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First Presbyterian Church of Sussex

Last updated 04/19/15

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The Deacons’ Fund for April will go to Harvest House, our local soup kitchenPlease give generously!

A Covered Dish Potluck Luncheon will be held Sunday, April 19th, following our worship service.  Please look through your recipes and mark your calendars to join us for great food and fellowship.  A sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board in the Fellowship Room for you to use.  Please call Lois Wright (973-875-3555) if you have any questions

Gathered in Prayer:  In preparation for the coming of the Holy Spirit, the disciples and followers of Jesus were constantly devoting themselves to prayer. (Acts 1:14).  In preparation for Pentecost, each Wednesday at 6 p.m., we will be devoting ourselves to prayer. Please join us in the sanctuary, and all are welcome.

Walking to Jerusalem:  We will reach Jerusalem by Pentecost, May 24th.  Please hand in your mileage each week.

Clean Out Your Closets!!!:  The Indoor Yard Sale will be held Thursday, April 20th, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; and Friday, May 1st, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Yard Sale items may be dropped off Sunday, April 26th, 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; Monday, April 27th through Wednesday, April 29th, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Please, no clothing, typewriters, or old TV’s.

Buildings & Grounds:  Our spring clean-up day will be held Saturday, May 2nd, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  We need everyone’s help with raking, seeding, fertilizing, as well as blowing the debris from the parking lot and moving dirt from the upper parking lot.  Please come and help.  If you can’t come that day, please come at a later time and do some work.  Rain date for the clean-up will be Saturday, May 9th—same time, same place, just a different date!  Thanks!  Remember, many hands make light work!

PresbySeniors – It’s Lilac Time:  We’re looking forward to a garden tour—and welcomed scents and sights of long-awaited spring!  Reservations are waiting for us at our NJ State Botanical Garden at Ringwood State Park.  On Wednesday, May 13th (rain date May 14th), a private tour of their Lilac Gardens is scheduled for 11:00 a.m.  Cost: $7/person.  Barbara and Lois need a count and your money (refundable) before May 1st.  Please RSVP yea or nay.  Carpoolers will meet in the church parking lot at 10:00 a.m.  We can lunch in their Carriage House.  Suggestions welcomed for either our own bag lunches, or we can sign up for dishes to share there, or another option – for an outside restaurant.  Give us your input.  Our NJ Botanical Garden is a beautiful place.  See their lilac brochure on the fellowship room bulletin board.  Check it out at www.njbg.org.

Racism Conversation:  On Saturday, April 25th, the Presbytery is presenting a conversation about racism.  The Rev. Alonzo Johnson will be facilitating a conversation about “The New Jim Crow”, the massive incarceration of young African American men, at the Wharton United Community Church from 9-11:30 a.m. (coffee and bagels at 9 a.m., conversation 9:30-11:30 a.m.).  Anyone who wants to learn more or wants to engage in more conversation is invited.  Please RSVP by April 23rd to office@newtonpresbytery.org.

Growing in Faith Together:  On Sunday, April 26th, the Presbytery is presenting a workshop called, “Growing in Faith Together”, in Chester at 2:00 p.m.  Jeanne Radak, Presbytery Leader, writes:  Often I am asked in some form “how do we dare to step beyond our doors into the world to do the ministry God is calling us to do?”  Here is an opportunity to engage church leaders in what needs to happen to be involved in the world around them.  Please make sure to RSVP by April 22nd at office@newtonpresbytery.org.  Carpooling can be arranged.  Check out http://newtonpresbytery.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/50/2015/03/April-26-2015-Growing-In-Faith-Together-Community-Presbyerian-Church-Chester.pdf.

21 Unionville Avenue

Sussex, NJ 07461


(973) 875-4760



Worship Service: 10:30 am

Rev. Amy Lawrence Pastor

(973) 534-7479 - cell






Chancel Flowers:

 Joanne Cosh

(973) 875—2204 

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This Week’s Schedule










Tuesday,  April 21st

· 7:00 pm:  Session Meeting


Wednesday  April 22nd

· 6:00 pm:  Prayer Service

· 7:00 pm:  Bell Choir Rehearsal – Joyful Bells


Sunday, April 26th

· 9:15 am: Sunday School & Choir Rehearsal

· 10:30 am: Worship

· 11:30 am: Worship Ministry Group Meeting


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