This Week's Announcements- September

Episcopal Relief and Development coordinates relief effort - Hurricane Dorian has already left a path of destruction in the Bahamas — and has left devastation along the southeast coast of the United States…

We need your help to provide relief and support to communities impacted by this devastating storm.

Click on the link in this email and donate to ERD directly, and name St. John's Episcopal Church Ramsey as your Donor Organization.


St. John's Outreach Committee will have a basket on the piano at church on Sunday. Please make the check payable to St. John's Epsicopal Church, and in the memo line include "ERD Dorian Relief".

As you know, Dorian pummeled the Grand Bahama and Abaco Islands — killing at least seven people and trapping many more. Roofs were ripped clear off of homes, and entire neighborhoods remain under water.

We are working through the Anglican Alliance to support the Anglican Diocese of the Bahamas & the Turks and Caicos as they begin assessing the damage once the storm clears.

Help us partner with local communities and provide urgent support.
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We are also preparing to send emergency aid to coastal communities from the southernmost tip of Florida up through South Carolina — as they await Dorian's imminent arrival. At this point, we don't know where (or if) the storm will make landfall — but we need to be ready.

We plan to support the Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida in their outreach to homeless and other vulnerable communities in Orlando, Titusville, Oveido, Ocala and surrounding areas with shelter, hurricane preparedness kits, water and nonperishable food ahead of the storm. Episcopal congregations have also opened their doors to help serve as a place of shelter for evacuees.

Please make an urgent donation to our Hurricane Relief Fund today. Your gift will help us bring relief and comfort to so many.

Thank you in advance for your support, and for praying for all who are impacted by this devastating storm.

Welcome Back/Rally is THIS SUNDAY, September 8th. On Sunday, September 8th we are inviting all parishioners to “kick-off” the 2019-20 church season with an indoor tailgate following the 10:00am service.

Food • Games • Fellowship.

We'll commission our Sunday School and other programs of mission and ministry, and formally welcome many newer parishioners. Following the 10am service, St. John's will host a parish picnic at 11:30am. Bring your favorite fall foods to share with friends; you will receive a sign-up sheet via email. ”Come greet one another and share stories of trips, reunions, relaxation, reading or other summer fun. Enjoy time with each other in our wonderful place, deepening our relationships that nurture our wellness.

To sign up, go to:

For more info contact Kelly Jo Bledsoe and/or Kristin Canty.


In case you're not able to be with us on Sunday, here are links to the readings
we're following Track 1

and the announcements from the worship booklet, here are other ministry and mission opportunities for and from St. John's:

Summer Breakfasts: We had our last breakfast for this summer on Sunday 9/1/19 and the grand total collected for the Center for Food Action was $824.   The Outreach group thanks everyone who attended these breakfasts, enjoying the camaraderie while donating to the CFA.    Most especially, we thank the caring parishioners who hosted the breakfasts:- Martha Anderson,  Maryann Molnar, Kathy & Bill Lathrop, Jan & Chuck Hardy, Kristin Canty, Jane & James Fraser, Marina Boma & Sabrina Persaud, Christine Potts & Jim Francese, Mary Welton & Peg Surridge, Amy Lynch.   If you were unable to get to a breakfast and would like to help us round up our donation, then please put a check to St. John’s in the collection plate, with CFA in the memo field.   The CFA is what many men, women & children in Northern NJ turn to because they are unable to earn sufficient money to buy food. THANK YOU! 


The Seamen’s Church Institute: The next get-together for the knitting and crochet group will be at the Frasers’ house on Friday September 27, from 2:00 until 4:30. Anyone who is interested is invited to come along to knit, crochet, chat and eat cake! If you would like to come, or would like more Information, please call Jane at 201-825-8033. We will be delivering all our hats and scarves to the Institute in Port Newark in early November, ready for packaging and distribution in December. As well as hats and scarves, each Christmas parcel for a mariner can include small gifts such as gum, candy, playing cards, Sudoko puzzles (no word games as many mariners speak other languages) shampoo, soap, lip balm etc. Personal space on cargo ships is very limited so all items must be small or modest in size. There will be a basket in the parish hall throughout September and October for any offerings. Thank you for bringing a little cheer into the lives of those far from home at Christmas. Info? Jane Fraser 201-825-8033. 


The Community Thrift Shop is not able to accept any more summer clothing.  Their end of summer sale is now going on with lots of bargains to be had. Drop by and check them out! 


Missing something?  Check the lost and found basket in the parish hall.  There are several  articles of clothing left from last winter/spring.  Anything left at the end of this month will be donated. 


Attention all GolfersRedeemer Lutheran Church is now starting to plan the 6th Annual Redeemer Golf Outing. Once again, the outing will be open to members and friends of the Congregation, male or female. Young adults, 12 and older, with their own clubs, are also welcome. The outing will take place at Wallkill Golf Club in Middletown, NY (about a 45-minute ride) on Saturday, September 28, 2019. The cost will be $75.00 per person and includes greens fees, cart and lunch with tip. If you think you would like to be involved, please see Mike Vandevander or call him at (201) 783-3555. You could also send an email to