WEEKLY E-MESSENGER FROM REFORMATION LUTHERAN CHURCH
For the Week Beginning May 18, 2018
Day of Pentecost
THE WEEK AT REFORMATION
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
This week is Pentecost Sunday – please wear red!!
This weekend we welcome Evan Drach as an adult member of our congregation as he Affirms his Baptism with us.
We also congratulate our 2018 Anna Beaty Scholars: Summer Lampinen, Erica Soya, Trey Soya, and Amy Staley
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 (email@example.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, Phil Apruzzi, 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, Margaret Fowler, 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, 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, Kurt Stahnke, Dolores Strockbine, Baby Mary Rose Sutter, Frank Trafari, Elisa Walker, Denise Willemsen
Christian Sympathy to the family and friends of Joe Koenig and Bobbie Sweger
THRIVENT INFORMATIONAL SESSION: Thrivent Financial is excited to introduce John Seifert as your new contact for financial planning and education. John’s mission is to help people reach their financial goals by being wise with their money and to live generously! He is a guide helping clients navigate the journey to financial security and reach their financial goals by combining faith and finances. He brings knowledge, experience, and a listening ear to all conversations. Please feel free to reach him directly at 732-320-6958 if interested in learning more. He helps clients with their insurance needs (life, disability income, long term care), investing for retirement, college, and other needs.
Stay tuned for exciting activities popping up this summer and fall sponsored by Thrivent Financial!
On June 3rd our Community Engagement Manager, Jessica Johnson, will be joining us after worship for an informational session on who Thrivent is and how they not only help individuals plan but also help in community projects through Thrivent Choice Dollars and Thrivent Action Team Events. Please join us in the great room after worship for coffee hour and some valuable information. Looks for more details throughout this month!! Both potential Thrivent members AND seasoned Thrivent members are encouraged to attend this event.
GRADUATE RECOGNITION: Is someone in your family reaching a milestone in their education? Please let the church office know. We would like to recognize everyone reaching a milestone in their education on Sunday, June 10 during worship.
PENTECOST: The Day of Pentecost is Sunday, May 20th and we invite everyone to wear RED to church that day. Let’s see how many of us can remember to wear red!!
MARY MARTHA CIRCLE: Monday, May 21st is Mary Martha’s last meeting of the season. Come and join us for a Cinco (ok it’s late) de Mayo celebration and seedling exchange. It’s time to split all those wonderful plants in your home and garden and share them!!
ALLELUIA BANNER: You’ll notice this weekend the beautiful Alleluia banner created by Sue Homza and colored in by all of us at our pancake brunch at the beginning of Lent is now down. I’m sure we’ll all miss it! Perhaps for another church season we can create another banner of some sort!
HOPED FOR FOOD PANTRY AND CLOTHES CLOSET EXPANSION:
We are now at the bid stage for the project and will be soliciting proposals from qualified general contractors. The bid period will start on May 14, 2018 with the proposals due on May 31, 2018.
Following the bid period, recommendations will be provided to Council for their review and approval and then a final approach will be presented to the Congregation. All of the legal, architectural, and engineering fees have been donated and the construction costs will only be from designated food pantry funds.
If you know of any contractors that should be considered for the project, please send their contact information to Steve Bray at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CAMP CONNECTIONS: It’s not too early to begin thinking about summertime activities for the family. Check out the information from Cross Roads Camp and Retreat Center on the round blue table by the doors in the gathering area. There are lots of opportunities to join in the fun and faith driven activities at Cross Roads!