Join us for the Season of
Easter in church or online!
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Holy Eucharist

Sunday May 8, 10 am
The Fourth Sunday of Easter

Episcopal Community Services of New Jersey

For Zoom links and bulletin for the online service click on the relevant buttons.
This Sunday, May 8, we will celebrate Episcopal Community Services of NJ Sunday, giving thanks for this diocesan initiative of which we are proud to be a founding congregation. ECS-NJ proactively addresses human need and works against injustice throughout NJ, and supports congregational efforts to build the Beloved Community for all creation.

An informational insert is available by clicking on the button above and will be included in this week’s bulletin. 
Worship & Baptism next Sunday, May 15, 10 am
Join us for our Sunday worship service on Sun. May 15 which will include the baptism of St. Bernard’s parishioners Russ and Carol Anne Pagana’s granddaughter Hazel Caplinger.
On Sun. May 15 at Coffee Hour
we will celebrate the launch of the
St. Bernard's Food Drive for
Foodbank Network of Somerset County & Feeding America BackPack Program
On Sun. May 15, Jenny Moss will host Coffee Hour after worship to celebrate the re-launch of our Food Bank Drive and BackPack Prorgram! Parishioners are invited to bring food for the drive on that Sunday.
For Feeding America BackPack Program, individual portions:
Snacks: raisins, fruit cups, pudding, granola bars
Mac & cheese, Ramen, Tuna
Oatmeal packets, small cereal boxes
Shelf stable milk, Juice boxes
For more information on both organizations you can click on the button links to go to their websites.

We will continue collecting for the Food Bank Network of Somerset County and the Feeding America Backpack Program. You can drop the following nonperishable goods in the recycling bin to set up in front of church:

For Food Bank Network of Somerset County
Canned pasta sauce, fruit & veg, Shelf stable milk, Juice, Tuna, Canned meat
Cereal (hot/cold), Mac & cheese, Soup
Toiletries & paper goods.

We will continue collecting for the Food Bank Network of Somerset County and the Feeding America Backpack Program. You can drop the following nonperishable goods in the recycling bin to set up in front of church.
Garden Blessing in 2019!
Volunteer sessions are now open on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays from 9 am to 12 pm. Cathy Ferrara our Garden Leader will be away for a while so we’ll need a backup leader and volunteers to go help at the garden. St. Bernard’s first week to lead is on Saturday, May 28th.

For more info contact Cathy Ferrara.
The Garden Blessing is on Sunday May 22nd after church at 12 noon. 
More details to follow. All are welcome.
Ross Farm, 135 N. Maple Ave., Basking Ridge
Bible 101, Session 8 now available online
Session 9, Sun. June 12, 11:30 am via Zoom!

The recorded Bible 101 Session 8: When Morning Gilds the Skies, taking a closer look at praise, is now available online to watch.

Session 9 of Bible 101 will be on Sun., June 12, at 11:30 am on Zoom.

Videos for previous sessions are available to view on our website.
Evening Prayer continues on
Wed. May 11, 5:30 pm on Zoom
Join us for Evening Prayer during the Eastertide Season. Held alternate Wednesdays, at 5:30 pm via Zoom. For the service Zoom link and resources click on the button below. Upcoming services: May 11, 25, June 8, 22.
Please consider helping Ukrainian families! Our immediate support will help Episcopal Relief & Development and other Anglican partners provide humanitarian assistance to people fleeing the violence in Ukraine. Your gift will help provide cash, blankets, hygiene supplies and other needed assistance to families from Ukraine. 
You can watch the Bishop of the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe’s February 25th message regarding the crisis on YouTube:

 Working through the Action by Churches Together Alliance (ACT Alliance), Episcopal Relief & Development will provide cash, blankets, hygiene supplies and other needed assistance. Please pray for all those affected. Donations to Episcopal Relief & Development’s Ukraine Crisis Response Fund will provide humanitarian assistance for the crisis in Ukraine.

Click button below or go to the Episcopal Relief’s website at: to make an online donation. 
Reparations Forums:
Tubman & Tutu:
Video of Part 1
If you missed the Tubman & Tutu videos on Mar 29 & Apr. 5, Part 1, on Harriet Tubman, is now available to view on the Diocese of NJ's YouTube channel, or you can click on the video above to view.

Part 2, on Desmond Tutu, will be posted when available.
Diocese of NJ
Reparations Commission
Learn more about the work of the Diocese of NJ’s Reparations Task Force this past year, through the video and written report to Diocesan Convention. The Task Force became a diocesan commission at Diocesan Convention on March 5. Pastor Beth was a member of the Reparations Task Force and now serves on the Reparations Commission. She is featured in the video and also compiled the written report.
Diocesan Profile 2022

To read the Diocesan Profile 2022 for up to date information on the Diocese of New Jersey and the current Bishop search either click on the image or on the button below.
We are happy to announce the Homework Help and Assistance Prorgam is again up and running! The program will run Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3 pm to 5 pm and will follow the schedule of the SHSD.

If you would like to volunteer please register with the YMCA at  
For more information contact Cindy McWilliams or Sue Smith.
Summer Solstice Music Festival at Ross Farm
June 18, 3 pm to 10 pm
Tickets now on Sale!
Save the date for June 18, 3pm to 10pm to come see our Parish Administrator and members of the St. Bernard's Choir who sing in the Somerset Hills Chorus at The Ross Farm - Basking Ridge for a Summer Solstice Music Festival featuring a variety of musical merriment spanning multiple genres and traditions. 

The mainstage event will be a riveting performance of Carl Orff’s thrilling cantata, "Carmina Burana," in a popular arrangement for two pianos, percussion, three virtuosic vocal soloists, and a large chorus consisting of the Somerset Hills Chorus and Downtown Voices from New York. 
Parishioners are encouraged to take Anti-Racism training offered by the Diocese of NJ. Cost $100. Training takes place on 5 Friday evenings over Zoom with reading and video homework in between meetings and a follow up session 1 month later. For info:
Summer Session Jul 29, Aug 5, 12, 19, 26 and Sep 23

Financial Donations to our Community Fund are always welcome
as we continue to help our neighbors in need in times of hardship!

Donations can be made by check, made payable to 
The Community Fund (also a 501(c)3), and either mail it or drop it at St. Bernard's Church Parish House. 
Baptism available

Please contact Pastor Beth, if you are interested in baptism for yourself or your child this fall. Bishop Stokes is allowing small baptism services with social distancing, masks, and parish representatives.
Missed Pastor Beth's Sermon?
Pastor Beth's sermons are available to listen to via audio file on our website.  Just go to and click on the Audio Play button at the top of the page, or next to the relevant date. Previous sermons are also available.
AA Update:
Alcoholics Anonymous is currently meeting back in-person in the Parish House. Tuesday evenings at 8 pm, and Saturday evenings at 6 pm.
Clinical services provided by WELLCARE
Make your appointment at:
The Bernardsville Resource Center

Centro de Ayuda Comunitaria de Bernardsville

Weds. 4-8 pm;
Thurs. 3-7 pm
Covid 19 Vaccine and Testing Clinic,
Tues & Thurs, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Morristown
To register for testing go to to schedule an appointment.
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