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Wyoming Presbyterian Church

432 Wyoming Avenue | Millburn, New Jersey 07041

Sunday Worship 11/29 10 am

1st SUNDAY in Advent (11/29) 10:00 am
SERMON The Rev. Caroline Steinemann Unzaga
SCRIPTURE: 

MUSIC: Jon Reese

LITURGIST

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Mission Christmas Giving

When:  Today until Nov 25th (new date)

Christmas GivingAlthough the holiday season will look much different for all of us this year, we would like to continue with our Christmas Giving program.  We have reached out to the Newark preschool that we have partnered with for the last 10 years to sponsor their students once again.  From their principal  “We are always honored and humbled to be not only thought of by you and the congregation but truly blessed to be recipients of your sponsorship for Christmas.”  
The school is 100% remote for students but the staff comes in everyday.  They will be able to set up a tent with teaching staff and family workers to distribute and have parents come and pick up the gift bags on a scattered schedule to make sure everyone is safe.  It will be a welcome surprise as many preschoolers have had a tough time with remote learning.
What you can do: Help us buy gifts for 105 students! 

Online shopping: We have set up 2 registries with gift ideas:

1. Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/18EMWN3DYZVUJ?ref_=wl_share

2. Target:  http://tgt.gifts/wyomingchurchchristmasgiving

Please go to one of the sites and buy gifts for the kids. You can select from the registry or pick out something else. (If you buy a gift not on the registry, please email Susan Johnson at susangalbraithjohnson@gmail.com so we can keep track).  We suggest 2 gifts per child, (approximately $30 total)  a main gift toy and a stuffed animal.  But whatever you can do is fine.  We will be able to sort out the toys before we take them to Newark. You are welcome to buy for as many kids as you want.
The registries are set up to ship the gifts directly to the church.  If you pick up the gifts or have them sent to you, please drop them at the church by November 20.
We will assemble the gift bags at the church and will deliver them to the Newark school.
Cash/check donations are always accepted if you do not want to shop.  Please mark your donation for the Christmas Giving Program and send it to the church.

Timing: Shopping early is key!!  Toys will go fast this year so please buy the gifts online by November 25.  We need time to sort and assemble the bags, do extra shopping etc.

Thank you for bringing some Christmas fun to the Early Childhood Center of the North Ward.
From the Christmas Mission Sub-Committee:

From the Christmas Mission Sub-Committee:

Susan Johnson susangalbraithjohnson@gmail.com 

Kay Britton  Kayzie2@aol.com   

Thanksgiving Dinner prep for HOMM

This is our annual Thanksgiving dinner prep that we do for House of Mercy Mission. This Covid year we will only prepare the food and hand it off to their staff outside their church. Pastor Tilly asked that we deliver the food by 10AM (on Saturday Nov. 21st) . Our aim is to make enough to serve 120! Can you help?

THANK YOU to all who volunteered whether to cook, carve or drive. We were fully subscribed. There will be a lot of grateful people this Thanksgiving!

Going… going… the Pumpkins are gone! But we are still collecting coats of all sizes

WHERE DO THE PROCEEDS GO?

  • 100 % of the proceeds from the Pumpkin Patch benefit WPC mission and outreach projects. This year the Mission committee has decided to concentrate our support on  food insecurity (ECHH, IHN MEND, etc.)
  • COAT COLLECTION: In conjunction with the PP we are also running a coat collection. As the weather begins to turn the need for warm coats will become urgent. There will be a rack rolled out each day on which to hang your gently used, clean coats

As John the Baptist was preparing the way for Jesus, he instructed the crowd before him, “Whoever has two coats must share with anyone who has none; and whoever has food must do likewise.”  Luke 3:11

A Thank You to the Community

Thank You for purchasing your pumpkin from Wyoming Presbyterian Church.  This pumpkin started life about 100 days ago on a farm on the Navajo Indian Reservation in Farmington, NM.   Great care has been taken in the planting, growing and harvesting to ensure that you have purchased a quality pumpkin with a long shelf life.  Nearly 100% of our farm workforce is Native American.  We believe it is very important to use domestic labor as the unemployment rate in this region is over 40%.  This project and others like it create roughly 25 full time jobs and 550 seasonal jobs for Native Americans.   Your pumpkin is a non-GMO product.  After ripening, this pumpkin was hand loaded on a truck and traveled all the way to the Pumpkin Patch of WPC, where 100% of the proceeds go to mission and outreach programs that work to ameliorate food insecurity.  This pumpkin has helped a lot of people on its way. Treat it nicely!

FALL YARD CLEANUP

🍁FALL YARD CLEANUP Saturday November 7th 9am – Noontime. We will meet at the church at 9am and then divide up into 2 groups: manse and church. Bring  gloves. Eye protection is highly recommended. Wheelbarrows would be nice. Extra pruning shears, rakes and shovels, and of course, facemasks. Kirk Sohr kwsohr@gmail.com

A Pop-up Bible Study of the Book of Mark

ADULT BIBLE STUDY:  Meetings take place by Zoom on Sundays at 12:30 pm. Office Hours Bible Study: The Book of Mark will begin on November 8th. Week #1: What is a Gospel?

Click HERE to watch video #3 and then join the discussion on Sunday 11/29. Teaching and Power (Mark 4:1-8:21) with Rev. Dr. Raquel Lettsome

Click HERE to watch video #2 and then join the discussion on Sunday 11/22.  The Beginning of the Gospel (Mark 1-3) with Dr. Karoline Lewis         

Click HERE to watch video #1 and then join the discussion on Sunday 11/8.  

If you would like to join this lively discussion, email wyomingpres@gmail.com to request an invite.

Thank you to Brennan Breed and Chris Holmes for offering these inspiring dialogues on the Book of Mark, at a time when regular in-person Bible study is not possible.

Food Collection Sat. 9/26 10am-Noon

A Fall Food Drive: Saturday, Sept. 26th between 10 AM and 12:00 noon Donate: one or more of any of the items below. Put them in reusable bag(s) or double bags so they can be easily carried. No glass jars, please!

  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Breakfast cereal
  • Canned tuna
  • Pasta/pasta sauce
  • Canned vegetables/soups
  • Rice
  • Kids snacks
  • Canned fruit/fruit cups
  • Beans
  • Oatmeal
  • Juice
  • Shelf stable milk
  • Laundry detergent
  • Paper towels/toilet paper
  • Toiletries – shampoo, soap, deodorant, toothpaste, etc.

Where: Bring donations to Wyoming Presbyterian Church, 432 Wyoming Ave, Millburn. Volunteers will unload your bags. Food will be delivered to the Millburn Food Pantry.If you are going away that weekend but want to donate early, contact Ann Schwenke at ann.schwenke@gmail.com. Can’t shop? Send funds to Wyoming Church and we will shop for you.

A PRAYER FROM THE PC (USA):

God of all creation, our hearts are broken over the destruction and loss we remember this day. And we acknowledge, O Lord, that on that day of human carnage yours was the first heart to break. In our remembering, may we stand with those who mourn and those who cannot stop mourning. Through remembering, may we find new comfort in your care. In our remembering may we be drawn to a new hope for the whole world, and may we gain for ourselves a measure of your peace.

You who can turn the shadow of night into the bright promise of a new day, empower us to shape a world marked by ways of life that lead to justice and peace for all peoples. Fashion in us a people who are more ready to grow in understanding than eager to judge those who are different from us. Form us as a people determined to heal wounds rather than inflict them.

We pray at last that you would cultivate such love in us that we may reach out in compassion to all those who are still wounded by the events of that day; and in seeking to heal others, may we experience a love that makes us whole. This we pray in the strong name of Jesus our Christ. Amen

FROM 2011

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