PRESBYTERIAN MESSENGER

UPCOMING EVENTS. . .

Every Sunday 10:00 AM Worship

             Choir Practice 8:30AM

Communion served 1st Sunday of Month

Every Wednesday - Bible Study with         

           Rev. Lou Kilgore 2-3:15PM

 

Thu 4/17 Maundy Thursday Service 7PM

Fri 4/18 Good Friday - Office Closed

Sun 4/20 Easter Sunday

Mon 4/21-28 Rev. Lou Vacation

Fri 4/25 Book Group 1-3PM

Sun 5/4 Planting Day 11:30

Tue 5/6 Outreach Meeting 10AM

 

Cake Auction for Mission Trip 2014     

On Mother’s Day, May 11, 2014, immediately following the

Worship Service, our super MC, Pastor Lou Kilgore, will auction off all cakes baked for the benefit of the Mission

Team 2014. Go for it and decorate, or if you don’t feel up to it, just bake a delicious cake to be auctioned off. There will be bidding, there will be fun, there will be cake! Each one must have the name of the baker on an attached tag, as well as the kind of cake it is.

You need not put the recipe on the tag. All proceeds will be used to send our Mission Team to Maine this end of June and into July to help repair homes for those who can no longer manage for themselves. They will join with us when they come home and tell us all of their

rewarding experiences. Please don’t forget May 11th!

 

Palm Sunday Event

This past weekend we hosted more than 150 people at The Palm Sunday festival of worship and play. Many families from the daycare came by to visit as did many families from the surrounding area. It seemed to me that everyone enjoyed the spring day and the many animals that greeted us. 

The worship service was exciting and meaningful. There was something for everyone. Thank you to the church council for their support of this new idea and for helping to welcome everyone on this exciting day. 

This Sunday will be another time for us to preach the gospel of God’s welcome and love in more than words. We hope that some visitors will be here, as well, and perhaps they may become the newest part of this growing community of faith and hospitality. God Bless you and your families where ever this season takes you.

May the life giving power of God’s love invade all of our lives in hope and Grace and love so that we, too, may be able to say, Halleluiah, Christ is Risen!

 

Tribeca Film Festival Selects “Food Chains”

The prestigious Tribeca Film Festival will screen “Food Chains” on April 26 in New York City. Based on the work of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, the film will discuss food production in the United States. More details to follow.


Faithworks
The Easter texts for this Sunday are John 20:1-18 and/or Matthew 28:1-10

In both John’s and Matthew’s stories, all those present at the empty tomb are scared. Either someone has stolen Jesus’ body and the horror of Friday is going to continue or Jesus is alive again which changes everything and is scary. Matthew has both the angels and Jesus start out, “Do not be afraid!”

Mary Magdalene’s Easter experience as told by John is one of the best to explore with children. It is simple. Mary was totally sad and scared. Jesus had been her best friend and her teacher. Not only that, he had healed her. After she met Jesus, her life was different and muchlkiol better! But now Jesus had been killed and buried. Not only that, it appeared that someone had stolen his body. She was sad and angry and hopeless. She was crying so hard she didn’t recognize the angels or even Jesus, at first. Then Jesus called her by name! Everything changed. Jesus was alive, he was still with her (even though she may not touch him), he called her by name! So Mary knew that everything would be OK. For children this simply means “don’t be afraid of anything. I am stronger than the worst evil there is. And, no matter what happens I will be with you always.”

At our time with the children we will have open discussion spaces of this story and how we can relate some of Mary’s feelings by the tomb with our feelings of fear and insecurity. Similarly, through games and crafts of butterflies, lilies, and eggs, we will also explore the theme of new life and reinforce that the Easter claim of new life is good news, indeed!

Claudia Herrera, Gianna Nutile, Ethan Adams, Amanda and Maddie Lembo are our teachers and childcare workers this Easter Sunday.

Up Coming Events

April 27: 10:30 a.m. “A Tale of Three Trees.” By Julie Sibbald, storyteller will be our teacher guest this morning at Faith-works. All are welcome.

May 11: 10 am. Children and Youth Sunday

June:     Family Art Nights: More information soon. Stay tuned!

July:      Faithworks recess

 


Save the Date and Spread the Word!!

What: High Mountain Presbyterian Church VACATION BIBLE CAMP 2014

Crazy critters, games, music, weird-yummy snacks, and much more!

When: August 13, 14 and 15

Time: 9 am to 12 noon

Who: Pre-K to 6th grade, youth entering 7th grade, and adults of all ages can participate and volunteer to help.

730 Franklin Lake Road, Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417

 Pre-registrations open!

patpastas@msn.com , (201)891-0511, pcfl.org


Special Thanks

Thank you to our dedicated members, Tom Noonan and Bill Graham, for loading up their van and driving our Palm Sunday CFA food collection up to Mahwah this morning. Lots of needy folks will have a little bit extra for their Easter dinners now!

 

Check It Out!  A Lenten Rest Stop!

HMPC member, Julie Sibbald has been telling stories again!  Check it out at www.oldparamus.org. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and Click FYI. Scroll down to "A Lenten Rest Stop" and

enjoy some great photos!

 

Habitat Earth Day Celebration

Visit the Habitat Restore, 415 Hamburg Turnpike, Wayne for an Earth Day Celebration April 26th from 10-5. Enjoy free hot dogs and soda, live music and special offers on household items. There will also be recycling opportunities for electronics and collection of new or gently worn women’s business attire.

Many opportunities for kids will also be featured. Check out the website www.patersonhabitat.org for further information.

 

Spring Book Selection https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRytBpR1d2HQzQrn74j7TUax6Jof_mJs7frpHocC0Ikb2xZcLDw

Please join us on April 25th to discuss the next HMPC Book Group selection. Newcomers are always welcome!

April 25 Over the Edge of the World by Laurence Bergreen

May 30 The Spymistress by Jennifer Chiaverini

         

Call For Christian Service on The 2014 MATE Mission Team

Students (age 13 and up) and adults are invited to join this year’s Mission at the Eastward (MATE) from June 28 to July 5, 2014. Working in fellowship with Maine homeowners and families changes lives—theirs and ours—for the better. Work skills will be taught, and fun will be had. Bring your friends! The $50 deposit is due April 15. For information or to register, contact Pastor Lou or Alice Luddington-Cantor (aluddington@verizon.net/ 201-327-5952).

 

Sunday Bulletin 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 no later than 2:30PM on the Friday before, and we will add this to our Prayer Concerns List. Office number is 201-891-0511. 

 

 

Sunday Server Sign-Up Sheet; Second Quarter 2014

Date

Greeter

Usher

Reader

Hospitality

Faithworks

Childcare

04/20

Easter

Guthries

T. Jadick

L. Gassman

C. Meslink

Herrera

Adams/Cervantes

Lembos & Nutile

04/27

Gallaghers

B. Jordan

         ?

C. Mainardi

Herrera/Sibbald

Lembos

05/04

G.Thornton

T.Noonan

L. Rainoff

Adams

Herrera

Adams/Cervantes

Nutile

05/11

B. Graham

F. Auld

S. Aylward

Rainoff

Herrera/Pastas

Adams/Cervantes

05/18

L. Latham

W.McColl

M. McColl

Bourhills

Herrera

Lembos/Nutile

05/25

Mainardis

P. Harder

B.Fernstrom

Aylwards

Herrera/Pastas

Lembos

06/01

M. Holt

Bourhills

J. Sibbald

Dirringer

Herrera

Adams/Cervantes

Nutile

06/08

T. Noonan

S. Lehman

L. Noonan

Guthries

Herrera/Pastas

Adams/Cervantes

06/15

P. Harder

M. Meek

M. Palermo

R. Oliver

Herrera

Lembos/Nutile

06/22

Aylwards

B. Graham

T. Jadick

McColls

Herrera/Pastas

Lembos


06/29

 

S. Lehman

Guthries

A.Luddington

G. Thornton

Herrera

Cervantes/Nutile

 

*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.