Good afternoon everyone! This is the day that the Lord has made.
Let us rejoice and be glad in it!
This week, Pastor Christopher began a new sermon series, "I Will Follow". Through this new series, Pastor Christopher is seeking to show the challenge and blessing of being a Christ-follower. Most Christians are believers, many are not followers. To be a follower involves action, risk, depending on the Spirit, and sacrifice. This series will inspire people to take their faith to another level and beyond the pews.
Pastor Christopher also did a special prayer of blessing for all the VBS leaders and volunteers. Please keep all the children and helpers in your prayers throughout this week. Pastor Christopher also discussed VBS in this week's episode of Christopher's Chat:
OTHER CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS
Vacation Bible School Starts Tomorrow!
Our annual VBS program begins tomorrow morning at 9am! Registration is still open for students entering pre-k (age 3 by 6/1/18 and potty-trained) through 6th grade in September 2018. Registration forms are available on the back table in the Sanctuary and online at www.firstreformedsaddlebrook.com. There will be a closing program on Friday at 11am in the Van Wyk Hall for all parents and other guests. Please keep all the teachers, station leaders and volunteers in your prayers as we begin a fun-filled week of Shipwrecked VBS!
Women's Fellowship Breakfast
The next Women's Fellowship Breakfast will be on Saturday, August 18th at 9:30am in the Clements' Room. This will be a pot luck breakfast. Please sign up on the bulletin board if you are coming and what you can bring. Please note all women are invited, whether or not you are able to donate something. We always have more than enough food for all. Please indicate if you need a ride.
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.
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 29th)
Rosalie, John (friend of Pastor), Family of Eugene Egan.
A complete list of ongoing prayer concerns is on the back table in the Sanctuary.
Monday 8/6 through Friday 8/10 - Vacation Bible School 9am-12pm
Monday 8/6 - Christianity 101 Adult Bible Study 7:30pm
Friday 8/10 - VBS Closing Program 11am
Sunday 8/12 - Communion Worship Service 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