Presbyterian Church at Tenafly

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Presbyterian Church at Tenafly

55 Magnolia Avenue
Tenafly, NJ 07670
Fax: 201-567-0529
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Rev. Dr. Eileen W. Lindner, Senior Pastor

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For the 14th year, the Presbyterian Church at Tenafly will once again offer a night of grand entertainment as our own Co-Producers Ann Van Cleave and Cathy Coppolino present “Pennies For Heaven . . . . And All That Jazz.” This year’s whimsical subtitle suggests that jazzy Broadway numbers will make a star performance.  The date is Sunday, November 23 at 7:30 PM in the sanctuary.

This year will find performances not only by our gifted PCAT members and their friends, but also some guest musical ensembles and a very special “Encore for Peace,” as we dedicate a portion of the proceeds to a ministry of Reconciliation in Southern Sudan, a nation still reeling from a civil war which killed 2 million Sudanese and displaced 4 million more. (The current motion picture “The Good Lie” offers insight into this tragic conflict and its human toll.) 

You will be hearing much more about the program for the evening, including the details of the great prizes in our raffle.  Now is the time to help prepare by:  holding the date and buying admission tickets for you and your friends, encouraging your neighbors, professional acquaintances and strangers to come, help publicize the event by picking up posters at the office and posting them at your grocery, dry cleaner, or in your car window, buy raffle tickets and peddle them to everyone you know! 

Special help is needed in working with production Coordinator Karen Baron to help publicize the event, sell ads for the program to local businesses, provide snacks for entertainers, serve as ushers, or work with the youth in selling refreshments during intermission.  This event is a joy to all of us and to our community. Its proceeds support our ministries here and across the world.  We all need to give it our best support! 

Contact Karen or Cecy in the office:   LEND A HAND . . . AND ALL THAT JAZZ!

Tickets are now available at the church office (9am-4pm Monday – Friday) for $10 Seniors/Students, $20 General Admission, and $50 Preferred Seating. Also available are chances in a raffle featuring Broadway theater tickets for first and second prize at $5 per chance. The drawing will be during intermission on Nov. 23.




Tenafly Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

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Tenafly Interfaith Thanksgiving Service 




Tuesday, November 25 at 7:30 p.m. - Come join with members of our community as we gather at Temple Sinai (1 Engle Street, Tenafly) to join in an interfaith service of prayer, singing and thanks giving. Our own bell choir will play. All ages are welcome. Please bring canned food or grocery store gift cards for donation to the Center for Food Action.






The Pastor's Pen

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Advent 2014


This week’s sharp drop in temperature has signaled the change of season . The leaves all around us provide visual testimony that winter, with all its blessings and challenges, is on its way. If you need more convincing that the “holiday season” is waiting in the wings, this edition of our PCAT Newsletter offers ample evidence.

In the pages that follow there are opportunities for fellowship, service, study and mission. In the days ahead you can join others to sing, ring, pray, decorate, cook, worship with children, youth or older adults. For your sake and ours, I hope that you will be present with your church family during Advent and Christmas. The poet Madeleine L’Engle opens her poem “First Coming” with these words: “He did not wait till the world was ready …” In a real sense we can’t get “ready” for God’s Advent into our lives, but we can anticipate it and join in. The poet concludes her poem: “He came with Love: Rejoice! Rejoice!” May we do the same.


“First Coming”

by Madeleine L’Engle

He did not wait till the world was ready,
till men and nations were at peace.
He came when the Heavens were unsteady,
and prisoners cried out for release.


He did not wait for the perfect time.
He came when the need was deep and great.
He dined with sinners in all their grime,
turned water into wine.


He did not wait till hearts were pure.
In joy he came to a tarnished world of sin and doubt.
To a world like ours, of anguished shame
he came, and his Light would not go out.


He came to a world which did not mesh,
to heal its tangles, shield its scorn.
In the mystery of the Word made Flesh
the Maker of the stars was born.


We cannot wait till the world is sane
to raise our songs with joyful voice,
for to share our grief, to touch our pain,
He came with Love: Rejoice! Rejoice!



In Faith for this Season,


Senior Pastor