For the Week Beginning June 15, 2018

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost/Lectionary 11



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 Bosnia International Servant Trip team members begin their travels this weekend. Remember to pray with them at noon (NJ time) each day. www.servanttrips.org (This is where all those awesome hug pillows we made during Lent are going!!)


Thank you to everyone who made our annual picnic (Luau this year!) a wonderful success.  Kudos to our young bakers who swept the first 3 places – Josie Dopazo, Kelly Dopazo and Hanna, Hailey, and Heather Clarke!!


At this week’s council meeting the bid recommendation was presented to the council.

The following is the motion for the congregation to consider and vote on at our special congregational meeting following worship on Sunday, June 24th


CONGREGATIONAL MOTION: I move that Council be authorized to accept the bid of $148,315 from Celtic Concepts (Galway Builders) for the food pantry expansion as described in the design documents provided by KMB Design Group. Funding for this expansion will consist of $130,000 currently available in the Food Pantry memorial with the remainder (including costs associated with any change orders) to be provided by a donor.

EXPLANATION: Four bids were received and evaluated. This bid was judged to be the best response for the following reasons:

  •       Very reasonable price
  • Clear indication of scope of work to be performed
  • Proposal contains a guarantee of workmanship
  • Contractor is known for quality work

A donor has generously offered to provide funding for costs that exceed $130,000, leaving us a buffer in the food pantry memorial to cover at least a year of operating costs, which Council deems sufficient. This is without any further donations towards the expansion which, while not being actively solicited, will be gladly accepted. As these funds are already dedicated for the food pantry, no funds from the congregation’s operating fund will be used for this.




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, Kevin Conklin, 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 ConroyJoyce Mendez, John Mercogliano, Renee Moore, Ed Myzie, Beth Nilsson, Joan Nolan, Gail Oberlin, George Ottino, 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, Denise Willemsen


OCEAN GROVE CAMP EVENTS:  The Ocean Grove Camp calendar events is now up on the kiosk in the gathering area.  2 particular musical events are the 64th Annual Choir Festival on Sunday, 7/8 at 7pm and the Annual Sacred masterworks on Sunday, 8/26 at 7pm with Gwyneth Walker’s Songs of Faith and Rutter’s Gloria. Details on these 2 events are on the kiosk also.


NURSERY COVERAGE:              Our SCS classes have ended for the summer and that means our nursery coverage also ends.  Some of our parents, realizing the need doesn’t necessarily end for our nursery, have hired Nichole Rashid’s babysitter to come and watch the children beginning 6/24. Donations to the babysitter would be greatly appreciated.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL:  VBS is fast approaching!!  If you haven’t sent in the registration cards for your children, please do so as soon as possible.  It’s imperative that we try to have an accurate count for attendees so we can plan dinners, crafts, and science activities!!