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First Presbyterian Church of Sussex

Last updated 6/30/2015

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The Deacons’ Fund for July  will go to Father John’s Animal House in Lafayette. Please give generously!

Summer Hours -- Mark Your Calendars!!:  Our worship service will begin at 9:30 a.m. through August 30th.

2015-2016 Sunday School Registration Form:  Click here to download form and mail to Ashley Ziccardi

The Afternoon Women’s Group is hosting an Ice Cream Social on Sunday, July 19th, after the worship service, in honor of National Ice Cream Day.  Mark your calendars and plan to join us!

Lawn Mowing Help Is Needed!!:  A sign-up sheet for lawn mowing is on the table in the Narthex.  Please sign up for the week(s) that is/are good for you.  A lawn mower is available in the Manse garage.  Ask Sharon or Pastor Amy for the key to the garage.  Teens are also encouraged to sign up.  This is a great community service project for school, scouts, etc.  The Buildings & Grounds Committee has purchased a lawn tractor for the church as an incentive to have more people volunteer to mow the lawn and to make it as comfortable as possible.  The total cost is $500.  If you would like to donate money towards this purchase as a way of offsetting the cost of the lawn tractor, please mark your check to this effect.  You may send your check, payable to First Presbyterian Church of Sussex, to Janet Hayzler, Depositing Treasurer, 96 Holland Road, Wantage, NJ  07461, or place it in the offering plate.  Thanks so much for your consideration in this matter!

Vacation Bible School:  The First Presbyterian Church of Branchville invites you to register for their Vacation Bible School, which will be held Monday, July 26th- Friday, July 31st, from 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon.  The theme will be “God’s Backyard Bible Camp-Under the Sun”.  Please call 973-948-3495 or email the church secretary at presbsec@ptd.net to register (free).

New Bible Study:  The Book of Acts gives us a glimpse of the struggle and growth the first followers of Christ underwent as they formed and reformed as a community of faith.  They were the first learners of what it means to be church.  We are part of the current generation learning this same lesson; what does it mean to be a community of faith?  This summer, Pastor Amy will be preaching on the Book of Acts, and you will have two opportunities to dig deeper into the Book of Acts.  Every Thursday at 1:00 p.m., Pastor Amy will lead a discussion on the upcoming Sunday’s Scripture lesson.  Starting June 28th, and every Sunday after, stay after worship for 40 minutes to continue the discussion started by the sermon.  With your church family, share what you felt, heard, and experienced in worship and what you feel the Spirit asking you do.  All are invited to grow closer to God and to your brothers and sisters in Christ as together we study the Book of Acts.  Come, Holy Spirit, Come!

Don’t Forget!!:  Summer and vacations are quickly approaching.  Please remember to keep up with your contribution.  If you pay your bills using online banking, consider scheduling your weekly or monthly giving like other regular payments.  This will greatly assist with our cash flow, which is historically an issue during the summer.

Ink Cartridge Recycling:  Help the church and help the environment.  It will take 450+ years for an ink cartridge to decompose.  Ninety-seven percent of a cartridge is recyclable.  Thank you to those who have brought in your ink cartridges.  Keep them coming!  The recycling company will send the church a check, which will be used toward church expenses.  There has been a request for recycling toner, which is being investigated, so please hold on to toner cartridges.  A black, cardboard, ink recycling box is in the narthex

Please Help!:  Yes, you too can help keep Walter Houck busy and out of trouble!!  He’s started up a new fundraiser for the church:  he’s collecting aluminum cans for recycling.  If you can help, please drop off your aluminum cans at the collection point in the church parking lot.  You can drop them off at his house (121 Main Street, Sussex), or you can call him (973-875-7412) or the church (973-875-4760) to make arrangements for him to come get them.  Please rinse your cans out so that momma bear and her cubs won’t drop by for a snack!  If you can crush the cans, that will be a help, but not a necessity.  Thank you for your support of this vital new ministry.

21 Unionville Avenue

Sussex, NJ 07461


(973) 875-4760



Worship Service: 9:30 am

Rev. Amy Lawrence Pastor

(973) 534-7479 - cell






Chancel Flowers:

 Joanne Cosh

(973) 875—2204 

United in God’s love,  Dedicated to God’s service

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This Week’s Schedule









Monday, July 13th

· 6:30 pm: Prayer Service


Tuesday, July 14th

· 7:00 pm: Deacon’s Meeting


Thursday, July 16th

· 1:00 pm: Bible Study


Sunday, July 19th

· 9:30 am: Worship

· 10:30 am: Sermon Discussion / Ice Cream Social