Good afternoon everyone! Today marks the First Sunday in Lent. The message was "The Root of Sin", which was about how sin starts with deception and lies. We focused on the story of the Garden with Adam and Eve (Genesis 2:15-17 and 3:1-7) to better understand sin's destructive power.
We also celebrated the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper. The Rev. Harold W. Lay came to visit our congregation during worship this morning. Rev. Lay served as our ninth pastor from 1990 to 1999.
Pastor Christopher offers a weekly video message entitled "Christopher's Chat" to summarize his sermon series. Below is today's message about the root of sin.
Coffee Hour Hosts/Hostesses
There are still dates open to host coffee hour. Please see the sign-up sheet on the hallway bulletin board by the kitchen if you are interested in hosting coffee hour.
Pastor Christopher will be on break on Sunday, March 19th and Tuesday, March 21st to Saturday, March 25th. If you have any pastoral care needs, please contact Julie Kooistra.
The Sunday School will be collecting items for the First Night Kits program, run by the Jersey Cares Organization. Some items that can be donated include shampoo, toothpaste, pajamas, t-shirts, socks and underwear. We will be posting more information this week on our website with a full list of items needed for donation as well as further information on this project. Items will be accepted until Sunday, April 2nd. Donations can be left at the church in the Ackerman Avenue entrance.
Man Up will meet again on Monday, March 27th at 6pm at the Saddle Brook Diner on Market Street.
Easter Lilies and Book of Remembrance
Lilies will be placed in the Sanctuary for Easter Sunday on April 16th. After the service, you may pick up your plant(s). Also, your memorial gifts for the Book of Remembrance are invited. Please fill out the form on the pink insert in your church bulletin, and place it in the offering plate, give it to Evelyn Leseberg, or mail it to the church along with your check. Memorials MUST be received by Sunday, April 9th.
Ongoing Clothing Drive Bagged or boxed donations of clothing, shoes, accessories, bedding, linens, curtains and towels may be left outside Pastor's garage doors anytime.
Last Week's Prayer Concerns - February 26, 2017
Rosalie, Nicole, Jenny, Jo-Anne, Marlin's mother, Armond's family, Mary.
If you have placed someone on the prayer list and would like to have a handmade prayer cloth (shown below) for them, please see Winnie Caputo to arrange for them to receive one. For more information on the prayer cloth ministry, click HERE.