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This Week at First Reformed ~ 1/12/2020

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

Let us rejoice and be glad in it!

We hope you are enjoying the unseasonably mild weather. This morning, we installed Mary Marino and Michael Coleman as Deacons to serve on Consistory, the church's governing body. We congratulate Mary and Michael and bestow God's blessings on their upcoming ministry.

The theme of today's worship service was serving others. Deacons and Elders are elected to serve the church and community. In accordance with this theme, today's message is "We Do This For You" based on Matthew 25:31-46. We hope you will watch the sermon when uploaded on YouTube.

We invite you next Sunday at 10:30am for worship as we kick off a year of healing. Read below for more information.


2020 - The Year of Healing at First Reformed Church of Saddle Brook

SADDLE BROOK - 2019 was a difficult, painful, dark year for so many in our congregation and community. And yet, while acknowledging all that happened, Pastor Christopher and The Consistory believe God is calling us to a year of healing in 2020. The kick-off for "2020 - The Year of Healing" will be next Sunday, January 19th at 10:30am at First Reformed Church of Saddle Brook, NJ, during which we will praise God, speak of the Kingdom and Pastor Christopher and the Elders will welcome anyone forward to be anointed with oil (from Jerusalem) and be prayed over. Please join in prayer and support for this blessed calling and mission.

For further information and to view our news post about the "Year of Healing, CLICK HERE.

2020 Church Directories

The 2020 Church Directories are available on the back tables in the Sanctuary. Please take one copy per family.

2020 Calendars

The 2020 calendars are available on the back tables in the Sanctuary. Help yourself and take one home!

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 at no cost for special occasions such as baptisms, graduations, confirmations, births, marriages and special anniversaries. Donations are also welcome to defray costs of making prayer cloths. For more information on the prayer cloth ministry, click HERE.

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.


Carol, Bob, Rosalie, Stan, Carroll, JoAnne, Julie, Helen, Katie, Jack, Kaytlin, Cheddar the Cat, Sandra, Georgia, Thanksgiving for healing and God's goodness and mercy.

A complete list of prayer concerns is located on the table in the rear of the Sanctuary.


Monday 1/13

1) Elders' Meeting 7pm

2) Consistory Meeting 7:30pm

Tuesday 1/14

1) Man Up at Saddle Brook Diner 6:30pm

2) Christianity 101 Adult Bible Study 7:30pm

Thursday 1/16 - Worship Team Rehearsal 7:30pm (also on January 23rd at the same time)

Sunday 1/19

1) Sunday School and Adult Bible Study 9am

2) Worship Service ~ Year of Healing Kick Off 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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