Weekly News For
Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church
July 19, 2020

Sunday Worship Invitation
The Worship Invitation email will be sent on Saturday morning.
Feel free to forward the invitation along to family and friends.
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 Londa Scarpone. Let us be prayerfully aware of Londa as well as all our members and friends.

Prayer Concerns : The family of Joseph F. DeRosa (son of Robin and Joe DeRosa), the Shrums, Katie Hoffmaster Barberi

Long term concerns : Katie Abrams; Stephen Bardsley; Jacob Basilotto; Ed Jung; Jay Hiatt; Despina Koch; Maryann Leach; Gwen McFaddan; Jacob Mendelsohn; Josephine McKeon; Leigh Millar; Melissa Millar; Dale Norby; Marilyn Powell; Owen Provencer, Geoff Reilly; Susan Robbins, Joseph Robinson, Bill Shoppell; Linda Lee Smith; Millage Youenger; 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.

Update from the PNC
The PNC is meeting regularly and is on schedule in the call for our next Pastor. As you may recall, outside the office is the list of "Our Journey during the time of transition" with items completed as well as what still needs to occur. The PNC has conducted and continues to conduct interviews with candidates over Zoom.

Your prayers for wisdom and discernment are especially appreciated during this time. We are grateful to the PNC for not allowing the pandemic to get them off task. May the Lord continue to faithfully lead and provide for our church.
PPPC Seeks Sexton
PPPC is seeking a responsible individual to fill a year round, part-time position as a Sexton to care for the church building and Annex, keeping them clean and in an orderly fashion at all times. A candidate must be a self-starter and a team player.

If you, or someone you know, might be interested in learning more about this position for approximately 20 hours per week, please call Jim McGuire at 908-783-7193, or email him at fox2124@hotmail.com. He will be happy to discuss the job description and daily schedule with you.
IHN Arriving
While we are social distancing, we can still support the homeless families who are part of the Interfaith Hospitality Network program and staying at the Day Center at 407 Lexington Ave., Toms River (just past St. Joseph R.C. Church on Hooper Ave., going south).

For the week of August 6-9, we once again do not need to supply overnight volunteers. Our mission is to bring cooked dinners/dessert for each night and shop for miscellaneous needs that the families might have (i.e. diapers, formula, juice, fruit, etc).

If you will volunteer to take one evening meal, please call the office (732-899-0587) or Barbara Reusch (732-349-2792) to let us know which night and your menu.

Thank you for your invaluable help in this important ministry in Ocean County.
COVID Care Corner
So here we are again worrying about numbers going up around COVID. Many states are experiencing numbers like we had back in April. We know what that particular situation looks like and it’s scary.

So what do we do now? We stay vigilant and smart. We wash our hands and keep distant from folks. And maybe most importantly, we wear our masks. I read an article in the Press today that explained just how masks help us. Not only do masks protect others it’s been found that masks protect us. Research has found that masks can diminish the viral load that we may receive if we encounter someone with COVID. People who receive a high viral load tend to get sicker and those who do not get such a high dosage of the virus may actually not have any symptoms at all. So, wear that mask!

So, don’t panic at the increasing cases. NJ is doing a good job right now. Stay smart and don’t get lax. We’ve got this! Until next time, eat healthy, stay happy, wash your hands and WEAR YOUR MASK!!

Elder Lynn  

Lynn O’Hara, MS, RD, LPC, Licensed Psychotherapist and Registered Dietitian
Point Beach Prep
"Play is our brain's favorite way of learning."-Diane Ackerman

Summer Camp has begun and the sound of laughter can be heard from our playground again!
Coming Up

Monday, July 27, 5:30 pm Re-opening Task Force Meeting
Tuesday, July 28 - Session Meeting 6:30 p.m.
August 9-15 - Host IHN at the Day Center
Upcoming Birthdays This Month

July 19
July 20 Emily Dunston, 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 Marion Search
July 25 Virginia Waldie
July 26 Janice Carter
July 27
July 28 Nancy Pazienza
July 29
July 30 Carol Bonebrake, George Koch, Jonathan Yount
July 31
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Glad to have fun back at the church...little by little moving forward with safety in mind.

Contact Us

Pastoral Staff
The Rev. Mr. Osvaldo Nuesch, Interim Pastor - Email
The Rev. Dr. Eileen Lindner, Parish Associate - 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