The Second Reformed Church of Hackensack
Thursday, September 23, 2021

 

 

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It is with a heavy hearts that we must report that the Lord has called Gladys Therkildsen home to glory. She leaves us to be reunited with her beloved husband Carl.
Please keep her family in your prayers. A celebration of Gladys' life will be held at a later date.
Love & Blessings, Pastors Dwayne & Anna Jackson
 

 
 
 
MINI GOLF COMPETITION -  The Fellowship Committee is hosting a fund raiser for Family Promise and it will be an afternoon of fun, fellowship and some competition.  On Sunday, Oct. 3, at 2 pm we will be going to the Mini Golf Course on Paramus Road, Paramus (opposite from Biagio's Restaurant).  The rain date is Sunday, Oct. 10, at 2 pm.  Even if you have never played golf or miniature golf before, come out and try your luck and have some fun with your friends.  Refreshments will be served and a trophy will be given to the person with the lowest score. 
 
Tickets are $7 for ages 55 and over and children under 12.  $10 for adults and children over 12.  The tickets must be purchased at the church and they will be on sale starting Sunday, Sept. 5.  You may also call the church, 201-343-7550, to order your tickets. 
 
Family Promise is an organization that is committed to helping families who are struggling to move forward and become and stay self sufficient.  There are over 500 school-aged children in Bergen County identified as homeless.  The government's response is some form of temporary rental assistance for families, but Family Promise is working with the families for the long haul.  Come out, have some fun, fellowship and help us raise some money for this very worthwhile organization!
 

 
 
We are excited to reopen for worship in our beautiful sanctuary. The first in person service was on Mother’s Day. 
Our thanks to the consistory and staff in helping to take the necessary safety precautions in order to continue providing a worry-free worship space for everyone. As before, we will be guided by the most scientific data, the guidelines and mandates of the CDC, NJ Department of Health and the Word of God.  Masks and social distancing are still the norms. 
 
We will continue to provide online worship for all who are unable or uncomfortable returning because they are in a high risk category, live with or care for those who are in a high risk category or are just not ready to return for reasons of their own. Our weekly email blast will be sent out with the Zoom link and bulletin for that Sunday.
 
We will continue with worship services remotely via our Zoom link, our telephone dial-in, and YouTube channel. 
Make sure to join us on Zoom for Coffee Fellowship at 12:00 noon.
 
To worship remotely, you can do so on the church's YouTube channel where we live stream each Sunday or via our Zoom link. 

 

 Re-watch our Holy Week Services

 
 
 
 
 

 
The annual Year in the Life of Second Reformed video from our Annual Meeting
 
 
 

 
Sermons at Second Reformed 
 
SERMON “Your Most Powerful Muscle” Rev. Dwayne Jackson
NEW TESTAMENT READING: James 3:1-12
GOSPEL READING: Mark 8:27-38
 
 SERMON “Do Unto Others…” Rev. Dwayne Jackson
NEW TESTAMENT READING: James 2:1-17
GOSPEL READING: Mark 7:24-37
 
SERMON A Call to Love Rev. Anna Jackson
OLD TESTAMENT READING: Song of Songs 2:8-13
GOSPEL READING: Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23
 
 
 
SERMON “To Whom Would We Go?” Rev. Anna Jackson
 
OLD TESTAMENT READING: Joshua 24:1-2a, 14-18
GOSPEL READING: John 6:56-69
 SERMON “What Would You Ask For?” Rev. Dwayne Jackson
OLD TESTAMENT READING: 1 Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-14
NEW TESTAMENT READING: Ephesians 5:15-20
 
 
SERMON “Held To A Higher Standard” Rev. Dwayne Jackson
OLD TESTAMENT READING: 2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33
NEW TESTAMENT READING: Ephesians 4:25-32, 5:1-2
GOSPEL READING: John 6:35, 41-51 
 
 
SERMON “A Spiritual Reset” Rev. Anna Jackson
OLD TESTAMENT READINGS: 2 Samuel 11:26 - 12:13a, Psalm 51:1-12
GOSPEL READING: John 6:24-35
 
 
 
SERMON Our Prayer Elder, Dawn Hoffman
OLD TESTAMENT READING: Psalm 145: 10-18
NEW TESTAMENT READING: Ephesians 3:14-21
 
SERMON Inspired by God to be a Shepherd-like Model Leader, Mentor and Caregiver
Rev. Melchior Van Hattem
OLD TESTAMENT READING: Jeremiah 23: 4-6
NEW TESTAMENT READING: Ephesians 2: 19-22
 
SERMON Bearing a Grudge Rev. Jodie Wu
OLD TESTAMENT READING: 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19
GOSPEL READING: Mark 6:14-29 
SERMON “Who Will You Choose?” Rev. Dwayne Jackson
OLD TESTAMENT READING: 2 Samuel 5:1-5
GOSPEL READING: Mark 6:1-13
 
 
SERMON “A Touch of Wholeness” Rev. Anna Jackson
OLD TESTAMENT READING: Psalm 130
GOSPEL READING: Mark 5:21-34
 
SERMON “Following Faithful Fathers” Rev. Dwayne Jackson
OLD TESTAMENT READING: 1 Samuel 17:1-49
 
 
Children's Day 2021
 
 
We Still Need God! Rev. Dwayne Jackson
OLD TESTAMENT READING: 1 Samuel 8:4-20
GOSPEL READING: Mark 3:20-35 
 SERMON God Revealed Rev. Anna Jackson
OLD TESTAMENT READING: Isaiah 6:1-8
GOSPEL READING: John 3:1-17
 
 
SERMON “The Freedom to Live Our Faith Out Loud” Rev. Anna Jackson
NEW TESTAMENT READING: Acts 2:1-21 
 
SERMON “It’s Only Just Begun” Rev. Dwayne Jackson
OLD TESTAMENT READING: Psalm 47:1-9
GOSPEL READING: Acts 1:1-11
 
 
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 SERMON Because She First Loved Me Rev. Dwayne Jackson
OLD TESTAMENT READING: Psalm 98:1-9
GOSPEL READING: John 17:20-26
  

 

Upcoming Events   
Chronological Bible Study meets on Thursdays at 7 p.m. in person and via Zoom. Pastor Dwayne leads the group. 
 

 
ON HOLD FOR NOW!
Adult Learning and Growing Opportunities
Morning Bible Study meets on Tuesdays at 10 a.m.
   beginning September 3rd in the Library. Dewey Walsh will lead the group.
 

Midday Prayer Service gathers on Tuesdays at 12 p.m.
   beginning September 10th in the Chapel. Pastor Anna will lead the service.
 
 

  
Deacon Michelle Hickey did a beautiful job leading us in worship and delivered her sermon on Laity Sunday:
Laity Sunday focuses on the celebration of the ministry of all Christians, especially those who aren't ministers of Word and sacrament. It offers a chance for members of all ages to pause and consider their own unique calling to ministry within the community of believers.
 


 
Second's After School Program
THE AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELED UNTIL STUDENTS RETURN TO SCHOOL
We are creating a warm and welcoming place in which the youth (5th and 6th graders) of Hackensack can grow academically and socially.  If you would like to volunteer, please contact the church office.
 
 

 
 
 


Our ministers, Reverends Anna and Dwayne Jackson
 
 
 

 
 
 
We remember and give thanks for those members of the church who have gone before us to be with the Lord. We are comforted, as the Scriptures remind us, that both in life and in death we belong to the Lord. (Rom. 14:8).
 
 
We pray that God will make complete the union of our departed ones and Himself, and that we might one day share in the same eternal communion. We call to remembrance those members of the church who departed since we last observed All Saints Sunday:
2016 
Frank L. Conley
Charles F. Schneider, Jr.
Lucile Spinelly
Peter G. Banta
Alice Naprstek
2017 
Jackie Metropoulos
Carl Therkildsen
Marie Grumbrecht
George Arnold
Harry Leiding
Marie Lewis
Helen Hirtler
 
2018
Walter Hickey
Walter Miller
Audrey Michel
 
2019
Barbara Hickey
Eugene Hayden
Bill Wilson
John Bilyk
 
2020
Joy Squilanti
Bill Fechtmann
Nancy Younger
Dave Llewellyn
 
2021
Arleen Friel
Arthur G. Hirtler
Pete Ganguzza
Donna Abraham
 
 
 

   

 

Our Food Pantry

 
Our church's food pantry provides food to local families every month. We rely upon the congregation for much needed supplies.
 
If you would like to assist, please find a list of items below that we need. Please bring your donations on the first Sunday of each month. Thank you for your help. 
 
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Facial Tissues
  • Coffee
  • Cereal
  • Tea
  • Canned fruit
  • Bottles water
  • Toiletry items: toothpaste, tooth brushes, soap, shampoo, deodorant, hair conditioner, shaving blades, shaving cream
  • Dinty Moore beef stew or equivalent
  • Small canned hams (note: small hams do not require refrigeration, large hams do!)
  • Fruit drinks (preferably small containers) 
 

 


  

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