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This Week at First Reformed ~ 10/13/2019

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

Let us rejoice and be glad in it!

This week was a blessed week of worship service. Eight new people were received as members of this church through Confirmation. One of those eight new people were also baptized.

This week's message, "Leave It Behind", focuses on a rescue from sin. This message is based on Mark 10:46-52.


Bell Dedication Ceremony - Next Sunday, October 20th at 10:30am

Our beautifully restored church bell - originally cast in 1901!

The congregation, area leaders, residents, organizations, and friends of the church are invited to celebrate the restoration of the church bell - and how it represents a renewed commitment to "ring" the message of God's grace and hope to the community. Please plan to attend and invite people.

The worship service will be at 10:30am. The Dedication Ceremony and Reception

will follow at approximately 11:30am.

Bell Ringing

After we have dedicated the bell, we will now have ringers for each Sunday starting October 27th. At 10:25am (or five minutes prior to a service), the designated ringer will ring the bell three times to let people know church is starting.

Operation Christmas Child

It's almost that time of year again! Our annual Operation Christmas Child packing party is planned for Sunday, November 10th 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. If you have any questions, please speak to Lynne Wojcik or Tommy Van Winkle. CLICK HERE to visit our Operation Christmas Child page.

Church Website

Our website is back up and running once again after undergoing a minor renovation. We hope you will take some time to check out our website.

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 - A lot of help needed!

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. All help is appreciated.

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.


Linda, Vincent, Kevin's family member, Joel's family, Rosalie, Stan, Gio's friend's baby, Lisa, Antoinette, John.

Prayers of Thanksgiving: Mary's neighbor's new baby, neighbors of Donna and Frank.

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


Tuesday 10/15 - Christianity 101 Adult Bible Study 7:30pm

Thursday 10/17 - Worship Team Rehearsal 7:30pm

Sunday 10/20

1) Sunday School/Adult Bible Study 9am

2) Worship Service and Bell Dedication 10:30am

3) Reception to follow downstairs in Van Wyk Fellowship Hall

Sunday 10/27 - Pastor Christopher's Israel Trip Send Off During 10:30am 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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