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COME TO CHURCH THIS SUNDAY – THE FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER!

 

This Sunday we will observe Mothers’ Day and Blanket Sunday.

“We Are The Hands Of Christ” – Blanket Sunday – May 14th – is an opportunity for PCAT members and friends to help those in need.  Each $10.00 donation will provide a warm, comforting blanket.  Please make checks payable to PCAT and add “blankets” on the memo line.  Using the Church World Service envelop for cash and check donations will allow us to identify can credit your annual giving account.  Thank you! “Christ Has No Hands Except Our Own”

Rev. Lindner will preach on “Defining Our Tribe.”

Scholarship

Application forms are now available in the church office.  The deadline for returning forms is Friday, June 9.

Presby Readers

Sunday, May 21 is the new date for PresbyReaders to meet to discuss A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW.  There’s still time to read this delightful book and join in the discussion.

Moving and Staying

Rev. Lindner wants the congregation to be aware that with her son’s family moving to Connecticut, she is downsizing and selling her home.  Her role as our Pastor is not affected, but she wanted you to know when you see a “For Sale” sign.

Please SAVE THE DATE: Sunday, June 4, is the date of our joint church picnic with the Grace & Love Church.

 

The Presbyterian Church at Tenafly

55 Magnolia Avenue

Tenafly, NJ 07670

201-567-0111 / Fax: 201-567-0529

www.pcat.ws

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The Pastor's Pen

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THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH AT TENAFLY                   

 

For Every Heart a Home

Volume 7, Issue 2                                                                                                                                                 April/May 2017

THE PASTOR’S PEN

In the twenty-third chapter of Leviticus, God instructs Moses to set apart a Day of Atonement for the Israelites.  On that day, the people are to worship God by fasting, prayer, repentance for their sins, and in doing acts of charity for those in need.  Our Jewish neighbors retain this custom each year as they observe Yom Kippur.

The early church with its Jewish heritage adopted many of the practices associated with Yom Kippur as it began to shape the season of Lent.  As we begin to prepare our hearts and minds for the observance of Jesus’ Passion and ultimately the joy of Easter, we do well to observe a period of quiet reflection about our own lives.

In these days of preparation, we can think, again, about our own habits, routines, and lifestyles.  Do we live in ways that demonstrate the love of God in Jesus Christ? From what thoughts and deeds do we need to repent?  How might each of us find one new way to draw closer to God in this season of Lent?

Perhaps there is a strained relationship for which you might hit the “re-set” button this season.  Perhaps it is time to address a pattern of behavior in which you are less than who you are when you are your best self.

As children, many of us “gave up something for Lent.”  Usually, this was something like chocolate, or cake and cookies.  In adulthood, it is not so much what we “give up” as it is a matter of taking on something for Lent.  In our prayerful reflection, may each of us find a way to draw closer through greater generosity, prayerful reflection or amendment of life.

In the Jewish community, it is not uncommon to wish each other a “good fast” for Yom Kippur.  I wish each of you “a good Lent” that you may know ever more fully the joy of Easter this year.

Blessings for the journey,

 

Eileen

 

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Upcoming Events

Sat May 27, 2017 @10:00AM - 01:00PM
AA
Sun May 28, 2017 @ 9:15AM -
Choir Rehearsal
Thu Jun 01, 2017 @ 8:00PM - 09:30PM
Essence Group - Thursday Evening
Sun Jun 04, 2017 @10:30AM - 10:30AM
Communion Sunday

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