Good afternoon everyone! This is the day that the Lord has made.
Let us rejoice and be glad in it!
This week, Pastor Christopher continued his 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.
Today's message was "Losing In Order to Win", based on Mark 8:34-38. A lot of people get stuck in "ruts". Mark 8 tells us how Jesus tells us to deny ourselves and follow Him with action. Learn more about that in this week's Christopher's Chat below.
We welcomed Ellen MacLeay back as Guest Pianist today. Also, we sang a couple of VBS songs for the congregation. We hope you watch this week's worship service on YouTube.
OTHER CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS
Vacation Bible School
Thank you to all the wonderful teachers, station leaders and volunteers who helped make this year's VBS a huge success. 20 children attended and learned how Jesus rescues us through every storm of life.
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, or online by clicking HERE, 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.
End of Summer Reading Challenge
Round out your summer by reading The Chronicles of Narnia series by C.S. Lewis. There are seven books. They are relatively quick reads and carry a Christian theme of salvation. We are hoping to develop a multi-generational discussion group for the series. We will begin in September, dates/times TBD. There will be a sign-up sheet to keep readers informed. Please speak with Pastor Christopher or Kathleen Shanahan for more information.
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 (August 5th)
Linda, Prano, Jack, Family of Mike Ferrulli.
A complete list of ongoing prayer concerns is on the back table in the Sanctuary.
1) Elders' Meeting 7pm
2) Consistory Meeting 7:30pm
Saturday 8/18 - Women's Fellowship Breakfast 9:30am in the Clements' Room
Sunday 8/19 - 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