Worship Times

The Rt. Rev. Carlye Hughes, Bishop of Newark, has issued new guidelines for in-church worship services, meetings and other gatherings. Official information from the Diocese of Newark may be found here.

 
Worship at St. Elizabeth's 

All in-church worship attendance has been temporarily suspended due to the high rate of COVID-19 in Bergen County. 
We invite you to worship with us live and online at 10 a.m. each Sunday, or watch the service at your convenience at a later time. To participate, please go to our YouTube channel or Facebook page, or simply click the video below. You can watch the most recent live-stream by clicking the "play" button below. No personal accounts are necessary in order to watch these services.
 
 
 
This Sunday - February 28, 2021
Second Sunday in Lent

O God, whose glory it is always to have mercy: Be gracious to all who have gone astray from your ways, and bring them again with penitent hearts and steadfast faith to embrace and hold fast the unchangeable truth of your Word, Jesus Christ your Son; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

  • 10 a.m.: Ante-Communion (The Liturgy of the Word) Rite I, beginning on page 323 of the Book of Common Prayer.
  • This week's service bulletin can be found here. The words to last week's hymns can be found here.

 More about our in-church services:

  • The Holy Eucharist is celebrated at all in-church services. When we are not able to worship in-person the church, the services are the Liturgy of the Word (Ante-Communion) from the Holy Eucharist. During the Season of Lent, we will use the Rite One service from the Book of Common Prayer [see page 323]. If you are in need of a Book of Common Prayer for personal use, please contact the Rev. Andy Olivo at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 201-444-2299.
  • Due to Covid, pre-registration is required for all in-church worship services when the church is open. Here is the link to our sign-up site.
 
Weekday Morning Prayer is offered each Monday - Friday at 8:30 a.m. on Zoom. Please contact the parish office for the Zoom link.
 
Compline is offered each weeknight at 8:30 p.m. by viewing the stream below or on the parish Facebook page.
 
 
Temporarily Suspended: Our Family Service is offered on the second and fourth Sundays each month at 5 p.m. This service is currently replacing our Church School program during Covid restrictions. It offers an instructional Holy Eucharist and age-appropriate language.
 
Temporarily Suspended: Our midweek Holy Eucharist service is offered every Wednesday in the church at 12 p.m. This brief and spoken service is limited to 15 people.
 
When we return to limited in-person worship ...
Our 10 a.m. Sunday service is spoken Holy Eucharist with musical offerings by our organist / pianist Garah Landes and our professional soloists. Please join us at 10 a.m. each Sunday.
 
Aids to worship
 
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, we invite you to 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
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 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. Please contact the parish office for the Zoom link.


Temporarily Suspended: Instructional a Family Holy Eucharist is now offered twice a month, on the second and fourth Sundays. 

Since in-church Church School and Chapel are suspended due to Covid restrictions, this service is geared toward families and includes instructional communion and age-appropriate language.


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

Ash Wednesday

Wednesdays in Lent

Palm Sunday

Maundy Thursday

Good Friday

Holy Saturday

Easter Day 

Feast of the Ascension (May 21)

Nativity of John the Baptist (June 24) 

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

The Feast of the Transfiguration (August 6) 

September 11

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 all 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.


Christmas Pageant (Fourth Sunday of Advent)

Christmas Eve

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

The Epiphany


RIDGEWOOD COMMUNITY INTERFAITH WORSHIP SERVICES

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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Rite I

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Saint Elizabeth's Episcopal Church

169 Fairmount Road
Ridgewood, New Jersey 07450
 
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