St. Elizabeth Church

This Sunday, August 31: The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost
The Collect

Lord of all power and might, the author and giver of all good things: Graft in our hearts the love of your Name; increase in us true religion; nourish us with all goodness; and bring forth in us the fruit of good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

8 a.m.: Holy Eucharist, Rite One

9:30 a.m.: Holy Eucharist, Rite Two

Remembering September 11: On Thursday, September 11, there will be a brief service of Holy Eucharist, Rite II, at noon.

Staff and Vestry News

Newly appointed Associate for Christian Education Jenn Liljegren has stepped down from the Vestry to which she was elected at St. Elizabeth's Annual Meeting this past January. It is the responsibility of the Vestry to fill unexpired terms until the next Annual Meeting; at their June 18 meeting they elected Denise Vollkommer to fill the position vacated by Jenn's resignation.

The Rev. Canon John Hartnett will be on sabbatical August 28 – December 29.

September - June Worship Schedule

A service of Holy Eucharist, Rite I, is offered each Sunday at 8 a.m. The second service begins at 10:00 a.m. and is a rotating schedule of worship services: Holy Eucharist Rite I, Holy Eucharist Rite II and Morning Prayer Rite I. Church School and Children's Chapel services are held in conjunction with the 10 a.m. service, as is nursery care.

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For more information on the St. Elizabeth's Church School program, click here.  

Notes for the Summer 

Dressing for the Weather Especially in the warmer months, please feel free to come to church in clothes suitable for the season and the occasion.

Iced Tea and Lemonade Hospitality Hour is iced tea and lemonade in the Courtyard, weather permitting. We need volunteers to host these times of fellowship through August 31. Please sign up on Sundays on the special summer sign-up board in the Parish Hall or check in with the Church Office (201-444-2299).

Sunday Services in the Summer The 8 a.m. service will continue to be a celebration of Holy Eucharist according to Rite One of the Prayer Book. Through August 31, the second service begins at 9:30 a.m.
Summer Sundays for Young Children at St. Elizabeth's
  • Nursery The nursery is open each Sunday during the summer months and is available throughout the service.

Summer Office Hours Through Labor Day, church office hours areTuesday – Thursday from 9 a.m – 4 p.m. 


Sunday, August 30: Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost
8 a.m.: Holy Eucharist, Rite I
9:30 a.m.: Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Wednesdays at noon: Holy Eucharist, Rite II and Healing Prayers: September 3, 17

Weekday Morning Prayer, Rite I
Monday - Friday at 8:30 a.m. in the Chapel
Note: This service has recessed for the summer and resumes on Tuesday, September 2.

Children's Chapel and Church School
Church School and Chapel have recessed for the summer and will resume on Sunday, September 7.

Church Office Hours
Through Monday, September 1, the Church Office summer hours will be Tuesday through Thursday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Opening Sunday is September 7. The day will include Church School registration, commissioning of teachers and a festive Fellowship Hour. This day marks the return to the regular schedule:

8 a.m.: Holy Eucharist, Rite I
10 a.m.: Holy Eucharist or Morning Prayer, music, Chapel for children from 3 years old through Grade 2, Church School through Grade 7.

Adult Education
  • Update on the Parish Expedition to England: October 2014


Altar Guild
  • An Altar Guild social will be held on Thursday, September 25 at 7:30 p.m.

  • Chapel Altar Guild resumes on October 5.

  • If you are interested in learning more about the Altar Guild, please contact Maggie through the Church Office at 201-444-2299 or 



Audio Sermons

  • Coming soon: May 11 sermon by The Rev. Cathy Quinn

  • Now online: Palm Sunday and Easter sermons


Children's Choirs
  • Children's Choirs resume shortly. The September rehearsal schedule is out.

  • Adult volunteers needed for all rehearsals.

  • Mentor a chorister!




Choirmaster's Column
  • Adult Choir resumes on September 7.

  • Rehearsals are always open to anyone interested in singing with the choir or simply to come and watch a rehearsal. Joining the choir can occur at any time during the year. Contact Garah Landes with any questions regarding the choral program.


Church School Updates
  • Opening Sunday is September 7.

  • Lois Chapman has retired as Associate for Christian Education. Jennifer Liljegren has been appointed to the position.


Clergy Associate's Page
  • Read the Clergy Associate's September column, now online.



Family Ministries Associate

  • Moms Group will resume in the fall. 


Fellowship Events

  • Volunteers are needed to host Coffee Hour. Please sign up. 



  • St. Elizabeth's welcomes visitors, inquirers and newcomers.

  • Sunday Coffee Hour hosts are needed. Please sign up. 


Outreach Program
  • Back to school supplies are being collected for distribution through New Hope Ministries and Apostles' House.

  • Please note: St. Paul's Men's Shelter now has its own web page on St. Elizabeth's website.


  • Volunteers are needed to prep, serve dinner at St. Paul's Emergency Men's Shelter. Please sign up!

  • Participation in Outreach Committee meetings is open to all who would like to attend. Outreach is both a rewarding and important part of our lives, and the benefits to the community are significant. Contact the Church Office for more information at 201-444-2299 or e-mail

  • Food collection continues weekly.  


Teacher/Chapel Leader Information
  • Teacher Commissioning is Sunday, September 7.

  • Fall Teachers will meet September 4 or 5.

  • Openings are available for Church School teachers and teaching partners for 2014-2015. Sign-up is underway.


  • The Rev. Canon John Hartnett is on sabbatical from August 28 - December 29, 2014.


Wardens and Vestry
  • Denise Vollkommer joins the Vestry.


Worship Times

Sunday, August 31: Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost
8 a.m.: Holy Eucharist, Rite I

9:30 a.m.: Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Weekday Morning Prayer, Rite I:
Monday - Friday at 8:30 a.m. in the Chapel
Note: This service has recessed for the summer and will resume on Tuesday, September 2.

Noon on Wednesdays: Holy Eucharist, Rite II and Healing Prayers 
September 3, 17

Remembering September 11: On Thursday, September 11, there will be a service of Holy Eucharist, Rite II, at noon.

Feast of St. Francis Observances: 
Saturday, October 4 at 4 p.m.: Annual Pet Blessing
Sunday, October 5 at 11:45 a.m.: Pet Memorial Service
Sunday, September 28 - Sunday, October 5: Pet Supplies Drive to benefit homeless shelter animals


Youth Ministries
  • Download the 2014-2015 YPF participation form.
  • High School Group and YPF will meet again in the fall.




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