To All Church Members, This pandemic has us all home, let’s turn to Jesus, to help us “through the desert” during this time of Lent.
IMPORTANT CHURCH ANNOUNCMENTS:
-> Church Services and any gatherings are cancelled for the month of April.
-> Please check Church Phone & Website every week for updates on re-opening. http://www.fpcstanhope.org/
-> Please continue On-Line Giving – Go to the Tab on our Website http://www.fpcstanhope.org/ Or MAIL IN Pledges.
-> GIVING is greatly needed at this time to pay for on-going expenses. We do not want to make any tough decisions to furlough church employees. PLEASE CONTINUE in your generous spirit.
-> Jim Gardner, of the Food Pantry, needs to hear from those who need food and help. We are here for you or someone you know who needs help. Contact Church Office.
Palm Sunday: Go to Facebook and “like” Andover Presbyterian. They will be hosting a short pre-recorded Palm Sunday Service OR go to Chester Presbyterian webpage to play -pre-recorded services. https://cpcchester.org/
Easter Sunday: Go to Facebook and “like” Andover Presbyterian. They will be hosting a short pre-recorded Easter Service OR go to Chester Presbyterian webpage to play -pre-recorded services. https://cpcchester.org/
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: First Presbyterian Church of Stanhope will be having a CELEBRATION SERVICE - RETURN TO CHURCH, by having a special Easter Service in the future. We are looking forward to: Easter Flowers, Singing from Cantata, Easter Sermon & More. We are always Easter people!
Prayers for smart & safe practices at this time, LORD, HEAR OUR PRAYER
Prayers for all who work to heal others, LORD, HEAR OUR PRAYER
Prayers for our congregation and our ministry, LORD, HEAR OUR PRAYER
Prayers for those suffering from this pandemic, LORD, HEAR OUR PRAYER
God Bless, Stay Healthy
If you have a pastoral emergency, leave a message at the church office (973.347.5142) and call Sue Pedersen, the moderator of the deacons (201.321.9209).
Other announcements -- of on-going ministry and mission:
Our website fpcstanhope.org has current church information on the life of the church. On-line giving is available – click the tab on the left and follow the directions to a secure website managed by the Presbyterian Foundation.
If you have a prayer request for the prayer chain, then contact Barbara Frank – 973.398.3154 / email@example.com
The flowers on Sunday morning are now $15.00 / one arrangement or $25.00 / two arrangements. Please sign up on the flower calendar and fill out a form on the vestibule table. Questions? Call the church office, 973.347.5142
We have on-location, in the back of our parking lot, a clothing drop-off shed. Always open, they will take clothing, shoes, blankets, belts, sheets and stuffed animals but not rags or pillows or household goods. Proceeds help the church!
We go to Manna House on the third and fourth Mondays to help serve the homeless and hungry in the Newton area. If you can help, contact our coordinator, Barbara Noffke, at 908.876.3268 and her email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
PW is knitting blankets for those in need. Contact Carol Barry for guidelines about participating. Knitting or crocheting is required. Carol’s contact info is 973.347.4551 or email@example.com
If you buy gift cards from Great Lakes Scrip Program, the church earns money from each card you purchase. The amount you buy is the amount you get to spend. You may buy cards for prominent retailers by writing a check to the church and giving it to Cris Bream or by signing up at www.shopwithscrip.com Our church’s code is FC1C2471398L8