Weekly News For
Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church
May 13, 2018
This Sunday 

This Sunday we welcome back  Sue Smith, an elder and a member of First Presbyterian Guest Preacher Church Rumson. She works for God's creation in both religious and secular organizations: from working to certify Rumson as an Earth Care Congregation, to representing GreenFaith on the Coalition for Healthy Ports, to board membership with Clean Water Action's NJ chapter, to serving as Vice Moderator of Presbyterians for Earth Care. Sue holds a BA from Cornell University, an MBA from NYU and is an M.Div. graduate of New Brunswick Theological Seminary and a candidate in the PCUSA call process. She currently serves as Moderator of Monmouth Presbytery.

In 2013 and 2014 Sue was the Seminary Assistant here at the Volunteer Village.  

Healing Prayers - This Sunday anyone desiring prayer may come forward during the final hymns. The Rev. Linda Chase and Sue Smith will be available to pray for anyone with a need for healing and well being.

Sunday School Fundraiser - Sunday In the Fellowship Room

Geraniums for Mother's Day, May 13
$5 for a 4 ½" pot

Variety of colors
Buy plants and pick up pre-orders during coffee hour 
on May 13th
All proceeds will go toward the purchase
of 3 TVs and 3 laptops for our educational curriculum.

Prayer Concerns This Week

The Prayer Family for the week is the Kells family. Let us be prayerfully aware of Cindy, Jeff, Connor and Kylee, as well as all our members and friends.

Prayer Concerns: Millege Youenger; Megan Richerts (Friend of the Claeys); Geoff Reilly; Bill Shoppell; Henry Stout.

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

Pentecost Flowers - Last Sunday to Place an Order

Pentecost will be celebrated on Sunday, May 20. Red is the color of the day! Begonia's are the flower of the day! We will decorate the Sanctuary with begonias on Pentecost. Afterwards we will be planting them around the Church.

We invite you to purchase a begonia as a way to celebrate someone who the Holy Spirit has used in your life to inspire your faith. Begonias come in 4"pots and cost $10.00 each.

Please fill out the order form in the bulletin or online. Payment must be included with this order form. Checks should be made payable to PPPC, and please be sure to indicate "Pentecost Flowers" on the memo line of your check! Order form and payment may be placed in the offering plate or mailed/delivered to the church office.

Flowers orders are due Wednesday, May 13, 2018

A Night Out at Blue Claws is Back! 

Once again tickets are on sale for 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.  

We once again expect a nice turnout of families who enjoy this event each year.  

Please speak with Kyle Jones on Sunday or Dee D'Amore (deedamore4@gmail.com or 732-552-9861) to get your tickets. 

Service of Installation Next Week

An invitation is extended to all  for the Service of Installation for 
Dr. Wilton at the Lamington Presbyterian Church.  

The service will be held next Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.  A jazz concert by Bill Carter and the Presbybop Jazz Quintet will follow.   

Please RSVP to lamingtonchurch@gmail.com or 908-572-7013 by May 13.  

The invitation can also be viewed online and on the bulletin board outside the church office.  

Interfaith Hospitality Network Arriving June 3

* A mother loses her job.
* A father cannot work because of an injury.
* A family loses its home by fire or natural disaster.
* A family must choose between medical costs and rent or mortgage payments.
* Public transportation is unavailable or too expensive.
* Affordable housing is scarce in Ocean County.

T hese are a few examples of why families now make up 40 percent of our homeless population, and why one out of every four homeless persons is a child. In response to this crisis, the Interfaith Hospitality Network brings the faith community together to help families regain their housing, their independence, and their dignity. 

Families in the IHN program will be arriving here on June 3. We are in need of volunteers to help with setup and take down, provide dinner meals, visit with families in the evening, stay overnight in the Annex with the families, as well as launder bed linen at the end of the week.

Sign up sheets are in the back. Dorothy Tolley  would appreciate any help you can provide. Please speak with her if you have any questions. Our church has been a host church for IHN for many years. We are reminded in the book of Galatians to "not grow weary of doing good." Thank you to everyone who has volunteered over the years. 

Sunday School News

Hello everyone!

Last week, we had a lot of fun talking about how important we all are in the church. We heard about another letter to the Corinthians from Paul. Paul explained to the people that no one person was more important than another when it came to the church. Sure, we all think the pastor may be the head of the service....but what if nobody showed up to listen? The Sunday School teachers are super important....but what if no students showed up to learn? We read from 1 Corinthians 12 and talked about how our bodies function best when every part is working. The same thing goes for the church.

This week, its all about moms!! We are going to talk about the moms, aunts, and grandmas in our lives that make us feel special, help us, and love us every day!! We may even have a special surprise for these special ladies!

See you all on Sunday!

This Week at Point Beach Prep

This week we learned numbers 3 and 4. We read the stories of The Three Little Pigs, Goldilocks and the 3 Bears, and The Three Billy Goats Gruff. We made piggy houses,did 3 bear size matching, and acted out the story of The Three Billy Goats Gruff with puppets. Our Pre-K learned the numbers 3 and 4 in Spanish. We sang a Spanish counting song, The Number Song, and Jump Four Joy.

We enjoyed visits from parents for Student of the Week activities that included observing a live lobster and learning how to use a crab net. We also made a special bird feeder with a pine cone and seeds.

Our Mother's Day Teas were Thursday and Friday. We had fun singing the moms special songs, making them a video, presenting them with gifts, and serving iced tea and goodies. It was a special day for all!

Thank you to the Point Pleasant Beach Child Development Class who appropriated money from the Pride Committee to go toward our Teas!

Also, thank you to members of the Point Beach Prep Board, who assisted with our Tea!

Congratulations to PDA's David Rauer

The National Association of Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) has selected PDA National Response team member Dave Rauer as its volunteer of the year. Dave received the Don Hampton Volunteer of the Year Award for his disaster recovery work for the past six years.  

Dave began at PDA two weeks before Hurricane Sandy and was instrumental in our church establishing the Volunteer Village.  

Congratulations to Dave on a well deserved accomplishment.  The complete article can be found online.  

Instruments Needed By May 18th

Karen Norby will be going on a mission trip to Uganda with the non-profit organization, Sylvia's Children. ( www.sylviaschildren.org.)

The school they will be visiting has a brass band, conductor and teacher.  They are in need of playable instruments. If any one has any unused, playable instruments in their attic or closet such as trumpets, horns (French, British, German), bugles, clarinets and flutes, donations would be appreciated. Instruments can be dropped off in the office by Friday May, 18th

The group going will be meeting to pack the supplies for the orphanage in a few weeks.  Each is allowed to bring up to 150 lbs.  Instruments need to be into the Church by Friday, May 18th so they can be packed up.  

If you have an instrument that needs to be picked up,  please contact Karen Norby directly 732-295-8174 or cell# 908-915-2301

Coffee Hour Hosts For The Month

This Church sure has the gift of hospitality.  We have coffee hosts from now until the end of June!!! Sincerely Thank you.  Please call Marge Meklin at 908-433-3957 for questions or 
May 6 - Communion Brunch
May 13 - Marion Blackford/Donna Wittmann
May 20 - Diane Manzo
May 27 - Carol Bonebrake

birthday blessing
Happy Birthday To Our Members And Friends

May 13 Donna Sellman
May 14 Lillian Pokler
May 15 Susan Zimny
May 16 Kevin Legreide, Faythe Matullo, Charlene Mendelsohn
May 17 Nancy Jalowski, Ashley Wilson
May 18 Andrea Crate, Frank Jones, Naomi Lappke, Celishia Scarpone
May 19
May 20 Kimberlee Trainor
May 21 Peggy Bierach, Lois Fischer Geene, Cynthia Lombardo
May 22 Gerard Jalowski, Calvin Rice, Daniel Scarpone Jr.
May 23 Jacob Freer Balko, Reina Santos, Catherine Walker, Jack Whitman
May 24 Hannah Davison
May 25 Deirdre D'Amore, Diane Legreide, Hannah Ploskonka, Kathryn Reinstadler
May 26 Jane Lambie
May 27 Alexander Grebel, Rylan Parrott
May 28 Diane Manzo
May 29 Ryan Pasola
May 30

Up Coming Events

Sunday, May 20 - Pentecost, Chancel Choir Recognition
Sunday, June 3 Dove Choir Recognition/Confirmation
             Special Communion Brunch to support Missions
August 13-17 - Amped Vacation Bible School

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, May 13 - Mother's Day
10:00 a.m. - Worship/Chancel Choir/Healing Prayers
10:00 a.m. - Sunday School begins in Worship
11:00 a.m. - Sunday School Geranium Fundraiser in Fellowship Room

Monday,   May 14
11:30 a.m. - EliSabeth Verdella Circle, Fellowship Room

Tuesday,   May 15
10:00 a.m. -Busy Hands, Fellowship Room
6:30 p.m. - Confirmation Class Review at Session, Fellowship Room
6:30 p.m. - Session Meeting, Fellowship Room

Wednesday,  May 16  
9:00 a.m. - Women's Breakfast at the Rainbow Diner
4:30 p.m. - Webelos
5:00 p.m. - Dove Choir
6:30 p.m. - Wolf Pack
7:30 p.m. - Boy Scouts, Wilton Hall

Thursday, May 17
8:00 a.m. - Men's Breakfast, US Subs
6:00 p.m. - Webelos
7:30 p.m. - Chancel Choir

Friday, May 18
 6:30 p.m. - Pack Night, Wilton Hall
6:30 p.m.- GS Troop 906

Saturday, May 19
12:00 p.m. - Cody Ankney Court of Honor Eagle Scout

Sunday, May 20
10:00 a.m. - Worship/Chancel Recognition
10:00 a.m. - Sunday School begins in Worship

Photo of the Week 
"But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord,
whose confidence is in him.
They will be like a tree planted by the water
that sends out its roots by the stream.
It does not fear when heat comes;
its leaves are always green.
It has no worries in a year of drought
and never fails to bear fruit."
Jeremiah 17:7-8

photo credit:  Linda Chase
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