Good afternoon everyone, and happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful moms out there! Pastor Christopher discussed the most important commandment for Mother's Day - honoring thy father and mother. These commandments can be found in Deuteronomy 5.
Here are some more announcements from the First Reformed Church:
Below is this week's episode of Christopher's Chat:
Man Up will meet again tomorrow night at 6pm at the Saddle Brook Diner on Market Street. For further information about our men's ministry, click HERE.
Children's Day Luncheon
Next Sunday, May 21st, is Children's Day. The Sunday School students will participate in the 10:30am worship service. This week marks the end of the school year. Please join us after worship for the Children's Day luncheon. IF YOU ARE ATTENDING, YOU MUST SIGN UP ON THE BULLETIN BOARD IN THE HALLWAY.
Saddle Brook Memorial Day Parade and Water Station Update
Due to lack of interest, we will not be marching in this year's Memorial Day parade. Therefore, we will be focusing on our water station in front of the church. Donations of gallon jugs of water, bags of ice, and cups are needed for the water station. If anyone has a cooler(s) that may be borrowed for the day, that would also be appreciated.
IGNITE and Community Serve Gardening Project
IGNITE will be painting garden stakes on Friday, May 26th from 7-9pm in the Saddle River Road parking lot. These garden stakes will be used at the Community Serve gardening event on Saturday, May 27th from 9am-4pm. For more information on the IGNITE event, CLICK HERE. For more information on the Community Serve event, CLICK HERE.
Pentecost Geraniums and Book of Remembrance
Geraniums will be placed in the sanctuary on Pentecost Sunday, June 4th. Forms are available on the table in the back of the sanctuary. Forms and donations are due by Sunday, May 28th and may be placed in the offering plate, given to Evelyn Leseberg, or mailed to the church. You may take home your geraniums after the worship service on June 4th.
Vacation Bible School is coming soon!!!
Our annual Vacation Bible School is scheduled to begin on Monday, July 31st and run through Friday, August 4th. We are in need of volunteers for all departments: teachers, helpers, kitchen, stage, and activities. Come spend a fun time with us a couple of hours every morning during the week. We would love for you to be a part of this great event. The deadline for signing up is May 31st. If we don't have enough leaders, we won't be able to charge through another exciting year of VBS. Don't disappoint the kids! They need us! CLICK HERE to sign up to lead or volunteer in this year's program. You can also sign up on the hallway bulletin board or by emailing Frank Arnone at firstname.lastname@example.org. Come join the fun!
Envelope of the Month ~ May
The envelope of the month is your blue 2nd Quarter Assessment envelope. As a reminder, our Classis assessment is $86 per person ($21.50 quarterly). If you have any questions, please see any Consistory member or Pastor Christopher.
Ongoing Clothing Drive Thank you to John Plog and Paul Marino for their assistance in loading the truck for our April clothing pick-up. We received a check for $810.20 for that donation. We continue to accept 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 (May 7th)
College students, Joe, JoAnn, Jen, John, Adam, Gio, Bill, Helen.
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 5/15 - Man Up at Saddle Brook Diner 6pm
Wednesday 5/17 - Adult Choir Rehearsal 7:30pm
Thursday 5/18 - Adult Bible Study 7:30pm
1) Sunday School/Adult Bible Class 9am
2) Children's Day Worship Service 10:30am
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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