For the Week Beginning April 19, 2019
The Resurrection of Our Lord/Easter Day
THE WEEK AT REFORMATION
Friday – 3:00 p.m. Good Friday Liturgy
Friday – 7:30 p.m. Tenebrae Service
Saturday – 7:30 p.m. The Great Easter Vigil
Sunday – 9:30 a.m. Festival Service of Holy Communion
Wednesday – 10 a.m. Eucharist
The Liturgy of the Three Days here at Reformation
Please plan to join us for worship this Holy Week! We began last night with our Maundy Thursday Dinner Church and service and continue with the following:
GOOD FRIDAY: April 19: 3:00 p.m. Good Friday Liturgy from the ELW
7:30 p.m. A service of light and shadows called Tenebrae
THE GREAT VIGIL OF EASTER: April 20: 7:30 p.m. The Great Vigil of Easter – This service is long – though it could be longer still if we included all of the readings available in the service of readings. It lasts between 2 and 2 1/2 hours. We’ll light the new fire and process into the great room, the vigil readings will take place in the great room. We’ll then process in to the sanctuary to complete our Service of Holy Communion
EASTER SUNDAY: April 21: Festival Service of Holy Communion at 9:30
(No Sunday Church School on Easter Sunday or Nursery so families may worship together)
If you have someone on the prayer list and you would like them to remain on the prayer list for the new church year, please call (732-229-9180), email (email@example.com) or leave a note on Debbie’s desk. Please remember, unless otherwise asked, we will put your loved ones name on the weekly spoken prayer list for 4 weeks and then they will remain on the prayer list below and in the monthly messengers indefinitely (until you let us know we can remove them).
Kate, Joann Angelillia, Rose Apolito, Linda Brady, Betty Bray, Logan Brown, Joe Carbin-Sievers, Lexi Carbin-Sievers, Virginia Detommasa, Isabella Downer, Betty Errigo, Dave Fieltsch, Paul Gasior, Laurie Geckeler, Maxwell Holden, Pat & Jim Jackson, Tim Jackson, Diane Kanach, Don & Joyce Keller, Alan Keszler, Nancy Lautz, Sonny Lee, Craig Lindsay, Keith Lowe, Steven McVey, Kathy Meyer, Mary Parris, Michael Pasquale, Matilda Powlesland, Mary Presley, Andrea Prince, Linda Rodgers, Gary Ryder, Bart Schaap, Doris Scheibner, Irene Shelly, Bonnie Skolnik, Miles Skolnik, Jeff Sperling, Amy Staley, David Strockbine, Tom & Marie Thorsen, Daniel Vamvas, Elise Walker, Michael Woods
HEADS UP: NJ MARATHON IS SUNDAY, APRIL 28TH
The NJ Marathon activities begin on Saturday down on the promenade at the Long Branch boardwalk. Then on Sunday morning at 7:30 a.m. the NJ Marathon will begin at the Monmouth Park Race Track. The race will loop through Oceanport and Monmouth Beach before heading into and through Long Branch down into Asbury Park. If you live in any of these towns or any town along Ocean Avenue, please know you will have detours, road closures, and need to leave extra time to get to church on the 28th! Most roads along the race route will be closed a good bit before the actual start of the races at 7:30 a.m.
ARE WOMEN’S FINANCIAL ISSUES UNIQUE?
Jessica Johnson from Thrivent Financial will be holding a guided discussion that examines why women’s financial issues are often different than men’s. It will be held on Thursday, April 25th from 6:30-8 p.m. at St. Peter’s Church, 33 Throckmorton, Freehold NJ. Call 732-671-7329 to reserve your spot or email Jessica at Jessica.Johnson@Thrivent.com by April 23rd.
PICTURES COURTESY OF CURT AUSSICKER
Last Saturday was an amazing day. Sue and Debbie are so appreciative of all the support! Below is a sampling of some of the pictures. More can be found on the Facebook page for the Reformation Community Food Pantry and Clothes Closet as well as the church’s Facebook page. We even made Channel 12 News (thank you Rachel!)
Then we continued on Sunday with the thanksgiving and blessing for all the donations of pajamas and books for Kelly Dopazo’s initiated drive!
We began Sunday morning outside celebrating Palm Sunday and then processed in together.
And, the kids had a blast with their Easter egg hunt!