St. Elizabeth Church

This Sunday, November 30: First Sunday of Advent and Beginning of the Church Year
The Collect

Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness, and put on the armor of light, now in the time ofthis mortal life in which your Son Jesus Christ came to visit
us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge both the living and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

8 a.m.: Holy Eucharist, Rite One

10 a.m.: The Great Litany and Holy Eucharist, Rite One

Staff and Vestry News

The Rev. Canon John Hartnett will be on sabbatical August 28 – December 31.

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, November 30: First Sunday of Advent
8 a.m.: Holy Eucharist, Rite I
10 a.m.: The Great Litany and Holy Eucharist, Rite I

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

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

Thanksgiving services:
November 25: Ridgewood Community service at 7:30 p.m., Old Paramus Church

Thanksgiving Day at St. Elizabeth's: Holy Eucharist, Rite II at 10 a.m.

Church Office Hours
The Church Office is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Church Office will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and Friday, November 28.

Altar Guild
  • The Altar Guild will meet on Thursday, November 20 at 9:30 a.m.

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



Annual Pledging
  • It's Annual Ingathering Season

  • Annual Ingathering Brunches are Sunday, November 23 following the 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. services.




Children's Choirs
  • Adult volunteers needed for all rehearsals.
  • Mentor a chorister!




Choirmaster's Column
  • Advent Concert is December 14 at 4 p.m.
  • 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
  • The First Grade class will have a special tour of the worship space on December 6.
  • Child-to-Child Christmas Gift Collection is December 7.

  • Annual Christmas Pageant is December 21.



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



Family Ministries Associate

  • Moms Group has resumed. All moms welcome! 


Fellowship Events

  • All-Parish Ingathering Brunches are Sunday, November 23 following the 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. services.

  • All-Parish Advent Party is Tuesday, December 2.

  • Tree Lighting and Carol Sing is December 17.

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



Flower Memorials
  • Refresh or renew your Christmas memorials by December 7.

  • Sign up to be a poinsettia bearer.


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

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


Outreach Program
  • 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.  


Pastoral Care
  • The Alzheimers Association is offering afree caregiver workshop on October 30. 

  • Alzheimer's Awareness Week is November 9-16. Several events are planned in Ridgewood.


Spiritual Development
  • Rev. Maylin Biggadike explores The Book of Ruth.

  • Advent Quiet Day is December 12.


Teacher/Chapel Leader Information
  • There will be a Winter Term teachers meeting on Sunday, November 16 at 11:40 a.m. in the third grade classroom.
  • A few slots left: 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 31, 2014.


Wardens and Vestry
  • Denise Vollkommer joins the Vestry.


Worship Times

Sunday, November 30: First Sunday of Advent
8 a.m.: Holy Eucharist, Rite I
10 a.m.: The Great Litany and Holy Eucharist, Rite I

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 
December 3, December 17

Thanksgiving Services
Ridgewood Community Interfaith service: Tuesday, November 25 at 7:30 p.m., Old Paramus Reformed Church

Thanksgiving Day, November 27 at 10 a.m.: Holy Eucharist, Rite II


Youth Ministries
  • High School Group cooks for the All-Parish Brunch in November.
  • YPF  in Hollywood party is November 30.
  • Download the 2014-2015 YPF participation form.



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