PRESBYTERIAN MESSENGER

UPCOMING EVENTS. . .

Every Sunday 10:00 AM Worship

           Choir Practice 8:30AM

Communion served 1st Sunday of Month

Knitting Group 2nd Sunday of Month in                   

                  Sanctuary 12-1:30PM

Every Wednesday - Bible Study with         

           Rev. Lou Kilgore 2-3:15PM

           Bell Choir Practice 7-8PM

 

Thu 5/21 Personnel Meeting 10AM     Session 7PM

Fri 5/22 HMPC Book Group 1-3PM

Sun 5/24 Pentecost Sunday, Confirmation, Hand Bell Choir Playing

Mon 5/25 Memorial Day Office Closed

Tue 6/2 Mission Meeting 10AM                     Primary Election 6AM-8PM

 

Pentecost Sunday – May 24

2015 – Pentecost Sunday is a celebration of the receiving of the Holy Spirit by the early church. John the Baptist prophesied the first Pentecost when Jesus would baptize with the Holy Spirit and fire. God’s very life, breath and energy live in believers. During John 20:19-23 the core of the message will be about our risen Savior supernaturally appearing to the fear-laden appearing disciples. He assured them peace and repeated the command given in Matthew 28:19-20 saying, “As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” Then He breathed on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.

May l0th and l7th you will receive pamphlets in your bulletin and an offering envelope on May 24th. 40% of what our Church received will stay here at High Mountain Presbyterian and the rest will be forwarded to Presbytery.

 

Faithworks

This week’s focus reading is Acts 2:1–21. The Pentecost story is told every year and is foundational to the story of the Christian faith. Such stories are impor­tant to everyone, young and old and new to the Christian faith. Unlike other special days of the Chris­tian year, Pentecost was celebrated by the Jews long before Jesus was born. Pentecost is also sometimes called “the birth­day of the church.” This harvest festival comes 50 days after Passover and Chris­tians today celebrate it 50 days after Easter. As an all-age and an all-community event, we want to take this opportunity to celebrate our Confirmation Class 2015. They will stand up and declare that the promises that were made on their behalf at their baptisms are the things that they desire to say “yes” now. They will acknowledge that Jesus Christ is their Lord and Savior. The Confirmation journey does not end this Sunday and as a matter of fact it is just the beginning!! In thanksgiving, they have agreed to serve God, starting their life of service at their home church where all this has occurred. All children and youth, family and friends are encouraged to support our Confirmands by attending the Confirmation ceremony during the worship service this coming Sunday at 10 am. Childcare will be provided for children under 5 years old. The Confirmation Class 2015 will meet with the Session before worship service at 8:45 am. Then we will join in the Bible, Flame, Water, Stole processional at the beginning of the service. There will a time of celebration following worship at fellowship time in the Covenant room. Please make sure you are in attendance. Patricia Pastás, Gianna Nutile, Amanda and Maddie Lembo will be at Faithworks this Sunday.

 

Upcoming events

·         June 14th – Celebrating our High school graduates, our eighth graders and give thinks to our Faithworks volunteer teachers and our childcare workers.

·         July and AugustFaithworks recess. Indoors-outdoors games and activities will be scheduled during worship service. Childcare for children under 5 years will be provided as well.

·         August 17 to 21- Vacation Bible Camp (VBC). August may seem like a while from now, but it’s time to planning for our 2015 VBC. If you are interested in helping out with decorating, teaching, preparing snacks, helping with games, with the music, working with kids, with any activity you may have in mind, or even just working behind the scenes … this is for you! Meeting dates this week are: Tuesday, May 19 and Thursday May 21 from 6 to 7:30pm on the 2nd floor of the church for our second planning meeting of the year. Please RSVP with Patricia at patpastas@ms.com or call the church office, 201-891-0511 and leave a message, and thanks!

 

“Let Your Faith Grow!” Planting Campaign

 Exciting new plans for the High Mountain church property will be underway this spring. Along with the required upgrade of added parking spaces, sidewalks, and lighting, we are required by the town to plant hundreds of trees throughout the church property.

We are happy to introduce a fundraising campaign to plant trees on our church property. 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 available which will include a dedication plaque.

Designed for every budget, this fundraiser allows you to help keep our property green, beautiful and growing into the future!

           --The HMPC Session

 

Book Club at HMPC

The Book Club meets on the 4th Friday

of the month and anyone is invited to

come and discuss the books.

May 22 Where’d You Go Bernadette? by Maria Semple

June 26 Wild by Cheryl Strayed

September 25 Edge of Eternity by Ken Follett

 

Cleaning With Habitat

It’s Spring Cleaning time and Habitat Restore has many great furnishings for sale. The store, located at 415 Hamburg Turnpike, Wayne, is open Wednesday through Sunday. Donate your gently used furniture, appliances, kitchens, lighting, decorative home décor, etc. Free local pickup is available. Check out their new website, www.habitatrestorewayne.com, or call 973-782-6996.

 

Habitat Happenings

Paterson Habitat for Humanity invites you to the House Dedications Saturday, May 16 at 10:30 am at 168 Rosa Parks Boulevard. As it celebrates its 30th Anniversary, Paterson Habitat will focus on 100 derelict properties in the Fourth Ward. They will be working with the city administration, community organizations, and for profit developers to cut that number in half in the next 3-5 years.
 

Sunday Hospitality Helpers

Just a reminder to everyone that we are always welcoming new Hospitality Helpers to our schedule. If you are willing to bring crackers, a few cheese/fruit/vegetable platters and something cool to drink plus ½ &½ for our coffee drinkers, you might love being on our rotation! This is an important ministry to the life of our church and any assistance from new people would be greatly appreciated!

 

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 at 201-891-0511



 Sunday Server Sign-Up Sheet; Second Quarter 2015

Date

Greeter

Usher

Reader

Hospitality

Faithworks

Childcare

05/24

B. Graham

D. Bourhill

C. Rizzo

      Huntingtons

P. Pastás

Faithworks Staff

 

05/31

L. Latham

Aylwards

T. Jadick

L. Dearani

P. Pastás

A. & M. Lembo

06/07

D. Loukos

M.DeBlock

L. Peterson

J. Watkins

P. Pastás

I. Cervantes, C. Herrera

06/14

T. Jadick

S.Lehmann

S. Aylward

S.Dirringer

P. Pastás

A. & M. Lembo

06/21

D. Bourhill

M. Holt

L. Dearani

Mainardis

P. Pastás

Herrera,  Nutile

 

06/28

B. Jordan

C. Meslink

M. Palermo

G.Thornton

P. Pastás

A. & M. Lembo

I. Cervantes

*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. Please check PM regularly to see the date of your assignment. 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.