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Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday

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Pancake Supper

The tradition continues as the Family gathers next Tuesday, February 9, from 6:007:30 p.m. for our Annual Pancake Supper. A sign-up sheet is on the kiosk and donations are needed for strawberries and blueberries. Our task force is getting set to go, and if you would like to assist them, please contact the  office at (908) 464-5177 Wednesday

Lent begins next Wednesday, February 10.

We mark the beginning of this time of repentance and renewal with three liturgies:


6:45 a.m. & 12:15 p.m. – Spoken Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes

7:30 p.m. – Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes


Lenten Evening Bible Study – 2/15 through 3/14

lutherOur Lenten Evening Bible study led by Pastor Mac begins on Monday, February 15 and runs through March 14.  As always our classes will meet from 7:30 to 9 and this year’s study is entitled, Luther:  Reluctant Revolutionary.  We will be using as our resource the wonderful PBS presentation of Luther’s life that will help us put his world changing ministry into perspective.  This is a very timely offering as we will be celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017.  This is a wonderful history, but more it is an insightful exploration of the heart of our faith.  We hope you will be able to join us and registration is quick and easy…simply send an email to, sign the sheet on the kiosk or give the office a call at 908-464-5177.  As always, we will be offering supplemental materials to enrich your Lenten journey. And of course, guests are most welcome.

Upcoming Adult Forum Topics

January 3 – Holiday Music Our Adult Forum ministry resumes Sunday at 9:40 with a very special program – Holiday Music with Dr. Girvin. – Join Dr. Girvin for this special music presentation as we continue our Christmas celebration.

January 10 – Our Mission Partners in Newark  Our Mission Partners from St. Stephan’s Grace Community in the Ironbound section of Newark join us to share their journey.

January 17 – Mission Together – Bishop Tracie Bartholomew shares news on our mission in the NJ Snyod and the ELCA.

January 24 – A Mission Plan – Resources for a new year and new opportunities.

January 31 – “2015” – And the gifts, challenges and opportunities we have shared.