UPCOMING EVENTS. . .
Every Sunday 10:00 AM Worship
Communion served 1st Sunday of Month
Choir Practice 8:30-9:30AM
Knitting Group 2nd Sunday of Month in
Every Tuesday – Bible Study 7-8:30PM
Every Wednesday - Bible Study with
Rev. Lou Kilgore 10-11:30AM
Bell Choir Practice 7PM
Sun 10/2 World Communion Sunday
Pot Luck Luncheon
Mon 10/3 Office Closed
Thu 10/20 Personnel 10AM Session 7PM
Fall Pot Luck Luncheon Planned for October 2
Save the Date for Sunday October 2 immediately following worship. We will be having a pot luck lunch. Bring your favorite lunch to share with at least 8 or 10 people. It could be soup, chicken, chili, salads or anything that you can think of. If you have any questions you can contact Linda Dearani at 973-703-3714 or email@example.com, or Charlene Marcus. Please join us for food and fellowship on Sunday, Oct. 2.
Bells Will Be Ringing
Our Bell Choir meets in the Sanctuary on Wednesday evenings at 7PM for the practice. If you are not a member but would like to join in, please contact Bell Choir Director Lorna Noonan at the church office: 201-891-0511. The Bell Choir plays this Sunday, October 2nd.
The Mission Outreach Team would like to thank everyone who showed such wonderful support for our dinner at St. Iglesia Church last Saturday evening. There were approximately over one hundred people for dinner and we served each and every one a salad, the pasta dish that the friends from High Mountain Church prepared, fresh rolls, chocolate chip cookies and fresh fruit. We couldn't have done it without the good cooks and the workers who came to the St. Iglesia Church to work the dinner to perfection. God bless you all.
Habitat Visitors October 16
On Sunday, October 16, Barbara Dunn, Executive Director and Gina Damiano, Corporate Development Officer of Paterson Habitat for Humanity, will join us for worship and a presentation afterwards. Homes have been built for more than 300 families in its thirty plus years of existence. Now concentrating on the extremely challenged fourth ward area of the city, Habitat's goal is to build or transform one hundred additional homes in that area, creating a vibrant community.
High Mountain Presbyterian Church continues to support this program and donated $1500 in 2016. This is an opportunity to learn more about Habitat and the work it has done in neighboring Paterson. Please plan to join us.
This Sunday is World Communion Sunday. Children and youth are invited 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. 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 Holy Spirit. We encourage all our families, children and youth to join us and be part of the celebration, as well. “As often as you do this”...Jesus said... “Remember me!” We hope to see you at worship! Childcare will be provided for children 4 years old and under on the 2nd floor.
Our focus reading this Sunday is 2 Timothy 1:1–14. When the church was just beginning, the first Christians told Jesus’ story to many people. As they did this, more people came to know about Jesus and the church grew and grew. This week we hear part of a letter written to Timothy when he was a leader of one of these first churches. Our time together will offer an opportunity for children and youth to hear how the stories of Jesus are shared through generations. Through a letter to Timothy, they will be invited to think about the ways in which faith has been passed from one person to another down through the ages. They will also be invited to reflect on their place within the church family. 2 Timothy 1 will remind us that faith grows in a communal context. One generation passes the knowledge of God’s grace on to the next, and a faithful community remembers its heritage and reflects on its future legacy. All children and youth are welcome to join us for a Bible story and activities on the 2nd floor of the church house after the time of conversation with the pastor in worship. Childcare is available for children 4 and under on the 2nd floor as well.
World Communion Sunday
The Peace and Global Witness Offering exists to ignite a movement of Presbyterians engaged in the Christian witness of peacemaking and reconciliation. For generations, and to the ends of the earth, Presbyterians have borne witness to Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace. Our witness has been profound in our own communities and in places we ourselves have never been, around the corner and around the world. Gifts to the Offering support ministries that deepen relations between Presbyterians and inspiring peacemaking leaders as well as opportunities around the world. These ministries offer resources Presbyterians can use to create peace in their midst, as well as respond to cultures of violence all over the world. By sharing the money raised, the Offering allows the local congregation (25%), mid councils (25%). and ministries at the national level (50%) to deepen their commitment to the transforming work of the Spirit. High Mountain Presbyterian Church will be receiving pamphlets in their bulletins along with offering envelopes as World Communion Sunday approaches on October 2,2016.
If You Love to Sing…
Choir practice resumes Sunday 9/18 at 8:30 am in the sanctuary. New singers are welcome!
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. The Book Club will meet again on October 28th.
Prayers & Announcements
Announcements for the Sunday Worship service should be emailed to the church office. If you would like the community to pray with you for a person or circumstance please call the office at 201-891-0511.