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TO WORSHIP with us. The church building and Parish Hall are wheelchair accessible. All three buildings are smoke-free. The sanctuary has an adjoining room with one-way glass and piped-in sound for families with restless children. There's an adult-supervised nursery (with walkie-talkie contact to the ushers) during the 10:15 a.m. Sunday service in the Education Building throughout the school year. Restrooms in the church are equipped with changing tables.
TO SUNDAY SCHOOL: During the school
year, three-year-olds through Sixth Graders meet during the 9:00
a.m. education hour. Confirmation classes and
youth/adult Bible classes meet at the same time.
TO THE YOUTH GROUPS: Teens in Seventh
Grade and up meet monthly as the POP Teens for service and social events. Often their
events include other congregations in the area, and they are always planning
trips for fun and recreation. Pre-teens meet as the Jr. Youth Group, focusing on
establishing friendships within the congregation. To contact Counselor Denise Abdul-Malak phone the
TO OUR SOCIAL MINISTRY: We are one of eight congregations in the area working
together as Joshua House in Farmingdale. It provides food, clothing, baby items
and some furniture to less fortunate families. We recently joined the Ocean
County Interfaith Hospitality Network, which provides temporary housing and
support for homeless families; the goal is to enable them to find apartments and
independence. We are also linked to other Lutheran
congregations in the state through Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey. To
find out more, go to their Web site.
TO OUR MUSIC PROGRAM: Do you sing, play an
instrument, or have directing ability? We have three musical groups: The Senior Choir,
led by Alyn Heim; our Handbell Choir, led by Alexandra
Hildebrand; and our Youth
Choir, led by Vincent Wernerspach. Each usually adds to worship about
once a month.
TO THE BOWLING TEAM: Knocking over pins with balls is the excuse some members
have for weekly socializing. They are part of the mixed Church League which bowls
each Monday during the regular season at Howell Lanes. Contact Ken French, 905-6799.
TO THE WOMEN’S SOCIETY: You can be a part of the life of the Church beyond
our congregation by joining the Women’s Society. Each month the ladies
gather to review progress and plan projects such as New Eyes for the Needy
(which recycles eyeglasses), mite boxes (collected coins to fund ministries
in New Jersey and around the world), and fund-raisers for the congregation’s
special needs. There is also time for devotions, food, fellowship, and
programs of interest.
TO THE ALTAR GUILD: If you enjoy seeing worship done well, the Altar Guild
is the place for you. Members prepare the altar, candles, and sacramental
ware. They set out books, give flowers to donors, change paraments, and
clean appointments. Their work is the necessary but overlooked preparation
for worship to be enjoyable and meaningful. Contact Dir. Lisa Tess, 732-905-0687,
for more details.
TO THE USHERING STAFF: Do you like to make people feel at home? There’s a place for you on our ushering staff. Rotating monthly, teams greet worshipers, provide assistance, receive offerings, and usher to communion (among other duties). See usher captains to join a team.
TO THE TELLERS LIST: Members balance the offerings and send reports on to our secretary for data entry and treasurer for bill paying. This is one job you can do simply by staying after church on Sunday morning!
TO THE LECTOR LIST: Members read the first two lessons for services at which there
is no Elder. If you can read and speak clearly, the lectern is the place
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