Weekly News For
Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church
September 2, 2018
This Sunday
This Sunday we warmly welcome Pastor Osy and his wife Juli.   Pastor Osy will be presented and welcomed as our Intentional Interim Minister during the worship service.  His sermon  Mirrors for Hearers and Doers will be based on James 1:17-27 and  Mark 7:1-15, 21-23.

Following the service you will be able to meet both Pastor Osy and Juli at Sundae Sunday in the Chittick Lounge.  Please join us for this joyful occasion.

Osvaldo D. Nüesch was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina into a Swiss family. His spiritual formation took place in The Salvation Army, and continued when he came to the USA in 1975 and after the appropriate preparation becoming involved in full time ministry for ten years. The transition to the Reformed Tradition was formalized while a student at Princeton Theological Seminary from where he graduated in 1993. After Seminary, Osy was the Music Director and Organist at Cary Presbyterian Church and also directed a Community Music School in Raleigh, North Carolina. He was ordained and installed as Pastor of Bensalem Presbyterian Church in 1998 (lower Bucks County, part of the Presbytery of Philadelphia), a congregation he served for over 10 years. In 2008, Pastor Osy accepted a call to serve as the pastor of Six Mile Run Reformed Church, a congregation of the Reformed Church in America, located in Somerset County. He concluded his service there in June so that he may utilize the skills he has acquired in three decades of ministry and as a member of the Interim Ministry Network. Pastor Osy is delighted to commence his intentional interim phase of ministry at Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church. 

Pastor Osy has been married to Juli (also a naturalized citizen originally from England) since 1980. Juli is a Human Resources professional in a multi-national company which requires regular travel. Her US office is in Plainsboro, NJ.

Pastor Osy and Juli have two adult children, Son Christopher is married to Erin and they both work in Manhattan and live in Jersey City. Their daughter Carolyn is married to Jeremy. They live with their two children Johannah (3 ½) and John Mark (19 months) in Amarillo Texas. 

In his spare time, Pastor Osy likes to play the piano and the cornet, read works of fiction, walk their Golden Retriever pup, and travel with his wife. 

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 Person for the week is the Peggy Bierach. Let us be prayerfully aware Peggy, as well as all our members and friends.

Prayer Concerns: Gerard Cosimo; Jesse Bissey; Mary McSweeney; Diane Sikora; Jim Leasure; Dale Norby.

Long term concerns: Jacob Basilotto; Bill Birdsong; Despina Koch; Bruce Larsen; Maryanne Leach; Jim Millar; Dale Norby; 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; Robin Fiorentino; all those in our nation's service.

We Invite You to Sunday School
It's Time to Register!

We are thrilled to begin Sunday School on Sunday, September 9, 2018 with an exciting NEW curriculum! We will enjoy large and small group learning experiences, amazing Bible story videos, music, worship, dance, games, activities, crafts, and more, as we grow in our faith!

Please enjoy this Preview Video, so you will know what's happening in Sunday School during the month of September.  
We invite children from Preschool (age 3+) through grade 5 to join us. Each Sunday morning, the  children will enter the Sanctuary with their parents/guardians to experience the beginning of our 10:00 a.m. worship service. Then, they will leave, supervised by their teachers and Escort Shepherds, and walk across the street to Wilton Hall upstairs in the Education Annex. Following worship, we ask parents to enjoy fellowship at our Coffe e Hour, before they walk over to the Annex to gather their child(ren) from their classroom downstairs at 11:20 a.m.

So that we can prepare efficiently for your arrival, please download the online Sunday School Registration Form, fill-out both sides, and hand deliver or mail to the PPPC Church Office, 701 Forman Ave., Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742 as soon as possible. May I suggest an even easier, quicker method? After filling out the form, take a photo with your cell phone of both sides and send it by email to pppcsundayschool@gmail.com. We will, at least, know quickly that you are coming! Then, return the original form with signature on the first day of Sunday School.

If you have questions, please email me directly or leave a message through the church office at (732) 899-0587.
With joy and anticipation,
Frank Perkowski (for the Sunday School Staff) 
Sunday School Coordinator 
"Anyone who welcomes a little child like this one in my name welcomes me."
Matthew 18:5 (NIRV)

Office Hours this Week

Church Office Hours
The Church Office will be closed on Monday for Labor Day.  

Pastor Osy will be available in the office this week on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. You can call the church office to set up a meeting time.

Point Beach Prep Preschool is Seeking More Substitutes

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Point Beach Prep is looking for a few substitutes to add to our team.  Must love children, be flexible, dependable, eager to learn, and willing to work hard and have fun! If you are interested, please call   Director Devlin House at 732-701-9900 to apply.

First Day of School for Point Beach Prep is September 10th

Interested in Joining One of our Choirs?

Rehearsals for the Chancel Choir begin 
Thursday, September 6 at 7:30 p.m.
We extend a warm, ongoing invitation, to anyone who likes to sing, to come and join us. For more information on the choir speak with Sara Hoey or call the Church Office.

Rehearsals for the Choral Bells begin 
Monday, September 10 from 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 
Potential ringers must have the ability to read music. Beginners are VERY WELCOME, even if you've never picked up a handbell before. There are lots of experienced ringers who can teach you. Both men and women are welcome! There's great camaraderie among the Choral Bells members. The Choral Bells ring a limited amount of time from Fall until June.  For more information, please contact Morgan Sarbello at 732-948-9205

Sign Up for IHN in September
Family Promise 25th Anniversary Retrospective -
Family Promise 25th Anniversary Retrospective - "Sharing Our Dream, Keeping Our Promise"

Interfaith Hospitality Network will be here for the week starting on Sunday, September 23.  Th IHN signup sheet is now posted in the Narthex.  

We are in need of dinners, hosting from 7 to 9:00 p.m. as well as people willing to stay overnight as a chaperone.  

Last year our church hosted forty-one guests, with twenty-one children and twenty adults throughout the year. The need for services to help shelter homeless families continues. Even making a dinner for a night allows you to put your faith into action.  

Please stop by the sign-up sheets in the Narthex  and let us know where you can help. Thank you!

You are Invited To
With us as we honor t he retirement of 
The Reverend Linda Chase

Sunday, September 23, 2018
Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church
10:00 a.m. Worship Service
Followed by a reception
in Wilton Hall

Now we ask you, brothers and sisters, to acknowledge those who work hard among you, who care for you in the Lord and who admonish you. Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work. Live in peace with each other. 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13

Coffee Hour Hosts For The Month

Please call Marge Meklin at 908-433-3957 for questions

September 2 - Sundae Sunday
September 9 - Church Brunch
September 16 - PW Membership Coffee Hour
September 23 - Reception for the Rev. Linda Chase
September 30 -  **Host Needed**

birthday blessing
Happy Birthday To Our Members And Friends

Sept 1
Sept 2
Sept 3
Sept 4 Rebecca Muraglia
Sept 5
Sept 6 Connie Curtis
Sept 7 Glenavie Gauer, Connor Kells, Mark McDermitt
Sept 8 Claire Meany, Susan Findlay
Sept 9 Shirley Young-Callari, Juli Nuesch
Sept 10 Lois Lang
Sept 11 Kiera King
Sept 12 Virginia Claeys
Sept 13 Thomas Crawley, Marjorie Meklin, James Scott
Sept 14 Suzanne Perkowski
Sept 15 
Sept 16 Susan Reilly
Sept 17 
Sept 18 Jack Tolley
Sept 19
Sept 20 Paula Pennypacker
Sept 21
Sept 22
Sept 23 
Sept 24
Sept 25
Sept 26 John Brzyski Jr., Katherine Durante, Robin Fiorentino
Sept 27
Sept 28 Pam Cole
Sept 29 Leigh Reinwald
Sept 30 Donna Fahey, Dalton Garner

Up Coming Events

September 6 - Chancel Choir Rehearsals Begin
September 9 - Sunday School Begins
September 10 - Choral Bell Rehearsals Begin 
September 16 - PW Membership Sunday/Church Brunch
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

Visit our full Church Calendar on our website for a complete and up-to-date  calendar.

Sunday, September 2
10:00 a.m. - Worship/Special Music
11:00 a.m. - Sundae Sunday

Monday,   September 3
Labor Day - Office Closed

Tuesday,   September 4
7:00 p.m. - NA, Wilton Hall
10:00 a.m. - Busy Hands, Fellowship Room

Wednesday, September 5
9:00 a.m. - Women's Breakfast, Rainbow Diner

Thursday, September 6
8:00 a.m. - Men's Breakfast, US Subs
4:00 pm - Brownie Troop 360, Fellowship Room
5:00 pm - Daisy Troop 1443 Daisy, Fellowship Room
7:30 pm - Chancel Choir Rehearsals Begin, Sanctuary

Friday, September 7
Point Beach Prep Orientation

Saturday, September 8
7:00 p.m. - NA, Wilton Hall

Sunday, September 9
10:00 a.m. - Worship/Healing Prayers/Chancel Choir
10:00 a.m. - Sunday School begins in worship
Photos of the Week

Picnic 2018

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the picnic last week.  The picnic is always a special time.  Thank you to the Manzos for donating the subs for our picnic.   
Contact Us

The Rev. Osvaldo Nuesch, Interim Pastor
The Rev.  Linda Chase , Associate Pastor -Email 

Office Staff 
Kim Gaydos, Church Secretary  -  Email
Donna Ferry, Financial Secretary - Email
Music Staff
Sara Hoey, Organist - Email

Christian Education Staff
Devlin House, Point Beach Prep Preschool Director -  Email
Frank Perkowski, Sunday School Coordinator -  Email

701 Forman Avenue, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742
(Corner of Bay and Forman Avenues) 
Church Office: 732-899-0587 Fax: 732-899-2946