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Annual Meeting

PER THE PARISH BYLAWS, the Annual Meeting of the Parish will be held on Sunday, February 11. 

Diocese of Newark 2018 Convention

January 26-27 (Fri-Sat)  Every year, Our Savior sends delegates to Convention to participate and vote on Diocesan mission and business issues.  This year’s delegates, in addition to Mother Searle, are: Paul Schumann, Don Roberts, Hank Allen and Susan Jacobson.  Please note that Our Saviour will elect new delegates for 2019 at our Febtuary 11 Annual Meeting and think about whether you would like to represent the parish at Diocesan Convention next year!

Workshops open to Parishoners:
Episcopal Vo-Tech
is a new initiative for the 2018 Convention. Parishioners involved with or interested in Building and Grounds (Parish Property and Maintenance), Youth Ministry and Sunday School, or Stewardship are invited to come to the special Workshops which will be held at the Convention location (Hilton Hotel, Parsippany) on Saturday with registration at 9:00 am, followed by a one-hour and 20-minute session.  Agendas for each group will vary, but participants will be able to network with peers in the Diocese, access information on Diocesan resources, share challenges and explore opportunities. Individuals are asked to come with questions and ideas and an interest in learning more.

Buildings & Grounds -- will meet with multiple members of the Ward J. Herbert Board (our own church has been a beneficiary of a Ward J. Herbert grant) & Jim Caputo, Diocesan Property and Risk Manager.

Youth Ministries -- will meet with The Rev. Sheelagh Clarke, Interim Coordinator of Youth Ministries & Mr. Chris Whitaker, Christ Church, Short Hills and member of the Youth Leadership Diocesan cohort.

Stewardship -- will meet with Pat Yankus & Paul Shackford, members of the Fund Development Council of the Diocese.

Since deputies are not allowed to attend the workshops, we are hoping to have a non-delegate presence of interested parishioners.  Please let Mother Searle ( know if you would like to attend.  The church will cover the $25 cost of the workshops, continental breakfast and lunch.  

Notable Dates

  • January 21 - Baptism of Colton Tyrus Lyons (Son of Christopher and Season)
  • February 4 - Theological Education Sunday (for laity and clergy to focus on education as a key aspect of mission: home, parish, university, seminary)
  • February 11 - Annual Meeting of the Parish
  • February 13 - Shrove Tuesday
  • February 14 - Ash Wednesday - For the past few years, Our Saviour has also done “Ashes to Go” at several venues in Secaucus.  This year, we plan to set up again at the strip mall in front of CVS. Here we were last year (some of us). If you can volunteer this year for a couple of hours in the morning or afternoon, please do.  You’ll love it!

Prayer Group

The prayer group will meet on Saturday, January 27 at noon.

We ask for prayers for those on our prayer list:
  • Liz our Vicar - health
  • Penny Roberts- health
  • Verna Fitzgerald - health
  • Jack Fitzgerald - health
  • Jane Schreiber - health
  • Henry Saurborn Sr - health
  • Maria C Ivera and family - general
  • Miya S - health (friend in Christ)
  • Susan Pirro - health (friend in Christ)
  • Our Church and its leaders
Verna Fitzgerald thanks parishioners for all their prayers. She is making good progress and feeling much better.  If you would like to send her a card to Verna, we think it would be appreciated.  Her address is: The Harborage, 7600 River Road, North Bergen, NJ 07047.  Also, Verna can receive telephone calls at 551-237-2547.

Other Announcements


Kings Kitchen, Meals on Wheels

Sign up to help cook or deliver meals for Kings Kitchen.  There are available dates to cook or deliver food. The sign up sheet is in the Narthex. 

Secaucus Emergency Food Pantry

A full list of items needed can be found here, however we are always in need of $10 gift cards to Walmart to purchase fresh items (milk, bread, fruit and vegetables). Donations can be left in the basket in the Narthex.

Blessings to you and see you in church!

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