Presbyterian Church at Tenafly

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Sunday Morning Schedule

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SUNDAY SCHEDULE

COME TO CHURCH THIS SUNDAY FOR COMMUNION!

*10:00 Worship and Communion – Rev. Lindner will preach on “A Balanced Meal” We will receive gifts for the DEACONS’ FUND. And also donations for the Center for Food Action. The CFA reports a critical shortage in these summer months. Let's do our very best this Sunday to bring canned goods to share with our neighbors in need.

“GROCERY LIST”

Supermarket Gift Cards, Peanut Butter & Jelly, Canned Meat & Canned Tuna, Macaroni & Cheese, Rice/Beans, Hearty Soup, Pasta/Cereal, Spaghetti Sauce, Canned Fruits & Vegetables, Diapers (sizes 4, 5, 6), Infant Formula/Baby Food, Dental Hygiene Products, 100% Juice

MISSION OPPORTUNITY!! Our church is a support church for the Family Promise Homeless Shelter based out of Demarest Methodist Church.   We still need 1 person to stay overnight on Tuesday, August 4. Please consider lending a hand to this worthwhile mission project! If you can help, please contact Jeanne Lambert (201) 722-1662 or the church office ASAP.  Thank you!

SIGN-UP  for the  CHURCH PICNIC following worship this Sunday or call the office – HOLD THE DATE!!! August 16 – following worship on the church lawn (or church house if it rains). At summer’s end come join your church family in an old-fashioned church picnic.  Weather permitting, we will have lawn games with prizes and surprises!  It is a potluck so sign up to bring a salad or dessert.  Hot dogs, veggie burgers and hamburgers will be grilled.  $5 per adult, $3 per child.  Maximum $20 per family. Please sign-up to confirm your attendance.  Thank you!

 REMINDER: We would appreciate it if you send in your pledge before leaving on vacation.  Remember PCAT’s expenses continue even while you’re away!  

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

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Vacation Bible School:  

 

Step through the wardrobe into the magical land of


N A R N I A

 

August 24, 25 and 26

 

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

 

9:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

 

N A R N I A

(The Presbyterian Church at Tenafly)

Pre-K - 6th grade

 

Youth entering 7th grade and older can volunteer to help.

Closing program on Wednesday afternoon 12:15 p.m.

Suggested donation:  $20.00 per child.

For more information, you may contact Sherrie Reilley at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


 

 

Mission Possible 2015

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"Then the righteous will answer him, “Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing? And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you?”  And the king will answer them, “Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these - you did it to me.”

Matthew 25:37-40

Jesus could not speak more clearly than he does in this passage from the Gospel of Matthew. It is when we act in his name to comfort those in need and sorrow that we are most faithful disciples. Indeed, in addition to telling the Gospel story in worship, we are to proclaim God’s love to others through our mission as a central hallmark of our Christian faith and life.

Led by our Mission Committee our Session has dubbed this year as “2015: Mission Possible.” Much as we emphasized Faith and the Arts in 2014 this year we will be redoubling our efforts to live out our faith in Mission. Each month there will be an opportunity to participate in some form of mission. The goal is for each member and friend to have a “hands on” role in mission within this year.

MISSION POSSIBLE 2015

The Presbyterian Church at Tenafly has been serving the Community for 150 years. Our worship services are Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and in the Summer at 10:00 a.m. We provide child care, Sunday school for all ages and wide variety of musical programs and mission to the community.

August—

Monthly food collection on August 2.

Hosting the Homeless Shelter.

Special Mission trip.

September—

Monthly food collection on September 6.

“Table to Table” - Prepare a mailing for hunger outreach program

October—

Monthly food collection on October 4.

CROP Walk—raising funds for Church World Service.

November—

Monthly food collection on November 1.

December—

Monthly food collection on December 6.

Angel Tree—gifts for those in women's shelters.

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The English Conversation/Culture Class started in 1985 is a part of the Special Ministries to the Japanese at our church. We have been providing the English conversation and culture class to Japanese women coming here for a few years due to their husbands' employment

It has been great to provide God's love to help them communicate better and understand the different culture in order for them to live in America comfortably.

ESL class will run in the spring from March 24 until June 2. In the fall, class will meet from September 29 until December 8.

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Each of us – no matter how young or old is invited – to open our hearts to service in Christ’s name as we respond in love to Jesus’ command “Follow Me.”

The ambitious goals of “2015 Mission Possible” are:

1.Strengthen and deepen this congregation’s understanding and active commitment to mission as a central expression of Christian faith and life.

2.Offer opportunities for each member of the congregation to participate in a “hands on” experience of mission within the course of the year adding our time and talent to the commitment of our treasure to mission for the sake of the world.

3.Come to a full understanding of Christian mission in its global, national, regional and local dimensions, providing concrete manifestations of each of these dimensions within the life of the congregation.

4.Establish on-going relationships between the congregation and its mission partners in global, national, regional and local contexts.

As we engage in mission together, let us hold close Jesus’ words “when you did it unto the least of these you did it unto me.”