Good afternoon everyone! This is the day that the Lord has made.
Let us rejoice and be glad in it!
This morning, Rev. Christopher Wolf concluded his Lenten series, "Journey to the Heart of God". Covenant, justice, mercy, holiness are the keys to God's heart. In this series, we learned more about their nature, as well as how they apply to our daily lives. Today's message focused on mercy. This week's Christopher's Chat examines this key to God's heart.
OTHER CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS
Pastor Christopher on Break
Pastor Christopher will be on a break from March 13-20, returning to the office on March 21st. Please pray for a time of restoration. If you have pastoral concerns during this time, please contact elders Evelyn Leseberg or Catherine Wasdyke. Rev. Frank Ackerman will be our guest minister on Sunday, March 18th.
Palm Sunday Breakfast
We invite you to our Palm Sunday breakfast following the service on Sunday, March 25th downstairs in the Van Wyk Fellowship Hall. Donations of bagels, fruit and muffins are needed. A sign-up sheet is now available on the hallway bulletin board. You may also sign up online by clicking HERE to access the electronic form.
Vacation Bible School
Come aboard and join us for an exciting week of Shipwrecked VBS from Monday, August 6th through Friday, August 10th, where we will learn how Jesus rescued us. We are still in need of many leaders and volunteers to faithfully lead the children down the Christian path. If you feel led to volunteer in this year's program, please sign up on the hallway bulletin board or online by clicking HERE to visit our VBS page. Thank you to all those who have already signed up to volunteer. For more information, please speak with Thomas Van Winkle.
Easter Memorial Flowers and Book of Remembrance
Lilies will be placed in the Sanctuary for Easter Sunday (April 1st). If you would like to donate one in memory or honor of someone, you may do so. Donated plants may be picked up after the worship service on Easter. Forms are available in your bulletin and on the table at the back of the Sanctuary. The form, along with cash or your check, may be placed in the offering plate, mailed to the church, or given to Evelyn Leseberg, Vice President of Consistory. The deadline is Sunday, March 25th.
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 (March 4th)
Family of Charlie Crowley, Family of Ray Heffernan, Doug, Bock Family, Joanne (Jenny's Mom).
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) Elders' Meeting 7pm
2) Consistory Meeting 7:30pm
Thursday 3/15 - Adult Choir Rehearsal 7:30pm
Sunday 3/18 1) Sunday School/Adult Bible Study 9am
2) Worship Service 10:30am
3) Choir Rehearsal 11:45am-1pm (Van Wyk Fellowship Hall)
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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