Updated: Dec 15, 2019
Good afternoon everyone! This is the day that the Lord has made.
Let us rejoice and be glad in it!
This week, Pastor Christopher returned from the pulpit following his trip to Israel. We thank the Rev. Don McCracken and Elder Kevin Kooistra for serving as pulpit supply during Pastor Christopher's absence.
During today's service, Pastor Christopher discussed his trip with a message based on Psalm 84, "In My Father's House...."
Today's service was also a service of Thanksgiving and Praise. During worship, we took time to say what we are thankful for.
We invite you to attend our Thanksgiving Eve Service this Wednesday at 7:30pm.
OTHER CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS
Decorating for Christmas
Volunteers are needed for Saturday, November 30th, beginning at 10am, to help decorate for Christmas. If you are able to help that day and/or if you have any questions, please speak with Giovanna Gentile.
Following worship on Sunday, December 1st, we will be holding a Congregational Meeting in the Sanctuary. At this meeting, we will be nominating Deacons to begin serving in 2020.
Sunday School Christmas Play and Vespers Dinner
We invite you to our annual Sunday School Christmas Play and Vespers Dinner. The play, where the Sunday School will present the Nativity, will begin immediately following our 10:30am worship service downstairs in the Van Wyk Fellowship Hall. Our Vespers Dinner will follow the play. Donations of desserts are needed for the dinner. If you are attending the dinner, please sign up by clicking the following link to access our online sign-up. We will soon have a sign-up sheet on the hallway bulletin board as well.
Link to Sign Up for Dinner - https://forms.gle/H5wAqyewvCRXtDEs7
The Bruining Family
The Bruining Family wishes to thank all who gave to the Book of Remembrance in memory of Joyce Bruining, who passed away on Monday, October 21st.
From the Wolf Family:
Thank you all for the new refrigerator. It's amazing, and we appreciate your fast response regarding needing a new one. Thank you for how you care for and provide for our family. Many blessings.
Christmas Poinsettias and Book of Remembrance
Poinsettias will be placed in the Sanctuary for Christmas Eve. Forms and donations may be placed in the offering plate. As a reminder, Book of Remembrance donations are deposited in a separate fund for capital improvements. You may make a donation in memory of a loved one or an event. Additional forms are on the table in the back of the Sanctuary. The deadline is Sunday, December 15th. If you have any questions, please see Evelyn Leseberg.
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.
LAST WEEK'S PRAYER CONCERNS AND THANKSGIVINGS (NOVEMBER 17TH)
JoAnn Brendel, Maria's Dad, Janice's family, Helen, Rosalie and Stan, Rich.
Thank you for the life of Janice; thank you for Pastor's trip and his safe return and to all who helped make this trip possible.
A complete list of prayer concerns is located on the table in the rear of the Sanctuary.
Tuesday 11/26 - Christianity 101 Adult Bible Study 7:30pm
Wednesday 11/27 - Thanksgiving Eve Service 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