The Second Reformed Church of Hackensack
Tuesday, December 18, 2018

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Condolences to the Rabadan family on the passing Karen's husband Jack. 
Please keep their family in your prayers.

 
Blue Christmas/ Longest Night Service
 
On December 21st, at 8:00 p.m., on the longest night of the year, we acknowledge that the Christmas season is one of sorrow and pain for many. Through music, a litany of remembrance, candle lighting, intercessory prayer and a message of hope, we will make space to share our hurts with God and open our hearts to the light God has promised us in Jesus Christ. 
 
Whether you are feeling a special need to comfort this season or wish to worship in love and solidarity with others, you are invited to come together with our brothers and sisters from First Reformed Church of Hasbrouck Heights.
 
 

 
CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS EVE LESSONS AND CAROLS SERVICE
 
December 24, 2018 at 8:00 PM

 
Our Annual Christmas Concert was on Sunday December 2, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. 
 

 
See this year's A Year in the Life of Second Reformed on our YouTube Channel
 

 
We were saddened to hear of the passing of Audrey Michel on Saturday November 24th. 
For many of us Audrey was the first person to welcome us to Second Reformed.
She will be sorely missed.
A Memorial Service honoring Audrey's life will be held at the church on Saturday January 5th at 11 a.m.
 
 

 
 
 
Thanks to Brian Tricoli for sharing his wonderful talent by playing several pieces for us for solo handbells.
 

 
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.
 


Upcoming Events 
Morning Bible Study
The morning bible study group meets in the Library every Tuesday at 10 a.m.  We hope you will come.
 
Noon time Prayer Service
Join us for a time of prayer and conversation with God Tuesday's in the Chapel.  We hope to see you there!
 
Chronological Bible Study
Thursday's at 7 p.m., where we will begin with Exodus 8:20.  We look forward to seeing everyone at this weekly event. Everyone is welcome to bring a friend.
 
Second's After School Program
We covet your prayers for the grand opening of our After School program on September 17.  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.
 
Discipleship Discussion Series
Many people yearn to have a closer relationship with God and experience their faith in a deeper, more profound way.  In the book, Courage to Pray, Dr. William Brownson inspires us to invest ourselves in prayer and the joy in our growing experience of God Almighty.  The group will meet at 11:30 a.m. on September 23, October 7, 14, 21, November 4, 11, and 25.  Bagels will be served.  Books are available for $10.  Or you may download a free pdf version of the book
 
 
 

 
 
 


Our ministers, Reverends Anna and Dwayne Jackson
 
 
 

 
Wishing Reverend Roland Ratmeyer well on his last Sunday at Second Reformed. Thanks for being a good shepherd to us.
We will really miss you and Una.
 
 
 
 
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
 

   

 

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 refrideration, large hams do!)
  • Fruit drinks (preferably small containers) 
 

 


  

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