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
Every Tuesday – Bible Study 7-8:30PM
Every Wednesday – Bible Study with Rev. Lou Kilgore 10-11:30AM
Bell Choir Practice 7:15PM Sanctuary
Thu 3/15 Personnel 10AM Session 7:30PM
Sun 3/18 Congregational/Corporate Meeting 11:15AM
Fri 3/23 HMPC Book Group 1:30PM
Sat 3/24 HMPC Daybreak Concert 7PM
Daybreak Concert in March
Please join us at HMPC for an evening of live music with “Daybreak,” featuring our own Steve Palmieri.
The music begins at 7PM on Saturday, March 24th and besides great, live music, we’ll have delicious snacks and a cash bar.
Advance tickets are $20 and $25 at the door. All proceeds go to benefit the Maine Mission Trip in July. The church is located at 730 Franklin Lake Road, Franklin Lakes, NJ 201-891-0511
Congregational/Corporate Meeting of High Mountain Presbyterian Church
Please note that this Sunday, March 18, 2018, we hold the HMPC Annual Meeting. The meeting begins directly after Worship at 11:15 in Sanctuary
Mission Matters – Please Save the Dates
March 15 – Coalition of Immokalee workers gathering in New York city to encourage Wendy’s to join the fair food program – www.ciw-online.org.
March 16 – New City Kids Paterson concert – 7:30 pm – Cornerstone Church, 495 Wyckoff Avenue, Wyckoff. – www.newcitykids.org.
April 20-23 – Compassion, peace and justice PCUSA advocacy training weekend, Washington, dc – focus on migrants, refugees and displaced people – www.presbyterianmission.org.
April 28 – Walk in dinner program at Iglesias Presbyterian, Paterson. Cooks and servers needed. Details to follow.
May 19 – Paterson habitat house dedications, including fernie build – www.patersonhabitat.org
Palm Sunday Hospitality
The church finds itself in a situation where we have no one to provide Hospitality on Sunday, March 25, Palm Sunday. Please consider helping us on one of our most important Sundays of the year. If interested, please call the office at 201-891-0511. Thank you!
This lesson is based on Jeremiah 31: 33-34. It describes how in God’s new covenant, he promises to write his laws in our hearts. He also assures us that he will be a personal God and all, from the least to the greatest, will have full access to him. We will color and discuss the 10 commandments worksheet, and the Golden Rule. We will also write on a personal scroll the rules we have most difficulty following so we can pray about them. These might include not having self-control, not forgiving, being mean, etc.. I pray for the children to continue to open their hearts for such an embracing and ever-loving personal God.
One Great Hour of Sharing
The four church wide offerings of the Presbyterian Church USA play an important role in defining what it means to be a connectional church in twenty first century. Bringing together the diversity of PC(USA) to focus and take action on shared concerns. The Offering collectively participate in ministries of compassion, justice, Christian formation, education, peacemaking, and global witness.
During the season of Lent: ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING is the single largest way Presbyterians come together every year to work for a better world. We share God’s love with our neighbors in need around the world by providing relief from natural disasters, food for the hungry, and support for the poor and oppressed.
New City Kids Concert
As you might have already heard, the New City Kids annual spring production is just right around the corner. This year our theme is Legacy – telling the stories of the teens and kids who are on a mission of change, right from the center of Romans 8. Our show is just a week away – Friday, March 16th at 7:30PM, Cornerstone Church, 495 Wyckoff Avenue, Wyckoff. Tickets are $15.00.
This is a show you do not want to miss! And don’t come alone – bring a friend and come enjoy a wonderful show that our kids and teens have put together. You’ll have an opportunity to experience and support this ministry. Purchase your tickets today at www.newcitykids.org.
Member Lynn MacNaughton
It is with great sadness that our beloved member and long-time friend of HMPC, Lynn MacNaughton, passed away on Monday, February 12. A memorial service will be held at HMPC, March 17 at 11AM. Please send cards and notes of remembrance and condolence to James MacNaughton, 7 Fredon Marksbro Road, Newton, NJ 07860.
Reading Group @ HMPC
The Book Club meets on the 4th Friday of the month and anyone is invited to come and discuss the books. Our gathering time is changing from 1 – 3PM to 1:30-3:30 PM so please make a note. If you have never been a part of a book club or used to be and would like to join a club again, please consider joining the HPMC Book Group. There’s nothing to do: why not try coming for one meeting and see how enjoyable it is!
March 23-The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin
New Music and Flower Memorials
As we celebrate Holy Week and Easter you have the opportunity to name a memorial or tribute in the worship bulletin. In the past few years we have simply provided that for each Memorial or Tribute we would place a flower in the sanctuary and list the name of the person you requested to be honored. This year we are adding the opportunity for you to give to the music ministry fund, as well. So, this year you may do as before and name a person to be remembered or honored with a flower and in addition or instead you may also choose to make a contribution to the music program. The tributes that are signaled with flowers (Lilies or Tulips ) are $10.00 and the music memorials are $20.00. The money you give for flowers will be used to purchase flowers for decorating on Easter Sunday. The money you give for music will be used on Easter and other holidays throughout the year to bring soloists and instrumentalist to enhance our worship experience. Please use the order form, attached with this PM, to let us know what you would like to do to enhance our gatherings at Easter this year.
Prayers & Announcements
Announcements for the Sunday Worship Service should be emailed to the church office. If you would like the community to pray with you please call the office at 201-891-0511.
HMPC Live Stream
HMPC is live to view, Sundays at 10am EST. Feel free to browse the HPMC YouTube channel, for past streams. Hold your control button down and click on the following: HMPC YouTube Channel for a selection of pre-recorded services.
HMPC Sunday Servers: First Quarter 2018
“Get 3 more”
|L. Noonan||Gail & Maggie Huntington||I.Rodriguez||Paige Peterson|
“Get 3 more”
Sunday Server Sign-Up Sheet; Second Quarter 2018
|04/01 Easter||Carbone/Jang||Peterson||Meek||McColls||I. Rodriguez||P. Peterson|
|04/08||O’Shea||Auld||Loukos||I. Rodriguez||T. Strasser|
|04/15||Dirringer||Noonan||Curtis||I. Rodriguez||P. Peterson|
|04/22||Bourhill||Kroll||Anteau/Fisher||I. Rodriguez||T. Strasser|
|04/29||Castaldo||Rizzo||Castaldos||I. Rodriguez||P. Peterson|
|05/06||Worrall||Carbone||Palmieri||Auld||I. Rodriguez||T. Strasser|
|05/13||Loukos||McColl||Fernstrom||I. Rodriguez||P. Peterson|
|05/20||Strasser||Palmieri||Mainardi||I. Rodriguez||T. Strasser|
|05/27||Aylward||Curtis||Deacons||I. Rodriguez||P. Peterson|
|06/03||Rizzo||Luddington-Cantor||Fernandez||Noonan||I. Rodriguez||T. Strasser|
|06/10||Fernstrom||Holt||Thornton||I. Rodriguez||P. Peterson|
|06/17||Lehmann||Aylward||Graham/Harder||I. Rodriguez||T. Strasser|
|Meslink||Fernstrom||Dearani||I. Rodriguez||P. Peterson
*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.
Sunday Counters Sign-Up Sheet; Second Quarter 2018
|Date||Counter #1||Counter #2|
|04/01||Walt McColl||Linda Latham|
|04/08||Phil Harder||Tom Noonan|
|04/15||Mike Holt||Bill Graham|
|04/22||Fran Auld||Linda Latham|
|04/29||Linda Dearani||Phil Harder|
|05/06||Linda Latham||Walt McColl|
|05/13||Mike Holt||Bill Graham|
|05/20||Tom Noonan||Fran Auld|
|05/27||Linda Dearani||Linda Latham|
|06/03||Tom Noonan||Mike Holt|
|06/10||Bill Graham||Phil Harder|
|06/17||Linda Dearani||Connie Meslink|
|06/24||Fran Auld||Sabine Dirrenger|
If you are not available to count on your assigned date, please feel free to switch with another volunteer. Any questions or concerns, please contact Chris Buckley at 201-891-0511. Thank you for assisting in this church service. It is very much appreciated!