WEEKLY E-MESSENGER FROM REFORMATION LUTHERAN CHURCH
For the Week Beginning April 27, 2018
Fifth 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
THE NJ MARATHON IS THIS WEEKEND – ACTIVITIES BEGIN TODAY AND CONTINUE THROUGH SUNDAY WHEN THE ACTUAL MARATHON IS COMPLETED. MOST ACTIVITIES ARE BEING HELD AT THE MONMOUTH RACE TRACK ON OCEANPORT AVENUE. THE RACE STARTS AT THE RACETRACK SUNDAY MORNING AT 7:30 A.M. AND ENDS AT THE PROMENADE IN LONG BRANCH. PLEASE LEAVE EXTRA TIME TO GET TO CHURCH IF YOU ARE COMING FROM OCEANPORT, MONMOUTH BEACH, LONG BRANCH, SEA BRIGHT, OR EVEN FAIR HAVEN AND RUMSON. THERE WILL BE ROAD CLOSURES AND DETOURS.
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!!
Come join us this Sunday as we welcome 5 of our young members to the table for Holy Communion for the first time: Hanna Clarke, Haylee Townsend, Michael Walker, Josie Dopazo, and Annika Simonson will all be receiving Holy Communion for the first time.
As we have in the past, we are offering an opportunity to honor or remember the special women in our lives on Mother’s Day (May 13th) through donations to our Endowment Fund. If you would like to make a donation to our Endowment Fund, please complete and return the form at the end of this e-messenger by Monday, May 7th.
Pastor Matt will be on vacation from Monday, April 30th – May 7th.
Pastor Dean Brown will be covering for emergencies and for both our Wednesday Eucharist and Saturday evening service.
Pastor Bruce Davidson will be covering for our Sunday morning service on May 6th.
CMA – RUN FOR THE SON: If you would like to make a donation to the Christian Motorcycle Association’s (CMA’s) Run for the Son event to support Christian missionary work around the world, you can make a cash donation or make a check out to Reformation with a note that it is for CMA and we will forward your donation to them. Any questions can be addressed to Charles Brady who is a CMA member.
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).
Eric, Susan & Joe Agnellino, Isabella Andrade, 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, Rick Matson, 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, Baby Mary Rose Sutter, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
MOTHER’S DAY TRIBUTE
On Sunday, May 13th we will be celebrating MOTHER’S DAY. As has become our tradition we are providing an opportunity for honoring and remembering our mothers and the special women in our lives. Our Endowment Fund provides a vehicle for this request.
We are providing a MOTHER’S DAY TRIBUTE/MEMORIAL where contributions may be made to the church and applied to our Endowment Fund. We have established three sections of the Endowment Fund. The original section is General Endowment, which will continue to make grants and matching gifts. The second section is for the Building Endowment and will be used exclusively for the repair or expansion of our church building. The third section is for Feeding the Hungry. You may choose where you would like your gift applied by annotating in the appropriate sections identified below. Simply make a contribution payable to Reformation Lutheran Church (in any amount) and complete this form. Your form and donation may be mailed to the church or placed in the offering plates by May 7th.
DONATION DEADLINE: MAY 7th
(Please print clearly to ensure accuracy for your memorial or tribute)
TELEPHONE # _____________________Envelope #_________TOTAL AMOUNT: ________________
$________General Endowment (Code 800)
$________Building Endowment (Code 807)
$________Feeding the Hungry (Code 808)
( ) IN MEMORY OF: ______________________________________________________
( ) IN HONOR OF: _______________________________________________________