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St. Bernard's Choir returns this 
Sunday, September 9

Join us at our service this Sunday, September 9 to welcome back our wonderful St. Bernard's Choir!
Rally Sunday,  September 16

Join us for our service on Sunday, September 16 for our Rally Sunday!  Where we welcome everyone back from the summer.  A celebratory Coffee Hour will be held - hopefully in our new Parish House!!
News from God's Giving Garden 
Well over 1250 lbs of fresh food harvested!
This is a busy final weekend to rest up before normal activities get back into full swing, but if you find yourself in need of a few quiet hours enjoying a bit of sunshine and gardening, please join us during these work sessions:
    Friday, 9/7, 9-10:30 am
We have harvested over 1250 lbs already, which we have donated weekly to the Food Bank of Somerset County, the Bernardsville Food Pantry at the Church of the Good Shepherd, and the veterans at Community Hope at the VA.  
Please come help us feed our neighbors!

St. Bernard's Work Weeks
September 10-16; October 1-7

Cathy Ferrara, email: 

Recent harvest from the Garden!

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 as well. Thank you.


Many congratulations to St. Bernard's parishioners Paul Edwards and Michele Esposito who were married at St. Bernard's Church on Saturday, August 25.

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!
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: .

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 while we 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.  
Jim Hicks performs at benefit Concert for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Sept. 8, 5 pm

Acclaimed NJ organist Jim Hicks will be performing at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 119 Main St., Millburn, NJ at 5 pm. $20 suggested donation per person. ALL proceeds to the concert will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. For more info go to

 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

9 10 am
We welcome back the 
St. Bernard's Choir
9 10 am Holy Eucharist
16th after Pentecost
Refreshments in the Narthex
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

Upcoming Events
October 7 - Feast of St. Francis
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!
Check back soon for more information.

This recent photo shows our beautiful parish house alongside the church, and to the right the new retaining wall for the lower parking lot.  Inside, the walls are up, the new kitchen installed and the contractors are working expediently but diligently to finish soon.  Exiting!


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!
Climate March, September 8, Morristown,  11 am - 2 pm

On September 8 there is a Climate March, co-hosted by GreenFaith, in Morristown starting at Town Hall.  Here is a link to more information,

Women's Retreat
September 28-30
October 12-14

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