Worship Times

The Rt. Rev. Carlye Hughes, Bishop of Newark, has called upon all congregations to refrain from holding worship services, meetings and other gatherings until further notice. Read her most recent message here. The most up-to-date FAQs from the Dicese of Newark may be found here.

Worship at St. Elizabeth's 
While worship cannot take place at St. Elizabeth's in our traditional format, we offer weekly video services at the links below.

Please also check our Facebook page for service links and other news.

Aids to worship
The service links will be uploaded to this homepage each weekend.
Download a pdf version of the 1979 Book of Common Prayer here.
This Sunday - May 31, 2020
Day of Pentecost
Bishop's Visitation

Almighty God, on this day you opened the way of eternal life to every race and nation by the promised gift of your Holy Spirit: Shed abroad this gift throughout the world by the preaching of the Gospel, that it may reach to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Please plan to attend our 10 a.m. Zoom worship service with Bishop Carlye Hughes this Sunday. Bishop Hughes will preach and officiate at a Liturgy of the Word service, then join us for Coffee Hour.  

As Pentecost Sunday is when we remember the gift of the Holy Spirit, please plan to wear red when you Zoom in. Red is the symbolic color of the tongues of flame that are traditional images for the presence of this third person of the Trinity
Last Sunday - May 24, 2020
This week's service bulletin can be found here. The texts for this week's hymns can be found here.
You can find the appointed readings for the Seventh Sunday of Easter here.
Please click in the center of our Rose Window to access St. Elizabeth's online service for Sunday, May 24.

March 22, 2020

Children's Chapel

Click here for the chapel service for May 24.

The words to the chapel songs can be found 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.

Suspended until further notice
Weekday Morning Prayer in Chapel
Monday - Friday at 8:30 a.m.
Please join us!

Every Monday through Friday, St. Elizabeth’s offers a brief service of spoken Morning Prayer in the Chapel from 8:30 a.m. until about 8:50 a.m. This service includes neither preaching nor music, and the entire liturgy is done seated.

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, the Epistles, and the Gospels following the two-year cycle of Daily Office lectionary readings published in the back of the Prayer Book. Each day includes two special collects for that day, focusing on themes of peace, families, children, and education All are welcome to come when they can.

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New! 5 p.m.Sunday worship

All are welcome to attend our come-as-you are Holy Eucharist on the following Sundays:







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

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) 
Holy Eucharist at 6:30 a.m. or 12 p.m. in the Courtyard, weather permitting.

The Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul (June 29) 
Holy Eucharist at 6:30 a.m.

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

Holy Eucharist at 6:30 a.m.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.

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


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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but worship and some fellowship is happening online!
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