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“Building Bridges of Hope with the Living Christ”
St. David’s supports marriage equality

Thought of the Week
All nature seems renewed around me …
The sky seems to be a purer, a cooler blue,
the trees a deeper green, light is sharper on
the outlines of the forest and the hills and the
whole world is charged with the glory of God. – Thomas Merton

Readings
Genesis 45:1-15, Psalm 133, Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32, Matthew 15: (10-20), 21-28

THIS WEEK AT-A-GLANCE
Sunday, August 20th, 11th Sunday after Pentecost, Red Team
No 8:00 am Holy Eucharist until further notice
9:30 am Holy Eucharist led by The Rev. Robert O. Kriesat
10:45 am COFFEE HOUR in the Parish Hall, not iced tea on the patio this week
Tickets on sale for the 1st Beer and Food Pairing Event on September 9.
11:00 am Dream Group
Monday, August 21st
Summer hours in parish office, 8:30 am – 1:30 Monday through Thursday
7:00 pm Budget and Finance Committee meeting
Wednesday August 23rd
1:00 pm Meditation
2:00 pm Tai Chi Chih
8:00 pm AA Wednesday Group
Thursday, August 24th
9:30 am Healing Prayers service in the Chapel – no Eucharist, all welcome!
Today, we celebrate the life and work of Saint Bartholomew the Apostle.
Book Sale starts at 12 pm at the Kiel Ave Firehouse and runs until Monday afternoon.
Friday, August 25th PARISH OFFICE CLOSED on Fridays UNTIL SEPTEMBER
Sunday, August 27th, 12th Sunday after Pentecost, White Team
No 8:00 am Holy Eucharist until further notice
9:30 am Holy Eucharist led by The Rev. Michael Muller
10:45 am Iced Tea & Lemonade on the patio
10:45 am Profile survey meeting*
Tickets on sale for the 1st Beer and Food Pairing Event on September 9.

SAVE THE DATE
September 9th 5:00 pm 1st Food and Beer Pairing – tickets now available
Saturday October 28th Silent Auction & Beefsteak Dinner
Saturday November 4th Lifeline Screening returns to the Parish Hall
– contact Nancy Moody if you would like a voucher towards the cost
In cases of a pastoral emergency during this time of transition for St. David’s, please contact our Wardens John Simonelli (cell phone 973-650-2115) or Jennifer Trevisan (home phone, 862-248-0754) or Gill Otto in the Parish Office, mornings Mondays through Thursdays.

Our Visiting Priest on Sunday August 20th is the Rev. Robert O. Kriesat.
Rev. Robert Kriesat is a retired Lutheran clergyman, having served four congregations in New Jersey – West New York, Tenafly, Ridgefield Park, and retiring from Chatham in 2005. For over 30 years Bob served as the Ecumenical Officer for the New Jersey Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Bob was born in Jersey City and was raised in Hoboken. He is a graduate of Eastern Bible Institute (now Valley Forge Christian College) and Roberts Wesleyan College. Graduate work was done at Hamma School of Theology of Wittenberg University (Master of Theology) and the Graduate Theological Foundation at Notre Dame (Doctor of Ministry). Bob and his partner Ed make their home in Convent Station.
Our Visiting Priest on Sunday August 27th is the Rev. Michael Muller.
Rev. Michael Muller was born in Australia and moved to the US in 1990. He lives in Denville with his wife Liz and has 5 children aged 25 to 8. Michael had his orders received in the Episcopal Church last Fall and has been assisting in a number of parishes around the diocese.

From the Parish Profile Committee: We will have a “group meeting” to solicit additional comments about the Parish Profile after church on Sunday, August 27, 2017. At this meeting we intend to discuss our process to date and our findings. We welcome you to share feedback you’ve already given, add additional comments or ask any questions you may have.

Hosts still needed on Sunday August 27 for Iced Tea and Lemonade! Please sign up.

The Thrill of the Grill September 9th, 2017, our first Beer and Food Pairing Event: Tickets now on sale on Sundays and Monday through Thursday via the parish office.
Please sign up on the board in the narthex if you are able to assist with this event.

A pretty and ornate gold cross was found outside the parish office.
Please let Gill Otto know if you think it is yours.

OUTREACH MINISTRIES OF ST. DAVID’S and GROCERY CARDS
Over the years this program has grown to include 14 individuals and families. As important as food is, many of these clients use the cards for much-needed prescriptions they could not afford to purchase elsewhere. WE NEED $300 OF CARDS EVERY WEEK THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. Please help our neighbors, who are in real need. Purchasing of grocery cards benefits St. David’s financially. Payment for cards may be made by check or credit/debit card. This week the fund was used to help buy an inhaler and a grocery card.
Contributions to the Rector’s Discretionary Fund are always welcome. Contact the Rector or place a check in the offering plate or send to parish office. The check is made out to St. David’s with memo line reading Rector’s Discretionary Fund Contribution.
Between 7/4/2017 and 7/31/2017, $950 in gift cards given to Outreach clients (lacking $50 for 1 client). YTD donations $7590.

New ‘shopping list’ for North Porch (4-26-17): North Porch gladly accepts other appropriate items for kids under 4 years but listed here are the ones they really need: Enfamil 12.5 oz powered baby formula and soy formula; Diapers, especially Large size diapers – 5, 6 and Pull-Ups of all sizes; Baby Wipes; Jars of Baby Food – all ages, fruit, veggie and 1st foods. Donations for North Porch should be placed in the cradle in the narthex. Thank you!

August List for the KINNELON FOOD PANTRY: paper plates, canned fruit, bandaids, deodorant. Thank you for supporting this ongoing ministry and to my great team of delivery people.

Remember St. David’s!
As you are going places on vacation, remember his year’s Silent Auction. If you see something special or interesting, consider picking up one to put in a basket. The Silent Auction is October 28th.

Sign up for Foyers in the narthex! Foyer dinners are a great opportunity to make new friends, enhance old friendships, try some new food, and share stores. The format is simple: Our groups are usually 7 or 8 people who gather for dinner at each person/couple’s house. The ‘host’; provides a main course, and the others bring appetizers, starch, salad/vegetable and dessert. It is flexible and informal. Any questions? Ask Nancy Ward.

BOOKLOVERS! Friends of the Kinnelon Library will hold their fabulous annual book and media sale August 24-August 28th.
Collection at the Kiel Avenue firehouse (103 Kiel Ave, Kinnelon) through Sunday August 20th – gently used books and media only please!
Sale Days Thursday August 24 12 pm – 6 pm, Friday August 25th 9 am – 6 pm, Saturday August 26th 9 am – 6 pm, Sunday August 27th 12 pm – 6 pm, Monday August 28th 9 am – 6 pm.

Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings will be in our community on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at Saint David’s Episcopal Church. Ultrasound screenings to Identify risk factors for Cardiovascular disease include; Carotid Artery (plaque buildup-a leading cause of stroke), Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (an enlargement or weak area in the main blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body), Peripheral Arterial Disease (hardening of the arteries in the legs), a Heart Rhythm Screening (an EKG to detect Atrial Fibrillation-irregular heartbeat) and an Osteoporosis Risk Assessment for men and women. Being proactive about your health by knowing your risks helps you and your doctor address problems early.
Register online TODAY at www.lifelinescreening.com/communitycircle and receive your “Community Circle” discount and your Preferred Appointment!
Please contact Nancy Moody if you would like a voucher towards the cost of this screening.

The Outreach Committee would like to thank all those who contributed backpacks, schools supplies and/or check donations for school supplies for the children of the incarcerated – the Diocesan Prison Ministry. The children will start the school year just like other children with backpacks and some school supplies. Thank you.
Doris Snyder, Debbie McCracken, Dale Pappas-Wilhelm and Mesrob Odian