First Presbyterian Church of Sussex

Last updated 2/10/2016

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From the DeaconsFor February, our Deacons’ Fund will go to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice.  Please give generously!

From Pastor Amy:  My new hours began January 1st.  This is a new experience for all of us.   I will be working Sunday-Tuesday; BUT I am always available for spiritual and pastoral emergencies.  My cell number is 973-534-7479.

Deacon Visits: 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).  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.

Lenten Bible Study: Join with members from several of the local churches and explore the ways and means of prayer during Lent.  The first class will be held on February 15th, and will be led by Fr. David Rude.  We will explore the role of faith in prayer.  Prayer through music and praying through the newspaper and centering prayer will also be gathering topics.  The Church of the Good Shepherd in Wantage will host these gatherings every Monday evening from February 15th-March 21st.  A light dinner will be provided at 6:00 p.m., with the lesson starting at 7:00 p.m.   If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Amy.

Are You Up For a Challenge?:  The High School and Jr. High students would like you to join them in a 90-day Bible Challenge.  Can you do it?  Read the whole Bible in 90 days?  It’s not too late to join us if you want to catch up!  Please see Pastor Amy for more details or if you have any questions.

Bible Challenge:  A small group discussion on the week’s Bible readings will be held after the service each Sunday.  Come with your questions, discoveries, and encourage each other!

All-Ministry Group Meeting: Session has decided to hold the first All-Ministry Group meeting on Sunday, February 28th, after worship in an effort to coordinate activities that involve multiple ministry groups and encourage interaction among the groups.  If you would like to work on a committee or wish to sit in on the meeting, please plan to attend.  If successful, these meetings will be held periodically throughout the year.

2016 Per Capita:  Each Presbyterian Church (USA) is billed a yearly assessment to pay the operating costs of the General Assembly, Synod, and Presbytery.  This year, the assessment is $34.00 for each member.  To ease the burden on the church, we are again asking that each member who is able to do so, pay his/her assessment.  The special blue envelope in your offering envelopes box may be used for this contribution.  Please make checks payable to “First Presbyterian Church of Sussex” and put “Per Capita” on the memo line.  You may mail it to the Depositing Treasurer, Janet Hayzler, 96 Holland Road, Wantage, NJ 07461, or place it in the offering plate on any Sunday.

Faith Community Health Partnership:  In the event you are hospitalized in a hospital that is part of the Atlantic Health Care System (Newton, Morristown, Hackettstown, Chilton in Pompton Plains, or Overlook in Summit), one of the first questions asked is whether you would like your faith community to be notified.  If your answer would be yes, you can expedite the process by filling out a registration form that will be put into the Atlantic Health Care Database.  Thus, if you are hospitalized, the system would already be in place.  Pastor Amy or a deacon would be visiting or contacting you to render support to you and your family.  If you wish to participate in this optional program, please fill out the form at the link below and return it to Phil Hardin or the church office.  Click Here for Form

Your Church Family Cares:  Is there an impending surgery, a personal loss, or some issue or event that is troubling you?  Please know that your church family is available to help and support you with a phone call or a visit from a Deacon or Pastor, or just some company in a time of need.  We are just a phone call away!  Please leave a personal message for Pastor Amy (973-534-7479) or Deacon Phil Hardin (201-602-5445).

Plain Change Ministry:  Please continue to empty your pockets/ purses to help our neighbors in need.  Thank you for your support!

2016 Church EnvelopesThe 2016 church offering envelopes are available.  Please take yours home with you.  Also, if you see a neighbor’s envelopes, please take them and drop them off.

2016 Calendars:  Pinkel Funeral Home has generously donated scenic calendars with our church info on it.  Please feel free to take home as many as you’d like.  They are located in the Narthex

Aluminum Can Recycling:  Thanks for your continued support of our aluminum can initiative—another 75 pounds of cans were cashed in last week!

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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Sunday, February 14th

· 9:15 am: Sunday School

· 9:15 am: Choir Rehearsal

· 10:30 am: Worship

· 11:30 am: Bible Reading Discussion