PREBYTERIAN 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

Wed 8/27 Bible Study Canceled

Mon 9/1 Labor Day-Office Closed

Wed 9/3 Bell Choir Practice 7-8PM

Thu 9/18 Session 7PM

 

Prayer Breakfast Invitation

Mark your calendar for Saturday September 27th. The High Mountain Presbyterian Church will be hosting another Prayer Breakfast with the Grace Methodist Church of Wyckoff. We will be starting at 10am. Please bring a breakfast item to share. Coffee, tea, water and juice will be provided. Please check the PM and the weekly bulletin for more information.


Habitat Update                                                              

Paterson Habitat for Humanity is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. It has built almost 250 homes in the city and also donated over $500,000 overseas, resulting in 450 homes in Kenya, its sister affiliate and another 50 houses in other countries. We are proud to be supporters of this wonderful organization.

CFA Update                                                                 Thanks to all who contributed to the Backpack Program with school supplies for CFA children. Food continues to be needed, especially powdered milk, canned meat, cereal, 100% juice, canned fruits and vegetables. Include CFA on your grocery shopping list.

Faithworks

Classes are in recess throughout September 14th. Activities and games are provided for kids ages 7 to 12. However, children completing 4th grade through high school are encouraged to attend 10:00 am worship together with their families.

This Sunday during our time together we will invite children to find Exodus in their Bibles and read another book of stories about our faith ancestors. We will recall last week’s story about Moses (Exodus 1:8—2:10): a baby who was hidden in a basket in a river, watched over by his sister Miriam, and rescued from the river by the daughter of the Pharaoh of Egypt. This week’s story (Exodus 3:1–15) Moses is a grownup who is married and has a job looking after his father-in-law’s sheep. As we remember these stories we will introduced the children to the meditation practices like finger Labyrinths.
Childcare will be available for children ages 6 and under on the 2nd floor classrooms. Claudia Herrera, Patricia Pastás, and Gianna Nutile are our childcare workers this Sunday.

 

Fall Book Selection

Please join us on September 26 to discuss the next HMPC Book Group selection. Newcomers are always welcome!

Sept. 26 The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

October 24 Longbourn by Jo Baker

 

Bible Study Invitation

A small group of 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 one afternoon - coffee and cookies usually accompany the discussions. Everyone is welcome!

 

Bell Choir Practice

For all Bell Choir members and an invitation to prospective Bell Choir members: Bell Choir practice will resume on Wednesday, September 3 from 7-8PM. Anyone wishing information about joining HMPC Bell Choir may contact Lorna Noonan, Bell Choir Director at 973-650-0047.


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

 

Get Ready to Sing!

HMPC Choir rehearsal begins for the 2014-15 season on Sunday, September 7th at 8:30AM and all are welcome to join! Questions about the choir? Please call Mall Kiil, Music Director, after 9/1/14, at 973-835-8212.

 

       Sunday Server Sign-Up Sheet; Third Quarter 2014

Date

Greeter

Usher

Reader

Hospitality

Faithworks

Childcare

08/31

Gallaghers

T.Noonan

T.Jadick

C.Meslink

Herrera

Amanda & Maddie Lembo

09/07

Aylwards

Guthries

C.Mainardi

 Aylwards

Herrera/ Pastás

I.Cervantes & G. Nutile

09/14

S. Lehman

B. Graham

S. Aylward

    ??

Herrera

A. & M. Lembo/G. Nutile/I. Cervantes

09/21

M. Holt

 P. Harder

L. Peterson

R. Oliver

Herrera/ Pastás

A. & M. Lembo/G. Nutile/I. Cervantes


09/28

 

Mainardis

Bourhills

L. Gassman

L.Dearani

Herrera

A. & M. Lembo/G. 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.   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.