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This Week at First Reformed ~ 11/11/2018

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

Let us rejoice and be glad in it!

Today is Veteran's Day. We give thanks to and pray for all those who have served and are serving our Nation to protect our Freedoms.

Today marked the start of a new sermon series, "Poured Out As An Offering". Today's Scripture Reading is from Exodus 20:22-26.


Operation Christmas Child

Our packing party will be held today at 3pm downstairs in the Van Wyk Fellowship Hall. We are in need of donations of shoe boxes and other items for the shoe boxes. For more information or to view a checklist of needed items, please CLICK HERE to visit our Operation Christmas Child page. If you have any questions, please speak with Lynne Wojcik or Tommy Van Winkle.

Consistory Meeting Date Change

The Consistory will now meet on Monday, November 19th at 7pm (Elders) and 7:30pm (full Consistory).

Fall Congregational Meeting Date Change

Our annual Fall Congregational Meeting will now be held on Sunday, November 18th immediately following worship (as per two week notification in the RCA Book of Church Order).

**NEW** Multimedia Team Members

We are looking for some volunteers to begin a multimedia team. You will utilize some basic skills. No prior experience required. This is a perfect service opportunity to "get your feet wet". Team members will provide a seamless feed of PowerPoint slides that will be projected on the screen for the congregation to view during our services. Team members will serve one Sunday a month. If you are interested, come speak to Jim Gilbert at the piano or drop him an email at jrg@jamesgilbert.us.

Service of Thanksgiving and Praise - Sunday, November 18th

In our morning service at 10:30am, our theme will be Thanksgiving - Giving Glory to God! We would like to invite you and your family to share a story or a word of testimony focusing on gratitude and praise to our Heavenly Father. So come prepare if you would like to give testimony on Sunday, November 18th. Psalm 22:22 says, "I will praise you to all my brothers; I will stand up before the congregation and testify of the wonderful things you have done."

Church Directory

The updated church directory is on the bulletin board. Please check your entry and make any corrections. If your name is not there and you would like to be included, please add your information on the blank sheet also on the bulletin board.

Christmas Decorating

We will be decorating the church for Christmas on Saturday, November 24th at 10am. If you are able to assist with the decorating, please speak with Evelyn Leseberg.

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.

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.

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 (November 4th)

Bob Brouca, Rich Shanahan, Vicky, Alexis, Mary, Helen.

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


Today 11/11 - Operation Christmas Child Packing Party 3-7pm in the Van Wyk Hall

Monday 11/12 - Christianity 101 Adult Bible Study 7:30pm

Thursday 11/15 - Adult Choir Rehearsal 7:30pm

Sunday 11/18

1) Sunday School/Adult Bible Study 9am

2) Worship Service 10:30am

3) Fall Congregational Meeting Following Worship


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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