EVENTS. . .
Sunday 10:00 AM Worship
served 1st Sunday of Month
Group 2nd Sunday of Month in
Wednesday - Bible Study with
Rev. Lou Kilgore 10-11:30AM
Bell Choir Practice 7-8PM
10/4 World Communion Sunday
10/12 Columbus Day Office Closed
10/15 Personnel 10AM
10/23 HMPC Book Group 1-3PM
10/26-11/2 Kathy Behnke Vacation
Presbiteriana Walk In Dinner Program September 26 and Concert October 24
Thanks to all
who cooked and served for the Walk In Dinner Program at Iglesias in Paterson
this past Saturday. Those who were fed greatly appreciated our food and
reaching out. The Iglesias congregation opens its doors on the last Saturday of
the month to those in need and we are honored to participate with them.
will be celebrating its 202nd anniversary with a musical concert on
Saturday, October 24th at 4:30 pm, followed by light refreshments.
Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased on September 26. If you would
like to attend, please see Barbara Fernstrom. The church is located at 320 Main
Help Bring the Peace Of Christ To Communities
many places around the world, peace is merely a hope. Conflicts between nations, peoples, and ideas
put peace at risk everywhere. During the
Season of Peace, we recognize
too many people live in situations that are both unsettled and unjust. Five million people live in countries at risk
of instability and conflict. Only about
5% of the world’s population lives in countries with a high level of
peace. Global peace has been declining over
the past five plus years. On October 4th, we will contribute locally
and nationally to the work of peace in the world, however, your offering will.
be received at any time
Prayer Breakfast at HMPC
be hosting a prayer breakfast on Saturday November 7 at 8:30AM at the
Church. Everyone is invited to bring something to share for Breakfast;
coffee tea and juice will be provided. Please contact LInda Dearani at
973-703-3714 or email@example.com if you need further
information. Hope to see you on November
Book Club at HMPC
The Book Club meets at 1PM on the 4th Friday of the month and anyone is invited to come and discuss the books.
October 23 At the Water’s Edge by Sara Gruen
November 20 – The
Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty
December 18 – The Broken
Window by Jeffrey Deaver
Two New Opportunities to Read and Discuss the Bible are
Coming Your Way
Everyone seems to
have an idea about what the Bible does or does not say about many things.
You are invited to come and read it along with others and learn how to
understand what the Bible says.
The format for the
courses is to read through the bible and listen for a theme or two that ties it
We also discuss what we
read and attempt to ask what this reading has to say to us today.
One of the new groups
will be meeting on Wednesday mornings from 10:00 to 11:30. We will
have coffee and snacks and lots of opportunities for you to learn and
A second group is
organizing to meet the needs of those who work during the week day. If
you want to be part of a group like this for even a season, you can let Pastor
Lou know what would work best in your busy life. We are proposing an
evening, maybe Mondays... or when it might work best for you.
Pastor Lou will be leading
each of these groups. The Wednesday groups has about ten loyal
and committed participants already signed up, so if you are free
during that time come and join the group. These groups are fun and meaningful.
Just ask anyone who attends. You can join at any time and you will
find it easy to get up to speed for each days reading.
See Pastor Lou for more
information. 908-930-5705 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Do You Like to Sing?
answer is “Yes,” you might love joining our wonderful HMPC Choir which resumes
practice on Sunday, September 20th at 8:30AM. If you would like to speak about it with our
Choir Director, Mall Kiil, please contact her at 201-693-2791.
We are inviting children and youth to be at the
church at 9:45 am to participate in the opening part of the worship service and
to join in the Bible, Flame, Water, Stole processional. There are no Faithworks activities this day
because some of our children and youth will be assisting in worship. This coming Sunday is a really awesome day in
the life of the church. It is World Communion Sunday. High Mountain
Presbyterian Church is joining Christians from around the world in the
celebration of Communion. We remember and affirm Christ as the Head of the
Church and the whole world is joining together by the power of the Spirit.
We encourage all our families, children and youth to join us and be part
of the celebration, as well. The fellowship, the Bible readings, the music will
prepare our hearts and our minds to experience once again the Lord’s table and
the Loving and living God in Jesus Christ. “As
often as you do this”...Jesus said... “Remember
me!” We hope to see you at worship! Childcare will be provided for
children 5 years old and under on the 2nd floor.
our youth, children and their parents joined the Mission Outreach team in the
Walk in Dinner Program at Iglesia
Presbiteriana in Paterson this past Saturday the 26th. We
brought dinner for about 150 persons, lemonade and coffee. We were part of the
volunteers serving the food. It was a wonderful opportunity to work as a team
with the leaders of our sister church in Paterson in service to our neighbors
in need. Some pictures of this activate are displayed on the electronic
bulletin board in the Narthex for you to enjoy.
plans and activities (save the dates)
The last half of the Season after Pentecost takes us through the months of October and
November, the end of the longest season of the church year. During these weeks
we will be exploring stories about Jesus’ teachings from the gospel of Mark.
These stories are about basic Christian values and practices and can help
children identify the ways in which they too can be followers of Jesus, sharing
in God’s work.
October – Thursday 22: please
mark your calendars and save the date for a middle, high school and college
freshman year service project night 5 to 8:30 pm. More information to come.
– Friday 30: Family art night for families with Preschool to
Primary aged kids. Music, prayer and creative time. 6 to 7:30 pm.
Saturday 28: Family time
to decorate the Christmas tree in the Covenant room as we sing carols, make decorations
and exchange cookies, hot chocolate and other treats. 4 to 6pm
Please Save The Date!
Val Muller Concert---Nov 14 At HMPC---7:30
PM Save The Date, Bring Friends.
Guarantee this will be an enjoyable,
inspirational, exciting performance. Reception follows. Proceeds go to “Wyckoff Y Cares”--- an
extremely relevant cause.-The Concert Committee
& Announcements Announcement for the Sunday Worship service should
be emailed to the church office. Your
announcement will appear in the next Sunday bulletin. Deadline is the Wednesday
before that week’s bulletin comes out.
would like the community to pray with you for a person or circumstance please
call the office at 201-891-0511
“Let Your Faith Grow!” Planting Campaign
We are still accepting donations for
our tree planting fundraising campaign. Each tree will become a named tree, to include
such markings to reflect the buyer or honored individuals. The buyer will
be presented with a map indicating the location
of their tree on the property. Landscape seating benches are also still available-they
will include a dedication plaque, if desired.
Designed for every
budget, this fundraiser allows you to help keep our property green, beautiful
and growing into the future! --The HMPC Session