Weekly News For
Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church
September 16, 2018
From Your Interim Pastor
Last Sunday it was thrilling to see so many children back from summer vacations eager to begin the new Sunday School year. Over 30 children are registered to participate in this year's program under new leadership, with dedicated teachers, willing assistants and an exciting curriculum.

It was also a joy to welcome the musical contributions of our Chancel Choir. You can tell that they sing, not only with skill, but with conviction.

Another revelation this past week came from joining the Choral Bell Choir for their first rehearsal of the season. Ringing a little bell at the side of a Salvation Army kettle during the cold month of December for several years (many years ago!) did very little to prepare me for this experience. However, under the watchful assistance from players at my left and my right, I managed to ring at the right time without embarrassing myself too much. In fact, it was quite enjoyable. The sounds are fantastic. Our director, Morgan Sarbello is very patient. The music is accessible. And the sense of camaraderie makes the time fly by. Talk to Morgan if you'd like to participate.

I also met with some of the leaders of the New Beginnings program to be brought up to speed on what has transpired so far this year. With your participation a fascinating document was prepared that offers an accurate summary of the ministries offered by PPPC, the blessings that can be found here, and the challenges that these days present. You'll be hearing more on that next month.

I look forward to meeting with more committees this week, moderating my first Session meeting, and learning as much as possible from Pastor Linda as she prepares to enter a well-deserved retirement. I am grateful for everyone's support and understanding and for the experiences we get to share together during these days.

Pastor Osy
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 Jean Stoll. Let us be prayerfully aware of Jean, as well as all our members and friends.

Prayer Concerns: Gerard Cosimo; Mary McSweeney; Diane Sikora.

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.

PW Membership Sunday This Weekend

Dear Friend, 

Welcome to the Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church!  We are so glad that you have found a place to worship with us. As a woman and member of our church, you are automatically considered a Presbyterian Woman.  We want to reach out to you to let you know that we have several groups of Presbyterian Women within our church.  These groups of women are called "circles" and offer support and fellowship to each other.  If you are interested in joining a circle, please do not hesitate to reach out to Sue Hankins at 732-458-3823.  She will be able to direct you to a circle that best fits your wants and needs.  Again, welcome to our congregation and we invited you to find a circle to join!

Your Fellow Presbyterian Women

PW HOSTING COFFEE HOUR THIS SUNDAY - The PW here at Pt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church offers a variety of ways for women to live out their faith in an inclusive, caring community. For more information, see the Presbyterian Women brochure and PW Circle information brochure in the pews. The women hosting coffee hour would be glad to answer any questions you may have. Please join us in the Chittick Lounge this Sunday morning.
IHN Next Week
IHN Trailer

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 one more dinner, hosts from 7 to 9:00 p.m. on two evenings, as well as 
one more couple to stay overnight as chaperones.  

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!

Financial Update
Financial News

Tithes and offerings recieved during the month of August amounted to $14,575.  Our expenses last month came to $23,007.  Let's not wait for someone else to do what needs to be done is the Sunday School theme for this Sunday.  Let us apply that to our financial support of our wonderful church.  

Sunday School Startup

We are having a great time studying the Book of Nehemiah. Nehemiah was an individual who saw what needed to be done and did it with God's help. We, too, are concentrating on looking around our home, school, and community to see everyday things we can do to build God's Kingdom. Our memory verse this month is from Colossians 3:23 (NIRV), "Work at everything you do with all your heart. Work as if you were working for the Lord." You may wish to watch a

We meet in church for the beginning of worship. Then we head to Wilton Hall for our large group experience of discussion, Bible story video viewing, and worship music/dance. Our followup activities take place in our small groups downstairs: Grades 4-6, Grades 1-3, and Kindergarten/Preschool.

We invite you to register your child for Sunday School by downloading the Online Registration Form. Bring it to church this Sunday.

Below are some images of our first session.

First Week at Point Beach Prep

This week we began our new school year. We introduced our new afternoon program!   

We were excited to see old friends and welcomed new friends to our Point Beach Prep Family. Pastor Linda and Pastor Osy came to our classes to say a prayer with our students and teachers.  Our young learners explored our classrooms and playground with curiosity and enthusiasm. We read The Kissing Hand, about a raccoon starting school for the first time that missed his Mommy but remembered her love stays with him throughout the school day. The children transitioned smoothly into the various activities in our schedule including circle time, art, story time, snack, music and recess.  We thank God for new friendships that are blossoming.   See you next week when we begin our alphabet adventures!

September Dine Around

Attention all Presbyterian Women!  On the fourth  Wednesday  of this month, September 26th, we will meet at Frankie's on Rt. 35 N, Pt. Pleasant, at 6:30 p.m.  for our "dine around."  

We would love to have all of our women and their friends join us for good fellowship and good food, but we need a phone call to Maggie at 732-295-0908, or Lynn at 732-920-7133, in order to call ahead to reserve space for our group.  (Last time we had to change location at the last minute because we had no idea how many would be there. So if you don't remember those numbers you can call the church in a pinch!) See you all on the fourth Wednesday!!

Medical Equipment Available to Loan

Our church is happy to loan a variety of medical equipment such as walkers, crutches, canes, wheelchairs, shower and tub benches of different designs, shower chairs, and other specialized types of medical equipment to anyone in need.  We also recently received an electric automated chair lift cushion that makes it easy for anyone to get in and out of chairs.  If you would like to borrow any of the equipment it is in the basement or you can call the office.  The church is currently well stocked in medical equipment.  We are not taking anymore donations at this time.   

These Days Daily Devotional Now Available

The October, November and December These Days Daily Devotional is now available in the Narthex or Church office. They are now $6 each. Money can be sent into the office or placed in the offering plate marked "These Days"

Each quarterly issue of These Days features:
  • Approximately ninety devotions, one for each day of three months
  • An action step for each daily entry that enables readers to apply what they've read to their lives
  • Colorful seasonal art on the outside covers with poems, prayers, and songs pertinent to the issue's theme
  • Information about the writers
  • Suggestions for using the devotions
  • Space for creating individual prayer lists
  • "These Moments," a brief segment on contemporary issues, opening each issue
  • "These Times," the concluding section that includes questions for reflection and discussion

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

Please Also Join Us For 

The retirement of
William Shoppell, Jr.

Sunday, October 7, 2018
Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church
10:00 a.m. Worship Service
Followed by a reception
in the Fellowship Room

Those who wish to sing should try to attend
one Thursday evening rehearsal at 7:30 pm, 27th of September or 4th of October. Or come to rehearsal at 9:15 AM
on Sunday, October 7th.

Coffee Hour Hosts For The Month

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

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 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 18 - Session Meeting
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 16
8:45 a.m. - CE Committee Meeting, Sunday School Room
10:00 a.m. - Worship/Chancel Choir
10:00 a.m. - Sunday School begins in worship
11:00 a.m.- PW Sponsored Coffee Hour

Monday,   September 17
6:15 p.m. - Choral Bell Rehearsal, Fellowship Room

Tuesday,   September 18
7:00 p.m. - NA, Wilton Hall
6:30 p.m. - Session Meeting, Fellowship Room

Wednesday, September 19
9:00 a.m. - Women's Breakfast, Rainbow Diner

Thursday, September 20
8:00 a.m. - Men's Breakfast, US Subs
4:00 p.m. - Brownie Troop 360
5:00 p.m. -  Daisy Troop 1443
7:30 pm - Chancel Choir Rehearsal, Sanctuary

Friday, September 21

Saturday, September 22
7:00 p.m. - NA, Wilton Hall

Sunday, September 23
10:00 a.m. - Worship/Chancel Choir/Noisy Offering
10:00 a.m. - Sunday School begins in worship
11:00 a.m. - Retirement Celebration for Linda Chase
2:30 p.m. - Claremont Care Center

Photo of the Week

The New Beginnings process is still being implemented and planned.  This October we will be sharing our New Beginning with the congregation.    
Contact Us

The Rev. Osvaldo Nuesch, Interim Pastor - Email
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
Morgan Sarbello, Choral Bells Director - 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