Weekly News For
Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church
July 26, 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 family for the week is the Scarpone family. Let us be prayerfully aware of Frank and Celishia as well as all our members and friends.

Prayer Concerns : The family of Maryanne Leach

Long term concerns : Katie Abrams; Katie Hoffmaster Barberi; Bardsley; Jacob Basilotto; Ed Jung; Jay Hiatt; Despina Koch; Gwen McFaddan; Jacob Mendelsohn; Josephine McKeon; Leigh Millar; Melissa Millar; Dale Norby; Marilyn Powell; Geoff Reilly; Susan Robbins, Joseph Robinson, Bill Shoppell; the Shum family; 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.

In Memoriam
It is with profound sadness we announce the death of former member Maryanne Leach who passed away in Florida on July 19, 2020. Besides serving as a Deacon, Maryanne was an active member of the Tabitha Dorcas Circle and Kitchen Team. Together Maryanne and her sister Helen were a blessing to us here at PPPC. Condolences can be sent to her sister Helen Unglaub 4625 Sines Ln Port Charlotte, Fl 33948. Maryanne is also survived by daughters Pam and Sue as well as a brother.
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 9-16th we once again only need dinner volunteers. Sunday, Monday and Tuesday nights are already filled. We still need dinner meals Wednesday through Saturday.

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 possible menu.

Thank you for your invaluable help in this important ministry in Ocean County.
Thinking Outside the Box
Haven for the Homeless
Interfaith Hospitality Network has been hosting a homeless family of five at the Day Center, owned by St. Joseph Church in Toms River. With only one family in program, it has been relatively easy to socially distance as we are instructed to do from volunteers who enter the building or merely drop off nightly meals or groceries for the family.

Our next challenge is how to host three or four families to reach our maximum number of fourteen guests that are permitted without endangering anyone’s health? More requests for shelter tell us that evictions are about to mount, causing the need for housing to become acute.

How can we help?
If you (or any organization to which you belong) own an unoccupied house that has a bathroom, kitchen, bedrooms and laundry facilities in which an Interfaith family can live TEMPORARILY, please contact the IHN Office at 732-736-1550.

The needs are great, but so are the resources with which we have been blessed. Let’s put those blessings to good use. Step up to the plate and lend your helping hand to Interfaith families in need!

COVID Care Corner
There’s some good news on the COVID front! New Jersey is one of three states in the country that has reopened carefully and following the guidelines of the CDC. That means we do not have to worry the way people in other areas of the country are worrying.

For the most part, I see people wearing masks and following social distance guidelines. Our numbers are increasing but very slowly compared to other states. I guess the increase is to be expected due to the influx of people on vacation and being out and about. Overall though, we have some good news! The other good news is the starting up of in-person church services! This weekend will be a trial run but soon we should be able to be with our church family again if you so choose.

My hopes are the increased connection that comes with reopening of society will help soothe people’s jangled nerves. Tension remains palpable so we all need to remember to breathe and find compassion for others and ourselves. We are experiencing extraordinary times and it can be very difficult. Let’s hold hope and love for all people. Keep taking care of yourself! The best way to infuse society with love is to make sure your own needs are being recognized. We can forget to check in with ourselves but it remains an important piece of self-care. Until next time, eat healthy, be happy and wash your hands!

Elder Lynn  

Lynn O’Hara, MS, RD, LPC, Licensed Psychotherapist and Registered Dietitian
Point Beach Prep
This week was Nature Week at camp. Our students went on a nature walk on our playground to try and find items to fill their nature box. They found leaves, sticks, flowers, pine cones and more! They would then match the items to the pictures in their box. They also made art rubbings with many of the treasures they found!
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 26 Janice Carter
July 27
July 28 Nancy Pazienza
July 29
July 30 Carol Bonebrake, George Koch, Jonathan Yount
July 31
Image of the Week
Social Distance Sanctuary
Social Distance Sanctuary

A lot of behind the scenes planning and preparing is occurring with the goal of being able to safely open up in a limited capacity as well as continuing with the option to worship remotely. Stay tuned for more information.

“Fruitful and acceptable worship begins before it begins.” 
~ Alexander MacLaren
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