The Second Reformed Church of Hackensack
Monday, November 30, 2020



Rediscover the joy of church!


Click here for the Mobile Version of our site.  

 We are once again meeting Sunday mornings at 10:00 in the sanctuary for worship. If you prefer to worship remotely, you can do so on the church's YouTube channel where we live stream each Sunday or via our Zoom link. 

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

Sermons at Second Reformed 
Sermon “You Are Not Alone” Rev. Dwayne Jackson
Gospel: Matthew 25:31-46
SERMON “May the Joy of the Lord Rise Among Us” Rev. Anna Jackson
GOSPEL READING: Matthew 25:14-30
Sermon "How Will You Serve the Lord?" Rev. Dwayne Jackson
Sermon “Running with Hands Stretched Out” Rev. Anna Jackson
New Testament Reading: Hebrews 12:1-2
Sermon “Living God's Greatest Commandment” Rev. Dwayne Jackson
OLD TESTAMENT READING: Leviticus 19:1-2, 15-18 GOSPEL READING: Matthew 22:34-46
Old Testament Reading: Exodus 33:12-23     New Testament Reading: 1 Corinthians 13:1-13
Sermon “It’s a Question of Belonging” Rev. Anna Jackson
OLD TESTAMENT READING: Psalm 23:1-6     NEW TESTAMENT READING: Philippians 4:1-9
GOSPEL READING: Matthew 5:1-12     SERMON "What Side Are You On?" Rev. Dwayne Jackson
New Testament Lesson: Galatians 3:23-29
Sermon “Come, Eat and Remember” Rev. Anna Jackson
SERMON: What Do Your Actions Say? Rev. Dwayne Jackson
SCRIPTURE: Matthew 20:1-16
SERMON: "Grace and Mercy" Rev. Anna Jackson
SERMON “We’re Still Together” Rev. Dwayne L. Jackson
SCRIPTURE LESSON Gospel Reading: Matthew 18:15-35
SERMON “Don’t Just Walk Away”     Rev. Anna Jackson
SCRIPTURE LESSON Old Testament Reading: Exodus 3:1â€Â15 New Testament Reading: Romans 12:9â€Â21
SERMON “Love in Action” Rev. Dwayne Jackson
SERMON “Where Are You, God?” Rev. Anna Jackson
Old Testament Reading: Exodus 1:8â€Â2:10
New Testament Reading: Romans 12:1â€Â8
Gospel Reading: Matthew 16:13â€Â20
“Stubborn Faith” Rev. James Brumm
Old Testament Reading: Genesis 32:3â€Â31, 33:1â€Â12
SERMON “Belief in the Storm” Rev. Dr. Cynthia Holderâ€ÂRich
Old Testament Reading: Psalm 85     Gospel Reading: Matthew 14:22â€Â33
SERMON “What’s On the Menu?” Rev. Dwayne Jackson
Old Testament Reading: Isaiah 55:1-5     New Testament Reading: Matthew 14:13-21
 SERMON    “Gathered in the Arms of Jesus”     Rev. Anna Jackson
SCRIPTURE LESSON     Gospel Reading: Mark 10:13-15
SERMON “When All Else Fails, Pray!” Rev. Dwayne Jackson
SCRIPTURE LESSON Gospel Reading: Matthew 26:36-46
The Rev. Dwayne Jackson preaches his sermon "It's Still Easter" on Easter Sunday 2020
Scripture readings: Colossians 3:1-4 and John 20:1-18
Brass Preludes
Our Chancel Choir sings Handel's Hallelujah Chorus

Our Good Friday Ecumenical Service featuring guest clergy preaching on the Seven Last Words.
The latest A Year in the Life of Second Reformed is now live on our YouTube channel


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

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
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.


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:
Frank L. Conley
Charles F. Schneider, Jr.
Lucile Spinelly
Peter G. Banta
Alice Naprstek
Jackie Metropoulos
Carl Therkildsen
Marie Grumbrecht
George Arnold
Harry Leiding
Marie Lewis
Helen Hirtler
Walter Hickey
Walter Miller
Audrey Michel
Barbara Hickey
Eugene Hayden
Bill Wilson
John Bilyk
Joy Squilanti
Bill Fechtmann
Nancy Younger



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) 



 The Tower News Wants To Hear From YOU

Would you like to share your reflections of the music program here at The Second Reformed Church? Send an email to

or leave a note in The Tower News mailbox found next to the church office.

See our Facebook pageFollow us on TwitterFollow us on Twitter 




 New Updates!
Musical Selections      Recent Sermons     

Stained Glass Window Rededication     Angel Window Restoration

Our Media Channel on Ezekiel-TV     The Upper Room Daily Reflections     Words of Hope