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

 

Fri-Tue 12/13-12-17 Office Closed Chris Buckley Vacation Days

Sat 12/21 Longest Night Service 7PM

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

 

Christmas Joy Offering
December 15 and 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.

Save the Date

Friday, December 13 at 8PM, the Jersey Jubilation Handbell Choir will be performing again at Ridgewood United Methodist Church.  They are located at 100 Dayton Street in Ridgewood.

 

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

 

Christmas Tree Projects End This Thursday

Thank you for participating in the Mitten Tree and Angel Tree Christmas projects, which are ending at noon Dec. 12 to allow time for the gifts to be distributed. You can still bring items to the church before then. The Mitten Tree benefits families served by the Center for Food Action. You can help keep a child or teen warm by decorating the Mitten Tree with new hats, scarves, mittens or gloves (purchased or handmade). The Angel Tree benefits low- to middle-income families who receive daycare vouchers through the Bergen County Office for Children. The county sponsors this program for children whose families lack sufficient resources to provide holiday gifts. Bring unwrapped toys or books for children up to age 13, or let the county staff shop for you by donating Target, Walmart, or VISA gift cards (put in an envelop that says “Angel Tree” and give to Chris Buckley).  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.

 

Winter Garden

Many thanks to Chrissy, Sabine, and Janet for filling the containers, and putting the garden to bed for the winter.

 

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
12/15 M Aylward L Peterson Kilgore   C Meslink S Kroll*

M Carbone

Rosa Genau
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.