Weekly News For
Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church
January 5, 2020

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 Ginny Zimmerman. Let us be prayerfully aware of Ginny as well as all our members and friends.

Prayer Concerns: The family of D'Etta Merkle (sister of Joanne McGuire), Fred Bierach, Robin DeRosa, Peter Farwell, Eleanor Johnson (sister of Marilyn Rice).

Long term concerns: Joan Auge; Jacob Basilotto; Emma Burden; Tim Carroll; Jonathan Hofstetter; Ed Jung; Brett Lambie; Mary Ann Leach; Despina Koch; Mary McSweeney; Jacob Mendelsohn; Leigh Millar; Melissa Millar; Donna Monica; Dale Norby; Geoff Reilly; Bill Shoppell; Ed Shrum; Linda Lee Smith; Ralph Smith; Bill Williams; Ginny Zimmerman; those struggling with addictions and mental illness.

Military: Sarah Davis Brown; Morgan Daniels Colberg; Michael Fahey III; Robin Fiorentino; all those in our nation's service.

From Our Interim Pastor 
The Feast of the Epiphany is still a time of gift-sharing in many parts of the world. On January 6, our children used to wake up to find at least one present inside or around their shoes, remembering the Three Kings or Magi from the East bringing gifts to the Christ child. In some of the early Orthodox traditions, Epiphany celebrated the manifestation of Jesus as the true Son of God, so on that feast day they remembered not only the events surrounding Jesus’ birth (circumcision, naming, and visit of the Magi), but also the family’s visit to Jerusalem as a teenager, Jesus’ baptism by John, all the way to the first miracle of turning water into wine at the wedding in Cana, where “Jesus did this, the first of his signs, in Cana of Galilee, and revealed his glory” (John 2:11).

I imagine a service on that day must have lasted three hours!

Our observance will not be that elaborate, but we will read the account from Matthew 2, sing some of the lovely Epiphany Carols, and think about how bright, shinning, guiding stars still play a role in our lives. The Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper will be celebrated; and, since, Sunday School does not resume until next Sunday, we are anticipating that children will be sharing in the sacrament along with their families. Afterwards, we will gather in the Christian Education Annex for the first brunch of the year. It looks like Epiphany is still a day of gift-sharing. Make sure to join us!  


Pastor Osy

2020 Offering Envelopes

2020 offering envelope boxes with your name on them are now available in the Narthex to pick up. Please feel free to pick up a friend's box if you know they won't make it to church. Also, if you do not find a box and wish to receive one, please write your name on the pad or contact Donna in the office at  donna@pointpresbyterian.org

Using your numbered envelopes makes the counters' jobs easier and ensures proper contribution credit. Please note, your assigned envelope number may have changed.

Angel Tree Gifts Due
All Angel Tree gifts should be under the tree by this Sunday. The Deacons will be bringing them over to the Valentine House for their annual Epiphany party on Monday, January 6 at 6:00 p.m.Thank you to everyone who participated in this outreach.  

2019 Annual Report
Information for the Annual Reports is due by Friday, January 10, 2020.

A concise overview of the great things accomplished here at PPPC in 2019 from each committee is to be included in the report. So many people gave of their time, effort and energy and the annual report is a way in which we recognize those who have gone above and beyond to make a difference in the past year. Past annual reports have become handy tools in preparing for our future by helping us look back and see what has taken place at our church as well as what was accomplished.

If your organization maintains a separate treasury or bank account, these reports must include a financial reporting. Reports can be emailed directly to Kim Gaydos at mail@pointpresbyterian.org. Call or email the Church office if you would like a digital version of the 2018 report. Reports will be ready for the congregation on Sunday, January 19, 2020 in preparation for the Congregational Meeting scheduled for January 26.
Congratulations to Susan Robbins and her dog Hopper who was accepted into the Westminster Dog Show. This prestigious show is the second oldest continuous sporting event in the United States, after the Kentucky Derby. The show will take place in New York City February 10-11.

Flower Chart for 2020
Flowers and Sanctuary Cross
A new flower chart is posted outside the church office. Please consider signing up to donate money for fresh flowers to mark a special occasion or "just because." The flower prices for 2020 remain the same, $20 per vase or $25 for a bowl of flowers. An order form next to the chart can be filled out and sent into the office along with your payment. Future events such as Anniversaries and Birthdays can be reserved on the flower chart and payment can be submitted closer to the date. Flowers are God's gift to us all!

Restaurant Fundraiser Update
Thank you to everyone who participated in our December restaurant fundraiser. The Kitchen @ 35 donated $120 to our church. Watch for more general fund fundraisers in 2020.

These Days Devotional
These Days Devotional Booklets for January through March are now available in the Narthex. The price of the These Days is $6. We all have our hopes and expectations for the year that is ahead of us. What better way to begin the New Year than seeking guidance, wisdom and encouragement each day! The January 12-18 entries are written by Dr. Carl Wilton.

News From Point Beach Prep
Point Beach Prep Open House
Point Beach Prep is proud to present our first Art Show in the Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church Art Gallery! You are invited January 10th 12-1pm. Art projects from all of our students will continue to be presented January 13-29th. The times are Mon-Thurs 9-12 and 1-3:30. Fridays during that time will be available 9-12. Please come check it out! 

The Point Beach Prep Open House to register for the 2020/2021 school year will be January 25th, 9am-11am. 

Church members listed in the Directory may register in advance on Friday, January 24th 9-12. There is half off the registration fee of $100 if you register on this day or at the Open House.

Point Beach Prep is an early learning center for children 2 1/2- 6 years old where children are encouraged to play, create, imagine and solve problems. We promote kindergarten readiness. We make learning fun, while building self esteem and a positive attitude toward learning! Point Beach Prep Preschool offers morning and Pre-K afternoon programs, along with an optional extended lunch hour. Please call Director Devlin House at 732-701-9900 or email pointbeachprep@hotmail.com with questions!
Coffee Hour
The Coffee Host Schedule will be posted soon in the Church Kitchen. If you would like to sign up to host coffee hour please sign your name on the sheet. Thank you.

Latest Coffee Hour Hosts
January 5 - Communion Brunch
January 12 - **Host Needed**
January 19 - ** Host Needed**
January 26 - ** Host Needed**
Upcoming Birthdays This Month

Jan 5
Jan 6
Jan 7
Jan 8
Jan 9
Jan 10 Ami Gallagher
Jan 11
Jan 12 Madeline Iadarola, Pat Shoppell
Jan 13 Judy Antonucci, Rod Smith
Jan 14
Jan 15 Stephen Ferguson, Nicholas O'Hara, Calvin Potter
Jan 16 Chris Nelson
Jan 17
Jan 18 Patricia Hewitt
Jan 19 Ann Lappke
Jan 20 Lauren Braaten, Mary Beth Schroeder
Jan 21
Jan 22 Michele Cleveland, Trevor Sellman, Londa Scarpone
Jan 23
Jan 24
Jan 25 Luke Akins, Jason Braaten, Christopher Muraglia
Jan 26
Jan 27
Jan 28 Connor Durante
Jan 29 Blake Birdsong
Jan 30 Michael Fanizzo
Jan 31 Donna Ferry, Charlie Paradise
Save the Date
Church Calendar For The Week

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

Sunday, January 5
10:00 a.m. - Worship with Communion
11:00 a.m. - Communion Brunch
11:30 a.m. - PNC, Fellowship Office
11:45 a.m. - Transition Team, Sunday School Classroom in Annex

Monday, January 6
6:00 p.m. - Deacon's Epiphany Party at the Valentine House
7:15 p.m. - Deacon's Meeting, Chittick Lounge

Tuesday, January 7

Wednesday, January 8
9:00 a.m. - Women's Breakfast, Rainbow Diner

Thursday, January 9
8:00 a.m. - Men's Breakfast, US Subs, Point Pleasant
7:30 p.m. - Chancel Choir Rehearsal

Friday, January 10

Saturday, January 11

Sunday, January 12
8:30 a.m. - CE Committee, Sunday School Room
10:00 a.m. - Worship/Chancel Choir
10:00 a.m. - Sunday School Begins in Worship
11:00 a.m. - Coffee Hour, Chittick Lounge
11:30 a.m. - Child Protection Training
11:30 a.m. - PNC, Fellowship Office
11:45 a.m. - Planning Meeting, Pastor's Office

Upcoming Events
Pinewood Derby in Wilton Hall January 15-18
Congregational Meeting - January 26
Image of the Week
As with gladness men of old
did the guiding star behold;
as with joy they hailed its light,
leading onward, beaming bright;
so, most gracious Lord, may we
evermore be led to thee.

Contact Us

The Rev. Osvaldo Nuesch, Interim Pastor - Email
Office Staff 
Kim Gaydos, Church Secretary -  Email
Donna Ferry, Financial Secretary - Email
Music Staff
Sara Hoey, Organist -  Email
Melanie Chambers, Chancel Choir Director -  Email
Morgan Sarbello, Choral Bell Director -  Email
William R. Shoppell, Jr., Music Director, Emeritus
Christian Education Staff
Devlin House, Point Beach Prep Preschool Director -  Email
Frank Perkowski, Sunday School Coordinator -  Email

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

Church Office:  mail@pointpresbyterian.org