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St. David’s supports marriage equality

Thought of the Week Thought of the Week: Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’ – Martin Luther King, Jr.
Readings Jonah 3:1-5, 10, Psalm 62:6-14, 1 Corinthians 7:29-31, Mark 1:14-20
Sunday, January 21st Third Sunday after Epiphany, UTO Ingathering, Red Team The Rev. Deacon Deborah Drake to preside and preach LAST CHANCE TO BRING IN NORTH PORCH DONATIONS FOR THE NEW YEAR APPEAL
8:45 am Choir Warm up 9:30 am Holy Eucharist/Deacon’s Mass 10:45 am Coffee Hour 11:00 am Joyful Noise1 1:15 am Merry Heart
Wednesday,  January 24th 1:00 pm Meditation 2:00 pm Tai Chi Chih 8:00 pm AA Wednesday Group
Thursday, January 25th 9:30 am Healing Prayers service in the chapel – all welcome! This week we celebrate the Conversion of Saint Paul the Apostle.
Friday, January 26th – Saturday, January 27th Diocesan Convention
Sunday, January 28th Fourth Sunday after Epiphany, White Team The Rev. Deacon Deborah Drake to preside and preach
8:45 am Choir Warm up 9:30 am Holy Eucharist/Deacon’s Mass 10:45 am Coffee Hour 11:00 am Joyful Noise

On the Horizon
Saturday February 10 6 pm Mardi Gras party and Food and Wine pairing event – tickets now on sale!
Shrove Tuesday February 13th Ash Wednesday February 14th
Saturday February 17th Vestry Retreat
Tuesday February 20th St. Paul’s Shelter Meal
Friday March 16th Fish and Chip Supper

In cases of a pastoral emergency, please contact our Wardens John Simonelli (cell phone 973-650-2115) or Jennifer Trevisan (she can be reached on her cell phone, 973-444-1769). You may also contact the office, which is open again 9 am – 1 pm.

The Rev. Deacon Deborah Drake will preside and preach January 21st and 28th.The Rev. Deacon Deborah Rucki Drake resides in Wayne with her husband Ted, their dog Venus and cat Jaguar.  They also enjoy their log cabin in West Milford.  Deacon Deborah has served on Diocesan Council and is currently on The Resolutions Committee, Marge Christie Congregational Development, and is a member of The Joshua Team of the Diocese for Joining God in Shaping Our Future.

OUTREACH MINISTRIES OF ST. DAVID’S and GROCERY CARDS Between 11/28/2017 and 12/31/2017, $350 in gift cards given to Outreach clients. 2017 donations: $11,190. On behalf of our Outreach clients, thank you so much for your generosity all year round.
NEW WAY OF SUPPORTING OUR NEIGHBORS: We have contacted food pantries in Kinnelon, Bloomingdale, Butler and West Milford – the communities where our recipients live – and will be making monthly contributions to these pantries instead of to individuals. This change will spare us the job of vetting our recipients, who have been notified of this change.  If they request them we will be happy to provide them with letters showing how long St. David’s had been supporting them with monthly cards.  The way this new program will work is simple, as the only change for parishioners is that we will be selling $25 vouchers instead of outreach grocery cards after each service. You will still be credited for making the donation, and the vouchers will still be put in outreach basket.  At the end of each month the total outreach amount will be distributed equally among the four food pantries. One of the advantages of this approach is that for every dollar a food pantry receives it can purchase up to ten dollars worth of food from the local food bank. This program will not affect grocery cards for your personal use, which we will continue to sell. If you have any questions about this change please feel free to speak with me or with Dale Pappas Wilhelm. Blessings, John Simonelli, Senior Warden

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!
LAUNCH OF NORTH PORCH NEW YEAR APPEAL From The Rev. Margaret Otterburn, North Porch Vice President.“Dear Newark friends, We hope you have a wonderful Christmas and enjoy the gift of our Lord, God’s gift to us, freely given. We also hope that you will consider helping North Porch in this special season. Please consider donating to these needy Mothers as you celebrate your Christmas gifts. Items most needed are: Enfamil formula; Size 4, 5, 6 diapersWe cannot help all the needy families who come to us without your support.  But with support we continue to serve.  This year we again served 3000 babies and children under 4 years of age. Thank you for all your support, in the past, in your hearts now and in the future.”
Would you like to support North Porch in its New Year Appeal?One of St. David’s Convention deputies has already agreed to bring donations to Convention at the end of January where there will be a North Porch donation box.

Kinnelon Food Pantry – January Shopping List: Laundry detergent, dish soap.
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!

St. David’s will cook and serve at the St. Paul’s Homeless Shelter on Tuesday February 20. A sign up sheet is in the narthex. Please sign up to drive, serve, or to offer a main course, vegetable, salad, bread and butter or dessert. All food must be in St. David’s kitchen by 5 pm. If you want to use the range in the kitchen, please let me know by Friday February 16 so I can ask Guy to light it for you. His day off is Monday, so he needs to know before Monday. Thank you!

TICKETS FOR MARDI GRAS PARTY AND WINE AND FOOD PAIRING now available after the Sunday service.  Also through the office  9:00 am – 1 pm.

Promotion from Amazon Smile: If you shop at smile.amazon.com, St. David’s Episcopal Church can increase its AmazonSmile donations. Shop for everyone on your gift list at smile.amazon.com/ch/22-2016285 and Amazon donates to St. David’s Episcopal Church.
We recently received a $18.32 donation from the AmazonSmile Foundation as a result of AmazonSmile program activity between July 1 and September 30, 2017.