Good afternoon everyone! This is the day that the Lord has made.
Let us rejoice and be glad in it!
Wishing you a blessed 2018!
Today's message was "Our Everlasting Light". In the Bible, and in our lives, darkness often points to absence - of light, of holiness, of God's presence. So when Isaiah talks of the light of the Lord taking over for the sun and moon, he's talking about God's presence. This is a perfect follow-up to Christmas. When Jesus arrived, everything changed - and continues to. His light, His presence in this world and in our hearts, scatters the darkness.
Christopher's Chat, Pastor Christopher's weekly messages, discusses the light of the Lord:
OTHER CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS
Birthday and Anniversary Lists
We are updating our birthday and anniversary lists. Please check out your information on the bulletin board and make any changes/additions/deletions. Thank you.
The Christmas decorations located in the Sanctuary and entrances will be taken down on Saturday, January 13th at 10am. If you are able to help with this task, please speak to Evelyn Leseberg or Mary Marino. Your help is very much appreciated.
The 2018 calendars are available on the back table in the Overflow Room, along with the church cookbooks and ornaments. Please help yourself.
Offering Envelopes for 2018
The offering envelopes for 2018 are now available on the back table. If you would like a box of envelopes and you don't see one with your name on it, please see Donna Arnone. Thank you.
Please check the sign-up sheet on the bulletin board outside the upstairs kitchen, and sign up if you are able to host coffee hour.
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 (December 24th)
Gloria, Dominick, Mary, Darryl, those experiencing grief and depression, college kids.
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.
1) Christianity 101 Adult Bible Study 7pm
2) Adult Choir 7:30pm
Sunday 1/7 1) Sunday School/Adult Bible Study 9am
2) Epiphany Sunday Worship Service/Communion 10:30am
***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