From the October 12, 2008 Sunday bulletin notes
Scroll to the bottom of the notes for This Week's Schedule and the cartoon which is taken from www.agnusday.org
Party (Part 2) will be held on Sat., Oct. 25th at 9:00 a.m. This time, we
will be tackling the Education Building. The paining of the church was
accomplished with the help of so many volunteers. Let’s accomplish this
task just as easily. Please sign up in the narthex.
of this bulletin are available from the ushers.
We Gather: Scripture
reminds us that every Sunday is a 'little' Easter, a celebration of
resurrection and new life in Christ Jesus. God alone lifts the veil of
death and forever sets before us-former prodigals, rebels, and sinners-a
heavenly feast of eternal nourishment where the Lamb of God is the
heavenly host, guest, and feast! It
is a wedding banquet beyond compare!
Richard Paynter; 10/15 Anthony Bracco, Jeanne Ernst, Dennis Schwartz;
10/16 Anne Cullen, Connor Kalafsky, Alexander Weiss; 10/17 Martha Haste,
Shalitza Quiles, Ross Rogers; 10/18 Nicole DeFrancesco, Theresa Tanney.
on the altar are
given to the glory of God by the Blacks, in celebration of Billy and
Edna’s 28th wedding anniversary.
Sunday school program is in need of substitute teachers for all grades.
Teen confirmands are also needed as helpers. Please consider volunteering
for our Children’s Ministry.
Elders Meeting is
scheduled for today, Sun. Oct. 12th. Please make every effort to attend.
Board of Directors Meeting will be held next Sunday, Oct. 19th in the Meeting Room.
would like to invite the ladies of our church to attend the LWML
Fall Rally on Sun., October 19th. Registration begins at
There will be a short
worship service led by Pastor Phil and Pastor Steinbronn will be our guest
speaker, followed by a Buffet Dinner. If you plan on attending the dinner,
lease call Anne Cullen at 732-363-4816. LWML members from the Raritan
Valley Zone have been invited to be with us for this special day. We hope
you can join us for an afternoon of fellowship and inspiration.
Band News: Our
music director, Dusty Micale is looking for anyone that knows how to play
acoustic guitar. Please contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 732-431-2905.
of Peace Campfire Cookout has been
temporarily postponed. The new date will be announced.
our senior citizen parishioners, living in Freehold, is in
need of a ride to church. If you can be of assistance, please let Pastor
service, Mia Lynn
Thompson, daughter of Jeffrey Thompson and Danielle Soden. Her sponsors
were Joanna Soden and Jeffrey Thompson. We ask for God’s continued
blessings on Mia and her family.
Party (Part 2) will
be held on Sat., Oct. 25th at
This time, we will be
Youth Group will be sponsoring a luncheon and small gift auction on
Sunday, Oct. 26th, which is Reformation Sunday. All profits from the
luncheon will be donated to Matt Theriault to help with the costs of his
Seminary education. The cost of the luncheon will be $15 which includes
your entry into the door prize. Tickets for the gift auction will be sold
at the door and after services starting Sunday, October 5th. A volunteer
sign-up sheet will be posted in the narthex. Please look for additional
information in your mailbox. If you have any questions, please contact
Denise Abdul-Malak at 732-840-3883.
your calendars for Vision Sunday, Nov.9th! During
the sermon, Pastor Phil and several of your church leaders will present a
vision for our church, past, present and future. Please plan on attending
service. God bless you
Youth Group has started collecting items for Operation Christmas
Child. They are in need of small toys, personal grooming items and
school supplies, small enough to fit in shoe boxes, for girls and boys.
Empty shoeboxes are also needed. If you would like to make a donation for
postage, that would be appreciated. Please leave all donations clearly
marked in the church narthex and thank you.
Adult Bible Study, and Sunday School at
for your Caring Christians Form in your mailboxes. We are
looking to identify those members/friends who may be able to serve in
various capacities and/or who would be interested in participating in
various groups. Please call Lucille Tanguay at 732-363-2527 if you have
requesting donations of non-perishable food and/or supermarket gift
cards on an ongoing basis for needy families. (This
is different from our Joshua House donations.) Please put all donations in
the white barrel located in the narthex or give them to Pastor Phil.
place any bulletin board submissions in the box located on
the office table. Be sure to include your name and phone number.
note that both Pastor Phil and the church office have new
school is collecting plastic lids from coffee cans in order
to make Christmas ornaments. Please place the plastic lids
in the Larsen-Haren mailbox. Call Susan Larsen-Haren at 732-833-0399 with
in need of a Chairperson to head up the Decorating
Committee. Responsibilities include contacting committee members,
prior to the holiday season, and notifying them of the date to decorate or
un-decorate the church. Responsibilities also include helping to organize
the decorations that are stored in the choir loft. Please call the church
office at 732-363-0732 if you can help.
anyone would like to do the readings during services, please look for our
sign up sheet in the narthex.
Midweek Bible Study classes and Wednesday Evening Bible Study classes have
resumed. Please join us on Tuesdays at
for our discussions on
Colossians and on Wednesdays at
for our discussions on
the gospel according to Matthew.
those parishioners who request it, we offer gluten-free Communion
wafers at our worship services.
looking for more volunteers to join the altar guild and
usher team. Their quarterly schedules are set up on a
rotating basis. The altar guild contact is Lisa Tess at 732-905-0687 and
the usher team contact is Tarek Abdul-Malak at 732-840-3883.
in to The Lutheran Hour next Sunday at
on WMCA, AM 570, (if
you can’t get to church.)
verify that your contact information is correct on the phone
list and if you need to change or add any information, contact Maria at
supervised nursery, organized by Cindy Palladino, is in need of volunteers during the
contact her at 732-905-7862 or at email@example.com if you can help
are many different ways to remember your church. The best way for you
depends upon your circumstances and your intentions. Please remember
are expanding our recycling fundraiser! In addition to collecting used cell phones, ink cartridges
and laser printer toner cartridges, we are now accepting DVD’s, digital
cameras, GPS devices, digital picture frames, laptops (no PC’s),
portable DVD players, MP3 players and video game consoles (no video
cartridges). Look the poster which lists all allowed items and please put
them under the table in the back of the narthex.
Matarazzo’s office hours are
Monday to Thursday.
Pastor will make visits in the afternoons and Friday will be Pastor’s
day off. Evening or Saturday appointments will be available-please call to
schedule an appointment. His home number is 732-929-9095 and his e-mail at
church is firstname.lastname@example.org.
in Sunday School students
studied Deborah, one of the Old Testament judges. Through Deborah, Barak,
and Jael, God brought about victory for His people and freed them from
cruel oppression; through Christ’s death on the cross, God brought about
our victory and freed us from sin, death, and the devil. Parents could
ask, “How did God use Deborah to help His people? How does God help His
Group needs adults and confirmed youth who would like to
run/organize an activity. In the near future we would like to run a
scavenger hunt. If interested, please talk to Denise Abdul-Malak or Trish
one of seven area churches that contributes to Joshua House in
Farmingdale. While we have been very generous with our clothing donations,
they are in need of non-perishable food for their weekly
distribution to families in need. If you would like to make a donation,
please drop it off in the “house shaped” receptacle bin in the
write prayer requests on the cards found in the flower book
on the narthex stand. Feel free to pass them to an usher. Thank-you.
Parish Hall is available for rental for birthday or anniversary parties, showers, etc. Please
call the church office at 732-363-0732 to check available times and dates.
us keep in touch! Go
to our web site, www.princeofpeacehowellnj.org, and click on the Yahoo
Groups button and follow the instructions to join our group or you can go
directly to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/popchurch/.
You don’t have to change your email address to Yahoo! The more people in
the Group, the fewer times emails have to be sent out to cover the
on sale in the Narthex. Please check out the variety of healthy snack
items and support our church with your purchases.
Fair Trade Coffee & Tea is offered in the
narthex. Each purchase allows you to enjoy a nice cup of morning coffee or
tea while being a good steward for others. All profits go to farmers
through Lutheran World Relief. Contact Lucille Tanguay at 732-363-2527 or
at email@example.com with any questions.
you find it helpful to have your offerings taken from your bank account as
you do other monthly drafts? Thrivent Financial for Lutherans sponsors Simply
Giving®, in which offerings are transferred
electronically to the church’s account. For those who travel, this is
particularly helpful in keeping up with their intended offerings, and it
will keep you from having to make up the difference later. Simply fill one
out and turn it in to the office.
Lutherans for Life: “I encourage my children to be proud of their
adoption because that is part of God’s plan for their lives. They are no
different than anyone else. They are not mistakes that were given away.
God knew my children before the world began, they are precious to Him. He
ordained every one of their days before one of them came to be. Christ
died for them as he died for all people . . . be alert, be sensitive . . .
Speak out and make a difference for adoption!” Diane E. Schroeder,
president of Lutherans For Life. Visit: www.lutheransforlife.org /
This Week's Schedule
Cartoon taken from www.agnusday.org
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