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This Week at First Reformed ~ 7/8/2018

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 discussed God's Steadfast Love. Today's scripture was from Lamentations 3:1-26. Last week, Pastor Christopher discussed how God is in the restoration business. His restoration work is seen here at First Reformed. Pastor Christopher discussed this in this week's episode of Christopher's Chat, which can be viewed below:


Vacation Bible School

We are looking for volunteers to help with decorating the church for VBS between now and August. We will need help with decorating the stage downstairs in the Van Wyk Fellowship Hall. We are also looking for volunteers to assist with recreation, crafts, snacks, setting up, or working as a classroom assistant. For further information, or if you are able to volunteer any time, please speak with Tommy Van Winkle. If you are interested in helping with decorating, please see Sherry Dapcic or Tommy Van Winkle.

Registration is open for students entering pre-k (age 3 by June 1, 2018 and potty-trained) through sixth grade in September 2018. You may register by going to our VBS page.

In addition, we are still looking for donations of snack and kitchen items. CLICK HERE for the full list.

VBS will run from August 6th through August 10th from 9am-12pm daily.

VBS Pre-Registration Social

There will be a pre-registration social on Tuesday, July 24th from 7-8:30pm downstairs in the Van Wyk Fellowship Hall. This will serve as an opportunity for parents to register their children and meet the VBS staff. All are welcome to come to this social, even if you registered ahead of time. Refreshments will be served. For more information, please speak with Thomas Van Winkle.

VBS Meeting

There will be a meeting for all teachers and leaders on Thursday, July 12th at 6:30pm, followed by a meeting for ALL volunteers at 7:30pm. Both meetings will take place in the Clements' Room.

Prayer Cloth Ministry

Have you have placed someone on the prayer list and would like to have a prayer cloth for them? Please contact Kathy Alia or Winnie Caputo. Prayer cloths are also available for special occasions such as baptisms, graduations, confirmations, births, marriages and special anniversaries. For more information on the prayer cloth ministry, click HERE.

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 (July 1st)

Larry, Hackensack Fire Department and other firefighters, Stephanie Wagoner's father Roy, Confirmation Class and their bell restoration project, Alex, Marion, families of Maryland shooting victims, Pastor and Jenny.

A complete list of ongoing prayer concerns is on the back table in the Sanctuary.


Monday 7/9 - Christianity 101 Adult Bible Study 7:30pm

Thursday 7/12

1) VBS Teachers/Leaders Meeting 6:30pm

2) VBS Volunteer Meeting 7:30pm

Sunday 7/15 - 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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