PRESBYTERIAN MESSENGER

 

UPCOMING EVENTS. . .

Every Sunday 10:00 AM Worship

Communion served 1st Sunday of Month

Choir Practice 8:30-9:30AM

Knitting Group 2nd Sunday of Month in

Sanctuary 12-1:30PM

Every Tuesday – Bible Study 7-8:30PM

Every Wednesday Bible Study with Rev. Lou Kilgore 10-11:30AM

Bell Choir Practice 7:15PM

 

Sat 12/21 Longest Night Service 7PM

Tue 12/24 Christmas Eve Music 9PM Christmas Eve Service 9:30PM

Mon-Wed 12/23-1/1 Office Closed

 

Christmas Joy Offering
December  22 is our Church’s 4th and final Special Offering for the year the CHRISTMAS JOY OFFERING.
Our gifts will support past, present and future leaders.
By supporting the Assistance Program of the Board of Pensions, the Christmas Joy Offering honors the faithfulness of current and retired workers and their families.
Our gifts will also make it possible for students to learn and grow in faith at Presbyterian-related schools and college’s equipping communities of color.

 

Christmas Eve Worship Service 9PM December 24

Bible readings that tell the story of Christmas, Christmas Carols, with bells and choir and soloists and congregational singing, sharing of candlelight while singing Silent Night. Come and welcome Christmas together, in search of the historical message that is relevant for today. Special Christmas Music begins at 9PM and Candlelight Christmas Worship Service begins at 9:30PM

 

Longest Night Service

Sometimes the anniversary of grief is the hardest time. As we enter the season where everyone is celebrating, it can be really lonely to be feeling loss and sadness. Come to a place just for you this season, December 21, 7PM on the longest night of the year. Music, poetry, prayers, to help you get through. There is a welcome here for the truth of how you really are. Open to everyone, all faith traditions… Come… bring a friend. 730 Franklin Lake Road, Franklin Lakes, NJ.

 

Your Generous Gifts to The Christmas Tree Projects

This week the Outreach Team delivered your donations of winter clothing items to the Center for Food Action in Mahwah and toys and books for children of families served by the Bergen County Office for Children in Hackensack. The 138 Mitten Tree gifts included 27 scarves, 67 hats, and 44 pairs of mittens and gloves. Many of the items were handmade, and all were given with love. The Angel Tree donations included $50 in cash cards plus 31 gifts for children from infants to age 13 (crayons and coloring books, small soccer balls, stuffed animals, games, and more). Thank you, and Merry Christmas.

 

HMPC Book Group

The HMPC Book Group meets on the fourth Friday of every month, at 1:30-3:30PM.

December 27 The Hollow Kingdom by Kira Jane Buxton.



                                       Sunday Server Sign-Up Sheet; Fourth Quarter 2019

  Greeter Reader Communion Hospitality Counters Faithworks Childcare
12/22 J Watkins L Smith   S Lehmann

L. Pobieczki

P Hall

S Aylward*

B Jordan

Rosa Genau
12/29M M Holt S Kroll   G Thornton P Castaldo*

T O Shea

Rosa Genau

*Session Elder-Counter Captain.  Assigned families can decide who will be reader. Please inform Chris who is reading one week before you are scheduled.  Two or more people can share ushering and hospitality duties.  If you cannot be available when assigned, please switch with someone else and inform the office of this change.  Please check PM regularly to see the date of your assignment.  We need a few more volunteers for the listed duties.  If you can help in anyway, please call the office at 201-891-0511 and we can add you to the list.  Thank you for kindness and generosity in assisting with the church service.