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
Bell Choir Practice 7-8PM
Thu 1/29 Personnel Meeting 10AM
Sat 2/7 HMPC Hosts Winter Prayer
Fri 2/13 Annual Reports Due in Office
Wed 2/18 Ash Wednesday
Thu 2/19 Session 7PM
Sun 2/22 Congregational Meeting 11AM
Fri 2/27 HMPC Book Group 1-3PM
High Mountain Presbyterian Church will be hosting a Prayer Breakfast on Saturday February 7 at 9am at the High Mountain Presbyterian Church, 730 Franklin Lake Road, Franklin Lakes, New Jersey. Coffee, Tea, Water and Juice will be supplied, please bring something for breakfast and enough to share. Hope to see you on the 7th at 9am.
Calling All Knitters!
Come join us as we gather for a Knitting Circle. We will meet upstairs following our fellowship with refreshments after service the second Sunday of each month, roughly from 12-1:30pm. We look forward to spending some time together with our knitting projects to inspire each other and knit our community closer together.
Bible Study Invitation
HMPC members and friends meet every Wednesday from 2-3:30 with Pastor Lou and read a section of the bible and
discuss how it relates to their everyday lives. If this sounds good to you, please consider joining us; coffee and cookies usually accompany the discussions. Everyone is welcome!
Soup-Er Bowl Sunday – February 1st
On February 1st, you will find shopping bags in the Narthex for your convenience. The Mission Outreach Team is asking everyone to bring in cans of soup, (any kind) which will be distributed to the Center for Food Action in Mahwah. They will in turn disburse the canned soup to families in their area that are in need. If you don’t have time to buy the soup, there will be a soup pot waiting for you in the Narthex and you can toss some money in the pot. All money will go to the Center for Food action as well. This year more than any other time, the Food Banks and many families are in great need of assistance. Let’s let them all know that HMPC is reaching out to them and has not forgotten them.
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
Feb. 27 Small Blessings by Martha Woodroof
Mar. 27 Half Broke Horses by Jeanette Wills
April 24 Train to Warsaw Gwen Edleman
May 22 Where’d You Go Bernadette? by Maria Semple -
June 26 Wild by Cheryl Strayed -
September 25 Edge of Eternity by Ken Follett
Last week we heard the story of Jesus calling the fishers to be his first disciples. Andrew, Peter, James, and John recognized something special in Jesus that influenced them to leave their boats and follow him. In this Sunday’s story, Mark 1:21–28, others also recognize something special in Jesus in his response to someone who was ill. It was the Sabbath day and Jesus was at the synagogue teaching. There was a man there who was possessed by an evil spirit. In Jesus’ time, people believed in the presence of evil powers (sometimes called “unclean spirits”) which could make a person ill. Jesus spoke with authority to the evil spirit, "Come out!" and the evil spirit did exactly what Jesus commanded! It came out of the man. While children know about the kind of authority that is based on position, strength, age, or place, at our time together we will discover that the power and authority of Jesus’ ministry is different. It is an authority that is based on Jesus’ relationship with God. This session provides an opportunity to explore various meanings and images around the word “authority” as the “power to do” rather than the “power over.”
This Sunday we'll have Communion, so children will be excused from service after the Children’s Conversation with Pastor Lou in the worship service, but will come back to have Communion with the congregation. Children and youth up to 15 years old are welcome to join us. Ingrid Cervantes, Giana Nutile and Patricia Pastás will be at Faithworks this Sunday.
Thirteen and Counting
The Coalition of Immokalee Workers recently signed an agreement with Fresh Market, a supermarket with 168 stores in 27 states. New Jersey locations are Livingston, Montvale and Bedminster. In addition to joining with the Fair Foods Program, Fresh Market also agreed to increase its tomato purchases 15% annually from Florida growers participating in the program. The company will also make a contribution to the Fair Foods Standards Council, which monitors and oversees compliance. For more information on this and other updates on the work of CIW, go to www.allianceforfairfood.org.
Hammering for Habitat January 31
Paterson Habitat for Humanity will again present Hammering for Habitat this Saturday, January 31 from 9-noon. It will take place at the Center City Mall, 301 Main Street, Paterson (across the street from Iglesias Presbiteriana). Congregations, families and groups will bring a decorated two by four to be added to a wall for use in a new habitat house. A donation of $250 is requested. For further information, check the website, www.patersonhabitat.org.
2015 Flower Chart Is Up
If you have a person you would like to remember or memorialize on a particular Sunday please note that the 2015 Flower Chart is in the Narthex hallway. Questions? Please contact Linda Latham or Chris Buckley at 201-891-0511.
Apartment For Rent
In Wayne: One Bedroom- $750.00 Heat and electricity included.
The apartment is in Preakness Reformed Church, 131 Church Lane Wayne, NJ. Rent is reduced for certain duties such as opening and closing the church on Sunday mornings and making sure the church is locked each evening.
If interested Call Bob at 201-247-9224 or Sharon at 973-694-5481.
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 at 201-891-0511
Sunday Server Sign-Up Sheet; First Quarter 2015
I. Cervantes, G. Nutile
A. & M. Lembo, C. Herrera
I. Cervantes, G. Nutile
A. & M. Lembo, C. Herrera
I. Cervantes, C. Herrera
A. & M. Lembo
G. Nutile, C. Herrera
A. & M. Lembo, I. Cervantes
*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.