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God's Giving Garden 
Photos from the Garden!
Our Giving Gardens are coming along wonderfully and we are already ahead of last year on our harvest!
Please note Cathy was away for our volunteer week this week (Jul 7-13) so St. Marks' lead person, Jan Williams, has covered for her. St. Bernard's will cover their week later in July. Info to follow.

July 30-August 5; August 20-26; 
September 10-16; October 1-7

Cathy Ferrara, email: 

Photos taken recently at the garden by St. Bernard's parishioner and garden volunteer, Cindy McWilliams,  showing lettuces, beans, flowers, and the entrance to the garden.

Please note 
venue change!
Join us for  Dinner at 
Bistro 73
 Tues. July 17,  6:30 pm

Join us for dinner, fun, and fellowship at Bistro 73, 73 Mine Brook Rd., Bernardsville on the evening of Tuesday, July 17 at 6:30 pm. Dinner is Dutch-treat. 

RSVP to Mary Jane Canose at by July 10 so that we can secure a reservation.
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.

Pastor Beth Vacation and Pastoral Needs
Pastor Beth returns from vacation on July 18. She will then be away from July 30-August 3, and on retreat at Cross Roads from August 20-24.
Pastoral coverage until July 18 will be provided by the Rev. Vicki McGrath of All Saints Church, Millington.  Tel:  973-886-4119.

Summer Parish Office Hours
Due to the construction work and the quieter summer months our Parish Administrator is mainly working from home. She will be present in the office occasionally. Voicemail is being checked regularly. Please bear with us during the next couple of months until we are able to 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.  
Good News in the Garden State Newsletter

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St. Bernard's Episcopal Church, Bernardsville

 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!

July 2018

Jun 27 to Jul 18
Pastor Beth away
15 10 am Holy Eucharist
8th afer Pentecost
Guest preacher the Rev. Keith A. Gentry
Refreshments in the Narthex
17 6:30 pm
Dinner at Bistro 73
Pastor Beth returns from vacation
22 10 am Holy Eucharist
9th after Pentecost
Refreshments in the Narthex
7 pm
Vestry Meeting
29 10 am Holy Eucharist
9th after Pentecost
Refreshments in the Narthex
31 - Aug 3
Pastor Beth away

August 2018


Pastor Beth away
5 10 am Holy Eucharist
10th after Pentecost
Refreshments in the Narthex
12 10 am Holy Eucharist
11th after Pentecost
Refreshments in the Narthex
19 10 am Holy Eucharist
12th after Pentecost
Refreshments in the Narthex

Pastor Beth on retreat at Cross Roads Camp & Retreat Center
26 10 am Holy Eucharist
9th after Pentecost
Refreshments in the Narthex
InReach outing at Monmouth Races

Upcoming Event

August 26 - Day at Monmouth Races!

Our new Parish House
& The Heritage at Claremont  !

For photos, a fabulous video on the final renderings and information on the parish house and The Heritage at Claremont condominiums 
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See photos below on the most recent progress of our new Parish House.  

2nd Floor entrance, stone work commences

Stone work on the front and entrance  of the 
Parish House