Good afternoon everyone! This is the day that the Lord has made.
Let us rejoice and be glad in it!
This week is Epiphany. Epiphany is the day when the Three Wise Men visited Jesus. Today's message was "Lift Up Your Eyes", based on scripture from Isaiah 60:1-7. We also celebrated the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper.
Also, special thanks to Ellen MacLeay for serving as our guest pianist this week. Jim Gilbert will return next Sunday.
OTHER CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS
Pulpit Flower Chart
The 2019 pulpit flower chart can be found on the bulletin board by the kitchen. Please sign your name to reserve the date on which you would like to have the pulpit flowers be in memory of a loved one or in honor of a special person or event. The cost of flowers is $20. Please take the flowers home with you after the service.
The Christmas decorations will be taken down on Saturday, January 12th at 10am. Please let Evelyn Leseberg know if you are able to help.
There will be no choir rehearsal this Thursday, January 10th. The next rehearsal will be on Thursday, January 17th at 7:30pm.
**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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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 30th)
Joan, Luke, Danielle, Marion, Lisa, Anthony, Mike, Helen and Kooistra Family, Moussaline, Ray, Felicita, traveling mercies, reaching out to neighbors in New Year.
A complete list of ongoing prayer concerns is on the back table in the Sanctuary.
Monday 1/7 - Christianity 101 Adult Bible Study 7:30pm
1) Sunday School/Adult Bible Study 9am
2) 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