Updated: Oct 12, 2019
Good afternoon everyone! This is the day that the Lord has made.
Let us rejoice and be glad in it!
Today, Rev. Christopher Wolf continued his series, "The Power Of....". Today's message was about the power of Fellowship based on 1 Peter 4:8-11.
OTHER CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Consistory meeting has been moved from August 12th to August 19th due to scheduling conflicts.
Vacation Bible School
We had a blessed week of VBS. 27 children attended to learn about God's goodness. We give thanks for all the dedicated volunteers who helped lead these children down the Christian path.
Pastor Sabbatical Holy Land Trip
The Consistory is pleased to announce that it has approved Pastor Christopher taking a sabbatical trip to Israel (including all the holy sites) from October 28th to November 8th. The idea for this trip originated with John Plog, who had a dream and desire to thank Pastor for his eight plus years of service here. While it was a surprise to Pastor Christopher, it was a very clearly answered prayer from God. The Consistory is encouraging and welcoming members and friends of the church to also say thank you by donating to help pay for the trip, which is approximately $4,500. Checks can be made payable to First Reformed Church of Saddle Brook (please note Pastor Israel Trip in the memo). And, as Pastor Christopher's ministry has led us to connect and care for the community, the vision for the trip is that it also engages the community. Residents and organizations from Saddle Brook will also be invited to support the trip. Finally, the church and community will be invited to participate in prayer, a send-off/blessing event, as well as a Thanksgiving service upon his return. We know this will be a life-changing event for Pastor Christopher. Through his sharing, it will inspire the congregation and community.
New Member Class Forming
Are you interested in learning about becoming a member of the First Reformed Church? Please let Pastor Christopher know you are interested in attending a new members' class. The class is a three-session, no obligation series of discussions that discuss faith journeys, theology and the mission and vision here. At the end of the sessions, participants are welcome to meet with the Elders to join the church. The sessions will be held on the following Tuesdays - September 10th, September 17th, and September 24th in the Sanctuary.
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 (AUGUST 4TH)
Marty, Brad, Larry, Larry McGlone, Family of Karen, Lisa's son, Family of Renee, Robert and Karen, Francis, Annika, Dominick, Jack, John, Jerry, Family of Michael Juliano, Pierre, Kaytlin, Catherine, Ohio and Texas shooting victims
Joys and Thanksgivings: Alex, Michael, Lauren
A complete list of prayer concerns is located on the table in the rear of the Sanctuary.
Tuesday 8/13 - Christianity 101 Adult Bible Study 7:30pm
Sunday 8/18 - 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