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First Presbyterian Church of Sussex

Last updated 9/13/2015

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The Deacons’ Fund for September  will go to Ginnie’s House.  Please give generously!

We are pleased to announce that the Deacons are going to begin visiting with members of the church!  We will be offering our time and company to anyone interested.  At your request, we will contact you to arrange a time and place (typically your home J).  We also encourage you to let us know of people who would appreciate a visit.  We look forward to a friendly visit with you!  Contact Phil Hardin at (201) 602-5445 for further information.

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?  Pastor Amy is 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 leads a discussion on the upcoming Sunday’s Scripture lesson; and every Sunday, 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 is 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!

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!

Care Package Ministry:  Please e-mail Marion Kopec at mkopec6841@aol.com with names and addresses of college students (full-time, part-time, away or local, degree, undergrad, or advanced, etc.), using “Care Package Ministry” in the subject line.  We will be collecting items, in quantities of 10, to be sent to our college students.  Regardless of home or away, we want to show them our support.  Suggested items include:  cookies, candies, mints, gum, chips, popcorn, flashlights, toothbrush/paste, post-its, etc.  A more complete list is available on the table in the narthex.  If you don’t have time to shop, cash donations are appreciated as well, and the items will be bought for you.  Also, monetary donations will help with the cost for mailing the boxes.  Thank you for your help with this project.

Being Thankful:  This year in our Sunday Morning Adult Group, we will spend our time on being thankful.  We have picked out a 52-week devotional book titled, Thankful, Practicing the Grace of Gratitude, by Karen Moore.  On Sunday mornings, we will discuss which devotion from the week helped us or actually made us thankful for what we have.  At the beginning of each week, there is an inspiring, scripture-based message and a devotion.  So please come and join us on Sunday mornings at 9:15 a.m., and let us be thankful for what God has given us.  If you would like a book, I have five now for $11.00 each.  There is also a Kindle version for $6.99.  If you want to come and are unable to buy the book, let me know and I can make a copy for you.


Notes From the Aluminum Can Ministry:  Thanks to your support, 1,800 aluminum cans were turned into dollars the other day at the local salvage center!  We can always use more cans.  Please leave them in the plastic pail next to the church parking lot; or leave them off at Walt Houck’s house, 121 Main Street, Sussex; or contact Walt at 973-875-7412/njbanjo@aol.com for him to pick them up.  Rinse the cans, please, so momma bear doesn’t get to the cans first!

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 

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

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This Week’s Schedule










Thursday, October 1st

· 1:00 pm: Bible Study


Sunday, October 4th

· 9:15 am: Sunday School / Choir Rehearsal

· 10:30 am: Worship

· 11:30 am: Sermon Discussion