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Wyoming Presbyterian Church

Millburn, New Jersey

Lenten Study 2020

ADULT EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES

Lent begins with Ash Wednesday, February 26 so our study will be begin Sunday March 1 from 12:30-1:30 pm for 5 Sundays. Because of Covid-19 the next few weeks will take place with ZOOM.

If you would like to participate email Jon Reese for instructions. jonreese2@verizon.net

The study will be based on Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi by Amy-Jill Levine.

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Instructions for Living a Life

“Instructions for living a life:

Pay attention.

Be astonished.

Tell about it.”

–Mary Oliver

“Sometimes,” Devotions

            It’s that time of year for Christians around the globe to enter the season of Lent.  People from the outside might seem perplexed.  Why do Christians put ashes on their foreheads and fast for 40 days?  Why not just do a good juice cleanse and call it a day?

            You know as well as I do that the world isn’t what moves so quickly–it’s us humans. Here in the Northeast we have become particularly adept at maximizing our time and our family’s schedules, as well.  We all do this maybe because tacitly we know that time is one of our most precious resources and we don’t get back once we’ve used it.

            And so we have the season of Lent help us put it all into perspective.  Those ashes that go on our foreheads remind us of our mortality—from dust we have come and to dust we shall return.  If you hadn’t thought of it lately, it’s your annual wakeup call.  This life is it—so take inventory, reflect, breathe in and out, and pray. In fact, why not take 40 days to do so, like Noah on the Arc or Jesus in the wilderness.  Lent is our invitation to slow down and to live intentionally. Lent helps us prepare for the one who turns death on its head, for the one promises more than dust, but instead true and abundant life.

Here are just a few opportunities to join in and do the work of reflection together as a community:

  • Adult Education: “Short Stories by Jesus,” Sundays during Lent at 12:30 pm
  • Ash Wednesday Worship Service, 7 pm in the Sanctuary
  • Holy Week Special Services

Lent is a time for us to do just what poet Mary Oliver charges us with in her poetry: Pay attention, be astonished, tell about it.”  If you hear that annual wake up call, you are always welcome to pause and reflect during this season of Lent at Wyoming Presbyterian Church.

Grace and peace,

Rev. Caroline Steinemann Unzaga

Interim Pastor, Wyoming Presbyterian Church

Holy Week

Palm Sunday

April 5th 10:00 am   

Children’s Palm Parade opens worship to celebrate Jesus’s triumphant entry into Jerusalem

Maundy Thursday

April 9th 7:30 pm  

A time for fellowship and food to commemorate and the Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles

Good Friday

April 10th 12:00 pm

Contemplative Worship | Come, recall in sober tones, Jesus’ last earthly hours.

Easter Sunday

April 12th 10:00 am

A Joyous celebration to honor the central event of our faith.

Following worship, there is a time for Fellowship with an Egg Hunt for all children.

Congregational Life: A Review of 2019

December 31, 2019 we ended a year and we entered a new decade. Although too much happened to go over in detail, here are a few highlights

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Food Drive for M.E.N.D.

What Can I Do To Help?  
Fill a grocery store reusable bag or other type of bag (with handles) with the non-perishable items listed below.  In order to keep the MEND volunteers safe and prevent them from having to assemble bags we will donate complete bags for immediate distribution.

  • We recognize some items are hard to find.  If possible, join with neighbors or friends to complete one or more bags. Or make a reasonable substitute.  
  • We really want to give complete bags since that is what is needed most. But if you cannot donate a complete bag, then MEND will accept donations of these 4 items: Peanut Butter, Rice, Cereal or Shelf Stable Milk (only one type to a bag) For example, a bag of cereals, a bag of jars of Peanut Butter etc.

Where and When:  
Bring bag(s) to the Linden side of Wyoming church on Saturday, May 16th between10 and 12.  We will practice social distancing and you will not need to get out of your car. MEND volunteers will remove bag(s) from your trunk and put bags directly into their vehicle.

  • If you cannot bring your donation, please contact Berit Perit at 908 392 1563 or beritperi@hotmail.com to arrange a pick up outside your front door.
  • The church will remain closed throughout May so please do not  drop food off at any other time.  

Non-perishable Food Needed:  NO GLASS Containers

  • soup
  • tuna
  • canned beans (red, black, kidney, chickpeas) 
  • Mac and Cheese
  • tomato sauce
  • canned green vegetables (peas, beans etc.)
  • canned fruit or applesauce (no glass jars)
  • peanut butter
  • pasta or rice
  • cereal  or Oatmeal i.e. Cheerios, Special K, Raisin Bran, Shredded Wheat (please no high sugar cereal)  
  • shelf-stable milk or powdered milk (preferably whole milk)

Fish & Chips Dinner

WPC Appalachian High School Mission Team’s Fish & Chips Supper / Fundraiser on Sunday, March 8th

Reservations are now closed.

Catered by Tastefully British and served to you by members of the 2020 Mission Trip Team
Questions: Debbie Wright dwright_hk@yahoo.com or contact her to be placed on a waiting list.

Sunday 4/5/2020

Out of an abundance of caution, on this Palm Sunday, our sanctuary will be closed for public worship. You can tune in to a live feed of the service with music and a message at 10:00 am on Facebook Live 

SUNDAY WORSHIP | 10:00 am 

SERMON

The Rev. Caroline Steinemann Unzaga

SCRIPTURE: Matthew 20:1-16

MUSIC

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Help make bag lunches for a local Feeding Program

HOUSE OF MERCY MISSION SANDWICH MAKING

Friday, March 27 at 7:00 p.m. in the church kitchen:  Join us to make sandwiches and bag 120 lunches. Other ways to help from home:  bake and individually wrap brownies or write encouraging notes to be included in each lunch bag.

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Ash Wednesday 2/26 The Entry into Lent

Ash Wednesday Worship – 7:00 pm

A prayerful entry into Lent with the imposition of ashes.

Be there from the beginning.

The Message: The Rev. Caroline Steinemann Unzaga

The Music: Roberta Butler, soloist

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