PRESBYTERIAN MESSENGER

UPCOMING EVENTS. . .

Every Sunday 10:00 AM Worship

Communion served 1st Sunday of Month

Knitting Group 2nd Sunday of Month in                   

                  Sanctuary 12-1:30PM

Every Tuesday – Bible Study 7-8:30PM

Every Wednesday - Bible Study with         

           Rev. Lou Kilgore 10-11:30AM          

 

Mon 8/22-9/3 Patricia Pastas Vacation

Mon 9/5 Labor Day Office Closed

Thu 9/15 Personnel 10AM Session 7PM  

Fri 9/23 HMPC Book Group 1-3PM

Sat 9/24 Walk-In Dinner-Paterson      

 

Faithworks

Vacation Bible Camp “Bible Blast to the Past” (VBC)

Dear VBC friends, leaders and volunteers of High Mountain Presbyterian Church, thank you for your prayers, hard work, support and participation in this year’s Vacation Bible Camp. Thank you families for letting your child be a part of “Blast to the Past Bible Camp! During this exciting time your child met new friends, took part in lots of great projects, enjoyed yummy snacks, learned some fun songs, and discovered that we can count on God’s love because God is love (1 John 4:16) and it goes on and on throughout time! During our time together we learned from Exodus 3 that God hears Israel and sends and unlikely hero. We discovered a burning bush which God used to give Moses and the Israelites a message about God’s INCREDIBLE love.  Then, from the story of Rahab in Joshua 2, we learned that a red rope was used to show that God keeps promises. Rahab helped the spies, and God saved her family because God’s love is FAITHFUL! On the third day we learned that an alabaster jar may look nice on the outside, but what’s inside is usually even more valuable! In Luke 7, Jesus, the Son of God forgives a woman (Mary) who had done many bad things because God’s love is UNCONDITIONAL!  and forgives us too! At our last day, we learned from the Bible in Acts 12 that God answers the prayers of Peter’s friends and God changed everything by freeing Peter from prison. God’s love changes our lives too because God’s love is REAL! Children’s families and friends were invited to come earlier to sing and celebrate our final day together. A tremendous thanks to all our youth helpers and station leaders, Natalia Chaparro, Claudia, Mary Guidetti-McColl

 and Eduardo Fernandez, who led the snacks station, the crafts station and the science behind the activities, Angela Cays guided the children to experience quite times and connected them with God as they learned new and fun exercises. Special thanks go to our gust Storytelling leader, Natalia Cruz of Hispanic Presbyterian Church of Paterson, to pastor Guillermo López of Ridgefield Park Presbyterian Church and his guitar and to Mall Kiil who together led the music station. We had so much fun learning the motions and new songs. Thank you also to Siegi Lehman, our faithful photojournalist who with her special talent captured all the fun pictures for us and for future generations to enjoy. Thank you to our registrar, Alice Luddington who welcomed the children and all the VBC crew every morning. Last but not least, thanks to the Outreach Team who planned and led the VBC mission component. Children helped once again to assemble the Weekend Snack Packs for children whose families receive emergency food aid from the Center for Food Action. Through this project we served and learned about hunger in northern New Jersey and had the opportunity to care and show our love and help others. Finally a tremendous thanks to many more behind the scenes who provided a great 4-day VBC and a wonderful experience for all participants. Thank you for serving with your time and talents at Blast to the Past Vacation Bible Camp. May God bless you all!

 

Weekend Snack Packs for Center for Food Action

The Vacation Bible Camp children assembled 48 weekend snack packs to be distributed to children in need by the Center for Food Action. CFA invites us all to participate in assembling 3000 snack packs for hungry children  st the National Day of Remembrance Event Sunday September 11th. Two hour shifts are 12-2 and 230-4:30 at the Englewood Field House. A minimum donation of $45 will purchase 10 snack packs. Children under 14 are welcome to pack free of charge.

Contact Alice Luddington Cantor to car pool or for further information see www.cfanj.org.

 

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 is taking a vacation for July and August but will resume meeting on Friday, September 23rd at 1PM.

 

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. 


 

           Sunday Server Sign-Up Sheet; Third Quarter 2016

Date

Greeter

Reader

Communion

Hospitality

Faithworks

Childcare

08/28

P.Harder

T.Jadick

 

Aylwards

Patricia Pastas

I.Cervantes/G. Nutile/C. Herrera

09/04

G.Thornton

C. Rizzo

S.Dirringer

F. Auld

Patricia Pastas

 

09/11

Aylwards

S. Aylward

 

R.Fernandez-Chousal

Patricia Pastas

 

09/18

M.Holt

B.Fernstrom

 

Graham/

Harder

Patricia Pastas

 

 

09/25

C. Meslink

L.Dearani

 

L.Dearani

Patricia Pastas

 

 

*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.