This Sunday we welcome to the pulpit the Rev. Ron Peri preaching
"CAN YOU REALLY TRUST THE BIBLE?"
based on the passage from
2 Timothy 3:14-17.
Ron grew up in Madison, New Jersey. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. After college, he joined IBM in systems and marketing of mainframe computers. While there, he met Ingrid Erklev, to whom he was married in 1969. Ingrid came to the Lord the next year and was instrumental in leading Ron to the Lord therafter.
In 1975, he left IBM to pursue full time ministry, graduating Summa Cum Laudae from Biblical Theological Seminary with a Masters of Divinity and was ordained to the Christian ministry shortly thereafter. Ron served as a pastor at Warrington (Pennsylvania) Fellowship Church while in seminary and afterwards as senior pastor of Evangel Baptist Church in Springfield, NJ until 1985.
Seeking to emulate the model of Paul, he left to minister outside the church and started a consulting business, Computer Support of North America, to provide income for his ministries. CSNA grew and was acquired in 1991. In 1993, Ron founded Radixx International, Inc. which provides reservations systems to over forty airlines on five continents. In 2016, the firm was acquired by TA Associates, a major private equity firm. Ron now serves as Board Chairman.
Ron speaks extensively to bible studies, churches, and other groups. He is particularly active with ministries reaching businessmen. In 1981, he participated in starting a new interdenominational seminary in New Jersey (the first in NJ in 140 years), Regional Seminary of the Northeast. Ron was president of Regional Seminary from 1981 until 1989.
Ron and his wife Ingrid live in Windermere, Florida, where they have resided since moving to Florida in 1996. They have been married for 48 years and have four children and ten grandchildren.
Prayer Concerns This Week
"First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgiving be made for everyone, so that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and dignity." 1 Timothy 2:1-2
The Prayer Family for the week is the Sarbellos. Let us be prayerfully aware of Sarah and Morgan, as well as all our members and friends.
Prayer Concerns: Deb-Note Farwell; Barbara Jarrett; Sue Williams; Diane Sikora; Jim Leasure; Tony Coppolino; Craig Lambie; Dale Norby; Anne Stich.
Long term concerns: Jacob Basilotto; Bill Birdsong; Despina Koch; Bruce Larsen; Maryanne Leach; Mary McSweeney; Jim Millar; Edith Pula; Grace Philhower; Geoff Reilly; Bill Shoppell; Agnes Skowronek; Chad Suhoskey; Ralph Smith; Jim Tabor and Baby Christian; Bill Williams; those struggling with addictions and mental illness.
Military: Kyle Barker; Sarah Davis Brown; Morgan Daniels Colberg; Michael Fahey III; Jeffrey Hanrahan, Matthew Warren; all those in our nation's service.
For our Church: Wisdom, guidance and patience during this transitional time.
Job Opening at PPPC
Pt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church is seeking Church School Coordinator. This is a
salaried position, currently based on 15 hours per week for ten months of the year.
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in related field but will consider comparable experience; basic knowledge of the Bible and educational techniques; ability to recruit, motivate and oversee volunteers; musical ability ability preferred but not required.
If interested please call the church at 732-899-0587, or fax resume and letter of interest to 732-899-2946, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail to Pt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church, 701 Forman Ave., Pt. Pleasant, NJ 08742.
When Meeting at the Church
This Summer when the weather is hot and muggy please remember a few important items to keep our costs down.
Do not prop open the doors to the outside for extended periods of time. If you are the last person to leave a room please turn the lights off and A/C up to 80°. The Church Fellowship Room door leading to the bathroom hallway should be kept closed at all times. Besides being a fire door, it keeps the A/C in the Fellowship Room. Also please make sure all doors are locked if you are the last person to leave the building. Please do not assume someone else will do it for you.
During July and August the cleaning company is only here once a week. Please do not leave food in the trash cans without the bags being tied. While we do want to attract visitors to the church, we do not want to attract the wrong kind of visitors.
PPPC T-Shirts Still Available
Show your support for Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church with our church t-shirts. These high quality custom designed shirts celebrate our church and mission in the community. They are available for sale in the office during the week. Buy for yourself and your whole family!!! People are encouraged to wear their shirt to the Church Picnic in August as well as other church events throughout the year. The t-shirts come in a variety of sizes from adult small to 3XL. Checks can be made payable to the Church.
Remember to be your best while representing your church!
Have you signed up for the Church picnic? Like last year, it will be held at Riverfront Park, Point Pleasant Boro, on August 26 from 10:00 a.m. till 2:00 p.m.
Worship with Communion begins at 10:00 a.m. followed by the picnic under the Pavilion. The annual all-church picnic is a memorable occasion where families relax and enjoy an afternoon outdoors together, sharing food, conversation, and playing games. Attached to the Maxson Avenue Municipal Beach is a beach area that can be used for fishing or crabbing.
We ask that you sign up to bring either an Appetizer, Salad or Dessert. You can email Kerry at email@example.com and let her know how many and what you will bring or look for the yellow sign up sheet in the Narthex.
As in years past, we will make every effort to reach our goal of 100 people to sign up.
AMPED Vacation Bible School - Live Fully Alive!
Coffee Hour Hosts For The Month
August hosts are needed during the Summer. Please call Marge Meklin at 908-433-3957 for questions
July 29 - Susan Reilly/Marjorie Meklin
Aug 5 Sundae Sunday
Aug 12 - Open Host Needed
Aug 19 - Nancy Jalowski
Aug 26 - Church Picnic
Happy Birthday To Our Members And Friends
July 30 Carol Bonebrake, George Koch, Jonathan Yount
August 1 Helen Unglaub, Sharon Hock
August 2 Breanne Scott
Aug 4 Joanne McGuire, Thomas O'Hara
Aug 5 Noah Steinert
Aug 6 Audrey Crane, Daniel Scarpone
Aug 9 Peggy Martin
Aug 10 Dorothy Giddes
Aug 11 Elizabeth Ploskonka
Aug 13 Maryanne Leach, Jeannette Peterson, Alex Simpson
Aug 14 Sandra Grebel, Bill Hoey
Aug 16 Virginia Aiello
Aug 18 Christina Parrott
Aug 19 Dawson Wittmann
Aug 21 Kaitlyn Ridge
Aug 22 Joseph DeRosa, Lynn O'Hara, Melissa Philips
Aug 23 Colin Obser
Aug 25 Sean McCrossan
Aug 28 Courtney Bixby
Aug 30 Lynn Hahm
Aug 31 Lisa Van Winkle
Up Coming Events
August 13-17 -
Amped Vacation Bible School
August 26 - Church Picnic at Riverfront Park
September 23 - IHN Arrives
October 27 - Monmouth Presbyterian Women Fall Gathering at PPPC Theme: Knitting the Unity Together
More information to follow on these events
Church Calendar For The Week
Sunday, July 29
10:00 a.m. - Worship
Monday, July 30
10:30 a.m. Embracing Forgiveness, Chittick Lounge (last class)
Tuesday, July 31
Wednesday, August 1
Thursday, August 2
8:00 a.m. - Men's Breakfast, US Subs
Friday, August 3
Saturday, August 4
Sunday, August 5
10:00 a.m. - Worship/Communion
Photos of the Week
Last Sunday, the Rev. Linda Chase administer the Sacrament of Baptism to Constantine MacGregor (held by his father Corey MacGregor).