The Second Reformed Church of Hackensack
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Rediscover the joy of church!


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Chronological Bible Study: Chronological Bible Study will being Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome.
Sunday Inspirational Reading: Come and join Pastor Dwayne for the Sunday Inspirational Reading following coffee hour.
Afternoon Prayer: Weekly, beginning Tuesday September 19, 2017, we will have afternoon prayer in the chapel at 12:00 p.m.
Please be aware that the Friday Evening Prayers in our Chapel have been cancelled until further notice.

Relief for the Texas Recovery Effort: Please consider supporting the relief efforts of the Reformed Church in response to the devastating hurricane in South Texas. RCA Global Mission is teaming up with World Renew Disaster Response Services.
To make your donation count toward our church's benevolence, you may make your check payable to:
Second Reformed Church
writing "Hurricane Harvey" on the memo line and place it in the offering plate.
May God bless you in your giving.

Upcoming Events
October 1st at 3 p.m. Favrile, Fonts, and Foundations - Sunday Seminar Encore Talk
Have you ever looked up on Sunday morning and been dazzled by the beauty of our stained glass windows? Or have you wondered how our Congregation and church building came to be? 
Join us for our October 1st Sunday Seminar at 3PM "Favrile, Fonts, and Foundations - A History of Second Reformed Church & Its Tiffany Stained Glass Windows". 
Dinner to be served following talk and tour. Sign up sheet on the action table and any questions can be directed to Michelle Hickey.

October 29th Special Musical Guest Brian A. Tricoli
The Second Reformed Church is pleased to welcome Brian Tricoli as a guest musician during our regular Sunday morning service on October 29th.
Brian A. Tricoli started ringing handbells when he joined his first handbell choir in 1994.  After many years of learning and performing with bell choirs, Brian expanded into the technique of solo handbell performance in 2012.  As a soloist, Brian has performed at various church services, fundraisers, nursing homes, concerts, and private events in NJ, NY, and PA on his 2012 set of 37-Schulmerich handbells.  In early 2015, Brian added an additional set of 39-Malmark Cymbells to his collection in order to enhance his musical performances.  Now equipped with 76 bronze bells, Brian hopes to bring joy and beauty of handbell music to a wider assortment of audiences.  Currently Brian rings as a founding member with Jersey Jubilation Handbell Choir and with the Westminsters at West Side Presbyterian Church, both based in Ridgewood, NJ.  In addition to working for the Passaic County Sheriff Dept. as a Security Officer and EMT, Brian enjoys photography, the outdoors, and spending time with family.

We welcome our new 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.
So proud of our kids for another wonderful Children's Day. Thanks for teaching us how to get our ticket on The Heavenly Express.


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




Our Food Pantry is in need of canned vegetables, paper towels, cleaning supplies & toiletries. For the moment, they do not need pasta, macaroni or canned soups. 

Take advantage of the Can-Can sales to buy in bulk and donate some items to our Food Pantry.
Donations are collected on the first Sunday of each month.



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