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Thought of the Week
“Be generous. Give to those you love; give to those who love you, give to the fortunate, give to the unfortunate – yes, give especially to those you don’t want to give. You will receive abundance for your giving. The more you give, the more you will have.”- W. Clement Stone

Exodus 33:12-23, Psalm 99, 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10, Matthew 22:15-22

Friday, October 20th6:00 pm Prison Ministry fundraiser at St. Paul’s Chatham – see below.
Sunday, October 22nd, 20th Sunday after Pentecost, Creation 4, White Team
No 8:00 am Holy Eucharist until further notice
8:45 am Choir Warm Up
9:30 am Holy Eucharist                   The Rev. Elizabeth Golub to preside and preach
10:45 am Coffee Hour in the Parish Hall
11:00 am Merry Heart, Boonton
Monday, October 23rd
7:15 pm Stewardship Commission
Wednesday,  October 25th PARISH OFFICE CLOSED UNTIL November 1
1:00 pm Meditation
2:00 pm Tai Chi Chih
8:00 pm AA Wednesday Group
Thursday, October 26th
9:30 am Healing Prayers service in the Chapel – no Eucharist, all welcome! Today we celebrate the life and work of Alfred the Great.
7:30 pm Choir Rehearsal
 Saturday, October 28th
5:00 pm Silent Auction and Beefsteak Dinner
Sunday, October 29th, 21st Sunday after Pentecost, Creation 5, Green Team
No 8:00 am Holy Eucharist until further notice
8:45 am Choir Warm Up
9:30 am Holy Eucharist                   The Rev. Elizabeth Golub to preside and preach
10:45 am Coffee Hour in the Parish Hall
On the Horizon
Saturday November 4th Lifeline Screening returns to the Parish HallIn 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.

Episcopal Relief & Development works closely with church partners after disasters, equipping them to meet needs of those most vulnerable in their communities. Currently, our staff is responding to areas devastated by multiple Hurricanes, and watching developing tropical storms. Because of our strong diocesan partnerships, Episcopal Relief & Development is ready to assist in the recovery of the impacted areas for as long as necessary. You can help provide critical relief to affected communities by donating to our Hurricane Relief Fund. To donate and read the latest updates, visit episcopalrelief.org/irma.

Please continue to bring or mail in your Financial Commitment forms – deadline October 22nd

By request of her family, Memorial Donations in honor of Polly Barker can be made to St. David’s Church with “Polly Barker Memorial: Outreach program” in the memo line.

From Mary Harbinsky about the Silent Auction. Please drop off your baskets at church as soon as you can – Sunday if possible, by the latest Tuesday or Wednesday next week. Gorgeous baskets being created now!With your basket please leave your name and an estimated total valuation to help with the bid sheets – some donations have been received without a name and estimated valuation.  All questions about baskets or donations should go to Mary Harbinsky maryharbinsky@optonline.net or 201-650-9348.  Ticket sales after the service or through the Parish Office until Tuesday October 24th at which point numbers for the Beefsteak will be given to John.  Any last minute ticket requests should be directed to John Simonelli.

PARISH ADMINISTRATOR VACATION – Gill Otto will work Monday October 23 and Tuesday October 24 and the parish office will not be open again until Wednesday November 1. Please ask her in plenty of time for anything she can help you with. Enquiries about last minute tickets for the Beefsteak Dinner should be directed to John Simonelli; Mary Harbinsky is the Silent Auction coordinator for all questions about baskets and donations.

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. Between 9/6/2017 and 10/2/2017, $750 in gift cards given to Outreach clients YTD donations $9340.

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!

New! October  List for the KINNELON FOOD PANTRY: hot chocolate, toilet paper, ziploc bags.Thank you for supporting this ongoing ministry and to my great team of delivery people.

ALL SAINTS’ DAY will be observed on Sunday, November 5. If there is anyone you would like to have included in the necrology, (those who have died since last All Saints’ Day), please have their names to the office by 9:00 am, Wednesday November 1.

From the Bishop : November is Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and Monday, November 6 is Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Day in New Jersey. In recognition of these important designations, Senior Ministries of the Diocese of Newark and Alzheimer’s New Jersey are working together to call attention to the more than 500,000 New Jersey residents who are impacted by Alzheimer’s disease – no doubt hundreds of whom are in our own diocese.
During the month of November, we invite you to recognize, support and give comfort to all those affected by what can be a painfully isolating disease. • Take advantage of a Tool Kit that is designed to facilitate conversation about Alzheimer’s disease and encourage participation in Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. You can find it here: http://www.alznj.org/
Dear God, we ask that you bring strength, courage and comfort to those who suffer from Alzheimer’s, and for their family, friends and caregivers. Amen.
I ask that you join me in praying for those affected by this devastating disease and encourage you to consider participating in this meaningful program.

Please consider supporting the Prison Ministry at their October fundraiser Prison Ministry, Diocese of NewarkBeefsteak Dinner and basket auctionYour support makes a positive difference in a child’s life.Guest Speaker: Ms Viergina DudleyDirector of Social Services for Essex County Correctional FacilityOctober 20, 2017St. Paul’s Church, 200 Main Street Chatham, 6:00 pmTicket $35 – reservation deadline 10/17Call 973-235-1077All you can eat – BYOB

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. 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.  FLYERS NOW AVAILABLE IN CHURCH AND ON THE LOBBY TABLE.November is National Diabetes MonthEvery 17 seconds someone is diagnosed with diabetes, a disease which kills more people each year than breast cancer and AIDS combined.   The American Diabetes Association’s website states that as many as 1 in 3 American adults will have diabetes in 2050 unless steps are taken to stop this disease.  Early detection is critical.  This is why Saint David’s Episcopal Church is hosting Life Line Screening, the nation’s leading provider of preventive health screenings on Saturday, November 4, 2017.      One of the tests is a simple blood test for glucose (sugar) which can determine if a person is at-risk of developing diabetes.   Other screenings include tests to check for blocked carotid arteries, atrial fibrillation, and high blood pressure, which are the three leading risk factors for stroke.  Nearly 800,000 strokes will occur this year, taking a life approximately every four minutes.  There are also tests to check for abdominal aortic aneurysms and PAD, also called “hardening of the arteries” in the legs.  Diabetes is a major risk factor for stroke and is directly related to Peripheral Arterial Disease.  Recommendations for people with diabetes included a PAD test starting at age 50. Screening packages start at $139. Single tests cost around $70.  For more information regarding the screenings or to schedule an appointment, call 1-888-653-6441 or go to www.lifelinescreening.com/communitycircle or text the word circle to 797979. e-registration is required.