PRESBYTERIAN MESSENGER 

UPCOMING EVENTS. . .

Every Sunday 10:00 AM Worship

             Choir Practice 8:30AM

Communion served 1st Sunday of Month

 

BIBLE STUDY CANCELED SEPT. 17

Every Wednesday - Bible Study with         

           Rev. Lou Kilgore 2-3:15PM

Thu 9/18 Session 7PM

Sun 9/21 Fall Church Picnic 11AM-1PM

               Bell Choir Performing 10AM

Fri 9/26 HMPC Book Group 1-3PM 
Sat 9/27 HMPC Hosting Prayer Breakfast 

Sat 10/4 Margreither Memorial 3PM

Sun 10/5 World Communion Sunday

 

Prayer Breakfast Invitation

Mark your calendar for Saturday September 27th. The High Mountain Presbyterian Church will be hosting another Prayer Breakfast with the Grace Methodist Church of Wyckoff. We will be starting at 10am. Please bring a breakfast item to share. Coffee, tea, water and juice will be provided. Please check the PM and the weekly bulletin for more information.

 

World Communion Sunday

We ask that you read the flyers in your bulletin today and next Sunday so that you will be aware of the vital need for action to bring about peace. On October 5th, World Communion will be celebrated and the Presbyterian Peacemaking Offering will be received. Your offerings will be used to transform violence into communities of peace through all

congregations presbyteries, synods and the Presbyterian Mission Agency. 


Faithworks

Open House, Sunday, September 21st from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. Enjoy the picnic, the time of fellowship, meet new friends but don’t leave before coming up to the 2nd floor of the church house. Take some time and visit the space where your children and youth gather to hear and learn about God’s love in Jesus and have fun. Your wish list for the classrooms, your thoughts and new ideas are welcome, as well! Let us share with the community and beyond, the good news of the living and loving God. Don’t miss this opportunity. We hope to see you then. Childcare is available for children ages 5 and under.

 

Empty Shelves in Many Food Banks

CUMAC ECHO, one of the largest food banks in Paterson, is in dire need of food. Through the generosity of your giving, the Outreach Ministry Team, on Sunday, September 2lst, during our Worship Service, will present a $l,000.00 check to the Reverend Jonathan Campbell, Operations Director, Director of CUMAC ECHO.

  

Fall Book Selection

Please join us on September 26 to discuss the next HMPC Book Group selection. Newcomers are always welcome!

Sept. 26 The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

October 24 Longbourn by Jo Baker

 

Honors to CIW Founders                                                                  Greg Asbed and Lucas Benitez, Co-Founders of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers will receive the Clinton Global Citizen Awards on September 21. Established in 2007, these awards embody President Bill Clinton’s call to action by honoring outstanding individuals who exemplify global citizenship through their vision and leadership. These citizens have proven that diverse sectors of society can work together successfully to devise solutions that effect positive, lasting social change. We can continue to support the work of CIW by sending postcards to Ahold, parent company of Stop and Shop, requesting they join the Fair Food Program. Cards and letters are available in the narthex. For further information, check the CIW website, http://ciw-online.org. 

 

Memory Garden Workday October 18

All are welcome to join us Saturday, October 18 at 10AM for our fall Memory Garden workday, followed by a barbecue. Please bring rakes, shovels, wheelbarrows, gloves and energy. RSVP to Barbara Fernstrom – bfernstrom@optonline.net, 973-271-3389.

  

Iglesia Dinner Program October 25

Pans and recipes for cooks are available this Sunday. Food to be delivered HOT to High Mountain at 3pm on Saturday, October 25th to be transported to Iglesia Hispana in Paterson. We expect to serve over 100 persons and invite volunteers to help serve. We will leave Franklin Lakes at 3pm and return about 7 pm. Contact Barbara Fernstrom to sign up or for further information.

 

Bell Choir Practice

For all Bell Choir members and an invitation to prospective Bell Choir members: Bell Choir practice has resumed on Wednesdays from 7-8PM. Anyone wishing information about joining HMPC Bell Choir may contact Lorna Noonan, Bell Choir Director at 973-650-0047.

 

Bible Study Invitation

A small group of HMPC members and friends meet every Wednesday from 2-3:30 with Pastor Lou and read a section of the bible and discuss how it relates to their everyday lives. If this sounds good to you, please consider joining us one afternoon - coffee and cookies usually accompany the discussions. Everyone is welcome!

 

Get Ready to Sing!

HMPC Choir rehearsal has started for the 2014-15 season on Sunday mornings at 8:30AM and all are welcome to join! Questions about the choir? Please call Mall Kiil, Music Director, at 973-835-8212.

 

Sunday Bulletin Prayers & 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.

If you would like the community to pray with you for a person or circumstance please call the office no later than 2:30PM on the Friday before, and we will add this to our Prayer Concerns List.

Office number is 201-891-0511

 

Sunday Server Sign-Up Sheet; Third Quarter 2014

Date

Greeter

Usher

Reader

Hospitality

Faithworks

Childcare

09/21

M. Holt

 P. Harder

L. Peterson

Church Picnic

Pastás

A. & M. Lembo


09/28

 

Mainardis

T. Noonan

L. Gassman

L.Dearani

Herrera

I.Cervantes

G. Nutile

*Assigned families can decide who will be reader. Please inform Chris who is reading one week before you are scheduled. Two or more people can share ushering and hospitality duties. If you cannot be available when assigned, please switch with someone else and inform the office of this change.    We need a few more volunteers for the listed duties. If you can help in anyway, please call the office at 201-891-0511 or Kathy Behnke at 973-427-3905 and we can add you to the list. Thank you for kindness and generosity in assisting with the church service.