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 Join us  at Monmouth Park Races!
Sunday, August 26

Join us at Monmouth Park for an afternoon at the races.  
We will leave after church for the afternoon at Monmouth.  There is food and drink available at the course.  We can carpool from church if folks are interested.  We will be meeting parishioners from St. Andrews in Lambertville and St. James in Eatontown who will be joining us at Monmouth.  We have use of a private box this time, which will be fun.  People should plan on getting home early evening.  Rain will cancel.

All are welcome!
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 
1100 lbs of fresh food harvested!
Upcoming work sessions at the Garden: 
1. Monday, August 27th. 9.30 - 11.30 a.m.
2. Wednesday, August 29th. 4.- 6 p.m.
3. Friday,  August 31st. 9.30 - 11.30 a.m.
With all the rain we have had the weeds are thriving. We need to remove them so that our late summer crops can thrive.  All three churches are working together to get the work done which makes the work sessions interesting and fun. Meet old friends and new people while you help to feed the hungry!

St. Bernard's Work Weeks
August 18-26;  September 10-16; October 1-7

Cathy Ferrara, email: 

Recent harvest from the Garden!

St. Bernard's Choir returns 
September 9

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

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.

Pastor Beth Vacation and Pastoral Needs
Pastor Beth rwill be away on retreat at Cross Roads from August 20-24.
For pastoral needs and emergencies contact  the Rev. Shawn Carty of the Community of St. John Baptist, Mendham, Tel: 208-471-0244 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
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!

August 2018

26 10 am Holy Eucharist
14th after Pentecost
Refreshments in the Narthex
26 After service InReach outing at Monmouth Races

September 2018

2 10 am Holy Eucharist
15th after Pentecost
Refreshments in the Narthex
Labor Day
Parish Office Closed
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
30 10 am Holy Eucharist
19th after Pentecost
Coffee Hour

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

To register  click on the link below
Good News in the Garden State Newsletter

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