WEEKLY E-MESSENGER FROM REFORMATION LUTHERAN CHURCH
For the Week Beginning January 19, 2018
Third Sunday after Epiphany/Lectionary 3
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
OFFERING ENVELOPES ARE HERE – IF YOU INDICATED YOU STILL WANTED THEM, THEY WILL BE IN THE GATHERING AREA BY THE TROPHY CASE THIS WEEKEND
Our Annual Congregational Business meeting will be Sunday, January 28th immediately after worship. Please plan to be at this meeting when we will discuss annual reports and vote on our 2018 Annual Budget
The Annual Report Booklet is now available and is on the round wooden table in the gathering area.
FAMILY PROMISE OF MONMOUTH COUNTY – IT’S OUR TURN TO SUPPORT 1ST BAPTIST CHURCH BY PROVIDING DINNER ON TUESDAY, 1/23 TO THE FAMILIES STAYING AT 1ST BAPTIST THIS COMING WEEK. We need side dishes, fruit, and desserts to round out a dinner of purchased cooked chicken. Please NO seafood or peanut butter
Donations can be left at the church during the day on Tuesday.
If you would like to join the team at the dinner, please reach out to Norma Beaty for details at firstname.lastname@example.org
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).
Amy Appleton, Phil Apruzzi, Edgar Arlt, Baby Arabella, Allen Bale, Bruce Bowe, Haley Brunner, Allan & Christa Buergin, Estelle deLeon, Maryann Dickman, David Ditrick, Diane Donagan, Betty Errigo, Amanda Ferraro, Coralee Gleason, Royce Howell, Ashley Kazar, Don Keller, Sharon Kennedy, Joe Lombardo, Joyce Mendez, Mark Mercerino, Beth Nilsson, Joan Nolan, John Powlesland, Francesca Rashid, Glen Robinson, Kurt Stahnke, Dolores Strockbine, Bobbie Sweger,
MEETINGS THIS WEEK
1/21 – 11:00 a.m. Endowment Meeting
1/22 – 7:15 p.m. Social Ministry Meeting
1/24 – 7:00 p.m. Fellowship Meeting
1/30 – 7:00 p.m. Worship & Music Meeting
Altar Flowers: The flower chart for 2018 is posted in the hallway outside the church offices. There are LOTS of dates open. Ordering flowers is a great way to honor or remember a loved one. Won’t you help us to continue having fresh flowers on the altar by reserving a spot this year?
UPCOMING EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES AT REFORMATION
Sunday, January 28 – Annual Congregational Business Meeting following worship
Saturday, February 3 – SOUPER BOWL OF CARING – Soup making event – help is needed youth grade 5 and up and any adults willing to help!
Saturday, February 3 & Sunday, February 4 – Soup sales (donations) to help end hunger in our area. Proceeds will benefit the hunger ministries we support.
Sunday, January 28th at 11 a.m. – Meet Judy Singer author of In the Shadow of Alabama at Congregation Torat El. $10 per person with a light bagel brunch. Plan to read the book prior to attending. It is a deeply personal novel based on the experience of the author’s father, a Jewish boy from Brooklyn, who as a master sergeant during WWII, is put in charge of an all-African American platoon in the segregated South. The flyer is on the kiosk in the gathering area with more details
Summer 2018 – YES – SUMMER 2018 (it’s the 1st day of winter by an hour as I write this!) We’ve received the Cross Roads Camp and Retreat Center full summer camp schedule. There are a few new camps and all of the very many choices of old favorites. Please be sure to check out the flyers in the gathering area. There is something for everyone – all ages – all seasons – not just summer!!!