valerie Danzey



Between 3/25 and 4/8 inclusive the amount is $550 ($2200 YTD)  This amount will be 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!  North Porch is expanding their ministry with a new satellite center opening soon in Jersey City, so donations are more important now than ever. With this additional site, your donations will have an even greater impact!

St. David’s Plant Sale: Sale order forms still available in the lobby or in the narthex. Quality plants for your collection the day before Mother’s Day. Mike has identified some different gift options this year, just in time for Mother’s Day gifts. Great plants! Any questions or last minute orders, please contact Mike or Deb Roehrer (mroehrer@optonline.net).

The after school program that is housed at St. David’s on weekdays during the school year will be offering a summer camp this summer on our campus!  If you know of a school-aged child who would benefit from this programming, please see the community notice board to learn more, and to share the information about this new opportunity.  For further information and photos, visit www.childrensafterschoolcenter.com.

Music events coming up soon featuring St. David’s choir members – North Jersey Concert Band will perform their Spring Benefit Concert, May 11, 7:00 pm at Indian Hills High School, Yawpo Ave, Oakland, NJ. $10 admission.

Also New Jersey Conservatory’s Beethoven Festival, Sunday May 20, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Sparta 4 pm. Symphony No. 7, Mass in C, Meeresstille und Gluckliche Fahrt. Tickets $30 – $40 dollars, student discount 30%. Ticket sale and information 973-402-2004.


2 Fundraising events organized by the Friends of Kinnelon Library

Security shredding event Saturday May 12, 9 am – Noon Behind the Borough Hall, $8.00 per box (no larger than 14” W x 18” L x 10”D.

Annual Fundraiser, Annie at the Barn Theater, Montville, Friday May 25th at 7 pm with Tasty Bites buffet followed by performance at 8 pm.Tickets available at the Kinnelon Library, Adults $35, Children $15 (5-13), 50/50 raffle

Yes, Virginia, there will be an August Book Sale at the Kiel Ave Firehouse organized by Friends of Kinnelon Library. So start stockpiling your good quality books and media items now. If you think playing around with books sounds like good fun, volunteers for this event are now being sought. Read the notices on the board, contact the library, or ask Gill Otto to forward you the application form and information.

Our parishioners live in many North Jersey communities, not just Kinnelon. Gill Otto in the parish office will be delighted to promote community events where you live – just send her all the details.

Promotion from Amazon Smile: If you shop at smile.amazon.com, St. David’s Episcopal Church can increase its AmazonSmile donations. Our total Amazon donations as recorded on the fund raising income line in 2017 was $74.  That represents the last quarter of 2016 and the first three for 2017. Go to smile.amazon.com/ch/22-2016285 and Amazon donates to St. David’s Episcopal Church.