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All Saints' Sunday, Nov. 4
Guest celebrant, the Rev. Barbara Briggs

Join us on Sunday, Nov. 4, All Saints' Sunday, 
to welcome our guest celebrant and preacher the Rev. Barbara Briggs.   
All are welcome!  

Historic Ribbon Cutting for new Parish House!

On Sunday, October 21, the Rev. Beth Rauen Sciaino alongside Nat Conti of NGC Development, and Dan Lincoln, Architect, gathered with parishioners and friends of St. Bernard's Church to participate in the momentous occasion of the ribbon cutting and grand opening of the church's new Parish House!  
6 months since the ground breaking ceremony back in March the St. Bernard's community has watched their beautiful addition built from the foundations up!

The project, which had been researched for a few years as the parish struggled to maintain the old Parish House, finally came to fruition when Pastor Beth was called to the parish and saw the need for the project to become a reality so that St. Bernard's could look to the future!

The Rev. Beth Rauen Sciaino and the parishioners and staff of St. Bernard's would like to thank Nat Conti, Dan Lincoln, and the Conti Group for their care, quality, passion, and generosity in making this happen!
The Heritage at Claremont

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Our new Parish House
Donations welcomed!

We are excited to have moved into our new Parish House and grateful for financial donations which have been made toward our new furniture. It's great to have a fresh start! Examples of furniture bought so far include $265 per chair with wooden arms (16 for both floors), $60 per banquet chair (Sky Room), both figures include shipping. 

Phase 1 furniture has been ordered, with some items already delivered. Phase 2 furniture and items will be ordered soon and will include things like signage, shelving, window blinds, coffee machines, etc. If you would like to join in donating towards furniture and equipment etc. for our wonderful new space, please write "Parish House Fund" in the memo line of your check. Thank you!  

Winter Clothing Drive for  Grace's Kitchen
Donate by Nov. 25!

Please donate your clean, gently used coats, warm fleeces, sweater, jeans, hats, scarves, gloves, mittens, socks and boots. Bring them in plastic bags to the Narthex by Sunday, Nov. 25. Our friends at Grace's Kitchen come in all sizes, shapes, and ages and truly appreciate clothing that will keep them warm this winter.  Pick up a blue sheet of tags to invite friends and neighbors to donate.

Stewardship Season

Stewardship season is here! Please submit your financial pledge for 2019.   Pledge certificates can be found in the Narthex and placed in the offering plate or 
mailed to the parish office.
Thank you!
Thanksgiving Turkeys and Hams!

We will be collecting Thanksgiving turkeys (and hams) to be taken to the Somerset County Food Bank the week before Thanksgiving. Consider donating your free turkey or ham from ShopRite. 

We will need extra freezers for storing the food.  If you can help please contact Mindy Kirby or Alison Davidson. Thank you!
God's Giving Garden 
1565 lbs harvested in total!
Final Update from the Garden!
The season closed quickly with the freezing nights, but not before we... 

Harvested and donated 1565 lbs of fresh produce this season!

A truly wonderful achievement during a growing season filled with challenges, which we would never have accomplished without you!  Many thanks from our garden team at The Ross Farm, and from recipients at the Somerset County Food Bank Network, the Bernardsville Food Pantry at the Church of the Good Shepherd, and the veterans at Community Hope at the VA.

Pastoral Needs
For pastoral needs and emergencies contact  the Rev. Beth Rauen Sciaino, Tel: 973-615-4778 or, email: .
St. Bernard's Episcopal Church, Bernardsville
Somerset Hills Chorus celebrating Leonard  Bernstein
This Sunday, Nov. 4, 
5 pm
Tickets still available at the door!

Come and see the Somerset Hills Chorus in the Music in Somerset Hills concert on Sunday, November 4, at 5 pm at the Pingry School, Basking Ridge. For more information on the concert and for ticket information go to:
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!
Choral Evensong for 
All Saints/All Souls, 
Nov. 4, 4 pm

Choral Evensong for All Saints/All Souls, today, Nov. 4, 4 pm
All are invited to a Choral Evensong for All Saints/All Souls, November 4, at 4 pm at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 50 York St., Lambertville, NJ, where the Rev. Daniel Somers is serving as Deacon-in-charge.  Brahms Requiem with full Orchestra.

Parish Directory
A Parish Directory is now available for all parishioners of St. Bernard's Church.

Copies are available to take in the Narthex of the church.

If you would like a PDF version (to keep handy on your phone) please email our Parish Administrator: or 908-766-0602.

We do our utmost to ensure the accuracy of everyone's information, but occasionally errors are made. If you see incorrect information in the directory please do let our parish administrator know by emailing her.  Thank you.

Event Calendar  @ St. Bernard's!
Check the dates of all the upcoming events below and mark them in your calendar!

November 2018

10 am Holy Eucharist
All Saints Day
24th after Pentecost
Guest preacher - The Rev. Barbara Briggs
Election Day
11 10 am Holy Eucharist
Remembrance Day
25th after Pentecost
Clergy Conference
18 9 am
Joy! Service
For families with young children
18 10  am Holy Eucharist
26th after Pentecost
22 & 23 Thanksgiving 
Office Closed
25 10 am Holy Eucharist
Last Sunday after Pentecost
Christ the King

Upcoming Events
November, date TBA - Dinner out
December 7 - Christmas Dusk in the Parish House
JOY! Services

Families with young children (infants and up) are welcome to join us for our monthly JOY! service, on the 3rd Sunday of the month at  9 am.   

Our next service will be on November, 18, 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!
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.
Offering Card now available 
in the Narthex

If you give electronically (by automatic bill pay) or on a quarterly or annual basis, you are invited to use one of our new cards during the offering to indicate your support for God's mission here at St. Bernard's.

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.

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

 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.