WEEKLY E-MESSENGER FROM REFORMATION LUTHERAN CHURCH
For the Week Beginning November 10, 2017
Lectionary 32/23rd Sunday after 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
Our NJ Synod has been in contact with the Caribbean Synod and we now have a church in Dorado PR to send much asked for supplies. There is a bin in the gathering area to collect the following items: Potable Water Pills / 9V, AA, AAA, D and C batteries / Flashlights/ Portable Water Filters / Solar Chargers / Children Meds OTC / Money
There is a bin in the gathering area to collect items and we have a Thrivent Action Team card to help pay for the shipping of the items to Dorado, PR. We’ve also connected with our sisters and brothers from Asbury Park Methodist Church in Long Branch and they will be picking up our flood buckets to ship to PR.
THANKSGIVING DONATIONS NEEDED FOR THE FOOD PANTRY: We are in need of the following items to complete our bags for Thanksgiving for our 200 families: cake/brownie mixes; canned corn and/or green beans; canned yams/sweet potatoes; corn muffin mix. We have MU students coming Wednesday 11/15 to set up the great room with all our items and we have Brian Valentino’s Cub Scout Pack coming Wednesday evening to put all the bags together.
Amy Appleton, Phil Apruzzi, Edgar Arlt Sr., Sarah Beaty, Tim Beaty, Gabriella & Francesca Bellanca, Haley Brunner, Christa & Allan Buergin, Bruce Burnham, Jo Burrow, Les Cadigan, Matt Callahan, Pamela Cancel, Dominick Caruso, Concetta Cassidy, Jeanmarie Chudzick, Joseph Clarke, George & Claire Crob, Doris Crimmins, Jonna Crocker, Sidney Davis, Zack Davis, Billy Delhanty, Diane Donagin, Edna Drinkard, George Economy, Steve Elliott, Amanda Ferraro, Dr. Rosemary Fiore, Margaret Oswald Fowler, Coralee Gleason, Judy Goellner, Martina Graham, Patty Gray, Patricia Grover, Kurt Homza, Royce Howell, Ann Jamison, Evie Johnson, Don Keller, Sharon Kennedy, Inger LaManna, Wyatt LeMeune, Bob MacDonald, Betty Malone, Jane McKinley, John Mercogliano, Judy Montulet, Madeline Morris, Jo Nolan, Thomas O’Connor Danielle Orio, Karen Pajek, Carol Pennega, John Powlesland, Chris Rakowski, Myra Reyes, Pr. Jacky Roderick, Tara Shinn, Miles Skolnick, Anita Smith, Carleen Smith, Michael Smith, Pearl Smith, Peggy Spitz, CJ Stratton, Dolores Strockbine, Kaitlyn Sudowsky, Bobbie Sweger, Wilson Torres, Denise Willemsen, Francine Yamello, Julian Zotti,
Military: John Barrett, Michael Cirrincione, Chris Benz, and All our Military personnel
Christian Sympathy to the family and friends of Don Venberg, Evelyn Venberg’s son
UPCOMING EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES AT REFORMATION
Monday, Nov. 13th – Mary Martha Circle meets at 11:30 a.m.; bring a lunch and plan to help with putting together the Seafarers’ Christmas gifts.
Saturday, Nov. 18th – Meal at Noon Thanksgiving Luncheon 11-1p.m. See Byron Griffin on how you can help; volunteers always appreciated.
Sunday, Nov. 19th – Annual Congregational Meeting for elections at 11 a.m. – see monthly messenger for slate and also see the display in the gathering area for the slate.
Sunday, Nov. 19th – Commitment Sunday – bring your 2018 commitment card as we close our fall stewardship program with the dedication of our commitments for 2018
Sunday, Nov. 26th – Handbell rehearsals begin following worship and continue until Christmas
Sunday, Dec. 3rd – Advent wreath making event following worship in the Great Room
Please plan to join us at all these events
UPCOMING EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES IN THE COMMUNITY
Saturday, Nov. 18th – Sons of Norway Scandinavian Christmas Bazaar at Old Bridge Twp Civic Center 11:30-4 (Sons of Norway, Marlboro, support our food pantry)
Wednesday, Nov. 29th at 7 p.m. The Red Bank Public Library presents Racism Without Racists with Rev. Ronal Thomas as the guest speaker.
Sunday, Dec. 17th – Monmouth Civic Chorus to perform their annual Christmas concert at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank at 4 p.m.
CHRISTMAS POINSETTIA FOR THE ALTAR
It’s time for us to put our order in for our poinsettias for the altar. The order needs to be in very shortly. Barbara Aussicker has volunteered to coordinate our poinsettia order again this year. If you would like to order a poinsettia in honor or memory of someone or just for yourself, please see the order form below.
POINSETTIAS FOR CHRISTMAS
The Altar Guild is taking orders for Christmas Poinsettias. Please consider purchasing a poinsettia, or two, in honor or in memory of a loved one. The poinsettias will be placed around the altar for Christmas Eve worship and may be taken home after the 9:30pm worship service. Cost: $15.00 each.
Donations to the Altar Guild fund, in honor or memory of a loved one, are also
gratefully accepted. Please complete the form below and return it to the office as soon as possible with a deadline of November 15.
Name: Phone #:__________________
# Poinsettia(s)______ Amount enclosed: $ and/or I would like to donate: $
In honor of:
In loving memory of: