Weekly News For
Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church
February 17, 2019
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 Karen Baron. Let us be prayerfully aware of Karen, as well as all our members and friends.

Prayer Concerns: Jim Millar; Ann Civinsky; Ron Claeys; Deb Brendler; Bill Hoey.

Long term concerns: Joan Auge; Jacob Basilotto; Bill Birdsong; Irene Cash; Gerard Cosimo; Despina Koch; Charlene Mendelsohn; Melissa Millar; Dale Norby; Susan Robbins; Geoff Reilly; Bill Shoppell; Jean Stoll; Chad Suhoskey; Ralph Smith; Jacque Thornton; Bill Williams; Ginny Zimmerman; those struggling with addictions and mental illness.

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

Notice:  Please keep the office updated on any prayer concerns 
you may have, including ones previous submitted.
Special Guest Preacher this Sunday

The Reverend Dr. Eileen W. Lindner recently retired as Senior Pastor of the Presbyterian Church in Tenafly New Jersey. In a career of over 40 years as a Presbyterian pastor she has served parishes in Illinois, New York and New Jersey. For many years she was the Associate General Secretary of the National Council of Churches of Christ, U.S.A. and a Mission Co-worker in Egypt and Lebanon. Eileen holds the M.Div. degree from McCormick Theological Seminary and the PhD in Church History from Union Theological Seminary in New York City. Now retired in Brick she is the mother of two sons and has two grandchildren.She enjoys theatre, reading, travel and swimming.

Caregivers Volunteers of Central New Jersey
Helping Seniors in your Church and your Communities.

There are many seniors in our community and in our neighborhoods who are in need of a little help to continue living independently at home with dignity. Some are lonely and simply need a friendly visit or phone call once a week. Others may need someone to go food shopping or take them to a doctor's appointment. And some may need a break from caring for a loved one with dementia. 

If you can open your heart and share a little of your time, you can touch the life of a senior. Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey will be here with us on Sunday, February 17th during coffee hour in Fellowship Hall to share various ways that we can put "Love thy Neighbor" into action.
Update - Thank You souperbowl pot

In addition to last week's food donations, $109.48 was also collected for Souper Bowl of Caring.  The money was sent over to St. Gregory's Pantry this week.  
February PW Dine Around

PW will meet at Lo's Garden on Rte. 88 in Brick at 6:30 on Wednesday,  February 27th.  All Presbyterian Women are welcome to join us for food and fellowship.  It's always a fun evening out with God's girls!

Lo's Garden -    2132 NJ-88, Brick, NJ 08724  Menu
Beginning of Lent

Lent is to be a time of preparation, reflection and renewal. Everyone is invited to begin the Lenten journey at the annual Ash Wednesday Soup Supper and Service.

We will gather on Wednesday, March 6 in Wilton Hall for a soup supper at 6:00 p.m. followed by a worship service with imposition of ashes to begin at 7:00 p.m. 

Please plan to bring a pot of soup or a loaf of unsliced bread to share.  Sign-up sheets for soup donations are located by the Soup Pot in the narthex; or sign up by emailing Kim in the church office.

Please join us as we enter the 40 days of Lent together. Come together as a family; bring your friends. 

Newsies at Point Pleasant Borough High School Performing Arts

In 1899, the children who sold newspapers in New York City - known as "newsies" - went on strike to protest against a rise in the prices of the papers they bought to sell on to the public. Almost 100 years later, Disney decided to make this into a musical.  Point Pleasant Borough High School Performing Arts Department Proudly Presents the Disney Musical NEWSIES!

Thursday March 14th 7:00pm                     
Friday March 15th 7:30pm
Saturday March 16th 7:30pm                     
Sunday March 17th 2:00pm

All Tickets - $10.00 at t he Loren Donley Center for Performing Arts at Point Borough High School.    For Tickets and information please call 732-701-1900 ext. 2218

Rebecca Muraglia
This Week at Point Beach Prep

On Monday we welcomed art educator Karen Norby to our afternoon class. We explored the element of line. The children moved their bodies to create both curved and straight lines in a game of Simon Says. They used popsicle sticks to create geometric shapes, then used yarn to create shapes in nature. They observed how artist Vincent Van Gogh used lines to show movement in his painting "The Starry Night". Thank you, Mrs. Norby!

On Wednesday the afternoon class had a visit from Dr. Merkler's Pediatric Dental Office.  The children learned good oral hygiene and dental habits. They each got to take home new toothbrushes!

We celebrated Valentine's Day with special valentine projects, stories and songs.  For our parties, we had special treats and exchanged valentines.

This week we also learned letter Q.  We did many Q projects and read lots of Q books. It was quite a fun week!

In Case of Snow....

Please check the main page of the church website (www.pointpresbyterian.org) or our Facebook page for the latest information about cancellations of church activities.  

Coffee Hour Hosts For The Month

Please call Marge Meklin at 908-433-3957 to volunteer
February 17 -  Diane Manzo
February 24 -  Craig and Jane Lambie
March 3 - Communion Brunch
March 10 - Girl Scouts
March 15- Cathy Walker
March 24 - Diane Legriede and Karyn Smykowski
March 31 - Bette Hughes and the Outreach Committee

birthday blessing
Happy Birthday To Our Members And Friends

Feb 17 Sue Hankins, Ryan Wittmann, Morgan Sarbello, Henry Scott
Feb 18 Mary Wade, Kylee Kells
Feb 19 Harvey Mendelsohn
Feb 20 Olive Shahady
Feb 21 Linda Smith
Feb 22
Feb 23 Terri Satterlee
Feb 24 Heidi Steinert, Jamie McGuire
Feb 25 Kent Lorentzen
Feb 26 Allan Novick
Feb 27 Thomas D'Amore
Feb 28 Eva Pula, Emily Birdsong

Up Coming Events

February 19 - 6:30 p.m. - Session Meeting
March 6 -  6:00 p.m. Ash Wednesday Soup and Service at 7:00 p.m. 
March 13 - 11:00 a.m. - Soup and Scripture: A Lenten Bible Study of the Gospels on Wednesdays during Lent

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, February 17
10:00 a.m. - Worship/Melanie Chambers Special Music
10:00 a.m. - Sunday School begins in Worship
11:00 a.m. - Coffee Hour, Fellowship Room

Monday,  February 1 8
Office Closed - Presidents Day
No Choral Bells

Tuesday,   February 19
6:00 p.m. - Webelos, Basement
6:30  p.m. - Session Meeting, Fellowship Room
7:00 p.m. - NA, Fellowship Room

Wednesday, February 20
9:00 a.m. - Women's Breakfast, Rainbow Diner
6:00 p.m. - Bear Den, Basement
6:00 p.m.- Lion Cub Den, Wilton Hall
6:45 p.m. - Tiger Cub Den
7:30 p.m. - Boy Scout Troop 6, Wilton Hall

Thursday, February 21
8:00 a.m. - Men's Breakfast, US Subs, Point Pleasant
7:30 p.m. -  Chancel Choir Rehearsal, Sanctuary

Friday, February 22

Saturday, February 23
7:00 p.m. - NA, Fellowship Room

Sunday, February 24
10:00 a.m. - Worship/Chancel Choir/Noisy Offering
10:00 a.m. - Sunday School begins in Worship
2:30 p.m. - Claremont Care Center

Images of the Week

Have you seen the new Fellowship Office?  In January the Session approved the reconfiguration of the office. Soon after the room was completed.  This new meeting space will come in handy for small groups. Thank you to everyone who helped clear and  move all the items as well as give the room a good cleaning.   

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

Christian Education Staff
Devlin House, Point Beach Prep Preschool Director -  Email
Frank Perkowski, Church 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