St. Elizabeth Church

This Sunday, September 21: The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
The Collect

Grant us, Lord, not to be anxious about earthly things, but to love things heavenly; and even now, while we are placed among things that are passing away, to hold fast to those that shall endure; 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

10 a.m.: Holy Baptism and Eucharist, Rite Two  

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 28.

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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Sunday, September 21: Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost 
8 a.m.: Holy Eucharist, Rite I
10 a.m.: Holy Baptism and Eucharist, Rite II

Wednesdays at noon:
Holy Eucharist, Rite II and Healing Prayers: 
September 17 (rescheduled to September 24), October 1, October 15

Weekday Morning Prayer, Rite I
Monday - Friday at 8:30 a.m. in the Chapel

Church Office Hours
The Church Office is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.


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 in September. The 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

  • The September 17 Moms Group meeting has been rescheduled to Wednesday, September 24 at 10:45 a.m.

  • 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
  • The annual CROP Walk is Sunday, October 19. Help fight world hunger by donating when asked by a confirmand.

  • 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
  • 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, September 21: Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
8 a.m.: Holy Eucharist, Rite I

10 a.m.: Holy Baptism and Eucharist, Rite II

Weekday Morning Prayer, Rite I:
Monday - Friday at 8:30 a.m. in the Chapel

Noon on Wednesdays: Holy Eucharist, Rite II and Healing Prayers 
September 17 (rescheduled to September 24), October 1, October 15

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.



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