Diverse People + Inquiring Minds + Open Hearts
“Building Bridges of Hope with the Living Christ”
St. David’s supports marriage equality
Thought of the Week“It is easy to love the people far away. It is not always easy to love those close to us. It is easier to give a cup of rice to relieve hunger than to relieve the loneliness and pain of someone unloved in our own home. Bring love into your home for this is where our love for each other must start.” – Mother Teresa
Readings Deuteronomy 8:7-18, Psalm 65, 2 Corinthians 9:6-15, Luke 17:11-19
THIS WEEK AT-A-GLANCESaturday, November 18th 9:00 am – Noon Vestry Mutual Ministry Review
Sunday, November 19th, 24th Sunday after Pentecost, White Team No 8:00 am Holy Eucharist until further notice
8:45 am Choir Warm Up 9:30 am Holy Eucharist The Rev. Elizabeth Golub to preside and preach
10:45 am Coffee Hour in the Parish Hall 11:00 am Dream Group
4:00 pm Community Thanksgiving Service at the Community Church of Smoke Rise, 38 North Road.Join our Kinnelon neighbors in giving thanks at this annual community service.
Wednesday, November 22nd 1:00 pm Meditation 2:00 pm Tai Chi Chih 8:00 pm AA Wednesday Group
Thursday, November 23rd Office closed for Thanksgiving
Friday, November 24th Office Closed
Sunday, November 26th, Last Sunday in Pentecost, Christ the King, Green Team No 8:00 am Holy Eucharist until further notice
8:45 am Choir Warm Up
9:30 am Holy Eucharist The Rev. Elizabeth Golub to preside and preach
10:45 am Coffee Hour in the Parish Hall 11:00 am Merry Heart, Boonton
On the Horizon Sunday December 3rd Prison Ministry gifts Ingathering
Monday December 4th 7 pm Book Group
Wednesday December 6th 7 pm Budget and Finance Committee meeting
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.
The Rev. Elizabeth Golub will preside and preach November 19 & 26.The Rev. Elizabeth Golub was ordained in 2003 and has served in a variety parishes in this diocese. In addition she is a full-time school nurse working in a private school for children with special needs. Rev. Liz lives in Wayne and is married to David. They have 3 adult children and 3 beautiful grandchildren.
OUTREACH MINISTRIES OF ST. DAVID’S and GROCERY CARDSOver 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 10/3/2017 and 11/6/2017, $750 in gift cards given to Outreach clients YTD donations $10,090.Thank you so much for making Thanksgiving special for our Outreach families. You raised $375 in extra grocery cards and a further $350 was donated towards this initiative by two non-parishioners. The cards have been distributed and your amazing generosity is being greatly appreciated.
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! DETAILS OF THE NORTH PORCH CHRISTMAS ‘WISH LIST’ will follow in a separate email.
New! November List for the KINNELON FOOD PANTRY: Cleaning supplies. Thank you for supporting this ongoing ministry and to my great team of delivery people.
St. David’s Church will prepare and serve supper to the homeless at St. Paul’s Shelter on Tuesday December 19th. Please sign up in the narthex if you can offer a main course, salad, vegetable, bread and butter, dessert or to drive/serve.
Promotion from Amazon Smile: “The holidays are approaching and you will be busy shopping for gifts, decorations, and more. If you shop at smile.amazon.com, St. David’s Episcopal Church can increase its AmazonSmile donations. Shop for everyone on your gift list this holiday at smile.amazon.com/ch/22-2016285 and Amazon donates to St. David’s Episcopal Church.”
FROM THE HEIFER PROJECT At Heifer, we’re grateful for your support to end hunger and poverty. Here is an example of what your giving has done:Dyna Chisela Sandwe and her husband, Albert, live in Mpuya, Zambia with their six children. They are goat farmers and participants of the Luapula Livestock Development Project. Dyna and other women in the Kosafye Women’s Club each received 5 goats through a Passing on the Gift Ceremony. Dyna credits Heifer not only for the life transforming animals, but also for the entrepreneurship training she received that has diversified her income stream. She now has enterprises in livestock production, fish and fritters. Her next exciting project? Getting to return the favor and pass on the gift to a neighboring family!YOUR support has allowed women like Dyna to live a life free of hunger and poverty. We appreciate your help in making that happen. To learn more about Dyna’s story, click here and feel free to share with others in your community!You can also learn more about our work in Zambia here.Yours for a better world, Valerie
From the Bishop: November is Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month in New Jersey. During the month of November, we invite you to recognize, support and give comfort to all those affected by what can be a painfully isolating disease. • Take advantage of a Tool Kit that is designed to facilitate conversation about Alzheimer’s disease and encourage participation in Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. You can find it here: http://www.alznj.org/Dear God, we ask that you bring strength, courage and comfort to those who suffer from Alzheimer’s, and for their family, friends and caregivers. Amen.I ask that you join me in praying for those affected by this devastating disease and encourage you to consider participating in this meaningful program.