Presbyterian Church at Tenafly

  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size
PCAT

A Prayer for Orlando

E-mail Print PDF

PRAYER AFTER THE SHOOTING IN ORLANDO

(from PCUSA website)

 

God of life, whose presence sustains us in every circumstance,

As the sound of gunfire echoes across Orlando

we seek the grounding power of your love and compassion.

We open our hearts in anger, sorrow and hope:

For those who have been lost: brothers and sisters, neighbors and friends

Your children, enjoying an evening of music and friendship,

Whose lives were ended or maimed in a hail of hatred and gunfire

We pray for those who have been spared and those whose lives are changed forever

that they may find solace, sustenance, and strength in the hard days to come.

 

PRESBY READERS

E-mail Print PDF

PRESBY READERSwill meet at 4 PM on Sunday, July 10, at the home of Mary Jane Eimer, 93 Magnolia Avenue.  Come and join in the discussion of this fascinating book. If you are interested in history, politics, and medicine (and who isn’t?) you will really enjoy this book.  It promises to be a gripping discussion!

Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President

The extraordinary New York Times bestselling account of James Garfield's rise from poverty to the American presidency, and the dramatic history of his assassination and legacy, from bestselling author of The River of Doubt, Candice Millard.  


James Abram Garfield was one of the most extraordinary men ever elected president. Born into abject poverty, he rose to become a wunderkind scholar, a Civil War hero, a renowned congressman, and a reluctant presidential candidate. Four months later he was shot in the back by a deranged office-seeker. Garfield survived the attack, but became the object of a bitter struggle over his medical care.  The Destiny of the Republic brings alive a forgotten chapter of U.S. history.

 

 

The Pastor's Pen

E-mail Print PDF

SUMMER 2016

                   

All shall give as they are able, according to the blessing of the Lord, your God, that he has given you.”

 

                          Deuteronomy 16:17

 

Our 150th Anniversary Year has gotten off to a wonderful start with at least one anniversary event each month.  We have dug through our history and our artifacts to become better acquainted with our history; joined in joyous worship to celebrate the occasion; our Deacons have refurbished our church house kitchen; we have been blessed with visits from the highest officials in our denomination; our Worship Committee has organized a wonderful series of chapel events for the summer; and, our youth are at work planning a gala church picnic for the Fall.  Through all these activities we have been humbled by the foresight of our founders and the depth of devotion of the generations that followed them in building a church dedicated to proclaiming Christ and serving others in mission.

Indeed, we have been heirs to a great legacy and we are now challenged to provide for the generations that will follow us.  The Session, joined by the Board of Trustees and the Worship Committee, will soon be in touch with you about a capstone project for our 150th Anniversary observance.  They will describe and enlist your participation in the “150th Anniversary Capital Campaign.”

The goals of this campaign are twofold: to replace the carpet in the sanctuary, sprucing up our place of worship; and to rebuild our Major Maintenance Endowment to provide for the continued stewardship of our building and grounds.  The plan is to contribute twice as much to future needs as we spend in upgrading our sanctuary.  We will thereby honor our heritage as well as covenanting with the future.  Our goal is to raise $30,000 in this capital campaign.

My hope is that each of us will prayerfully consider the place and meaning of the church in our lives and contribute as we are able to the future of Christian witness through the Presbyterian Church at Tenafly in the years to come.

 

 

In Faith,

Eileen

 

Our Church

Upcoming Events

Sat Jul 02, 2016 @10:00AM - 01:00PM
AA
Sun Jul 03, 2016 @ 9:15AM -
Choir Rehearsal
Sun Jul 03, 2016 @10:30AM - 10:30AM
Communion Sunday
Thu Jul 07, 2016 @ 8:00PM - 09:30PM
Essence Group - Thursday Evening

Newsflash

PRAYER AFTER THE SHOOTING IN ORLANDO

(from PCUSA website)

 

God of life, whose presence sustains us in every circumstance,

As the sound of gunfire echoes across Orlando

we seek the grounding power of your love and compassion.

We open our hearts in anger, sorrow and hope:

For those who have been lost: brothers and sisters, neighbors and friends

Your children, enjoying an evening of music and friendship,

Whose lives were ended or maimed in a hail of hatred and gunfire

We pray for those who have been spared and those whose lives are changed forever

that they may find solace, sustenance, and strength in the hard days to come.