NO Holiday Market this year

at the Rockaway Reformed Church

From 2009 to 2016 the Rockaway Reformed Church in Whitehouse Station held an annual Holiday Market on the first Saturday in December.

This was a highlight of the season for many of our neighbors. But with key volunteers unavailable to help prepare, we decided not to have the Holiday Market this yearStay tuned for next year. More...

 Sunday, November 19th
Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

10:00am Worship & Sunday School

    I'm With Her

    Women lead. See Deborah "the judge" in the reading: Judges 4:1-7

    Women suffer abuse by the powerful, and by the silence of others. See the news.

    They say, "We have had more than enough of contempt. Our soul has had more than its fill of the scorn of those who are at ease, of the contempt of the proud" (Psalm 123).

    Matthew's Gospel challenges us not to bury the treasure entrusted to us: (Matthew 25:14-30). 

    Even the treasure of women's voices and leadership? 

    All parties and institutions, including the church, have buried bad behavior for the sake of institutional stability. At what cost?

    In the Spirit of the Lord, I aim to say, "I'm with her, and her, and her too."
- David Ruisard

This Sunday's Scripture Readings
Season after Pentecost
Year A
First* reading and PsalmSecond readingGospel
Proper 28 (33)
Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
November 19, 2017

Judges 4:1-7

Psalm 123

1 Thessalonians Matthew 25:14-30

Operation Christmas Child.

Special Thanks to our church family for their tremendous donations to Operation Christmas Child.
Because of your generous gifts, 
44 shoeboxes
 are on their way to bless children around the world through Operation Christmas Child.  A Very Special Thanks for your outpouring of Love & Prayer!! This Christmas, 44 more children will hear the God’s Good News of Great Joy.  This is above & beyond, last year’s collection of 13 shoeboxes.  Praise God from whom all blessings flow!

Sunday School this week

                                            Annette will be leading Sunday school.  

Sunday, Nov 12th, was our Stewardship Sunday
  • We praised the God who gives ("free refills"). 
  • We blessed and prayed over more than 25 Christmas Child shoeboxes of gifts that are now on their journey to bless children around the world.
          • And many of your friends offered to God their estimate of giving” for the coming year. 
You are STEWARDS of God's gifts and the church's main source of financial support.
Thank you for your faithful giving and helping us share God’s love and grace!

                                                           By the way, so far in 2017...
          • our church's offerings are higher than last year
          • our overall income is higher than last year
          • our expenses are lower than last year
          • and we are anticipating God's future for us.
The Pledge:
While interacting with members of my own faith, or ethnic, or gender community, or with others, if I hear hateful comments from anyone about members of any other community, I pledge to stand up for the other and speak up to challenge bigotry in any form.

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