Weekly News For
Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church
February 23, 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 Lorraine Williams. Let us be prayerfully aware of Lorraine as well as all our members and friends.

Prayer Concerns: , Jamie Harris; Patty McLaughlin Lawrence (friend of Bette Hughes and Lynn O'Hara), Susan Robbins, Jonathan Hofstetter.

Long term concerns: Joan Auge; Stephen Bardsley; Jacob Basilotto; Connie Curtis; Ed Jung; Despina Koch; Gwen McFaddan; Mary McSweeney; Jacob Mendelsohn; Leigh Millar; Melissa Millar; Dale Norby; Marilyn Powell; Geoff Reilly; 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.

Last Minute Help Needed for IHN
PPPC has once again rallied to support our commitment to mission under the leadership and dedicated service of Jack and Dot Tolley, despite the migration of members to Florida this winter and other commitments and obligations from our regular IHN volunteers.

We still need a few more volunteers especially two overnight hosts for Friday, February 28.

Members can bring a spouse or a friend for an "evening out" to support this wonderful program that provides coordinated and thoughtful assistance to families working and saving for a home of their own. Please speak with Dot or call the church office at 732-899-0587, if you are able to help. 

Thank you to those who have already signed up. Even though the number of people in the program can always change, we are expecting a full house. The maximum number of families in the program at one time is 15. Families will be arriving on Sunday, February 23 and staying through the week.

Please note: Ash Wednesday Supper and Service will still be held in Wilton Hall while IHN is here.
Your help makes a difference and is appreciated
Ash Wednesday February 26
Join us this coming Wednesday as we formally enter the season of Lent with the Ash Wednesday service, a service already known in the 8 th  century.

With this service we enter into a season of introspection, self-examination, and repentance.

The imposition of ashes is the culminating act (which utilizes palms from the previous year’s Palm/Passion Sunday) but also included in the service are familiar scripture readings, anthems by the choir, changing of the paraments, and the burial of the alleluias until Resurrection of our Lord (Easter) Sunday. 

We will gather on Wednesday, February 26 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.
Session Highlights for February
Highlights of the February 18, 2020 Session Meeting.

At its February Stated meeting Session approved:
  • The PC(USA) Statistical Report for 2019.
  • Use of Wilton Hall for US Census team meetings.
  • Reserving Friday, June 12, for a Blue Claws game.
  • The PW Clothing Drive to be held on Saturday, April 18 (8 am to noon).

Session expressed gratitude to the Personnel Committee for planning and leading a very successful Winter Carnival. At least 50 youth attended the Carnival.

Session was glad to hear that Mrs. Kristen Leto has joined the Point Beach Prep Preschool staff as a Nursery Teacher.

The Christian Education Committee anticipates 3 or 4 youth for this year’s Confirmation class.

The Lord’s Supper will be celebrated on Easter Sunday (April 12) at both services. Home bound members will receive Communion after those services.

Coming up: Child Protection Class will be held on Sunday, February 23 after the service.
IHN will be here the week of February 23. We need volunteers for several overnight hosts.
The Pastor Nominating Committee reported that our congregation’s Mission Information Form was posted with the Church Leadership Connection on Tuesday.

Elder Marjorie Meklin, Assistant Clerk of Session
Soup and Scripture is back for Lent
Come join with others as we explore "Behold, the Easter People" during five Wednesdays in March. Pastor Eileen will lead the group and provide soup each week as we consider the disciples Judas and Peter, the High Priests, the Council, Pilate, Simon of Cyrene, the women of Easter (Mary of Bethany, Mary the mother of Jesus, Mary Magdalene), Joseph of Arimathea and Jesus. We will look at the Passion Story through the eyes of those who participated in it.

The study will meet at 11:00 a.m. on March 4, 11, 18, 25 and April 1. A soup lunch will follow the study. All are welcome for the whole series or for any one week.

A sign up sheet is in the Narthex.
Now Taking Registration For the PW Retreat
Special Event in Brick to Help
Seniors Living at Home
Our Faith Community is a member of Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey (CVCJ). If you would like to volunteer or would like more information about CVCJ, please attend information session on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 9:30 – 11 am at the Visitation Church Parish Hall, 755 Mantoloking Road, Brick. The session will include an orientation for new volunteers.  

Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey (CVCJ) is a non-profit agency committed to enabling the homebound elderly of Ocean County remain living independently in their home.  As a senior yourself or a spouse, partner or friend taking care of a non-driving elderly member of our community there is help available.  There is no charge for the services and there is no income eligibility. The only requirement to receive service is that the loved one needing service is over 60, is no longer driving, and lives in Ocean County or parts of southern Monmouth County.

At this session, CVCJ will review all the services that are available, how the program works and the variety of volunteer opportunities for those who wish to join the 1,000 volunteers who provide services to our homebound seniors!  To reserve your space, please call Mary Malagiere at 732-505-2273 ext. 211 or email at marym@caregivervolunteers.org

Coffee Hour
The Coffee Host Schedule is posted in the Church Kitchen if you would like to sign up to host coffee hour. Thank you.

February 23 - Bette Hughes
March 1- Communion Brunch
March 8 - Diane Manzo
March 15 - Hosted by the Girl Scouts
March 22 - **Host Needed**
March 29 - Ryan and Kim Carver
News From Point Beach Prep
This week we introduced letter R and the rabbit puppet. We sang Row Row Row Your Boat, Rainbow Connection, Rain Rain Go Away, I Can Sing a Rainbow, and a Rhyming Game.

Our Nursery friends played with rainbow rice in their sensory table. The sign language word was rabbit. They made red rectangle robots and rainbows. They read The Big Red Barn, Rain Rain Go Away, Rabbit's Good News, and The Rain Came Down.

Our Pre-K played Red Rover. They talked about why it rains and how rainbows appear. They did a rain cloud experiment. Their sight word and sign language word was run. They made robots, ribbons, rain, rainbows, and rockets. They read Reptiles, Rainbow Fish, Michael Recycle. Little Red Riding Hood and Robbie the Robot.

This week our school was visited by the Tooth Fairy, from Dentistry at Sea Girt, who taught us all about good brushing habits and healthy foods to eat!

If you would like your child to experience all that we do at Point Beach Prep, please call 732-701-9900 to register. Hurry, spaces are limited!

Upcoming Birthdays This Month

Feb 23 Terri Satterlee, Maribelle Wittmann
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
March 1 Evelyn Hazard
March 2 Jill Watson
March 3 Justin Hurley, Max Rauffer, Barbara Reusch, Kellen O'Hara
March 4 Michael Welch
March 5 
March 6 Jessie Bissey
March 7
March 8 Charles Woodruff
March 9 Michael McGuire
March 10 Robert Dunston
March 11
March 12 
March 13
March 14
March 15 
March 16 Maggie McGuire, Marilyn Powell 
March 17 Ryan Carver, Kerri Hurley
March 18 Jean Campbell, Wendy Childers
March 19
March 20 Stephanie Smith
March 21 Carole Adamo, Shane Smith
March 22
March 23 Layla Brian
March 24 Madailin Phillips
March 25 Kathryn Ebner
March 26 Lauren Hums, Carl Lappke, Dana Perry
March 27 Addison Reinwald, Brian Satterlee 
March 28 Karen Luicci
March 29 Susan Hess
March 30 Jordan Muraglia, Ken King
March 31 Gail Birdsong, Elizabeth McGuire
Church Calendar For The Week

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

Sunday, February 23
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, Fellowship Room
2:30 p.m. - Creste Point Nursing Home
IHN Arrives
Monday, February 24
9:15 a.m. - PW Coordinating Team, Fellowship Room
12:00 p.m. - Lunch at the Rainbow Diner, all welcome
5:00 p.m. - Confirmation Class, Fellowship Office
6:00 p.m. - Choral Bells Rehearsal, Fellowship Room

Tuesday, February 25
10:00 a.m. Busy Hands, Fellowship Room
7:00 p.m. - NA, Wilton Hall

Wednesday, February 26 - Ash Wednesday
9:00 a.m. - Women's Breakfast, Rainbow Diner
6:00 p.m. - Soup Supper, Wilton Hall
6:00 p.m. - PW Dine Around at the Soup Supper
7:00 p.m. - Ash Wednesday Service, Wilton Hall

Thursday, February 27
8:00 a.m. - Men's Breakfast, US Subs, Point Pleasant
10:00 a.m. - Point Beach Prep Board Meeting, Wilton Hall 
7:30 p.m. - Chancel Choir Rehearsal

Friday, February 28

Saturday, February 29

Sunday, March 1
10:00 a.m. - Worship/Communion/Chancel Choir
10:00 a.m. - Sunday School Begins in Worship
11:00 a.m. - Communion Brunch, Wilton Hall

Upcoming Events
February 26 - Ash Wednesday
March 1 - First Sunday During Lent
March 8 - Daylight Saving Time Begins
March 28 - PW Retreat

Image of the Week
The liturgical color for Transfiguration of Our Lord Sunday is white. This color celebrates special events in the life of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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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