THE PASTOR’S PEN...
Dear Members and Friends of New Hackensack Reformed
The month of October is filled with many opportunities
here at New Hackensack. First and foremost is our worship services on
Sunday mornings. (Please see page 2 of this newsletter to see the
October calendar of Sunday worship).
First, we will share in the Lord’s Supper on World
Communion Sunday on October 7th.
We will also begin our fall stewardship campaign on October 7th
as we hear from our stewardship chair Elder
Dave Merte during worship. Dave will introduce this year’s theme, as
well as introduce our first Consecration speaker.
Then on October 14th,
we will hear from one of our college members who was on a missionary
trip this past summer. My message that day is entitled, “How Hard it is
to be a Disciple of Jesus.”
The following Sunday, October 21st,
we will have our Annual Consecration Sunday followed by a luncheon. On
that day, we will be blessed to have the Rev. Amy Nyland, our New York
Synod Executive Pastor as our special guest. Most of you remember that
the Rev. Nyland was our Consecration Sunday preacher last year. We all
enjoyed her message and look forward to having her back with us again.
In other news, our new youth group director, Trish
Corbett will be meeting with our youth and coming up with a very active
schedule for the fall. It is a joy to welcome Trish to our staff. Also,
our Sunday School program is off to a great start with an average of 35
children in attendance every Sunday. Kris Rice is such a dedicated
Sunday School Director, and has a very dedicated group of teachers who
faithfully welcome our children every Sunday.
Please read through this newsletter, and know that you
are invited to attend any of the ongoing activities here at New
Hackensack Reformed Church. I am reminded of our 250th church logo,
“Honoring the Past, Serving God in the Present, and Following God into
I look forward to following God in the future with you!!
Rev. Keith W. Tamlyn