The Second Reformed Church of Hackensack
Saturday, May 15, 2021



Rediscover the joy of church!


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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 Because She First Loved Me Rev. Dwayne Jackson
GOSPEL READING: John 17:20-26
Cultivating Love Rev. Anna Jackson
New Testament Reading: 1 John 4:7-21
Gospel Reading: John 15:1-17
Our Constant Companion Rev. Dwayne Jackson
Old Testament Reading: Psalm 23:1-6
Gospel Reading: John 10:11‚Äč-18
SERMON Resurrection Witnesses Rev. Anna Jackson
Gospel Luke 24:36b-48 
SERMON “Peace Be With You!” Rev. Dwayne Jackson
Old Testament Reading: Psalm 133:1-3
Gospel Reading: John 20:19-31
EASTER SUNDAY SERMON "Just When You Think It's Over" Rev. Anna Jackson
GOSPEL READING: John 20:1-18
SERMON “What Were They Expecting?” Rev. Dwayne Jackson
Old Testament Reading: Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29
Gospel Reading: Mark 11:1-11


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 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
Dave Llewellyn
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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