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Our new Parish House!

The time is drawing closer for our fabulous new Parish House to be ready for us to move in!


Parish Hall
 











The Sky Room & The Parish Office















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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 
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October 7, 10 am
Feast of St. Francis &
Blessing of the Animals

Join us for our service on Sunday, October 7 at 10 am to celebrate the Feast of St. Francis which will include a blessing of the animals. Most likely the blessing portion will be inside the church due to construction. Bring your pets (real and stuffed) for a blessing before the service.  All are welcome!



October 7, 10 am
Feast of St. Francis &
Blessing of the Animals

Join us for our service on Sunday, October 7 at 10 am to celebrate the Feast of St. Francis which will include a blessing of the animals. Most likely the blessing portion will be inside the church due to construction. Bring your pets (real and stuffed) for a blessing before the service.  All are welcome!

God's Giving Garden 
 
Time to put our umbrellas away for a few days and head back to the garden!  We are topping the 1400 lb mark and need help to get to our "one ton" goal!
 
Scheduled work sessions for the week are as follows:
             
       Sat, 9/22, 9-10:30
               Mon, 9/24, 9-10:30 
               Wed, 9/26, 9-10:30
               Fri, 9/28, 8:30-10
 
We 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 Final Work Week
October 1-7

Cathy Ferrara, email: Cathyhf2@gmail.com 



Join us for our 
October Book Group
Tuesdays, 6-7 pm
First meeting - October 2

Join us in October to read Lauren Winner's book, Wearing God: Clothing, Laughter, Fire, and Other Overlooked Ways of Meeting God. You can purchase the book online in paperback or electronic format. We'll meet from 6-7 pm on Tuesdays in October. 

Let Pastor Beth know of your interest, priest@stbernardsnj.org or 973-615-4778. Please read the introductory chapter and note before our first meeting on Oct. 2. All are welcome, invite a friend or neighbor!



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!
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.   

The next service will be on October 21.  

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!
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:   priest@stbernardsnj.org .

Parish Office Hours
Due to the construction work  our Parish Administrator occasionally works from home. Voicemail is checked daily. We are nearing completion and hope to be moving in to our new offices soon! 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.  

 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.  

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

September 2018

23 10 am Holy Eucharist
18th after Pentecost
Coffee Hour
27
7 pm
Prayer Shawl Group
29
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
8

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
26 6 pm FUN RAISING: Dusk in the Parish House
27
10 am
Grace's Kitchen
28 10 am Holy Eucharist
23rd after Pentecost
Coffee Hour

Upcoming Events
November 4 - All Saints' Day
November, date TBA - Dinner out
December 7 - Christmas Dusk in the Parish House
Missed Pastor Beth's Sermon?
Pastor Beth's weekly sermons are now available to listen to via audio file.  Just go to www.stbernardsnj.org/sermons 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.
Women's Retreat
September 28-30
or 
October 12-14

To register  click on the link below


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.

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 www.dioceseofnj.org/newsletter/  to subscribe!
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
St. Bernard's Episcopal Church, Bernardsville
Harvest Cookout
at Ross Farm
Sept 29, 5-9 pm

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

www.RossFarm.org/event/harvest-cookout/