For the Week Beginning January 26, 2018

Fourth Sunday after Epiphany/Lectionary 4


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


Our Annual Congregational Business meeting will this 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. It is also on the website at www.reformationwlb.org – click on church files and you will see documents in date order – Please look for 01 2018 Annual Report Booklet and 01 2018 eoy reports to get all of the reports.


Thank you to everyone who helped provide dinner for the Family Promise program at 1st Baptist this past Tuesday


Lots of events coming up in the next few weeks – be sure to check out the February Monthly Newsletter which should go out by the end of today!

See below for a quick snapshot




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).


 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, Heather Robey, Kurt Stahnke, Dolores Strockbine, Bobbie Sweger, Denise Willemsen,


1/30 – 7:00 p.m. Worship & Music Meeting

1/31 – 7:00 p.m. Evangelism

2/7 – 7:00 p.m. Christian Education


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?



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, February 11 – Transfiguration Sunday – Pancake Brunch (in place of Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper)  It was such a success, we’re doing it again!! At the brunch we’ll be creating a huge 10’ by 4’ Alleluia banner to use during Easter with everyone’s participation!! We’ll also have small banks for everyone to decorate and fill during our 40 days of Lent



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!!!