Palm Sunday and Food Drive for Cristo Rey March 28 – 11 AM to 1 PM
Services at 8 and 10 with Blessing of the Palms. After the service, those who have chosen to participate via ZOOM or FaceBook, may receive palms at the church porch; no need to get out of your car. Senior Acolytes will be helping with this project and will wear masks and gloves. We hope you will be comfortable with this format. Masks are required for all who come to receive their blessed palms.
We urge all who come for palms, or others who can come during the week, to bring non-perishable food for distribution at Cristo Rey in Trenton. Fresh foods may be brought to the parish hall Thursday or Friday and we will deliver all donations on Holy Saturday leaving Holy Spirit at 9 AM.
Shrove Tuesday – Cooking with Fr. Phil February 16 – 5 PM
Join Fr. Phil from your kitchen to make pancakes for supper. This event is geared to younger parishioners but all are welcome to join. Fr. Phil will make pancakes from scratch and the list of ingredients and equipment will be sent via “The Mustard Seed” –a new newsletter for youth.
Virtual Table Reading of the "Groundhog Day" Screenplay on Groundhog Day, Tuesday, February 2nd @ 7:00 PM
Attendees, as the "Cast," will read the script interactively and discuss how the protagonist, Phil Connors, copes when he finds himself stuck in a time loop in which he repeats the same dreadful day over and over.
Pre-Registration by January 31st is required (email email@example.com) so that Fr Phil & the Groundhog committee can assign parts and provide Zoom details.
Dates: Wednesdays: February 17, March 3, and March 17 Time: 7:30 - 8:45 pm EST (4 - 5:45 pm PST) Cost: Pay-what-you-can Led by: Rabbi Deb Smith, Sister Eleanor Francis, and Dr. Shabiha Sheikh
Description: Join ALEPH for our brand new Yad b' Yad Abrahamic Faiths Dialogue Series, an opportunity for immersive, interfaith learning at the intersection of the Abrahamic traditions. This program is perfect for curious seekers hoping to expand their knowledge of Judaism's sister faiths and build relationships with Christians and Muslims.
Participants will have the opportunity to learn from a dynamic interfaith trio with a deep shared history: Rabbi Debra Smith (Reb Deb), Sister Eleanor Francis, and Dr. Shabiha Sheikh have known each other over many years, building relationships with each other through teaching, studying, sharing meals, praying, and sharing family stories with each other. In this series, they will share the fruits of many years of dialogue and insight. Each dialogue session will be followed by an open Q + A. Register today!
Session One: Compassion in Our Traditions - Compassion is a core teaching in each of our value systems. Explore key texts and stories teaching compassion in each of our faiths.
Session Two: Charity, Tzedakah and Zakat in Our Traditions - Our traditions place strong emphasis on helping those less fortunate. Where do these values come from and what form does this obligation take in helping us create a more just society?
Session Three: Prayer in Our Traditions - Our three faiths place and emphasis on praising and thanking G-d. We'll explore these prayers of thanks and praise as well as a range of different types of prayers from a three faith's perspective.
You may have never been introduced to Jesus Christ. You may have been frustrated in your Christian experience because you know God has a more abundant life for you than you have experienced. Or you may be desiring God’s direction for your life and ministry.
Whatever your present circumstances may be, my earnest prayer is that somehow in this time together you can discover how amazing your life in Christ is meant to be! May you experience God doing in you and through you what only God can do.
Retreat led by Sr. Victoria Michelle All participants are asked please to bring a Bible and pen and paper to the retreat.
Retreat cost - $20.00 – send fee to: CSJB, P.O. Box 240 Mendham, NJ 07945 Payment may be made by check or through PayPal.
To register, contact firstname.lastname@example.org Please place the words “CSJB Valentine Retreat” in the email subject line.
We're Zooming the Annual Meeting! Save the Date: January 24, 2021, 9:00 a.m.
The Annual Meeting for 2021 will be held on the 24th of January via ZOOM at 9 AM. Please mark your calendar now so that you can be present for this meeting. The agenda will include presentation of the budget for 2021 which will have been approved by the Vestry prior to the meeting. Here is the 2020 Annual Report (pdf) so that you can read it before the meeting.
At the last vestry meeting on November 19th, there was a motion made and passed to keep the vestry the same as it stands now. It was felt that recruiting new members during this time of quarantine would be very problematic. Therefore, a vote is needed to extend the term for members whose current term is ending in 2021.
However, anyone who wishes to serve on the vestry should make their availability known to the Senior Warden and Rector as soon as possible.
Reminder: If you "attend" the 8:00 a.m. worship service, you will need to log out of that meeting and do a new login to the Annual Meeting.
Philip Carr-Jones is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Annual Meeting Time: Jan 24, 2021 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Veteran’s Haven North has a new Wish List, copies of which are located in the narthex of the church along with a large red bin for donations. This summer our church is emphasizing their need for all sizes of men’s FLIP FLOPS, LAUNDRY PODS, DRYER SHEETS, and all occasion or blank CARDS. Any suggestions or questions can be addressed to Judy Linger or Nanette Chardoussin at email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
A bin marked VHN is located in the narthex. Thanks for your consistent support of this worthy charity. For questions contact Judy Linger at (772) 321-4885 and email@example.com; or Nanette Chardousin at firstname.lastname@example.org
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