EVENTS. . .
Sunday 10:00 AM Worship
Choir Practice 8:30AM
served 1st Sunday of Month
Group 2nd Sunday of Month in
Wednesday - Bible Study with
Rev. Lou Kilgore 2-3:15PM
Bell Choir Practice 7-8PM
5/21 Personnel Meeting 10AM Session
5/22 HMPC Book Group 1-3PM
5/24 Pentecost Sunday, Confirmation, Hand Bell Choir Playing
5/25 Memorial Day Office Closed
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.
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.
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
June 14th – Celebrating our High school graduates, our eighth graders and give thinks to our
Faithworks volunteer teachers and our childcare workers.
July and August – Faithworks 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
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
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
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
would like the community to pray with you for a person or circumstance please
call the office at 201-891-0511