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 Callari. Let us be prayerfully aware of Joseph and Shirley, as well as all our members and friends.
Prayer Concerns: Ron Claeys; Anna Landre; Bill Shoppell; Deb Brendler; Bill Hoey; Charlene Mendelsohn.
Long term concerns: Jacob Basilotto; Bill Birdsong; Irene Cash; Gerard Cosimo; Despina Koch; Jim Millar; Melissa Millar; Dale Norby; Susan Robbins; Geoff Reilly; 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.
Co-Celebrating at the Lord's Table 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.
Souper Bowl of Caring on Sunday
Join us in helping fight hunger through the Souper Bowl of Caring
More than 29 years ago the Souper Bowl of Caring began with a simple prayer from a single youth group: "Lord, even as we enjoy the Super Bowl football game, help us be mindful of those without a bowl of soup to eat."
Since that day, more than $143 million has been raised for local charities across the country through Souper Bowl of Caring. It has become a powerful movement that is transforming the time around the Big Game into the nation's largest celebration of giving and serving.
Be part of this movement that is sharing God's love with those in need. Please give generously on Super Bowl Sunday
All canned goods and money collected will be donated to St. Gregory's Pantry which is the local food bank that serves our community. Please bring a non perishable item or cash donation to be placed in one of the baskets in the Narthex. Place your donation in your favorite team's basket.
Following the service, join us in the C.E. Annex for our monthly Communion Brunch. This month's brunch will be lovely. Between Carol Bonebrake's delicious stratas and Linda Lee Smith's beautiful Valentine decor, and Rich Bavier in the kitchen, it will be worth coming across the street to Wilton Hall. A free will offering defrays expenses.
2019 Church Directories
The 2019 Church Directory is now available in the Narthex and church office. If you would like a digital version, please call or email the office and we will gladly email you one.
Please also inform the office of any changes to your information.
Blanket Sunday Update
Thank you to everyone who contributed towards Church World Service Blanket Sunday. We are please to announce that we collected $726 for this year. Through your donation you have provided comfort, warmth and compassion to those facing tragedies in the lives.
Choir Rehearsal Break
The Chancel Choir will be on break the next two Thursdays. Rehearsals will start back up on Thursday February 21. The Choir will be singing this Sunday and on Sunday, February 24th.
New Door System in the Annex
This upcoming week, a new door system will be installed in the C.E. Annex. After Thursday your existing fob will no longer work. The Church is in the process of establishing new access policies. To those with existing fobs, please be on the look out for an email next week detailing the new policy and how to secure access to the building. More information will follow.
This Week at Point Beach Prep
We had a successful Open House that included a parent camped out in a tent at midnight to be the first to secure a morning space in our program! All of our morning spaces filled but we do still have availability in our afternoon classes. Please help spread the word! Our afternoon class is 12:45-3:15, with the option of coming earlier for lunch at 12pm. Please call 732-701-9900 to register.
This week we learned letter O.
Our Nursery class learned sign language for octopus. They read One Duck Stuck, Owl Babies, and Hello Ocean. They made orange prints, letter O stamping, and made an octopus.
Our Pre-K class learned the sight word "on". Their sign language word was "octopus". They made an octopus, Olaf, Oscar, an owl, and an ocean craft. They read Oliver Otter's Own Office, Commotion in the Ocean, Good Night Owl, Olivia, and One Night. They sang Old MacDonald Had a Farm, On Top of Spaghetti, One Two Buckle My Shoe, and I Knew an Old Lady Who Swallowed a One. They also talked about opposites. See you next week with letter P!
Prayer is a way for us to reach beyond ourselves, to put aside our loneliness or pain for the sake of another. A prayer chain is a way for people to gain assistance in prayer for any serious and pressing problem. It is also a way for any person to act on God's command to love one another.
We, who are pray-ers for our church's Prayer Chain, invite you to join our Telephone Prayer Chain or our E-mail Prayer Chain and become a vital part of our church's prayer ministry. Do pray your prayers in your own way and in your own time.
Always respect their confidentiality.
When you receive a request, you pray and then pass the prayer concern onto the next person on the Telephone Chain. If you are using E-mail, you pray for that request. Call Frankie Kunz, 732-892-4223, learn more about being a member and decide if you'd like to join us. We'd love to have you
Confirmation Meeting February 10
Classes for youth 7th grade and older will begin in February.
This year's course of study will consist of 12 class meetings between February and mid-June (
Sunday), a weekend retreat at Johnsonburg Camp, and a final meeting with Session members. The full schedule will be determined when leaders, parents and interested youth get together on February 10 after worship.
Our classes are a time to learn different aspects of our Christian faith while giving you a chance to ask questions (no question is off-limits), and have a good time in the process.
Please call the church office 732-899-0587 if you plan on attending the Feb 10th meeting.
Serving others is one way Jesus shows us the character of God; it's at the heart of what it means to follow Jesus. In
February we will discover examples of service recorded in scripture from the New Testament with emphasis on key verses. We'll start off with John 13:1-7 where Jesus washes the feet of his astonished disciples.
What's most important for our children (and us!) to remember?
- Serve others because of what Jesus did for us.
- Look for ways to serve others.
- Use what you have to serve others.
- Serve others without looking for applause.
Our "Life App" this month is, of course, SERVICE -- Lending a hand to help someone else.
In just four minutes, you can see what's happening by watching our
North Hall Gallery
Take a look at our new North Hall Gallery. We are proud to have Jeff Childers display "Glimpses Around the World." All photos are available for purchase with 50% of the proceeds going to our Church.
Matted, Framed 5x7 Photos - $50
Matted, Framed 8x10 Photos - $60
Matted, Framed 11x14 Photos - $75
Watch for the official gallery show opening to be announced.
Coffee Hour Hosts For The Month
Please call Marge Meklin at 908-433-3957 to volunteer
February 3 - Communion Brunch
February 10 - Boy Scouts
February 17 -
**Open Host Needed**
February 24 - Diane Manzo
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
Happy Birthday To Our Members And Friends
Feb 3 Deb Brendler, Diana Obser, Jovie Hall
Feb 4 Robin DeRosa
Feb 5 Kim Carver
Feb 6 Gwendolyn Whitworth, Jean Stoll
Feb 7 Jake Brzyski, Jarod Brzyski
Feb 9 Peter Farwell
Feb 10 Nancy Cook
Feb 11 Karyn Smykowski,Samantha Sellmann
Feb 15 Samuel Muraglia
Feb 16 Virginia Zimmerman, Julie Budrick, Emma Scarpone
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 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 3 - New Beginnings Meeting - 11:15 a.m.
February 10 - Confirmation Meeting - 11:15 a.m.
More information to follow on these events
Church Calendar For The Week
Sunday, February 3
10:00 a.m. - Worship/Communion/Chancel Choir
10:00 a.m. - Sunday School begins in Worship
11:15 a.m. - Communion Brunch, Wilton Hall
11:30 p.m. - New Beginning Coaching Session, Fellowship Room
Monday, February 4
6:15 p.m.- Choral Bells, Fellowship Room
7:15 p.m. - Deacon's Meeting, Chittick Lounge
Tuesday, February 5
10:00 a.m. - Busy Hands, Fellowship Room
6:00 p.m. - Webelos, Basement
7:00 p.m. - NA, Fellowship Room
Wednesday, February 6
9:00 a.m. - Women's Breakfast, Rainbow Diner
6:00 p.m. - Lion Den, Wilton Hall
6:00 p.m. - Bear Den, Basement
6:45 p.m. - Tiger Den, Wilton Hall
7:30 p.m. - Boy Scout Troop 6, Wilton Hall
Thursday, February 7
8:00 a.m. - Men's Breakfast, US Subs, Point Pleasant
No Chancel Choir Rehearsal This Week
Saturday, February 9
Blue and Gold Dinner, Wilton Hall
7:00 p.m. - NA, Fellowship Room
Sunday, February 10 - Scout Sunday
10:00 a.m. - Worship/Special Music
10:00 a.m. - Sunday School begins in Worship
11:15 p.m. - Confirmation Informational Meeting, Fellowship Room
Image of the Week
With temperatures rising this weekend up into the 40s, we look forward to seeing everyone in church this Sunday. The Blizzard Jonas visited us the last week in January of 2016. This weekend let us be grateful for the warmer sunny weather. See you Sunday!