Tuesdays, February 7 - March 7th, 4 - 5 pm (Note the change of dates!)
All children ages 7-8 are invited to join Fr. Philip and Deacon Dot for a fun 5 week class to learn about Holy Eucharist. Older children who have not completed this series are welcome to join in. In the Episcopal Church, we do not celebrate "first communions," but have found it helpful to have a short series for our young ones to learn specifically about why we celebrate the Lord's Supper, the meaning of the elements, and how Episcopalians practice the rite. The children get to spend quality time with Fr. Phil and Deacon Dot. The Communion Class will run on Tuesdays from February 7 through March 7th from 4 to 5 pm in the St. Julian room. A celebration of the completion of the class will be held on a Sunday at the 10 am service. Please email Wendy Hallstrom at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions, and your child's name and age so we may prepare enough materials.
Wendy Hallstrom (she/her/hers)
Dear friends, I hope you're enjoying "The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell," as much as I am. What a wonderful story! I recently learned that the author based the story on a media story about a boy born with ocular albinism who was refused entrance into a private school in Australia.. He also discusses that his youngest brother was born with Down Syndrome, in an age where his parents were counseled to place the baby in an institution. His mother would hear nothing of it and, much like Sam Hill's mother in the book, proceeded to advocate for her young child, pushing him to succeed as much as possible.
I'm sure Father Phil will have some enlightening thoughts on the discrimination Sam Hell faced from the nun and head principal at the Catholic school he eventually attended!!!!
Our next meeting will be held on Sunday, February 12, following the 10am service. Bagels, cream cheese, and cookies will be served from 11:30 - 1:30!!!!
Warm regards, Suzanne
All are welcome to join Fr. Philip on Tuesday evenings at 7 pm during Advent and Epiphany for a 9 week book study. This season, we will be reading The Road of Life, Reflections on Searching and Longing by David Adam. The book is available both in paperback and as an ebook and can be purchased through the links below. The study begins on Tuesday, December 6th and runs through February 7th. There is no meeting on December 27th. Please read the Introduction and Chapter 1 for the first meeting.
This is a Zoom only book study. The link for registration is Road of Life Zoom Registration
Purchase the book: Road of life Church Publishing -or- Road of Life Amazon
About the Book:
In his thirteen years as Vicar, popular author David Adam welcomed over 1 million pilgrims to the Holy Island of Lindesfarne in Northumberland. Each pilgrim had a story to tell and each came for a different reason. Some radiated a sense of God's presence, and others were simply too hurried to do anything but look around quickly and move on to the next site.
Using the stories of pilgrims Adam encountered on Holy Island, he explores how we can approach our own lives as pilgrimage, without ever leaving the comfort of our homes. How can we move beyond what is safe in our world and encounter the Mystery? How can we learn to disconnect from all the technology that keeps us multi-tasking all day and all night? How can we rediscover awe in the world around us?
In the wonderful prose and poetry for which he is so well-loved, David Adam helps us get on the road of life, even when we don't have time to travel to distant lands.
Please remember our previously homeless and honorable discharged New Jersey veterans taking refuge in Veteran’s Haven North in Glen Gardner. Here is the latest wish list >
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