Weekly News For
Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church
July 8, 2018
This Sunday 

This Sunday we welcome back the Rev. Myrlene Hamilton Hess.  She is a retired pastor, a member of Monmouth Presbytery. Originally from South Dakota, she has lived and served the church in a wide variety of places including Washington, Oregon, California, and Alaska, until moving to New Jersey in 1993. She is an author, photographer, gardener, fly fisher, sailor, and lover of animals. Myrlene is married to Eric Hess, Sr., who is an elder.

Sunday Sermon "ONE CAMEL SHORT" will include passages from Luke;6:27-38.

This Sunday is also Healing Prayers - Anyone is welcome to come forward for prayers of Healing, Wholeness and Thanksgiving during the final hymns.
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 Campbell. Let us be prayerfully aware of Jean, as well as all our members and friends.

Prayer Concerns: Nancy Cook; Craig Lambie, 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.

Congregational Meeting This Sunday 

There will be another brief meeting of the congregation this Sunday at 11:00 am in the Sanctuary. The previous Congregational Meeting accidently omitted the names of the  church officers who will be continuing on for a second term.  The following additional names are presented:

Ruling Elders Class of 2021
Lynn Hahm*
Diane Manzo*
Brian Potter*
Diane Sikora*

Board of Deacons Class of 2021 
Karen Luiccii

Bible Study New Location and Time This Week
Interior work in the Chittick Lounge is beginning this Monday.  The Embracing Forgiveness Bible Study will be moved over to Wilton Hall  in the Annex for this week only.  The new time for the remainder of the class will be
10:30 a.m.   

Mid-Year Giving Statements

On June 28, the mid-year giving statements were sent out.  Please consider having your statement emailed to you rather then US postal mail.  Pledges and those on the email list receive quarterly statements.  Thank you for your faithful giving.  If you have any questions, please contact Donna Ferry in the church office.

Do You Have Some Time to Donate to Your Church? 
We have come up with a list of several repairs/improvements that we feel can be completed by our members. Some of them require experience, but many just require a good attitude and your time. They range from pulling weeds to power washing the
walk and benches in the memorial garden. There are two lists posted on the bulletin board outside the church office. One lists items needed for the manse renovation and the other lists items for the annex, the sanctuary building, and the landscaping.

We're not looking to create a buildings and grounds committee. We simply want some
volunteers to come out and work on your own schedule for as much time as you have
to donate. The church owns much of the equipment needed (a power washer for
instance). Please contact Nancy Stout (318-436-9865 -cell) or nlstout@optonline.net
for more information.

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.  

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!

Next month our exciting VBS program will be here.  We have 15 kids signed up but know of a few that still need to register.  Please don't delay.  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 through Friday, August 17. 
Hours are 9:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m.

Thursday  night August 16th, will be our parent program so mark that date on the calendar.  In addition a  Mission Project is planned.  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.  The congregation will also be invited to help with this project too.

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!

How Can you help?  Bins are in the Narthex for anyone who wishes to make donations of drinks and individually wrapped snacks for the week.  Donations have been slowly coming and we are very appreciative.  

In addition, if you know of any teens that are great with kids and willing to help especially in the area of song motions, we would love to have them join us.  Service hours for the week can be given out.  Teens are asked to call the church office if they can help that week. 

Coffee Hour Hosts For The Month

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

July 8 - Busy Hands
July 15 - Judith Rachel Circle
July 22- Nancy Jalowski / Lynn Hahm
July 29 - Susan Reilly/Marjorie Meklin

birthday blessing
Happy Birthday To Our Members And Friends

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

July 17 - Session Meeting
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 8
10:00 a.m. - Worship/Healing Prayers

Monday,   July 9
10:30 a.m. Embracing Forgiveness, Wilton Hall

Tuesday,   July 10
10:00 a.m. - Eye Openners, Sanctuary
6:30 p.m. Interim Committee

Wednesday,  July 11
10:30 a.m. - Prayer Chain, Pastor's Study

Thursday, July 12
8:00 a.m. - Men's Breakfast, US Subs

Friday, July 13

Saturday, July 14

Sunday, July 15
10:00 a.m. - Worship

Photos of the Week

Karen Norby's Trip to Uguanda

Thank you to everyone who supported Karen Norby's trip to Uganda with instruments, donations and prayers.  It was a successful trip.  Karen taught origami to the different classes in the orphanage.  The band also put on a show with the donated instruments.  Later in the Summer Karen will be sharing more about her trip.

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 
Christian Education Staff
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