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 "The Heart of Worship". This Sunday, we are observing Epiphany ("Three Kings Day"). Epiphany is the celebration of the Three Wise Men visiting Jesus Christ. Epiphany is always observed on the Sunday that is on or closest to January 6th. In observing Epiphany and the visit of the Wise Men, we learn essential lessons about what it means today to seek and worship Christ.
Christopher's Chat, Pastor Christopher's weekly messages, discusses these essential lessons from the Wise Men:
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 this 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.
Vacation Bible School
Now that a new year is upon us, it is time to begin planning for this year's VBS. The first VBS meeting is scheduled for Friday, January 19th at 7pm in the Clements' Room. In order to have a successful VBS, we need your help. Anyone who is interested in being a leader or volunteer is more than welcome to attend. If you feel led to serve as a leader or volunteer in this year's VBS, please sign up on the hallway bulletin board or online by clicking HERE to visit our VBS page. If you have any questions, please see Thomas Van Winkle.
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 31st)
Stan and Rosalie, JoAnn Brendel, PJ, Breanna, Tyler, Larry, Helen.
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 1/11 - Christianity 101 Adult Bible Study 7pm
Sunday 1/14 1) Sunday School/Adult Bible Study 9am
2) Worship Service/Installation of Elders and Deacons 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