THE PASTOR’S PEN...
Members and Friends of New Hackensack Reformed Church,
of our summer, and the beginning of another school year is upon us. I do
hope that everyone had a wonderful summer. The older I get, the more I
realize the importance of focusing on today. We can all worry about the
events of tomorrow.
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as
the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and to do not let
them be afraid.”
turning 63 this fall. And I have more years behind me than in front of
me. So, I want to make the most of the years before me. I begin this by
living one day at a time, now this is easier said than done. We can all
get caught up not only in the business of the fall with all its’
activities, but also in all the ‘what ifs’ that go through our minds.
have been many changes over the summer months for many of us. Loved ones
have passed away, children are now growing up (some going off to
college), job loss, medical issues, or financial setbacks. Our country
is going through challenges as well.
one reason why I feel it is so important to find connection with a
church family. We have such a ‘family’ here at New Hackensack. We listen
and support one another. However, we need to know of your situations so
we can offer support. One of the best ways to find this connection is to
join us in church on Sunday mornings. It is through our worship services
where we not only find connection with one another, but also a real
lasting connection with the Trinity. We believe in the Triune God – God
the Father, God’s son Jesus Christ, and the gift of the Holy Spirit.
invite you to read through this newsletter, and find some way to connect
with God, and also seek fellowship with one another.
Rev. Keith W. Tamlyn