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Join us this Sunday
for Rally Sunday and Celebratory Coffee Hour,
  September 16

Join us for our service on Sunday, September 16 for our Rally Sunday!  Where we welcome everyone back from the summer.  The Wardens and Vestry will host a celebratory Coffee Hour!
This Sunday, September 16, 9 am
JOY! Service resumes

Families with young children (infants and up) are welcome to join us for our monthly JOY! service, on the 3rd Sunday of the month, resuming on September 16 at 
9 am. This 25 minute service welcomes children into our liturgical tradition in informal, participatory, and fun ways. Please contact Pastor Beth with questions or to help. 
And spread the word - all are welcome!
News from God's Giving Garden 
St John on the Mountain is officially "leading" the garden schedule next week. But all three churches are working together to keep up the magnificent production that we are seeing from the garden. We cannot thank enough the few people who have dedicated hours and hours of their summer to this project. Jan Williams and Cathy Ferrara have been incredibly dedicated leaders - but there are many others who have planted, picked, weeded and so on, all summer. Thank you all. 
Our schedule for next week is as follows:
Monday, September 17th: 9.30 - 11.30 a.m.
Wednesday, September 19th: 4.00 - 6.00 p.m.
(and a social hour at a local hostelry for those who would like to join us!)
Friday, September 21st: 9.30 - 11:00 a.m. 
I hope some of you can join us on one or more of these sessions. Or if you have an hour spare anytime, there is always something to do. (Weeding for example.)
See you at the garden!   
Please come help us feed our neighbors!

St. Bernard's Work Weeks
October 1-7

Cathy Ferrara, email: 

Recent harvest from the Garden!

Feeding America
Backpack Program Resumes

It's back to school time so please support the Feeding America BackPack Program. Donations of non-perishable food items are welcome! Lists of items to buy and collection boxes are in the church Narthex. Thank you!

St.  Bernard's Prayer List

We are grateful for the opportunity to pray for family, friends and parishioners on our Parish Prayer List.  If anyone you have added in the past can come off the list, or if you would like to add anyone, please let Alison Davidson know:

We invite you to pray for those people on the list during the week. Thank you.

Missed Pastor Beth's Sermon?
Pastor Beth's weekly sermons are now available to listen to via audio file.  Just go to and click on the Audio Play button at the top of the page, or next to the relevant date. Previous sermons (from Dec. 6, 2016 onwards) are also available via audio file.
Parking availability this Sunday
This Sunday parking will available in the lower parking lot and in the triangle across the street.

Pastoral Needs
For pastoral needs and emergencies contact  the Rev. Beth Rauen Sciaino, Tel: 973-615-4778 or, email: .

Parish Office Hours
Due to the construction work  our Parish Administrator occasionally works from home. Voicemail is checked daily. Please bear with us during the next few weeks while we eagerly await our upcoming move in to our new Parish House. Thank you.
Pastor Beth's Office Hours
Pastor's Beth is in the office each week on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. 
Monday is her day off.  On Fridays she works from home.  

Poets in the Garden

Sunday, September 16, 2 pm

 AA Update:

Alcoholics Anonymous meets  on Tuesday evenings at 8 pm and Saturday evenings at 6 pm in the church, while construction is going on.  

Good News in the Garden State Newsletter

For up to date news from Bishop Stokes and the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey you can subscribe to receive the weekly email Newsletter.  Go to  to subscribe!
Harvest Cookout
at Ross Farm
Sept 29, 5-9 pm

For tickets and  more information on this fun fundraiser for Ross Farm, go to:

We Rose for Climate Action!

Around the world last weekend, thousands of people of diverse faiths, including parishioners from St. Bernard's Church helped lead Rise for Climate, a globally-connected mobilization with more than 850 events in 95 countries. At actions and mobilizations in San Francisco, Jakarta, Lagos, Delhi, Sydney, Bogot√°, Santiago, New York City, and beyond, people of faith brought an uncompromising message of moral urgency: bold action at the governmental, business and household level is the only way to meet the Paris Agreement's goals and avoid devastating harm.
To keep in touch with the
Lutheran Episcopal Advocacy Ministry of New Jersey - Faith in Action, sign up for their email newsletter using this link
Event Calendar  @ St. Bernard's!
Check the dates of all the upcoming events below and mark them in your calendar!

September 2018

9 am
JOY! Service
Fun service for families with young children
16 10 am RALLY SUNDAY!
Holy Eucharist, 
17th after Pentecost
Celebratory Coffee Hour!
19 7 pm Vestry Meeting
23 10 am Holy Eucharist
18th after Pentecost
Coffee Hour
7 pm
Prayer Shawl Group
10 am
Grace's Kitchen
30 10 am Holy Eucharist
19th after Pentecost
Coffee Hour

October 2018 

7 10 am Holy Eucharist
20th after Pentecost, Feast of St. Francis
Coffee Hour

Columbus Day
Parish Office Closed
14 10 am Holy Eucharist
21st after Pentecost
Coffee Hour
17 7 pm Vestry Meeting
21 9 am
JOY! Service
for families with young children
21 10 am Holy Eucharist
22nd after Pentecost
Coffee Hour
25 7:30 pm Prayer Shawl Group
10 am
Grace's Kitchen
28 10 am Holy Eucharist
23rd after Pentecost
Coffee Hour

Upcoming Events
November 4 - All Saints' Day
Our new Parish House!

The time is drawing closer to our fabulous new Parish House to be ready for us to move in!
See below for recent photos.

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The Heritage at Claremont

For photos, a fabulous video on the final renderings and information on The Heritage at Claremont condominiums 
Like their Facebook page.
Click on link below and like the page!
Women's Retreat
September 28-30
October 12-14

To register  click on the link below
St. Bernard's Episcopal Church, Bernardsville