Weekly News For
Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church
July 1, 2018

Church Office is Closed Today     vintage_closed_sign.jpg

The church office is closed today June 29th and will reopen on Monday July 2 at 9:00 a.m

For pastoral emergencies please contact The Rev. Linda Chase directly at 732-232-5007.

This Sunday 

On Sunday, July 1st we will ordain and install new church officers - elders and deacons. Ordination Some of those who were elected by the congregation on June 24th have previously been ordained and so will only need to be installed.

My favorite part of the ordination service is what comes after the constitutional questions have been asked of those who have been elected. All who have been ordained to either office, even if they are not currently serving on either board, are invited to come forward for the laying on of hands. Often times there are so many previously ordained officers who come forward, they cannot put a hand on those who are kneeling to be ordained. They place a hand on the shoulder of the person in front of them or next to them. It is this great cloud of witness, as is spoken of in Hebrews 12, surrounding the newly ordained. A prayer is said over those who are kneeling inviting the Holy Spirit to be present at that moment and to touch the lives of those who just promised to serve Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. It is a special moment in the life of the community of faith.

When I was ordained as a Teaching Elder, although we were called Ministers of Word and Sacrament back then, I was ordained in my then church in St. Clair Shores, Michigan. My parents had driven out from Rochester, NY to be present at my ordination. Both of my parents were Ruling Elders and so came forward for the laying on of hands when I was kneeling in front of the congregation. I can still recall the special feeling I got when all those hands were placed on me. The moment was made even more special because my parents were among those whose hands were blessing me.

I invite you to be in worship July 1 for the service of ordination/installation and to receiver Holy Communion.


Ordination and Installation of Church Officers This Sunday

Being Ordained and Installed for the Board of Deacons
Class of 2021
Susan Beltran
Joseph Paradise
Ryan Wittmann

Being Installed
Class of 2021
Karen Luiccii*
Celisha Scarpone

Being Ordained and Installed for Ruling Elders
Class of 2019
Linda Lee Smith

Being Installed
Class of 2021
Lynn Hahm*
Diane Manzo*
Brian Potter*
Amanda Rauffer
Diane Sikora*
Jacque Thornton

* - Second Consecutive Term

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 Smith family. Let us be prayerfully aware of Linda Lee and Hannah, as well as all our members and friends.

Prayer Concerns: Nancy Cook; Mary McSweeney

Long term concerns: Jacob Basilotto; Bill Birdsong; Despina Koch; Bruce Larsen; Maryanne Leach; Jim Millar; Edith Pula; Grace Philhower; Geoff Reilly; 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.

Summer Giving

Summer brings a lot of things but often it means a drop in attendance due to vacations Summer Pledge - Don't Forget and summer distractions. I t is during the summer that our giving tends to dips.  Our ministries here at Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church continue during the summer months - worship on Sunday continues, the office remains staffed and ready to help, various groups like Busy Hands continue to meet, and we even have a Vacation Bible School in August. Our financial team does a great job preparing for this summer decline but our summer bills never take a vacation.  We very much need your continued financial support in the summer months.  

If you are away over the summer you can take advantage of several ways to easily give.  
1.  Donations can be mailed or dropped off directly to the church. 
2.  You can use your bank's online bill pay system which can automatically make a payment on a date you desire.  
3.  Our website online allows you to use a debit/credit card to schedule a payment.    

Our electronic giving services is powered by the Presbyterian Foundation.  When you make a payment through our website you are not only contributing towards our mission but also to the global Presbyterian mission.  All ways are s imple, safe and secure and include no setup or maintenance fees.

Remember that.....

Giving allows you to be obedient to God

Giving helps you grow in your faith

Giving supports the ministries of PPPC

Giving allows you to be a part of God's story locally and around the world

Giving allows the Holy Spirit to transform you into an open-handed and generous person

Your faithful giving is always appreciated and used wisely.  

Special Treat this Sunday    hot_fudge_sundae.jpg

Join us after worship for Sundae Sunday in the Chittick Lounge. On the first Sunday of the month - Communion Sundays - during July, August and September we will be making ice cream sundaes as part of our fellowship. You won't want to miss the delicious treat! 

Summer Bible Study 

On Monday, July 2 at 11:30 we will begin our 5 week summer study. The class title is "Embracing Forgiveness: What It Is and What It Isn't."  There is a video and a workbook for each class member. 

It is not too late to join.  Please speak directly with Linda Chase.  Participants will need to read the first session before coming to class on July 2.

During the months of July and August the church office will be closing at noon on Fridays. Please have all bulletin information in by Thursday mornings.   As a reminder the office is closed this Wednesday, July 4th.  

Church Picnic 
The picnic will once again 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. There will be food and games (including the playground). Attached to the Maxson Avenue Municipal Beach, this facility has 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 kljones70@comcast.net 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.

"These Days" 
The July/August/September edition of "These Days" a pamphlet which contains daily devotions is located on the table in the narthex.  They are $5 each.  

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.

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 online registration 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!

Coffee Hour Hosts For The Month

August hosts are needed during the Summer.  Please call Marge Meklin at 908-433-3957 for questions

July 1 - Sundae Sunday
July 8 - Busy Hands
July 15 - Judith Rachel Circle
July 22- Open  ** Host  Needed **
July 29 - Susan Reilly/Marjorie Meklin

birthday blessing
Happy Birthday To Our Members And Friends

July 1 Amy Wisniewski
July 2 Thomas D'Amore
July 3 Lorraine Williams
July 4 
July 5 Jane Millar
July 6 Emily O'Connor
July 7 Robert McSweeney
July 8 Ronald Claeys, Kyle Jones, Sara Hoey
July 9 Kelly Iadarola
July 10 John Cutting
July 11 Carol Eckenfelder
July 12 Christine Conway
July 13 Laura Landre, Marjorie Watson
July 14 
July 15 Doris Pennypacker, Lauren Rauffer
July 16 Lindsey Knehr, Thomas Reinhold
July 17 Kelly Hughes, Lauren Hughes
July 18 JoAnna Liotta
July 19 Eileen Jinks, Ruthanne Paulus
July 20 Emily Dunston, , Isabella Reid, Scott Smith
July 21 Robert Conway Jr.
July 22 Erin McGuire, Sandra Pasola, Sarah Sarbello
July 23 J. Louis Couche, Bill Findlay Jr., Deborah McCrossan
July 24 Perry Collins,  Marion Search
July 25 Vivian Reid, Virginia Waldie
July 26 Janice Carter
July 27 
July 28 Nancy Pazienza
July 29 
July 30 Carol Bonebrake, George Koch, Jonathan Yount
July 31

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

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

Sunday, July 1
10:00 a.m. - Worship/Communion

Monday,   July 2

Tuesday,   July 3
10:00 a.m. - Busy Hands, Fellowship Room
6:00 p.m. - Interim Committee

Wednesday,  July 4
Office Closed

Thursday, July 5
8:00 a.m. - Men's Breakfast, US Subs

Friday, July 6

Saturday, July 7

Sunday, July 8
10:00 a.m. - Worship/Healing Prayers

Photos of the Week

The Manse at 704 Forman Avenue, Point Pleasant Beach   

Last week the Session voted to renovate the Manse to accommodate a new pastor or to accommodate a rental agreement. There is a special history with the Manse and the church. 
It is recorded that Zebulon Van Note held a deed dated Sept 29, 1879 for Lot 873 on the Map of Point Pleasant Land Company.  This is the location on the current Manse.  
Zebulon P. Vannote  was a farmer, stage proprietor, politician, and business entrepreneur who married Mary Thompson and they raised five children at 704 Forman Avenue.   Zebulon owned the Zebulon Van Note Livery Stables.  

Mrs. Van Note was received as a member at Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church in 1892.  She was a dedicated and faithful worker in the church leading the Missionary Society for 17 years.  She was known for her beautiful prayers during prayer meetings.  During that time she graciously opened up her home for church receptions and sociables.  

Following their passing the church purchased the homestead on December 9, 1957 from their daughter Florence N Wheeler at the cost of $25,000.  The homestead included a vacant corner lot which is now the site of the Christian Education Building.  (Mrs. Wheeler was the mother of long time member Emery Wheeler.)  

Under the ownership of the church, the manse has underdone many renovations over the years.  The first was in 1969 and the last major renovation ran from 1999-2003.   
Contact Us

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
William Shoppell, Chancel Choir and Choral Bells Director - Email 
Rebecca Muraglia, Acting Dove Choir Director - Email 
Christian Education Staff
Tricia Stoffers , Sunday School Coordinator - Email
Devlin House, Point Beach Prep Preschool Director -  Email

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