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This Week at First Reformed ~ 10/27/2019

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

Let us rejoice and be glad in it!

This week was another special week for our church. We held a send-off during worship for Pastor Christopher's trip to Israel. Read below for more information.


While Pastor Christopher is in Israel:

Even though Pastor Christopher will be on his trip to Israel, ministry and care here will continue. First, please pray for Pastor Christopher's safety and for inspiration as well as for his family. If you have pastoral needs during this time, please contact Elders Kevin Kooistra or Catherine Wasdyke. Pastor Don McCracken will serve as guest minister on November 3rd and 10th. Elder Kevin Kooistra will lead worship on Sunday, November 17th. Pastor Christopher returns from Israel late on November 8th. He will then take some reflection and recovery time. He is very, very grateful for this precious gift and looks forward to sharing stories, pictures, insights and inspiration with the congregation and community.

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.

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.

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 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.


Concerns: Carol, Joyce, Ebele, John, Stan, Rosalie, Helen, John's family, Anna

Joys: Madelyn's recovery, thank you to the Larsen family

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


Tuesday 10/29 - Christianity 101 Adult Bible Study 7:30pm

Sunday 11/3

1) Sunday School/Adult Bible Study 9am

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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