St. Elizabeth Church

This Sunday, November 29: The First Sunday of Advent and Beginning of the Church Year
The Collect

Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of
darkness, and put on the armor of light, now in the time of this mortal life in which your Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge both the living and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

8 a.m.: The Holy Eucharist, Rite One

10 a.m.: The Great Litany and Holy Eucharist, Rite One


September - June Worship Schedule

A service of Holy Eucharist, Rite I, is offered each Sunday at 8 a.m. The second service begins at 10:00 a.m. and is a rotating schedule of worship services: Holy Eucharist Rite I, Holy Eucharist Rite II and Morning Prayer Rite I. Church School and Children's Chapel services are held in conjunction with the 10 a.m. service, as is nursery care.

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Sunday, November 29: First Sunday of Advent
8 a.m.: The Holy Eucharist, Rite I
10 a.m.: The Holy Eucharist, Rite I

Monday - Friday:
8:30 a.m.: Morning Prayer, Rite I

Wednesdays: December 2, December 16
12 p.m.: Holy Eucharist with healing prayers




Church Office Hours
Monday to Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Church Office will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, November 26, and Friday, November 27.



Altar Guild
  • The annual Greening of the Church takes place on Sunday, December 13 at the 10 a.m. service. Sign up to participate.


  • Chapel Altar Guild for grades 3-8 is open.

  • If you are interested in learning more about the Altar Guild, please contact Wendy through the Church Office at 201-444-2299 or


Annual Pledging
  • Download the 2016 Pledge Card now.

  • Read personal Voices from the Pew, now online.

  • Ingathering brunches follow the 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. services on Sunday, November 22.


Book Group
  • Fall selection is The Road to Character by David Brooks.  


Buildings and Grounds

  • All-Parish Autumn Clean-up Morning is October 24.



Children's Choirs
  • Adult volunteers needed for all rehearsals.
  • Mentor a chorister!


Choirmaster's Column
  • Advent Concert is December 13 at 4 p.m.
  • Rehearsals are always open to anyone interested in singing with the choir or simply to come and watch a rehearsal. Joining the choir can occur at any time during the year. Contact Garah Landes with any questions regarding the choral program.


Clergy Associate's Page
  • Read the Clergy Associate's November column, now online.


Episcopal Church Women

    Christmas Gift Collection for Apostles' House Men's Shelter is on through December 13.

    Coat Drive is underway.

    ECW Holiday Sale is December 5-6.

    The second printing of ECW cookbooks has arrived.



  • Faithworks' Habitat for Humanity Build Day is November 14.


Family Ministries Associate

  • Read The Rev. Cathy Quinn's November column.
  • New! Movement with Moms and Tots meets on November 4, 18.
  • Moms Group meets on November 4, 18. All moms are welcome! 


Fellowship Events
  • All-Parish Advent Party is December 1.

  • Seniors Holiday Luncheon is December 15 at 12:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Please note change of date.

  • Tree lighting and carol sing is December 16 at 5:30 p.m. on the front lawn.

  • Volunteers are needed to host Coffee Hour following the 10 a.m. Sunday service. Please sign up. 


Flower Memorials
  • Refresh or renew your Christmas memorials by December 6.

  • Sign up to deliver a poinsettia during Christmas week.


  • Newcomers' Brunch at the Rectory is October 18.

  • St. Elizabeth's welcomes visitors, inquirers and newcomers.

  • Sunday Coffee Hour hosts are needed. Please sign up. 


Outreach Program
  • Interfaith Blood Drive is November 1 at Temple Israel.


  • Participation in Outreach Committee meetings is open to all who would like to attend. Outreach is both a rewarding and important part of our lives, and the benefits to the community are significant. Contact the Church Office for more information at 201-444-2299 or e-mail

  • Food collection continues weekly.  


Spiritual Development / Adult Education
  • Spiritual Direction meets the first Monday of the month from 7:30-9 p.m.

  • Advent Quiet Day is December 11.



St. Paul's Outreach
  • Volunteers are needed to prepare and serve meals at the St. Paul's Men's Shelter on October 28 and December 23.


Teacher/Chapel Leader Information
  • A few spots remain for 2015-2016 Church School teachers and teaching partners.


Teen Outreach
  • The Teen Outreach group will be preparing a meal for the SHARE residents on October 24 (note corrected date).


  • Read The Rev. Canon John Hartnett's November letter.


Worship Times

Sunday, November 29: First Sunday of Advent
8 a.m.: The Holy Eucharist, Rite I
10 a.m.: The Holy Eucharist, Rite I

Weekday Morning Prayer, Rite I:
Monday - Friday at 8:30 a.m. in the Chapel (September through June)

Noon on Wednesdays
Holy Eucharist with healing prayers
December 2, December 16

Thanksgiving services: 
Tuesday, November 24 at 7:30 p.m.: Ridgewood community interfaith service at Old Paramus Church

Thanksgiving Day, November 26 at 10 a.m.: Holy Eucharist, Rite II in the Choir Stalls




Youth Ministries
  • On November 21, the High School Group will help prepare for the All-Parish Brunch on November 22.

  • The YPF will have a party on November 22, offering fun and fellowship for sixth and seventh graders.



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