PRESBYTERIAN MESSENGER

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                   

                  Sanctuary 12-1:30PM

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 jllrd4@gmail.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.

 

Mission Dinner

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.

  

Ḟaithworks 

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.

 

                 Sunday Server Sign-Up Sheet; Fourth Quarter 2016

Date

Greeter

Reader

Communion

Hospitality

Faithworks

Childcare

10/02

M.Castaldo

M. Meek

T. Jadick

D. Loukos Pot Luck Luncheon

Patricia Pastas

Tyler, Paige & Natalia

10/09

S. Lehmann

M. Carbone

 

R. Oliver

Patricia Pastas

Paige & Iggy

10/16

D. Bourhill

M. Holt

 

C. Meslink

Patricia Pastas

Claudia, Tyler & Natalia

10/23

T. Noonan

L. Gassman

 

Castaldos

Patricia Pastas

Iggy & Paige

10/30

D. Bourhill

L. Peterson-Kilgore

 

M. Carbone

Patricia Pastas

Iggy & Tyler

11/06

Worralls

L. Noonan

A.Luddington-Cantor

S. Dirringer

Patricia Pastas

Paige & Natalia

11/13

E. Olsson

T. Jadick

 

F. Auld

Patricia Pastas

Claudia & Tyler

11/20

B. Graham

B. Fernstrom

 

G. Thornton Stewardship Sunday

Patricia Pastas

Claudia & Paige

11/27

D. Loukos

A.Luddington-Cantor

 

Fernandez-Chousal

Patricia Pastas

Iggy & Natalia

12/04

W. McColl

M. McColl

C. Marcus

M. & G. Huntington

Patricia Pastas

Iggy & Paige

12/11

P. Harder

C. Rizzo

 

Aylwards

Patricia Pastas

Iggy, Tyler & Natalia

12/18

C. Meslink

L. Dearani

 

Graham-Harder

Patricia Pastas

Claudia & Paige

12/24

8PM

T. Jadick Christmas Eve

F. Auld

 

 

 

 

 

12/25

10AM

Aylwards

Christmas Day

S. Aylward

 

 

Patricia Pastas

Claudia & Paige

*Assigned families can decide who will be reader. Please inform Chris who is reading one week before you are scheduled. 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 and we can add you to the list. Thank you for your kindness and generosity in assisting with the church service.