St. Elizabeth Church

This Sunday, November 2: All Saints Sunday
The Collect

Almighty and merciful God, it is only by your gift that your faithful people offer you true and laudable service: Grant that we may run without stumbling to obtain your heavenly promises; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

8 a.m.: Holy Eucharist, Rite One

10 a.m.: Holy Eucharist, Rite One

All Saints’ Day Observed on Sunday, November 2

On Sunday, November 2, we will observe All Saints’ Day, one of the seven Principal Feasts of the Church. At both the 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. services, we will read the names of all those buried from St. Elizabeth’s since last All Saints’ Day and the names of those in the Memorial Garden. If you would like to add to the list the name of a family member who has died since last All Saints’ Day, please telephone the office. Please plan to be with us for this holy day of remembrance and thanksgiving.

Staff and Vestry News

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

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 2: All Saints Sunday
8 a.m.: Holy Eucharist, Rite I
10 a.m.: Holy Eucharist, Rite I

Wednesdays at noon:
Holy Eucharist, Rite II and Healing Prayers: 
November 5, November 19

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

Church Office Hours
The Church Office is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Veterans Day, November 11
Holy Eucharist, Rite II, at noon in the chapel



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 



Annual Pledging
  • It's Annual Ingathering Season

  • Annual Ingathering Brunches are Sunday, November 23 following the 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. services.




Audio Sermons

  • Coming soon: May 11 sermon by The Rev. Cathy Quinn

  • Now online: Palm Sunday and Easter sermons


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




Choirmaster's Column
  • News about the organ...
  • 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.


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.



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



Family Ministries Associate

  • Chapel families are invited for brunch on November 9.
  • Moms Group has resumed. All moms welcome! 


Fellowship Events

  • All-Parish Advent Party is Tuesday, December 2.

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



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

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


Outreach Program
  • Interfaith Blood Drive with Temple Israel is November 2.
  • 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

  • Food collection continues weekly.  


Pastoral Care
  • The Alzheimers Association is offering afree caregiver workshop on October 30. 

  • Alzheimer's Awareness Week is November 9-16. Several events are planned in Ridgewood.


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

  • Advent Quiet Day is December 12.


Teacher/Chapel Leader Information
  • The Church School Committee will meet on Wednesday, November 5 at 7:15 p.m.
  • A few slots left: Openings are available for Church School teachers and teaching partners for 2014-2015. Sign-up is underway.


  • The Rev. Canon John Hartnett is on sabbatical from August 28 - December 29, 2014.


Wardens and Vestry
  • Denise Vollkommer joins the Vestry.


Worship Times

Sunday, November 2: All Saints Sunday
8 a.m.: Holy Eucharist, Rite I
10 a.m.: Holy Eucharist, Rite I

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 
November 5, November 19

Veterans' Day, November 11
Holy Eucharist, Rite II, in the chapel at 12 p.m.


Youth Ministries
  • YPF 'Why Wait for Halloween' dinner and party is October 26.
  • Download the 2014-2015 YPF participation form.



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