Pastor's e-Note
April 6, 2021
Dear Friends,

Greetings to you in this joyous and pleasant Easter season.  
 
We had a truly blessed worship celebration for Holy Week and Easter. All worship services were inspiring and well attended. We praise God for the gift of new and everlasting life we have received through our risen and living Lord. Special thank you to all who helped our worship services: Sanctuary choir singers, Wesley Ringers, Foundation singers, Lyric Choir, Little Angels, all musicians, chancel guild stewards, readers, sound crew, the entire church staff, and many volunteers behind the scene. Thank you very much for your beautiful team work.
 
During this Easter season, I pray that you will find opportunities to go deeper in your walk with the Lord. It means attending worship services more regularly on time. It means getting into the daily routine of reading God’s Word and praying by faith. It means participating in at least one small group with your fellow church friends. It means doing one good thing for others in need. It means sharing the joy of Christ with those around you, especially your loved ones right next to you. 
 
Friends! I am grateful that you are the most treasured friends to me and to our church.  Let us journey together each day in prayer following the footsteps of Jesus, our best friend and good shepherd. 
 
With Hope and Gratitude,
 
Rev. Jennifer
This Week's Scripture: Psalm 104:33
“I will sing to the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have being.”
Worship With Us
Midweek Prayer and Communion Service
April 7, 2021 at 7 pm
Rev. June will lead this prayer service, and we will come together for Holy Communion. The scripture reading for this service will be John 20:19-31.

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To join by phone, call 1-646-558-8656
Meeting ID: 893 1633 6369
To join this service online, click the button below.
Sunday Outdoor Worship
April 11, 2021 at 9 a.m.
A new sermon series, Resurrection Living” will begin and Rev. June Tamburro will preach her sermon, “Resurrection Living: Trust.” Music will be provided by Margin Alexander. If attending our outdoor service, please remember to bring a chair and wear a face mask.
Scripture: Mark 10:46-52 

We need volunteers to help with this service. Click the link below to sign-up.
Sunday Online Worship Service
April 11 at 10 a.m.
A new sermon series, “Resurrection Living” will begin and Rev. June Tamburro will preach her sermon, “Resurrection Living: Trust.” Foundation Singers, Sanctuary Choir Singers, Karl Dietel, and Margin Alexander will present various music. 

Scripture: Mark 10:46-52 

You can view this worship service through our Facebook page or through a link on our website.
Prayer Requests
Please join us in praying for our brothers and sisters in Christ who are in need of prayers.

We offer prayers of comfort and healing for Bobbie Bailey and Kathy M., friends of Sandy Allen, and for Soon-Yea Yu, mother of Rev. Jennifer. 
Food Bank Donations
Food Drive Donations
Thank you for donating food to our neighbors. Please bring your non-perishable/non-expired items to the church, and place them in our “Food Bank” containers.

If you would prefer, you can bring your items to the Food Bank Network of Somerset County located at 7E Easy St, Bound Brook, NJ 08805. Thank you very much.
Coming Soon
Rise Against Hunger – Gather for Good
Online Jeopardy-Style Trivia Fundraiser
April 11 at 4 p.m.
Rise Against Hunger’s “Gather for Good” experience is a one-hour virtual event that brings groups together for an engaging, fun and fast-paced trivia game. This is an incredible opportunity for our community to learn more about food security. Join us in the movement to end hunger, and show off your trivia skills!

Visit HERE to register and to donate to the event.

Visit https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86457677613 at 4 p.m. on April 11th to join the event via Zoom. Passcode: “hunger.”
Adult Sunday School
Beginning Sunday, April 18, 11:30-12:30 via Zoom
Come join the Sunday adult group for a study of 1 Corinthians by professor Jamie Clarks-Soles. In this gripping biblical letter, Paul writes to people trying a wild new social experiment known as a Christian community. Not unlike the church today, this community dealt with factions, sexual immorality, gender issues, money issues, theological questions, lawsuits, problems in worship, and problems in leadership.

To purchase the book for this small group on Amazon, visit https://amzn.to/3sAu87l.

Please email Rev. June to register.
Find Something for You and Your Family
In the Grant Dittman Memorial Library
Search the catalog online to find what wonderful books and media are in the library. Or come meet with a librarian and browse the collections together. Appointments are available on the following days:
Mornings – Tuesday and Thursday
Afternoons – Monday through Saturday

Featured Items for Holocaust Remembrance Day
April 8, 2021 – Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
I Never Saw Another Butterfly, edited by Hana Volavkova.
This is a collection of drawings and poems that were created in 1942-1944 by children at the Terezin concentration camp near Prague, Czechoslovakia.
Featured Items for Ramadan
April 12 – May 11, 2021 – Celebration of the Revelation of the Quran to Muhammad
Ramadan, by Suhaib Hamid Ghazi.
An Islamic family describes the celebration, meaning and importance of the month-long holiday of Ramadan.
(For Grades III – V, in the Holiday Section of the Junior Readers Collection.)    
Directions for Reserving and Picking-Up Items
Contactless curbside circulation service continues. Search the catalog to find what wonderful books and media are in the library. Send an email to the librarian listing the items that you wish to borrow. You will be notified when they are ready to be picked up at the doors to the church.
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