WEEKLY E-MESSENGER FROM REFORMATION LUTHERAN CHURCH
For the Week Beginning April 20, 2018
Fourth Sunday of Easter
THE WEEK AT REFORMATION
Saturday – 5:00 p.m. Service of Holy Communion
Sunday – 9:30 a.m. Service of Holy Communion
Wednesday – 10 a.m. Eucharist followed by Prayer Ministry
Come join the study next Wednesday OR THIS Saturday. This is the continuation of the journey that many of us began last summer and submitted our thoughts on. All are invited to join this portion of the study!!
ELCA Releases Draft Social Statement on Women and Justice
The draft statement on women and justice has been released for study and response prior to September 30, 2018.
You can find the statement on the ELCA web site at http://www.elca.org/Faith/Faith-and-Society/Current-Social-Writing-Projects/Women-and-Justice/Draft
At this site you can download and read the draft document. You can also submit your own feedback directly to the task group.
However, if you would prefer to study and discuss the document together in a group setting, to share your ideas and responses with your fellow congregation members, and to hear the voices of those who might have understandings and responses that differ from your own, Pastor Matt will be facilitating two opportunities to do so
Wednesday Evening Track – meeting from 7-8:30 on 2 Wednesday evenings, April 18 and 25
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Saturday Afternoon Track – Meeting from 1:30-4:00 on Saturday afternoon, April 21
SPRING CLEAN UP AT REFORMATION – HELP IS NEEDED!! SIGNUP SHEET IS ON THE KIOSK. CLEAN UP IS SATURDAY, MAY 5 FROM 1030-230 – COME WHEN YOU CAN, STAY AS LONG AS YOU CAN, BUT PLEASE PLAN TO COME AND HELP!!
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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).
Eric, Susan & Joe Agnellino Amy Appleton, Phil Apruzzi, Edgar Arlt, Baby Arabella, Jessica Blomn, Gail Brito, Haley Brunner, Allan & Christa Buergin, Estelle deLeon, Maryann Dickman, John DiNapoli, Diane Donagan, Isabella Downer, George Economy, Betty Errigo, Elissa Faraone, Dave Fieltsch, Amanda Ferraro, Margaret Fowler, Coralee Gleason, Leslie Gurlea, Max Holden, Royce Howell, Pat & Jim Jackson, Ann Jamison, Ashley Kazar, Don Keller, Sharon Kennedy, Alan Keszler, Joe Koenig, Judy LaManna, Nancy & George Lautz, Roy Lingle, Barbara & Joseph McCarthy, Joyce Mendez, John Mercogliano, Ed Myzie, Beth Nilsson, Joan Nolan, Gail Oberlin, John Powlesland, Myra Reyes, Glen Robinson, Diane Smith, Kurt Stahnke, Dolores Strockbine, Bobbie Sweger, Frank Trafari, Denise Willemsen
Wurffel Fund College Loan/Scholarship: Through the generosity of the Wurffel family a Memorial Fund has been set up through the NJ Synod to provide a limited amount of financial aid to students attending an accredited 2 or 4 year college for their undergraduate degree. Priority is given on the basis of financial need and activity in the life of the church. Applications are available in the church office. Please see Pastor Matt or Debbie for more information.
SPRING CLEAN UP: Bill Homza has taken on the formidable job of chair of property! He needs our help to try and keep up with all the jobs that need doing in and around the building. Won’t you put May 5th from 1030-230 on your “to do list” and plan to come and help. There will be jobs for everyone – trust him!! Yard work, weeding, planting, cleaning inside, cleaning windows and screens and more….. We’ve gotten a Thrivent Action Team event card to help us purchase some much needed plants to improve the look around our building too! A signup sheet is on the kiosk; please be sure to sign up so Bill can plan the day!
GREATER SHORE CONCERT BAND: The Greater Shore Concert Band will be performing their spring concert here at Reformation on Tuesday, May 8th at 7:30 p.m. This is an all-volunteer 60+ piece orchestra that performs in and around the area. As has been our tradition, we will provide refreshments following the concert AND to help defray costs, there will be a free will offering taken during the concert. There is a signup sheet on the kiosk if you can help with simple finger food type refreshments (i.e. cookies, brownies, cheese and crackers, etc.) Please let Edie Jansen know if you can help at email@example.com.