For the Week Beginning March 23, 2018

Sunday of the Passion



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

7:00 p.m. Evening Prayer followed by Bible Study


This Sunday is Palm Sunday and during the 2nd half of SCS the children will enjoy an Easter egg hunt with refreshments following.

Thank you to everyone who made our first Family Church a wonderful success!

Thank you Bill Homza, Charlie Brady, Chuck Miller, and Pastor Matt for all shoveling yesterday! Great Job!!!


SUNDAY OF THE PASSION – PALM SUNDAY – Services of Holy Communion on Saturday at 5 p.m. and Sunday at 9:30 a.m.


MAUNDY THURSDAY:  Dinner Church – March 29 at 6pm. We will worship together around a 3 course pot luck dinner – the signup sheet is on the kiosk. Then, following dinner we will process into the sanctuary for the stripping of the altar and the foot washing ritual.


GOOD FRIDAY:      March 30: 3:00 p.m. Good Friday Liturgy from Evangelical Lutheran Worship

                                                  7:30 p.m. A service of light and shadows – traditionally called Tenebrae


THE GREAT VIGIL OF EASTER:  March 31:  7:30 p.m. The Great Vigil of Easter – This service is long – though it could be longer still if we included all of the readings available in the service of readings.  It lasts between 2 and 2 1/2 hours.


EASTER SUNDAY:              April 1: Festival Service of Holy Communion at 9:30

                                                (No Sunday Church School or Nursery on Easter Sunday)



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, Amy Appleton, Phil Apruzzi, Edgar Arlt, Baby Arabella, Jessica Blomn, Haley Brunner, Allan & Christa Buergin, Estelle deLeon, Maryann Dickman, John DiNapoli, Diane Donagan, George Economy, Betty Errigo, Dave Fieltsch, Amanda Ferraro, Coralee Gleason, Leslie Gurlea, Max Holden, Royce Howell, Pat & Jim Jackson, Ashley Kazar, Don Keller, Sharon Kennedy, Judy LaManna, Nancy & George Lautz, Roy Lingle, Barbara & Joseph McCarthy, Joyce Mendez, John Mercogliano, Ed Myzie, Beth Nilsson, Joan Nolan, Gail Oberlin, John Powlesland, Francesca Rashid, Myra Reyes, Glen Robinson, Kurt Stahnke, Dolores Strockbine, Bobbie Sweger, Frank Trafari, Denise Willemsen

Christian Sympathy to the family and friends of Margaret Fowler


 “MARCH FOR OUR LIVES” March 24, 2018- Washington, D.C. – Bus trip being planned by Lutheran Episcopal Advocacy Ministry of NJ to join the march.  Please see the flyer posted on the kiosk for more details. All ages are invited.  MARCH FOR OUR LIVES – THERE ARE ALSO MARCHES ORGANIZED IN RED BANK AND ASBURY PARK FOR THIS SATURDAY FOR ANYONE INTERESTED.

The Harmony Coffeehouse:  Sunday, April 15th at 2 p.m. – cost $5 at the door. Michael & Elliott Topper from Temple Beth Miriam (mom, Gayle helps a lot with our pantry!) are organizing a coffeehouse fundraiser to benefit the Asbury Park Music Foundation. Come listen to some awesome music and support an awesome cause!!

Do you hear BELLS???   YES!!!!          Come listen and enjoy some awesome music from Godspell!                                        

What:    The Youth Handbell Choir and Youth Choir

              From St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Silver Springs MD

Where:   Here!! At Reformation

When:    Saturday, April 14th at 4:30 p.m.

They will also join us for worship at the 5 o’clock service that evening where they will provide the prelude, offertory music, anthem, and postlude music.


A Musical Celebration of Jesus’ Death and Resurrection, Sunday, 15 April, 3:30 PM. The Northern Cluster Choir will present its 2018 Cantata, at Reformation Lutheran Church. Once Upon a Tree, was created by Pepper Choplin, one of the most creative composers of church music today. Experience St. Luke’s retelling of the story through compelling music and narration. Light refreshments will be served in the gathering area.


Social Ministry:  Thank you to everyone who helped make the pillows for the NJ Synod servant trip to Bosnia.  We will be collecting the boxes of change on the weekend of April 7/8 which will also be donated for the NJ Synod servant trip to Bosnia. We still have some work to do on the pillows but should have over 150 to donate!


Coffee Hour:  Thank you to everyone who has been donating goodies for coffee hour and, as part of the donation, setting up and cleaning up. We have volunteers for goodies through April 8th but then we need volunteers to carry us through until June.  If you would like to take one Sunday and bring in goodies, set up, and clean up, please let the office know or better yet, there is a signup sheet on the kiosk – please sign up.  Elaine Tupy is away this month but will be thrilled if she returns and sees coffee hour taken care of!!


Anna Beaty Scholarship:  Calling all high school seniors and undergraduate college students!  Have you been involved in the life of our congregation especially Sunday Church School?  If yes, please be sure to fill out an application for our Anna Beaty Scholarship.  Applications are on the round wooden table and are due to the office by April 15th!