This Sunday we welcome back Dr. Byron Shafer.
Sermon Notes: A number of Jesus' contemporaries thought he was mad! We will reflect on both Mark 3:19b-21, 31-35 and Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There (1871), a novel by Lewis Carroll (the nom de plume of an Oxford don, the Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, who was a mathematician and a deacon in the Church of England).
This Sunday is also Healing Prayers. You are welcome to come forward for prayers of Healing, Wholeness and Thanksgiving during the final hymns
About our Guest this Sunday
The Reverend Dr. Byron E. Shafer
is an emeritus professor of Biblical Studies at Fordham University in New York City and also the emeritus Pastor of the Rutgers Presbyterian Church in New York City. He taught full-time at Fordham from 1968 to 1996 and part-time from 1996 to the present, while serving the Rutgers Church as full-time pastor from 1996 to 2006.
In retirement, from 2007 through 2010 he spent four academic terms serving as a Visiting Professor of Old and New Testaments at the United Theological College in Bangalore, India.
Dr. Shafer has been active in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) on many levels. He was a member of the Committee of 15 that reviewed and edited that denomination's "Brief Statement of Faith," part of its Book of Confessions. And in 1993, he served as Moderator of the Presbytery of New York City.
Between 1985 and 2003, Dr. Shafer served as the Protestant host of "Religion on the Line," a three-hour Sunday-morning interfaith call-in program on WABC Radio in New York City.
Dr. Shafer received his B.A. in History from the College of Wooster in Ohio (1960), his M.Div. from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago (1963), and his Ph.D. from Harvard University in the History, Religion, and Literature of Ancient Israel (1968).
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 Marian Blackford. Let us be prayerfully aware of Marian, as well as all our members and friends.
Prayer Concerns: Nancy Cook; Jesse Bissey; Ginny Claeys; Geoff Reilly, Rod Smith
Long term concerns: Jacob Basilotto; Bill Birdsong; Despina Koch; Bruce Larsen; Maryanne Leach; Mary McSweeney; Jim Millar; Edith Pula; Grace Philhower; Bill Shoppell; Agnes Skowronek; Chad Suhoskey; Ralph Smith; Jim Tabor and Baby Christian; 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.
A MEETING OF THE CONGREGATION of the Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church will take this Sunday, June 24, at 11:00 am in the Sanctuary.
The meeting is for the purpose of acting on a report from the Nominating Committee with respect to the election of church officers and to elect a new Nominating Committee. The following names are presented:
Ruling Elders Class of 2021
Class of 2019 - Filling an unexpired term
Linda Lee Smith
Board of Deacons Class of 2021
Office Coverage Needed
The Church Secretary, Kim Gaydos, will be on vacation from June 25-29, the last week in June. We are looking for volunteers for the week to split up the week. If you are available to work a half a day or a full day and cover the office, please contact the church office. Donna Ferry will be in during her regular hours that week.
Note: All bulletin information and announcements for the July 1 bulletin will be due June 20th so that the bulletin can be done early. The Rev. Linda Chase will be on vacation June 18-24th. She will return to the office on June 25. Should you have an emergency while she is away that week, please call the church office.
NEXT WEEK - A Night Out at Blue Claws is Back!
We have sold over 16 tickets to the Friday, June 15th Blue Claws game at Energy Park. Join other members and friends for a night out as the Blue Claws take on
the Hickory Crawdads, who are a
Texas Rangers Affiliate. The game begins at 7:05 p.m.
Fireworks will follow the game. Adult tickets are $10, 60 years and over are $8, 5-12 yrs old are $8.
There is a signup on the bulletin board outside the church office. Dee D'Amore (email@example.com or 732-552-9861) will be in church this Sunday to get your tickets.
We once again expect a nice turnout of families who enjoy this event each year.
Communion Brunch Update
Thank you to everyone who came over to the Communion Brunch. Everyone enjoyed
the delicious food and fun. After expenses a total of $366 was raised for mission. This amount was split between
Karen Norby and Susan Beltran for their mission trips to Africa this Summer.
Next month in July we will begin our Sundae Sundays instead of Communion Brunch. See you then.
AMPED Vacation Bible School
Live Fully Alive!
Our new curriculum centers on faith and encourages hands-on learning and fun!
AMPED VBS will help children understand why God wants each of us to be FILLED with CONFIDENCE. He wants us to LIVE FULLY ALIVE, because we can believe that what He says is TRUE!
Each day we will worship, experience a new Bible story, watch a video, create a craft, enjoy snack, learn new songs with exciting dance moves, and play a game. Thursday night will be family night.
For our Mission Project, we will supply special items for backpacks (i.e. pajamas, pillow pets, pillow buddy, stuffed animal, blanket, child's book) to be given to temporarily homeless children who participate with their families in our Interfaith Hospitality Network throughout the year.
AMPED VBS is designed for children who have completed grades K-5 and for preschoolers 3 - 5 years old. Vacation Bible School begins on Monday, August 13 and continues through Friday, August 17, 2018. Hours are 9:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $20 for your first child, $5 for each additional child. You may download the
and return it, with your check, to the church office.
If you'd like to spark your child's enthusiasm to grow in faith over the summer, please register now for this exciting opportunity at Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church!
VBS Donations Needed
As we begin preparing for VBS, we are in need of contributions, either financial, small
waters or individually wrapped snacks for the week. Donations can be placed in the marked bins in the Narthex. For donations please indicated "VBS snacks" on your check.
Anything you provide will be extremely helpful to making this year a success. Thank you for your time!
Summer Bible Study - Changed Time
At the request of many of you there will be a Summer Bible study.
By popular demand, we will use a book we have used before called "Embracing Forgiveness." This is a 5 week study that will be held on each Monday during the month of July. The first class will be July 2nd at 11:
You are welcome to bring a lunch or perhaps some would like to go out to lunch afterward.
If you would like us to order a book for you for $10, please let Linda Chase know or you may order yours directly
Barbara Cawthorne Crafton, begins the study Embracing Forgiveness, with clarity that eases the guilt often associated with the lack of forgiveness by saying what it isn't. It is not a job or task; it is not a conditional act to earn God's love. It is, Crafton believes, a spiritual gift given freely by a God who simply wants to connect with us.
This Week at Point Beach Prep
This week was color week. We wore red
on Monday, orange
on Tuesday, yellow on Wednesday, green
on Thursday and blue
on Friday. It was fun to see everyone dressed similarly! We played color matching games. We made projects that included Clifford, Nemo and Minions. We also made Father's Day surprises. We read Red Leaf Yellow Leaf, The Crayon Box That Talked, The Mixed Up Chameleon, and Mouse Paint. We sang The Colors of the Rainbow,Color Farm,Gummy Bear Song, and If You're Wearing Red. We learned the colors in Spanish and English.
Next week is our last week of school! Our Pre-K has been practicing for their graduation ceremony. Our Nursery class is looking forward to their end of year ice cream party.
Time flies when you are having fun!
Sunday School News
Last week we had a great time wrapping up our Sunday School year by learning about what it means to be a disciple and a leader. We had some great discussions about the definitions of these two words and how they relate to us. Then we talked a lot about how we can be good disciples!
This week, it is time to Par-Tay!! We will be holding our annual End of Year Pot Luck Party! Everyone is encouraged to bring a breakfast item or treat to share with the group. This is always such a fun note to end the year on.
Hope to see you all this weekend!
Peace and Blessings
Coffee Hour Hosts For The Month
We have coffee hosts from now until the end of June but are looking for hosts during the Summer. Please call Marge Meklin at 908-433-3957 for questions or
June 10- Bette Hughes
June 17 - The McGuires
June 24 - Marilyn Coppolino
Happy Birthday To Our Members And Friends
June 11 Susan Leasure
June 13 William Birdsong
June 14 Cecilia Collins, Jason Parrott
June 16 Cameron Durante, Brady Graham
June 20 Trudy Pedersen, Jack Satterlee, Donna Wittmann
June 21 Nicholas Jalowski
June 22 Mary McSweeney, Andrea Purtell, Virginia Welch
June 25 Gayle Ferry
June 26 Bryan Smith
June 27 Caitlyn Cook
June 28 Aidian McGuire
Up Coming Events
Sunday, June 17 - Anniversary Sunday Recognition
Tuesday, June 19 - Session Meeting 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 24 - Congregational Meeting to elect new officers following worship
August 13-17 - Amped Vacation Bible School
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, June 10
10:00 a.m. - Worship/Chance Choir/Healing Prayers
10:00 a.m. - Sunday School begins in Worship - Last one for before Summer
Monday, June 11
12:00 p.m. - EliSabeth Verdella Circle Luncheon at the Shrimp Box
Tuesday, June 12
10:00 a.m. - Eye Openers, Chittick Lounge
6:00 p.m. - Interim Committee, Chittick Lounge
Wednesday, June 13
Point Beach Prep Graduation
9:00 a.m. - Women's Breakfast at the Rainbow Diner
4:30 p.m. - Webelos
6:30 p.m. - Wolf Pack
7:30 p.m. - Boy Scouts, Wilton Hall
Thursday, June 14
8:00 a.m. - Men's Breakfast, US Subs
4:00 p.m. - Brownie Troop 360
5:00 p.m. - Daisy Troop 443
6:00 p.m. Webelos
7:30 p.m. - Chancel Choir
Friday, June 15
7:05 p.m. - Family Fun Night at the Blue Claws
Saturday, June 16
Sunday, June 17 - Father's Day
10:00 a.m. - Worship/Chancel Choir/Anniversary Sunday
Photo of the Week
Confirmation Class 2018
Welcome New Members Sam Muraglia, Jack Muraglia and John Liotta