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This Week at First Reformed ~ 2/18/2018

Good afternoon everyone! This is the day that the Lord has made.

Let us rejoice and be glad in it!

This week was Ash Wednesday, the first day of the Lenten season. We held our Ash Wednesday service this past Wednesday. The message was "Dust and Ashes". CLICK HERE to watch our Ash Wednesday service on YouTube. CLICK HERE to watch a special Ash Wednesday edition of Christopher's Chat.

This morning, Rev. Christopher Wolf began a new series for Lent, "Journey to the Heart of God". Today's message was about holiness. Please watch below:

Yesterday was a difficult day for our community. A young person from town (high school student) committed suicide on Friday night. We give thanks for his life. We ask you pray for his family at his time. We opened the church for students, parents, teachers and anyone in the community who wanted to come together to grieve and support one another from 2-4pm.


Helping Pastor Roland Raise Money for Kids

Former interim Pastor Roland Ratmeyer is running a half marathon and invited us to help him raise money for recreation programs in New York City. The Consistory is donating $400 toward his goal of $1,300. If you would like to help, please contact Pastor Christopher for a form. The deadline is Wednesday, February 28th.

Vacation Bible School

Come aboard to join us for an exciting week of "Shipwrecked" VBS, where we will hear how Jesus has rescued us through every storm of life and is always by our side. This year's VBS is scheduled for Monday, August 6th through Friday, August 10th from 9am-12pm each day. We are in need of leaders (including teachers) and volunteers in order to have a successful VBS. If you are able to volunteer any time in this year's program, please sign up on the church hallway bulletin board or online by clicking HERE to visit our VBS page. For more information, please contact Thomas Van Winkle.

Coffee Hour

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 (February 12th)

Family of Adele, Lillian, Ross and Roberta, caregiver for Helen, Roseanne, Bobby, Marion, Kaytlin, Evelyn Leseberg, Jane Maggio, The James Family, Tony, Paisley and Family, Jenny, Jenny and Brian.

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 2/19 - Christianity 101 Adult Bible Study 7:30pm

Thursday 2/22 - Adult Choir Rehearsal 7:30pm

Sunday 2/25 1) Sunday School/Adult Bible Study 9am

2) Adult Choir Rehearsal 9:30am

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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