Good afternoon everyone! We had a blessed worship service this morning. We welcomed guest minister, Rev. Frank Ackerman, to the pulpit. Rev. Ackerman is a 1959 graduate of Northwestern Junior College in Orange City, Iowa, and a 1961 graduate of Houghton College in New York. In 1965, he graduated from Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan. Since then, he has served churches in Jersey City, Newark, Paterson and Leeds, New York. He is married to Micheline Ackerman.
His message was "In Christ We Live in Hope", based on Exodus 17 and Romans 5.
Rev. Christopher Wolf will return from his break on Friday, March 24th. If you have any pastoral care needs, please contact Julie Kooistra or Frank Arnone. Christopher's Chat will be back with a new episode on Sunday, March 26th.
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.
Envelope of the Month
This month, we highlight the Book of Remembrance envelope. Donations to this fund can be made in memory or honor of a loved one or event. This envelope can also be used along with the forms on the table in the back of the sanctuary for donations for Easter lilies and Easter Book of Remembrance. Donations placed in this envelope are deposited into a separate fund and used for capital improvements for the church.
Palm Sunday Breakfast
Join us downstairs in the Van Wyk Fellowship Hall following worship on Sunday, April 9th for a Palm Sunday Breakfast! CLICK HERE to sign up on the home page of our website. You can also sign up with the form provided in your bulletin or on the hallway bulletin board.
Man Up will meet again on Monday, March 27th at 6pm at the Saddle Brook Diner on Market Street.
IGNITE will meet at the parsonage (located in the rear parking lot) on Sunday, March 26th at 4pm.
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 12, 2017
Rosalie, Crystal, Jenna, Donald, Carol, Diandra, Ann's dad, Laura, Jerry and Kathy.
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.
Wednesday 3/22 - Adult Choir Rehearsal 7:30pm
Thursday 3/23 - Christianity 101 Adult Bible Study 7:30pm
1) Sunday School/Adult Bible Class 9am
2) Worship Service 10:30am
3) Choir Rehearsal 12-12:30pm
4) IGNITE at the parsonage 4pm
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In His Service,
The First Reformed Church of Saddle Brook, NJ
5 Ackerman Avenue (corner of Saddle River Rd)
Saddle Brook, New Jersey 07663