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First Reformed Weekly - 3/12/17 (Second Sunday in Lent)

Good afternoon everyone! Today's message was "Healing for the Soul and Body". This message was about how confessing our sins brings healing. But, carrying around sin and guilt and keeping it inside causes us stress and harm - spiritually and physically. We hope you take the time to listen to that message in this week's worship service and episode of Christopher's Chat.

We pray that everyone stays safe during the upcoming snowstorm that will impact our area on Tuesday with 12-18 inches of snow.

Please be advised that Pastor Christopher will be on break from March 17th-March 24th. If you have any pastoral care needs, please contact Julie Kooistra or Frank Arnone.

Christopher's Chat

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.

First Night Kits

During the month of March and beginning of April, the Sunday School is participating in a community service project by collecting items for First Night Kits, a program run by the non-profit organization, Jersey Cares. For more information and a newly updated inventory list, click HERE.

Man Up

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. If you would like to donate one in memory or honor of someone, you may do so. Donated plants may be picked up after the worship service on Easter. Forms are available on the table in the back of the sanctuary. The form, along with cash or your check, may be placed in the offering plate, mailed to the church, or given to Evelyn Leseberg. The deadline is 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 - March 5, 2017

Judy, Ann, Mary, college students taking midterm exams and college students traveling on spring break, Diandra, Karen's girlfriend's mother, Jenny, Jo-anne, the family of Lisa, the family of Jeff.

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.


Monday 3/13

1) Elders' Meeting 7pm

2) Consistory Meeting 7:30pm

Wednesday 3/15 - Adult Choir Rehearsal 7:30pm

Thursday 3/16 - Christianity 101 Adult Bible Study 7:30pm

Sunday 3/19

1) Sunday School/Adult Bible Class 9am

2) Worship Service 10:30am

3) Choir Rehearsal 12-12:30pm


Thank you for taking the time to read through this week's news. Feel free to share with your family and friends.

In His Service,

The First Reformed Church of Saddle Brook, NJ

5 Ackerman Avenue (corner of Saddle River Rd)

Saddle Brook, New Jersey 07663

Phone: 201-843-6672

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