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Saint David's Episcopal Church
Diverse People + Inquiring Minds + Open Hearts: Building Bridges of Hope with the Living Christ
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This Week at Saint David's
September 6, 2018
Thought of the Week
“When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.”    
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Important Links
Readings for this Sunday

This Sunday's bulletin

September 2018 Visions newsletter

September 2018 Prayer Lists
This Week at a Glance
Saturday, September 8
5:00 pm

Sunday, September 9

8:00 am
10:00 am
11:15 am

Tuesday , Sept 11
7:00 pm

Wednesday, Sept 12
1:00 pm
2:00 pm
8:00 pm

Thursday, Sept 13
9:30 am
7:30 pm

Thrill of the Grill Beer and Food Pairing Event

Pentecost 16, Reunion Sunday, White Team
Collect your packet - Directory and Important Parish Dates
Holy Eucharist
Holy Eucharist
Coffee Hour in Parish Hall (no Potluck Brunch)

AA - open meeting

Tai Chi Chih
AA - closed meeting

Healing Eucharist in the Chapel
Choir Rehearsal
On the Horizon
Wednesday, September 19
Saturday, September 22
Sunday, September 23
Sunday, October 7
Sunday, October 14
Vestry meeting
Consecration of Bishop, NJ PAC
Stewardship Brunch
Blessing of the Animals
Financial Commitment in-gathering
Opportunities for Fellowship
St. Francis Day and Blessing of the Animals : Sunday, October 7th, this annual favorite returns to the 10:00 service, beginning our Creation Season observance. Bring your pets who travel well and can handle strangers. Otherwise, bring photos, memories, or even stuffed animals! On this day, we bless those special members of our families who bless us all year!

Foyer dinners : sign up as either a Foyer host or guest. 2 sign up sheets are at the back of the church.

Stewardship Brunch: The Stewardship Commission will provide a delicious brunch at 11:15 on Sunday September 23, when this year's Stewardship Campaign is launched. Please sign up in the narthex so we have some idea of numbers.

Silent Auction and Beefsteak Dinner: October 27. Tickets go on sale September 30. Start collecting items, baskets or decorations now. Questions? Volunteers? Contact Mary Harbinsky at maryharbinsky@optonline.net . See also the page in September Visions .
Opportunities for Service and Giving
Community Food Pantry : serving Kinnelon, Butler, and the surrounding area
·        Serve : deliver collected goods to the pantry
·        Give : NEW - requested items 8/29/2018 - Meat, chicken preferred, delivered directly to pantry. Paper towels, toilet paper, condiments, ramen noodles, coffee, diapers, similac, baby food. They don't need peanut butter, pancake mix, or canned goods at the moment.·      Contact Nancy Moody at   nelmoo@optimum.net
At left: A weekly grocery purchase

Food Pantry Appeal: "Food insecure" Father Jon talked in his sermon this past week about "hearers and doers." I'd like to do something about food insecurity in our community. Will you join me? CLICK HERE from Nancy Moody, Food Pantry Liaison  

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 list of requested donations in September Visions

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. Recently we received an additional $16 through last quarter's orders. To select us, visit smile.amazon.com/ch/22-2016285

Grocery Cards/vouchers : purchase grocery cards for your use, and St. David’s receives a donation, or purchase vouchers which are pooled to support food pantries in the communities we serve. During 2018 so far, we have distributed $3000 to five local food pantries. Thank you!

Bishop's Consecration : the Rev. Carlye J. Hughes will be made the XI Bishop of Newark on Saturday, September 22 at 11:00 am at NJPAC. Everyone is welcome, but everyone needs a free ticket! Tickets have been arranged for those who let us know, but you may still be able to get your own ticket. NEW: Ticket registrations are still open until Sept 12. The Diocese has extended the deadline to ensure that everyone who would like to attend has a ticket.  CLICK HERE  to register.
Opportunities for Community Engagement
Celebrate Life 5K Walk : On Saturday, September 29 Nancy Moody will be participating to benefit the Joseph T. Quinlan Bereavement Center which provides grief education and emotional support to all persons who have suffered a loss by death, including pet loss. No one is turned away because of inability to pay. Nancy is a bereavement counselor employed by the agency. To sponsor of Nancy as she walks that day, please speak with her after church. 

K-FEST is coming back : Mark your calendar for September 28 & 29. St. David's will have a presence again. Please contact Irene Williams if you would like to help.

Kinnelon Town-Wide Garage Sale October 6 : St. David's will participate on Saturday with tables for vendors and personal sales - watch this space!

Two American Legion Fundraisers : Rummage Sale Saturday September 8, Masonic Lodge, 28 Main Street, Butler, Also Boniello's Restaurant, Tuesday September 18, mention American Legion Auxiliary Unit 154 when ordering.

If you know of items such as these in your community, let us know to include it here.
Contact the parish office at parishadmin@stdavidskinnelon.org
Parish News
Parish Administrator vacation : Gill Otto will be in England Friday, September 7 through Wednesday, September 12.

Coming Soon : as a part of our ongoing commitment to financial transparency and accountability, we will soon be launching a new procedure for requesting checks from the church. If you occasionally need reimbursement for items purchased for the church, look for information from the parish office in the coming weeks, along with the new form that will be required.
The Rev. Jon Richardson’s contact details:
office: 973-838-6927
cell phone: 973-850-9564