Worship Times

The Rt. Rev. Carlye Hughes, Bishop of Newark, has issued new guidelines for in-church worship services, meetings and other gatherings. Read her most recent pastoral letter, detailing these new guidelines, here. The most up-to-date FAQs from the Dicese of Newark may be found here.

Worship at St. Elizabeth's 
We are now open for in-church worship each Sunday at 10 a.m.
Advance sign-up is required. Please sign up here.
Can't make it to our building? We continue to live-stream the 10 a.m. service. 
Please join us online at 10 a.m. on Sundays, or catch the service at your convenience at a later time. To participate, please go to our YouTube or Facebook page. No account is necessary.
This Sunday - September 27, 2020
Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

God, you declare your almighty power chiefly in showing mercy and pity: Grant us the fullness of your grace, that we, running to obtain your promises, may become partakers of your heavenly treasure; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
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Download a pdf version of the 1979 Book of Common Prayer here

Welcome home. We are delighted to open our doors to you! Please join us in worship and children's Church School  through Grade 8 Confirmation Class. Plus, come explore our music program and many opportunites for spiritual growth and fellowship. We have two Sunday services throughout the year. 8 a.m. is a traditional Holy Eucharist, Rite I, without music. The second service begins at 10 a.m., with the full choir called. On the last Sunday of each month we offer a come-as-you-are service of Holy Eucharist at 5 p.m.

Weekday Virtual Morning Prayer
Tuesday - Thursday at 8:30 a.m.
Please join us!

Every Tuesday through Thursday St. Elizabeth’s offers a brief service of spoken Morning Prayer over Zoom from 8:30 a.m. until about 8:50 a.m. 

The service follows the Rite I order in The Book of Common Prayer with a psalm appointed for the day and readings from the Old Testament and the Gospels following the two-year cycle of Daily Office lectionary readings. The service includes special collects for that day, focusing on themes of peace, families, children, and education All are welcome to join in when they can.

5 p.m. Sunday worship will resume twice a month on October 11. Since in-church Church School and Chapel are suspended to due Covid restrictions, this service will be geared toward families and include communion. Stay tuned for additional details.

The Parish Prayer List

At St. Elizabeth's we refresh our list three times a year. We reconstitute the Parish Prayer List:

• at the First Sunday in Advent, the beginning of the Church year;
• at Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent, the season in which prayer takes a special place in our spiritual lives; and
• at Pentecost, the day we remember the gift of the Holy Spirit, which helps us to pray when we do not know how to pray ourselves (Romans 8:26-27).
As those three days approach (end of November/beginning of December, mid-February, and early June), please be in touch with Ann Dowling in the Church Office (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 201-444-2299) if you would like to include a name on the Prayer List for the next season. If the request is for a specific period of time, it would be helpful to know that as well.

There is no limit to how often a name may be added. One may add a name to the Advent list and add it again for Lent and again for Pentecost. Nor is there any membership requirement for being on the list. One may remove a name at any time. Thanksgivings, as well as intercessions, are always appropriate.

The List, the Prayers: Public and Private It is by praying, not simply including on a list, that we raise our hopes, concerns, and thanksgivings to God. And it is appropriate to raise prayers to God “at all times and in all places.” If you place a name on the Prayer List, I hope you will set aside a regular daily time to pray for that person, and others on the list, throughout the week. When we pray in public worship on Sunday mornings, we come before God as a community, and, on those occasions, it is especially appropriate for your prayers, like those offered to God throughout the liturgy, to be spoken aloud.

Feast Days and Other Special Observances at St. Elizabeth's

All Saints’ Day (November 1) 
On All Saints' Sunday, the Sunday closest to November 1, we 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 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, as well as the names of family members who have died since last All Saints’ Day.

Veterans' Day (November 11) We observe Veterans' Day with a brief service of Holy Eucharist, Rite II, in the choir stalls and the blessing of flags for the Memorial Garden. In this annual service we give thanks for all who have given their lives in service to their country, for all who have served and now returned to civilian life, and for all who serve currently in our armed forces. We pray for peace among all nations and for the justice which makes peace possible and lasting. We also bless two flags and place them in the Memorial Garden.

The Greening of the Church (Third Sunday of Advent)

Christmas Pageant (Fourth Sunday of Advent)

Christmas Eve
Two services are offered on Christmas Eve:
4 p.m. Family Service of Holy Eucharist, Rite II
10 p.m. Festival Holy Eucharist, Rite I

Christmas Day
A come-as-you-are service of Holy Eucharist, Rite II is offered at 10 a.m.

The Epiphany Observed / The Feast of the Three Kings (January 5)
Every year at Christmas we remember the journey of the Three Kings who traversed “moor and mountain” to worship Jesus in Bethlehem.

Ash Wednesday
Services of Holy Eucharist are offered at noon (Rite II) and 7:30 p.m. (Rite II). At 4:30 p.m. a family serice is held (no Holy Eucharist). The imposition of ashes is offered at all services.

Wednesdays in Lent 
Services of Holy Eucharist are offered on Wednesdays in Lent at 12 p.m.

Palm Sunday 
The 9:50 a.m. service begins on the front lawn with the Liturgy of the Palms and continues with the procession into the nave. This service also includes the reading of the Passion Gospel at the very end of the liturgy—at its conclusion, we make our way out and into Holy Week.

Maundy Thursday 
7:30 p.m.: Holy Eucharist

Good Friday 
12-3 p.m.: Good Friday Liturgy
4:30 p.m.: Family Good Friday Liturgy
7:30 p.m.: Good Friday Liturgy

Holy Saturday 
8 p.m.: Easter Vigil

Easter Day 
8 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I
9:30 a.m. Family Holy Eucharist, Rite II
11:15 a.m. Festival Holy Eucharist, Rite I

Feast of the Ascension (May 21)
In observance of Ascension Day, we offer a service of Holy Eucharist at  12 p.m. 

Nativity of John the Baptist (June 24) 

The Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul (June 29)

The Feast of the Transfiguration (August 6) Holy Eucharist at 6:30 a.m.

September 11
On September 11 each year we observe the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks with a brief service of Holy Eucharist in the Courtyard (weather permitting), remembering all who lost their lives that morning, all who strode into danger and death in the hope of saving others, and all who that day found themselves in the midst of death, chaos, and terror. We celebrate the Eucharist on this anniversary to remind ourselves that the power of God is stronger than death, that the Spirit of God is given to each of us for strength and comfort, and that our citizenship is finally in the heavenly city where God reigns over all, and we are all together in peace. 


Holocaust Memorial Service: We cannot change the past, but we can stand together with our neighbors in the synagogue in remembering, mourning, and honoring those of all ages who were taken from their homes to humiliation, abuse, and death. By showing up for this service, we publicly proclaim our commitment to seek justice and peace for all people and respect the dignity of every human being.

Access Ridgewood weekend events include a community invitation to the attend the Friends to Friends worship service on a Sunday in October at the First Reformed Church, 303 Prospect Street, Ridgewood. Friends to Friends is a "community of Christians with a focus on the inclusivity of people, primarily people with developmental and physical disabilities" (from the Friends to Friends Community Church Mission Statement).

Ridgewood Community Thanksgiving Service
The first Thanksgiving was an interfaith community event, and this service extends that tradition. Consider making this part of your family Thanksgiving tradition.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance (January)

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