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First Reformed Weekly ~ 8/27/2017 (Twelfth Sunday After Pentecost)

Good afternoon everyone! Rev. Christopher Wolf continued his sermon series, "Salvation", with a message on how we are saved.

We also welcomed Phyllis Schuurman as our guest pianist/organist once again this week as we continue the search for a permanent Music Director/Worship Leader. Phyllis lives in Garfield and is a member of Covenant Christian Reformed Church of North Haledon. Phyllis provides music for several churches in the area as a substitute pianist/organist.

Christopher's Chat, Pastor Christopher's weekly YouTube messages, has returned this week. This week's episode focuses on his series, "Salvation". Please watch below:


Saddle Brook Township Picnic

Thank you to all those who came out to assist at our table and dessert table at the Saddle Brook Township picnic yesterday at the park. Thank you to all those who donated desserts for the dessert table, which was also sponsored by the Saddle Brook Woman's Club. We also thank all those who helped paint the rocks for the table. They were a huge hit as many children and adults added their own designs and positive messages to share with others. We also had other giveaways, including wristbands and key chains. Finally, many people left prayer requests in our prayer box for Pastor Christopher to pray for. We thank God for a beautiful day of fun and fellowship. God bless everyone!

Music Ministry Update

Thanks to Evelyn Leseberg and the Worship Committee, piano/organ substitutes have been secured through the end of October. In addition, we have already received nearly a dozen profiles for a permanent Worship Leader/Music Director. The Worship Committee will be reviewing them and meeting with candidates soon. If you have any questions or would like more information, please see Evelyn or Pastor Christopher.

Sunday School Rally Day

The first day of the new Sunday School year is coming up soon. The kick-off will be held on Sunday, September 10th during the 10:30am worship service. All students will be dismissed to meet their teachers and classmates during the service. A luncheon will follow the service downstairs in the Van Wyk Fellowship Hall. Starting on September 17th. Please sign up on the sheet on the hallway bulletin board if you are attending, and indicate if you are bringing a salad or dessert. There is also a sign up sheet for those who wish to assist with set up or clean up. Sunday School will meet on Sundays at 9am. Classes are being offered for students entering pre-k through 8th grade in September 2017. CLICK HERE to register your child for Sunday School.

Bulletin Publishing

Starting in September, we need a Bulletin Coordinator - an individual or team that collects information for the weekly bulletin and then assembles and publishes it. This very important ministry includes the order of worship and key information for the congregation. The printing has to be done here at the church, but other parts can be done from home via Internet. There will be training and help. Please see Pastor Christopher if you need more information and if you are interested in serving.

Coffee Hour

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 (August 20th)

Family of Beth, Family of Clinton Leinweber, Rosalie Shoeman.

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. ​


Thursday 8/31 - Christianity 101 Adult Bible Study 7pm (note the new time)

Sunday 9/3 - Worship Service 10:30am


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

Phone: 201-843-6672

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