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This Week at First Reformed ~ 12/23/2018 (Fourth Sunday of Advent)

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

Let us rejoice and be glad in it!

This week marked the Fourth Sunday of Advent as we near the Celebration of Christ's Birth. All four Advent candles were lit today. The first candle is the candle of expectation and hope. The second candle is the candle of Peace. The third candle is the candle of Joy. The fourth candle is the candle of Love.

Today's message was "Now You Belong", based on the Scripture of Luke 1:26-38 and Ephesians 1:5-8. This week's Christopher's Chat discusses more about the Season of Advent and this message:


Christmas Eve Service

We invite you to our annual Christmas Eve candlelight service tomorrow night at 5:30pm. During this service, we will celebrate the Birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

Christmas Cards

If you would like to leave a Christmas Card for any church member, please drop it off in the box located on the back table in the Sanctuary.

**NEW** Multimedia Team Members

We are still 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.

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 Our continuing clothing drive will accept bagged donations of clothing, clothing accessories, shoes, bedding, household linens, towels, handbags, wallets, jewelry, and backpacks. All items must be of usable quality. We cannot accept toys, stuffed animals, books, cookware, dishes, curtains, pillows, breakable items or furniture. All donations can be left outside Pastor's garage doors.

Last Week's Prayer Concerns (December 16th)

Frank Arnone, Emmerson Winnie, Katie Kooistra, Nancy's Mom, Nancy, Alex Kooistra, Helen.

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


Monday 12/24 - Christmas Eve Service 5:30pm

Sunday 12/30

1) No Sunday School/Adult Bible Study

2) 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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