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Dear families,

Christ is risen!  He is risen, indeed!

Like Mary Magdalene  and the disciples, we are now an Easter people called to share the good news. Our community and context certainly looks different than it did for those early believers, but God still calls us to tell the stories of Jesus to the people of Princeton (and beyond). 

Vacation Bible School at Nassau Pres this year is all about stories. We will be teaching the Parables of Jesus through story, song, drama, games and (especially!?) crafts. As you well know, VBS is a whole-church project. It takes dozens of youth and adult volunteers to create a meaningful and fun week for the children of our church and community. We are grateful for the many repeat volunteers who jump in, step up year after year, but we always want (need!) new folks to try on a volunteer adventure. We are especially low on Tribe Leaders for this summer's program. I'll be talking more about this in a Minute for Mission on Sunday, May 12. If you might be interested in learning more earlier, send me a note or stop me on Sunday. I'm always happy to chat VBS!

in shared ministry,

P.S. This Sunday, April 28, is Communiversity. 
There will be one worship service (with church school and childcare) at 9:15 AM.
Take Home Questions

April 28
Jesus appears to the disciples ( John 20:19-31)
1.  How did Thomas find out that what the other disciples told him was true?
2. What do you do when you aren't sure you believe something you've seen or heard?

May 5
Conversion of Paul ( Acts 9:1-22 )
1. What did it take for Ananias and Saul to trust each other?
2. If you had been in the synagogue in Damascus on the day that Saul walked in, what do you think your first thought would have been? Why?
100+ string backpacks waiting to be filled with summer camp gear
Club 3·4·5 - last round
Friday, April 26
5:30 - 7:30 PM
The last Club 3·4·5 for the year includes a special "sending ceremony" for 5th graders PLUS a community service project to help kids in our community have a great summer. We've got the gear and now need many hands to pack string backpacks with summer essentials.
All 3rd, 4th and 5th graders welcome.
Bring friends!
Club 3·4·5 - summer bonus event!
Sunday, May 19 @ 1:05 PM
Club 3·4·5 families! Join up with Get S.E.T. families from Westminster Presbyterian Church to watch the Trenton Thunder (AA Yankees) play the Binghamton Rumble Ponies (AA Mets) on Sunday, May 19, at 1:05 PM.
Tickets are $8 per seat (normally $12).
Make checks out to "Nassau Presbyterian Church" indicate "Club 345-May 19" in the memo line. Mail or bring to the church office:
Questions? Contact  Lauren Yeh.
All-Church Retreat
Memorial Day Weekend
Friday, May 24 - Sunday, May 26, 2019
Still thinking? Time to commit! Registration deadline is Monday, May 6. 

NorthBay  is located 2 hours south on I-95 on the northern tip of the Chesapeake Bay, just over the Maryland state line.
  • Retreat begins with dinner on Friday, May 24, and ends after lunch on Sunday, May 26. Families are also welcome to stay at NorthBay through Sunday afternoon and continue to enjoy facilities and setting.
  • Group headquarters will be the Guest House, a waterfront lodge with 11 private bedroom/bath combos, a large kitchen, living room, plus a private beach(!) Bunk rooms adjacent to the guest house are available for additional sleeping space.
  • Dr. Christy Lang Hearlson, Professor of Practical Theology at Villanova University, will return to lead the weekend.

Questions?  Email  or call me (609-924-0103 ext. 108). Scholarships available.

Vacation Bible School 2019....
Monday, June 24 to Thursday, June 27
9:00 AM - noon
A despised man, a jealous brother, an impatient judge, a fearless widow and a frustrated host. Jesus' uses the stories of very (extra!) ordinary people to teach us about our extraordinary God. Come to VBS and be part of the ExtraOrdinaryStory.

Vacation Bible School 
Age 3 to rising grade 6
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The fun and fellowship continues for older children with a mission focus. PresbyCampers go on field trips and engage in local mission projects.
Rising grades 4 - 6 
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Music Notes from Ingrid 
Nassau's Chancel Drama, August 2019
Choir 3·4·5, Carol Choir and Joyful Noise will sing
Sunday, May 5, 9:15 AM
This marks our last Sunday together leading worship for this school year!

Please join us for our End of Choir Year Open House
Wednesday, May 8, 5:00 PM
Sign up below for a celebratory family dinner at 6:00 PM
($5 per person, family maximum of $15)

Register online for "It's Cool in the Furnace!"
Children and youth, rising grade 3 through 12, are invited to take part in this staging of the gospel with energetic storytelling, singing, costumes, set and props!  Everyone will be cast - friends invited!  If you are interested in a speaking or solo singing role, please attend an audition date:  May 5 (10:30 AM), May 15 or 22 (4:30 PM).

Chancel Drama Week Schedule: 
Sunday, August 4, 7:00 - 8:30 PM. Kick-off with families.
Monday-Thursday, August 5-8, 12:30 - 4:30 PM will include:  music rehearsal, staging, Bible study and kitchen crafts .
Friday, August 9, 12:30 - 8:00 PM. Regular daily schedule followed by potluck dinner and dress rehearsal.
Sunday, August 10, 9:00 - 11:00 AM.  We offer our chancel drama in 10 AM worship!

With gratitude for you,