APRIL AT THE OLD STONE CHURCH 2017

YOU ARE INVITED!

For adults, tweens, and members…

To answer your questions – about being a member of the 

Saddle River Reformed Church

Worshipping at the

Old Stone Church

Beginning on Sunday, April 2 after worship, Pastor Bob will begin series of conversations with those who would like to understand what it means to be a member of Christ’s Church and experience it with our congregation. 

The program will include discussions, movies, and even a couple of breakfasts.  The program ends on Sunday, May 21.  The following Sunday, May 28 will be the reception into membership for those who wish to be an active part the Old Stone Church fellowship and ministry. 

In the event after worship is not possible or if you cannot attend on a particular Sunday, please speak with Pastor Bob for alternative meeting time.

HOLY WEEK

Palm Sunday – April 9 – 10:00am

Maundy Thursday – April 13 – 7:30pm

Commemoration of the Last Supper on the night Jesus was betrayed.

Good Friday Meditation – April 14, 12pm- 3pm

This is a time of personal meditation, silence, and prayer.  At around 12:30pm, Pastor Bob will offer a short history of the Saddle River Reformed Church.

EASTER SUNRISE – 7:00am

This service begins at the northern section of the cemetery, weather permitting. Dress accordingly.

 

EASTER CELEBRATION – 10:00am

Join in this most sacred day in Christianity.  Share in the life changing promise and hope created in the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. 

 

April 2017 Newsletter

 

 

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MARCH AT THE OLD STONE CHURCH

ASH WEDNESDAY

March 1 – 7:30pm

Sermon – Silence

Join in this time of prayer, meditation, and reflection.  Ashes will be offered at the end of worship

St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon

Sunday, March 12

After Worship

Corned Beef, Cabbage, Soda Bread, and more.

Please call 201-327-5242 to let us know you are attending

Communion on March 5

Ordination and Installation of Mary Vitiello for the office of Deacon

 

Newsletter March 2017

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January 2017 – Happy New Year

History of the Hopper African American Cemetery In Upper Saddle River

January 24 @ 7:00 PM8:30 PM

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Did you know that New Jersey was the last state to abolish slavery in the North? Would you have guessed that experts say there may be more than 100 people buried in the Hopper African American Cemetery? And it is just one of many private cemeteries for African Americans that existed in Upper Saddle River.

Join the USR Historical Society on Tuesday, January 24 at 7 p.m. at the USR Library as The Rev. Robert Fretz shares the history of the Hopper African American Cemetery. Rev. Fretz began a project to restore the cemetery in 2008. It was delayed when severe damage was done by Hurricane Sandy and was finally completed this year with the help of Daniel Hynes who chose it as his Eagle Scout project.

Come learn some facts about the enslaved African Americans and their descendants who helped to settle the Saddle River Valley — and about the little cemetery on a hill that speaks to the part they played. All are welcome

http://northernhighlands.dailyvoice.com/neighbors/upper-saddle-river-pastor-resurrects-historic-slave-cemetery/695504/

 

 

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