For the Week Beginning August 10 2018

Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost/Lectionary 19


Sunday – 9:30 a.m. Service of Holy Communion

Wednesday – 10 a.m. Eucharist at Holy Trinity Red Bank followed by prayer ministry

Wednesday – NO 6:30 p.m. Summer Evening Worship Service


Pastor Matt will be on vacation through August 19th. He will be returning to work on Monday, August 20th. There will be NO Wednesday Evening Summer Worship Service on 8/8 and 8/15. 

On 8/15 the Prayer Ministry Team will travel to Holy Trinity Red Bank for Eucharist with Pastor Dean at 10 a.m. – All are invited to join them.  They will then hold their prayer ministry time at Holy Trinity Red Bank following the Eucharist service.




Lorraine and Kevin Cotter have planned for choir rehearsals to resume on this coming Wednesday, August 15th (yes, it’s Wednesday until at least the end of October!).  If anyone is interested in joining the choir, please contact Kevin or Lorraine.


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 (reformationwlb@gmail.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 Agnellino, Isabella Andrade, Amy Appleton, Edgar Arlt, Baby Arabella, Jessica Blomn, Gail Brito, Haley Brunner, Allan & Christa Buergin, Lexi & Alicia Carbon-Severs, Kevin Conklin, Rosemary Cotter, Estelle deLeon, Maryann Dickman, John DiNapoli, Diane Donagan, Isabella Downer, George Economy, Brinley Engles, Betty Errigo, Elissa Faraone, Dave Fieltsch, Amanda Ferraro, Coralee Gleason, Leslie Gurlea, Max Holden, Royce Howell, Pat & Jim Jackson, Ann Jamison, Ashley Kazar, Don Keller, Sharon Kennedy, Alan Keszler, Nancy & George Lautz, Roy Lingle, Rick Matson, Barbara & Joseph McCarthy, Alida McKeon Conroy, Joyce Mendez, John Mercogliano, Renee Moore, Ed Myzie, Beth Nilsson, Joan Nolan, Gail Oberlin, George Ottino, Michael Pasquale, John Powlesland, Bill Putt, Chris Rakowski, Myra Reyes, Glen Robinson, Kiera Scott, Diane Smith, Carleen Smith, Kurt Stahnke, Dolores Strockbine, Baby Mary Rose Sutter, Frank Trafari, Caitlin Vamvas,  Barbara Lewis-White, Denise Willemsen


God’s Work Our Hands Day is September 9th and our plan is to work at the local Ronald McDonald House on Bath Ave. in Long Branch.  There will be jobs for everyone at all skill levels! There is a signup sheet on the kiosk so we can begin planning. Please help us prepare by signing up now. The house needs to know how many people are coming so they can plan jobs for us – please either sign up or let the office know if you plan to participate!

The order for t-shirts went in this past Monday.

If anyone would like to put in for a Thrivent Action Team event for God’s Work Our Hands Day – now is the time!! We can put one in for cleaning supplies, one for garden supplies, one for food to feed the team before heading out.  Please let Debbie K or Sue Homza know if you need assistance


THRIVENT FINANCIAL:  Have a project you’d like to see happen? If you or someone you know is a Thrivent member, it can happen!  See Deb Keszler or Sue Homza for guidance on how to file for a Thrivent Action team event.  Also, if you are a Thrivent member, you could have choice dollars to donate to the charity of your choice such as Reformation!  We can help you do that too! We’ve just gotten 3 members approved for Action Team Events with regards to VBS – you too can have that success!! Now, that VBS is over, we need to plan God’s Work Our Hands Day and could use some Thrivent Action Team Events for food, t-shirts, and supplies to do God’s Work with Our Hands at Ronald McDonald House on September 9th!!


School Supplies: We are collecting school supplies for area children in need served through our food pantry and/or the Meal at Noon program.  ITEMS NEEDED ARE:



RODDIE’S CODE: On Sunday, October 7th at 2:00 Pastor Christopher Edmonds will present the story of his father’s heroic courage during World War II at Congregation Torat El, 301 Monmouth Rd, Oakhurst.  How did Master Sergeant Roddie Edmonds, under threat of death, persuade over 1000 of his fellow Prisoners of War to defy their German captors and save the lives of 200 American Jewish Soldiers? Tickets are $18 per person. For more information and tickets/reservations, visit www.Roddie.torat-el.org  or call the temple’s office at 732-531-0300.  There are flyers with more details on the tall blue round table in the gathering area