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Saint David's Episcopal Church
Diverse People + Inquiring Minds + Open Hearts: Building Bridges of Hope with the Living Christ
in pastoral emergencies call: (973) 850-9564
This Week at Saint David's
November 8, 2018
Thought of the Week
True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils. Strive to have friends, for life without friends is like life on a desert island... to find one real friend in a lifetime is good fortune; to keep him is a blessing. ” 
Baltasar Gracian
Important Links
Readings for this Sunday

This Sunday's bulletin

November 2018 Visions newsletter

November 2018 Prayer Lists
This Week at a Glance
Saturday, Nov 10
9 am - Noon

Sunday, Nov 11
8:00 am
10:00 am
11:15 am

Monday, Nov 12
7:00 pm

Tuesday , Nov 13
10:00 am
7:00 pm

Wednesday, Nov 14
1:00 pm
2:00 pm
8:00 pm

Thursday, Nov 15
9:30 am
7:30 pm

Fall Clean Up Day

Pentecost 25, Veterans' Day, Green Team
Holy Eucharist - with Birthday and Anniversary Prayers
Holy Eucharist - with Birthday and Anniversary Prayers
Coffee Hour
Joyful Noise

Budget & Finance Committee meeting

Outreach Committee meeting
AA - open meeting

Tai Chi Chih
AA - closed meeting

Healing Eucharist in the Chapel
Choir Rehearsal
On the Horizon
Saturday, November 17
Sunday, November 18
Monday, November 19
Thursday, November 22
Saturday, November 24
Vestry Mutual Ministry Review
Community Thanksgiving Service
Stewardship Commission
Office closed for Thanksgiving
'A Christmas Carol' one-man show
Opportunities for Fellowship
"A Christmas Carol" One-Man show, Saturday November 24th , beginning with an Appetizer Reception at 6 pm, performance at 7 pm. Please sign up in the narthex if you would like to provide appetizers for the reception. Invite your friends and family to this amazing seasonal event! Tickets now available, $25 cash or check, $26 credit card or online .

Fall Clean Up Day November 10. Plenty of tasks for everyone, inside and out! There is a sign up sheet in the narthex, or volunteer your assistance to Mike Roehrer directly.

Community Thanksgiving Service on Sunday, November 18 at 7 pm : this year at St. David's. Please sign up in the narthex if you can offer finger foods or desserts for the reception after the service.
Opportunities for Service and Giving
How to be a holiday helper : see November Visions on the link above. Special Christmas collection boxes will be back in the narthex this Sunday. We are collecting for North Porch and the Prison Ministry again this year. Ingathering: December 2nd. This year a volunteer driver is needed the week of December 3rd to take our usual sleigh load of gifts to Grace Church in Nutley or St James, Upper Montclair. Please let the office know if you can help.

Community Food Pantry : serving Kinnelon, Butler, and the surrounding area
·        Serve : deliver collected goods to the pantry
·        Give : requested items as of 11/5/2018 - Paper Goods: Kleenex, Napkins wax paper, foil, baggies; Home Goods:Hand Soap - liquid, Dish Soaps Cleaning supplies- sponges scrubbies, cleaning liquids; Canned Fruit: Pineapples, oranges pears, peaches; Canned Tomatoes Diced and Whole; Crackers + Cookies: wholesome snacks, variety, any kind; Salad Dressings; Jellies - different flavors. Pastor Chuck writes: 'Again, thank you to everyone at Saint David's for their generosity."  Contact Nancy Moody at   nelmoo@optimum.net

North Porch : a ministry supplying goods and services to mothers and young children
·        Serve : deliver collected goods to North Porch in Dover
·        Give : place items for children under 4 years old in the cradle in the church.
NEW You can now support the vital work of North Porch by donating a 'voucher' which will enable them to buy essential supplies at a very favorable rate.

 St. Paul's Shelter Meal next scheduled for Tuesday December 18. Please sign up in the narthex. New volunteer opportunity: to help load the vehicle at 5 pm at St David's that Tuesday evening. Financial assistance is available to offset the cost of ingredients - contact Mary-Esther Arther or Rev. Jon in confidence.

Amazon Smile : when you shop online, use smile.amazon.com and choose St. David's. It doesn't cost you anything extra, but St. David's gets a donation. Last week we received a donation of $22.87 to purchases made between July and September. To select us, visit smile.amazon.com/ch/22-2016285
Opportunities for Community Involvement
There's lots of programming available at the Kinnelon Library - get to know your community better :
  • Mindfulness: what it is and what it is not. Thursday, 11/29 @ 7 pm
  • Discover your inner writer. Tuesdays at 11 am
  • Learn to do calligraphy for your holday cards. 11/27 @ 6:30 pm

In Butler? That library has things happening, too!
  • Movies you may have missed on the last Tuesday of the month. Next up: Won't You Be My Neighbor on 11/27 @ 2 pm
  • Learn about avoiding financial fraud from a professional. 12/12 @ 6:30 pm
  • Need help learning about computers? Tuesdays @ 11 am

Rev. Jon is participating in a leadership development program and needs your help : as a part of this program, he is required to have parishioners complete a survey about his leadership style. The survey is completely anonymous and will take about 20 minutes to complete. Please consider helping out - more responses received will increase the value of the information. To participate,  CLICK HERE . Thank you for your help!

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Contact the parish office at parishadmin@stdavidskinnelon.org
The Rev. Jon M. Richardson’s contact details:
office: 973-838-6927
cell phone: 973-850-9564