BLESSED ADVENT and MERRY CHRISTMAS
The Old Stone Church will be open every Sunday Morning at 10:00AM for Worship – including Christmas Day. Christmas Eve Family Worship is at 5:00PM. The traditional Candlelight Worship Service is at 8:00PM. I hope you will join us in celebrating the Advent and Christmas Season in our early American sanctuary. We are an open and affirming congregation sharing the Good News of Jesus. to live our lives as Jesus would live our lives in our community. If you have any questions about worship, who we are, and what we do, please call me, Pastor Bob Fretz at 201-788-6601. If you see me around town at Elmer’s, Fresh Market, or Home Depot – feel free to say hi. You will know it’s me driving around in my red pick-up truck or my tan motorcycle.
Peace and Blessings at Christmas
Pastor Bob Fretz
Community Christmas Carol Sing and Pageant
Sunday, December 11 – 10:00am
Followed by Christmas Brunch in Fellowship Hall
Saturday, December 24
Family Worship – 5:00pm
The Nativity, Carols and traditional Dutch Gifts (oranges and guilders – chocolate coins) are part of the evening celebration. Even the story of St. Nicholas comes to life as a Christian Saint sharing the Good News.
Traditional Candlelight Communion – 8:00PM
This traditional service within the setting of an early American church shares the history of faith and the celebration of Christmas as God’s gift to us. We receive grace and love that is best shared to all. The Lord’s Supper is open to all baptized Christians.
Sunday Worship – 10:00 AM
A SEASON OF GRATITUDE
November is the month we celebrate the national holiday of Thanksgiving. It is not a holiday based on battles, politics, or even particular religious observance. It is a time we as a nation can gather together and give thanks. As Christians, we see our gratitude going towards the blessings and strength God has given to us as he has called us to live as His children, adopted through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.
Within our congregation, we see this as a time to offer our gifts and talents to the mission of the Church of Jesus Christ. What we offer and how we offer it depends on our ability to answer the question “Why do we offer our gifts and talents?”
Take time to read this month’s newsletter to see the Season of Thanksgiving sermon series and the scriptures that lead us to the answer to ‘Why’.
Sunday, November 6 – Turn Clocks Back One Hour.
Wednesday Morning Adult Bible Study – 10AM – Lounge, Church Offices
Boy Scout Spaghetti Dinner – Election Day – Nov. 8 – 4:30pm to 8pm Fellowship Hall
Sew’n Sew (Women’s Craft Group – all welcome) Friday, Nov. 18 – 10am – Lounge
1st Sunday of Advent – Nov. 27