Parish Email for Friday, 31 May 2024


LAST WEEK TO DONATE!  Join the ECW for our church-wide spring book drive to benefit BookSmiles, a local non-profit that provides books to under-resourced school districts throughout New Jersey and Philadelphia. We will be collecting new and gently used children’s books from April 14 through June 2. Whether fiction or nonfiction, we are looking to collect books from ages infant to high school. If you would like to donate books starting on April 14, please put them in the collection bin in the Parish Hall. If you would like to make a monetary donation for the book drive, please see either Rachael O. or Linda K. or leave a donation in a labelled envelope in the collection plate. To learn more about the type and quality of materials BookSmiles accept, please watch the following video. If you have any questions about the book drive, please see Rachael O.

What happens when you’ve raised your children in church and encouraged their faith while they were at home…but they’re not attending church once they’re on their own?  How can we strengthen the Body of Christ with our own practices and invite those we love to be a part of it?

Beginning in June, the Diocese of New Jersey is hosting an evening online discussion group for support, fellowship, and conversation with each other, local clergy and family counseling professionals. The first meeting is on Thursday, 6 June, at 10:00am. This meeting will give us the chance to begin getting to know each other and to hear our stories and will be our time to set up more meetings going forward. In the weeks to come, we’ll continue to spend time with each other and with clergy and mental health professionals who will help us navigate healthy discussions and engage in best spiritual practices.  To sign up or for more information, please contact the Reverend Canon Susanna Cates.

Come to church this weekend for birthday and anniversary blessings!

June Birthdays

1 Sandy O
3 Chris H
5 Jim G
7 Helen E
7 Myles H
7 Fiona L
7 Jonnell H
7 Kathleen G
8 Marie L
9 Matt W
19 Evelyn R
27 Mark H
28 Nancy F
29 Eli F
30 Rich V

June Anniversaries

3 Larry S
6 Bryan & Sarah A-W
10 Joe & Andrea R
27 John & Mary Esther F

Lectionary readings for this week:  1 Samuel 3:1-10,(11-20), 2 Corinthians 4:5-12, Mark 2:23-3:6, Psalm 139:1-5,12-17

Lectionary readings for next week: 1 Samuel 8:4-20, 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1, Mark 3:20-35, Psalm 138

Please continue in your daily prayers for:  Bob, Lou, Sandy, Sarah, Deborah, Jared, Michael, John, Harry, Marty, Dusty

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Need a ride to church?  The Van Ministry is offering rides to and from the 8AM and 10:30AM services on the 3rd Sunday of each month!  Upcoming rides are available on:  16 June, 21 July, 18 August.


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