Good afternoon everyone! Today is All Saints' Sunday. As we observe this day, we remember the faithful who gone before us; and we are renewed by the hope and power of God who promises eternal life.
We also had our Fall Congregational Meeting after worship this morning. We are excited to announce that Jim Gilbert will be hired as our new Music Director/Worship Leader.
Please watch this week's episode of Christopher's Chat. Pastor Christopher discusses the meaning of All Saints' Sunday.
OTHER CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS
Pastor Christopher on Break
Starting later today (November 5th) through Monday, November 13th, Pastor Christopher and his family will be on a break. Please pray for refreshment and rest. If you have any pastoral concerns during this time, please contact Elders Evelyn Leseberg or Julie Kooistra.
Operation Christmas Child
This year's packing party is scheduled for next Sunday, November 12th at 3pm in the Van Wyk Fellowship Hall (accessible from the Saddle River Rd parking lot). We are in need of lots of empty shoe boxes, as we currently have 36 shoe boxes donated (we prefer the ones with separate lids, but we will take any you have!), Christmas wrap, scotch tape, and LARGE rubber bands. We will also be collecting items to fill the boxes including school and hygiene supplies, small toys, stuffed animals, coloring books, puzzles, etc. This year, we are unable to accept donations of toothpaste and candy, as both items delay the customs process. All items MUST be new. Please pick up a shoe box item checklist on the rear table in the Sanctuary, or CLICK HERE to view more information here. CLICK HERE to reply to our Facebook event. An updated inventory list will be posted later today. If you have any questions, please contact Lynne Wojcik.
Envelope of the Month
This month's highlighted envelope is the Deacon's Fund. The fund is separate from our general fund and is monitored by the Deacons. Money donated using this envelope is prayerfully used to help those in need.
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 29th)
Family of Patty, Kelly, JoAnn Brendel, Suzanne Cruz, Carol, Mike, Greg, Gail, Family of Charles, Jenny's Mom, Barbara, college friends.
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.
Thursday 11/9 - NO Christianity 101 Adult Bible Study
Sunday 11/12 1) Sunday School/Adult Bible Study 9am
2) Worship Service 10:30am
3) Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box Packing Party 3pm in the Van Wyk Fellowship Hall
***CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR FULL CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS***
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