Saddle River Reformed-Worship

Sacraments

Baptism

Baptism is the entrance into the Church of Jesus Christ and is offered to those who affirm their trust that Jesus is their only Lord and Savior. Infants and children of congregational members are eligible for Baptism as part of the covenant God has made with his people. Parents who are members of another congregation may request Baptism for their child at the Old Stone Church. This request is presented to the Board of Elders. Contact our minister through the church office for more information.

The Last Supper

The Lord’s Supper was instituted by Jesus at the final meal with his disciples. The elements of bread* and wine** are offered as signs and seals of the promise that this meal is a feast of remembrance, communion, and hope. Communion is offered on the first Sunday of every month. All baptized members of Christian churches are welcome to share in this sacrament. The Celebration of Communion service is usually the first Sunday of the month. *Bread – we offer gluten free communion wafers **The wine we use is non-alcoholic. We do this so everyone may use both elements without fear of allergic reactions, drug interactions, or other problems triggered by alcoholic beverages.

Services

Weddings

Weddings are celebrated at The Old Stone Church as a sacred event.  Weddings are open to couples who seek a Christian wedding and have obtained the appropriate license from the State of New Jersey through the local health departments of their communities or in Upper Saddle River.  Our minister conducts all weddings (unless unavailable for the date).   If music is requested, the couple needs to contact our organist to make the appropriate arrangements. If you want to have a wedding at the Old Stone Church, it is best to contact our minister to schedule before reserving a hall for the reception.  Only one wedding is performed on any given day of the week.  The fee schedule is available from the office.   If you have any questions, please call the church office (201-327-5242).

Funerals

Funerals at The Old Stone Church are available to anyone who seeks a Christian funeral service.  Our minister conducts the service unless unavailable.  Either the family or the funeral home can make the arrangements for the service.  There are various fees associated with funerals: Use of the Sanctuary, Minister, Organist, Soloist & Sexton. Our minister will also conduct funeral services at funeral homes and graveside. Contact the office (201-327-5242) for more information.

Music and Choir

The Austin organ is a 5 rank, 2 manual instrument with 2 ½ octaves of foot pedals.  It was installed in 1972. The piano is a Sohmer console.

The Choir sings from the rear balcony of the Sanctuary, where the piano and organ are also situated.  The superb acoustics enhance both solo and group vocal performances.

 New singers and instrumentalists are welcome.  Contact the church office (201-327-5242) to be put in touch with our Organist/Choir Director.

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