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Dear Members and Friends,

Last Sunday we installed our final Deacons (Gloria Newson and Martha Soccio), and Elder (Matt Hansen) for their new active leadership. We thank you for your service!

This Sunday we will be celebrating the Baptism of Maeve Marilyn Hester, daughter of Samantha and Jack Hester, Sr.

We also enjoyed solos by Herman Barkwood and Ralph Wallace. Thanks to both!

Easter flowers may be ordered using the form included in the bulletin, or you may call the church office. The cost will be $15. Lilies, Tulips, and Daffodils will be ordered. Last Day to order is March 31st.

Pastor Peter and Carol Barry participated in the zoom Presbytery meeting Tuesday night. During the meeting Presbytery approved the request of the Ogden Memorial Church in Chatham to have the Rev. Kathi Heath become their installed pastor . Later in the meeting we remembered in prayer elders of the presbytery who passed away in 2022, a list that included Kathi’s father, Frank Schomp. A third blessing was that while the group of almost 100 participants was randomly put into “break-out” groups of 5, Carol and Kathi wound up in the same group. The question for discussion was who has been most inspirational to your church or to you personally. Kathi very emotionally spoke that, for her it was her father, who had been an elder in our church, and that he was the reason she became a pastor. Great testament for 2 proud members of Stanhope Pres!


Palm Sunday – April 2nd

Cantata dress rehearsal – April 5th - Wednesday, 6:30pm

Maundy Thursday Service – April 6th at 7p Celebration of the Lord’s Supper

Good Friday – April 7th

Interdenominational Cross Walk at 11 am

Worship and Cantata at 7pm

Easter Sunday – April 9th

Sunrise Service, 7am at Musconetcong Ave. Park.

Worship at 9:30am

Spaghetti Dinner – April 15th

If you would like to watch the 9:30am service live, please use the following link: www.facebook.com/107154024348613

-> Please check Church Phone & Website every week for updates 


-> GIVING is greatly needed at this time to pay for on-going expenses. PLEASE CONTINUE in your generous spirit.  To give - Go to the Tab "On-Line Giving" on our Website http://www.fpcstanhope.org/     Or MAIL IN Pledges.

If you have a pastoral emergency, leave a message at the church office (973.347.5142)

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 / bschimpf13@hotmail.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 go to Manna House on the fourth Mondays to help serve the homeless and hungry in the Newton area. If you can help, contact Carol Barry or Lisa Davenport.

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 lakefront70@aol.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