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First Reformed Weekly ~ 10/8/2017 (Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost)

Good afternoon everyone! Today's message was "A Full Heart". This week's message came from a prayer from Paul for the Ephesians. He prays that Christ will dwell in their hearts. Today, if we can make room for Christ in our hearts - we too will be filled with joy, hope, peace, love and compassion. And that can change everything.

You may learn more about that by watching this week's Christopher's Chat below or by watching our worship service later tonight, when it is uploaded on YouTube.


Church Roof Update

Work on the church roof will begin within the next couple of weeks. We have received the construction permit required for the work to begin.

Operation Christmas Child

We are planning our annual Operation Christmas Child shoe box packing party to be held on a Sunday afternoon in November. We need donations of shoe boxes and items to fill them. For more information, and to view a checklist of needed items, CLICK HERE. Monetary donations to cover shipping costs ($9 per box) are also welcome. For more information, please contact Lynne Van Wyk-Wojcik, Ellen Plog or Thomas Van Winkle.

Envelope of the Month

The envelope of the month is your blue 4th quarter Assessment envelope. As a reminder, our Classis assessment is $86 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 are behind on our assessment income. If you have any questions, please see any Consistory member or Pastor Christopher.

Man Up

Man Up, First Reformed's men's ministry, will hold their next gathering on Monday, October 16th at 6pm at the Saddle Brook Diner (30 Market Street).

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 (October 1st)


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.

A complete list of ongoing prayer concerns is on the back table in the Sanctuary.


Monday 10/9 - Elders' Meeting 7pm/Consistory Meeting 7:30pm

Thursday 10/12 - Christianity 101 Adult Bible Study 7pm (note the new time)

Sunday 10/15 1) Sunday School/Adult Bible Study 9am

2) 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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