St. Elizabeth Church

This Sunday, December 21: Fourth Sunday of Advent
The Collect

Purify our conscience, Almighty God, by your daily visitation, that your Son Jesus Christ, at his coming, may find in us a mansion prepared for himself; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

8 a.m.: Holy Eucharist, Rite One

10 a.m.: Morning Prayer, Rite One
The Christmas Pageant


Staff and Vestry News

The Rev. Canon John Hartnett will be on sabbatical August 28 – December 31.


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, December 21: Fourth Sunday of Advent
8 a.m.: Holy Eucharist, Rite I
10 a.m.: Morning Prayer, Rite I, and Christmas Pageant

Wednesdays at noon:
Holy Eucharist, Rite II and Healing Prayers: 
December 17, January 7, January 21

Weekday Morning Prayer, Rite I
Monday - Friday at 8:30 a.m. in the Chapel

Christmas Eve services on December 24
4 p.m.: Family Holy Eucharist, Rite II
10 p.m.: Festival Holy Eucharist, Rite I

Christmas Day, December 25
10 a.m.: Holy Eucharist, Rite II
Church Office Hours
The Church Office is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Church Office will be closed on Christmas Day and Friday, December 26.
The Church Office will be closed on New Year's Day and Friday, January 2, 2015.


Altar Guild
  • If you are interested in learning more about the Altar Guild, please contact Maggie through the Church Office at 201-444-2299 or info@stesridgewood.org. 

 


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Annual Pledging
  • Sunday Speaker remarks are now online.

  • Pledge forms are welcome. 

 


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Audio Sermons

  • Coming soon: More audio sermons


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

     

 


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Choirmaster's Column
  • Advent Concert is December 14 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.

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Church School Updates
  • The First Grade class will have a special tour of the worship space on December 6.
  • Child-to-Child Christmas Gift Collection is December 7.

  • Annual Christmas Pageant is December 21.

 


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

     


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Dickinson Fund
  • Report of the Dickinson Fund Discernment Committee is now available online.


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FaithWorks
  • New Resource List is out.


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Family Ministries Associate

  • Moms Group has resumed. All moms welcome! 


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Fellowship Events
  • Seniors Luncheon is December 15.
  • Tree Lighting and Carol Sing is December 17.

  • Save the Date: Annual Progressive Dinner is February 7, 2015.

  • Volunteers are needed to host Coffee Hour. Please sign up. 

 


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Flower Memorials
  • Refresh or renew your Christmas memorials by December 7.

  • Sign up to be a poinsettia bearer.


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

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


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Outreach Auction
  • The Auction Planning Committee will meet on December 8.

  • Check out the new Outreach Auction web page.


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Outreach Program
  • 2014 grants were approved in November.
  • Please note: St. Paul's Men's Shelter now has its own web page on St. Elizabeth's website.
  •  Volunteers are needed to prep, serve dinner at St. Paul's Emergency Men's Shelter. Please sign up!

  • 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 adowling@stesridgewood.org.

  • Food collection continues weekly.  


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Spiritual Development
  • Rev. Maylin Biggadike explores The Book of Ruth.

  • Advent Quiet Day is December 12.


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Teacher/Chapel Leader Information
  • There will be a Winter Term teachers meeting on Sunday, November 16 at 11:40 a.m. in the third grade classroom.
  • A few slots left: Openings are available for Church School teachers and teaching partners for 2014-2015. Sign-up is underway.

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  • The Rev. Canon John Hartnett is on sabbatical from August 28 - December 31, 2014.


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Wardens and Vestry
  • Denise Vollkommer joins the Vestry.


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Worship Times

Sunday, December 21: Fourth Sunday of Advent
8 a.m.: Holy Eucharist, Rite I
10 a.m.: Morning Prayer, Rite I, and Christmas Pageant

Weekday Morning Prayer, Rite I:
Monday - Friday at 8:30 a.m. in the Chapel

Noon on Wednesdays: Holy Eucharist, Rite II and Healing Prayers 
December 17, January 7, January 21

Christmas Eve Services
4 p.m.: Family Holy Eucharist, Rite II
10 p.m.: Festival Holy Eucharist, Rite I

Christmas Day
10 a.m.: Holy Eucharist, Rite II


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Youth Ministries
  • Download the 2014-2015 YPF participation form.

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