EVENTS. . .
Sunday 10:00 AM Worship
served 1st Sunday of Month
Group 2nd Sunday of Month in
Tuesday – Bible Study 7-8:30PM
Wednesday - Bible Study with
Rev. Lou Kilgore 10-11:30AM
Bell Choir Practice 7-8PM
2/10 Ash Wednesday Service-Imposition of Ashes 7PM
Fri 2/12 Annual Reports Due for
Congregational/Corporate Meeting-Chairpeople please email.
Tue 2/26 Mission Meeting 1PM
Thu 2/18 Personnel Meeting 10AM Session 7PM
Sat 2/20 Artist Reception
Fri 2/26 HMPC Book Group 1-3PM Boys
In The Boat
Sun 2/28 Annual Corporate and Congregational
Thank You Letters
thank you letters from time to time from the various area organizations that
HMPC helps and, with this week’s PM, we have attached two of them. Please be sure to read them and learn about
the good works that the good people of HMPC support.
Ash Wednesday Service
us for our Ash Wednesday Service on Wednesday, February 10 at 7PM. We will have a short service followed by the
imposition of ashes.
The Season of Lent is 40 days
long (not counting the Sundays) and it is a time to recall the stories of our
faith. During this season our young people will be exploring readings from both
the Hebrew Scriptures (also known as the Old Testament) and the New Testament.
Here are some activities you could do together as family during Lent:
Each week the children will be introduced to a
spiritual practice, and will be encouraged to do that practice with their
families at home.
Work together on a family service or outreach
Set aside a daily prayer time together.
Palm/Passion Sunday (March 20) children may bring home a page of “Holy
Week Reflections” with readings and questions your family might do together.
This Sunday scripture reading comes from the book of Deuteronomy
26:1–11, the fifth book in the first part of the Bible that we call the Hebrew
Scriptures. It was written hundreds of years before Jesus was born and tells
some of the stories of the people of Israel who lived a long time ago and their
40-year journey through the wilderness, led and guided by God. After they had
settled in the new land, the people of Israel began their life with a ritual of
retelling the story of their ancestors, and celebrating with thanksgiving their
history as God’s people, a history of miraculous and abundant guidance,
provision, and deliverance. They were instructed to offer their “first fruits”
to God. The most important part of this phrase is the word “first.” This means
that we give of what we have first for the work of God in the world and then we
use the rest for ourselves. Children are rather self-focused as they go into
their teenage years. In the midst of this self-focus, they are also beginning
to realize that they are part of a bigger story, within their families and
within their communities and they know what it means to give thanks. At our
time together children will be encouraged to name some of the ways in which
they have seen God’s leading, care, and provision in their own lives and they
will learn that their stories are part of God’s story and activity as well.
All young people, children and youth are welcome to join us for Bible
story and activities on the 2nd floor after the time of conversation
with the pastor in worship. Childcare is available for children 5 and under on the
2nd floor as well.
28 –Last Sunday of the month @ 10:15 am, beginning February 28,
6th graders to college
freshmen will get together in the Learning Center of the church (2nd
floor Faithworks TV room) for a time of storytelling, creative reflection,
dialogue, games and more. It’s like our own story within the biblical
narrative. Friends are welcome!
20- Petting Zoo and Easter Egg Hunt on Palm Sunday beginning
at 9:45am. Invite friends! All are welcome.
17 – Vacation Bible Camp (VBC) first planning meeting. After worship
on the 2nd floor Faithworks TV room.
24 – “Ultimate Youth Day” at Johnsonburg Camp Center. Leaving after worship. Games, fellowship,
worship and snack! From 2 to 8pm. Families
with youth in the age bracket of 6th grade to 12th are welcome. It
cost $20 per person and it includes dinner and all the activities.
8 – Celebrating women’s of the church and Mother’s Day
Melvin De Block
Beloved HMPC member Melvin De Block of North Haledon, died peacefully on
February 6, 2016, at the age of 93. Formerly from Lodi, Mel moved to North
Haledon, to the home that he built for his family, 60 years ago.
Viewing will be on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 from 4:00-8:00 PM at the Vander
Plaat-Vermeulen Memorial Home, 530 High Mountain Road, Franklin Lakes, NJ.
Funeral Services Thursday at 10:00 AM at the funeral home. Interment Lodi
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Melvin’s memory to
The National Parkinson’s Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami,
Florida 33131 or The High Mountain Presbyterian Church, 730 Franklin Lake Road,
Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417.
“HMPC’s Got Talent”
have talent or think you have talent? If so, please contact Linda Dearani at email@example.com. We are trying to
put together a talent show for an evening of fun and fellowship, in the late
winter or early spring. We are interested in any age or any talent. You can be a member of HMPC or a friend. Join for a great evening. Proceeds of this event will be going towards
youth mission projects.
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.
2/26 Boys In The Boat Daniel James Brown
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