Good afternoon everyone! Today was the third Sunday of Pastor Christopher's series, "Guiding and Leading". Today's installment was "The Way In Which I Should Walk", based on scripture from Psalm 143:1-12.
We hope you watch the service when it is uploaded tonight. Also, we invite you to listen to this week's Christopher's Chat as we prepare for VBS starting tomorrow:
OTHER CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS
Vacation Bible School
Our annual Vacation Bible School program is scheduled to run tomorrow through Friday, August 4th from 9am-12pm daily. Registration is underway for children entering pre-k (AND age 3 by 6/1/2017) through 6th grade in September 2017. CLICK HERE to register your child.
Also, please note that donations are needed for VBS as we will be making snack crafts. The following items are needed: water, apple juice, goldfish crackers, 7 oz. plastic cups, animal crackers, lucky charms cereal (or similar type of cereal), marshmallows (large and mini), pretzel sticks, dessert-sized paper plates, and napkins. Monetary donations would also be appreciated.
Music Ministry Luncheon
The congregation is invited to a luncheon to express our gratitude to our Music Director, Susan Redvanly, on Sunday, August 13th. She will be moving on from her ministry of serving the Lord through music here. She has truly blessed many people. There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board in the hallway where you can indicate your attendance.
Piano and Organ News
The parents of Susan Redvanly, our Music Director, have graciously offered to sell the piano located in the sanctuary to the First Reformed Church at a cost of $2,500. The Consistory approved by vote to purchase the piano. We thank Susan, Bob, and Susan's parents for their thoughtful and kind offer. We are also pleased to announce that the work on the organ has been completed at a cost of $876, which is $2,624 below the Consistory allotted amount of $3,500. Our thanks to Jim Konzelman for his faithful attention to restoring the organ to a much improved condition.
Envelope of the Month
The envelope of the month is your blue 3rd Quarter Assessment envelope. As a reminder, our Classis assessment is $86.00 per person for the year ($21.50 quarterly). As we promised to keep you advised of our financial situation, we should let you know that we were a bit short on our 2nd quarter assessment income. If you have any questions, please see any Consistory member or Pastor.
Please check the sign-up sheet on the bulletin board outside the upstairs kitchen for Sundays that remain open to host.
Ongoing Clothing Drive We continue to accept bagged or boxed donations of clothing, shoes, accessories, bedding, linens, curtains and towels. All donations may be left outside Pastor Christopher's garage doors in the Ackerman Avenue parking lot anytime.
Last Week's Prayer Concerns (July 23rd)
Jo-Anne, Jen, Nicole, Sal, Susan, Malia and her baby, guidance for search for new Music Director, Bob and Susan.
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 7/31 through Friday 8/4 - Vacation Bible School 9am-12pm
Thursday 8/3 - Christianity 101 Adult Bible Study 7:30pm
Sunday 8/6 - Worship Service 10:30am
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Thank you for taking the time to read through this week's announcements. Feel free to share with your family and friends. God bless you!
In His Service,
The First Reformed Church of Saddle Brook, NJ
5 Ackerman Avenue (corner of Saddle River Rd)
Saddle Brook, New Jersey 07663