For the Week Beginning July 20, 2018

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost/Lectionary 16



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

Wednesday – 10 a.m. Eucharist followed by Prayer Ministry

Wednesday – 6:30 p.m. Summer Evening Worship Service

Thank you everyone who came and joined us for the ceremonial groundbreaking event last Saturday. For those who couldn’t make it, we have pictures and video on both the church’s Facebook page and the food pantry/clothes closet Facebook page.

FAMILY PROMISE:  This Tuesday, July 24th it is our turn to provide dinner to the families staying at First Baptist Church through Family Promise of Monmouth County.  Please see the bulletin insert printed below for details on how you can help!


This Saturday it is our turn to assist with the Meal at Noon Program from 11-1 at Second Baptist Church in Long Branch. Please contact Byron Griffin for more details on how you can 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 (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 & Joe 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, 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, Myra Reyes, Glen Robinson, Kiera Scott, Diane Smith, Carleen Smith, Kurt Stahnke, Dolores Strockbine, Baby Mary Rose Sutter, Joyce Taylor, Frank Trafari, Elisa Walker& Caitlyn Vamvas,  Denise Willemsen


 LIBRARY HAPPENINGS:  Did you know the Eastern Branch of the Monmouth County Library on Rt. 35 in Shrewsbury has lots of fun FREE activities for children and adults?  Examples are:  restorative yoga, adult coloring and rock & roll together!, movies both independent and recent releases and more… Check out the bulletin board outside the choir room for lots of flyers and information provided by Elaine Tupy and Barbara Denegar.


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.

If anyone would like a God’s Work Our Hands t-shirt for the first time or if you are in need of a new one for any reason, please let the office know as soon as possible.  The cost is $8.00 each and donations to offset the expense will be gladly accepted. There are both kids and adult sizes available.  Order must go in by August 4th to make sure we have them in time!!



Once again, on Tuesday, July 24th, we will have the privilege of bringing dinner to the families staying at First Baptist Church on Bath Avenue in Long Branch through the Family Promise of Monmouth County program.  Your help is needed to make this dinner special for the families. During the day side dishes, fresh fruit, and desserts can be left here at the church.  The main dish of chicken and the drinks will be provided. We will be carpooling from the church at 5:30 p.m.  All are welcome to join us.  It’s an amazing evening of food and fellowship! We have a severe shellfish allergy, nut allergy, carrot and all berries allergy this time.  Please be mindful in preparing side dishes and desserts.


 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!!