WEEKLY E-MESSENGER FROM REFORMATION LUTHERAN CHURCH
For the Week Beginning June 29, 2018
Sixth Sunday after Pentecost/Lectionary 13
THE WEEK AT REFORMATION
Sunday – 9:30 a.m. Service of Holy Communion
Wednesday – NO EUCHARIST ON 7/4
Wednesday – NO EVENING SERVICE ON 7/4
There will be no Eucharist or Evening Service on July 4th. Both will resume on Wednesday, July 11th.
The office will be closed on July 4th. Debbie will be taking off on 7/5 and 7/6
The food pantry is closed both 7/3 and 7/7
There won’t be an e-messenger next week so please mark your calendars now – VBS begins Sunday 7/8 at 5 p.m. Sue Homza needs help decorating the church on the following days: Monday 7/2, Thursday 7/5, and Friday 7/6 from 11-12:30 each day; Saturday 7/7 from 9-12 and Sunday morning immediately after worship to finish!!
OUR CRAFT TEAM FOR VBS IS LOOKING FOR ROUND/OVAL RIVER ROCKS THE CHILDREN CAN DECORATE –
EXPANSION OF THE FOOD PANTRY AND CLOTHES CLOSET WAS APPROVED UNINAMOUSLY LAST SUNDAY!! THANK YOU EVERYONE!!
Debbie and Sue
We should begin to see some action within the month. We are in the process of setting up a groundbreaking ceremony prior to the actual construction beginning. Stay tuned for details!!
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 Conroy, Joyce 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& Caitlyn Vamvas, Alicia Willemsen, 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. Please see Nichole Rashid for details
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!! VBS dates are July 8-July 12 from 5-8 p.m. We will have a kid friendly dinner 5-5:30 and the program will begin at 5:30. We are looking for volunteers to shepherd students from one session to another, and skit performers. Please prayerfully consider becoming a part of VBS 2018!! Please let the church office know if you are able to help in any way!
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!!
Summer 2018: “This Changes Everything” – Cross Roads Camp:
This summer at Cross Roads we will explore how God’s grace turns our world upside down. Through worship, small-group devotions, Bible study, and prayer, campers will grow in their faith as part of their Cross Roads experience.
Cross Roads offers five weeks of on-site programs for youth who have completed grades 2-8, in addition to programs for high school-age campers and for families. There is something for everyone, so learn more and register on the website! http://crossroadsretreat.com/summer-programs